Remove app via apt-get from menu

Vincenzo Ciancia ciancia at
Fri Mar 20 12:44:55 UTC 2009

On 19/03/2009 Jonh Wendell wrote:
> Why can't the user go to add/remove programs to uninstall them if 
> [s]he
> went there to install in the first place?

An argument can go as follows: when you look for something that you 
don't have in the menus, you'll naturally select the voice that says 
"add/remove", as the application is not yet in the menu. It is similar 
to creating a new file in a folder. But when you already have a file in 
a folder, you will want to act on the file to delete it. In the same 
spirit, when you see an application that you don't use and clutters your 
menu, you will want to click on it and delete it.

And it's shorter anyway because you don't have to search (in the remove 
dialog) for something that you already have in front of you.


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