Disable Ubuntu Dock via terminal

With the latest versions of Ubuntu (mainly Ubuntu 20.04 and above), you can easily disable the Ubuntu Dock without using a third party GUI app. Use the Ubuntu Dock to set up your favorite or frequently used apps and launch them quickly. If you don’t like your desktop space or want to save it, you can easily disable it. By default it is on the left side of the screen. Dash to Panel fork.

Note: Do not try this on older versions of Ubuntu (Ubuntu 20.04 and below). The system may be damaged. Tested on Ubuntu 20.04.

Disable the Ubuntu Dock.

You can disable the Ubuntu Dock using the command line tools in your terminal. Open the command line terminal tool (ctrl + alt + t) and run the following command.

gnome-extensions list

Lists all gnome extensions installed on your device. here “[email protected]Is an Ubuntu Dock extension. Then run this command to disable the Dock.

gnome-extensions disable [email protected]

The dock will be disabled. If it still appears, restart Ubuntu.
If you still do not have a dock, you can use this command to put the dock back.

gnome-extensions enable [email protected]

Reboot Ubuntu.

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