I use flashback metacity in a 18.04. By accident I moved some icons to the top bar ... how can I remove them? If I right click I can only choose between 'Launch' and 'Properties' ... no 'Remove from top bar' option. I can 'drag' it to the Desktop ... but the icon remains at the top bar ...

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  • Try a modified key while dragging the icon out.
    – vanadium
    Jan 9, 2019 at 8:54
  • What do you mean by 'Try a modified key'?
    – Philipp M
    Jan 9, 2019 at 8:56
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    Sorry, I meant "modifier" key, e.g. <Ctrl> or <Alt> or a combination.
    – vanadium
    Jan 9, 2019 at 8:57
  • Ah great ... with 'ALT' + right click mouse ... I can choose 'Remove from panel'. Thanks for the help
    – Philipp M
    Jan 9, 2019 at 8:59

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Press the Alt key while clicking the right mouse button. This will display a context menu allowing you to remove the launcher from the panel.

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