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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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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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wingpanel disapeared after updating

After updating system today my top menu disapeared. The update acted wierd and had issues loading when i tried to run it from app center. I restarted the machine and it resulted in the top menu ...
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Can I hide some applications from menu, but leave it searchable?

I want hide some applications from menu, but leave it searchable from search field in app menu. This beheavior is similar to Onboard application. Which icon not visible on menu, but may be find with ...
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What happened to the Applications Menu?

When I was running Juno, I could go into Elementary Tweaks and set the number of columns & rows used in the Applications menu. I couldn't change spacing or icon size, but that was OK. Extra ...
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How to get full screen applications menu/app launcher for elemetary os 5.1 Hera?

I am quite new to elementary os and just wanted to know if there is a full screen app launcher available for elementary os(for Pantheon desktop environment) like just like the full screen start menu ...
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Revert slingshot to old set up

One of the new thing in slingshot is how every app is listed on top of eachother. My question is; can I set slingshot to list the apps the old way (next to eachother and bigger)?
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How to run a bash script in terminal from the applications menu in elementary OS 5.1

I tried to add an application menu item to launch a simple bash script: #!/bin/bash GTK_CSD=0 grass74 on terminal to start an application, both with the AppEditor utility and manually by entering ...
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Problem starting GRASS GIS in elementary OS 5.1

After installing grass gis in elementary OS 5.1 the item in the application menu does not work. The application can be started from the terminal but its appearance is anomalous with an annoying ...
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How to create a slingshot menu entry for a terminal command in Elementary OS?

I would need to add a new entry in the applications menu related to a command to be executed in the terminal and I tried to use this expression in the .desktop file: Exec=pantheon-terminal -e "bash -...
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Problem with menu entries .desktop files in Elementary OS 5.1

I need to create two .desktop files for launching, from the dock or menu, two application that are currently launched from the terminal with ./app-file and ./app-file.sh commands. I have already ...
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Does anybody know a slingshot replacement solution for elementary OS?

Does anybody know a way to replace the slingshot (5x3 application launcher) with something like the Gnome application launcher? The problem is that it is not usefull for me to scroll(or click for a ...
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Create New Slingshot Category

Slingshot category is already defined if new application installed (Accessories, Graphics, Internet, etc). I want to create new category, for example Personal categories that contains custom apps ...
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I cant install zip (.tar) files using desktop from other Linux Ubuntu downloads

My problem is the following Who knows how? I'm not talking about the Elemementary App Store downloads. I mean programs from other official sites like for Epson printer drivers and scanners, where ...
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Grouping icons into folders

I'm looking for a way to group several icons into one folder. For example: DisplayCAL is a set of six utilities I'd like very much to group instead of having them spread in alphabetical order. eOs ...
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Can't add shortcut to app launcher

I've downloaded Cisco PacketTracer and ran it normally from terminal with a ./PacketTracer7 command in packettracer's Bin folder. No problem there. The problem is, i can't add it to the launcher (with ...
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Resolution nightmare [duplicate]

I've got a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th gen with a 1080p 14" display. My default (max) resolution is 1920x1080. It looks good in Elementary 5.0, although fonts are a bit too small. So i installed Elementary ...
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Horizontal scrolling in Slingshot application launcher is very sensitive

I have three pages of applications in my launcher, but I find it difficult to access the second page of applications because of how sensitive the horizontal scrolling is in the launcher. When using ...
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Shortcut not working

I'm on elementary 0.4.1 Loki and I run Telegram Desktop. The only way I can get the special characters such as é or ã on Telegram Desktop is to run with this command: QT_IM_MODULE=xim Downloads/...
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Slingshot does not show Unity's app icon

I cannot figure out why slingshot is not showing and launching Unity 3D. I am using Elementary OS Freya. Here is what I did: Placed the file 'unity-editor.desktop' in '/usr/share/applications/' ...
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Command line applications don't launch from menu

After installation of some software that in general run in terminal, like vim or htop, their shortcuts appear in application menu, which is nice and correct. But the issue I have is that when I ...
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Applications menu slow

Applications menu loads slowly at first use (first boot). Then, at second use, it responds quickly at scrolling through apps. Is tit a bug or do I have a slow computer? 4 GB RAM, Quad-Core AMD A8-6410 ...
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Super Key only for window overview - elementaryOS

Is there any way to configure SUPER (aka WINKEY) to launch window overview, like in Gnome? I already tried the commands below for app launcher and it works. settings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key ...
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Replacing Slingshot

Is there any way I can replace the slingshot launcher? I have an old netbook with little screen "real estate" something like the GNOME 2 style menu would be better.
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App Icon not loading in Slingshot

I've set some custom icons (via editing .desktop files) for some apps using png files stored in my home directory. In the Slingshot menu they are showing the generic grey square with gear icon. Yet ...
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Slingshot - Move / Edit items

I wish there was a way to drag and drop menu items to different categories and right click the items to edit the name/icons. I don't think this has been added yet. Are there any other GUI tools that ...
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Slingshot crashes when I type to search

This question has been asked before, but went unanswered once, and was closed once for being apparently off-topic. So opening this again. I installed alacarte and deleted a duplicate entry for ...
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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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Can I add an app launcher (optimally Slingshot) to the Dock?

