I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I would like to be able to change the text for an application in the top bar. So for instance how would I change this:

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To just Firefox?


You need to edit the .desktop file.

First, open it in gedit or nano with one of these commands:

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
sudo -H gedit /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop

Then find the line that says Name=Firefox Web Browser, and change it to Name=Firefox:

Of course, the same works for Google Chrome etc.

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