I am looking to lockdown Ubuntu for an end user, the Ubuntu version and GNOME version is I have configured the applications menu to how I want, I have removed bookmarks from the Places menu, however there are a few items I cannot find how to remove.

In the places menu I would like to remove the following:-

  • Home Folder
  • Desktop
  • Computer
  • Network
  • Recent Documents

Or if I can remove the Places menu entire from the top bar that would be better.

I am looking to do this via configuration, not the GUI.

Places Menu:

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root@ubuntu:~# gsettings get org.gnome.shell enabled-extensions
No such schema 'org.gnome.shell'

root@ubuntu:~# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
Release:    16.04
Codename:   xenial
  • there is a search section in the settings. if you disable tracking of any sort there no pesky items will show up in places anymore. – tatsu Mar 29 '19 at 16:28
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    Probably using GNOME Flashback. – Vijay Mar 29 '19 at 16:30
  • Yes I removed sections of the applications menu editing gnome-flashback-applications.menu. – Pubstars Mar 29 '19 at 16:33
  • Which version of Ubuntu are you using? – user68186 Apr 1 '19 at 13:33
  • Added to main question for clarity. – Pubstars Apr 1 '19 at 13:37

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