Questions tagged [release-freya]

Questions specific to elementary OS 0.3, codenamed "Freya". Freya has been superseded by Loki.

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How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?

Boot into the system in UEFI mode failed.. Why does 0.3 support UEFI but 0.3.1 doesn't? Bug Reports:0.3.1 UEFI / Secure Boot support incompatibleFreya UEFI install boots to grub prompt I can't boot ...
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How can I get applications to display a system tray icon?

Many 3rd party applications like Java, NodeWebkit, and Gtk2 applications don't seem to be able to display a system tray icon. Why is that? Is there a workaround?
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Where can I download older versions of elementary OS?

It looks like the team killed the old release downloads on SourceForge and their website. Where can I find copies of older versions of this libre, open source software?
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How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki?

I cannot change the login screen background in elementary OS. Is there any way to change it?
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Cannot boot Freya after installing alongside Windows on UEFI

I have installed elementary OS Freya on UEFI in the same way that I installed it on legacy mode. But I can't boot to Freya and there is no Grub on start-up. I also tried to create an entry for Grub (...
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How to install elementary tweaks on Freya

Similar to the Ubuntu Tweak Tool, elementary OS has a Settings plugin that adds a number of new options. How to install elementary-tweaks on Freya.
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How to replace wingpanel's “Applications” text with a icon in Freya

I was previously wondering how I go about replacing the text at the top left of the wingpanel from 'Applications' to the official Elementary OS logo. I found a solution to this question posted on ...
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Geary mail is not logging in my Gmail account

When I am trying to sign in my Gmail with existing Geary mail in Freya. It's failed to login. And I don't know the problem. But the username and password both are right.
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Have application menu open up with only Windows/Super key

Is there anyway to open up the applications menu with only the windows key, and not the Windows+Space Bar?
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How can I get a “minimize” button?

I am a long time Windows user and I cannot for the life of me understand the rational behind not having a minimize button. What is the reasoning for this decision? Is there a way to get a minimize ...
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Freya Wingpanel taking a long time to load after update

After a system update the indicators and the clock (wing panel) is taking a long time to appear, has anyone experienced something similar? Or know how to fix it? Thank you
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How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out?

How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out? Is there a setting that does it? Is it Software and Updates that does that? I know it does apps but, I wasn't sure about the OS.
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Problem at shutdown and logout (Intel Skylake)

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 (5559) laptop with an Intel Skylake i7-6500U CPU and an AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics card. Installation of freya 0.3.2 seems to have worked quickly and without ...
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How to reset elementary OS settings to default without reinstalling?

I am using elementary OS Freya. How to reset elementary OS settings to default without reinstalling, and without using Timeshift? There is no option like Restore Default Settings under about:
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Can't login after upgrade

The default Software Updater was not working correctly. It was giving the message "An upgrade from 'freya' to 'trusty' is not supported with this tool." So I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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How do the system requirements compare between elementary OS releases?

I don't see a record on the website of the differences in minimum/recommended system requirements between elementary OS releases (Luna 0.2, Freya 0.3, and Loki 0.4). Are they the same between releases?...
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How to reset graphic drivers from command line

I am using elementary OS Freya and tried to install some graphic drivers and update existing drivers, after the re-start I get black screen, but still I can access command line from recovery mode, how ...
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How to fix problems with language installation?

After a reinstall of freya 0.3.2 I encountered a weird problem with the language installation. First, after installation there were numerous languages installed that I didn't choose during ...
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How to restart Applications launcher (Slingshot) if it crashes

Sometimes (rarely) it happens that Slingshot launcher is neither accessible by shortkey or by clicking Applications on panel. How to force it to restart without logging off?
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How can I change the order of icons in Wingpanel?

I installed a weather applet and a system monitoring applet yesterday, and I was wondering if it was possible to change the order of the icons on Wingpanel. I.e. I would like to place the weather ...
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Should I download the Loki Beta or Freya Stable?

I wanted to try the elementary os and thought there was only luna and freya, But i knew that the loki will be released in the future, I want to use the latest release always without needing to install ...
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Wifi problems after restart or suspend

when I restart or suspend my machine I suddenly cannot connect to my wifi network, what I read on other posts is to use this line code: sudo killall NetworkManager This help when I'm just using my ...
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Upgrading Distro from Luna to Freya

I used the following commands to try and upgrade to Freya. "sudo apt-get update" - no problem "sudo apt-get upgrade" - no problem "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" - what? nothing available ? From such a ...
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How to customize system settings window

I am using elementary OS freya. How to customize (add or remove) applications in system settings window. For example, Removing sound icon under hardware section in system settings. Adding an ...
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Change the folder where screenshots are saved

When taking a screenshot using prt sc the screenshot is saved to the pictures folder. Instead of saving them in pictures I would like them to be saved to another folder instead. How can I do this?
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya? [duplicate]

Is there an elementary os keyboard equivalent to windows ctlr+alt+del that would launch a task manager, process list, ability to set affinity, priority, kill a proces,monitor memory and cpu loads, + ...
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Can't open a new tab or new file on scratch

I can't open a new tab or new file in Scratch. Nothing happens when I click on the + icon and the following image occurs when I close all documents and select "New File". Running scratch from the ...
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.3 Freya to 0.4 Loki?

