Can anyone please tell me how to completely remove Skype from Ubuntu 18.04?
There's lots of advice on how to install Skype, but none on how to uninstall it. Skype came with the upgrade I think.
How can I remove Skype?
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Click the "Ubuntu" button, type "Terminal" (without the quotations) and then press Enter.
sudo apt-get --purge remove skypeforlinux (earlier package name was
skype) and then press Enter
Enter your Ubuntu password to confirm that you wish to completely remove Skype and then press Enter
Click the "Ubuntu" button, type "Home" (without the quotations) and then press Enter to open your home folder.
Press Ctrl-H to display hidden folders. Locate and delete the ".skype" folder. Copied and pasted...
GUI method : Right click on Skype in app drawer and click Show details. You'll be redirected to Ubuntu Software Center. From there you can on uninstall. This would I call the easiest method.
CLI method: Open terminal and run
sudo snap remove skype and if this doesn't work try
sudo apt-get --purge remove skype
After removing Skype, you are to remove the remaining directories.
find . -name Skype
cd .configand then type
rm -r Skype skypeforlinuxAnd it's done.
here the way to remove Skype from Ubuntu recommended by the engineers of Microsoft :
source : https://answers.microsoft.com
- Go to "Applications."
- Select a category and the program you wish to uninstall. Select "Uninstall" from the options listed with the program. Do not actually click the program itself. You want to view the other options listed with the program. If no uninstaller is available, continue to Step 3.
- Go to "Applications -- Add/Remove" to open the Add/Remove programs window.
- Type in the type of program you want to uninstall in the "Search" box. For instance, if you want to uninstall a browser, type "Internet" or "Browser". You can also use the categories to the left of the screen.
- Uncheck the program you wish to uninstall and click "Apply." You may need to restart your computer.