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    Unity panel has a persistant icon that will not go away

    I downloaded an application and used it some. When I tried to close it I could not get the icon to leave the unity panel. I have uninstallted the application and I still have the icon. I try to click "quit", no luck, at this point the icon is just garbage on the left unity panel and I don't know how to get the dag gone thing off of it.
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    iMac71 is offline Gee! These Aren't Roasted!
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    Re: Unity panel has a persistant icon that will not go away

    one possible solution might be the following:
    1) find in the /usr/share/applications directory the .desktop file of the application you wish to remove;
    2) open a Terminal window by pressing CTRL-ALT-T;
    3) in the Terminal window type:
    Code:
    sudo rm -f
    (there's one space after -f) but don't press yet ENTER;
    4) drag into the Terminal window the icon of the .desktop file;
    5) now press ENTER.
    The icon should disappear from the Unity launcher.

    EDIT: another place where you may find the .desktop file is .local/share/applications.
    Last edited by iMac71; January 30th, 2013 at 10:53 PM. Reason: added .local/share/applications as possible place where to find the .desktop file

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    Re: Unity panel has a persistant icon that will not go away (SOLVED)

    Easy Fix. I just restarted my computer and it was gone.
    System76 Lemur Laptop,12GB RAM,250GB SSD w/U16.04LTS
    White Box Computer:GigabyteGA-A75-UD4H MB,AMD A6-3670 APU,1TB SSHD, 16GB RAM,U14.04LTS
    AcerAspireOneNetbook725 6GB RAM,250GB SSD,U14.04LTS
    AcerAspireOneNetbookAO150,1.5GB RAM,120GB HD,U14.04LTS

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