Uninstall applications in Ubuntu It is possible using different strategies and methods. Next, we leave you all the alternatives you have to remove the apps from your operating system without problems.
How to uninstall applications in Ubuntu easily?
If you want to remove apps in Ubuntu, you have to use some alternatives as the process is not like it is in Windows. For this reason, below we leave you the five ways with which you can uninstall your applications in Ubuntu.
Uninstall applications in Ubuntu with software
It is the first alternative that we have for you, it is one of the easiest to remove applications in Ubuntu. With this option, you have the ability to remove apps that you installed manually, as well as Flatpal apps or Snap packages. The process is simple, you must do the following:
- In the Gnome Dock, you must click on »Show applications», or you can also press the Windows key, and type »Ubuntu software».
- Afterwards, a menu should appear on your screen with several options, such as: the featured application, the categories, editors' picks, recent publications, recommended productivity applications, etc.
- At the top of the menu, you should look for the option »Installed», and select it.
- You can now see all the applications that are installed in Ubuntu, and in each of them the option also appears "Eliminate", and you click and they immediately start deleting.
- Please note that before the process to uninstall the applications starts, a message window appears. »Authentication required».
- Enter the password of your Ubuntu user.
- It is an excellent alternative to removing packages, but it may not work for everyone.
Remove the original Ubuntu applications using the terminal
These native Ubuntu applications are actually packages included in the software sources of the operating system. Deleting them is very simple, you just have to use the terminal, pressing Ctrl + Alt +T, and do the following:
- Write the command: dpkg --list
- Or, you can also write: sudo apt --installed list | more.
- When you find the package you want to uninstall, the only thing left to do is replace the package-name. For example: sudo apt-get remove package-name.
- In this way the application is already removed from the system, but you have all the configuration files, plugins, among other data, in case you want to use them later.
- If you want to completely remove the app, type the following command: sudo apt-get purge package-name.
Uninstall snap packages with the terminal
The first thing you should do is open the terminal by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + T keys, continue with the following steps:
- Write the command: snaplist.
- When the package you want to remove appears, you should type the following: sudo snap remove package-name.
- Then you must replace »package-name», by the actual package name of the snap application.
Delete Flatpak apps using the terminal
If you have apps installed with Flatpak, you also have the option to remove them using a terminal. But first, you must have the list of Flatpak packages installed, and for this, the first thing you must do is open the terminal by pressing: Ctrl + Alt + T, and continue with the following:
- Write the command: flatpak list.
- Once you find the flatpak app you want to remove, the next thing to do is type the following syntax: sudo flatpak unistall package-name.
Uninstall packages via Synaptic Package Manager
If you install an application via downloaded .deb files, one of your options is to remove it using the Synaptic Package Manager. And, to install Synaptic Package Manager you can do it with Ubuntu software. Now continue with the following steps:
- When it is already available, all you have to do is choose the package you want to uninstall.
- Then, you must right click with your mouse, and select "Mark to uninstall completely."
- The last thing to do is click on "Apply".
- And that's it, your application will be deleted.