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I want to get rid of redundant Unity launchers of uninstalled software, especially uninstalled windows (wine) software. All answers already given elsewhere are user specific and not universal and does not work for me.

There are nowhere wine-extensions to be found, neither in root.

There are no REAPER.desktop or any of that sort to be found, neither in root.

No REAPER.desktop nowhere.

HOWEVER! When dragging aemphasized text redundant launcher from Unity to the desktop Linux creates a REAPER.desktop on the desktop. And this will be the ONLY REAPER.desktop file in the whole system.

  • Have you checked /opt folder ? – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Apr 6 '16 at 20:40
  • Looked in ~/.local/share/applications? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Apr 6 '16 at 20:44
  • Ok, now I did find wine-extensions there. Funny because searching by sudo find / '*wine-extension*' didn't render any results. Since I was confusing '~' for root then I must have confused other matters also. Problem solved? Thx! – user232365 Apr 6 '16 at 20:56
  • if the answer solved your problem, as you indicated, would you be so kind to accept the answer (tick the big "V" below the up/down arrows on the left). It is the appropriate way to indicate the answer worked for you. – Jacob Vlijm Apr 6 '16 at 21:10
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Where Wine launchers are stored

Since Wine applications are installed inside ~/.Wine (locally), Wine launchers are also created locally by definition, in ~/.local/share/applications. There simply is no other option then that these launchers are located there.

What can be misleading however is that the filename of a .desktop file does not necessarily show the interface name of the application, as it appears in Dash. To find out, you can make suspected launchers executable (in nautilus, right- click on the icon > properties). Once the file is executable, its icon will then show what they represent, and the displayed name will be according to the name in Dash.

Another option is to run:

grep -iR reaper ~/.local/share/applications/

To see which of the files contains your application's name.

N.B.

The ~ (tilde) stands for /home/yourname. Note that ~/.local is a hidden directory in your home folder. Press Ctrl+H while in nautilus, to make hidden directories visible.

  • Sounds cool, however I don't even have ~/.local/share/applications understanding ~ stands for root. – user232365 Apr 6 '16 at 20:46
  • @user232365 What? ~ stands for /home/yourname! – Jacob Vlijm Apr 6 '16 at 20:47
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    @user232365: No, ~ stands for your home directory: /home/<username> – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Apr 6 '16 at 20:48
  • Explains a lot. Thx. – user232365 Apr 6 '16 at 20:49
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    @user232365 if the answer solved your problem, as you indicated, would you be so kind to accept the answer (tick the big "V" below the up/down arrows on the left). It is the appropriate way to indicate the answer worked for you. – Jacob Vlijm Apr 6 '16 at 20:52

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