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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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 ...
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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 ...