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Removing a bad icon from start menu [SOLVED]

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:22 pm
by HarryMonster
Greetings, all! :D

I am so happy to be joining this wonderful LM community. It's like becoming part of a new family. I have read many forum posts and I can already see that you are kind to newbies like me! I've been programming, fixing, and building computers since the 1960s but Linux is new to me. I'm one of the Win7 refugees who refuses to go the way of WinX.

Anyway, I have a Garmin GPS. Wanted to get a program called Garmin Express, which I used in Win7 to update my device. There isn't a Linux version, so I tried using WINE to make it work. It didn't. Found Chris Titus's how-to advice on his website (and YouTube), tried to fumble through making a Wine bottle using the terminal commands (not afraid of the terminal at all) and... it didn't work, again. So I decided to uninstall it.

Now, the icon won't go away. The program isn't there, the Wine bottle directory was deleted, all gone. But on my start menu the Garmin Express icon shows up and when I click "Uninstall" on it, it just stays there. How do I make it go away? Couldn't find anything about this in the forums.

I'm not sure how to attach a thumbnail using that rimg thing up there, but I'm willing to share a screen shot if you need one and can tell me how to post one.

Thanks so much in advance. It's good to be here!

- = HM = -

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:33 pm
by Pierre
can you R/click - - delete from menu ? on that Icon ?.

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:47 pm
by HarryMonster
Pierre wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:33 pm
can you R/click - - delete from menu ? on that Icon ?.
G'Day, Pierre!

No, there's no delete option. When I R/click the icon, four things show: Add to panel, Add to Desktop, Add to favorites, and Uninstall. That's it.

Oh, I was supposed to mention I have Linux Mint 19.3 64-bit Cinnamon. If that makes a difference.

Thanks!

- = HM = -

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:52 pm
by all41
Hi HarryMonster,
I am so happy to be joining this wonderful LM community. It's like becoming part of a new family.
Hey--we feel the same way---welcome to the Mint forums.
It's always good to provide at least the basics of what you are using, especially your Mint desktop choice (Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce)
To get personally focused help just open a terminal window (from your Menu) and type in (or copy/paste) the following inquiry:

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inxi -Fxz
That provides a concise overview of your hardware and software but will not reveal any personal info.
Then copy/paste those results when seeking help. The experts can advise you specifically with this info,
and it's best to provide this every time you need help.

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:10 pm
by sleeper12
Can you go to Menu, Trash, then drag that icon into Trash?

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:38 pm
by HarryMonster
all41 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:52 pm
...It's always good to provide at least the basics of what you are using

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inxi -Fxz
... it's best to provide this every time you need help.
Wilco, All41!
System:
Host: M-7A Kernel: 5.3.0-40-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia
base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z68XP-UD3P v: x.x serial: <filter>
BIOS: Award v: F7 date: 02/21/2012
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-2600K bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 8192 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 54557
Speed: 3266 MHz min/max: 1600/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3665 2: 3576
3: 3590 4: 3637 5: 3552 6: 3528 7: 3613 8: 3592
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
vendor: Gigabyte driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia
v: 435.21 bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: modesetting,nvidia
unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa resolution: 2560x1440~60Hz, 1024x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 435.21
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com.
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
Device-3: KYE Systems (Mouse Systems) Genius WideCam F100 type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus ID: 1-1.5:5
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-40-generic
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel port: de00 bus ID: 07:00.0
IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 942.71 GiB used: 37.44 GiB (4.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 PRO 256GB size: 238.47 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD5003ABYX-01WERA1
size: 465.76 GiB
ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 PRO 256GB size: 238.47 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 47.37 GiB used: 37.44 GiB (79.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 44 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:
Processes: 249 Uptime: 2h 23m Memory: 15.56 GiB used: 2.48 GiB (16.0%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:43 pm
by HarryMonster
sleeper12 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Can you go to Menu, Trash, then drag that icon into Trash?
Just tried that, Sleeper12. No joy. The icon doesn't go into the Trash, but snaps back when I release it. Good suggestion though -- I hadn't tried that before!

- = HM = -

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:54 pm
by all41
OK Cinnamon.
Right click the Menu icon at the left of the panel and choose 'Configure'
Then click the Menu tab, and click on 'Open the Menu editor' button.
There you can remove unwanted icons.

