I'm that kind of user who likes to have different browsers, media players, etc. Today I just wanted to try out Opera and Google Chrome, but I don't want to use them anymore so I thought that I remove them. The problem is I can't find them in Ubuntu Software Center or when I use 'remove opera' in terminal it doesn't work. Can you tell me how to remove them properly?

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    What is the output of your remove command (and what command did you use exactly)? – Byte Commander Feb 14 '15 at 14:37
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    Well I've downloaded the opera.deb file and installed it via USC. But now when I type opera in USC's search...nothing. So I tried apt-get remove opera/opera-stable, but still nothing. I'm almost sure that I'm doing something wrong, but I can't figure out the proper way. – Gábor Varga Feb 14 '15 at 14:40
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    Have a look here: How to install applications when you're a Windows user and upvote it when it helped... – Fabby Feb 16 '15 at 9:03
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    possible duplicate of How do I install applications in Ubuntu? – Fabby Feb 16 '15 at 9:03

Open a Terminal and put in:

sudo apt-get remove opera-stable

to remove opera and

 sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable

to remove chrome


In Software Center go to Installed and from right side of the Installed click on the down arrow button and select Unknown - You will see Opera and Chrome there.

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Are you sure that you have installed these two pieces of software successfully?

Try this:

dpkg -s opera-stable google-chrome-stable

If you see dpkg-query: package 'nlll' is not installed and no information is available that means you didn't install that.

Also, if you install that, you will see lots of files.


Use purge to delete the configurations as well


sudo apt-get purge opera-stable
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    This would be better either as a complete answer (i.e., an answer that does not depend on reading other answers) or as a comment – josinalvo Feb 14 '15 at 17:12
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    I agree completely! I would have loved to have added it as a comment to the post it's adding to. Except Askubuntu's permissions are such that a new user gains ability to provide "answers" prior to being able to add comments. I can comment only on my own posts at this time. – Dave Feb 14 '15 at 17:56
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    okay than. No problem =P – josinalvo Feb 14 '15 at 18:16

After a long searching process, I used sudo snap remove opera-beta command and it is working. I forget that i installed opera-beta from snap.

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