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Apps and Files & Folders icons in Launcher

Hi there, I've been looking for some information about how to delete those Icons (Applications and Files & Folders).

Why? Simple, because I understand that Ubuntu's button (BFB) it's a better solution, I can reach to the same options and I understand that there is not any good reason for have 3 different buttons for the same target.

From BFB I can find apps, files, folders.

Deleting those items (I've proposed into Ayatana) we recover more space, good space.

So, do you know how to delete theme, or just hide them?



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Run the command gksu gedit /usr/share/unity/places/ and add ShowEntry=false line below Shortcut=a and below ShowGlobal=false for removing the application lens.

Run the command gksu gedit /usr/share/unity/places/ and add ShowEntry=false line below Shortcut=f for removing the fie lens.


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Yes, you're right. Wile I was answering other comments I've saw yours. Deleting those files we lose the functions and that's not the idea. Thanks! – Martín Casco May 12 '11 at 21:46

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