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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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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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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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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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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kontact takes nearly a minute to start

I'm in the final stretch of completing a migration from lubuntu to elementary OS. One of my stumbling blocks was the transfer of Kontact. When I start Kontact, it takes 50 seconds before anything ...
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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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Applications list and vmware workstation

I followed some guidance here Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS to change the vmware workstation.desktop file to fix an issue i had now the app disappeared from the application ...
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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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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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Applications menu is messed up after copying files from old home folder

After copying my files from my old home folder to the new one, the applications menu is now missing categories, and not displaying all installed applications. Is there a config file I should delete ...
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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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Steam won't show any interface to me (except automatic updates)

except automatic updates I have no interface from Steam at all since I tried to install it. Doesn't somebody have this problem?
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R and R Commander in App Center installs but doesnt load or open

I have downloaded and installed R and R Commander from App Center (can't find Rstudio in App Center so wasn't able to install this). The apps installed without error messages and is listed in 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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run executable linux file without extension in elementary os

so as the title says i have an executable files wich if i run into the terminal typing ./FILENAME it starts but when double-clicking on it in files it prompts me with a windows asking to search an ...
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Epiphany internal PDF viewer just flickers

When viewing PDFs in Epiphany's internal viewer the PDF is basically unreadable due to heavy flickering. Is there a workaround to open PDFs externally until fixed?
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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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Zoom (seminar software) keeps hanging (Elementary Hera)

Since the last kernel update (5.3.0-51) zoom takes almost 5 minutes to open. Until that time the whole operating system hangs and I can't do anything else. All I can do is wait for it to kick off.... ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Need help to delete icons from Applications Menu

I had installed AWS Workspaces, a .msi file through wine. It was installed successfully but didn't run the way I had expected so I uninstalled it through wine uninstaller but the icon still appears on ...
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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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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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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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installed nautilus and cinnamon files on the appcenter, now i can't delete them

I just downloaded nautilus files and cinnamon files to try them out. I wanted to test the desktop on nautilus, and i didn't really have a reason to download cinnamon but i did. But now, I can't delete ...
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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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Setting Default Applications that are NOT standard or available in drop-down menu

Does anyone know how to set a default application that does not appear in the drop-down menu? I use Guayadeque as my music player but it does not appear as an option in the drop-down menu?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Zoom meeting app does not work (it installs)

I installed zoom 64 Deb and it worked but when I tried to make a video meeting, it did nothing.. 5.1 eOS Many students use this app and Linux is well supported by zoom.
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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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What is the best torrent client on elementary OS?

What is the best torrent client and is there a client that has a search feature? I mean not to search for local torrent files, but to search for files to download.

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