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 favorite programs I already installed, thank you.
In Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04, this "Applications for Download" section in the dash can be disabled.
In the Dconf Editor (see previous article), navigate to desktop > Unity > Lenses > Applications and un-check 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