How to hide a second IBus icon

Thomas Blasejewicz thomas at
Thu Jun 17 01:11:57 UTC 2010

Yesterday I noticed, that the IBus daemon does not start automatically
and solved this problem by referring to

However, now the computer ALWAYS shows an IBus icon (a little keyboard)
in the top panel next to the network manager
a white rectangular space with a similar tiny keyboard in it in the
right lower corner of the screen (which was NOT there after the my
previous installations of 10.04).
Whenever I use the Japanese input method, it displays the relevant tools.
That is nice, but in the way.
Is there any way to hide this icon/tool bar (in Windows you can hide a
similar thing in the "system tray" (or whatever that is called).

System -> Preferences -> IBus Preferences:
* Show icon on system tray (top right corner)
* Show input method name on language bar
Turning these things ON/OFF does not do the trick.

Is there a way to turn this icon of or hide it?
Because it always stays on top and if there is some text in that corner,
it blocks the text.
Decidedly inconvenient!

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