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I have installed Chromium and Tweet Deck on it (trough Chrome Store), now I uninstalled Tweet Deck and after that Chromium, the problem is, when I installed Tweet Deck it asked me if I want to create a shortcut to it and I chose YES. Now that both are uninstalled the Tweet Deck icon still appears on Unity Menu over Internet.

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I tried to remove the icon from the menu but I can't figure out how to do this. It should be a simple thing to do, but is giving me headaches :P

What I have to do to remove the shortcut and possible junk files from Chromium?

Also my Ubuntu version is 11.10 x64.

(Sorry if I write something wrong)

Thanks in advance.

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It seems that you can't remove apps from the Dash, however you can manage your launchers (*.desktop files) in one of the following directories:

  • /usr/share/applications
  • /usr/local/share/applications
  • ~/.local/share/applications

If your launcher file is in any of the first two directories, you will require root permissions to remove it.

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It was in ~/.local/share/applications. I successful removed it. Many tanks :D –  Dennis Oct 24 '11 at 2:31
It took me a bit, but I finally found more desktop files in /usr/share/app-install/desktop/ on Ubuntu 11.10 which is where the extra version of jEdit was showing up for me that was launching an old version that was duplicated in the unity menu. –  kcstrom Mar 26 '12 at 20:57
Also if you delete a program installed with Wine you will have to look inside more than one folder inside the ~/.local/share/ diretory. –  Zignd Apr 12 '13 at 12:16

I use an application called alacarte (atalacarte is a program that for editing freedesktop.org complient menus). It allows you to remove the unwanted launchers from the menu or create/add new ones. I had to install this app myself (apt-get) in Ubuntu 12.04. IMO this app should be part of a default Ubuntu installation.

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Right click the app's icon. On the next screen that appears, select the "Uninstall" button. The app should now be uninstalled.

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