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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Have applications dock close with Windows key

I used the answer on Have application menu open up with only Windows key to open the applications dock with Win key (works perfectly). Is there a way to have it close again using Win key? It just ...
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How to add desktop shortcuts for installed applications - freya? [duplicate]

I tried to add my custom shortcuts for my installed apps. But I can't found a right tutorial to do this operations. Can anyone suggest me to create a desktop shortcut for my custom apps? I have ...
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Elementary OS: Freya and Opera 34

I am using Opera as my default browser in daily basis but I want to change the.. hmm.. header? The gray thing over the top, above the Opera logo. I want to make it like it is on Ubuntu and Windows. ...
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How can i play .MTS videos in elementary OS?

Is it a Codec issue? i just try with Video,VLC, with mplayer, with,i try to convert it with openshot, with avidemux, but it does not work, someone have any suggestions? i can play it in mac and ...
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How Can I Monitor Internet Usage?

I need to know my bandwidth and consumed internet bandwidth and downloaded data size like that. I tried this, but its not getting total downloaded packs size. AskUbuntu
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Where to find the list of components of an elementary OS release?

Where can I find a list of applications and other components of the operating system? (E.g., is the desktop environment KDE or GNOME? Where are the names of the applications menu, toolbar at the ...
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No system tray icons showing at all! [duplicate]

I am using Elementary OS Freya. All my system tray icons like chrome, hangouts,Geary etc. which used to show on Ubuntu 14.04 are not showing on elementary OS. Is there any way i can get these system ...
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What is the best torrent client on elementary OS?

What is the best torrent client and is there a client that has a search feature? I mean not to search for local torrent files, but to search for files to download.
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Can't skip images in Fotos

I just installed Fotos from the "Made for Elementary" App Store-App and have a small problem. When I open an image that is located in a folder of more images I can't skip to the next image either by ...
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How to remove icon(name) of an uninstalled application in elementary OS?

I have installed xdman using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xdman I removed with the command: sudo apt-get purge xdman ...
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OpenOffice install?

I'm trying to install Open Office. I downloaded and I followed all the steps appearing in their official site so now it's installed. Now I want to start synapse indicator and when I type 'openoffice' ...
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How do you change the category of an app in the Applications launcher?

In the Applications menu, I have some programs that are showing up under the "Other" category, that I'd like moved to other categories. I tried dragging and dropping, and the only context menu ...
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Can I install Ubuntu based applications on Elementary?

I've been using Ubuntu for a while and I want to switch to elementary. The problem is that I don't know if I can install Ubuntu applications on elementary.
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Can I make an application to start in another workspace automatically?

When I start an application, I want to move it automatically into another workspace. For example, when I type 'virtualbox' on terminal or on synapse-indicator, I want virtualbox to open in another ...
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Can I increase the amount of time before I'm asked to force quit an app?

I've noticed that some of my newer games will cause that dialogue box to pop-up during their initial loading screens. It seems like if it takes more than 5 or 10 seconds to load a game, the OS freaks ...
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Unable to open Slingshot after last update

I am unable to open the applications menu after the last update. Any ideas?
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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

I'm not interested in cloud storage or anything like that, I just need to share out a folder so that OS X and Windows clients can connect to it. Connecting to shares FROM Elementary OS seems to be ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya? [duplicate]

Is there an elementary os keyboard equivalent to windows ctlr+alt+del that would launch a task manager, process list, ability to set affinity, priority, kill a proces,monitor memory and cpu loads, + ...
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Menu in toolbar not appearing [closed]

When I open a program like firefox, for example, the toolbar looks like this: But when I minimize the windows and reopen it, then the menu 'File, Edit...' etc disappears: Why does this happen? And ...
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Change specified app's icon

How can I change the icon for an specified app? I have installed Dota 2 but it shows Steam icon instead of Dota 2 icon, the right Doat 2 icons is shown when the game is running but not in plank. How ...
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Chrome apps as default applications

Can you make a chrome application default to open files in pantheon? I would like to set .txt files to open a application called "text" which is a chrome application.
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Gnome-do crash at startup at Freya [closed]

In Luna I used gnome-do without any issues (gnome-do is great btw). In Freya I get: `$ gnome-do Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" (Do:10915): Wnck-CRITICAL **: ...
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NaSC crashes with xml-error [closed]

I installed this little math program called NaSC. When I want to "Open sheets", the app just crashes. Nobody else seems to have this problem when using NaSC - at least, nobody seems to have filed any ...
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Alternative for org-mode elementary OS-style

When I still was using openSUSE, I used org-mode in emacs as my note-taking program. There is an annoying bug in Ubuntu that makes it impossible to open Emacs without being root and I also didn't ...
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Is there an epub reader that integrates well with elementary OS?