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:16 pm
by HarryMonster
all41 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:54 pm
OK Cinnamon.
Right click the Menu icon at the left of the panel and choose 'Configure'
Then click the Menu tab, and click on 'Open the Menu editor' button.
There you can remove unwanted icons.
This is pretty neat and it worked, sort of....

I got to the Menu Editor and navigated to the offending icon. When I highlighted the icon and clicked the Delete button, nothing happened. Still there and won't go away.

However, I was able to uncheck the Show button in front of the item. When I did this, the icon no longer appears on the Menu! So I guess Linux still thinks it's there but isn't showing it to me. It's not the solution I was hoping for because I don't want to think of that fragment hanging around in my system, but at least it doesn't mock me now by showing up when I open the Menu. :|

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:22 pm
by all41
HarryMonster wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:16 pm
all41 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:54 pm
OK Cinnamon.
Right click the Menu icon at the left of the panel and choose 'Configure'
Then click the Menu tab, and click on 'Open the Menu editor' button.
There you can remove unwanted icons.
This is pretty neat and it worked, sort of....

I got to the Menu Editor and navigated to the offending icon. When I highlighted the icon and clicked the Delete button, nothing happened. Still there and won't go away.

However, I was able to uncheck the Show button in front of the item. When I did this, the icon no longer appears on the Menu! So I guess Linux still thinks it's there but isn't showing it to me. It's not the solution I was hoping for because I don't want to think of that fragment hanging around in my system, but at least it doesn't mock me now by showing up when I open the Menu. :|
Have you rebooted or at least logged out and back in? Forgot to say.

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:24 pm
by sleeper12
Reboot & see if it's gone in Menu Editor.
:) I see all41 beat me to it.

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:29 pm
by all41
sleeper12 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Reboot & see if it's gone in Menu Editor.
:) I see all41 beat me to it.
Yeah--we doubled on this--good call though.

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:31 pm
by HarryMonster
sleeper12 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Reboot & see if it's gone in Menu Editor.
All41, Sleeper12... I just rebooted the machine. It still appears in the Menu Editor, but the "Show" box remained unchecked so it's still invisible on the Menu itself. The icon is in a folder... Wine/Programs/Garmin/Garmin Express . So I've unchecked the Garmin Express icon but can't remove it or the folder it's in.

Really appreciate you guys sticking with me on this one. I know it's a silly little issue, but I hate having my new install contaminated already by something dumb I did.

- = M = -

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:47 pm
by sleeper12
Did you uninstall Wine?

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:56 pm
by HarryMonster
sleeper12 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Did you uninstall Wine?
No... I thought I might need it for something later. But it's worth a try. Going to uninstall it now. Will let you know the results.

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:00 am
by sleeper12
Try:

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 sudo apt-get --purge wine 

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:26 am
by HarryMonster
Progress!!!

I started by using the Uninstall WINE choice on the WINE menu. It popped up a box that wanted me to uninstall the Garmin Express program and .Net framework. Neither of those things worked.

I then went to the Software Manager, had it search for Wine, and it showed I had three programs: Winetricks, Wine-stable, and Wine. I clicked each one then clicked Remove on each. After doing this, my Menu now showed only one entry... in lower case it said " wine-wine " which looked really funny! At this point I decided it was time to reboot again, so I did and now there is no Wine, Garmin Express, or anything Wine-related showing up on the Menu. :D Just to be certain, I went into the Menu Editor again. There is one lower case entry called wine-wine and it has no icon in front of it. If I highlight it, I can't Delete it -- those options are grayed out.

Anyway, gents, I'll take that as a win! My sincere gratitude to everyone. I really hope one day to be a useful member of this community. If I can put a smile on someone's face the way you have for me tonight, I'll be even happier!

I'll go ahead and mark this one as Solved. Bless you all.

- = HM = -

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu [SOLVED]

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 am
by sleeper12
Ok, good. I'll leave it up to you if you want to try the command I posted or not. Maybe it might remove the other wine item, but I'm not certain.

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu [SOLVED]

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:36 am
by all41
When op mentioned
the Wine bottle
I was thinking Chardonnay or something :wink: :D

Re: Removing a bad icon from start menu [SOLVED]

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:44 am
by sleeper12
Ripple... :lol: