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If I install gThumb and make it my preferred image viewer, then what will happen if I remove Shotwell?

I'm asking because, in Unity's dash, there is a huge Shotwell icon that says "view photos". So, I'm wondering what will happen to that icon and Ubuntu's default photo viewer.

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Shotwell will get uninstalled.. –  Uri Herrera Feb 14 '12 at 18:14
    
Well, yes. But will Ubuntu replace the "view photos" massive icon with? –  Gonzoza Feb 14 '12 at 18:23
    
this icon should disappear as a normal routine of the uninstallation process. You might want to add a shortcut to gThumb then. –  onse Feb 14 '12 at 18:26
    
If the Dash icon is integrated into the Dash itself and it's not dependent on Shotwell, it will not ge away if you remove Shotwell –  Uri Herrera Feb 14 '12 at 18:45
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Shotwell will get uninstalled and icon will disappear and the default viewer will revert back to Image Viewer if u had made Shotwell your default image viewer

PS: your config files will still be present , so instead or apt-get remove use apt-get purge command to completely remove Shotwell

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After removal set Gthumb or something else to your default image viewer under system settings/ system info/ default applications. Then it will replace the shotwell icon in unity "view photos".

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You can easilly test it out. Just do a

sudo apt-get remove shotwell

If something goes wrong, you still can reinstall it, config should stay. You can btw just delete the icon if it stays and add a new one for gTumb.

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