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Unable to access Java application menu

After installing an application in java on the first run it worked normally, on the second run the application opens, but it is not possible to click on any option in the application menu. This is the ...
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Settings of welcome wizard and possibility to deactivate the wizard for new users?

running elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera with configured "manual login" via LDAP I would like to deactivate the welcome wizard which asks for location service night mode auto-delition of (temp) ...
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When installing apps, they don't appear

I am new to Linux and I have doubts when installing programs in the Elementary operating system. When I install a program (for example, using "snap") it doesn't appear until after I restart ...
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Garbled Text in dialog box when trying to open file in LightTable

I recently installed the LightTable IDE on my Laptop which has elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera as the OS. I installed it in the /opt folder and created a .desktop file for it in the ~/.local/shared/...
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missing all icon

hello im new linux user how to restore the missing icon like this? like the Hicolor icon file folder disappears suddenly from the .icons folder please really help me... im from indonesia, i had ...
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What does this prompt want ? help a newbie

This is stymying. It's a fairly common dialog that I've just not seen the answer. The answer has to be there as I'm the only one asking ... I start with APPER and choose to export an install script, ...
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Add bluetooth capability after initial install

1) how do i add bluetooth capability after installation ? 2) how can i reinstall without duplicating each step ? I want something that can read the install and create a script that will add each ...
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Newbie UX question

It's a fundamental question as it happens in multiple apps, but here's the simplest example: In files, select an archive. Right click for context menu. Choose open with Archo\ive Manager. A window ...
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How can I fix the blurry user card on the greeter?

This is something that happens only when I lock or wake the system (not on reboot). The user card in the center of the greeter (with a background image and user avatar) becomes blurry and takes up a ...
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What do I do here?

This looks like I'm being prompted for a file NAME. Instead I get a window showing file system STRUCTURE. I know it's simple. Should have a simple answer. For instance I need to export a file. I get ...
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Vim compiled with clipboard cannot copy into clipboard

I tried this both in Termiantor and Pantheon terminal. I have vim compiled with X11 and clipboard feature (I have tried this with vim.gtk binary as well): VIM - Vi IMproved 8.2 (2019 Dec 12, compiled ...
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drag & drop without pressing on the trackpad

I've had drag-and-drop experiences similar to that described here: "Stuck" in drag mode Unlike that user, however, I like it, since it's a bit painful to do long drag-and-drops while ...
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Opened applicaitons icons on system tray

Is there a possibility to enable opened applications icons to display on wingpanel tray? Now not even one application is being showed. I have elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera. And my system tray with opened ...
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What are some hibernation solutions for elementary os?

I'm new to Linux in general and I really enjoy elementary os. My setup is dual booted with windows, as I wanted to make it so Linux is used for productivity and windows for gaming. I would like to be ...
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elementary OS 5.1 Hera tooltips messed up

I'm having an issue with elementary OS. Note that I'm totally new to any kind of Linux OS :) The tooltips on my dock look scrambled: What can I do to correct this? Googling didn't help me, probably ...
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Issues with UI rendering (Weird border/title bar shadows)

Recently the UI on my system started to render a bit weirdly. As can be seen in screenshots below, the title bar has a weird drop shadow on it (although subtle) and window border shadows became very ...
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how do I get document viewer to reopen windows

One nice thing about Mac OSX is that when you log out and log back in, it will reopen all your windows for you so you can start over where you left off. Chrome will do this for you independently, but ...
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Want a zoomed-in display to pan the way a Mac does

One thing I would like to make more like MacOS is the way the display pans when you've zoomed in on it, using the "zoom in" shortcut Cmd-plus. On a Mac, the display pans (moves across the screen) only ...
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Where are the hard differences between elementary and GNOME HIG?

Is there a list of the hard, breaking differences between both HIG? Is there a way to be conform to both? Is some rule bending possible?
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Elementary OS keeps on booting into a disabled administrator account

In order to better be able to administer my workstation which is used by the entire household I have set up one administrator account and took away administrator privileges for all the others. However ...
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Some programas shows ghost windows [duplicate]

It seems to happen on software written on java. For example DBeaver or MySQL Workbench when you run some feature, the emergent window shows with a ghost window background like next image: I think is ...
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Calendar App Sorts by Reverse Alphabetical

Why are the events for a given day in the calendar app sorted by reverse alphabetical? Shouldn't it be sorted by start time? That seems pretty standard with calendar apps. From looking at the code, ...
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How do I move the X (close) button on Firefox to the left?

As you can see above, the close button is on the right Windows-style. But I want to make it fit with the elementary look. I think this requires messing around with Firefox's userChrome.css but I have ...
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Low resolution and DPI causing save dialog input text to disappear [duplicate]

I am experiencing lots of problems with the current DPI implementation of Elementary OS Juno. Now the save dialog is simply broken. I believe it's part of Files. Could anyone suggest an usable ...
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Icon of installed apps with snap don't appear in apps list

When I install an app with snap install command , it's icon does not appear in the apps lost and I have to run it with snap run command . How can I add it's icon to the apps list???
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Is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner?

is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner? There are many users in the system and the menu stretches all over the screen.
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How to minimize a window?

