I am trying to get rid of the taskbar/menubar completely but I can not find how to do it either by googling or going through the menus offered by LXDE. Under 'Appearance Settings' I am only able to set the size and position of the menubar but there is no option to remove it.

Is there a file I can edit in order to remove the menubar and if so, what should I look for in this file in order to accomplish this?

By taskbar/menubar I mean the bar that is visible on the top/bottom of the desktop which contains some program shortcuts and displays the time among other things.


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To disable the taskbar you need to edit the file /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart and comment the line (with #):

@lxpanel --profile LXDE

On the next boot, the menu should have disappeared



You also need to comment out that line in the home directory configuration file ~pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart. Otherwise, it will take over. ie:

vi /home/pi/config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart
#@lxpanel --profile LXDE

Then reboot.

  • how do i exit vi? I'm stuck!!!
    – ELI7VH
    Commented Jul 23, 2022 at 2:34

In Raspbian Buster, edit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart file and comment @lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi line. It is usually the first line.

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