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 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.

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”.

(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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