How can I remove office icon from ubuntu

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Recently I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 in my PC. I installed Microsoft Word here. I uninstalled it. After restart I see the icon of the word is already here. I want to delete the icon from my Ubuntu.

Is it possible to remove the icon? If possible, how can I remove the icon?

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How can I remove office icon from ubuntu



You can remove the Microsoft Word Office by wine’s uninstaller command. It supposedly removes the application. But it might not function completely in some built-in uninstaller, because somehow Wine does not implemented to cleanly uninstall all the applications.

You can try to remove it from the system menu. By pasting these commands into terminal:

rm -f $HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/wine*

rm -rf $HOME/.local/share/applications/wine

rm -f $HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/wine*

rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/????_*.{xpm,png}

 Take note that there should be no spaces between symbols and letters.

When you installed Microsoft Word Office with an old version of wine there’s a possibility that it might not remove at all.



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How can I remove office icon from ubuntu


Greetings Kathetan,

This problem is known not just in Ubuntu or any Linux OS. You can compare this to the Windows shortcut icons. Even though you have deleted the application or uninstalled it, the shortcut icon just stays and is useless.

The solution is quite simple really. Just drop the icon in the trash or try hitting the delete button. Simple, isn’t it?

If this problem of yours is more complicated that I thought, you can try this:

1. Right click on "Applications" and select "Edit Menus".

2. Select the sub-menu that contains the blank icon menu item.

3. Click the check mark beside the blank icon menu item to remove it.


Collins Brady

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