I have recently switched from gnome to unity and have removed gnome with

sudo apt remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop
sudo apt remove gnome-shell

I have also purged config files like below

sudo apt purge ubuntu-gnome-desktop

Removed unwanted dependencies with

sudo apt auto-remove

But I don't know how to delete all the bloatware that comes with gnome. When I run

sudo apt list gnome-*

It gives me a huge list which is really difficult to remove manually. How can I remove the apps like settings, calendar music and so on without manually deleting them one by one?

  • This is easier said then done, because a lot of Gnome3 packages are needed for Unity. Jul 3, 2020 at 16:15
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    Does this answer your question? How to remove GNOME Shell from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to install other desktop environment from scratch? - be careful
    – N0rbert
    Jul 3, 2020 at 16:19
  • Use unity also, find no problem with leaving gnome alone as a secondary desktop on system. Might want or need to do this with other desktops, but with unity would leave things as they are.
    – crip659
    Jul 3, 2020 at 16:43
  • I would have left unity alone but in my search when I type for example settings I get two apps and similarly for other apps therefore to Clean this up I thought about deleting the whole gnome thing. Jul 4, 2020 at 3:58


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