Some icons cannot be removed from Unity Launcher (dash one for example)

Bug #898230 reported by SixedUp on 2011-11-30
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Triaged
Wishlist
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Neither the "Dash Home" nor "Workplace Switcher" icons can be removed from the Unity Launcher. I have installed an alternative workplace switcher, and use the super key to access the Dash, so neither of these icons are useful to me. They should be removeable, and are not.

proposed solution
after bug 761155 is fixed add a gsettings key to allow the removal of BFB from launcher

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.24.0-0ubuntu2b1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-13.22-generic 3.0.6
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,regex,grid,vpswitch,resize,gnomecompat,compiztoolbox,imgpng,animation,place,workarounds,move,mousepoll,session,unitymtgrabhandles,expo,wall,ezoom,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Wed Nov 30 16:10:15 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111011)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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SixedUp (disposable01) wrote :
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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Dash home won't be removeable(and should not be removable) but WS switcher will be in 12.04 see bug 761155

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
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SixedUp (disposable01) wrote :

Can you point me to an explanation of *why* the Dash home "should not be removable" please? Or is this just design and branding? Thanks

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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

to my thinking if Dash home is allowed to remove and the user dont know about the "Super" key, he is lost.

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SixedUp (disposable01) wrote :

I agree. And so I would not propose that it be the default, or even that it necessarily be provided as a GUI option. However, I would still expect this to be configurable via gsettings, rather than being (apparently) hardcoded in the Unity launcher.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-12-02
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Opinion → Confirmed
description: updated
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Anyone interested in this feature could propose a branch with tests and I believe the feature will likely get accepted.

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SixedUp (disposable01) wrote :

Given up on Unity and moved to Gnome Shell.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-11
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - Some icons cannot be removed from Unity Launcher
+ Some icons cannot be removed from Unity Launcher (dash one for example)
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