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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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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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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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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Veracrypt Display window problem

Just installed elementary 5.1 . When opening veracrypt always there is a transparent window bellow the original window . Not in any other app . I have used veracrypt without any problem in elementary ...
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How do I get Flatpak programs to show in applications menu?

I went on Flathub to install VSCode and but it doesn't show up on applications menu. I used flatpak list and it shows that VSCode has been installed. How do I get programs installed through Flatpak to ...
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does the OS support KODI

do you support kodi? if so what version. I loaded latest kodi and installed via terminal. (kodi 18.5) kodi configured, but no channels loading?
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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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Issues running flatpaks

So trying to increasingly run my desktop with modern settings, I am installing flatpaks to replace .debs I'm having some issues actually running them. This is an attempt at running the nextcloud ...
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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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Native Video app does not play mpg files from a VCD

I have a VCD with mpg files that the native Videos app does not play the video, it just shows blank screen, and no audio either. VLC player plays the same files successfully. I do see gstreamer1.0-...
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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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Using a library in a project won't work: taglib, tag_c.h not found

So I am tinkering with making an app that uses the taglib library. Currently I installed the library to '/usr/include/taglib/' but when I try to build my app with sudo ninja install it says that it ...
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R-Studio not loading

I installed R-Studio from the AppCenter. Everything went apparently smoothly, but when I tried to open the application just nothing happened. I uninstalled and reinstalled. Same result. Uninstalled ...
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Discord screen sharing function not working properly

Okay so I've been having this issue only when running elementary OS so I figured it might be related to it. Or not. I'm a noob, honestly. But I desperately wish to fix this. Basically, I am unable to ...
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Can't use internal microphone when headphones are connected

I've been having this issue which makes discord a pain because I can't use my earphones. As soon as I connect my earphones the input switches from the internal microphone to microphone. (My earphones ...
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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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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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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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Switching workspaces with fullscreen Atom is abrupt

With Atom in fullscreen mode, switching workspaces to the ones adjacent to to the workspace Atom is in is abrupt. By abrupt I mean that it lacks the smooth moving away of one workspace to the left/...