How to Uninstall and Install mousepad on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: August 29, 2022

Mousepad is a graphical text editor for Xfce based on Leafpad. I will show you how to install mousepad on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Requirements to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install mousepad on Ubuntu 22.04

Install mousepad Ubuntu 22.04

mousepad is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install mousepad using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages since it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these steps to install mousepad on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install mousepad Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo apt install mousepad

Install mousepad using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After that, you can now install mousepad, just following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install mousepad Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install mousepad

Uninstall mousepad on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu is difficult? You are mistaken; Anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just mousepad.

If you installed mousepad using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall mousepad on Ubuntu by following this step:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove mousepad

To uninstall mousepad and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge mousepad

Ending

In this guide, I showed you ways to install mousepad on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall mousepad too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.