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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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?

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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Elementary OS 6, will it improve the performance of the Musical APP platform?

Elementary OS 6, will it improve the performance of the Musical APP platform? I am currently using Elementary OS 5.1 and I have to use the Rhytmbox platform to be able to listen and visualize the ...
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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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Wingpanel applications menu does not respond

I am running eOS 5.1.7 and after login my applications menu never open. I tried with reinstall and restarting the process, but usually it just start working after some 10-15 minutes after booting, for ...
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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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I get logged out whenever i open the file manger

Whenever I go into the file manager i will get a black screen and then I get logged out. I can then log back in but all that shows is my wallpaper. after a minute or two everything loads back up again ...
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Problem after last actualiation

After the last updates available by the system in the application center, I think he formatted it on my computer. When I accessed it again, he sent this message that follows in the image. However, ...
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vGriver: problem with sync

how are you? Hope everything is good! I'm having some problems with vGriver sync. There is a daley, and sometimes i've to open a few times de app just to 'update'. Sometime it takes like 20/30min 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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Can't activate Linux apps rendered by Xojo

Apps coded and rendered for 64bit Linux in Xojo activate in Ubuntu, Mint, PopOS by checking the properties box that allows execution. Then making a .desktop file and transferring to the /.local ...
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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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Is there any Origin lab alternative for plotting data?

I tried several applications, like LabView, Veusz, SciDavis. But none of them came close to Originlab in terms of functionality, ease of use and interface. Can anyone please suggest an alternative to ...
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Can you remove the remove text arrow from the store?

When i search for the app in app store and when i want to remove text that i was writed to search for the app, there is that arrow for delete the text, it looks really ugly, like, old school design. ...
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Is it possible to make cross-platform apps that feel natural in elementary os?

I'd like to create an app for EOS but I don't want to target it alone. The best solution I've found is to use QT, but it appears that produces odd looking apps in EOS. Is there a way to have an app ...
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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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All applications missing after restoring elementary-desktop

While trying to install Zoom I was instructed to run apt-get -f install. When I did so, I saw multiple lines flash passed saying "removing pantheon". On rebooting I could no longer access ...
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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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Can't see some apps

my problem is that I can not see some apps installed from the application menu, some I have to open from the console, and others that if I see I leave that I do not have permission to open them, but ...
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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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No more pulldown menus and popup windows in many apps on (smaller) primary screen

I run a Schenker VIA 14 laptop with eOS 517 Hera (recent fresh install) and for several apps (Clementine, qps, my-weather-indicator and others) which I usually have on the built-in (primary) laptop ...
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Eclipse won't start

I get this error when trying to run Eclipse. This is after installing Eclipse from the App Center on a fresh install of Elementary 5.1: !SESSION Thu Oct 01 22:09:06 CDT 2020 ---------------------------...
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(Solved) How to uninstall default apps in Hera?

Can anyone help me uninstalling the default apps in Hera? Music, Videos, Calculator, Mail... all simply have no use for me and I'd like to keep my os clean. However, I simply cannot find out what is ...
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after installing tor how to open it

sushant@sushant-HP-Notebook:~$ sudo apt-get install tor Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done tor is already the newest version (0.3.2.10-1). The ...
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Samba config on launcher

I would want to insert an entry to the application launcher for system-config-samba. I used the app AppEditor to create a new entry. In the command line field I put the string 'pkexec system-config-...
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anyone know a good scheduler application?

I've been looking for a scheduler application which I can use to notify me for my online classes. I've tried apps from the eOS App Center (Notifier, Hourglass, KAlarm) but they simply do not work (...
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How to change keyboard shortcut settings from the terminal

I am looking to create a script that automatically sets up Elementary exactly how I want it. I have not yet figured out how to set the keyboard shortcuts via the command line, specifically the short ...
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How to set the default browser from within a shell script

I am trying to write a shell script that automates the setup of my Elementary distro so I can quickly reinstall everything on a new machine. As such I am looking to see how I can set the default ...
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Elementary OS is beautiful, elegant, but sparse

I was a little put off by having to install a printer app. It seems to be something that a truly handy Linux OS would include it. And an Office App.
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Why won't AliExpress page show pictures?

Just started using Elementary and I'm pretty happy with it. My only issues are that Epiphany doesn't show the AliExpress page properly whereas the other sites I frequent are displayed properly. I don'...
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Why doesn't the Application dohicky install the latest software version?

So doing a bit of playing around with Elementary. I got it installed on a big USB SSD drive I have and it's working well. Except, installing non-curated software from the Applications tools results ...
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Is there any way to organize or edit entries in the Applications menu?

I have several applications, for example "Joe", that litters entries in the Applications menu. I cannot see how to customize this menu. How does one remove entries without actually ...
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I downloaded VueScan app and then uninstalled it, why is it appearing in my operating system update?

I was testing different apps/programs that could work with my printer/scanner. One of them was VueScan. It was the only app that worked but it isn't free so I uninstalled it. Why does it still appear ...
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Unable to access Java application menu

After installing an application in java on the first run it worked normally, on the second run the application opens, but it is not possible to click on any option in the application menu. This is the ...

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