Uninstalled Application Still in Menu

It's properly a flatpak you installed via Software store. They are stored elsewhere.

Check /var/lib/flatpak/

EDIT: from the picture it tells me it's a flatpak.

@Storm didn't though about it LMAO, I don't use Flatpak, so I don't know anything about them. @YukKevChuHau You can try the command below:
̶$̶f̶l̶a̶t̶p̶a̶k̶ ̶r̶e̶m̶o̶v̶e̶ ̶f̶r̶e̶e̶c̶a̶d̶̶ $flatpak uninstall freecad

It's uninstall with flatpak command.

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@Kedric @Storm

Thank you both for assistance. I have no idea what I'm doing. LOL.

Can I just delete the bottom two folders since they're technically not installed?

The big problem is that I don't use third party application managers like appimage, Flatpaks, Snaps because of their performance and ease of management.

I'm not sure we need to wait for others to take a look at this.

Using your file manager:
left pane > Other locations > computer
Then /usr/share/applications/

Do you see Freecad listed there?

Yep, you can.

Interestingly, Kedrik, you and bourne mention a similar issue here:

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LOL. I noticed the thread after I posted. I didn't comment on it though, since I wasn't sure if it's directly related.

It's why I don't use the thing lol...

Have you checked /usr/share/applications?

Oddly it's not listed here.

Can you check /opt folder?
Check if there is a /usr/share/freecad folder...

Have you rebooted since then?

It's not in either. I also rebooted. LOL. Still in the menu. Grrr.... If only I do use CAD software. LOL.

Use search function to search my /Home and got this result only.

One thing I don't like about the Software Store- it leaves a lot of bloat behind.
With Synaptic, you can remove all that.

You can safely (manually) delete all those Freecad folders / files if you want to.

For something to show up in the app menu, there must be a .desktop file associated with it. These are stored in /usr/share/applications/ or ~/.local/share/applications normally.

There can be a link elsewhere if the installer for the program includes one...
I'd rather not install freecad using Software to test this if I can avoid it. The one in software is a rather old version in the Ubuntu main Universe Repository.
Can you please run in terminal:

flatpak list


snap list

and relay the output of each here? Just to be sure.

