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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...