View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unity - How do I remove dead links?

April 30th, 2011, 09:56 PM
I have some icons in the Dash - Applications that were for running applications in Wine.. I removed Wine because I am using Crossover, but those dead links/icons are in there.

I tried to drag to trash can, hit DEL, etc..

I have done a lot of searches.. I see how to add items, but not remove..


April 30th, 2011, 09:59 PM
You need to remove the associated .desktop's, usually found in a ../share/applications directory
In this case maybe look in ~/.local/share/applications

April 30th, 2011, 10:08 PM
i found 2 of them in the ~/.local/share/applications

I have always wondered how to access this location through Nautilus.. is there an easy way or do I need to do it through terminal?

Figured it out after.. Thanks for the help!

April 30th, 2011, 10:11 PM
when in nautilus go > Edit > Preferences > Show hidden and backup Files
(and ck. out anything else you wish in Preferences