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How to Search for an app by starting to type on the desktop While 'show all open windows' is displayed

How do I search for an app by starting to type on the desktop while the 'show all open windows' is displayed. e.g similar to gnome-shell top left hot corner in which you can just start typing an app ...
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Applications can't be accessed

I run latest Elementary, See neofetch output below. All of a sudden - nothing installed lately, no updates done,- ... the Application menu on the top left disappeared??? No other means to fire ...
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Desktop is not showing with Desktop Folder

I like to see my folders etc. which are in Desktop. On eOS, I had to install the Desktop Folder app to do this. I have added that in the start up application list. However when I start my laptop, it ...
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How to switch across windows across all workspaces?

When I press alt+tab I can switch to any window/app in the current workspace but not anything in other workspaces. I know I can see all open windows across workspaces by win+A but is there any ...
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Elementary OS GUI is deleted

I did sudo apt autoremove on the terminal, and it has removed by elementary desktop. I tried doing sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-desktop, and the terminal says some unable to find some ...
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Unable to Log In - Starting the session has failed

let me give an intro to the mess I made, I wanted to uninstall the older version of Wine using synaptic manager and when I marked for removal there was an option for complete removal. I didn’t think ...
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Installing a tiling window manager

I'm running elementary os 5.1.7 Hera.I would like to install a tiling window manager,because I would be needing it frequently.I just want to know if the installation of a window manager would cause my ...
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Install Deepin DE

Could I install the Deepin Desktop Environment on Elementary OS?I was caught away by it's beauty.I've already seen how to install it on Ubuntu,Debian,etc., wondering if I will have a non-usable OS ...
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Is it possible to have a separate vanilla GNOME session?

I'd like to be able to run the Pantheon DE and vanilla GNOME Shell side-by-side, with my DE of choice being simply a log-in option. Is that possible?
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Desktop showing a battery indicator, computer does not have a battery

My computer (desktop PC) has started showing a battery indicator as if it was a laptop. I have tried restarting and checking for system updates to no avail. It also seems to be confused about how ...
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How to reinstall display manager, window manager, and desktop environment?

I was on elementaryOS Loki and I clicked the Update button on AppCenter which brought my elementaryOS to 5.1 Hera. After various days I noticed that any applications that are not cured for ...
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Menubar/wingpanel transparency behavior [duplicate]

I'm writing about some confusion on my end regarding how Wingpanel transparency works with respect to different backgrounds. What I want: The effect I am going for on my desktop is reflected by the ...
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elementary OS has the MATE DE

I have two users on my PC, one desktop environment looks similar to a standard eOS except the icons are MATE-like and some icons are missing. The other user's desktop environment looks like MATE: ...
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Theme unexpectedly changed to Gnome

I am not sure what I did in order to end up with the Gnome theme, but the beautiful elementary OS desktop is gone and now I'm seeing the Gnome theme. I have tried purging elementary-desktop, ...