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I want to uninstall the GMail webapp, and I tried both the ways given in this question, yet still I'm unable to.

When I searched the Software Centre for unity-webapps-gmail, I saw that it wasn't installed. And the "allowed-domains" in dconf-editor had no website. The Gmail icon shows up here under the Messaging Menu, and opens GMail in Firefox when clicked.

How do I unistall the Gmail web-app so that it no longer appears in the Messaging Menu?

Messaging menu with Gmail entry

share|improve this question… – user99487 May 16 '13 at 23:48

You have to delete the GMail app's .desktop file from your home folder in


I had a lot of other garbage there, as well ...

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This fixed the problem! Thanks! – vrraghy Dec 12 '12 at 21:32

I was wondering the same thing in Ubuntu 14.04. Turns out, the unity webapps are stored in /usr/share/applications now.

If you'd like to what other webapps are installed on your system, you can navigate to the aforementioned folder:

cd /usr/share/applications

and then use the following one-liner:

for f in *.desktop; do if grep -q Exec=unity-webapps-runner $f; then echo $f; fi; done

AT YOUR OWN RISK: If for some reason you'd like to remove this you could replace echo by rm (and make sure you have appropriate privileges).

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Just run

sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-gmail
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