Questions tagged [applications]

Questions about software that runs on elementary OS. This includes the default applications like Files and Mail, and also apps from the software center and those downloaded manually.

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Moving The Applications Menu To the Dock

Is there a way to move the Applications menu from the upper left corner to the dock somewhere? So it's more Mac like? Thanks
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alternatives to Libre Office?

Is there a recommended alternative for Libre Office? preferably available as a flatpak for elementary OS6? I have frequent trouble with LibreOffice Calc freezing the whole elementary. The only way out ...
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Applications can't be accessed

I run latest Elementary, See neofetch output below. All of a sudden - nothing installed lately, no updates done,- ... the Application menu on the top left disappeared??? No other means to fire ...
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Unable to remove Home Media Server

I installed Home Media Server but want to install it. It shows up in applications but not in installed in the Appcenter(It's from snap). I have tried sudo apt-get remove home-media-server but get the ...
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GraphUI where is it installed?

I have installed it, but can't find it? and I need to "point to it" searching for GraphUI comes back empty? later edit OK, so I worked out that it being flatpak app it is located at: /home/...
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How To Remove Icons No Longer Needed From The Applications Folder

How can I remove icons from the applications folder in Elementary OS6? I've tried AppEditor and nothing seems to be working.
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DKMS on Kernel 5.13.0-27

Since a few days I can not install virtualbox because dkms. Any time I try to do it with apt, I get the same error: Loading new virtualbox-6.1.26 DKMS files... Building for 5.13.0-27-generic Building ...
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How to remove firefox

I tried : sudo snap remove firefox snap "firefox" is not installed sudo apt-get purge firefox Package 'firefox' is not installed, so not removed when I click at "Applications/...
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errors in the photos application in the latest OS distribution

when will there be an update to the photo app that will stop it from crashing all the time? the application hangs when importing photos from the images directory and could I ask for info how to do it?...
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Window opens outside of workspaces

I use ElementaryOS 5.1. I first noticed the problem with Liferea, then with Libreoffice. Other applications (like Firefox and Thunderbird and the terminal) work fine. The problem is: When I open the ...
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Segmentation fault on elementary OS 6.0 when building clipped app

On following the build instructions, I get no information whether clipped is installed successfully. Moreover, upon going to /usr/bin and trying to run ./com.github.davidmhewitt.clipped gives a ...
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Slack Application seems to fail upon upgrading Elementary OS to version 6.1

Upon upgrading the Elementary OS from 6.0 Odin to 6.1, some applications fail to work as they used to previously. One of them is the Slack application. Whenever I try to start the Slack app, I tend to ...
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i want to make shourtcut for application i inslalled application menu

i have installed firefox in my elementary os and i didn't find it in the application menu: and i have downloaded in .tar.xz file format and this picture for the folder: i can open it but i can't find ...
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Remove uninstalled apps from application menu

I just did a fresh install of Elementary OS 6 Odin and I installed apps that I need and uninstalled these I don't need, so I uninstalled Epiphany and Camera app from AppCenter. After few hours I ...
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Elementary OS to clear cache in RAM

when I loged In and check "System Monitor" I can see a 1.5GB Cache in RAM. only System monitor is running and I get this amount of cache. I've tried: sudo sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/...
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Application menu shrunk

When I booted up EOS today, the Application menu appeared smaller than usual. Before, the application menu extended beyond the clock and there was more spacing between apps.This happened yesterday too,...
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Odin cannot add Synaptic Package Manager or Steam

It is not available via the AppCenter, and installing it manually results in an app that asks for authentication and then exits. I wanted to use Synaptic to install Steam, as I had under Elementary OS ...
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Elementary OS Photos crashing for unknown reason

Elementary OS photos app closes when I import something or scroll down, it's very mysterious and that's the only thing I can tell... How to fix?
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I can't update anymore with the AppCenter

when ever I try to install any application in AppCenter the following error occurred
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Default File Browser keeps changing to Sublime Text

I'm using Elementary OS 6.0. I installed Sublime Text and changed the default Text Editor to Sublime Text but Sublime Text also becomes the default Files Browser after a restart. Any ideas? edit: I ...
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My video app dont run in Elementary OS - Odyn

When I try to open a video in the native app I doesn't work all I see is a black screen, when I open the video using VLC it runs Ok. What can I do?
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The Microsoft Suite is supported? or onedrive?

