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Old 02-28-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Remove launcher icon from desktop


I have downloaded an attachment from a website and an icon has now appeared on the bottom panel of my debian distro with gnome shell (classic).
This icon will not go away even with reboot.
If I right-click on the icon it offers me 'launch' and 'properties' option. But there is no 'delete' option.

If I click on the icon it will take me back to the same website and open the attachment again.
Now it's forever on the bottom panel of my desktop.
Clearly this is a bug.
Can someone please advise how I can get rid of this? Thank you in advance.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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Not a Gnome user, but can you right-click on an open area of the panel and get some sort of add/remove dialog box?
 
Old 02-28-2015, 05:27 PM   #3
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Not a Gnome user, but can you right-click on an open area of the panel and get some sort of add/remove dialog box?
I've tried right-clicking on the bottom panel, but nothing appears.
I don't understand why actually right-clicking on the icon doesn't offer a 'delete' option.

If I right-click on the icon and select 'Properties' I get a dialog box with the title 'Launcher Properties'.
I was thinking if I can access a 'launcher' application on the desktop, then maybe this will offer a delete option.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 05:43 PM   #4
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Hold down the <Alt> key and right-click on the icon then select "remove from panel"
 
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:45 AM   #5
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Hold down the <Alt> key and right-click on the icon then select "remove from panel"
Holy crap, Batman! It worked!
How the hell is anyone supposed to know about that option?
Surely, Gnome must know that few people will know about such a thing and instead offer a 'delete' option?

Thanks again, HOAS! That's really helpful!
 
Old 03-01-2015, 09:20 AM   #6
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You're welcome -- glad you got it sorted
 
  


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