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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Is there a site dedicated to elementary compatible apps and themes?

I'm not referring to Gnome Look, but an equivalent. Is there a similar site that only lists apps and themes for elementary OS?
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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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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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Certain application icons does not show up in dock when opened

When I open qBittorrent or calibre they show for a moment in the dock and then go away. I am using qBittorrent v3.3.1 which is in the official repository and calibre v2.70 which I downloaded from ...
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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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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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Is there an elementary IDE for developing elementary applications?

Is there an IDE that is recommended by the elementary OS developers?
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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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Is there any Photo Editing Software for elementary?

Are there any tools or software which can be used in elementary ? If so, do they support CYMK format other than RGB ?
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LibreOffice 5 on Freya: Title bar and/or menu bar is missing

I am not sure if it is a bug with elementary OS or with the new LibreOffice 5, but the LibreOffice GUI is broken. See the screenshot, where title bar is missing on unmaximised application window. In ...
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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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Add 'GRADLE_HOME/bin' to PATH

I'd like to use Gradle, but from the User Guide: For running Gradle, add GRADLE_HOME/bin to your PATH environment variable. Usually, this is sufficient to run Gradle. What is the "best" place to ...
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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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Is there an elementary HIG-compliant screenshot app?

Shutter is nice, but it's not an elementary-styled app, and it's a bit hefty at times. Is there an alternative for quick screen-shots?
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Is there an epub reader that integrates well with elementary OS?

Looking for an e-reader app that integrates well with the elementary gtk+ theme, as other native apps do. Preferably with a nightmode feature also, and support for common formats. Thanks!
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Nitroshare loads, but icon doesn't appear in the menu bar

I installed NitroShare on this Freya-running laptop and a Windows desktop. The Windows version works like a charm, but the one on the laptop... Well, not so much. I know for a fact, that the program ...
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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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How do I install the latest version of GIMP in Luna?

What is the recommended way to install GIMP 2.8? The version present in the default elementary Luna repositories is 2.6.
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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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Dropbox not working in fresh Freya 0.3.1 installation

I currently reinstalled Freya 0.3.1 on my notebook as I still have been using the beta. Now, I can't get Dropbox to work again (was working fine before). I tried downloading the .deb file from the ...
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Last window position for an app

I'm using Telegram and whenever I open it from the dock the window appears at its last position plus (or minus) a certain vertical offset, shifting the window slightly towards the top of the screen. ...
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App Center stuck on 'waiting'

I'm on a fresh install. At first, when I was trying to install an app from the app center it would say 'starting' with an empty loading bar that would remain empty forever. After looking up some ...
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Can't build package from developer getting started doc

I'm following the developer getting started document, and have worked my way here: http://elementary.io/docs/code/getting-started#launchpad-recipes I'm able to build the hello-packaging application ...
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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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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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Installing elementary (replacing ubuntu) without having to reinstall applications

Is it possible to move from a single boot ubuntu to single boot elementary and not have to reinstall all my applications? I'm running single boot because my laptop only has a 120 GB SSD. I'm running ...
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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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How to hide the menubar in non-native applications?

I just came from Ubuntu, where all (or almost all) applications use the global menu to show the menubar of each application. However, here in elementary OS I'm having problems with all non-elementary ...
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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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Can not update applications because off unauthenticated sources

I am having trouble updating applications. I get the following error when running the software updater. When I try to run sudo apt-get update from the terminal, I have a similar problem. I get the ...
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Template for a “About” dialog for an Elementary OS application

I have developed an application for elementary which is a Network Utility. The details of the Nutty application can be found here at launchpad: https://launchpad.net/nutty In response to a bug report,...
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Adobe Flash Plugin Vulnerable

I'm having trouble with the Adobe Flash Plugin. Firefox, with which I substituted Midori, blocks it. I have tried to re-install it from the software center, I have installed flashplugin-installer, I ...
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How to use the decimal point in the calculator under a Spanish Locale?

English: Hello I want to use the point of the calculator "." the numeric keypad but it only takes me "," the other way gives me error. Any way you could configure this without changing the locale? My ...
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Noise doesn't play music [Solved]

I have a problem with Noise. When I try to play music the programm say that there isn't the codecs and it trays to install them. The codecs are already installed but the system doesn't recognise them. ...
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Why don't clicks on links in Thunderbird automatically open my web browser? [closed]

Using elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit). I use Chromium as my browser and Thunderbird as my e-mail client. When I click on a url in Thunderbird, I notice the url is passed to Chromium, but control isn'...
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how to fix bug in the windows of elementary os [closed]

I'm using eclipse photon to program in java 8, and when I create a new class, package, I enter the settings, etc. It seems that these windows are inside a window, how can I solve this?
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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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Chrome apps as default applications

Can you make a chrome application default to open files in pantheon? I would like to set .txt files to open a application called "text" which is a chrome application.
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Snap applications start extremely slowly

I have used snap package manager to install several applications on elementary OS. But when I want to start any app it may take a long time (up to several minutes). Sometimes app does not start and I ...