I installed KDE alongside Ubuntu, but now I want to remove all traces.

As seen here, http://i.imgur.com/TwOLhF1.png my winows have different icons and a differnet theme. Can anybody help me out? I want to also change the splash screen back to Ubuntu from Kubuntu.

  • can you post the output of ls -A ~ | grep -v "$(ls ~)" please? May 28 '15 at 14:33

Run the following:

sudo apt-get remove gtk2-engines-oxygen gtk3-engines-oxygen
rm -rf ~/.kde

This should uninstall Oxygen for GTK and delete the KDE preferences directory in your home folder.

Source: Restore GTK integration after removing KDE


Depending on what KDE package you installed you'll want to use apt-gets purge switch.

sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop


sudo apt-get purge kde-full


sudo apt-get purge kde-plasma-desktop

If you've already uninstalled it and simply want to correct your theme go to the settings manager and select the Radiance Theme. That should return your system to the pre-KDE state.

  • Didn't work. I purged those, each one, but they all were already removed.
    – Airee
    May 28 '15 at 13:41
  • Have you tried going into the settings manager to change the theme?
    – Garheade
    May 28 '15 at 13:55
  • Go to System Setting, then click on Appearance. Then on the bottom of the screen you should be able to select Radiance or Ambiance from the Theme selection towards the bottom.
    – Garheade
    May 28 '15 at 14:29

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