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I need to remove an application completely from the Unity panel, this post is a good start, it shows how to remove the menu but it does not remove the name from the panel. How can I do that?

Here is a picture of the text I want removed as requested.

Name in the panel to be removed

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The question is unclear. Please explain it a bit better or/and provide pictures, these will be greatly appreciated. – nickguletskii May 28 '11 at 18:33
Here you go a little screenshot ... – K. Hendrik May 28 '11 at 18:48
Eeeh, does it really matter? – nickguletskii May 28 '11 at 18:55
Yes it does especially for apps like screenlets – K. Hendrik May 28 '11 at 19:19
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Turns out you can create a ".desktop"-file with an empty name string or just a space " " for an application and the text won't be visible anymore.

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You cannot remove this text without editing the source for Unity and building it again. In other words, it is not possible to remove it so easily. You could however file a bug against unity (as a wishlist item) to have this text be made optional.

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