kevin@keevie-XPS-13-9343:~$ flatpak list
Name            Application ID             Version  Branch Origin  Installation
Barrier         ….github.debauchee.barrier 2.3.3    stable flathub system
Foliate         …thub.johnfactotum.Foliate 2.6.3    stable flathub system
Minder          …m.github.phase1geo.minder 1.13.1   stable flathub system
Xournal++       …ithub.xournalpp.xournalpp 1.1.0    stable flathub system
Blanket         com.rafaelmardojai.Blanket 0.4.1    stable flathub system
Synology Drive  com.synology.SynologyDrive 3.0.1    stable flathub system
Steam           com.valvesoftware.Steam stable flathub system
HomeBank        fr.free.Homebank                    stable flathub system
HandBrake       fr.handbrake.ghb           1.4.1    stable flathub system
Kooha           io.github.seadve.Kooha     1.2.1    stable flathub system
Color Picker    nl.hjdskes.gcolor3         2.4.0    stable flathub system
darktable       org.darktable.Darktable    3.6.0    stable flathub system
TAP-plugins     …op.LinuxAudio.Plugins.TAP 1.0.1    20.08  flathub system
SWH             …op.LinuxAudio.Plugins.swh 0.4.17   20.08  flathub system
Freedesktop Pl… org.freedesktop.Platform   20.08.15 20.08  flathub system
Freedesktop Pl… org.freedesktop.Platform   21.08.2  21.08  flathub system
i386            …ktop.Platform.Compat.i386          21.08  flathub system
Mesa            …sktop.Platform.GL.default 21.1.7   20.08  flathub system
Mesa            …sktop.Platform.GL.default 21.2.1   21.08  flathub system
default         …top.Platform.GL32.default          21.08  flathub system
Intel           …ktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel          20.08  flathub system
Intel           …ktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel          21.08  flathub system
ffmpeg-full     …ktop.Platform.ffmpeg-full          20.08  flathub system
ffmpeg-full     …ktop.Platform.ffmpeg-full          21.08  flathub system
openh264        …desktop.Platform.openh264 2.1.0    2.0    flathub system
Freedesktop SDK org.freedesktop.Sdk        20.08.15 20.08  flathub system
Feeds           org.gabmus.gfeeds          0.16.2   stable flathub system
Break Timer     org.gnome.BreakTimer       2.0.3    stable flathub system
GNOME Network … org.gnome.NetworkDisplays  0.90.4   stable flathub system
Password Safe   org.gnome.PasswordSafe     5.0      stable flathub system
GNOME Applicat… org.gnome.Platform                  3.38   flathub system
GNOME Applicat… org.gnome.Platform                  40     flathub system
ZorinBlue-Dark  ….Gtk3theme.ZorinBlue-Dark          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinBlue-Light …Gtk3theme.ZorinBlue-Light          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinGreen-Dark …Gtk3theme.ZorinGreen-Dark          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinGreen-Lig… …tk3theme.ZorinGreen-Light          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinGrey-Dark  ….Gtk3theme.ZorinGrey-Dark          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinGrey-Light …Gtk3theme.ZorinGrey-Light          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinOrange-Da… …tk3theme.ZorinOrange-Dark          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinOrange-Li… …k3theme.ZorinOrange-Light          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinPurple-Da… …tk3theme.ZorinPurple-Dark          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinPurple-Li… …k3theme.ZorinPurple-Light          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinRed-Dark   …k.Gtk3theme.ZorinRed-Dark          3.22   zorinos system
ZorinRed-Light  ….Gtk3theme.ZorinRed-Light          3.22   zorinos system
Adwaita theme   org.kde.KStyle.Adwaita              5.15   flathub system
KDE Applicatio… org.kde.Platform                    5.15   flathub system
QGnomePlatform  …tformTheme.QGnomePlatform          5.15   flathub system
QtSNI           …g.kde.PlatformTheme.QtSNI          5.15   flathub system
QGnomePlatform… …QGnomePlatform-decoration          5.15   flathub system
Krita           org.kde.krita              4.4.7    stable flathub system
Telegram Deskt… org.telegram.desktop       3.0.1    stable flathub system
kevin@keevie-XPS-13-9343:~$ snap list
Name               Version                     Rev    Tracking       Publisher     Notes
1password          8.2.1                       61     latest/stable  1password✓    -
brave              1.29.79                     128    latest/stable  brave         -
chromium-ffmpeg    0.1                         23     latest/stable  canonical✓    -
core               16-2.51.4                   11606  latest/stable  canonical✓    core
core18             20210722                    2128   latest/stable  canonical✓    base
ffmpeg             4.3.1                       1286   latest/stable  snapcrafters  -
gnome-3-28-1804    3.28.0-19-g98f9e67.98f9e67  161    latest/stable  canonical✓    -
gtk-common-themes  0.1-52-gb92ac40             1515   latest/stable  canonical✓    -
snapd              2.51.4                      12883  latest/stable  canonical✓    snapd

I actually did try reinstalling and uninstalling FreeCAD a few times trying to get rid of the damn shortcut. LOL Didn't work.


Can you install deborphan:

sudo apt install deborphan

Once installed, enter in terminal:


It will produce a list; can you relay that list here?

You can run

sudo deborphan | xargs sudo apt-get -y remove --purge

To remove the orphaned packages.

Also the link Bourne posted suggests:

sudo find / -iname freecad.desktop -print

Odd. It's not running. Nothing generates.

If you enter it and there is no output and the terminal just makes a new $ line, then that means that there was no output.
Try the other line:

sudo find / -iname freecad.desktop -print

Only got this thick blinking thingy and then:

kevin@keevie-XPS-13-9343:~$ sudo find / -iname freecad.desktop -print
[sudo] password for kevin:             
find: ‘/run/user/1000/doc’: Permission denied
find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied

That means none found.

I'm stumped.
As far as I understand how apps are shown in the app menu - this should not happen.

The only way I can see to get rid of the annoyance at this point is to use Alacarte to uncheck the entry for Freecad.

But, it's only cosmetic and not a true removal, right?

Well, you already removed the program. There's just something that is still telling you it is there.
So I mean, it's a near true removal.


If you click on the Freecad Icon in the app menu - it does fail to launch, right?