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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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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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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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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Error code 401 while syncing google calendar with elementary os default calendar app

Whenever I try to sync my google calendar with the default calendar app, it asks me for the password. I tried out my google account password, it didn't work. Then I researched a bit and created an app ...
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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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Failed to Fetch Updates - No Public Key

I downloaded google chrome from the main website Version 84.0.4147.105 (Official Build) (64-bit) but everytime I go to the app center I get a Failed to Fetch Update error. How do I fix this in the ...
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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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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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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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Installing Jellyfin via Ubuntu's bionic repository

The Jellyfin media app has instructions to install it via repository for Ubuntu releases (supported releases are xenial, bionic, cosmic, disco, eoan, and focal). The issue is with step 4. (shown below)...
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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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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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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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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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How to reset to default the Photo editor that is pre-installed in elemtary os?

i am not a technical user. this evening, i had to crop a photo to a custom/ specific size, so in the drop down menu (right click while on the photo) i found the custom size option, input my specs and ...
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Master PDF Editor installs correctly, but won't start

I installed Master PDF editor from here, selecting the 64 bit .deb file. I installed it through the software center, and everything seemed to have been installed correctly, except that when I try to ...
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“Failed To Fetch Updates” & error in installing new apps

First of all I'm a newbie in Linux. I installed Elementary OS successfully the other day and installed a few apps as well, but yesterday I started to get this "Failed To Fetch Updates" ...
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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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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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What is the best word processor to use with Elementary OS?

I am still deciding which Linux distro to download on my new laptop. One of the things I do on the laptop is writing. Is there a good but free word processor to use with this OS? Thanks!
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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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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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Unbelievably slow?

So I have installed Elementary OS hearing how beautiful and lightweight it is. I'll agree it is very good looking but it's too slow in my computer. I'm pretty sure I have installed all my drivers ...
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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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Audacity Warning Window during Save Project

When I try to Save a Project in Audacity a Warning Window pops up without content and as a result I cannot save my project. Running the app from terminal exposes this Gtk-Critical error: ...
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App Center not displaying updates, installed apps or installing any new apps

So small issue here. After installing updates the App Center doesn't display any updates see screen-shot. If I run the command 'sudo apt upgrade' I get the following output: The following packages ...
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Vim keybindings not working in Code

I'm using the elementary editor Code, trying to use the vim bindings plugin. If I press esc, I can't type, which I expect, but vim commands don't work either. IE, 5dd doesn't do anything, ctrl-v doesn'...
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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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Two VLC Apps in AppCenter

There are 2 VLC apps appeared when I searched "vlc" in appcenter. The first one i think i installed months ago. The second one is more updated and is not installed. And why is the uninstalled one ...
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How to install an app named Albert?

I heard about this app today known as Albert which is an alternative to Spotlight for Linux. I watched a video on YouTube to see how to install the app but when I tried installing the app it said "can'...
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How do I pass the Ctrl-key through to an application? Elementary seems to be swallowing it

My company uses Amazon Workspaces to support remote access to our network. I ran the client without a hitch on Ubuntu 19.10/20.04 but I just switched to Elementary and now I can't get the application ...
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Failure in installing elementary Files from appcenter

I am using eos hera 5.1 When I try to install Files from appcenter it fails with a response I tried installing some other apps and they work fine The package id's '' are not valid
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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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The Future of Sideload

Good afternoon All, First of all I wanna say sideload is a great addition to Elementary. It has made working in the OS significantly simpler, specially when first setting up programs. My question is ...
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Cannot run KDEconnect on 5.1 Hera stuck in dbus problem

I’ve tried to run kdeconnect on elementary but first installing both apps from appcenter didn’t work neither from flathub, obviously I tried one by one not installing all at the same time, without ...
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Music Import does not work

I imported an album into the Music app and when I disconnected the drive (a few hours later) all the songs came up with an error and the songs were never imported. Under preferences, I selected 'Keep ...
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Can't add application to the dock

I know how to add a running application to the dock; but how can I start an Application, which I know must be present, but I don't know the location? For instance, in a Mac, I would search the /...
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App Center hangs when trying to install non-curated Firefox app

I wanted to install Firefox using the App Center. When clicking on it in order to install, a dialogue "Install non-curated app?" comes up, which is fine. But when I click "Install Anyway?", nothing ...
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Failed to Fetch Updates - Steam

I started my AppCenter and got this message: E: http://repo.steampowered.com/steam precise InRelease is not (yet) available (Connection failed [IP: 104.17.141.86 80]) The thing is that I don't even ...
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Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS

i have this problem and i can't figure it out how can i resolve it. Maybe it's a Elementary OS... i don't know. I running VMware Workstation (Trial version) on my Elementary OS (0.4.1 Loki), and ...
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Veracrypt Window Not opening Properly . How to solve the Display issue?

Veracrypt Window Not opening Properly . A transparent window is always appears around the main window . This app is not from elementary app store . But from their own site of Veracrypt. I have tried ...
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How to create a web app in elementary os

simply create a .desktop file and put in /usr/local/share/applications or home/USERNAME/usr/local/share/applications For example, using midori: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=NAME ...
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SheepShaver emulator on Elementary OS 5.1 Hera?

Has anyone got SheepShaver Mac emulator to run on Elementary OS 5.1 Hera? I tried the latest release by vasi on github. Once I extracted and made executable, it won't run at all. Then I tried an older ...
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(SOLVED) Is it possible to use an AppImage as a default application in Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera?

In the default applications settings, is it possible to set the default email client to an AppImage? I'm using a Tutanota Desktop client for Linux that's an AppImage file but I don't see a way to use ...
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Matplotlib (Python3) crashing with GTK3Agg backend

When I plot a figure with GTK3Agg backend, it crashes. The image does not even show. If I change the backend to TkAgg, the crash does not happen and the figure shows up. This problem happens ...
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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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How can I create a game like Alias?

I’m an ESL teacher in Russia. To engage my students more I really want to create a HTML5 game similar to Alias (see https://apps.apple.com/ru/app/alias-party-game/id1163843973?l=en). I’m not a coder, ...
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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

What graphical interfaces exist to assist the user in searching for files?

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