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[solved] Ability to remove Jolla's Tutorial app icon from the app page [duplicate]

asked 2018-03-31 17:23:21 +0300

jimjamz gravatar image

updated 2018-04-01 15:20:25 +0300

Given I am the only user of my SailfishOS/X device

And I know how to use the device

I want to remove the tutorial app icon from the apps page

In order to use that space for a more regularly used app

When I long press the "tutorial" app icon

Then I should see an 'x' icon to remove the app (or at the very least, remove the app icon from the apps page)

But there is no 'x' icon

And I cannot remove the tutorial app ir app icon.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by Edz
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answered 2018-03-31 18:13:53 +0300

Edz gravatar image

updated 2018-03-31 18:17:30 +0300

As well as the suggestion from @Spark, you can achieve this also by editing the shortcut itself and simply adding "NoDisplay=true" into the file; /usr/share/applications/sailfish-tutorial.desktop, so it looks like this;

[Desktop Entry]
NoDisplay=true <-------- add it here
Exec=invoker -s --type=silica-qt5 /usr/bin/sailfish-tutorial
Comment=Sailfish tutorial

NOTE: the patch suggested by Spark, is actually my patch and what you see above, is exactly what the patch does, so, either edit yourself or simply apply the patch, job done.

Hide tutorial patch:

It is not possible (not for the last 5 years) to remove the app, trying with pkcon remove sailfish-tutorial results in an error and warning;

[nemo@Sailfish ~]$ pkcon remove sailfish-tutorial
Testing changes
Fatal error: This request will break your system!
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...which in a silly way suggests the system was built upon a tutorial. :)

lakutalo ( 2018-03-31 18:31:19 +0300 )edit

Will editing that desktop entry prevent an upgrade? ISTR patches have to be reverted - but I have none so I haven't paid attention to it.

DaveRo ( 2018-04-01 19:48:03 +0300 )edit

@DaveRo - no, as the entry to the desktop file is manually added and will simply be overwritten by the OS update. However, when in patch form, then yes, it is always best to revert any and all patches before performing an OS upgrade - this is common knowledge for most patch users ;)

Edz ( 2018-04-02 03:41:49 +0300 )edit

@Edz Thanks.

DaveRo ( 2018-04-02 08:52:02 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-03-31 17:53:57 +0300

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If you have the Patchmanager 2.0 ( and Storeman ( installed, you can use the patch "Hide Sailfish tutorial icon", which you find in Storeman.

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answered 2018-03-31 18:30:55 +0300

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In addition to the other replies, this is a duplicate of many other questions:

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Exactement !

lakutalo ( 2018-03-31 21:18:08 +0300 )edit

oops....oh well.

Edz ( 2018-03-31 23:42:43 +0300 )edit

Not a duplicate. Corrected the typo in the title as the word 'icon' was missing.

jimjamz ( 2018-04-01 15:17:10 +0300 )edit

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