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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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

I have a Google Chrome icon in Plank. After an update to Google Chrome, a second fuzzy icon appears every time the browser is opened: How can I fix this?
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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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Can I change the Applications Dropdown shortcut to Super not Alt+F2?

I am used to using Super on Ubuntu to open the search. Can I set Super to be the shortcut instead of Alt+F2? Or does elementary OS not support Modifier key only bindings? I know that OS X doesn't ...
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How does one cycle through windows of the same application? [duplicate]

I have two questions. What is the default keystroke for cycling through windows in an application, e.g., evince? How can I change this default? Currently, Alt-tab cycles through all windows, but I ...
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How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks?

I have downloaded elementary-tweaks for Freya. I have also installed a few themes using PPA. What if I have a theme in a file and I want to include it in the gallery of the themes? How can I add it ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya? [duplicate]

Is there an elementary os keyboard equivalent to windows ctlr+alt+del that would launch a task manager, process list, ability to set affinity, priority, kill a proces,monitor memory and cpu loads, + ...
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How can I change the default Terminal app?

I would like to replace the default Terminal with the gnome-terminal. Is this possible? If I install gnome-terminal via apt-get it does not show up in the applications menu and I can't find an option ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

I would like to have an icon for Dropbox in Wingpanel (preferably one that matches the style of the default icons there) and have it display the current status (updated, synchronizing, offline). What'...
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How to integrate Dropbox with the file manager (Files)?

When on Files, I'd like to be able to: see the little icon overlays in files and folders that indicate whether they're up to date or synchronizing when right-clicking on a file or folder inside the ...
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Can I make an application to start in another workspace automatically?

When I start an application, I want to move it automatically into another workspace. For example, when I type 'virtualbox' on terminal or on synapse-indicator, I want virtualbox to open in another ...
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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

I'm not interested in cloud storage or anything like that, I just need to share out a folder so that OS X and Windows clients can connect to it. Connecting to shares FROM Elementary OS seems to be ...
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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

I would like to update just the base of elementary system and not the all installed apps. I can run sudo apt-get install package-name to upgrade the package if it is already installed. Whereas I can ...
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AppCenter Payments after reinstall

I have purchased a few apps from the Elementary AppCenter(appcenter). I recently had to do a clean install of the OS. I reinstalled these apps but they want me to pay again. I would just ignore this,...
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Add to Startup an application that is not showing

I want to automatically start the telegram desktop client when I login. But it doesn't show there when I try to add it in Settings-Applications-Startup But its desktop launcher file is in ~/.local/...
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Very strange double titlebar

Slic3r (https://slic3r.org/) is the first app I've seen do this on Elementary. Basically it's showing 2 titlebars. Any suggestions? Details: When the window is not fullscreen, you can see an ...
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Calendar-App shows events incorrectly (with googlecalendar) [closed]

The elementaryOS calendar-app is quite nice but does mix my events up. They are not displayed on the correct dates like they are listet in the googlecalendar-webpage. Does anybody encounter the same ...
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App Center is crashing [closed]

App center was too good before. But the last update it's being crashed while searching for an app. It crashes right after typing one or two characters. And even when I click on the categories say '...
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

It'd be nicer if the Skype icon was smaller and white. Here's how it looks right now:
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How can I integrate Spotify client with Wingpanel?

I installed Spotify using the official repository but the icon does not appear in Wingpanel. Someone with the same issue?
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Why doesn't elementary OS include an Office suite?

Why doesn't elementary OS include an office suite by default? You can find a reference to the issue here. Its already over 700 MB so why don't they add a another 100 MBs and provide an office suite ...
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Are there any IRC clients that comply with the human interface guidelines?

Is there any IRC client that's compliant with elementary's human interface guidelines? If not, is anyone trying to build one? Note that I'm asking for an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client, not a ...
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How can I test the new “Open File” dialog? [closed]

How can I activate the new open file dialog in files? http://lmelinux.net/2015/05/05/new-open-file-dialog-coming-to-freya-soon/ As shown below:
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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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Installing phpstorm / webstorm as Application

Is it possible somehow to install phpstorm and webstorm and having them in the application list?
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Can I install Ubuntu based applications on Elementary?

I've been using Ubuntu for a while and I want to switch to elementary. The problem is that I don't know if I can install Ubuntu applications on elementary.
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Screensaver installation

I have accidentally installed the mate-screensaver using the AppCenter. Which did mess up many visual elements (icons, window decorations, and such). I will probably end up reinstalling the OS as I ...
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Change specified app's icon

How can I change the icon for an specified app? I have installed Dota 2 but it shows Steam icon instead of Dota 2 icon, the right Doat 2 icons is shown when the game is running but not in plank. How ...
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Installing/configuring telegram

Telegram desktop seems to be a standalone app. I downloaded the 64bit Linux tgz and unzipped it in my downloads folder. Running the telegram binary launches the app instead of installing it. An icon ...
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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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Context menu of toolbar icon doesn't work [closed]

I have Elementary OS Freya on my desktop computer. I installed some applications, which appear in toolbar (dropbox, steam, xneur, ...). But when I open an context menu from toolbar icon and select any ...
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Using Granite with a different language besides Vala

I am interested in developing for elementary OS, but what's holding me back from doing so is that I can't figure out how to use the Granite widgets from C++. I would prefer to use this instead of ...
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Installing pCloud drive

I'm somewhat new to linux, and I was hoping someone would be able to help. I would like to install pCloud drive, and I followed the instructions on the site here. However this doesn't seem to work, ...
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How can i install Apps from other sources? [duplicate]

I just install Loki and i love it! It is a fast, lightweight and beautiful OS!! My problem has come when I'm trying to install my favourite apps, like Uberwriter and Google Chrome. I knew about ...
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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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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 ...