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)


Change width and height to 0px;


Change too:

Save, restart gnome.

Looks like this:

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