A question sent by a reader: How can I remove those drive icons from Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04? I never use it and it eats up space in the launcher.
By default all the partition on your system is visible in Unity launcher, no matter if it is mounted or not. And in fact it might be crowding up the Unity Launcher space. Absolute beginners to Ubuntu may have to struggle a bit pondering over how to remove the drive icons from launcher but the solution to this problem is very easy.
To remove the drive icons permanently from Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04, right click on the drive and select Unlock from Launcher.
That’s it. You don’t need to anything else. You won’t see the drive icons again in Unity Launcher, even if it is mounted. I hope it helps you. Feel free to ask if you have questions.