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When I don't use one of the default applications in elementary OS I usually hide it from the Applications menu using MenuLibre, rather than uninstalling them. However I can't seem to be able to do that with Nepomuk Cleaner, since as soon as I check "hide from menu" another .desktop entry for said program is created, i.e. if I hide "nepomukcleaner.desktop", as soon as I save those changes another file (something like "nepomukcleaner1.desktop") is created, and shows up alongside the previous, now hidden, entry. If I try to hide this one, a third .desktop file is created, and so on. Same thing happens if I try to delete it.

  • What is Nepomuk Cleaner used for and do I need it on my pc, Zorin OS 9, – spud Mar 30 '18 at 11:24
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If you want to uninstall it , open Software Center search for Nepomuk Cleaner and click remove.

This is not included by default in elementary OS so it is safe to remove

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Launching MenuLibre with sudo seems to work, I hid it and it didn't reappear.

  • Could you be more detailed? – RolandiXor Jun 9 '16 at 4:08
  • Previously, I was just launching MenuLibre from the Applications menu, but every time I tried deleting or hiding the above mentioned .desktop file it would reappear. By launching it from the terminal as superuser, i.e. 'sudo menulibre', I didn't have that issue. – random_human_being_ Jun 11 '16 at 9:38
  • I meant in your answer. – RolandiXor Jun 13 '16 at 0:44

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