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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CUPS Trouble, can not access http://localhost:631/printers

I can access localhost:631 but I can click or open the link inside the page like http://localhost:631/printers and many more.
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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Calendar-App shows events incorrectly (with googlecalendar) [closed]

The elementaryOS calendar-app is quite nice but does mix my events up. They are not displayed on the correct dates like they are listet in the googlecalendar-webpage. Does anybody encounter the same ...
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What is the best word processor to use with Elementary OS?

I am still deciding which Linux distro to download on my new laptop. One of the things I do on the laptop is writing. Is there a good but free word processor to use with this OS? Thanks!
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How to install an app named Albert?

I heard about this app today known as Albert which is an alternative to Spotlight for Linux. I watched a video on YouTube to see how to install the app but when I tried installing the app it said "can'...
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Zoom meeting app does not work (it installs)

I installed zoom 64 Deb and it worked but when I tried to make a video meeting, it did nothing.. 5.1 eOS Many students use this app and Linux is well supported by zoom.
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How to connect my Android phone? KDECONNECT?

I have some pictures in my HUAWAY P 20 Lite. The Android version is 8.0. When connected through usb my Elementary 5.0 installation seems to notice the phone. But neither the Kdeconnect Indicator nor ...
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My laptop screen has gone red even after I installed redshift and it's not going away

Previously I had tried to install redshift to provide a reddish colour to the screen during the night, but when I tried to uninstall it using purge, it was not removed and so my screen is still red. ...
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newby from Mac: how do I “install” a program I've downloaded

sorry that this question is "stupid" : ) So, I've installed elementary, figured out how to access the internet, downloaded two of my favorite programs (LibreOffice and Firefox), clicked on the ...
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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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Two VLC Apps in AppCenter

There are 2 VLC apps appeared when I searched "vlc" in appcenter. The first one i think i installed months ago. The second one is more updated and is not installed. And why is the uninstalled one ...
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Which Task manager is most similar to the Mac OS task manager

Is there a good task manager similar looking to the Mac OS one. I’ll link an image since I’m using the stack exchange app and it’s giving me errors when uploading a photo
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Scribus Not Working Properly (elementary OS 5.0)

In order to keep this post short, allow me to point you to a rather old Scribus bug report, which perfectly describes the problem. This specific bug has been fixed upstream, and is not present in ...
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Not able to delete PDF ebook in BookWorm

I'm obviously missing something, but when I select an ebook, it opens in BookWorm. But when I want to select it to be deleted, it just opens the ebook: Left click on ebook just opens it. Clicking on ...
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Where are the apps?

I know where the AppCenter is, and know how to download them, but I cant find the things to actually use the,. Obviously I am new to elementary OS. If I want to use, say Abiword, where is the icon to ...
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In pantheon-files, right click -> open with -> other applications displays a small window with a list of applications. How do I add a new entry to it?

So I installed firefox in /opt/ and I'm using it normally but I want it to also be the default pdf viewer. I did gvfs-mime --set application/pdf firefox.desktop and now firefox is the default ...
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Games installed through GOG do not work, but Steam games do

Alrighty, I have a serious super important mega critical issue; dear god someone help me. My video games don't work! Okay some do, if I install a game using Steam, they always work and run without a ...
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Where do I see the keyboard shortcuts for applications?

How do I see and edit keyboard shortcuts for applications like Audience, Noise and Marlin? I looked for it on system settings, keyboard. It isn't in the ui, I couldn't find manual pages for these ...
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No app icon when using search bar

I've add manually some apps to slingshot menu with .desktop entries. Everything works fine when I flick through mennu - there is declared icon and declared name. Although, when I start one o these ...
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How can i install Apps from other sources? [duplicate]

I just install Loki and i love it! It is a fast, lightweight and beautiful OS!! My problem has come when I'm trying to install my favourite apps, like Uberwriter and Google Chrome. I knew about ...
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Files app is duplicated

I have an issue with Files app being duplicated in the Applications menu: I also noticed that the app is actually listed 4 times (!) when I try to open some file and I choose "Open with" -&...
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elementaryOS 5.1.7 Hera AppCenter and apt require password to install anything

First time question here, so Please forgive/guide me if I'm not doing it right, Thanks ! I'm testing elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera (fresh install from elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200706.iso, I did NOT tweak ...
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How can i mannualy install packages in elementary os?

