I have lots of duplicate icons (with different sizes), or even icons without title in my dash. I want to get rid of those, but don't know how. I have observed, that when logging in as a different user, everything is alright.

Where does unity store all those app icons?

It has to be somewhere below my home folder, since everythings alright for other accounts. But alas, I haven't found it.

Already tried running unity --reset, just be informed that it's deprecated and doesn't work any more.

I am know on 12.10, but had the same problem in 12.04.

EDIT: I made a screenshot to make my problem clear: enter image description here

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    Did you try rightclick -> remove from starter? – cauon Oct 20 '12 at 13:51
  • Thank you, but my problem is not the programs in the starter, but when I open the dash. – Axel Oct 20 '12 at 16:20
  • This screenshot is indeed very helpful :D I was misled. Hopefully someone can help you with this issue. – cauon Oct 20 '12 at 16:41
  • Solved! See my comment to tachyons answer. – Axel Oct 20 '12 at 16:47
  • Great! So if you found the answer yourself, you can post it and accept it. It's OK to answer your own questions! – cauon Oct 20 '12 at 17:13

Icons are stored in /usr/share/applications remove duplicate icons(if any) from there.

If it won't work try

 sudo apt-get remove menu-xdg


remove the folder ~/.local/share/applications/menu-xdg

  • That was nearly correct, and pointed me to the correct solution. The duplicates were stored under ~/.local/share/applications/menu-xdg. I removed that folder and now everything works as expected. If you update your answer, I will accept it. – Axel Oct 20 '12 at 16:46
  • Feel free to edit my answer and add that steps to answer :) – Tachyons Oct 21 '12 at 2:30

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