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I backed up my home directory from Ubuntu 14.04, installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a new PC, then restored my home directory.

I went ahead and installed the native app following these instructions. Now I'm trying to remove the Chrome web app and I can't figure out how to uninstall it.

Both the Chrome app and the native app are showing up in my launcher - in fact, the Chrome app has an icon and the native app is missing its icon. But the Chrome app is not in Chrome's chrome://extensions page, so there's no option to uninstall.

I've searched my home directory for references to Postman (find ~ -iname "*postman*") and moved my ~/.config/Postman directory. This did remove my Postman history but did not remove the Postman Chrome app (not that I really expected it to).

How can I completely remove the Postman web app?

Edit

I fixed the missing icon image; the directions I followed had the wrong path for the icon image. The good news is that the old icon and the new have slightly different colouring, so I can tell them apart. But I'd still prefer to just have one.

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  • could you upload screenshots that you can't find app in chrome? Sep 2 '18 at 15:29
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Hover on any extension and click manage extensions and then search postman and choose remove.

This will remove web app postman from Chrome.

edit 1: reply to comment.

If you can't see chrome extension, then click on any extension, then the extension menu opens where you can search for Postman, then click remove.

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  • As mentioned in the question, the app is not showing up in Chrome. There is no option to remove the web app.
    – Kryten
    Aug 23 '18 at 16:15
  • Then try a restart as this is installed from the extension area so don't know how we can help Aug 23 '18 at 16:17
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I don't know if you manage to solve this, I had the exact same problem: I looked for postman references with both locate and find commands and removed all of them but the application was still there... Finally, I found it:

It was in ~/.local/share/applications, where you can find desktop files for different chrome extensions (with weird names). The one for Postman is: chrome-fhbjgbiflinjbdggehcddcbncdddomop-Profile_X.desktop, where the X depends on your profiles on chrome and for which of them you have the app installed.

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On my machine/in my Chrome, the Postman Chrome app was also not listed as an extension.

But then I switched the Chrome user to the one, I've used before, the Postman Chrome app appeared as extension and could be removed with a mouse click.

So maybe you've simply installed under another user, just like me...:)

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    Thanks MiK, it was easy to remove once you go through your profiles and work out which one was first to install it :)
    – kerrin
    Jul 4 '19 at 5:52
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Just a useful note for Windows users:

Once removing the app through your chrome browser, as described in a previous answer, the start menu entry for the legacy chrome extension will still show up for POSTMAN (and possibly make you use that instead of the non-deprecated native app).

To delete the lingering reference, delete the entry here:

C:\Users\{youruser}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications Chrome

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