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I tried LXDE and I really don't like it so I would like to get rid of it. I installed it by typing:

sudo apt-get install lxde

and tried to remove it by typing

sudo apt-get purge lxde && sudo apt-get autoremove

But the LXDE option is still in LightDM's desktop menu. Can anybody tell me how to remove it from LightDM's menu?

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Run in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --purge lxde*

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get autoremove


This should be it.

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It is not running. I click onit and then log in then it just directs me to the login screen again. I want to get rid of it from the list too. –  Jatttt May 31 '14 at 1:39
Try removing the lxde-common package as well - that's the one that provides the LXDE.desktop file, I think –  steeldriver May 31 '14 at 1:46
No. It's still there. –  Jatttt May 31 '14 at 7:36
try now re-edited answer. That will delete all LXDE belongings. –  JoKeR May 31 '14 at 11:26
Is there a way to remove LXDE safely after installing LXqt? –  warsong Jan 9 at 20:26

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