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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Software in AppCenter aren't up to date

I'm relatively new with ElementaryOS (and with Linux in general). An University advisor suggest us to try different distro for a more reproducible approach with our researches. I'm trying ...
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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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How do I remove Plex?

Hard to know which category to post this in.. Loving Elementary but want to tweak it further. It seems to have Plex built in and I want to remove it but plex doesn't show in the repo's at all. I ...
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I tried everything, but still I couldn't install elementary-tweaks on Loki [duplicate]

I've installed 'software-properties-common', 'python-software-properties', but still I couldn't install the 'elementary-tweaks' in Loki. Now remember what I've installed and then when I run sudo ...
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Using Granite with a different language besides Vala

I am interested in developing for elementary OS, but what's holding me back from doing so is that I can't figure out how to use the Granite widgets from C++. I would prefer to use this instead of ...
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Why I am not getting extract button in archive manager? [duplicate]

I have elementary OS Loki, many time I do not get some buttons in dialogue boxes ( like 'Save', 'OK', 'Extract' ). How do I fix this ?
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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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Does Franz (multi messenger) work on elementary freya?

As the title says, does Franz work on elementary os freya? If so, how to install it?
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EOS updates causes compiled gvim to get replaced with vim from packages [closed]

I compiled and installed vim 8 using the following commands: ./configure --prefix=/usr/local \ --with-features=huge \ --enable-fail-if-missing \ --enable-multibyte ...
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The Applications Menu Is Too Wide [closed]

Running Loki and when I click on the Applications menu to reveal all available applications, it is far too wide for my laptop screen and many of the options are off screen. Does anyone know where the ...
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Calendar-App shows events incorrectly (with googlecalendar) [closed]

The elementaryOS calendar-app is quite nice but does mix my events up. They are not displayed on the correct dates like they are listet in the googlecalendar-webpage. Does anybody encounter the same ...
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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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Opera doesn't open in guest account

I can run Opera in my user account but It doesn't work in the guest account. I first downloaded the .deb package from: http://www.opera.com/es/computer/linux: Installed with apt: sudo apt install ...
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Newb problems, yet another appcenter thread

this is my first time using linux. I bought a used lenovo laptop, and since I only need it for my studies I figured Elementary OS would be faster and prettier. It is both of these things, but I did ...
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How can i install Apps from other sources? [duplicate]

I just install Loki and i love it! It is a fast, lightweight and beautiful OS!! My problem has come when I'm trying to install my favourite apps, like Uberwriter and Google Chrome. I knew about ...
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How can I clear the cached settings for Mail?

Mail is holding on to cached account settings. So now no matter how many times I delete the email account from the Systems Setting online account the SMTP settings wont clear when I re-enter the ...
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Google says Mail app is insecure

I've been trying to log in the Mail app with my Gmail account, however I always get a "wrong email or password" message, even though I was sure I had it correct all of the times. I received an email ...
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AbiWord - Top of the document blinks in Loki [closed]

Title says it all... When I have AbiWord opened in a document, the top of the document blinks. I've tried not having the app maximized, moving it to another monitor... no joy. Since I've never used ...
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Trouble installing Grive tools on Loki

When using sudo apt-get update in order to install grive-tools to elementary, I get this: W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/thefanclub/grive-tools/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a ...
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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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GNS3 icon do not appear in Applications

a newbie here. I installed GNS3 on Freyo using command line. This to be specific: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gns3/ppa sudo apt-get install gns3-gui Everything went fine and installed ...
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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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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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Pidgin indicator missing

I am not able to see the notification in the notification area for Pidgin chat. Not sure why. When all Pidgin windows are closed it stays open I think but I am not always sure. I used Kadu and it ...
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Why can't I select Google Chrome as default browser in application settings?

