I'm new to elementary os loki, i cant find the way to remove the red dash icon from wingpanel. alt+right click is not working. any suggestions? I have uninstalled Mega.nz app, but the icon place holder is backed up by this dash icon.

  • ps -A | grep meg See the output of that command, maybe the indicator is still installed. You can also use ps -A | grep ind . Or if you want to check manually ps -A . You have to read the output and try to find anything related to mega that's still open. Then remember the PID number and execute sudo kill PID , where PID is the number.
    – Maccer
    Feb 3, 2017 at 21:38

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I installed Dropbox from the AppCenter and it didn't fly. When I removed it, the red dash sign went with it. It was only after I tried to launch Dropbox and didn't fly that I removed it, so the indicator might be there for something you installed and is not working. I'm a newbie too, but I hope this helps.


I tried to recreate your issue. While I was not able to recreate it, here is what I suggest you try.

sudo apt-get install gnome-software

Then go to the Mega download page and grab the appropriate .deb https://mega.nz/sync

Once that is downloaded, go to your downloads folder and right-click on the mega .deb go to "Open with" then "Software Install" This will reinstall the program through gnome-software.

Once Mega is installed open the program and login. Then close to program Go back to gnome-software find the Mega program Select "remove"

This got rid of the icon in Wingpanel when I tested it.

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