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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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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No more pulldown menus and popup windows 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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to install an app named Albert?

I heard about this app today known as Albert which is an alternative to Spotlight for Linux. I watched a video on YouTube to see how to install the app but when I tried installing the app it said "can'...
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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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Two VLC Apps in AppCenter

There are 2 VLC apps appeared when I searched "vlc" in appcenter. The first one i think i installed months ago. The second one is more updated and is not installed. And why is the uninstalled one ...
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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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How do I pass the Ctrl-key through to an application? Elementary seems to be swallowing it

My company uses Amazon Workspaces to support remote access to our network. I ran the client without a hitch on Ubuntu 19.10/20.04 but I just switched to Elementary and now I can't get the application ...
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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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Can't add application to the dock

I know how to add a running application to the dock; but how can I start an Application, which I know must be present, but I don't know the location? For instance, in a Mac, I would search the /...
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(SOLVED) Is it possible to use an AppImage as a default application in Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera?

In the default applications settings, is it possible to set the default email client to an AppImage? I'm using a Tutanota Desktop client for Linux that's an AppImage file but I don't see a way to use ...
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How can I create a game like Alias?

I’m an ESL teacher in Russia. To engage my students more I really want to create a HTML5 game similar to Alias (see https://apps.apple.com/ru/app/alias-party-game/id1163843973?l=en). I’m not a coder, ...
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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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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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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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Zoom meeting app does not work (it installs)

I installed zoom 64 Deb and it worked but when I tried to make a video meeting, it did nothing.. 5.1 eOS Many students use this app and Linux is well supported by zoom.
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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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Are all Windows applications working on elementary OS?

I need to know If Windows Applications & Third-Part Applications are working functionally om elementary OS or not? Like MS Office 2016, Internet Download Manager, ...etc? Also, Is it functionally ...
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Double visual studio code?

Help i got 2 visual studio code applications icons and i cannot find a fix please help!
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KMyMoney isn't up to date in elementaryOS AppCenter

The AppCenter offers at the moment version 5.0.1 of KMyMoney. According to https://kmymoney.org/ the latest version is 5.0.7. My bank rejected the online access via KMyMoney 5.0.1. Can I find ...
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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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cant change app launcher grid in settings/tweak

I'd like to extend my app launcher grid and I saw some videos where people do it by installing tweak and changing the grid under launcher. I followed this guide https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-...
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KeePass from Application Center just plain doesn't work

I know it's a uncurated app so I don't really expect this question to be answered, but the fact of the matter is I just installed KeePass from the Application Center, created a database with just a ...
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How can I get AppImages to show up in the Applications Menu?

I am using elementary OS 5.1 Hera. If I install some AppImage file in my home directory, I don't find its app icon in the Applications Menu.
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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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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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Having trouble running Netflix on Elementary!

I am trying to run Netflix on Firefox, it's just not running. No specific error message too. What can be going wrong? Any idea?
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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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Running two browsers with separate network interfaces

I need to connect to the internet via wifi connection with firefox while maintaining ethernet connection to another router via second separate firefox setup installed with snap. How do i do such a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a way for an application to remain on a specific workspace?

I have a workspace layout, where several apps are opened in different workspaces in a full-screen mode. I got used to this layout and remember corresponding numbers, so it is very fast to switch ...
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