Ubuntu: How to remove an icon from Unity Dash?



Question:

I installed DbVisualize in Ubuntu 12.04. Now I don't want to use it anymore, so I deleted the folder "DBVisualizer" in my Home folder. Problem is I can still see the icon in the Dash.

How could I remove it completely from my system (for other apps too)?


Solution:1

Dash picks up its entries from .desktop files placed in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications.

Deleting the .desktop file corresponding to your program should remove its entry from Dash.


Solution:2

Actually, you should delete programs through Synaptic or Software center, but not simple by deleting the application folder. Also, you can delete the application icon from the unity dashboard by right-clicking it and than clicking on the "Unlock from Launcher".


Solution:3

I had the same issue, this seems to be quite a common problem. Ubuntu should include a MENU editor by default.

First I uninstalled the application, then I deleted all references from the following folder:

/usr/share/applications  /usr/local/share/applications  ~/.local/share/applications  

Rebooted....but never resolved my issue.

So installed this MENU editor:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caldas-lopes/ppa  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install ezame  

and delete unwanted icons.


Solution:4

To uninstall, simply open Ubuntu Software Center, search for the application you want to remove, and click "Remove".


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