How-to: Disable 'For Download' in the Unity Dash
It would be a great idea if it ever suggested anything useful (to me, anyway), but instead it just eats up space in the Dash I could use for other things. Like seeing the stack of favourite programs I already installed, thank you.
In Ubuntu 12.04, this "Applications for Download" section in the dash can be disabled.
You will need to install the dconf-tools package - better known as the Dconf Editor. In Ubuntu Software Center, search for dconf, or in the terminal, run;
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Navigate to desktop > unity > lenses > applications and uncheck the ‘display-available-apps’ box, which is enabled by default.
You will get a whole line of extra space in the Dash from the next time you login. RC
With thanks to Joe Steiger for pointing out where this setting sits