I am building an Ubuntu 12.10 VM using Vagrant and Chef, and I want to control which icons initially appear in the launcher.
Specifically I want to clear out all of the initial launcher icons, just leaving the Start icon and Nautilous, then add icons for a couple of applications I’m installing with Chef.
Adding the icons I can probably handle from other posts, but how can I remove existing icons using only the command line?
Here is Solutions:
We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.
To view the current ones:
gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites
would output something like:
['nautilus-home.desktop', 'chromium-browser.desktop', 'gnome-system-monitor.desktop']
To add new entry, say
vlc, add its .desktop file ie.
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites "['nautilus-home.desktop', 'chromium-browser.desktop', 'gnome-system-monitor.desktop', 'vlc.desktop']"
(those included in the value string “[… … …]” will be show up in the launcher. You can use this to add or remove the launchers of your choice.)
To reset to the default values:
gsettings reset com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