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    Little red button to remove app from home screen

    Some applications in the app view has a little red icon "X" to uninstall them. If you create an icon from web browser the red button is also provided.
    I've searched a lot, but I could not find a way to create such a button. How to achieve that?

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    Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    Hi,
    If you save a desktop file as browser-SOMETHING-PROGRESSIVE_NUMBER.desktop in the /home/user/.local/share/applications it gets the X button to be removed.
    For Application's desktop file the X should come out of the box.

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    Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    Any clue where the icons are managed? Maybe there is a way to handle deletion through some extension.

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    Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    Quote Originally Posted by gnuton View Post
    Hi,
    If you save a desktop file as browser-SOMETHING-PROGRESSIVE_NUMBER.desktop in the /home/user/.local/share/applications it gets the X button to be removed.
    I saved like that and it is not working. When I run "ls" in this directory I have two *.desktop files with the specified name convention. One is created by built-in browser (it is removable), while another one is created by my application and is not removable from home screen.

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    Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    It appears that if browser-zzz.desktop file doesn't have "Type=Link", it cannot be removed from menu.

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    Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    Quote Originally Posted by mikkovtr View Post
    It appears that if browser-zzz.desktop file doesn't have "Type=Link", it cannot be removed from menu.
    Thankks, it's workking now

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    Unhappy Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    They are removable now, with Type=Link,
    but they can't run an application via Exec property

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    Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    well, they are now Links to web, so that's expected.

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    Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    Quote Originally Posted by mikkovtr View Post
    well, they are now Links to web, so that's expected.
    No, my app created .desktop entries. What I want is to make a .desktop file with Type=Application, Exec=/path/to/app which will have a red icon to remove from the home screen. Is it really so hard make this?

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    Re: Little red button to remove app from home screen

    I meant that .desktop files with Type=Link are treated as links to web. But this system wasn't clearly designed to what you are doing so it is hard.

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