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I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 and all has been great, except for the web apps feature.

I've tried adding a few web apps, but it's very buggy and not a very good experience. I'm also tired of being asked to add a website as an web app. How can I remove web apps from Ubuntu entirely? I use both Chromium and Firefox.

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You can remove the following packages:


See also:

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sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-service wants to remove unity, ubuntu-desktop, hud, indicator-appmenu, and indicator-sound. This isn't normal, right? –  Alaa Jul 2 '13 at 10:52
@Alaa, you are right, removing webapss also removes unity and you will boot into an environment with only your wallpaper... (I did that) To put it back you have to reinstall unity (that comes with the webapps too!!!) If you are in this situation, here's the answer to put unity back askubuntu.com/questions/17381/… –  William Oct 3 '13 at 16:13
unity-webapps-service is required. –  MrVaykadji Jan 31 at 15:23
This answer is wrong and outright dangerous. What the F?!?! –  akled Feb 22 at 14:28
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Run from a terminal (not sudo)

gsettings set com.canonical.unity.webapps allowed-domains []

You're done.

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