We are trying to hide application icons from the Gnome launcher. Note, this is not the Dash panel on the left, this is when you click the Applications icon in the dash panel and it shows you all the applications.
I have tried the following (with a reboot in between each (wayland won't allow restarting of gnome)):
NoDisplay=Trueto the end of
Hidden=Trueto the end of
- copied those
- disabled Search in gnome-control-center
mv /usr/share/applications/*.desktop /another/directory(system won't boot)
- installed and tried alacarte
The problem with moving the desktop items is that the system relies on these files during boot. Also, the gnome-control-center relies on the sub-component
*.desktop items existing in
/usr/share/applications. I am assuming this has something to do with the new Wayland display system replacing X11, but am not sure. Thanks.