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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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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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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How do I manage iPhone on elementary os

I have an iPhone 6s and would like it to work like how it does when I plug it into windows (file manager detects it and I can see photos) is there a way of doing this or a program like iTunes?
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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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Which Task manager is most similar to the Mac OS task manager

Is there a good task manager similar looking to the Mac OS one. I’ll link an image since I’m using the stack exchange app and it’s giving me errors when uploading a photo
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Anyone uses the ZOOM meetup software with eOS?

I use the Zoom videoconferencing software quite a bit. It works great on Mac OS and on Ubuntu 18.04. On eOS, however, the picture freezes two seconds into the meeting, or the camera is no longer ...
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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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Native videos app can't play some type of videos

I have a problem with the native videos app: I'm not able to play specific videos in it (Screen is black) while I can play some other videos. Using VLC (Which somehow can play the target files with ...
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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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Where is this app located?

I have an old version of Sublime Text which I installed manually, and recently added a PPA and installed a new one. Now I have two icons in Planck: old one to the left, new one to the right. I want ...
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How to connect my Android phone? KDECONNECT?

I have some pictures in my HUAWAY P 20 Lite. The Android version is 8.0. When connected through usb my Elementary 5.0 installation seems to notice the phone. But neither the Kdeconnect Indicator nor ...
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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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Appcenter popup error on each time and few others problems to launch programs

I encounter an error each time I go in the Appcenter with updates, here is the resume : W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-...
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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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AppCenter red number 3 in dock

What does the red number 3 mean in the dock, I thought maybe it meant 3 application need updating but can not find any reference to that in the application.
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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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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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Scribus Not Working Properly (elementary OS 5.0)

In order to keep this post short, allow me to point you to a rather old Scribus bug report, which perfectly describes the problem. This specific bug has been fixed upstream, and is not present in ...
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Very strange double titlebar

Slic3r (https://slic3r.org/) is the first app I've seen do this on Elementary. Basically it's showing 2 titlebars. Any suggestions? Details: When the window is not fullscreen, you can see an ...
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Where can I find the error logs when an application crashes?

In order to ask a better question for my issue about the AppCenter crashing on viewing app details I would like to paste some of the logs when the AppCenter crashes. Where can I find said error logs ...