Removing a launcher category


Hey, guys just a quick question. I’ve been trying to implement my very own version of jupyter lab. And the primary thing which I wanted to do is to remove categories from the launcher widget. Can anyone please guide and point me in the right direction.

Right now what I’m doing is I’ve forked the entire launcher to my own extension and I’ve attached it to the main area, so with this approach, I can mod the entire launcher on my will.

So is this the right way to do so? Because I can’t find any public api in the documentation on removing categories from the launcher.