Ubuntu – How to minimise Steam to the Unity panel (system tray)


When I run Steam there are two icons, one in the Launcher and one in the Unity panel. How do I remove the icon on the Launcher? I just want an icon of Steam on Unity Panel.

Clicking the close button in Steam just minimises the window to the launcher, not fully hiding it.

Best Answer

  • To do this only for your user, you need to run this command in a terminal:

    echo 'STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE DEFAULT=1' >> ~/.pam_environment

    Then logout and log back in.

    Alternatively, you could add it for all users with this command:

    echo 'STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=1' | sudo tee -a /etc/environment

    Then logout and log back in.