I recently installed cairo-dock-core package from Ubuntu software center.

I played with it for a while and concluded to delete it completely.Then, I uninstalled it from Ubuntu software center itself.

To check that it was completely removed I typed in terminal, the name of the package cairo and checked that if anything related was left.

To my surprise, I found cairo-dock-session. I then tried removing it but didn't succeed.

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    @P.-H. Lin Well, those tells me about how to remove the package if installed. But, I've already removed the package and left with the 'cairo-dock-session' – devGeek Oct 2 '14 at 18:47
  • It also tells you how to remove unneeded dependencies of the packages, that you removed. – David Foerster Dec 9 '15 at 10:47

If you look at the source package page of cairo-dock you'll get the list of packages to remove. To fully remove this application you need to type the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get purge cairo-dock cairo-dock-core cairo-dock-data libgldi-dev libgldi3

Note: cairo-dock-session is provided by the cairo-dock-data package (see this query on packages.ubuntu.com)

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    Would be nice if they had made this easier...like Windows. (: – neuronet Jul 31 '16 at 19:27

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