I have Google chrome pinned, but when I click the icon another one appears which is in high detail unlike the pinned one.

If I unpin all chrome icons, then suddenly when I pin another icon it starts the browser in a specific site that I once visited and didn't even bookmark (Deluge bittorrent client). Where are all dash icons under "Applications" located? I searched /usr/share/applications/ but didn't find it there.


For the random site issue, it's going to be in your home area, under ~/.local/share/applications.

You will probably find some strangley named ones in there - for example chrome-gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp-Default.desktop. I'd suggest not removing them - they're for your extensions.

However, if you see one with the name of the site that lauches, do delete it.

  • I deleted the whole folder /home/*USER*/.local/share/applications/ and both issues went away. Thanks, i just needed to know what other location unity dash gets its icons from – Nick Bailuc Aug 16 '15 at 11:57
  • @Tim Looks to be a clear dup, I don't know probably you shouldn't answer this. – Ron Aug 16 '15 at 11:58
  • @NickBailuc You really shouldn't have deleted the whole folder but never mind... – Tim Aug 16 '15 at 11:58
  • @Ron That was only addressing the 2 icons issue, not the "non bookmarked launcher". – Tim Aug 16 '15 at 11:59
  • @Tim but the non-bookmarked launcher does go away with that answer, right? Just a suggestion, btw. – Ron Aug 16 '15 at 12:02

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