Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

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Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by johnywhy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:51 pm

After uninstall of Chromium and Chrome, both are still in whisker menu.
How to fix?
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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by MrEen » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:10 pm

A reboot or log out/in might fix that.

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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by johnywhy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:41 pm

nope

Libre editor tells me:

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Invalid desktop files detected. 		
Parsing Errors:

/home/johny/.local/share/applications/chrome-aohghmighlieiainnegkcijnfilokake-Default.desktop
/home/johny/.local/share/applications/chrome-apdfllckaahabafndbhieahigkjlhalf-Default.desktop
/home/johny/.local/share/applications/chrome-blpcfgokakmgnkcojhhkbfbldkacnbeo-Default.desktop
/home/johny/.local/share/applications/chrome-pjkljhegncpnkpknbcohdijeoejaedia-Default.desktop
/home/johny/.local/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop
/home/johny/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop
/home/johny/.local/share/applications/userapp-Light-74OOMZ.desktop
/usr/share/applications/openjdk-11-policytool.desktop
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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by JerryF » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:59 pm

Have you tried right-clicking on them to see if there are any options to remove, delete, or uninstall each one?
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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by johnywhy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:11 pm

JerryF wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Have you tried right-clicking on them to see if there are any options to remove, delete, or uninstall each one?
tried that, there isn't .

I guess i can just delete the chrome/chromium items from the files mentioned by Libre editor, correct?

I'm concerned that won't be enough-- chrome/chromium may have left other gunk in my OS. Is there any other manual or auto cleanup i can do?

THX
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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:12 pm

Right-click on the menu icon itself and choose " Edit applications" (or some such option). Click your way to the applications in question in the left pane. Delete them by clicking "Delete" on the toolbar. Or hide the ones you want by clicking "Hide" in the right pane.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by johnywhy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:14 pm

thx Marziano, but they are not listed in the menu edit.
but they are listed in error message displayed by menu editor (shown above)
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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:16 pm

Sorry, I overlooked that.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by MrEen » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:36 pm

Open Thunar, navigate to /home/johny/.local/share/applications/ right click on chromium-browser.desktop and choose Delete. Do the same for google-chrome.desktop.

As I don't know what those other chromium entries are, I won't suggest deleting those at this time.

I believe the menu will update immediately. Can't remember.

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Re: Uninstalled Items Stuck In Whisker Menu

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:58 am

these terminal commands may be helpful in removing residual crap...dont for get to reboot thereafter...DAMIEN

do these one at a time, dont worry if the first dpkg -l says error etc...just means nothing is there is all...

sudo apt autoremove

dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --purge

dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs sudo apt-get purge
ORDO AB CHAO

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