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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.desktop file works when opened from /usr/share/applications but not from Slingshot or Plank

I made a .desktop file so I could run an .sh file from the Plank dock. It is as follows: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=true Name=Drive Icon=/home/finn/Programs/drive-logo.png Exec=/home/...
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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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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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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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Application Menu Crash when Searching App [closed]

I edited the Applications Menu with Alacarte (Main Menu), Now when I search for any app from slingshot, Wingpanel Crashes. here are the debug info: skb50bd@ROG:~$ killall wingpanel skb50bd@ROG:~$ ...
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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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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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Unable to launch gnome-terminal from app launcher [duplicate]

I have installed multiple terminals. I was able to launch all the terminals from app launcher except gnome-terminal. What I have tried so far: I followed the link: How can I change the default ...
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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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Show an app on Slingshot

I was instructed that by adding the line OnlyShowin=Pantheon in the .desktop file of an app, would make it show on Slingshot menus. I did that with gufw (the firewall app), but it didn't happen. ...
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How can I add Eclipse IDE to the applications menu and dock?

I have installed the Eclipse IDE and I can't find its icon in application menu. How can I bring it to application menu and dock?
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Removing Oracle Java Programs from Applications menu [duplicate]

I installed Oracle Java on my system. All I wanted was access to the java and javac commands for the command line. However, I noticed that in the application menu four new programs showed up: "Oracle ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Function to hide apps in Slingshot [closed]

I miss a function to hide some applications in Slingshot.
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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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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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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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Slingshot + hot corner opening each 2nd time only [duplicate]

I've configured left-top corner to be the Hot Corner to open Slingshot. Weird thing is, it opens only each second time, while every first time it opens and instantly closes. To let you know what I'm ...

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