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Whilst using Ubuntu, it occurred to me that Sublime Text 3 was showing a peculiar name on the side bar. For example, when I hover over Firefox, I get a label next to the icon saying Firefox Web browser, but with sublime text, it says /var/www/html/forum/index.php - Sublime Text (UNREGISTERED). This is strange because this filename is not open in Sublime Text but still displays on the label. How can i reset it so it displays only as Sublime Text again? It even says /var/www/html/forum/index.php - Sublime Text (UNREGISTERED) in the Dash Home

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Not sure how it could happen, but some process must have either created- or edited the local sublime-text.desktop file.

How to solve?

If you installed Sublime Text globally (and thus the file /usr/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop exists) simply remove the local one:

rm ~/.local/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop

and log out/in to make Unity find the global one.

If /usr/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop does not exist, open the local one:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop

and look for the first line, starting with Name=. Then replace the line by:

Name=Sublime Text
  • note that the file is called sublime_text.desktop for me (_ not -) in Ubuntu 15.10 and 16.04 and Sublime Text 3103 and 3111 – Keith Hall Apr 22 '16 at 8:58

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