I installed LAN Messenger (for Windows) using wine but turns out LAN Messenger is also available for linux as well. So..

  • I uninstalled LAN Messenger from wine.
  • I also removed wine.
  • deleted the .wine directory.
  • after that sudo apt-get autoremove and sudo apt-get autoclean.
  • then I installed LAN Messenger using dpkg -i pkgname.deb and it installed successfully.

The problem is that now I get this in dash: Dash

Any Help is highly appreciated.

[NOTE] I am using ubuntu 12.10


I fixed it:

  • open terminal and cd ~/.local/share/applications.
  • ls -a and there were few wine-*** files and a folder wine.enter image description here
  • now you can do a selective remove or; in my case; delete all those files using rm -rf wine*

Problem solved!

curtsy: https://askubuntu.com/a/71245/241969

  • 3
    You don't have to delete everything as you may lose other useful icons too. Inside ~/.local/share/applications/wine/programs there are folders regarding each one of your wine apps. Delete the unwanted ones and keep the rest.
    – John
    Oct 30 '16 at 11:20
  • @John Thanks for pointing that out. Updated the answer.
    – SMR
    Aug 28 '18 at 10:05
  • 1
    Awesome, if you want to remove all the icons which we have instaled using wine, this is the technique to follow...Thanks, man.
    – Arul
    Apr 11 '20 at 0:39

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