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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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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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How to create a custom .desktop-file

everyone. I use zotero for my studies and downloaded a tar.gz-file from their website. When I extract it, it has an executable shell script that launches the programme. I wanted to be able to start ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot search in application menu launcher

I cannot search in application menu launcher (hmm, i think it's slingshot). I can open the menu and launch the applications from menu. But, I really cannot search in the app-menu-launcher. I don't ...
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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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Applications Menu: is there a way to cache its contents?

I've been wondering if there's a way to preload / cache the Application Menus's contents, since they are first read when one hits the Super key (or Super-space), and in slower machines or slower HDDs (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Script not opening in terminal via desktop launcher

Here's my .desktop file content [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=wifite Comment=WiFite , fight for WiFi Exec=pantheon-terminal -e 'wifite --help' Icon=wifite Terminal=true Type=Application ...
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Google Chrome appears twice in slingshot

I recently updated Google Chrome and also encountered this problem. After doing a reboot I noticed that Google Chrome now appears twice searching for it in slingshot Edit: Attaching a screenshot
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Is there a way to remove/add applications from/to the slingshot launcher of elementary OS?

Is there a way to modify (remove/add) applications in the slingshot launcher of elementary OS (Freya)? It seems to be easy enough to do so for applications in the Dock. Thanks for your help.
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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to open Slingshot after last update

I am unable to open the applications menu after the last update. Any ideas?
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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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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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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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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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Loki and Dropbox [duplicate]

It seems Dropbox is not really compatible with Loki. Dropbox runs but the icon does not show in slingshot even when using the trick we used in Freya: env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity dropbox start Also ...
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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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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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Slingshot delay and other apps (Loki)

I have a Dell XPS L502X Nvidia and Intel video cards. I'm not sure if this a Nvidia/Nouveau issue but Slingshot menu always has a delay. Usually after the second try it works fairly fast again, but ...
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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?