Is it possible to remove, hide or disable the following icon but keep the workspace switcher feature enabled?

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Use dconf-editor ... to install it - execute : sudo apt install dconf-editor

Then open com -> canonical -> unity -> launcher and click on favorites

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In the field Custom value remove 'unity://expo-icon', and click Apply

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Switch between work spaces with key combination : Ctrl + Alt + Arrow-Key

When you want to revert the change, you have two options, either re-add 'unity://expo-icon', to Custom value or switch Use default value to ON and then click on Apply.
Note : the second option reverts all launcher icon setting changes back to default though.

  • Perfect answer! – orschiro Feb 7 '17 at 8:32
  • Does this exist on Ubuntu 12.04? – user595510 Feb 11 '17 at 17:18

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