Fedora 22 (GNOME 3.16) introduced this expandable legacy icon bar in the bottom-left corner of the screen:

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As you can see, even when closed it takes up a few valuable pixels in the corner (where I am usually looking, when using a terminal). It also annoyingly expands whenever my mouse cursor ends up on top of it.

How do we move or disable this thing?


Try the GNOME shell extension TopIcons. This moves the legacy tray icons shown in this bar to the main GNOME bar, up in the top right by the menu.

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    This should actually be the standard. Hot corners and sides are the worst! – tobias47n9e Sep 10 '15 at 13:41
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    It worked eventually for me. Thanks! Note for others: (1) pop ups should not be blocked, (2) (for proxied Internet) downloads of the extension should also be allowed, (3) re-login/re-start of Gnome is not required - it should just work, (4) if Chrome fails, try Firefox. – uvsmtid Nov 14 '15 at 3:31
  • @uvsmtid If you struggle installing gnome-shell extensions with Chrome, take a look at this Chrome Extension/native package combo. – MattSturgeon Mar 15 '16 at 0:43

Another alternative is the shell extension Hide Legacy Icons, which will simply hide the system tray altogether.

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