I have mandatory needs with onedrive, so it is important that it is compatible, so the question is, if I can download office or even one drive as app and not only on the web? I'm tired of windows and ...
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Workaround: How to fix GTK theme issue installed from APT

I've installed Elementary Odin wanting to give the Elementary OS dark mode a try. I really liked the dark theme but was upset that when I installed a GTK application from APT not Flatpak it gives you ...
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Problems with downloading .deb packages [duplicate]

I cannot find a debian package installer or eddy-like software to install chrome and other .deb setup. I have tried Gdebi but it does not work. Help please
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Cannot install .deb packages, even google chrome. used Gdebi and ubuntu software center, no results. Eddy also not present in the appcenter

Cannot install .deb packages, even google chrome. used Gdebi and ubuntu software center, no results. Eddy also not present in the appcente
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Funny bug with missing applications after using Screen Time & Limits

I wanted a way to lock applications so thought that using Screen Time and Limits, previously called Parental Controls, would be a smart way of doing this by locking applications like Code and Files ...
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Linux: How to Completely Remove ALL Traces of a Program? [closed]

Is there a way to completely remove ALL traces of a program in Linux? I've researched a lot on this, and I've seen people talk about apt-get remove packagename, apt-get purge packagename, apt-get ...
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Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os

elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os. Very strange because I have not changed my user password and it also works when I log in. Have had many installs ...
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How to integrate appimage?

I would like to integrate an appimage into elementary OS. I have created .desktop file (in /usr/share/applications) as per many instructions on the interweb, all looks fine but the application doesn't ...
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I just installed prospect mail using snap and I cannot figure out how to launch it

I just installed prospect mail using snap and I cannot figure out how to launch it. I searched for information on how to launch Prospect Mail and all I found was to use Activities Overview. I don't ...
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installed program that did not run

R studio was working perfectly, but I had to format the computer. I reinstalled Elementary OS and Rstudio again, the icon appears, but the program does not run. what to do?
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Minimize button

The OS is perfect, today I installed Elementary OS to test it, the system is very practical and beautiful, but it would be better with the minimize button.
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Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0 won't start

I have installed the application Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 in my elementary OS but when I run it, it only shows the following: Starting Packet Tracer 8.0.0, and it won't start. It's important to ...
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Make an APP that runs a code [duplicate]

Today i started using Linux for the first time in my life and im struggling a lot honestly... so after a while i discovered that running this command: 'sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run' I can run ...
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How do I associate file extensions with a specific application?

I use a program called OpenSCAD to do 3D modelling. It saves its files as filename.scad So now I want and .scad file to open with OpenSCAD, so: Right-Click, select Open With, select Other Application, ...
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How to add folder sharing or sharing options to the File manager context menu?

I configured the samba service correctly and I can see the share folder from a windows computer but when I want to share the folder downloads, documents or any other from my personal folder I can not, ...
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running winapps on elementaryOS

I am wondering if winapps is also running on eOS Please find the link below: https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps I am waiting for eOS6 and running still popOS for now.
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Idea for a backup application

I have an idea for an application that should help with backups. I came up with the idea after talking with my dad. He is very fond of his data and likes to create backups. But, being a silver surfer ...
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App that allows adding lines boxes and text on top of images

I am searching for an app that allows easily annotating pictures (mainly screenshots). I've tried shutter but editing feature requires adding a package that is not in apt and I gave up. Then I tried ...
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Moving a window to another workspace works only when at least 2 apps are open - why?

I noticed that I am not able to move apps' windows to the next workspace if there is just 1 app running in my current workspace. It's not a big issue, since, normally I'd want to move apps to another ...
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Issue with Full Screen in Zoom Call

I am not sure if this happens with other applications, but I have seen it happen in Zoom. Whenever I am in a call and go into a full screen view, the application goes into full screen mode, but only ...
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gsettings schema isnt installed

I am learning to make apps for Elementary OS. I wrote my app it compiles well without any errors. But when I try to open the application, it displays a message stating gsettings schema isnt installed. ...
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Screenshot of Postman does not contain a window frame nor shadow

Elementary contains the defualt app "Screenshot", which allows to take screenshots of apps' windows. When I take a screenshot of say Files app, it looks like that: However, a screenshot of ...
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Files app is duplicated

I have an issue with Files app being duplicated in the Applications menu: I also noticed that the app is actually listed 4 times (!) when I try to open some file and I choose "Open with" -&...
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elementaryOS 5.1.7 Hera AppCenter and apt require password to install anything

First time question here, so Please forgive/guide me if I'm not doing it right, Thanks ! I'm testing elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera (fresh install from elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200706.iso, I did NOT tweak ...
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Duplicate icons in dock, and gear icons in multitasking / window spread views

Occasionally, when opening an app, a duplicate (blurrier) icon will appear in the Plank dock, and the app's normal icon already kept in the dock will not display an indicator. When this happens, said ...
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Unable to install Eset Nod32

Cannot get past the first step, which requires changing permissions on the Eset installer. Has anyone else installed Eset Nod32 for Linux home successfully on Elementary OS? If so, how?
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Why I can only launch linssid from terminal using sudo

I installed linssid from appcenter and it wont launch. It only launchs from the terminal using sudo. how can I fix this?
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unable to install .deb apps with gdebi

in Files, I am unable to install .deb apps with gdebi, i just quits after it loads all the file and the install button is clicked. But it fully works when opened the .deb file from Files with root ...
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How can i mannualy install packages in elementary os?

I want to install mint service desk on my elementary os and for that I have to install a docker first, not happening. Can anyone please tell be which linux version package will support elementary os [...
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