How can i remove unity 8 system settings? After installing unity 8 i don't like it so i searched how to remove and i remove it by running these commands :

sudo apt-get remove unity8-desktop-session-mir
sudo apt-get autoremove 

it removed from my login entry but still unity 8 system settings on my ubuntu dash so how can i remove?

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  1. First try this command sudo apt-get remove system-settings.
  2. If working Ok and ignore following steps.
  3. If not working appending this message E: Unable to locate package system-settings.
  4. Search for system-settings using this command whereis system-settings.
  5. On my laptop was /usr/bin/system-settings.
  6. Remove this file sudo rm '/usr/bin/system-settings'.
  7. Also remove the .desktop file go to usr/share/applications drag and drop desktop file into terminal and remove with permission.
  8. On my laptop sudo rm '/usr/share/applications/ubuntu-system-settings.desktop'.
  • See answer by isalgueiro for later versions of ubuntu. Package name is ubuntu-system-settings (true on my Ubuntu 16.04 box). – cledoux Jan 4 '17 at 22:35
  • @cledoux sir did you read my answer !! number 8 is remove ubuntu-system-settings !!! – Mohamed Slama Jan 4 '17 at 23:04
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    Number 8 only removes the desktop entry. I'm referring to the apt package. At least on later Ubuntu versions, step 1 should be sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-system-settings. – cledoux Jan 5 '17 at 16:28

On 16.10:

sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-system-settings
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

This also removed a bunch of dependencies that unity8-desktop-session kept on my system.

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    While package name might be scary, it indeed remove unity 8 settings only (and it's dependencies). Even tried to reboot and old systems settings works fine. – PeterM Jan 4 '17 at 11:51
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    Worked on Ubuntu 16.04 as well. – cledoux Jan 4 '17 at 22:34

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