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Old 10-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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f16 remove icon from top bar

I have dragged and dropped icons from the app menu to the top bar

firefox 16 is inop and i am now using chrome

i want to remove the firefox icon from the top bar

right click does not offer delete option

i am at a loss to know how to take it off

any suggestions?
Old 10-14-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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Is this using the gnome desktop? I use Cinnamon and you can right click and remove it. I am unfamiliar with a top bar. On gnome it is on the left. I might be just a N00B about this.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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my fedora 16 uses gnome 3.2.1

they have added bells and whistles but maybe they haven't caught up with basic functionality

on prior gnomes you could go to /usr/share/applications and edit files there - as I recall extension .desktop

I suppose somewhere there is a similar file that defines the top bar - ie a bar that goes at the top of the main window

as it is, i can drag icons from the app directories and drop them there but there is no right click way to delete them

i can try to drag them to trash but it complains that i dont have the permissions

i solve this problem with nautilus by going to command line and typing sudo nautilus

but you can't do this with gnome

maybe i need to create a use with super user permissions
and then log on and drag and drop the icons to trash


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