Remove Icon from Application Title in Gnome 3

Gnome 3 has a lot of potential but there are several aesthetic changes I have had to make for it to be a comfortable transition from gnome 2. Here is a quick tutorial on how to remove the application icon from the title.

1. Go to your gnome shell theme directory. (For me this is /usr/share/themes/Faience/gnome-shell)

2. Open gnome-shell.css and find .panel-button #appMenuIcon

If your theme has multiple css files like mine then run this command to find which file it is declared in. (panel.css in my case)

[crayon lang=”bash”]grep -r ‘appMenuIcon’ *[/crayon]

Find

[crayon lang=”css”].panel-button #appMenuIcon {
app-icon-bottom-clip: 1px;
}[/crayon]

Change width and height to 0px;

[crayon lang=”css”].panel-button #appMenuIcon {
app-icon-bottom-clip: 1px;
width: 0px;
height: 0px;
}[/crayon]

Find

[crayon lang=”css”].app-menu-icon {
width: 24px;
height: 24px;
}[/crayon]

Change too:

[crayon lang=”css”].app-menu-icon {
/*width: 24px;
height: 24px;*/
}[/crayon]

Save, restart gnome.

Looks like this:

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