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Remove features with removal extensions

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Two more extensions of the same kind were released today, allowing users to remove small things that make a big usability difference. The first one is called “No IM Status” and it removes the IM Status controls from the user menu. Useful if you are using an IM client which doesn’t integrate into Gnome Shell, or if you use no IM at all.

This also removes the bubble status symbolic icon on the left of your name


The other one is called “Hide App Categories” and I suppose that you can easily imagine what it does. People went crazy when pagination on Gnome Shell was to replace categories, but I suppose that there are some users out there that don’t even need pagination dots on the right. Just typing the names, or scrolling the “all” category must be enough for them…


Yes, removing things with the use of extensions is not a bad, stupid or unnatural thing. Extensions are not only about adding features, or option menus, but also about extending the experience that people get from Gnome Shell and that may include the removal of unneeded things.

No IM Status Hide App Categories


 
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  • 0xB16B00B5

    “Yes, removing things with the use of extensions is not a bad, stupid
    or unnatural thing. Extensions are not only about adding features, or
    option menus, but also about extending the experience that people get
    from Gnome Shell and that may include the removal of unneeded things.”

    http://i.imgur.com/7KZFY.gif

  • http://profiles.google.com/mike.bean.heyns Michael Heyns

    I feel I should mention an extension I find extremely useful. Called ‘Icon Hider’ by ikalnitsky. https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/351/icon-hider/

    This not only hides (or shows) the accessibility but many other items too including itself. Definitely a MUST HAVE for any gnome shell user looking to personalise his or her experience to the fullest.

    • billtoulas

      Thanks for sharing this :)

      • http://profiles.google.com/mike.bean.heyns Michael Heyns

        Only a pleasure, new to this website and I’m already addicted! Thanks YOU!