Extra Dock Actions

Docks in Unity and elementaryOS support additional context menu actions that are shown when you right-click to an application icon. Nuvola can take advantage of this feature to let you control playback or provide app-specific actions such as thumb-up/down or star rating.

To enable Extra Dock Actions, open Preferences dialog from the Menu button and toggle Extra Dock Actions option on.

Unity Dock

Unity is the default desktop environment of Ubuntu 17.04 and older. It was replaced with GNOME since Ubuntu 17.10. Learn more about Nuvola's integration features for Unity.

Unity Dock (also known as Unity Launcher) shows running and pinned applications. If Extra Dock Actions are enabled, Nuvola adds extra menu items to the launcher menu, e.g. playback controls or rating.

Tip: You can pin your favorite Nuvola app to the launcher for faster access. If the app is pinned and running in the background, you can then control it with dock menu actions.

ElementaryOS Dock

The elementaryOS's desktop environment is called Pantheon Learn more about Nuvola's integration features for elementaryOS.

elementaryOS dock shows running and pinned applications. If Extra Dock Actions are enabled, Nuvola adds extra menu items to the dock menu, e.g. playback controls or rating.

Tip: You can pin your favorite Nuvola app to the dock for faster access. If the app is pinned and running in the background, you can then control it with dock menu actions.


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