How can I (if it's possible), remove the dash home icon on the unity launcher. My reasoning is that it is slow (taking a few seconds to open) and I much prefer Synapse for launching applications and files.

There was an answer here but that was for 12.04 and it no longer works


I don't think that this is currently possible. See this answer by Mark Shuttleworth:

In the desktop interface, the Dash icon and the Trash icon use the top and bottom slots of the launcher, always.

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  • OK, I was thinking that there might be a new workaround, like with my linked question but I can understand Mark's reasoning – kiri Aug 31 '13 at 6:42
  • @minerz029 Maybe someday someone will find a hack to do this. I have not succeeded. So for now I trust Mark Shuttleworth. – Radu Rădeanu Aug 31 '13 at 6:52

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