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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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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 ...
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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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