Hide Number Badges from Left Dock in Ubuntu 24.04

Last updated: May 4, 2024 — Leave a comment

Don’t like the green number badges on the left (or bottom) dock app icons? Ubuntu (since 23.10) now has hidden option to show/hide it.

Ubuntu since 23.10 has introduced some visible changes, such as enhanced tiling window support, remove ‘minimal installation’ and drop some pre-installed applications.

The Ubuntu Dock has been updated to the latest version 84 with more options to control the emblems visibility.

Don’t know if Ubuntu 22.04 will update its Ubuntu Dock extension with the new features, but Ubuntu users of 23.10 and 24.04 can now follow the steps below to toggle display the green number badges.

Option 1: Use Dconf Editor (Graphical Way)

Firstly, search for and install the “Dconf Editor” tool from Ubuntu Software.

Then, launch “Dconf Editor” and navigate to ‘org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock’. Finally, scroll down, find out and turn off the “show-icons-notifications-counter” option.

And, the change applies immediately when you toggle off that option.

Option 2: Use “Extension Manager”

So far in the development release, ‘Ubuntu Dock’ provides a configuration dialog like other extensions.

First, search for and install “Extension Manager” (or Gnome Extensions) from Ubuntu Software.

Install Extension Manager in Ubuntu 22.04+

Then, launch either “Extension Manager” or “Gnome Extensions” app. Click on ‘Settings’ or gear icon for the Ubuntu Dock extension to open the configuration dialog.

Finally, navigate to ‘Launchers’ tab, scroll down and turn off the “Show the number of unread nofitications” option.

Option 3: Run single command in terminal

For those who are familiar with Linux command, this thing can be done simply by running a single command in terminal.

First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-icons-notifications-counter false


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