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    How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    Hi,

    I'm having trouble removing icons from GNOME's launcher.

    Tried to get used to UNITY, but no luck with it. I want to go back using GNOME (2/fallback session).

    I would like to have quick launch buttons to run apps - so decided to place them in launcher (top bar), either on left or right side.







    The problem arrives when I want to remove them (or some of them). When placing them in Trash, as this is the only way I've found to removing them (trying to at least) it shows a dialog message:

    "cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete it immediately?"
    "the file .... cannot be moved to trash"

    So I click on "delete", but still cant place it in trash.

    "unable to trash file: permission denied"


    Even tried to look in terminal under:
    "home/my_username/.config/gnome-panel/launchers/"

    but nothing there to delete ...

    What's going on?
    How to remove those app icons?

    Thank you.

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    I'm having exactly the same problem. This used to be a piece of cake in previous releases of Ubuntu, but for some reason they took away the right-click --> remove from panel option.

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    I found the answer!

    You need to press: super (windows key)+ alt + right-click over the launcher you want to remove and the option to remove it will appear. Worked like a charm for me!

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpot View Post
    I found the answer!

    You need to press: super (windows key)+ alt + right-click over the launcher you want to remove and the option to remove it will appear. Worked like a charm for me!
    Yes! Yes! Yes!
    Man!!! I love you!!!
    You're a life saver

    That works just perfectly! Wonderfully!
    Now I have a complete control over what's out in the panels, on top of that I can move the panels around, move the clock/date to the side and not let it take up space in the middle, and what I like most, is the possibility to make the panels (top and bottom) fully transparent - that's so cool!!!

    Problem solved. A solution so simple - just couldn't be any simpler
    Thank you !!!

    PS. going back to GNOME Classic I hated that hiding/unhiding side panel in UNITY, very annoying when keeping windows/browser in full screen, and suddenly panels pops out (i.e. new messenger message arrived).
    Last edited by tomek_wap; November 22nd, 2011 at 06:11 PM.

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpot View Post
    I found the answer!

    You need to press: super (windows key)+ alt + right-click over the launcher you want to remove and the option to remove it will appear. Worked like a charm for me!
    Pressing only the ALT key and right clicking worked for me. Just wanted to throw that out there. Thanks for the info!

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    @psythe - you're quite right there, didn't notice that before. Thnx

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    For my system I just right click the icon and uncheck keep in launcher. I don't need the superkey.
    Gary
    Linux since 1995, Ubuntu since 2006

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by dFlyer View Post
    For my system I just right click the icon and uncheck keep in launcher. I don't need the superkey.
    That's strange as the only option I get is: launch, properties
    And I wonder why it differs.

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    Thank you very much for finding this. I was about to go crazy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpot View Post
    I found the answer!

    You need to press: super (windows key)+ alt + right-click over the launcher you want to remove and the option to remove it will appear. Worked like a charm for me!

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    Re: How to remove launcher icons in Gnome?

    I'm running 12.04 lts amd64:
    I discovered that in new systems you have to use the combination
    <Win-super key> + <Alt> + right mouse button and not just
    <Alt> + right mouse button

    Problem is, on my glorious IBM PC AT 105 keys keyboard I have no € key and no <Win-super key> ...

    It is a LINUX system right? Why do I have to use a <Win-super key> to remove an ICON? That is plain outrageous...

    Somebody has a trick? TIA
    Last edited by oldos2er; November 26th, 2012 at 09:04 PM. Reason: Please watch your language

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