Looking for an e-reader app that integrates well with the elementary gtk+ theme, as other native apps do. Preferably with a nightmode feature also, and support for common formats. Thanks!
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“Open with” context menu option not remembering my selection and always showing Run no matter what

This has been annoying me a lot recently. Is there a way to disable the "Run" context menu for some specific mimetypes to make it always "Open with <insert default application here>?" For some ...
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No scanners detected

Running elementary OS freya 0.3.1 Freya with network printer HP Photosmart 7520 All-In-One Inkjet Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax. Printer works fine. When I invoke Simple Scan to scan a document, the ...
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Dropbox not working in fresh Freya 0.3.1 installation

I currently reinstalled Freya 0.3.1 on my notebook as I still have been using the beta. Now, I can't get Dropbox to work again (was working fine before). I tried downloading the .deb file from the ...
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Cannot find indicator-synapse config file

I am using freya(64bit) and have installed indicator-synapse from the ppa found here: install indicator-synapse Everything is working fine, but i just can't find the "config.json" file which is ...
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how can I get indicator-synapse working?

I've installed (sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse), and I see the icon on the wingpanel. However, I can't activate it with any shortcut (ctrl-space doesn't work, which I though was the default), ...
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Calendar duplicates repeating events [closed]

If I create a recurring event in the calendar, it automatically makes a copy of it to the next day. It should be only on Monday and Wednesday
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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

I would like to update just the base of elementary system and not the all installed apps. I can run sudo apt-get install package-name to upgrade the package if it is already installed. Whereas I can ...
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Chrome does not shut down correctly

Every time I log out or shutdown Elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 after login and starting chrome 45.0.2454.85, chrome errors saying it did not shutdown correctly and I have to restore my tabs instead of ...
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MacBook's webcam is not working

The webcam is simply not recognized by the OS. The Camera app doesn't recognize it, Skype won't find it etc. I am using a MacBook Pro 2,2 (it's old) and the Software Center won't find any driver. ...
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Can not update applications because off unauthenticated sources

I am having trouble updating applications. I get the following error when running the software updater. When I try to run sudo apt-get update from the terminal, I have a similar problem. I get the ...
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How can I change the default Terminal app?

I would like to replace the default Terminal with the gnome-terminal. Is this possible? If I install gnome-terminal via apt-get it does not show up in the applications menu and I can't find an option ...
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GLib 2.22 to run Thunderbird

I am running 64bit elementary OS 0.3 Freya and I would like to use Thunderbird as an email client for my Gmail account. I have downloaded it from the website as the Software Centre has Thunderbird 31 ...
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NOTHING works to prevent screen locking while watching videos [closed]

I checked every tutorial, checked every solution on this web site and i am so disappointed to say that there is no built in solution or addon to prevent system from locking or suspending. So my ...
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The “Applications” menu does not open [closed]

In fact the menu is open, but it's clear I can not see it, because I give the SUPER + SPACE command and write the name of a program and press enter, the program opens. Português: De fato, o menu é ...
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How can I choose different default apps?

I would like to use GLiv (an OpenGL image viewer) as standard action by clicking at pictures. How do I manage this?
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LibreOffice 5 on Freya: Title bar and/or menu bar is missing

I am not sure if it is a bug with elementary OS or with the new LibreOffice 5, but the LibreOffice GUI is broken. See the screenshot, where title bar is missing on unmaximised application window. In ...
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Change application switcher [duplicate]

Is there an easy option to change or edit the default application switcher? The current switcher is pretty cool with this fade of the windows and the reordered Plank when I just enjoy the system, but ...
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How to use the decimal point in the calculator under a Spanish Locale?

English: Hello I want to use the point of the calculator "." the numeric keypad but it only takes me "," the other way gives me error. Any way you could configure this without changing the locale? My ...
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Add 'GRADLE_HOME/bin' to PATH

I'd like to use Gradle, but from the User Guide: For running Gradle, add GRADLE_HOME/bin to your PATH environment variable. Usually, this is sufficient to run Gradle. What is the "best" place to ...
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Template for a “About” dialog for an Elementary OS application

I have developed an application for elementary which is a Network Utility. The details of the Nutty application can be found here at launchpad: https://launchpad.net/nutty In response to a bug report,...
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Noise doesn't play music [Solved]

I have a problem with Noise. When I try to play music the programm say that there isn't the codecs and it trays to install them. The codecs are already installed but the system doesn't recognise them. ...
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Poor JS performance on Firefox and Midori

I just installed fresh elementary OS Freya as my new web development (Node.js) environment. I updated the system, upgraded it and installed NVIDIA GeForce drivers (the tested ones, not -updates). ...
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How to get GNU Emacs work on elementary OS?

When running emacs, the following output appears: X protocol error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) on protocol request 139 When compiled with GTK, Emacs cannot recover from X disconnects. ...
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Why don't clicks on links in Thunderbird automatically open my web browser? [closed]

Using elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit). I use Chromium as my browser and Thunderbird as my e-mail client. When I click on a url in Thunderbird, I notice the url is passed to Chromium, but control isn'...
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Can't uninstall Anything, how do I fix this?

I tried to uninstall Vivaldi Web Browser but I am getting this error: xdg-icon-resource: size argument must be numeric Try 'xdg-icon-resource --help' for more information. dpkg: error processing ...