Gnome System-Settings – Settings vs System Settings


To be able to access my online Google Drive folder from Ubuntu, I installed two GNOME packages:

sudo apt install gnome-control-center gnome-online-accounts

Now if I open the Dash and write "settings", I see two different icons: "Settings" and "System Settings". It is not possible to open both of them at the same time, so I assume that "Settings" was meant to replace "System Settings" (after installing the two GNOME packages).

Is there any way to delete "System Settings", so that only "Settings" remain?

Best Answer

You can tweak these via the .desktop files (mostly) in the /usr/share/applications/ folder and you need Root/Admin priviledges for this purpose.

For instance, if you're sure, they are duplicate and this is the one you don't want, you can open the file unity-control-center.desktop there, and -as a safer method- merely add the line Hidden=true and/or NoDisplay=true instead of deleting it.

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