How can I upgrade from elementary OS Freya to Loki without losing my data, you may ask?
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Touchpad not working on ASUS x550

i really like freya. but i have tried everything and it does not recognize the synaptic touchpad. Help, please?
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Turn off bluetooth by default on start up

When I boot my laptop, Bluetooth is on by default: Is it possible to set it to instead be off when I start up my laptop?:
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How can I re-install the Software & Updates app?

The "Software & Updates" app is missing from elementary OS 0.3.2, how can I re-install it?
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Change lock screen shortcut?

How do I change the logout shortcut? Currently it is set to CMD + L. I cannot find such setting in Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts. It is terribly inconvenient for me as I switch frequently from OSX ...
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Can I install Freya alongside of Windows 7?

I am using windows 7 for my main works. now I am learning Freya gradually to move my entire things to Freya. But now, I am practicing with it. So, I want to install Freya alsongside Windows 7. How ...
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Why Can't I Log In to Gmail with Geary or Mail?

When I tried to add my Gmail account, I was notified by Google with a message that follows: Sign-in attempt prevented Hi, Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account from an app ...
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Ask before running script from Pantheon Files

I just switched from Linux Mint (17.3) to elementary OS (0.3.2 Freya). On Mint, when I double clicked a shell script, I was asked if I wanted to "Run in terminal", "Display", "Cancel" or "Run" the ...
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Unable to connect to own WiFi network (Freya)

I'm having real trouble connecting to my own network. I can find the network (SSID) and enter the password just fine, but it can't connect from there. It keeps saying I'm disconnected. Tried ...
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UI elements are not displayed

I am experiencing a weird bug: Some UI elements in setting dialogues (e.g. Scratch, Bluetooth, Startup Applications, Date & Time) are not visible when the respective window opens. As soon as I ...
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Recent change in elementary OS repository structure?

Has there be in recent time (mor exactly on 4 oct 2015) a change to the structure of the elementary OS repository in ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/dists/ changing URL pattern from .../...
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How to hibernate Freya?

I installed Freya three days ago on my main machine, and I faced some issues with the hardware. But I got it to work at last. But the lack of hibernation support in Freya is causing me to seriously ...
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Once locked, screen stays black and cannot be unlocked

When locked, my laptop (Ideapad Y510P, with proprietary Nvidia drivers installed) screen just turns off. The laptop is still on, but I cannot access the lock screen to unlock. The only thing I can do ...
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How can I take a screenshot of a window without the background?

When I take a window screenshot, it looks like this: How can I make it look like this:
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How can I add multiple timezones to Freya?

I'm trying to have multiple timezones displayed when clicking on the clock, a behavior available in Luna but missing in Freya. After several months I still didn't see this option added back. Is there ...
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New important security and hardware support update

Anyone getting this? Is there a way to get rid of it? New important security and hardware support update WARNING: Security updates for your current Hardware Enablement Stack ended on 2016-08-...
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How do you have Ctrl + Alt + T duplicate a terminal tab in Freya?

I was able to do this just fine in the previous version of elementary OS. But I've been unable to find a method to do it in Freya. I want CTRL+ALT+Tto duplicate a tab in Freya with the same directory....
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Slack icon on wingpanel [duplicate]

I've installed the official slack app (https://slack.com/downloads) but when I closed (not quitting the app) there's no icon on wingpanel.. Is there some way to have it?
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Software center does not open after update

I had installed beta version of Freya alongside windows 7 about a year ago. I didn't use or update Freya after a month of use. But today I updated it by apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and ...
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Customize (to decrease the height of the wingpanel) in Freya

I'm looking to see if I can reduce the height of the wingpanel in elementary OS Freya. I mean make the wingpanel smaller like normal wingpanel in elementary OS Luna.
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Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on external monitor

Laptop: Lenovo T530 External VGA monitor: LG Flatron E2051 The LG monitor is set as primary. The login screen shows on both the laptop monitor and the external monitor. The resolution of the laptop ...
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How to open Gtkinspector on Freya?

I can't see debug under org->gtk->settings or I have to install to get that?
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Freya cannot shutdown. init: wait for state plymouth shutdownlightdm killed by TERM signal

I have installed elementary OS freya and I am experiencing shutdown problem. I cannot shutdown or restart my computer, to do so I have to press power button.I tried: shutdown -h now shutdown -P now ...