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I'm on ubuntu 10.10 and when I uncheck the "show icon on system tray icon" on the ibus setup window, it disappears without a problem. But after reboot, the icon reappears on notification bar, even if the option above is unchecked. I even checked gconf, but can't find a solution.

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I have the same problem : click on the icon, «Settings», check and uncheck «Show icon on systray».

(The gconf key is : /desktop/ibus/panel/show_icon_on_systray)

This is really a bug, because it appear on startup while the key is set to false.

You can execute this in a script, at startup for instance :

gconftool --type boolean -s /desktop/ibus/panel/show_icon_on_systray true
gconftool --type boolean -s /desktop/ibus/panel/show_icon_on_systray false
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(my script is very ugly) – Dorian Jan 25 '11 at 23:55

System > Preferences > Startup Applications > Startup Programs > Add

Name: Ibus

Command: ibus-daemon -rd

Comment: Hide ibus icon.


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It works for me, so obviously this is a bug on your system. You can try running ubuntu-bug ibus or ubuntu-bug ibus-daemon (I might have gotten the name of the ubuntu-bug process wrong, so if I did, you can go straight to

The folks on launchpad will help you determine if there is a problem with your system, or if it is just a built in bug in the code that was overlooked.

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Thanks but yesterday I installed mint 10 and I have the same problem again. Thinking a little bit, I came up with a solution though. I added killall ibus-daemon to startup, and then made a script which launces ibus-daemon again with a 5 seconds delay. Now the icon remains hidden as it should be. I guess the bug was in my autostart session. – Dinin Nov 1 '10 at 13:28
ahhh. youshould report a bug on launchpad though. – RolandiXor Nov 1 '10 at 17:35

Its not designed to be disappeared. If you don't need it, you shall remove it through Software Center.

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Or select another input method in method selection dialog – Extender Nov 1 '10 at 6:06
How do I remove it completely? (What's its name?) – Vasya Novikov Jan 16 '14 at 8:50

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