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In the menu which appears when you click the Menu item on the taskbar in Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon), you can dock items on the left, by dragging them to the area (there are some default already, like Firefox, or Terminal).

It's easy to rearrange them, or add to them, but how can I remove ones that I don't want anymore? I tried dragging it away (and releasing on the desktop, for example), but on release, the icon returns to its place on the dock. There doesn't seem to be a trash icon to drag it into.

If I right-click on the Menu option, I can enter Edit Menu but while this gives the option to modify the items inside the menu, it doesn't seem to have any options for the dock on the left-hand side.


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up vote 8 down vote accepted

You just need to drag it over the application menu, though you're right - it seems like any of the ways you mentioned should do it. (And agreed, none of them do for me either).


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Thanks, it's weird I didn't drop it there by chance. I hope they add a visual indicator for this method, or add the other methods mentioned in future releases, but I'm generally happy with Mint now :) – ataulm Dec 8 '12 at 10:33
@ataulm Agreed, it took me a bit to figure it out the first time as well. Cinnamon is a pretty well done GUI, a great recovery from Gnome3, in my opinion. Have a great one! – nerdwaller Dec 8 '12 at 16:21

Do the below: Right click on your Menu start Icon -> "Configure" -> "Open the Menu Editor" -> Scroll to and select the menu item you want to remove -> Delete button on the right hand side. This should remove the menu item you want to get rid of. You can also edit shortcuts via this way.

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