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I installed DbVisualize in Ubuntu 12.04. Now I don't want to use it anymore, so I deleted the folder "DBVisualizer" in my Home folder. Problem is I can still see the icon in the Dash.

How could I remove it completely from my system (for other apps too)?

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uninstalling software usually cannot be done by deleting a folder. it depends how u installed it. so plz specify how the install has been done then can someone help you – Ashu May 17 '12 at 13:48
I run a "sh" file to install the software. So I thought I could uninstall it by deleting the folder. – quangtruong1985 May 21 '12 at 23:16
there would also be an (most prob there is one) in the same folder. – Ashu May 22 '12 at 13:37
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Dash picks up its entries from .desktop files placed in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications.

Deleting the .desktop file corresponding to your program should remove its entry from Dash.

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Actually, you should delete programs through Synaptic or Software center, but not simple by deleting the application folder. Also, you can delete the application icon from the unity dashboard by right-clicking it and than clicking on the "Unlock from Launcher".

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To uninstall, simply open Ubuntu Software Center, search for the application you want to remove, and click "Remove".

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thanks captain obvious – Nick Bailuc Feb 3 '14 at 17:43

I had the same issue, this seems to be quite a common problem. Ubuntu should include a MENU editor by default.

First I uninstalled the application, then I deleted all references from the following folder:


Rebooted....but never resolved my issue.

So installed this MENU editor:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caldas-lopes/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ezame

and delete unwanted icons.

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