Ubuntu – How to remove web-apps

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How can I remove web-apps? (Not the whole feature, but certain web-apps)

Best Answer

  • Simple, just use:

    sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-*appidontlike*
    

    i.e.

    sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-twitter
    

    Examples:

    unity-webapps-amazoncloudreader - Unity Webapp for AmazonCloudReader
    unity-webapps-angrybirds - Unity Webapp for AngryBirds
    unity-webapps-bbcnews - Unity Webapp for BBCNews
    unity-webapps-cuttherope - Unity Webapp for CutTheRope
    unity-webapps-facebookapps - Unity Webapp for FacebookApps
    unity-webapps-facebookmessenger - Unity Webapp for FacebookMessenger
    unity-webapps-gmail - Unity Webapp for GMail
    unity-webapps-googlecalendar - Unity Webapp for GoogleCalendar
    unity-webapps-googledocs - Unity Webapp for GoogleDocs
    unity-webapps-googleplus - Unity Webapp for GooglePlus
    unity-webapps-grooveshark - Unity Webapp for grooveshark
    unity-webapps-hulu-player - Unity Webapp for hulu-player
    unity-webapps-lastfm-radio - Unity Webapp for lastfm-radio
    unity-webapps-launchpad - Unity Webapp for Launchpad
    unity-webapps-librefm - Unity Webapp for LibreFm
    unity-webapps-linkedin - Unity Webapp for LinkedIn
    unity-webapps-livemail - Unity Webapp for LiveMail
    unity-webapps-mail-ru - Unity Webapp for mail-ru
    unity-webapps-newsblur - Unity Webapp for Newsblur
    unity-webapps-pandora-com - Unity Webapp for pandora-com
    unity-webapps-qq-mail - Unity Webapp for qq-mail
    unity-webapps-reddit - Unity Webapp for Reddit
    unity-webapps-tumblr - Unity Webapp for Tumblr
    unity-webapps-twitter - Unity Webapp for Twitter
    unity-webapps-vkcom - Unity Webapp for Vkcom
    unity-webapps-wordpress-com - Unity Webapp for wordpress-com
    unity-webapps-yahoomail - Unity Webapp for YahooMail
    unity-webapps-yahoonews - Unity Webapp for YahooNews
    unity-webapps-yandex-music - Unity Webapp for yandex-music
    unity-webapps-yandexnews - Unity Webapp for YandexNews
    unity-webapps-youtube - Unity Webapp for YouTube
    

    Each web app is its own package. I don't think any of them are dependent on each other, so you shouldn't have any issues uninstalling ones you don't need/use.

    The Amazon and Ubuntu One Web Apps seem to be baked in to the web apps application, so you cannot remove these by simply uninstalling the package. The easiest way to remove these is to install Unsettings. This is a tweak tool, similar to Ubuntu Tweak. It is not available in the repos, so you have to install its PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install unsettings
    

    Now that you installed it, fire it up and select the "Web apps" tab on the left side. To disable a web app, simply move the websites that use it from either Pre-authorized or Enabled to Disabled, then click the apply button (the little gears).

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