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Thread: Removing programs

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    Removing programs

    Hi Peeps,

    Having a minor issue with removing programs. Through the Software centre I choose 'uninstall' and the progress bar indicates I've removed the program. Then I look in applications and it's still there..

    Some programs delete, but not all. Specifically Opera, Galeon, Epiphany, Adobe Reader don't. Anything to stop me just going to the directory where the programs are and deleting them?

    Cheers.

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    Re: Removing programs

    You can open terminal and enter:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge "program name"
    cgange "program name" to whatever it is, without the quotes.
    There will be elements remaining so you could enter:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove "program name"
    Sometimes I have found that a reboot will clear up any residual menu items or you can go to System/Preferences/Main Menu and delete the menu entries from there.

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    Re: Removing programs

    Open a Terminal and issue the command: sudo apt-get remove [name of program]

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    Re: Removing programs

    Quote Originally Posted by arochester View Post
    Open a Terminal and issue the command: sudo apt-get remove [name of program]
    This too.

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    Re: Removing programs

    Thanks all. Much appreciated.

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    Re: Removing programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Moriarty123456 View Post
    Hi Peeps,

    Having a minor issue with removing programs. Through the Software centre I choose 'uninstall' and the progress bar indicates I've removed the program. Then I look in applications and it's still there..

    Some programs delete, but not all. Specifically Opera, Galeon, Epiphany, Adobe Reader don't. Anything to stop me just going to the directory where the programs are and deleting them?

    Cheers.
    software center doesn't remove programs completely, you should use synaptic package manager to remove applications and always mark for complete removal.

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