I have dead (non-functional) links in my Dash, how do I manually remove them? They were created by an installation of a Java program via bash script.

Here is the script (if it helps): Minecraft


Remove the files ~/.local/share/applications/Minecraft.desktop and /usr/share/applications/Minecraft.desktop if they exist.

  • Interesting, ~/.local/share/applications/Minecraft.desktop was there and I removed it but the issue persists. – Switchkick Jul 8 '12 at 3:27
  • @Switchkick, have you rebooted, they sometimes persist until reboot, also they will still show up in your "Recent Programs" history until pushed out by new apps. If they were installed systemwide the may also be in the other location listed in Florian's answer, check there as well – TrailRider Jul 8 '12 at 4:42
  • I restarted, and the other location held no icon, issue remains. I will be marking this as the correct answer as I'm sure in most instances it will be. – Switchkick Jul 8 '12 at 8:24
  • 1
    Is grep Minecraft ~/.local/share/applications/* /usr/share/applications/* printing anything? – Florian Diesch Jul 8 '12 at 13:58
  • It is: /home/USERNAME/.local/share/applications/alloc-installer.desktop:Name=Minecraft – Switchkick Jul 8 '12 at 21:37

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.