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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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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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Why is there a difference between Super-Space and other shortcuts?

By default the application launcher is called with Super + Space and Alt + F2. (It can be changed.) But there is a difference; after showing the Applications launcher, the Super + Space shortcut also ...
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How can I hide apps in slingshot?

My app launcher is quite full; Google Chrome adds a lot of apps to slingshot, and I don't use things such as the multitasking overview or the software centre. Is there any way I can hide these apps ...
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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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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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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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Why don't certain GNOME apps show in Slingshot?

I would like to replace Pantheon Files with Nautilus in Freya 0.3.1. However, this doesn't work properly. After installing Nautilus it does not show in Slingshot. Nor can I add it to the dock because ...
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How can I configure Hot Corners from Terminal?

For example, how can I set show applications menu to the top-left corner?
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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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I created an app launcher in Midori. How can I delete it?

I was messing around in Midori this afternoon and I created a launcher in the Slingshot menu (see image). I didn't really want to do this; it's just a random youtube video, but now I can't figure out ...
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wingpanel crashing after update

Right now my UI is without wingpanel. I using stable ppa. Log:- $ wingpanel [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 23:17:05.546919] Application.vala:155: Wingpanel version: 0.3.0.2 [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 23:17:05.546998] ...
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Opening the 'Files' application (Pantheon Files) displays the screen at the state of which it was closed. Is there a way to change this?

Upon opening 'Files' from the slingshot application manager, you are greeted with the directory of which 'Files' was at when it was last closed. For example, if I were to open 'Files' and go to '...
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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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Can't open applications menu [duplicate]

The applications menu in the top left corner of the screen will not open: if clicked nothing happens, the hotkey also does not work. I am on elementary OS 0.3.1 Freya (64-bit) Quad-Core Intel® Core™ ...
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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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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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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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Function to hide apps in Slingshot [closed]

I miss a function to hide some applications in Slingshot.
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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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Is it possible to search directories in slingshot?

I have moved from MacOS to elementary OS. One thing I miss is the ability to search within directories. Is it possible to do so, I don't seem to be finding anything when searching the web. The only ...
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How to remove a shortcut from applications menu - Freya [duplicate]

I need to remove an unnecessary shortcut from the applications menu. How do I remove it. My question is not to hide a shortcut. I need to remove an icon or shortcut from the menu. not hiding it. ...
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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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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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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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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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Change Slingshot Launcher assigned key

I changed the my slinghot launcher key form Super+Space to just the Super key using: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu ['Super_L']" I want to revert this process and ...
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Slingshot doesn't find sub items [closed]

Coming from Gnome3, I'm used to being able to open the keyboard settings tool (gnome-control-center keyboard) by pressing the "Super" (on PC: the Windows key) key and typing "keyboard". The keyboard ...
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Super Key Menu Unhide [closed]

I used the command below to enable the Super Key Menu. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu "['Super_L', 'Super_R']" Command Source: Can I change the Applications Dropdown ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Slingshot (wingpanel) command - LOKI

Does anyone know how to launch Slingshot (wingpanel) from the terminal?
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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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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 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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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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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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duplicate calculator, network and universal access icons after software update

I have duplicate icons for the calculator, universal access and network icons in the applications menu and system settings windows after performing a software update. How do I get rid of the ...
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Freya applications menu doesn't respond (“System program problem detected”)

I installed the latest version of elementary OS from the site. I loved it but am having lots of trouble! Lots of crashes, hanging, and sometimes Applications menu (in the top left) doesn't respond. ...
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After unkown update: lost all menus (dock, slingshot, upper bar, except for desktop files)

I screwed up after an update (probably from a ppa of another distribution from which I wanted the internet browser...) so when I log in to the account, I only have the background image and the desktop ...
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How do you change the category of an app in the Applications launcher?

In the Applications menu, I have some programs that are showing up under the "Other" category, that I'd like moved to other categories. I tried dragging and dropping, and the only context menu ...
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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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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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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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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 ...