Orphaned Main Menu Entries in KDE
Sometimes, when you uninstall programs from your Linux, you see that some things remain in your KDE menu. There’s no software, but you see its remnants.
Right click on the Start Button (Main Menu Button) and choose the item for modifying programs from the context menu. You will get the window for editing programs in KDE menu. In the list, search for the program you have uninstalled and left some remnants. Right click and choose Remove.
Save new configuration and close the window.
Maybe it won’t be enough to get rid of remnants. So run the Console, be the root, then for openSuse go to the
directory using the cd command. Here, you can find all applications you have installed on your operating system. I had troubles with TeamViewer 8 that was still in my menu after having unistalled. Instead, I wished to install TeamViewer 9. So I run:
linux-7tpy:/usr/share/applications # ls
to get all items in the applications directory. I found
Then, I run:
linux-7tpy:/usr/share/applications # rm teamviewer-teamviewer8.desktop
It removed the item.
If you still see the orphaned item in your KDE menu, be a normal user and go to the
subdirectory in your home directory.
poganin@linux-7tpy:~> cd .config
akonadi gtk-2.0 MonoDevelop-2.8 tracker
autostart gtk-3.0 oxygen-gtk Trolltech.conf
BitDefender-scanner gtk-qt-engine pulse unity3d
bleachbit ibus q4wine user-dirs.dirs
blender ilcontrast qtcurve user-dirs.locale
dconf kde.org Skype vlc
enchant libreoffice stetic xbuild
fontconfig menus synaptiks
goa-1.0 midori teamviewer8
google-chrome MonoDevelop teamviewer9
You see the teamviewer8 directory. Remove it with option -r to do that recursively.
poganin@linux-7tpy:~/.config> rm -r teamviewer8
I restarted the operating system to be sure everything will be working well. The item for TeamViewer 8 disappeared from the KDE menu. There was TeamViewer 9 only. I made a shortcut on the desktop, and started TeamViewer 9. It worked.