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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How to create a web app in elementary os

simply create a .desktop file and put in /usr/local/share/applications or home/USERNAME/usr/local/share/applications For example, using midori: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=NAME ...
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SheepShaver emulator on Elementary OS 5.1 Hera?

Has anyone got SheepShaver Mac emulator to run on Elementary OS 5.1 Hera? I tried the latest release by vasi on github. Once I extracted and made executable, it won't run at all. Then I tried an older ...
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Matplotlib (Python3) crashing with GTK3Agg backend

When I plot a figure with GTK3Agg backend, it crashes. The image does not even show. If I change the backend to TkAgg, the crash does not happen and the figure shows up. This problem happens ...
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Applications list and vmware workstation

I followed some guidance here Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS to change the vmware workstation.desktop file to fix an issue i had now the app disappeared from the application ...
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GSuite file associations

is is possible to set my files associations to Gsuite? Optimally I would like to be able to email, open docs, and drive. Thanks in advance
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Opening files in Libreoffice

I downloaded Libreoffice from the app store. I can't figure out how to open an existing Libreoffice calc file I have on my computer. All of the selections on the main Libreoffice page are greyed out ...
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Send open document via email

I want to send an open odt document via, File-Send-Email Document. In other OS it has opened up Evolution and added the file as attachment to the email. This doesn't work in elementary OS. Neither ...
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Cannot run KDEconnect on 5.1 Hera stuck in dbus problem

I’ve tried to run kdeconnect on elementary but first installing both apps from appcenter didn’t work neither from flathub, obviously I tried one by one not installing all at the same time, without ...
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How to reset to default the Photo editor that is pre-installed in elemtary os?

i am not a technical user. this evening, i had to crop a photo to a custom/ specific size, so in the drop down menu (right click while on the photo) i found the custom size option, input my specs and ...
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Veracrypt Display window problem

Just installed elementary 5.1 . When opening veracrypt always there is a transparent window bellow the original window . Not in any other app . I have used veracrypt without any problem in elementary ...
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How do I get Flatpak programs to show in applications menu?

I went on Flathub to install VSCode and but it doesn't show up on applications menu. I used flatpak list and it shows that VSCode has been installed. How do I get programs installed through Flatpak to ...
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does the OS support KODI

do you support kodi? if so what version. I loaded latest kodi and installed via terminal. (kodi 18.5) kodi configured, but no channels loading?
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kontact takes nearly a minute to start

I'm in the final stretch of completing a migration from lubuntu to elementary OS. One of my stumbling blocks was the transfer of Kontact. When I start Kontact, it takes 50 seconds before anything ...
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Issues running flatpaks

So trying to increasingly run my desktop with modern settings, I am installing flatpaks to replace .debs I'm having some issues actually running them. This is an attempt at running the nextcloud ...
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Applications menu is messed up after copying files from old home folder

After copying my files from my old home folder to the new one, the applications menu is now missing categories, and not displaying all installed applications. Is there a config file I should delete ...
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Native Video app does not play mpg files from a VCD

I have a VCD with mpg files that the native Videos app does not play the video, it just shows blank screen, and no audio either. VLC player plays the same files successfully. I do see gstreamer1.0-...
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Setting Default Applications that are NOT standard or available in drop-down menu

Does anyone know how to set a default application that does not appear in the drop-down menu? I use Guayadeque as my music player but it does not appear as an option in the drop-down menu?
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Steam won't show any interface to me (except automatic updates)

except automatic updates I have no interface from Steam at all since I tried to install it. Doesn't somebody have this problem?
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Where can I find the error logs when an application crashes?

In order to ask a better question for my issue about the AppCenter crashing on viewing app details I would like to paste some of the logs when the AppCenter crashes. Where can I find said error logs ...
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File Dialogue Doesn't Work

On Loki I have the same problem with several applications which involve a file dialogue. When I select a file there is no way to 'Save', as there is no button to click, [Enter] doesn't work and (...
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I can't uninstall Anroid Studio

So, I installed wine and then I installed Android Studio from it. The icon shows up on Applications but it does not run. Then I removed Wine. Now, I still have that unworking icon in Applications ...
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elementary-sdk error [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: elementary-sdk : Depends: libgala-dev but it is not going to be installed Depends: libgirepository1.0-dev but it is not going to be ...
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Foxit Reader chaged default file association

After I installed Foxit Reader, when I click any file starts with., e.g. .bashrc, The Foxit Reader will open it, and if I change the application to a text editor and set it as the default, it only ...
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How uninstall apps and choose the firewall?

First of all, I have tried without install Elementary OS on my computer. I have seen that when I click on Applications and I click with right button the application that I would like to uninstall, ...
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Custom application won't start

I'm a new user in Elementary OS (0.4.1 Loki) and I find it really amazing. But I have a problem that I cannot resolve. I installed xampp for linux and all works fine but I wanted to put it in the ...
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App Center not displaying updates, installed apps or installing any new apps

So small issue here. After installing updates the App Center doesn't display any updates see screen-shot. If I run the command 'sudo apt upgrade' I get the following output: The following packages ...
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I tried everything, but still I couldn't install elementary-tweaks on Loki [duplicate]

I've installed 'software-properties-common', 'python-software-properties', but still I couldn't install the 'elementary-tweaks' in Loki. Now remember what I've installed and then when I run sudo ...
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EOS updates causes compiled gvim to get replaced with vim from packages [closed]

I compiled and installed vim 8 using the following commands: ./configure --prefix=/usr/local \ --with-features=huge \ --enable-fail-if-missing \ --enable-multibyte ...
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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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Switching workspaces with fullscreen Atom is abrupt

With Atom in fullscreen mode, switching workspaces to the ones adjacent to to the workspace Atom is in is abrupt. By abrupt I mean that it lacks the smooth moving away of one workspace to the left/...
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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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