I thought I would try out the new webapps ppa and everything seems to be working fine. However, google reader now floods my messaging menu with all my feeds and turns the icon blue. How can I remove a specific site (google reader) from accessing webapps after I have accepted it?
Easy way for 12.10 onwards:
Go to the Software Center and search for the specific web app and uninstall it. E.g.
Hard way, for 12.04 and older Ubuntu versions
Press Alt + F2 , run
Now go to com → canonical → unity → webapps.
Allowed domain value and remove the undesired entry.
To prevent any more popups for a site, add the site URL to:
Edit>preferences>General> Desktop integration > exception
Settings > Extension > Desktop integration > Exception
(A small addition to Web-E's excellent answer.)
Go to the Dash → Ubuntu Software Center → search 'unity-webapps'
You'll now see a list of all the web apps supported by the Unity desktop. Web apps you've installed will have a tick mark on them, and from there installing/removing web apps should be goddamn easy!
WARNING! Do NOT remove the unity-webapps-service package (titled "Service for Web Apps integration with the Unity desktop"). This program runs the Desktop service used for Web Apps integration with Unity desktop.
The .desktop files for these web applications are located in
Removing these files (e.g. Googleplusgooglecom.desktop, LinkedInlinkedincom.desktop) will immediately remove the entries from the messaging menu.
If you have already «removed» the webapp with dconf-editor or unsettings and it still shows on the dash, then you have to manually delete it.
- Open the file manager
- Click View > Show Hidden Files (alternatively CTRL + h)
- Open this folder: .local
- Open this folder: share
- Open this folder: applications
- Search the «desktop» file you want and delete it.
You can use Unsettings to enable and disable installed web apps:
In the "Web apps" tab remove the undesired domains from the "Pre-authorized" (1) or "Enabled" (2) fields (that are the
preauthorized-domains entries in
dconf-editor) and at them to the "Disabled" (3) field, if you do not want to be asked for them any more (
Use the "Enable Web apps" switch (4) to switch off the whole web apps support.