How to remove the “Show Application” icon from the Ubuntu 20.04 dock

This is a beginner’s guide on how to remove the View Applications app menu icon from the Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10 docks.

Reasons to remove the icon:

Even after disabling animation and changing privacy settings, clicking the 9 dot icon on the left dock to bring up the app menu is the default[アプリケーションの表示]The app launcher is always a bit slower.

Also, use it only to search and open applications.This is the upper left[アクティビティ]You can also do it using the buttons.

Simply put, it ’s slow,[アクティビティ]Use the button to search for and open the application.

How to remove the "Show Application" icon from the Ubuntu 20.04 dock

How to remove it:

If you are familiar with Linux commands, press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open a terminal and execute the commands.

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-show-apps-button false

that’s it.

How to remove the "Show Application" icon from the Ubuntu 20.04 dock

Alternatively, you can open the Dconf Editor (install from the Ubuntu software if you don’t have one) and go to “org / gnome / shell / extensions / dash-to-dock”.

Then turn off the toggle for the key “show-show-apps-button”.

How to remove the "Show Application" icon from the Ubuntu 20.04 dock

(Optional) To restore your changes, use the Dconf Editor or run the following command:

gsettings reset org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-show-apps-button
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