LibreOffice is a fantastic open source free office suite for Linux, Windows and Mac users. But it really sucks when you come to know that there is no auto-update feature in LibreOffice. Yes, really, there is no auto-update feature. You need to download latest version from their official website, remove previously installed version from your system and install the new one.

It’s kind of frustrating, isn’t it?

I use LinuxLiteOs distro and wanted to update the LibreOffice version, but when I uninstalled the old version from my LinuxLite system using ” sudo apt-get remove –purge libreoffice* ” icons were still appearing in my Menu. I tried restarting the computer but the problem remained.

Finally, after experimenting and researching a lot, I found a way to fix it.

First of all, open your LinuxLite terminal and type following commands one-by-one:

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Since you have executed above commands without any error but still you will find that LibreOffice icons are appearing in the Menu. Here comes the main thing:

  • Open File System
  • Click Show Hidden Files in the View menu (or Press Ctrl+H after opening the File System)
  • Right click anywhere in the folder and click Open as Administrator and type your password in the pop-up window and press Enter
  • Go to folder  /home/<yourusername>/.local/share/applications and delete files Libreoffice-calc, Libreoffice-writer & Libreoffice-impress
  • Again go to the folder  /etc/skel/.local/share/applications and delete files Libreoffice-calc, Libreoffice-writer & Libreoffice-impress

Voila! You’re done.

Check your menu and you must not find those three previously installed LibreOffice suite.

Comment down below for any further queries.


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