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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I test the new “Open File” dialog? [closed]

How can I activate the new open file dialog in files? http://lmelinux.net/2015/05/05/new-open-file-dialog-coming-to-freya-soon/ As shown below:
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Adobe Flash Plugin Vulnerable

I'm having trouble with the Adobe Flash Plugin. Firefox, with which I substituted Midori, blocks it. I have tried to re-install it from the software center, I have installed flashplugin-installer, I ...
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Nitroshare loads, but icon doesn't appear in the menu bar

I installed NitroShare on this Freya-running laptop and a Windows desktop. The Windows version works like a charm, but the one on the laptop... Well, not so much. I know for a fact, that the program ...
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elementary OS install doesn't detect battery statistics [closed]

I performed a clean install of Elementary OS Freya just a couple of hours ago on a Lenovo G580 (20150) laptop (from which I'm now writing) with a brand new replacement HDD. For some reason, the ...
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Synaptic package manager not showing in applications menu

Using a fresh install of elementary OS Freya I installed Synaptic and expected it to show up in the applications menu. It is not there. I am able to start Synaptic by typing the name in the search ...
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How to hide the menubar in non-native applications?

I just came from Ubuntu, where all (or almost all) applications use the global menu to show the menubar of each application. However, here in elementary OS I'm having problems with all non-elementary ...
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Is there an elementary HIG-compliant screenshot app?

Shutter is nice, but it's not an elementary-styled app, and it's a bit hefty at times. Is there an alternative for quick screen-shots?
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How can I integrate Spotify client with Wingpanel?

I installed Spotify using the official repository but the icon does not appear in Wingpanel. Someone with the same issue?
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How to integrate Dropbox with the file manager (Files)?

When on Files, I'd like to be able to: see the little icon overlays in files and folders that indicate whether they're up to date or synchronizing when right-clicking on a file or folder inside the ...
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Is there an elementary IDE for developing elementary applications?

Is there an IDE that is recommended by the elementary OS developers?
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Is there a site dedicated to elementary compatible apps and themes?

I'm not referring to Gnome Look, but an equivalent. Is there a similar site that only lists apps and themes for elementary OS?
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Are there any IRC clients that comply with the human interface guidelines?

Is there any IRC client that's compliant with elementary's human interface guidelines? If not, is anyone trying to build one? Note that I'm asking for an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client, not a ...
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Is there any Photo Editing Software for elementary?

Are there any tools or software which can be used in elementary ? If so, do they support CYMK format other than RGB ?
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Why doesn't elementary OS include an Office suite?

Why doesn't elementary OS include an office suite by default? You can find a reference to the issue here. Its already over 700 MB so why don't they add a another 100 MBs and provide an office suite ...
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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

What graphical interfaces exist to assist the user in searching for files?
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How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks?

I have downloaded elementary-tweaks for Freya. I have also installed a few themes using PPA. What if I have a theme in a file and I want to include it in the gallery of the themes? How can I add it ...
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How do I install the latest version of GIMP in Luna?

What is the recommended way to install GIMP 2.8? The version present in the default elementary Luna repositories is 2.6.
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

It'd be nicer if the Skype icon was smaller and white. Here's how it looks right now:
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

I would like to have an icon for Dropbox in Wingpanel (preferably one that matches the style of the default icons there) and have it display the current status (updated, synchronizing, offline). What'...
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Can I change the Applications Dropdown shortcut to Super not Alt+F2?

I am used to using Super on Ubuntu to open the search. Can I set Super to be the shortcut instead of Alt+F2? Or does elementary OS not support Modifier key only bindings? I know that OS X doesn't ...
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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

I have a Google Chrome icon in Plank. After an update to Google Chrome, a second fuzzy icon appears every time the browser is opened: How can I fix this?

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