I am a new Fedora 20 64-bit user and I used Gnome Tweak Tool to customize the appearance of the UI. However, I was not able to get the active application from the top bar. I am providing a screenshot to visualize the situation, Google Chrome is the active application and it is shown in the upper bar, I want that entry to disappear if possible since I already have a bottom bar populated with open applications. How can I do that? enter image description here

  • I use F20 as well, but have stopped using GNOME3. You can get rid of that active icon using one of the extensions from the gnome.org site, extensions.gnome.org. I cannot recall the name, so have a look, if you're still stuck I can assist further.
    – slm
    Oct 24, 2014 at 13:49
  • @slm I will try it tomorrow and let you know. So it is referred to as the active icon right?
    – Vesnog
    Oct 26, 2014 at 16:12
  • That sounds right.
    – slm
    Oct 26, 2014 at 20:18

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The shell extension TaskBar proved useful in my case, it can be accessed via this link. In order to disable the active application icon I went into the preferences of this shell extension then under the Misc tab I switched the slider to on next to the Hide Default App Menu. I do not know if this is the expected effect of this setting but I achieved the desired effect. You may wish to look at the screenshot below:

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