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Using Ubuntu 13.04:

I decided it was time to uninstall the Windows version of Steam I was running through Wine. So I used Wine's uninstall applications function to remove it and all its files. Then I used Ubuntu's software centre to uninstall Wine and the Windows compatibility layer.

The problem is that, in Unity, if I search 'Steam', the image for the Windows version still appears.

  • Click it, nothing happens.
  • Drag to desktop and delete, nothing happens.
  • Used the command line to remove and then purge Steam. On the Desktop, no result.

How can I correct this?

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Browse to /usr/share/applications, find file called "Steam" and delete it. If it is not there look for it under ~/.local/share/applications/ (~ means your home folder).

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No dice, only version of Steam in there is the Native Linux client, which I don't want to delete. No files of the Wine Windows client to be found, but it's still showing if I search Unity. – Alex Gerard Baldwin May 3 '13 at 17:50
Sounds bad. Is there maybe "wine" folder under ~/.local/share/applications? – Tanel Mae May 3 '13 at 18:46
@Tuxest It's bad practice to ask for upvotes on the Stackexchange network. I did upvote your answer, but strictly for its merit and not your remark. – Glutanimate May 4 '13 at 16:41
@Glutanimate. I know it is a bad practice and I have done this with few of my answers lately as an experiment. I just wanted to test whether it makes any difference as I am quite sure that most of the people who use this site (I mean specifically askubuntu and not Stackexchange network in general) have no clue about what these arrows are for. – Tanel Mae May 4 '13 at 17:11

Try rm -r ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/Steam

At least with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04, the wine package from the universe repository and the latest Steam installer, the .desktop files are put there.

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