Indicator-cpufreq uninstall/disable issue

Hello MATE community,

Recently, I ran into a problem:

A while ago I installed the cpufreq indicator for the MATE panel using following command:
sudo apt-get install indicator-cpufreq

When I got sick of it changing randomly to the “Powersafe” mode, I decided to uninstall the application. I tried following commands:
sudo apt-get remove indicator-cpufreq
sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove indicator-cpufreq

What happened both times was that the image displayed in the panel became invisible but I could still chose between “Performance” and “Powersafe” mode (I hope this makes sense…)

So my question is:
How can I get rid of the application?
If that is not possible, how can I at least disable it and remove it from the panel?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Packages are modular - if it's removed then it's gone (unless it's still running in the background, in which case it either needs to be killed or by restarting the computer)

indicator-cpufreq depends on python3 and libcpufreq0, both of which are part of Ubuntu MATE by default, so it would be a bad idea to remove its dependencies.

Try purging the package (erases any remaining config files):

sudo apt-get purge indicator-cpufreq

Then reset your panels in MATE Tweak - note that this will destroy your customisations. That'll get rid of any leftovers.

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Thank you, it worked!