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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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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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 , ...
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Should I enable ubuntu updates in software-properties-gtk?

I'm using relase loki and I have installed software-properties-gtk I see that there is an option to enable updates and I was wondering if I should enable them on elementary.
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How can I install SABnzbd in elementary os

How can I install this app in my elementary os?
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FontViewer v3.20.2 missing icon from "Applications" menu

elementary OS 0.4 Loki AppCenter shows FontViewer v3.20.2 as installed. However, there is no icon available under "Applications" Although can be searched and launched; was wondering if there is a ...
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Native/universal app format or easier to install apps for elementary os, plus a few other quick questions [closed]

Hello :) Just a few quick questions/suggestions, sorry about any grammatical mistakes, my english isn't too good but I'm learning I love the elementary os, i'm a huge fan! Thank you for creating it ...
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Applications installation

I can't install vnc viewer for remote control on new elementary loki install. error message can't find file after following instructions from google search
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How do I remove Plex?

Hard to know which category to post this in.. Loving Elementary but want to tweak it further. It seems to have Plex built in and I want to remove it but plex doesn't show in the repo's at all. I ...
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The Applications Menu Is Too Wide [closed]

Running Loki and when I click on the Applications menu to reveal all available applications, it is far too wide for my laptop screen and many of the options are off screen. Does anyone know where the ...
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Trouble installing Grive tools on Loki

When using sudo apt-get update in order to install grive-tools to elementary, I get this: W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/thefanclub/grive-tools/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a ...
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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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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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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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Window opens outside of workspaces

I use ElementaryOS 5.1. I first noticed the problem with Liferea, then with Libreoffice. Other applications (like Firefox and Thunderbird and the terminal) work fine. The problem is: When I open the ...
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Segmentation fault on elementary OS 6.0 when building clipped app

On following the build instructions, I get no information whether clipped is installed successfully. Moreover, upon going to /usr/bin and trying to run ./com.github.davidmhewitt.clipped gives a ...
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Slack Application seems to fail upon upgrading Elementary OS to version 6.1

Upon upgrading the Elementary OS from 6.0 Odin to 6.1, some applications fail to work as they used to previously. One of them is the Slack application. Whenever I try to start the Slack app, I tend to ...
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i want to make shourtcut for application i inslalled application menu

i have installed firefox in my elementary os and i didn't find it in the application menu: and i have downloaded in .tar.xz file format and this picture for the folder: i can open it but i can't find ...
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Remove uninstalled apps from application menu

I just did a fresh install of Elementary OS 6 Odin and I installed apps that I need and uninstalled these I don't need, so I uninstalled Epiphany and Camera app from AppCenter. After few hours I ...
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Elementary OS to clear cache in RAM

when I loged In and check "System Monitor" I can see a 1.5GB Cache in RAM. only System monitor is running and I get this amount of cache. I've tried: sudo sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/...
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Application menu shrunk

When I booted up EOS today, the Application menu appeared smaller than usual. Before, the application menu extended beyond the clock and there was more spacing between apps.This happened yesterday too,...
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Elementary OS Photos crashing for unknown reason

Elementary OS photos app closes when I import something or scroll down, it's very mysterious and that's the only thing I can tell... How to fix?
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I can't update anymore with the AppCenter

when ever I try to install any application in AppCenter the following error occurred
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Default File Browser keeps changing to Sublime Text

I'm using Elementary OS 6.0. I installed Sublime Text and changed the default Text Editor to Sublime Text but Sublime Text also becomes the default Files Browser after a restart. Any ideas? edit: I ...
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My video app dont run in Elementary OS - Odyn

When I try to open a video in the native app I doesn't work all I see is a black screen, when I open the video using VLC it runs Ok. What can I do?
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Problems with downloading .deb packages [duplicate]

I cannot find a debian package installer or eddy-like software to install chrome and other .deb setup. I have tried Gdebi but it does not work. Help please
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Cannot install .deb packages, even google chrome. used Gdebi and ubuntu software center, no results. Eddy also not present in the appcenter

Cannot install .deb packages, even google chrome. used Gdebi and ubuntu software center, no results. Eddy also not present in the appcente
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Funny bug with missing applications after using Screen Time & Limits

I wanted a way to lock applications so thought that using Screen Time and Limits, previously called Parental Controls, would be a smart way of doing this by locking applications like Code and Files ...
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Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os

elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os. Very strange because I have not changed my user password and it also works when I log in. Have had many installs ...
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How to integrate appimage?

I would like to integrate an appimage into elementary OS. I have created .desktop file (in /usr/share/applications) as per many instructions on the interweb, all looks fine but the application doesn't ...
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I just installed prospect mail using snap and I cannot figure out how to launch it

I just installed prospect mail using snap and I cannot figure out how to launch it. I searched for information on how to launch Prospect Mail and all I found was to use Activities Overview. I don't ...
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Elementary OS 6, will it improve the performance of the Musical APP platform?

Elementary OS 6, will it improve the performance of the Musical APP platform? I am currently using Elementary OS 5.1 and I have to use the Rhytmbox platform to be able to listen and visualize the ...
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Wingpanel applications menu does not respond

I am running eOS 5.1.7 and after login my applications menu never open. I tried with reinstall and restarting the process, but usually it just start working after some 10-15 minutes after booting, for ...
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Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0 won't start

I have installed the application Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 in my elementary OS but when I run it, it only shows the following: Starting Packet Tracer 8.0.0, and it won't start. It's important to ...
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I get logged out whenever i open the file manger

Whenever I go into the file manager i will get a black screen and then I get logged out. I can then log back in but all that shows is my wallpaper. after a minute or two everything loads back up again ...
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Problem after last actualiation

After the last updates available by the system in the application center, I think he formatted it on my computer. When I accessed it again, he sent this message that follows in the image. However, ...
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vGriver: problem with sync

how are you? Hope everything is good! I'm having some problems with vGriver sync. There is a daley, and sometimes i've to open a few times de app just to 'update'. Sometime it takes like 20/30min to ...
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Can't activate Linux apps rendered by Xojo

Apps coded and rendered for 64bit Linux in Xojo activate in Ubuntu, Mint, PopOS by checking the properties box that allows execution. Then making a .desktop file and transferring to the /.local ...
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How do I associate file extensions with a specific application?

I use a program called OpenSCAD to do 3D modelling. It saves its files as filename.scad So now I want and .scad file to open with OpenSCAD, so: Right-Click, select Open With, select Other Application, ...