Is there any way to add a launcher to the dock (optimally Slingshot, but any launcher would be great)? It seems odd to me as a matter of design and efficiency to have to go to two different locations ...
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how to add smaller in icon in .desktop - file for slingshot?

i recently installed sublime Text and I add an .desktop file to open it via Slingshot. But If I search for sublime slingshot just shows a generic icon. How can I change the .desktop file to get rid ...
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Searching in Slingshot causes Wingpanel Crash [closed]

Whenever I type anything into Slingshot, both Slingshot and Wingpanel freeze, crash, and reload. Noticed this after uninstalling Epiphany, am I not supposed to uninstall it? I have reinstalled ...
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No app icon when using search bar

I've add manually some apps to slingshot menu with .desktop entries. Everything works fine when I flick through mennu - there is declared icon and declared name. Although, when I start one o these ...
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VMware Horizon Client icon not deleting

I tried to uninstall VMware Horizon Client and so I opened the files as root and deleted the files for it in /lib directory and the icon was still there and so I deleted it in a menu editor that I ...
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Slingshot: see proper icon of Playonlinux applications

Some applications installed in playonlinux show no icon in Slingshot, although in playonlinux and as desktop files in ~/.local/share/applications (as seen in the file manager) they have proper icons.
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How do I dynamically populate slingshot/plank

eOS by default do not allow shortcuts or files to be added on desktop. That's nice. I know there is a workaround to fix this. And I did and ended up with an ugly desktop. Now, I have a better idea ...
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How to access help for Slingshot launcher?

Slingshot is installed and works fine. But trying to get some info on it in terminal: cipeos@cipeos-HP:~$ slingshot-launcher -h slingshot-launcher: command not found cipeos@cipeos-HP:~$ slingshot-...
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Missing icons in Applications and System Settings in Loki

I have a problem with missing icons - I first noticed they disappeared after one of the recent upgrades to Loki. I have Calendar, Camera, KsystemLog, Screenshot, Videos, Photos and Mail icons missing ...
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Commands to start sub-Settings?

I rarely use most of the Settings, but those that I use more often (Shortcuts, Startup applications, Printers) I want them accessed really fast. For example I would like to be able to open with only ...
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Slingscold wingpanel integration

Slingshot is the only aspect of the pantheon DE that bugs me a little. In the left-top corner you can see the "Applications" button, it opens slingshot. I would want that this wingpanel button opens ...
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Cannot start the specific sub-System Settings items from Applications launcher (Slingshot)

The Applications launcher can show and should start the different specific settings under System Settings. In my case they do not start if clicked. 'Systems Settings' can be started in this way, ...
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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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Slingshot Issue

So I came across this issue when I installed a recent application (Packet Tracer7.0 [CISCO]). When I run it trew the sh file on it's folder it works properly well and shows the respective icon on the ...
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Slingshot (wingpanel) command - LOKI

Does anyone know how to launch Slingshot (wingpanel) from the terminal?
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How do I reduce the icon size in the Slingshot menu on Loki (0.4)?

I have a desktop with 720p resolution. The Slingshot menu takes up 1/2 my screen width and 3/4th of my screen height -- not cool. How do I reduce the icon size in the Slingshot menu on Loki (0.4), ...
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First open Slingshot

every time I turn on my pc and I open slingshot, the last application is marked as selected on subsequent aprture everything is normal. It's nothing serious but it is quite annoying, you know what ...
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Wingpanel Keeps Resetting on click

Wingpanel keeps resetting whenever I click an application in slingshot, lock, logout, Alt+F2, Next Song, Etc. However it's doesn't reset if I click "Applications" then type the app I want then press ...
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Contacts app not showing in Applications

I installed the "Contacts" app in the AppCenter and it does not appear in the Applications list (slingshot). How do I run it?
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Can't input anything into app menu search box [closed]

The problem is that I can't type anythin into text box. Also Backspace and delete buttons don't work. Meanwhile, I can use context menu, so we can make sure that the search itself is working ...
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AppCenter icons still show updates pending after terminal (apt) is used to upgrade packages [closed]

Whenever AppCenter shows that there are updates, I notice three things happen: The icon in Slingshot menu shows the update count. The icon for AppCenter temporarily stickies on the dock with the ...
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Significant lag loading panel and dock after login (Loki) [duplicate]

I am generally happy with my installation of Loki but I have ran into a few bugs. The most confusing one is that, sometimes (not always, although I cannot predict when it will and will not happen), ...
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