I want to install mint service desk on my elementary os and for that I have to install a docker first, not happening. Can anyone please tell be which linux version package will support elementary os [...
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Can't add application to the dock

I know how to add a running application to the dock; but how can I start an Application, which I know must be present, but I don't know the location? For instance, in a Mac, I would search the /...
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How can I create a game like Alias?

I’m an ESL teacher in Russia. To engage my students more I really want to create a HTML5 game similar to Alias (see https://apps.apple.com/ru/app/alias-party-game/id1163843973?l=en). I’m not a coder, ...
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How to run caja without terminal?

I installed caja because "Files" is not working so well and I might file a bug. But I also like its image reducer plugin. I installed it, but it does not show up in the app finder. I can launch it ...
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Double visual studio code?

Help i got 2 visual studio code applications icons and i cannot find a fix please help!
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KMyMoney isn't up to date in elementaryOS AppCenter

The AppCenter offers at the moment version 5.0.1 of KMyMoney. According to https://kmymoney.org/ the latest version is 5.0.7. My bank rejected the online access via KMyMoney 5.0.1. Can I find ...
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KeePass from Application Center just plain doesn't work

I know it's a uncurated app so I don't really expect this question to be answered, but the fact of the matter is I just installed KeePass from the Application Center, created a database with just a ...
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Having trouble running Netflix on Elementary!

I am trying to run Netflix on Firefox, it's just not running. No specific error message too. What can be going wrong? Any idea?
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Anyone uses the ZOOM meetup software with eOS?

I use the Zoom videoconferencing software quite a bit. It works great on Mac OS and on Ubuntu 18.04. On eOS, however, the picture freezes two seconds into the meeting, or the camera is no longer ...
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Where is this app located?

I have an old version of Sublime Text which I installed manually, and recently added a PPA and installed a new one. Now I have two icons in Planck: old one to the left, new one to the right. I want ...
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AppCenter red number 3 in dock

What does the red number 3 mean in the dock, I thought maybe it meant 3 application need updating but can not find any reference to that in the application.
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How do I install Signal Desktop

I followed the steps shown below, but Signal is not showing in my applications folder. Steps to install on Linux Open your terminal. Confirm you have APT. Enter the following three lines into ...
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Remove ICONS from Applications

I tried to install Microsoft Office in Wine; the install worked but all of the apps failed. I tried to remove in Wine, did not uninstall. I remove from the Terminal in the ./wine directory. The ICONS ...
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System Crash, Usually happens when I open an elementaryOS app

elementaryOS will freeze and hang forever when I open Videos, System Settings, and sometimes App Center. I can move the cursor but interaction beyond moving the cursor does not apparently do anything. ...
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Program installation failed

I need help, I use Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki. I need to install a certain program, but there's an annoying error that gives me every time i try to install ANYTHING- from the terminal,the app store,from ...
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In the Applications I have two 'Files' apps

I just installed eOS today and after 6 hours I am pretty happy with the environment while all of the tasks I feel so far I need to be able to accomplish have been covered. Question, in the ...
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Launch Matlab not using command line

I've just installed matlab2017, it works and everything is fine but it isn't in my applications menu. I launched it using the terminal, but there is a way to have it between the applications? the ...
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Korganizer looks stranger on elementary OS

The calendar folder in the lower left corner looks like this which makes me uncomfortable,but it appears right in kde. So do I need to install some dependences ? Thx.
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Applications centre doesn't open

I've just installed the last stable version but the applications centre doesn't work, clicking on the icon nothing happens, any solution?
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Text replacement in scratch-text-editor

How do you replace text on scratch? Usually, text replace prompt has two text fields, but what I get is a single text field. If I click "Replace" or "Replace all", found texts are replaced by null , ...