Leftover applications shown in Start Menu

Issues:

Freshly installed Zorin OS 16 Pro. I removed the applications I don't need after a full installation. This includes FreeCAD, Scribus, etc...

I uninstalled them from the Software store/app. But the leftover icons are still in Start Menu when I go to their category.

How do I completely remove these leftover files or "links" in the Start menu?

Specs:
OS: Zorin 16 Pro
Motherboard: Asrock X300
CPU: Ryzen 5 3400G
RAM: 2x8GB DDR4 - 3000Mhz
Storage: Samsung P981a 256 GB

Check for any .desktop files for them leftover in either ~/.local/share/applications
or elevate to root

sudo -i

nautilus

/usr/share/applications

Once removed, the leftover entries in the App menu should be gone.

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I did all the steps above.

FreeCAD, Scribus, etc,... entries specially are not there. Not in /usr/share/applications.

EDIT: I deleted Audacity.desktop and Audacity icon is gone immediately from Start Menu. But for some reasons, these leftover entries are not in the directory you specified.

Try

sudo apt clean && sudo apt autoremove

If they are still stubbornly there, you can use Menu Editor to uncheck those items, removing them from the App Menu.

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Menu Editor

Is that the Main Menu inside Start Menu? I found a whole list of category. I can uncheck or delete the applications.

I think you found the solution. Thank you so much!