I'm running Unity and a gnome-panel panel at the bottom at the same time. Is there a way to disable the gnome-panel's launcher? At the moment, both Unity's and gnome-panel's launcher pop up when I press Alt+F2.

Thanks in advance!


3 Answers 3


You can disable Gnome Panel launcher using Gnome lockdown feature.

Execute this command:

gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/lockdown/disable_command_line true

(You can inspect this option using gconf-editor) While Unity will ignore this setting, Gnome launcher will be effectively disabled.

  • Alternativly, I could have just selected or deleted the shortcut for the gnome-panel launcher, the shortcut for the unity launcher is set in compizconfig-settings-manager.
    – Ian
    Jun 13, 2011 at 12:44

The better way is to reconfigure the shortcut for gnome-panel launcher. Run


and then, in the Desktop section, you'll see something like "Show the dialog box 'Launch an application' from panel" (sorry I don't know the translation in english) and change the keybord shortcut.

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    If I change the keyboard shortcut, the unity launcher will also not show. I'm looking for away to disable the gnome-panel launcher but keep the unity one.
    – Ian
    May 7, 2011 at 14:44

killall -9 gnome-panel

Should work

  • I want to keep my gnome-panel running, i just don't want the launcher. And if you killall , it just reloads :)
    – Ian
    May 7, 2011 at 14:39

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