Uninstalled Application Still in Menu

Strange...

Can you install deborphan:

sudo apt install deborphan

Once installed, enter in terminal:

deborphan

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
kevin@keevie-XPS-13-9343:~$ 


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.

Uhh...

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

Yeh. Spinning thingy for maybe 10 seconds thn nothing loads.
I just installed it and shows this command path.

Well that shows it's a flatpak!

:expressionless:
Yeah use Alacarte to uncheck the entry - problem solved. LOL

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Yay. I don't see it anymore.

Hopefully someone can figure out the bug and get this fixed. LOL.

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I already gave up on Snap and Flatpak quite some time ago for very the reason you've just experienced. I now make it a habit to install apps in Terminal or Synaptic to dodge Snap/Flatpak traps.

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I just noticed the "Main Menu" shortcut in the menu. Was it always there or after installing menulibre? There's options to add or remove shortcuts there. LOL

Comes with Zorin OS.

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I guess, I didn't have to search go thru all the fuss in the first place. LOL.

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I forgot about the "remove entry" option it has, too.
I knew it could add an entry...

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