Basically I have a wifi connection set, that I want to remove/erase connection details/credentials. In Gnome settings you have option Forget network. I couldn't find anything similar in eOS.

Also, you can not edit connection settings unless you have connected to the WiFi, that does not make any sense.

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How very, very odd. I, too, cannot delete a wireless network from the list with any pointer or keyboard combinations. That said, because Elementary OS is based on Ubuntu, you can do this "the hard way" through the command line:

  1. Open Terminal (if it's not already open)
  2. Switch to the superuser (as you'll need to go into a protected directory)
    sudo su 
  3. Navigate to the system-connections directory for Network Manager:
    cd /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections
  4. Remove the .nmconnection records you no longer want

Hopefully this is something that gets resolved with a future update.

  • Thanks. I know the power of terminal, but that's not the point. There should be simple GUI option. Filed a feature request https://github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-network/issues/327
    – Al.ien
    Nov 26, 2021 at 7:54
  • I'm not disagreeing. The answer is merely a means to accomplish the immediate goal 🤐
    – matigo
    Nov 26, 2021 at 7:55
  • It is strange that this hasn't been accepted as the correct answer. Thx @matigo
    – Masoud
    Sep 15, 2022 at 1:41

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