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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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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(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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get GNU Emacs work on elementary OS?

When running emacs, the following output appears: X protocol error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) on protocol request 139 When compiled with GTK, Emacs cannot recover from X disconnects. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to run caja without terminal?

I installed caja because "Files" is not working so well and I might file a bug. But I also like its image reducer plugin. I installed it, but it does not show up in the app finder. I can launch it ...
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No more pulldown menus 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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