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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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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Remove ICONS from Applications

I tried to install Microsoft Office in Wine; the install worked but all of the apps failed. I tried to remove in Wine, did not uninstall. I remove from the Terminal in the ./wine directory. The ICONS ...
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System Crash, Usually happens when I open an elementaryOS app

elementaryOS will freeze and hang forever when I open Videos, System Settings, and sometimes App Center. I can move the cursor but interaction beyond moving the cursor does not apparently do anything. ...
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Does elementary OS support snap packages from AppCenter?

…and if so, is it possible to choose the application update channel in AppCenter? Ubuntu 18.04 will support these features, will elementary OS include it in 5.0 version?
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elementary-sdk error [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: elementary-sdk : Depends: libgala-dev but it is not going to be installed Depends: libgirepository1.0-dev but it is not going to be ...
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Snaps on elementary

I have an issue with a snap elementary. I just installed the polarr photo editor and I think it's using an incorrect resolution. How can I correct this?
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Remove black margin from elementaryOS applications when using Awesome Window Manager

I bought an Alpha Centurion laptop that comes with a pre-installed elementaryOS, I'm using awesome window manager (https://awesomewm.org/) and when I start elementaryOS "native" apps (like io....
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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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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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Program installation failed

I need help, I use Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki. I need to install a certain program, but there's an annoying error that gives me every time i try to install ANYTHING- from the terminal,the app store,from ...
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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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Not able to delete PDF ebook in BookWorm

I'm obviously missing something, but when I select an ebook, it opens in BookWorm. But when I want to select it to be deleted, it just opens the ebook: Left click on ebook just opens it. Clicking on ...
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Where are the apps?

I know where the AppCenter is, and know how to download them, but I cant find the things to actually use the,. Obviously I am new to elementary OS. If I want to use, say Abiword, where is the icon to ...
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In the Applications I have two 'Files' apps

I just installed eOS today and after 6 hours I am pretty happy with the environment while all of the tasks I feel so far I need to be able to accomplish have been covered. Question, in the ...
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In pantheon-files, right click -> open with -> other applications displays a small window with a list of applications. How do I add a new entry to it?

So I installed firefox in /opt/ and I'm using it normally but I want it to also be the default pdf viewer. I did gvfs-mime --set application/pdf firefox.desktop and now firefox is the default ...
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Launch Matlab not using command line

I've just installed matlab2017, it works and everything is fine but it isn't in my applications menu. I launched it using the terminal, but there is a way to have it between the applications? the ...
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Korganizer looks stranger on elementary OS

The calendar folder in the lower left corner looks like this which makes me uncomfortable,but it appears right in kde. So do I need to install some dependences ? Thx.
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How do I get back that app that I bought after reinstall?

I bought a bunch of apps from Appcenter, but for reasons I had to reinstall my OS. Is there any way for me to have those apps again without paying for them?
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My laptop screen has gone red even after I installed redshift and it's not going away

Previously I had tried to install redshift to provide a reddish colour to the screen during the night, but when I tried to uninstall it using purge, it was not removed and so my screen is still red. ...
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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/...
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Cisco Packet Tracer on elementary OS

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1 in my elementary OS, but when I want to launch it only says: Starting Packet Tracer 7.1 ...and the program didn't launch. For Ubuntu there are many possible ...
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Foxit Reader chaged default file association

After I installed Foxit Reader, when I click any file starts with., e.g. .bashrc, The Foxit Reader will open it, and if I change the application to a text editor and set it as the default, it only ...
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How uninstall apps and choose the firewall?

First of all, I have tried without install Elementary OS on my computer. I have seen that when I click on Applications and I click with right button the application that I would like to uninstall, ...
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Applications centre doesn't open

I've just installed the last stable version but the applications centre doesn't work, clicking on the icon nothing happens, any solution?
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Text replacement in scratch-text-editor

How do you replace text on scratch? Usually, text replace prompt has two text fields, but what I get is a single text field. If I click "Replace" or "Replace all", found texts are replaced by null , ...
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Games installed through GOG do not work, but Steam games do

Alrighty, I have a serious super important mega critical issue; dear god someone help me. My video games don't work! Okay some do, if I install a game using Steam, they always work and run without a ...
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Should I enable ubuntu updates in software-properties-gtk?

I'm using relase loki and I have installed software-properties-gtk I see that there is an option to enable updates and I was wondering if I should enable them on elementary.
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Custom application won't start

I'm a new user in Elementary OS (0.4.1 Loki) and I find it really amazing. But I have a problem that I cannot resolve. I installed xampp for linux and all works fine but I wanted to put it in the ...
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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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How can I install SABnzbd in elementary os

How can I install this app in my elementary os?
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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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Whats wrong with artikulate?

With a fresh first install all artikulate would do is show the icon in dock and disapear with no errors or warnings with out starting. So to the terminal I go with sudo apt-get remove artikulate, then ...
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FontViewer v3.20.2 missing icon from “Applications” menu

elementary OS 0.4 Loki AppCenter shows FontViewer v3.20.2 as installed. However, there is no icon available under "Applications" Although can be searched and launched; was wondering if there is a ...
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Vim commands on terminal do not work

When using vim from within the terminal I have the following issues. Vim "visual selection" using Ctrl-v does not work. Instead the terminal tries to paste the last copied text. When the vim window ...
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App Center not displaying updates, installed apps or installing any new apps

So small issue here. After installing updates the App Center doesn't display any updates see screen-shot. If I run the command 'sudo apt upgrade' I get the following output: The following packages ...
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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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Where do I see the keyboard shortcuts for applications?

How do I see and edit keyboard shortcuts for applications like Audience, Noise and Marlin? I looked for it on system settings, keyboard. It isn't in the ui, I couldn't find manual pages for these ...
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No app icon when using search bar

I've add manually some apps to slingshot menu with .desktop entries. Everything works fine when I flick through mennu - there is declared icon and declared name. Although, when I start one o these ...
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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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Running applications

Maybe a stupid question. Anyway, how do I run an application from within the applications folder (/usr/share/applications)? There is no run option from within the context menu (mouse right click)....
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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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Run AppImage on Startup

I have an AppImage executable file which I need to run on startup. I have given the file permissions to execute, it is currently 764. To open the application from terminal, I just the type the path, ...
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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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elementary OS application development databases?

Is there any resources/documentation on which database can be use to save application input data. I am trying to build an invoicing application for elementary OS Loki.
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Native/universal app format or easier to install apps for elementary os, plus a few other quick questions [closed]

Hello :) Just a few quick questions/suggestions, sorry about any grammatical mistakes, my english isn't too good but I'm learning I love the elementary os, i'm a huge fan! Thank you for creating it ...
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How to solve equations in Calculator?

When I place mouse over Calculator icon inside the 'Applications' menu it says "Solve simple equations". So I assume this can be done somehow. I tried these expressions. solve(x=2x+3) x=2x+3 It says ...
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newby from Mac: how do I “install” a program I've downloaded

sorry that this question is "stupid" : ) So, I've installed elementary, figured out how to access the internet, downloaded two of my favorite programs (LibreOffice and Firefox), clicked on the ...
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Can't make Wallch (wallpaper changer) show up in Loki, even though it's running

I have installed Wallch wallpaper changerin Loki. Used it on Luna but in Loki It appears to be running but the desktop background remains.So how to turn off the default wallpaper and allow wallch to ...
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Applications installation

I can't install vnc viewer for remote control on new elementary loki install. error message can't find file after following instructions from google search
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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 '...