You may think that dosn't matter, but I realy want to use Ubuntu 12.04 without this program, Pornview, in Software center for personal reasons.

Thus my question is, how do I hide a particular piece of software from appearing in Software Center and the Dash?

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    fyi this might be a start: askubuntu.com/questions/47997/… It is about removing apps from view in USC you need to pay for. Maybe someone with more coding skills can add in a line or 2 :) – Rinzwind May 3 '12 at 18:55

Press Alt+Ctrl+T to open the terminal and run the following command.

sudo apt-get remove Pornview

  • I am not sure, but probably the OP wants the application not to show up in Ubuntu Software Center... – Rafał Cieślak May 3 '12 at 18:44
  • Sorry, but I don't install this. But seems it all ways appear in Recommended programs. Thank. – Right May 3 '12 at 18:48
  • rafalcieslak! You right! – Right May 3 '12 at 18:49

There is no graphical means to achieve this. Given an application with the package name foobar, open a terminal with Ctl-Alt-T and type:

sudo rm /usr/share/app-install/desktop/foobar*.desktop
sudo update-apt-xapian-index

Then log out, and log in again.

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