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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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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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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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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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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What happened to the Applications Menu?

When I was running Juno, I could go into Elementary Tweaks and set the number of columns & rows used in the Applications menu. I couldn't change spacing or icon size, but that was OK. Extra ...
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I cannot add the command line on my app editor app on elementary hera

i already add the link by paste it but i cant save it
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Is there a way to manage multiple devices from a single location

If I were to install this in a computer lab, would I be able to control all the devices from a "teacher" device. Lock screens, send to certain websites, open apps, etc.
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How to replace "Applications" with the eOS logo?

I would like to replace the top left wingpanel "Applications" text with an .svg icon. I saw a post from 2016 but it's not revelant for eOS 5.0 Juno (How to replace wingpanel's "Applications&...
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Getting notifications from a deleted app

Hello everyone im running elementary OS 5.0 Juno Linux 4.15.0-47-generic, GTK+ 3.22.30 I downloaded about a week Badger 1.3.0. I uninstalled the app but I still get notifications from the app as if ...
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Build fails appcenter bot test

I recently switched over to elementary os and a friend told me about how easy it is to develop apps for the os. I switch over and the first thing i instantly miss is whatsapp. I use it daily for work ...
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Application window focus on open

Not sure if this is a known bug or not for Juno, but I was wondering if this could get patched (it would seem like an easy fix). When I click on the applications menu with my mouse, then click on ...
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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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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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Chrome opening further down screen each time

I have been using Elementary OS for a few months now. Am really enjoying using it. 1 problem I have tho is that I use Google Chrome for browsing and I have made web apps with it for Facebook, ...
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Why doesn't Pantheon Files remember default application for scripts?

The executable scripts are always executed if clicked in Pantheon Files, even if the default application to be used is changed for them to a text editor under Properties-Open with. I have noticed ...
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Replacing "Applications" in the panel button with an icon

In freya it was possible to do this by editing apps.css in your theme of choice per How to replace wingpanel's "Applications" text with a icon in Freya . So far as I can tell there's no ...
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How to remove Chromebook utility recovery

Hi I just installed elementary OS the stable version today I found 2 application that I can't remove Chromebook utility recovery and hangout ... How can removed from my system .. also the touch pad ...
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CUPS Trouble, can not access http://localhost:631/printers

I can access localhost:631 but I can click or open the link inside the page like http://localhost:631/printers and many more.
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Clicking on "Applications" in the top-left corner opens a terminal

I've been playing around with dconf tools. I'm not sure what I've done but now when I try to click on Applications, a terminal opens. So far, clicking everywhere else works fine. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Alternative for org-mode elementary OS-style

When I still was using openSUSE, I used org-mode in emacs as my note-taking program. There is an annoying bug in Ubuntu that makes it impossible to open Emacs without being root and I also didn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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