Option to run Slingshot without triangular pointer in upper left
I would like to have a startup option to launch Slingshot without the triangular pointer near the upper left corner. When I launch Slingshot from Plank the triangular pointer is misleading.
The logic behind launching Slingshot from Plank is less mental overhead and less physical work. I don't have to journey to another spot on my screen to open an app if I can't see it in the dock. To launch any app, I look at the dock. If I see the app, I can click on it. If I don't see the app, I click on the Slingshot icon in the dock.
When I open Slingshot from the dock, Slingshot's triangular pointer is directing my attention to a place on the screen that I don't need or want to put my attention on. If I could add a -smooth option to the Exec line in the Slingshot.desktop file that I made, that would solve the problem.
My Slingshot.desktop file looks like this:
I store it in ~/.local/
To get Slingshot to show up in Plank, terminate and restart slingshot-launcher.