I'm new with elementary, and actually I don't find the way to minimize a windows, I only see a button to close a window and one to change the size. How can I minimize a window?
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Ethernet isn't show correctly on GUI

I've updated my kernel recently and that got Ethernet support all messed up (meaning: the hardware was saw by the system, but I couldn't connect to any network). I fixed that by including the ...
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Can I scale everything at 125%? [duplicate]

I installed elementary OS on my laptop(14-inch,1080p). and the icon and text are just too small, smaller than Win10. Textsize in the settings only effects on the preinstalled applications. I've ...
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Add Startup App menu broken

My Add Startup App menu is broken. I can still type and use the keyboard to select, but I can't see any of the results. Is there a way to fix this? EDIT: Looks like the app Franz may be the culprit:...
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Installation of xscreensaver messing up interface

I installed xscreensaver after having an issue that my laptop suddenly didn't enter sleep mode automatically anymore, and after an initial period where all remained fine, I noticed my login window ...
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Appcenter Upgrade silently fails, GUI elements like dock icons disappear, applications menu doesn't open but causes wingpanel restart

since I couldn't spot any other reports I hope this only happened to me, but I had a pretty critical accident (at least for a GUI-only user it would have been) today. Though I mostly install and ...
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Is there a built-in graphical way to set the DNS on elementaryOS Loki?

Is there a way to set the used DNS in elementaryOS Loki in a graphical manner? The following is the only working way that I have found to change the DNS when using DNSCrypt... Editing /etc/resolv....
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Firefox title bar and tabs merge

Since firefox update to 57 none of hide titlebar addons work. Is there a way to merge title bar with tabs, so that lines in picture provided belove becomes one? I tried merging with firefox settings,...
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Elementary OS does not work with NVIDIA (SOLVED)

I just completed the installation of Elementary OS on my desktop dell XPS 8920. During the installation I noticed that the graph was a little bad, but I thought that after the installation it could ...
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What kind of printing system used by elementary OS?

What kind of printing system used by elementary OS?I used Manjaro Linux on some of my computers on the local network, and Manjaro used CUPS as printing system, without GUI, configure through web-page ...
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Can I swap the close bottons from left to right: Gnome

Just like this post I have been traditionally a windows user and would like to have my buttons on the right hand side. I couldn't find org.pantheon.desktop.gala.appearance button-layout but did have ...
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Enabling back-cycling when using alt-tab?

As stated in the question: is it possible to enable back-cycling through open applications when using alt-tab? Eg., pressing alt-tab goes one app forward, and pressing alt-shift-tab goes one app ...
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What is the rationale around changing standard UI conventions - specifically max/min/close titlebar controls?

I am all for usability. As a web developer and designer, I strive for this in all projects. And I applaud Elementary OS for doing so much to improve the typically inconsistent Linux user experience. ...
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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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Size of Controls

I use elementary on a 13inch laptop with FullHD resolution. But much of the system is just too small for me. The size of the system's Font I have already made greater with "accessibility" in the ...
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UI is messed up, how to restore the original?

I have no idea what happened. All of a sudden applications on elementary started having white gaps and misplaced content. This happened after I tried to install GNOME Builder. Can some one help me out ...
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Why do some apps have no close button?

In Elementary, some apps have a close button while others... don't. Why is that? Is that a bug or a deliberate design decision? I can still close the app by right-clicking the title bar and clicking ...
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What's the best way to setup Elementary for a “10ft interface”?

First, let me extend a kudos to the developers. Your distro has kept my interest MUCH longer than any other in over 15 years of use. Second, I'm entertaining using this on my HTPC which runs Kodi, ...
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Virtualbox host-only device changes network indicator state

Problem description: When I start my computer, network (wired) connects normally, and displays as "connected" icon in the indicator bar. Everything seems to be working fine. Next, I'll open my ...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Loki (0.4)? [duplicate]

I tried the method for Freya but it did not work. First of all nautilus was not installed (only the default files, which is aparently named pantheon-files). Installing nautilus did not help and ...
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How can I install Cinnamon on Loki?

I'm looking to install the Cinnamon DE (which is default under Linux Mint) on my machine running Loki. How can I do this?
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How do I stop scrolling from happening when I take my finger off the touchpad?

I have recently installed 0.4, Loki, on my laptop that has a touchpad. Previously I was using version 0., Freya, and I was happy enough with it and I thought I would have basically the same user ...
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How can I get menus with icons in Loki?

I try to set icons for programs and context menus by dconf under org>gnome>desktop>interface>menus-have-icons but didn't work, help! Expected results: (in Freya I think I got this using Ubuntu-Tweak)...
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Disable AppCenter automatic searching to prevent freezes

I've recently installed eOS Loki and I'm annoyed with its AppCenter. After entering 2 letters in the searchbox, it freezes for over 5 seconds because it searches those 2 letters in all apps database. ...