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Is there any API to get the list of installed apps, all and available keyboard layouts?

I am working on an app for elementaryOS. I need some information and functionality from the OS, so I want to know if there any Vala/Glib/etc API to: Get a list of all the installed apps in the system ...
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Auto switch to dark theme and back in apps and browser

I have eOS 6 Odin installed. On Windows I have the auto switch for dark and light themes. Along with this, all the apps that have option for switching between themes also changing their themes ...
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gnome-software alongside app center in EOS 6

In Elementary OS 6 , the AppCenter only features curated apps in flatpak format and, as a backup solution, the developers offer the possibility to "sideload" apps from flathub. While I ...
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Can't complete installation of an application after getting error on first attempt

While installing Libreoffice from Flathub, i had to suspend my PC for sometime and this abruptly ended the installation. When i tried to install again, it showed me an error message. Later when I ...
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How can I draw basic 3d with Vala?

I'd like to make a visualizer in Vala for EOS. The first chunk I'd like to achieve is drawing a rotating red cube. I tried valadoc for "3d" and "gpu" but it only came up with non-...
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Anaconda Navigator installed successfully but not opening in Elementary OS Hera. How can we resolve this?

I installed anaconda navigator and it installed successfully too. But when I write anaconda-navigator in terminal and press enter, the following screen comes but the anaconda-navigator does not start: ...
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Installing JabRef 5 in ElementaryOS

I am trying to install version 5.1 of JabRef (ElementaryOS brings 3.8.2) in my system. Up to now I have tried two methods: Install the deb from jabref webpage. In this case, I can open jabref but it ...
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Can I upload an app which is not built using vala?

Is it necessary for a developer to upload an app written in vala only? Can't it be something c++ or python to be uploaded on Elementary's app store? I really want to contribute for them but don't want ...
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How to provide icons and notification control for snap apps?

I downloaded Spotify app via snaps and it doesn't show up in app list. Notifications also fall under "other" category. I searched that to add an application icon, I should add .desktop file ...
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Remove corrupted repository

How do I remove that manuelscheider repository??
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Putting Telegram in background

big noob here I recently installed Telegram via Flathub to have the updates because the version of the app center is old. However, when i close the app, it can't have the notifications when I recive ...
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Freezing & nonresponsive after starting Zoom video chat

I am using Zoom video chat and it works well except that every time I start a video call or join an existing one, Zoom and all other applications freeze and become unresponsive for a period of about 2 ...
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(SOLVED) Is it possible to use an AppImage as a default application in Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera?

In the default applications settings, is it possible to set the default email client to an AppImage? I'm using a Tutanota Desktop client for Linux that's an AppImage file but I don't see a way to use ...
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Gimp 2.10.x not in App Center

After Ubuntu, now I try Elementary OS. Looks smart! However when I install GIMP from the App Center, it seems to be an older version, not 2.10.x like with Ubuntu. So now I am a little concerned about ...
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Flatpak apps not showing up in app menu

I've installed two Flatpak apps with sideload, and they never got icons and I cannot start them. What should I do? It was Spotify and Discord. Is this general limitation of elementary os? Edit: The ...
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Is there any Whatsapp messenger for elementary os?

I have been using rambox for whatsapp. But is there any alternative clients which are still working?
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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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Launching XAMPP from menu

The last time I worked in Elementary OS, GKSU could be installed. However I see it no longer has an install candidate. Is there way I can get Xampp runner to launch, without having to invoke a ...
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Does anyone know how to install a program called Flacon on elementary OS?

I have just moved from Ubuntu 18 to elementary OS OK. Wow, I definitely won't look back! I was using Flacon (an audio .cue file splitter) on Ubuntu, but can't seem to be able to install it in ...
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Open .blend files from Files

I am clueless how to open blend files from the file manager. It doesnt show up in default applications. Can you tell me how to set blender as default program for .blend files? Thanks! Andreas
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Apps I can install on Elementary OS

I use Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm thinking of switching to Elementary. The only thing that keeps holding me back is the fact that (as I understood) not every ubuntu app is compatible with Elementary. Is it ...
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Can't install elementary-tweaks on Juno

I'm trying to install elementary-tweaks on Juno but adding the ppa is causing an error. Here is my console output... Err:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/philip.scott/elementary-tweaks/ubuntu bionic ...
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Accidentally created a bad source list- How to delete it?

