January 10, 2021, 5:25pm
Hi I have been trying to delete firefox off of Manjaro but It does not seem to want to let go!
I have tried via add/remove programs, I have tried through terminal.
sudo pacman -R firefox
I even went in and manually deleted the ~/.mozilla directory
no matter what I tried firefox still shows up in my “start menu”
I have logged in and out, restarted. run stacer/bleachbit everything I can think of, but it just stays on the system. It won’t open, but the icon still exists.
I would really appreciate it if someone smarter than me could tell me how to get it off my system.
January 10, 2021, 5:28pm
See if you have a .desktop file of Firefox in the directory
~/.local/share/applications/ and if yes, simply delete it.
This would explain why it shows up in the Whisker menu even though you removed it from your system.
January 10, 2021, 5:33pm
That did it! thank you very much for your solution!
quick question again. when I run the command locate firefox now it shows me these files:
am I safe to delete these as well?
January 10, 2021, 5:44pm
I don’t have any of these files in the
/etc/ directory on my system.
To find out which package (if any) owns these files, run
pacman -Qo path/to/file for each file.
pacman -Qo /etc/manjaro-firefox-developer-edition.ini
The output will show you which package owns these files. If no package owns them, you can delete them, but if they belong to some package, leave them be.
January 10, 2021, 5:49pm
Thank you again for teaching a newbie!
I got these results on all 3: is owned by manjaro-browser-settings 20201114-1
could this be that I think it was set as the default browser?
January 10, 2021, 5:53pm
This package contains some browser settings for various browsers (Firefox, Chromium, etc).
For example, I know that it sets manjaro.org as the default home page in some browsers, which of course can be changed from within the browser.
PKGBUILD file of this package can be found
January 10, 2021, 5:58pm
Thank you. I’ll leave it be since I’m not 100% sure what to do with the PKGBUILD file. as long as I got firefox off my system, I’m happy.
January 25, 2021, 5:58pm
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