GNOME dock's dot indicating open apps shows up on top of app icons (instead of below them)


I just restarted my machine after an update and it looks like there’s a bug with the GNOME dock. Put simply, here’s the problem (see the Terminal & Firefox icons):


Expected Behavior: When I open an app from the dock, a small white dot appears below that app’s icon on the dock.

Current Behavior: When I open an app from the dock, the small white dot appear on top of that app’s icon on the dock.

System details (can share more if needed):

  • OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
  • Kernel: 5.13.19-2-MANJARO
  • Packages: 2048 (pacman)
  • Shell: bash 5.1.16
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • DE: GNOME 42.3.1
  • WM: Mutter
  • Terminal: gnome-terminal
  • CPU: 11th Gen Intel i7-1165G7 (8) @ 4.700GHz
  • GPU: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics]

Appreciate any help here. Thanks a lot!

Did you change any theme from what was originally there?

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No, I’ve used the same theme.

This is a Dash-to-Dock appearance setting. Open the extension & change the preference to “Dots”

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Hmm, I looked it up, but there doesn’t seem to be a ‘Dots’ preference? Screenshot:

Scroll up.

It caught me out before too. for some reason the extension MENU is out of view, you need to scroll up to see it.

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You’re a saint! Attaching screenshots to document for future reference, in case others face the same issue:

Screenshot from 2022-07-30 00-24-06

This has resolved the issue.

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