I'm new to Linux and was attempting to install the Brave Browser using the instructions on the website, listed below: curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-...
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Screenshot Monitor doesn't start

I need this program for my work and I installed it with gdebi. I can see the icon but I can't get it to start. The icon goes up and down when I click on it but nothing opens. How can I get it to work? ...
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Brave Browser and repo update

I have tried to add the repo for Brave Browser. It adds fine, but then I get this problem with it being insecure. How can I add this repo to an exceptions list? I understand apt is going to phase out ...
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cant sudo apt-install

whenever i try to install i get this error: E: The package linux-headers-4.1.0-040100rc2-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. or E: The package linux-headers-4.1.0-...
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pycharm is not showing in app launcher and anywhere in elementary juno

I have installed pycharm community in elementary juno but it is not showing in app launcher and anywhere and when i run this ./pycharm.sh from the extracted file in terminal it run... I can't even ...
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Problems installing elementary tweaks in Juno

Following these steps: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks sudo apt update sudo apt install elementary-tweaks I get this output, indicating an error: guillermo@guillermo-...
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What is the proper way to install LAMP in elementary OS 5.0 Juno?

I’ve recently done this. I just used php7.1 instead of 7.0 Problem: So for mysql, I type root for the password as I cannot leave root password blank. Then I go to localhost/phpmyadmin, but I can’t ...
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Third party apps doesn't show on slingshot

I've installed some third party apps like google chrome, valentina server, xampp, etc. that is installed via gdebi package installer or eddy. Well, it is installed successfully however, it doesnt show ...
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how to install postman in elementary os using terminal

I can't install postman using the command line... wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz sudo tar -xzf postman.tar.gz -C /opt rm postman.tar.gz sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/...
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Program installation failed

I need help, I use Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki. I need to install a certain program, but there's an annoying error that gives me every time i try to install ANYTHING- from the terminal,the app store,from ...
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Beginner help installing Sophos antivirus package on elementary os Loki

I've downloaded the free Sophos antivirus package for Linux (is this a good antivirus for eOS Loki?). However, I'm still a beginner and I don't know how to install it. I extracted the package in the ...
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Dr. Racket GUI not working properly

DrRacket (both 6.8 and 6.9) when installed has issues with GUI. Racket developers suggest that the problem could be in the os side. I have attached the screen shot. The same kind of problem is for ...
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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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Elements tweaks does not show up/open and my computer crashes when I reboot [closed]

I tried installing elementary tweaks tool with the following commands and it didn't work. Then when I rebooted the system it crashed after login, this happens every time I try. The commands I used are ...
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Gnome software centre is not installing

I'm trying to install the gnome software centre but its is giving me this error in terminal sudo apt-get install gnome-software Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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(apt-get) Pipe error

The last thing I have installed was lazarus and now when I try to install anything with apt I get a error. Lazarus compiles just fine without any errors. Example. $ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg [sudo] ...
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How to install Flash player on Opera?

I can't watch any videos on southpark.cc.com or facebook, I tried to install flash player like in opera's tutorial but i don't have a folder called plugins in opera's main folder. I installed it from ...
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gnome-software corrupted and cannot reinstall

I installed few weeks ago gnome-software to use instead of appcenter, because this one didn't work for me - it didn't update any package. Gnome-software did work fine until a couple of days ago, after ...
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Cumulus not working on elementary os loki

Cumulus, a popular weather app for linux isn't working on loki. it doesn't launch from slingshot-launcher and when i invoke it from terminal this comes back : Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Empathy IM: interface unusable, not rendered adequately

I cannot do anything in Empathy IM as the GUI looks like this: The add account window is not usable on Loki 0.4. Are there any solutions I can try out? My question could be a duplicate of this one. ...
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Error in lollypop music player

Update : New error. Check below. I followed the default installation steps as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnumdk/lollypop sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lollypop But then got the ...
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Elementary .Desktop Example?

I'm trying to create a launcher for an application which is not part of the App Store or repositories. I created a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications but when I try to run the app nothing ...
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Compatibility with Ubuntu

ElementaryOS is based on Ubuntu. Does it mean ElementaryOS is fully compatible with Ubuntu applications? (I suppose my question could be "Are Ubuntu and ElementaryOS binary compatible?") By ...
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How do I install Vuze?

I cannot figure out how to install Vuze (or Miro) on eOS. I am unable to add the repository... Can anyone help?
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Messenger for Desktop is not working (Loki)

I installed messenger for desktop .deb package (downloaded it from its official site). When I open it, it tries to update javascript and whatever option (update, cancel, close) I choose it does not ...
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Loki installation - 3rd party drivers and UEFI secure boot

During the installation routine of Loki there's a prompt to choose whether to install 3rd-party-drivers. If you choose yes, the prompt tells you you have to disable UEFI secure boot because otherwise ...
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How can I install elementary tweaks on Loki?

How can I install elementary tweaks on elementary OS 0.4 Loki Beta?
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How to install Gloobus-preview?

I'm trying to install gloobus-preview on Freya 0.3.2 but the ppa:gloobus-dev/gloobus-preview doesn't seem to include trusty, are there alternative ppa recomendations? Is there anything else I could ...
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