Dock Preferences
Dock Preferences

If you ever wanted not to show an application running in the background in the plank (dock) of elementary OS, it is simple to do that by changing the preferences. Let’s get started immediately.

Hide running Applications on the Plank

1. Press and hold the ‘Control’ key on the keyboard and right-click on the dock.

2. Select ‘Preferences’.

Dock Preferences
Dock Preferences

3. Click on ‘Behavior’ tab.

4. Toggle ‘Show Unpinned’ located under the section ‘Item Management’.

Dock Pereferences - Don't show Pinned Apps
Dock Pereferences – Don’t show Pinned Apps

5. That’s it. Any running, but unpinned programs will not be shown on the dock.

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