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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 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 '...
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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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