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On my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 I have VMware Workstation 12 Pro (legitimately) installed, so there are virtual network interfaces that are unmanaged by network-manager but they still show up in the menu in panel.

Network Manager

I have tried removing them via [keyfile] in the NetworkManager.conf file, to no avail.

[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile,ofono
dns=dnsmasq

[ifupdown]
managed=false

[keyfile]
unmanaged-devices=mac:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX;mac:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY

So is there some alternative way to hide these interfaces from the network manager?

I did quite a bit of Googling to no avail so please excuse my ignorance if this is an already answered question.

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There is a GNOME Shell extension that hides unmanaged network devices: nm-hide-unmanaged

You have to install it manually according to the instructions in the README (it doesn't appear to be available from the GNOME extensions directory).

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