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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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Parental Controls Not Working

I was just testing out the parental controls and though i disable some apps, enable a certain login time, and disable access to some websites, none of it works, though i have checked the settings and ...
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Where can I find the error logs when an application crashes?

In order to ask a better question for my issue about the AppCenter crashing on viewing app details I would like to paste some of the logs when the AppCenter crashes. Where can I find said error logs ...
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VLC Player; User Interface completely altered

Just installed VLC from the Elementary appstore. The user interface shows huge buttons, very small text font, and over-sized menu windows. Can it be fixed?
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Slow load of apps like Tunderbird, LibreOffice

I'm testing Elementary, comminig from Mint Cinnammon 18. I noticed that in Elementary OS 5.0, applications like Thunderbird and Libre Office take much longer to launch the first time, than in Mint. ...
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pycharm is not showing in app launcher and anywhere in elementary juno

I have installed pycharm community in elementary juno but it is not showing in app launcher and anywhere and when i run this ./pycharm.sh from the extracted file in terminal it run... I can't even ...
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how to fix bug in the windows of elementary os

I'm using eclipse photon to program in java 8, and when I create a new class, package, I enter the settings, etc. It seems that these windows are inside a window, how can I solve this?
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Camera Application freezes on Juno but not Loki

So for some reason, the Camera application in Juno is not initializing my webcam and then freezes after a few seconds. When ran in the terminal, the following message appears: (io.elementary.camera:...
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File Dialogue Doesn't Work

On Loki I have the same problem with several applications which involve a file dialogue. When I select a file there is no way to 'Save', as there is no button to click, [Enter] doesn't work and (...
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Steam in Juno- how to install

In the app center, there are two choices for steam: 1. steam with the default cog icon, and steam installer with the regular steam icon. There's also the deb file you can download from the Steam ...
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How i must install clion app to get rid of this error?

App is installed through Jetbrains toolbox. How can i start this app with su rights?
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How can I lower the volume specific to a particular app?

I use the app Workrave to help keep RSI at bay. However, the app has a higher sound volume than I'd like, while the rest of my system is just right for me. Is there a way I can lower its volume while ...
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Problems after installing mathematica 11.3

I dowloaded Mathematica 11.3 in my laptop. I used "elementary os 0.4" 1 mounth ago without any problem until today. I followed the instalation instructions from http://support.wolfram.com/kb/12453?...
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How can an application register a global keyboard shortcut on installation?

I'm working on a global, keyboard-driven special character picker for Elementary. The idea is that the user would press a keyboard shortcut (Super+I by default) and the picker window would appear, ...
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how to install postman in elementary os using terminal

I can no't install postman using command line.. wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz sudo tar -xzf postman.tar.gz -C /opt rm postman.tar.gz sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/...
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Failed Installation - FreeOffice on Loki

Tried a few methods to install .deb files on elementary OS: eddy (install), sudo apt install [location], dpkg, etc. They all failed.
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Issues #1(While Switching Two Or More Windows Open )

When I Am Open Two Or More Windows And then I Am Want To Switch Windows to different windows.Think We Have Two Windows 1 and 2.2 is behind the 1st one. i clicked on 2 but they still same in position ...
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How do I install Signal Desktop

I followed the steps shown below, but Signal is not showing in my applications folder. Steps to install on Linux Open your terminal. Confirm you have APT. Enter the following three lines into ...
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Can't find Character Map

My software center says I have the program Character Map installed but it doesn't appear in my Applications. I often need special characters because I am English living in Spain, so I want to have it ...
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I can't uninstall Anroid Studio

So, I installed wine and then I installed Android Studio from it. The icon shows up on Applications but it does not run. Then I removed Wine. Now, I still have that unworking icon in Applications ...
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Remove ICONS from Applications

I tried to install Microsoft Office in Wine; the install worked but all of the apps failed. I tried to remove in Wine, did not uninstall. I remove from the Terminal in the ./wine directory. The ICONS ...
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System Crash, Usually happens when I open an elementaryOS app

elementaryOS will freeze and hang forever when I open Videos, System Settings, and sometimes App Center. I can move the cursor but interaction beyond moving the cursor does not apparently do anything. ...
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Does elementary OS support snap packages from AppCenter?

…and if so, is it possible to choose the application update channel in AppCenter? Ubuntu 18.04 will support these features, will elementary OS include it in 5.0 version?
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elementary-sdk error

The following packages have unmet dependencies: elementary-sdk : Depends: libgala-dev but it is not going to be installed Depends: libgirepository1.0-dev but it is not going to be ...
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Snaps on elementary

I have an issue with a snap elementary. I just installed the polarr photo editor and I think it's using an incorrect resolution. How can I correct this?
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Problems with Ardesia

I cannot make Ardesia work in Elementary. I've tried to install it using the console, via the AppCenter, and through other methods like Synaptic, but when I start the program it always freezes without ...
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in multimonitor set up (Loki)

Not a problem ... more like a suggestion ..., In multimonitor set up (in my case three) ... Is there a way to open an app from the Pantheon-plank on a specific monitor? Or maybe from the command line? ...
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AppCenter and Videos class names is the same “io”

