Screen Recorder............. What can I do for hiding a program icon from the notification bar and Unity Launcher?

  • possible duplicate of Remove icons from system tray – mchid May 4 '15 at 21:00
  • depending on the application, sometimes you can run as a daemon – mchid May 4 '15 at 21:01
  • which one do you want to hide? – mchid May 4 '15 at 21:03
  • this may help webcache.googleusercontent.com/… specifically, it talks about using dconf tools to whitelist or blacklist applications from the notification area – mchid May 4 '15 at 21:07
  • The Unity Launcher: impossible, apart from unmapping, but then the window disappears as well. – Jacob Vlijm Jul 25 '16 at 20:05

You can hide icon of running program from Launcher using CompizConfig Settings Manager.
To install it run:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
To launch run:
Then go to section Windows Management, enable Windows Rules. Then choose it, and add this line into "Skip Taskbar": title=nameofwindow
Replace nameofwindow with the title of the window you want to hide.

  • In Ubuntu 18.04 there is no option "Windows Rules". Every manual or instruction about ccsm I find on the internet just states 'check Windows Rules' as if it's as natural as water. What has changed and how do I work around it? (side note, all search results about "Windows Rules" I find are at least a year old, verified with my Google-Fu) – Mark Jeronimus Sep 14 '18 at 8:38

To remove an entry from the launcher, right-click on the icon and select "Unlock from Launcher". To remove items from notification bar, see handy tips from this post.

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