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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:41 PM

How do I Uninstall Google Chrome, I looked but the Linux wackery has confused me again.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

If you installed it through the software or package manager then you can uninstall it from there.

 

Or run this command in a terminal: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable

 

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:02 PM

Thanks buddy215 I am on it, got to get rid of this headache.

 

Isn't there a click and choose option?  Why does everything need a secret code?

 

Interesting, I cannot copy and paste that into the terminal?

 

Just sending to the Trash will not get rid of it? lol


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

Go to Ubuntu Software Center and click the Installed Software button. There are several catagories. It may be under "Unknown" or "Internet". Then click the remove button. If you click the down arrow next to Installed Software you should get a list of everything installed.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

Go to Ubuntu Software Center and click the Installed Software button. There are several catagories. It may be under "Unknown" or "Internet". Then click the remove button. If you click the down arrow next to Installed Software you should get a list of everything installed.

I don't see this at all, again-why do they make it so difficult!  OMG I just want to un-install some software?


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:22 PM


 

Or run this command in a terminal: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable

Can't you type into terminal?  sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable like buddy suggested.

 

 

 

again-why do they make it so difficult!

It's not.

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Edited by NickAu1, 05 July 2014 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:30 PM

Is this where I am supposed to be?  Can't find google chrome anywhere?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

Yes I did this "sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable" and it seemed like it worked, I should have taken a screen-shot.  Googlechrome still there though.  Typed in my pass and it ran and appeared to say that it was removed, the last line was in green and it was the same as the first: may name and computer, ya know?  This did not work on the terminal for some reason but I found one that looked just the same that had the little "select all" button and that worked for some reason.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:49 PM

Nick, If this were easy I would have been done an hour ago?  No where to find the info as I have tried for over an hour, this is becoming a complete waste of time.  Linux will never succeed this way?  Not one video on Un-installing software that follows what I am seeing in this OS.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:17 PM

Please Help lol. this is what I have now.  Do I need to type in this command now: "apt-get auto remove" to remove before exiting this screen?

 

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:19 PM

I tried to add the command that it suggested and this is what I got.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 11:16 PM

I am quite sure it is gone now as it won't work/open when clicked on.  I think it is just the desktop icon that is left.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:26 AM

 

 

Isn't there a click and choose option?  Why does everything need a secret code?

 

To answer your first question, from the Software Manager, yes. Some items may require your password. 

 

As to your second question. Do you realize why Linux is so secure? That is one of the reasons & is solely for your protection & that only. 

 

This is why malware scripts can't run on Linux, even if one was written for it, sudo access, the manual typing of your password, is required. 

 

You do want a nice, free OS that you don't have to buy security for, don't you? Really, how much extra effort is typing that password in? Now, if you are working in the Terminal, the typing of that password is good for so many minutes, as long as you don't close the Terminal window. Meaning if you have a few sudo commands to run, you only need to type the password one time. 

 

That is also why when choosing a password during the install, it should be a good one. 

 

Really, you won't notice this stuff after awhile & come to appreciate it. 

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:03 AM

 

Do you realize why Linux is so secure?

Normaly if surfing the net doing email watching youtube etc, I do not even bother to log in to Linux I just go as guest. Or if I am logged in I log out.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:46 AM

From your post#7 , the reason you are not seeing a Installed Software button is because you are using Synaptic Package Manager and not Ubuntu Software Center.

 

If it is not in your Unity Bar, Press the Window key and type Ubuntu Sofware Center. Using Ubuntu Sofware Center is as easy as installing programs in Windows.






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