Does Plank need a particular Window Manager?

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willendorfer
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Does Plank need a particular Window Manager?

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Everybody seems to describe Plank as simple and stable. I tried it on my Linux Mint 20 Mate desktop and it keeps crashing. I'm wondering, does it need a particular Window Manager? I'm using Marco - no compositing. If that's not it, how do I diagnose what's causing it to crash? And why is it crashing for me when everyone else finds it completely stable?
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Re: Does Plank need a particular Window Manager?

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Hi,

It certainly isn't as nice looking in a non composting environment, but it seems to be working OK for me in MATE 20 VM with plain Marco.

What version are you using?

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plank --version
Can you quit it and then launch from a terminal with command plank -d, try and make it crash and then report the last output from the terminal.
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Re: Does Plank need a particular Window Manager?

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The problem seems to be when I put it on 'Autohide'. It won't come back when I move the cursor over it.
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Re: Does Plank need a particular Window Manager?

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It doesn't need a specific window manager, but some might work better with it than others, as you've probably discovered. :wink: I used it for ages in XFWM4 (XFCE's window manager) for quite a while without any issues, but never used it elsewhere.
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