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I have Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick) and I cannot find any option in the Software Center to list installed programs.

I need to access this to streamline my list of programs before I do a fresh install.

Can anyone help please?

I know about using dpkg to get a list of installed packages, and also using synaptic to view them - but this is not precisely what I want to do. Software Center used to give the option to view installed apps, no matter how many packages were associated with them.

That way it is easier to see which apps I no longer use, rather than browse through a long list of packages that I don't know the purpose of. I need a simpler view than Synaptic, basically, and it used to be in Software Center!

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Do you just need a list of the packages installed in your system? Does it have to be a graphical solution? –  Bruno Pereira Jan 31 '12 at 22:11
    
@Bruno I was just about to put in an edit, (which I shall do anyway). I know about using dpkg to get a list of installed packages, and also using synaptic to view them - but this is not precisely what I want to do. Software Center used to give the option to view installed apps, no matter how many packages were associated with them. That way it is easier to see which apps I no longer use, rather than browse through a long list of packages that I don't know the purpose of. I need a simpler view than Synaptic, basically, and it used to be in Software Center! –  Stefan Jan 31 '12 at 22:26