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I had the same problem with DBVisualizer (9.5.x). My dash entry was indeed in ~/.local/share/applications, but the file name was 'com-install4j-runtime-launcher-unixlauncher.desktop' (no DB* in the file name)


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I had the same trouble with deleting Firefox icon from Unity launcher. I installed two exemplars of Firefox: one with apt-get and one with dpkg from *.deb, so after removing both copies of Firefox, icon is still showed in Unity launcher. Here is recipe that helped me: Looking a package in dpkg dpkg --list | grep firefox result ii ...


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In Ubuntu 14.04LTS Press Super-A to bring up the Applications Scope Scroll until you see the Dash Plugins Header If not already clicked, click the Show more results button For each plugin you'd like to disable, click it, then click disable I prefer this method because it doesn't require super-user privileges, thus, it is less likely to break anything.


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The programs that show up in the Dash, desktop menus etc are there due to .desktop files in /usr/share/applications & ~/.local/share/applications. You can easily make a launcher using a file similar to this in either of the above locations (named telegram.desktop or similar): [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Telegram Exec=/opt/Telegram/Telegram ...


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In Ubuntu 14.04, without any installations, just run gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search 'none'


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just navigate there in your file browser, right-click on executable and press "make link". After that - drag`n drop your link to desktop. usually comsol is here: /usr/local/comsol50/multiphysics/bin/comsol otherwise look for it via locate -b comsol


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You can switch off online search results with the command: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search 'none' To make the command run on startup, and make sure it is set after a restart, add the following to your startup applications: /bin/bash -c "gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search 'none'"


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Install the Privacy Indicator applet and just turn off all the features you don't need. Then (in the same applet) click on Clear Zeitgeist log. That's the easiest and fastest way to improve the speed of the dash while keeping the functionality you do need.


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Here are some things to do: Disable online search results: Launch System Settings and go to Security & Privacy, under the Search tab, turn off the check box which says When searching in the Dash: include online search results Stop recording file and app usage: In System Settings and go to Security & Privacy, under the Files & Applications ...


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Try this: sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/gnome-control-center.desktop Add this line: NoDisplay=true Save and exit and try now EDIT: answering your comments To remove all apps founded in the system settings you have to do such as above for each app. Let's start with Appearance : sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/gnome-background-panel.desktop ...


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E: Unable to locate package unity-place-applications E: Unable to locate package unity-place-files unity-place-applications and unity-place-files are no more available in Ubuntu 14.04 instead use unity-lens-applications and unity-lens-files which is founded in universe repository, so first enable it(if it's disabled for some reason else skip it ...



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