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I recently installed MATE desktop on ubuntu 16.04 and later decided to uninstall it. I did so using the commandsudo apt-get remove mate-desktop.

It was uninstalled and was no longer available on the login screen as an option. But i think that not everything related to MATE was removed. I know this because i still have MATE-terminal in my applications list. I could, of course, just uninstall it but then what about other hidden items that are not so obvious. I prefer not having them at all.

I tried running the commands suggested here, but it doesn't solve the problem.

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  • Try sudo apt autoremove --purge mate-desktop && sudo aptitude purge ~c – QwertyChouskie Jun 27 '16 at 1:01
  • @user4901968 I ran this command and it removed 23 items amounting to ~37MB. Still, the MATE-Terminal remains. – S K Jun 27 '16 at 20:53
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Go through this list and remove everything you don't want: http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/ubuntu-mate-desktop

  • Thanks for the answer. Initially i tried removing each package i had comparing it with the list from the page. Later i used the short command to remove MATE from askubuntu.com/questions/147858/…. This solved all my problems. – S K Jun 29 '16 at 15:51

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