I have a bunch of browsers installed and they all show up as browsers in the system settings. All of them except for Chrome. I've tried reinstalling and uninstalling and re-installing and neither ...
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how can i uninstall a program in elementary os?(newbie)

Firstly, i should say I'm an elementary os newbie.So I'm really sorry if my question is too basic, pretty please please be patient with me, I'd really appreciate your help. I installed Elementary OS ...
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messenger is not working in elementary os Freya

I have downloaded and installed the messenger 64 bit deb from this website But it doesn't work, I got the following screen. This is the error I got in the Dev tools of the app. Can anyone help me ...
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Script not opening in terminal via desktop launcher

Here's my .desktop file content [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=wifite Comment=WiFite , fight for WiFi Exec=pantheon-terminal -e 'wifite --help' Icon=wifite Terminal=true Type=Application ...
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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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Git instalattion, unmet or you have held broken packages [closed]

Loki Beta running smoothly. Unable to install Git- Tried with numerous methods no Luck. I receive The following packages have unmet dependencies: git : Depends: liberror-perl but it is not ...
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What is Nepomuk Cleaner? And why does it keep recreating its .desktop file after I delete it?

When I don't use one of the default applications in elementary OS I usually hide it from the Applications menu using MenuLibre, rather than uninstalling them. However I can't seem to be able to do ...
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Slack native application only shows an icon in plank but no window

I have tried and tried installing/removing Slack native App. It installs correctly but when I start it, I only see the icon on the Plank dock but no window. I know about ScudCloud (stopped due to ...
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Why are all elementary specific apps missing the 'Always on top' option?

I just realized that all elementary apps, unlike all other apps apps, are missing the Always on top option (among many others). Right clicking on the top bar in their windows only shows the Close ...
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How to uninstall the default Camera application - Freya

How can I uninstall the default Camera application in Freya by command. I tried following commands, but none of them works, could you help me on this. thanks in advance sudo apt-get purge snap sudo ...
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How to uninstall the default Videos application - Freya

I tried to use following command to remove the default Videos application. but it doesn't work, could you help me out? thanks in advice sudo apt-get purge totem Thanks Yuhua
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How can I clear and reset the buffer in Terminal?

Due to the way Terminal clears the screen with the Ctrl + L shortcut, I'm unfortunately finding myself using other terminals for most things. I work with logs a lot, and need to be able to quickly ...
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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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I've deleted a file I need in the /lib directory. I am struggling to recover that file

I deleted a file - /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.10 under the false impression that I would be able to easily download a new copy of that file. The file is needed (I believe) for me to be ...
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“Application” button doesn't work [duplicate]

After update on my laptop it's not working. Today I updated my desktop - it doesn't too. Anybody having the same problem?
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Context menu of toolbar icon doesn't work [closed]

I have Elementary OS Freya on my desktop computer. I installed some applications, which appear in toolbar (dropbox, steam, xneur, ...). But when I open an context menu from toolbar icon and select any ...
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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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How do I access my Truecrypt container?

I am migrating from OS X and have some Truecrypt containers that I want to access and eventually convert to Linux friendly containers. What solutions exists for elementary OS and is there one over the ...
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Is elementary OS phoning home? Privacy please! [duplicate]

When my internet connection is cut off by a misconfigured VPN, immediately a window opens that says it cannot connect to the Internet. When I reconnect to the Internet the window loads elementary OS ...
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When I add a .desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications it appears but doesn't open from Applications menu

So I've made this .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=Team Speak 3 Comment=TS Exec="/home/nicolas/Programs/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh" Path="/home/nicolas/Programs/...
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how to remove broken application from application menu?

I installed it from elementary blog and it didn't worked so i deleted repository and build folders but this icon stayed here. I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW TO PROPERLY REMOVE THIS ? so that it will save ...
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how to enable web-cam to record video?

How to enable web-cam to record video.? I like the inbuilt camera app want capture video with it. is there any solution ?
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How to get application menus in elementary OS?

I just downloaded elementary OS and did a fresh install and noticed that apps have no menus (File, View, Edit, etc.). So I searched on Google and found something to add a "Global Menu" similar to OS ...
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touchegg inaction on desktop

I used this link to setup the OS X like gestures on my elementary OS 0.3.2 x64bits and it works quite well. Sadly there's a but... If I use gesture on an opened window it will work, for example I got ...
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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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Unable to install ownCloud-Desktop-Client

I'm starting to work with elementary OS since a while and I like it very much! Thanks guys! I have the last version installed: ...@eOS:~$ uname -a Linux eOS 3.19.0-42-generic #48~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP ...