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[SOLVED] Unable to delete menu item from whisker

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[SOLVED] Unable to delete menu item from whisker

#1 Post by piperdan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:25 pm

I deleted the Adobe Reader app using the MX package installer, and the program has been indeed deleted. But the icon still shows up on the whisker menu.

I tried using the MX menu editor, but there does not seem to be an option to delete it from the menu (see picture below). When I highlight "Adobe Reader 9" (or any other item), the delete button is grayed out, or not accessible. I'm sure I'm missing something simple.

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I would appreciate any help.
Thanks!
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Re: Unable to delete menu item from whisker

#2 Post by tascoast » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:31 pm

Does this still happen after restarting MX?
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[SOLVED] Re: Unable to delete menu item from whisker

#3 Post by piperdan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:46 pm

Yup,

However, I just solved my own problem.

First, I deleted the hidden .abobe files, then rebooted. That didn't get rid of it.
But then when I went back into the MX menu editor, and just deleted everything for that application (name, command, categories, and all the text in the Advanced Editor box), and hit "Save Changes".........Voila, gone. :happy:

I'll mark it as solved.

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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to delete menu item from whisker

#4 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:59 pm

the real answer is that the desktop file is apparently provided by a depenency package and not acroread itself.

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dpkg-query -S AdobeReader.desktop 
acroread-data: /usr/share/applications/AdobeReader.desktop

I'm going to add acroread-data to the removal scheme for adobe-reader, but an

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apt-get autoremove
will get read of a lot of left overs.
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to delete menu item from whisker

#5 Post by piperdan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:55 pm

Thank you!

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