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Why won't the Music App launch?

For the last few days, the Music App won't launch. I click on the icon, it appears in the dock, opens a window and closes down straight away, without giving me the chance to see what's happening. Any ...
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How Do I Create Desktop Launcher Files

I'm a Linux newbie just experimenting with various distros in a VM before I go ahead and do a physical install to HDD. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome running with Plank dock and to get my Documents and ...
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Alter application icon to execute command?

Is it possible to set the icon for an application, both in the dock and in the Applications launcher, to execute a command? I need to be able to launch Kodi with the LIRC support for a specific ...
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How to set startup commands for application´s in launcher shortcut?

How can i set startup commands for application´s in launcher shortcut? Example: I want to start my Browser with this command: opera --disable-reading-from-canvas --disable-webrtc-encryption or ...
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Two Icons showing in Dock for Minecraft using Custom .desktop file

I've created a Minecraft desktop entry, which works fine, but when I launch Minecraft it creates a new icon in my dock. I know that this isn't really an issue but I switched to elementary OS because ...
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Add custom launcher

I would like to create a launcher for the XAMPP managing app. The .run file is located in /opt/lampp and can be started via terminal by typing sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run I'd rather like ...
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Slingshot search not working (not accepting keyboard input)

After a recent update, I can't search with the application launcher search bar anymore using the keyboard, because it won't accept input from the keyboard. Interestingly enough, I can type words ...
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How to enable Alt-F2 command execution with tab-completion?

Although the Applications Launcher is apparently supposed to take on the role of Alt-F2-like command execution as well, it does not have useful features such as tab-completion of the command, command ...
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Why isn't `bash -c` working in this desktop/launcher?

I have a .desktop file to start Youtube-Viewer which is an application that runs in terminal. The command to use is something like youtube-viewer --video-player=mplayer. It works when I fire that in ...