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How can I remove the Cairo Dock Icons in Dash even though I removed the app using Software Center? I removed Wireshark using the same method and Wireshark doesn't show up in Dash. Any ideas?

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You have not removed the whole package yet. Its data is still in your computer. Remove all by running in the terminal:

   sudo apt-get-purge cairo-dock-core
  • Perfect, thanks I have never needed to use that command since I'm a months old Ubuntu noob. As an aside I don't see an option like AskUbuntu in StackExchange for Linux Mint, I am thinking of switching. – Todd Mar 15 '15 at 1:26
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Remove all of the components with this command in Terminal:

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

You can also use Synaptic Package Manager

sudo apt-get install synaptic -y
sudo synaptic
to see the different components you have installed, just search for
cairo
or
cairo-dock

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