Removing / Uninstalling Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 Apps

For students and new users learning Ubuntu, doing the simple tasks is the right way to get themselves adjusted with using Ubuntu desktop. This brief post is going to show students and new users how to remove or uninstall applications from Ubuntu desktop.

On Windows systems, you’d go to Control Panel and Add/Remove programs to uninstall programs. On Ubuntu, you’ll want to go to Ubuntu Software to remove programs.

There are other ways to remove or uninstall software on Ubuntu. however, the post is only focusing on removing graphical user interface (GUI) applications.

On Ubuntu, applications are available in two formats: snap packages and Debian packages. Snap packages are referred to as snaps and Debian packages are referred as deb. If an app is available in both formats, Ubuntu Software list the snap apps first.

To remove an application:

Click the Ubuntu Software icon in the Dock, or search for Software in the Activities Overview search box

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When Ubuntu Software opens, click the Installed button at the top to list all the installed applicaitons on the system.

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Look through the list of installed applications and find the one you want to remove. they should be listed alphabetically. When you find the apps, select to highlight it.

Then click the Remove button. you will be asked to confirm that you want to remove the application. Next, you will be asked to authenticate by entering your password. After you have done that, the application will be removed.

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On Linux systems there’s something known as app dependancies. some applications depend on others to function properly. if you attempt to remove an application that is need by others, all the others will be removed as well along with the apps you’re uninstalling.

You will be asked to confirm whether you want this to happen before the applications are removed.

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That’s it!

This is how one removes or uninstalls GUI applications on Ubuntu desktop.

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