After the latest update, my Cairo-Dock started to show running Videos and AppCenter applications at the same icon. I realized that both of applications class name appears io as the same when I catch ...
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Remove black margin from elementaryOS applications when using Awesome Window Manager

I bought an Alpha Centurion laptop that comes with a pre-installed elementaryOS, I'm using awesome window manager (https://awesomewm.org/) and when I start elementaryOS "native" apps (like io....
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Last window position for an app

I'm using Telegram and whenever I open it from the dock the window appears at its last position plus (or minus) a certain vertical offset, shifting the window slightly towards the top of the screen. ...
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Slingshot does not show Unity's app icon

I cannot figure out why slingshot is not showing and launching Unity 3D. I am using Elementary OS Freya. Here is what I did: Placed the file 'unity-editor.desktop' in '/usr/share/applications/' ...
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Issues with Elementary apps when using a tiling window manager (XMonad)

I've been using XMonad as a tiling window manager for the past few days, but I've noticed that most the Elementary gtk apps have a wide black border, the notable exception being pantheon-terminal. I ...
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PLEASE HELP WITH INSTALLATION OF PROGRAMS I AM DESPERATE

i need help,i use Elementary OS 0.4.1 '' Loki '',Ubuntu based.i need to install a certain program,but there's an annoying error that gives me every time i try to install ANYTHING,from the terminal,the ...
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Telegram displayed two times

first of all, happy new year. I'm a newbie of GNU/Linux world, Elementary OS is my first distro. I have a little problem with Telegram desktop: it works fine, but in the Applications Menu two ...
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Not able to delete PDF ebook in BookWorm

I'm obviously missing something, but when I select an ebook, it opens in BookWorm. But when I want to select it to be deleted, it just opens the ebook: Left click on ebook just opens it. Clicking on ...
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Where are the apps?

I know where the AppCenter is, and know how to download them, but I cant find the things to actually use the,. Obviously I am new to elementary OS. If I want to use, say Abiword, where is the icon to ...
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In the Applications I have two 'Files' apps

I just installed eOS today and after 6 hours I am pretty happy with the environment while all of the tasks I feel so far I need to be able to accomplish have been covered. Question, in the ...
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In pantheon-files, right click -> open with -> other applications displays a small window with a list of applications. How do I add a new entry to it?

So I installed firefox in /opt/ and I'm using it normally but I want it to also be the default pdf viewer. I did gvfs-mime --set application/pdf firefox.desktop and now firefox is the default ...
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laggy, lot of apps missing, firefox nightly crashing

Ok, I have no idea of what I did. I had a problem with a DisplayPort/HDMI adaptor and thought it was a software problem. Googled about it and ran a lot of commands, but none of them seemed to have ...
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How to reset Nimbus positioning?

It's sounds a bit nitpicky but is there a way I can reset the position of Nimbus app when I open it? I accidentally moved it and it won't center now when I open it.
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Open DVI files via Evince

On Ubuntu one can open DVI files automatically via Evince, but on elementary OS Loki I'm not able to do that. I've googled to search the dependencies missing, but coundn't find it. Even the ones I've ...
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Pantheon-files tabs are not refreshing

When I create file or some application creates file tabs are not refreshing and I have to do it manually. Also it can be not only in pantheon-files but all over system in some elements that also need ...
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Launch Matlab not using command line

I've just installed matlab2017, it works and everything is fine but it isn't in my applications menu. I launched it using the terminal, but there is a way to have it between the applications? the ...
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Korganizer looks stranger on elementary OS

The calendar folder in the lower left corner looks like this which makes me uncomfortable,but it appears right in kde. So do I need to install some dependences ? Thx.
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How do I get back that app that I bought after reinstall?

I bought a bunch of apps from Appcenter, but for reasons I had to reinstall my OS. Is there any way for me to have those apps again without paying for them?
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My laptop screen has gone red even after I installed redshift and it's not going away

Previously I had tried to install redshift to provide a reddish colour to the screen during the night, but when I tried to uninstall it using purge, it was not removed and so my screen is still red. ...
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Switching workspaces with fullscreen Atom is abrupt

With Atom in fullscreen mode, switching workspaces to the ones adjacent to to the workspace Atom is in is abrupt. By abrupt I mean that it lacks the smooth moving away of one workspace to the left/...
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Cisco Packet Tracer on elementary OS

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1 in my elementary OS, but when I want to launch it only says: Starting Packet Tracer 7.1 ...and the program didn't launch. For Ubuntu there are many possible ...
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Foxit Reader chaged default file association

After I installed Foxit Reader, when I click any file starts with., e.g. .bashrc, The Foxit Reader will open it, and if I change the application to a text editor and set it as the default, it only ...
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How uninstall apps and choose the firewall?

First of all, I have tried without install Elementary OS on my computer. I have seen that when I click on Applications and I click with right button the application that I would like to uninstall, ...
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Applications centre doesn't open

I've just installed the last stable version but the applications centre doesn't work, clicking on the icon nothing happens, any solution?