How to Install Latte Dock via PPA in KUbuntu 16.04, 17.04

Latte Dock

Latte Dock is a new desktop dock for KDE Plasma Desktop. It’s more than an application launcher too as it can act as a total Plasma panel replacement.

Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and trys to be there only when it is needed.

Latte Dock Settings

Latte Dock Features:

  • Run multiple docks on one screen
  • Add and arrange Plasmoids
  • 5 different visibility modes, including Latte and dodge
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Various styles, including Unity and Plasma panel layouts
  • Transparency & blur effects
  • Zoom effects on mouse-over

How to Install Latte Dock via PPA in Kubuntu:

Rik Mills is maintaining the dock app in an unofficial PPA, with support for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10 so far.

This is a testing build PPA. No warranty or support at all. Use entirely at your risk! Check the PPA description.

1. Open terminal by searching for “Terminal” from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rikmills/latte-dock

Type in your password when prompts and hit Enter.

Latte Dock PPA

2. Then add the Kubuntu Backports PPA with required version of plasma-workspace:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

3. Check updates and install the dock app via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install latte-dock

Once installed, launch Latte-Dock from app menu, make it autostart, and customize its appearance and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove the software, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove latte-dock && sudo apt autoremove

And remove the PPA via commands:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:rikmills/latte-dock

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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