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    [SOLVED] Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    I recently attempted to install iTunes in Wine. After seeing that it wasn't working correctly, I tried to uninstall it via the Wine add/remove programs gui. It said that the uninstall was successful, but the launcher entries remained under Applications -> Wine.

    I removed my ~/.wine folder and completely reinstalled wine, hoping to get rid of them. No such luck. They just moved to Applications -> Other. I can't edit the menu and delete them through that (I tried, but it doesn't do anything). I also don't see them in the ~/.config menu file. Does anyone know any other way to delete the entries?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    You can right click on the menu bar, then click on edit entries. I think thats what its called at least (dont have ubuntu in front of me). Then you go through and find the ones you want to delete. They have to be on the right side, and you can simply delete them.

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    Re: Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    I tried that, the entries remain even after choosing the remove option.

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    Re: Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    Hmm.... I dont think i have ever had that issue. I have always been able to remove the launchers using that edit menus option. I guess I will look around a bit later, when I get around ubuntu. I will let you know if I find anything.

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    Re: Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    Quote Originally Posted by pmaconi View Post
    I tried that, the entries remain even after choosing the remove option.
    I've had that too - I choose Delete in the menu editor, but it stays intact th editor and the menu. It may be a bug in gnome-menus, alacarte (menu editor) or libgnome-desktop.

    Anyway, when you choose to completely remove wine with configuration files in the Synaptic package manager, the menu items should go.

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    Re: Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    I have been plagued with this for a while now, and COMPLETE REMOVAL did NOT work. I found different solutions from a few places. I'm not sure which one is the real solution, but you probably want to do both just to be sure.

    Please use this at your own risk. Also, whenever someone tells you to use the rm command in a terminal, be very careful! Here, you will only be removing old menus items for wine.

    1. Remove menu items.
    - open up a terminal under Applications -> Accessories
    - type
    Code:
    cd /home/***your username here***/.config/menus
    this takes you to the menus folder for wine. As far as I know, this is only for wine. It should have a bunch of entries for programs that you installed.
    - enter ls to list the contents of that folder
    - enter the following.
    Code:
    rm -r *
    It will remove everything in this folder. URGENT: I don't know what happens if you have anything currently installed under wine. I had wine uninstalled at this point, but if you use gedit to open the .menu files, you can probably remove things by hand as needed.

    2. Remove the directories under the applications folder.
    type
    Code:
    cd ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/
    then ls to see the contents of the directory.
    once again use
    Code:
    rm -r [folder name]
    to remove whatever folders don't belong.

    Via: http://techxplorer.com/2008/04/21/re...ies-on-ubuntu/

    3. After everything, in the terminal again, type
    Code:
    killall gnome-panel
    to restart gnome. Your applications shoudl all be gone, in theory, but I actually had two annoying applications sticking around. Fortunately, this time, going to Applications > Edit menus and then right-clicking and clicking Delete actually worked.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by Kevanx; June 23rd, 2008 at 04:45 AM.

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    Re: Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    Ah. I had forgotten to mark this thread solved. Thanks to tinivole, I found the solution (in another thread). All of the wine entries were stored at:
    Code:
    nautilus ~/.local/share/applications/wine
    Once I removed them from that directory, they disappeared.

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    Re: Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    Quote Originally Posted by pmaconi View Post
    Ah. I had forgotten to mark this thread solved. Thanks to tinivole, I found the solution (in another thread). All of the wine entries were stored at:
    Code:
    nautilus ~/.local/share/applications/wine
    Once I removed them from that directory, they disappeared.
    I had the same issue and I've tried everything (I messed up a lot...) but this line solved the whole problem. Thanks !

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    Re: Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    Quote Originally Posted by pmaconi View Post
    Ah. I had forgotten to mark this thread solved. Thanks to tinivole, I found the solution (in another thread). All of the wine entries were stored at:
    Code:
    nautilus ~/.local/share/applications/wine
    Once I removed them from that directory, they disappeared.
    Thanks pmaconi, you helped this newbie figure out more of the file structure of Linux. Apps folders and directories stored in username/.local/share

    Thanks all!

    -Dustin

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    Re: [SOLVED] Unable to deleted wine application menu entries

    thank you soooo much, it did solved my problems too

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