I want to remove the keyboard layout icon from the wingpanel, a white block which is useless for me in there.

image of my icons

I have already tried DConf-Tools following the instructions given in this answer, yet I cannot make it work.

Any help will be much appreciated.

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You can remove the keyboard indicator via the command line

sudo apt remove --purge wingpanel-indicator-keyboard 

Or via any package manager remove the wingpanel-indicator-keyboard package.

  • It worked! Nice one mate. Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 10:29
  • this works! You can also use this to hide/remove other indicators example: sudo apt remove --purge wingpanel-indicator-power removes power/brightness indicator
    – fenucci
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 9:12
  • Just leaving a comment that this still works in 5.1 Hera. I'll add the Juno and Hera tags to the question to make this clearer to others.
    – waldyrious
    Commented Jul 10, 2021 at 9:13

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