Howto get rid of the text “Applications” in Slingshot (Application Menu)

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If you are looking for a way to get rid of the “Applications” text in Slingshot here’s a guide to do so. This guide uses the default elementary theme as an example. Adjust the guide to the theme you use.

Open the terminal and copy/paste;

nano '~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css'

Add the following;

.panel.maximized > .horizontal:first-child > :first-child, 
.panel.color-dark > .horizontal:first-child > :first-child {
    font-size:0px;
}

Save: [ctrl]+[o]
Exit: [ctrl]+[x]

Logout and login and the changes should take affect.

If you want to change Slingshot magnifier glass with a custom one, please look at this guide: Howto change the magnifier glass in Slingshot (Application Menu)

Enjoy! ^_^

Source: Reddit

Tested on: elementary OS 5.1.4

4 thoughts on “Howto get rid of the text “Applications” in Slingshot (Application Menu)

  1. When the wallpaper is white, the icons become and and the “Aplications” text see again, did you know a way to quit this?

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      1. I find a solution. Just change “.panel.color-dark” to “.panel.color-light” and it works 😁. I suppose that in a dark wallpaper, it will show now the text again.

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