Earlier today I installed Google Chrome only to realize that I needed to uninstall it for reasons I won't get into here, so I removed Google Chrome and got Mozilla Firefox back. Before I uninstalled Google Chrome, I downloaded an app from the Chrome Web Store that runs in its own window (not in Google Chrome) that added Chrome Apps into my Xubuntu menu so I can access it. I restarted my computer after the uninstallation, but the Chrome Apps submenu is still in my Xfce menu! I thought this was a problem with a file Google Chrome left behind, so I reinstalled Google Chrome just so I could type sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable, which should have deleted some of its files, but that didn't help at all but Google Chrome was still removed from my system like I wanted, including the Chrome App I downloaded. The links in the Chrome Apps menu are broken (like they should be because Google Chrome and the Chrome Apps were removed), but the folder is still there. How do I remove the Chrome Apps menu (or submenu or folder or whatever you call it) from the Xfce menu? Below is a screenshot of this problem.


  • Come on. Is there a "menu" folder in the system that determines what is in the menu, because if there is, say so!
    – John Scott
    Jun 19, 2014 at 17:39
  • Chrome Apps does not display the Google Chrome logo because Google Chrome was removed, should that help you.
    – John Scott
    Jun 20, 2014 at 1:08
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    Check /usr/share/applications/ (unlikely) and ~/.share/applications/ (likely) for the menu entry. Jun 20, 2014 at 19:40

2 Answers 2


Chrome installs app shortcuts to $HOME/.local/share/applications. You should be able to delete all residual launcher entries with the following command:

rm $HOME/.local/share/applications/chrome-*.desktop
  • Thank you. That worked instantly and solved my problem. (I will award you the bounty in 21 hours, I can't right now.)
    – John Scott
    Jun 20, 2014 at 21:12
  • @FuzzyToothpaste Glad I could help :). Jun 21, 2014 at 21:07
  • this still works on Ubuntu 20.04. Feb 9, 2021 at 16:46

Easy method:

  • Open chrome browser
  • Open extension(Manage extension) in it
  • Go down and check that electro application
  • You will get an option to remove it

Harsh method:

rm $HOME/.local/share/applications/chrome-*.desktop

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