My kids put some bogus launcher on top bar (I have no idea how) :

launcher on top bar

How can I remove it? I get only next options : properties and launch.

  • Don't judge your kids too hard for this. I just did it too by accidentally by trying to drag a JPG up to the tabs in Chrome. I dragged it a tiny bit too far and it left a little launcher exactly like this one and I couldn't figure it out either.
    – Noah
    Mar 3, 2014 at 19:32

2 Answers 2


Make sure that your cursor is not pointing to the launcher. Then, hold down the left Alt and Windows key both. Right-click on the launcher then select 'Remove from Panel'.

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    I never would have though of that either. I added a launcher myself and couldn't figure out how to get rid of it. How about just adding "remove" to the right click context menu? Right now it only has "Launch" and "Properties".
    – user47385
    Feb 21, 2012 at 14:46
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    From an anonymous user(not the person who posted this): Note: You may need to press the Super key (= Windows-Key) at the same time on some systems, i.e. hold down both the left Alt key and the Windows key before right-clicking.
    – nanofarad
    Aug 26, 2012 at 16:15
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    Why design in that way? It's very confusing.
    – imwilsonxu
    Jan 25, 2013 at 8:14
  • Great tip! I spent about 30 minutes for finding a way to remove it! Jan 19, 2015 at 7:33
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    Aaaah :) The intuitiveness is so overwhelming :) :)
    – codepleb
    Oct 3, 2017 at 6:07

The latest version of Gnome Classic (Apr 2012, at least for me) requires: Alt + Super (Windows) and right-click.

  • Thanks man, this was the right answer for me. I guess this varies among versions.
    – Seb
    Jul 8, 2012 at 17:49
  • works on ubuntu 13.10 :) Jan 29, 2014 at 10:10
  • works on my 14.04 Mar 31, 2015 at 7:57
  • Wait, how is that not a copy of Anonymous's answer?
    – codepleb
    Oct 3, 2017 at 7:43

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