I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed Microsoft Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux. Later, I removed Office through PlayOnLinux, and then removed PlayOnLinux through the software center. However, if I search in the dash, all the office programs show up in the results.

Removing PlayOnLinux through the software center did not remove the playonlinux folders in home, so I deleted those myself. That didn't fix the problem. Deleting the hidden wine folders in home also did not fix it.

Where are the Office programs installed, and how can I get rid of them?

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If the programs are not working when you try to launch them, it might just be their shortcuts which remain in the dash.

You can use the program "Alacarte" also known as "Main Menu" to edit applications appearing in the dash.

  • You're correct that the programs don't work when I try to launch them. The dash closes when I click on the shortcut, but the program doesn't launch (as expected, since I uninstalled/deleted them). However, they still show up in the dash even after unchecking them in Main Menu (and rebooting). Thanks for your help.
    – user268639
    Apr 17, 2014 at 2:02

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