Ubuntu – How to remove the big banner from Software Center


In the new version of Ubuntu Software Center there is a big banner under toolbar. It's useless for me. How do I remove it?

Best Answer

This banner ad was bugging the hell out of me too. I figured out how to remove it, but this might void your warranty or whatever so do this at your own risk:

  1. Close Ubuntu Software Center and make a backup copy of

  2. Edit that file as root: sudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/exhibits.py

  3. Find the line which defines MAX_HEIGHT = 200 (line 229 or so)

  4. Change MAX_HEIGHT to 10

  5. Save the file, restart software center, banner no longer obtrusive.