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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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(Solved) How to uninstall default apps in Hera?

Can anyone help me uninstalling the default apps in Hera? Music, Videos, Calculator, Mail... all simply have no use for me and I'd like to keep my os clean. However, I simply cannot find out what is ...
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Are all Windows applications working on elementary OS?

I need to know If Windows Applications & Third-Part Applications are working functionally om elementary OS or not? Like MS Office 2016, Internet Download Manager, ...etc? Also, Is it functionally ...
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Running two browsers with separate network interfaces

I need to connect to the internet via wifi connection with firefox while maintaining ethernet connection to another router via second separate firefox setup installed with snap. How do i do such a ...
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Very strange double titlebar

Slic3r (https://slic3r.org/) is the first app I've seen do this on Elementary. Basically it's showing 2 titlebars. Any suggestions? Details: When the window is not fullscreen, you can see an ...
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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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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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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 set the default browser from within a shell script

I am trying to write a shell script that automates the setup of my Elementary distro so I can quickly reinstall everything on a new machine. As such I am looking to see how I can set the default ...
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cant change app launcher grid in settings/tweak

I'd like to extend my app launcher grid and I saw some videos where people do it by installing tweak and changing the grid under launcher. I followed this guide https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-...
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Installing pCloud drive

I'm somewhat new to linux, and I was hoping someone would be able to help. I would like to install pCloud drive, and I followed the instructions on the site here. However this doesn't seem to work, ...
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Is there a way for an application to remain on a specific workspace?

I have a workspace layout, where several apps are opened in different workspaces in a full-screen mode. I got used to this layout and remember corresponding numbers, so it is very fast to switch ...
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Native videos app can't play some type of videos

I have a problem with the native videos app: I'm not able to play specific videos in it (Screen is black) while I can play some other videos. Using VLC (Which somehow can play the target files with ...
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Appcenter popup error on each time and few others problems to launch programs

I encounter an error each time I go in the Appcenter with updates, here is the resume : W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-...
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VLC Player; User Interface completely altered because Qt scaling is broken

Just installed VLC from the Elementary appstore. The user interface shows huge buttons, very small text font, and over-sized menu windows. Can it be fixed?
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Snaps on elementary

I have an issue with a snap elementary. I just installed the polarr photo editor and I think it's using an incorrect resolution. How can I correct this?
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Cisco Packet Tracer on elementary OS

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1 in my elementary OS, but when I want to launch it only says: Starting Packet Tracer 7.1 ...and the program didn't launch. For Ubuntu there are many possible ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to access Java application menu

After installing an application in java on the first run it worked normally, on the second run the application opens, but it is not possible to click on any option in the application menu. This is the ...
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How do I pass the Ctrl-key through to an application? Elementary seems to be swallowing it

My company uses Amazon Workspaces to support remote access to our network. I ran the client without a hitch on Ubuntu 19.10/20.04 but I just switched to Elementary and now I can't get the application ...
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I cannot add the command line on my app editor app on elementary hera

i already add the link by paste it but i cant save it
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Is there a way to manage multiple devices from a single location

If I were to install this in a computer lab, would I be able to control all the devices from a "teacher" device. Lock screens, send to certain websites, open apps, etc.
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How to replace “Applications” with the eOS logo?

I would like to replace the top left wingpanel "Applications" text with an .svg icon. I saw a post from 2016 but it's not revelant for eOS 5.0 Juno (How to replace wingpanel's "Applications&...
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Getting notifications from a deleted app

Hello everyone im running elementary OS 5.0 Juno Linux 4.15.0-47-generic, GTK+ 3.22.30 I downloaded about a week Badger 1.3.0. I uninstalled the app but I still get notifications from the app as if ...
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Build fails appcenter bot test

I recently switched over to elementary os and a friend told me about how easy it is to develop apps for the os. I switch over and the first thing i instantly miss is whatsapp. I use it daily for work ...
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Application window focus on open

Not sure if this is a known bug or not for Juno, but I was wondering if this could get patched (it would seem like an easy fix). When I click on the applications menu with my mouse, then click on ...
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Remove black margin from elementaryOS applications when using Awesome Window Manager

I bought an Alpha Centurion laptop that comes with a pre-installed elementaryOS, I'm using awesome window manager (https://awesomewm.org/) and when I start elementaryOS "native" apps (like io....
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Slingshot does not show Unity's app icon

I cannot figure out why slingshot is not showing and launching Unity 3D. I am using Elementary OS Freya. Here is what I did: Placed the file 'unity-editor.desktop' in '/usr/share/applications/' ...
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Telegram displayed two times

first of all, happy new year. I'm a newbie of GNU/Linux world, Elementary OS is my first distro. I have a little problem with Telegram desktop: it works fine, but in the Applications Menu two ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...