Unable to remove some icons from the Unity bar.

Bug #711787 reported by Henrique Rocha on 2011-02-02
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

I have two icons in the Unity bar that I can't remove.
Both icons are identified with a question mark and allow me to open a "System Reserved" and the Windows 7 partition.
Right-clicking shows "Open" but not the "Keep in Launcher" option.

The same happens to the Workspace switcher icon. I can't remove it also.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

These launchers are special types which we have made a decision that they are unremovable. Adding a task on ayatana-design team to reevaluate this decision.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Opinion

Seriously? Depending on the usage pattern, the Workspace switcher icon is simply useless. I always use the keyboard to switch between my workspaces. And I never use the launcher to start applications or search for documents, whatever. I therefore removed all default entries from the launcher. Well, all I could remove.

As the window list is gone, the launcher is a fancy way to display the currently opened applications, I like it. But the Workspace switcher serves no purpose at all for me. It just takes up space! Please allow its removal. If you can't go so far to provide a context menu option, please provide a gconf setting!

Manoj (manojankk) wrote :

whenever I am connecting my iphone (using usb) it pops up two windows
one for iphone and other for iphone documents. I am able to unmount these two but could not remove.

Unity has lot of bugs.

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