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Uninstall Any Program on Ubuntu with qUninstaller

Linux is one of the most efficient operating systems of all that handles the job of installing and uninstalling software very simply and efficiently. It requires a little knowledge on the command line, of course. If you’re looking for an efficient GUI tool to uninstall apps, qUninstaller is the right thing for you.

Let’s jump with qUninstaller and enjoy a nice, modern and simple GUI toolkit for managing the apps on Ubuntu. Want to get the classic Ubuntu to feel back? Let’s get Unity right now!

Downloading qUninstaller

qUninstaller isn’t available in Ubuntu Software Center. Instead, you have to grab the DEB package from qUninstaller SourceForge page and install it manually.

Another thing to note that software that you install through their DEB packages often don’t come up with a built-in way of updating itself. If you want to update qUninstaller later, you may need to download and reinstall it anew.

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All those aside, download the latest version of qUninstaller DEB package.

Installing qUninstaller

After the download is complete, fire up the terminal and run the following commands –

cd ~/Downloads

Inside the folder, run this command for installing the DEB package.

sudo dpkg -i quninstaller_1.2_all.deb

For installing any possible missing dependencies, run this command as well.

sudo apt install -f

There’s still another step to go. For whatever reason, a Python library required doesn’t install correctly. For making the software work, first, install “python-pip”.

sudo apt install python-pip

Now, install the library.

sudo pip install pyxdg

These commands should also work on Debian as well. However, there’s no guarantee that it will work 100%. Expect a few glitches or bugs here and there.

Using qUninstaller

The interface of the program is really easy to understand. There’s a list of all the installed apps, an uninstall button and a checkbox for toggling the icon of the apps.

For example, select Firefox and hit “Uninstall”. That’s just the only problem with the software – you have to uninstall apps one by one.

Enter the password for uninstalling the app.

Wait for the program to uninstall and voila! You’re good to go!

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