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How can I remove web-apps? (Not the whole feature, but certain web-apps)

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Simple, just use:

sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-*appidontlike*

i.e.

sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-twitter

Examples:

unity-webapps-amazoncloudreader - Unity Webapp for AmazonCloudReader
unity-webapps-angrybirds - Unity Webapp for AngryBirds
unity-webapps-bbcnews - Unity Webapp for BBCNews
unity-webapps-cuttherope - Unity Webapp for CutTheRope
unity-webapps-facebookapps - Unity Webapp for FacebookApps
unity-webapps-facebookmessenger - Unity Webapp for FacebookMessenger
unity-webapps-gmail - Unity Webapp for GMail
unity-webapps-googlecalendar - Unity Webapp for GoogleCalendar
unity-webapps-googledocs - Unity Webapp for GoogleDocs
unity-webapps-googleplus - Unity Webapp for GooglePlus
unity-webapps-grooveshark - Unity Webapp for grooveshark
unity-webapps-hulu-player - Unity Webapp for hulu-player
unity-webapps-lastfm-radio - Unity Webapp for lastfm-radio
unity-webapps-launchpad - Unity Webapp for Launchpad
unity-webapps-librefm - Unity Webapp for LibreFm
unity-webapps-linkedin - Unity Webapp for LinkedIn
unity-webapps-livemail - Unity Webapp for LiveMail
unity-webapps-mail-ru - Unity Webapp for mail-ru
unity-webapps-newsblur - Unity Webapp for Newsblur
unity-webapps-pandora-com - Unity Webapp for pandora-com
unity-webapps-qq-mail - Unity Webapp for qq-mail
unity-webapps-reddit - Unity Webapp for Reddit
unity-webapps-tumblr - Unity Webapp for Tumblr
unity-webapps-twitter - Unity Webapp for Twitter
unity-webapps-vkcom - Unity Webapp for Vkcom
unity-webapps-wordpress-com - Unity Webapp for wordpress-com
unity-webapps-yahoomail - Unity Webapp for YahooMail
unity-webapps-yahoonews - Unity Webapp for YahooNews
unity-webapps-yandex-music - Unity Webapp for yandex-music
unity-webapps-yandexnews - Unity Webapp for YandexNews
unity-webapps-youtube - Unity Webapp for YouTube

Each web app is its own package. I don't think any of them are dependent on each other, so you shouldn't have any issues uninstalling ones you don't need/use.

The Amazon and Ubuntu One Web Apps seem to be baked in to the web apps application, so you cannot remove these by simply uninstalling the package. The easiest way to remove these is to install Unsettings. This is a tweak tool, similar to Ubuntu Tweak. It is not available in the repos, so you have to install its PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unsettings

Now that you installed it, fire it up and select the "Web apps" tab on the left side. To disable a web app, simply move the websites that use it from either Pre-authorized or Enabled to Disabled, then click the apply button (the little gears).

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I'd especially like to remove amazon. But sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-amazon doesn't work. ` –  kikeriki Nov 13 '12 at 16:06
    
I didn't realize that Amazon and Ubuntu One were built-in to the web apps application. I updated my answer with specific information on removing these two webapps. –  reverendj1 Nov 13 '12 at 16:36
    
thank you very much –  kikeriki Nov 13 '12 at 17:01
    
No problem. Glad I could help. –  reverendj1 Nov 13 '12 at 17:03
    
Terminal for webapps integration management?! Ubuntu team: Pathetic! @reverendj1: What about the omgubuntu.co.uk webapp integration? –  Bucic Nov 23 '12 at 20:59
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The first answer didn't work for me at one time. Although I was able to uninstall the Unity web app, it was still kept on the Dash. Here's an alternative solution if that didn't work for you too somehow:

  1. Find the .desktop file in .local/share/applications. Move it to Trash.

    For me, it was a YouTube web app, and it looked like this: YouTubeyoutubecom.desktop.

  2. Find the corresponding icon file in /icons. Move it to Trash.

    For me, it looked like this: YouTube-youtube.2.com.png.

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