I am a new eOS user and I can't find a particular application in the store. Do I need to do anything in particular before trying to install directly from .deb file?

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You can give Eddy a try if you prefer a nice graphical interface.

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    Would definitely recommend Eddy
    – rasmus91
    Commented Nov 21, 2019 at 8:12

If you're comfortable with the command line, you can use the dpkg command to install a .deb package.

The format would be sudo dpkg -i name_of_package.deb

then, sudo apt-get install -f. the dpkg -i command may leaves the package status in an "unconfigured" state due to missing dependencies. sudo apt-get install -f will try to fix it downloading and installing those dependencies

If you're looking for a graphical install, you can use the Software Center or the Gdebi application.

This website might help you: https://itsfoss.com/install-deb-files-ubuntu/

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