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ElementaryOS interface programs via command line

We can acess certain programs via commando line, like if we use io.elementary.terminal we can open terminal via hot corners execute custom command option. How can acess a list of this commands (io....
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Buttons' Look in a Gtk.MessageDialog

Elementary's human interface guidelines specify how dialogs should look: In Valadoc, there is a minimal example on how Gtk.MessageDialog is to be used: Gtk.MessageDialog msg = new Gtk.MessageDialog (...
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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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Mouse cannot click inside any windows after sleep

Lenovo T430s. After sleep I cannot click on any window, only Ctrl+L and log in again helps. Also, this issue appeared during the installation process: I was not able to click on any interface element.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I place files on the desktop by default, and how can I get this feature?

By default, elementary OS doesn't have a desktop folder - and no files can be placed onto the wallpaper. Note that this isn't just that icons don't show, there really is no desktop folder: Where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix drag and drop issue on elementary OS Freya?

After using Freya I have discovered there is an issue when dragging and dropping icons. After that, the icon combines with the mouse pointer and moves with it. I have found that this issue can be ...
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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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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

It can be done in Fedora with the Gnome 3 theme: http://fedoramagazine.org/make-firefox-look-native-fedora/ It should be like this: but it looks like this:
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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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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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How to get application menus in elementary OS?

I just downloaded elementary OS and did a fresh install and noticed that apps have no menus (File, View, Edit, etc.). So I searched on Google and found something to add a "Global Menu" similar to OS ...
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Can I swap the close buttons from the left to the right?

In elementary OS, as with Ubuntu and Mac OS X, the close button is on the left. Can I change this to have the close button on the right?
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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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Second monitor via HDMI behavior is inconsistent?

If I plug a secondary monitor via HDMI when I'm already logged in, everything runs smoothly. But if I plug the HDMI while in the Welcome screen, and then I log in, the graphics in my main screen (...
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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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Change window control buttons under Loki [duplicate]

How can i set windows control buttons to be windows style (minimize, maximize, close) via command line? I've tried: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.appearance button-layout :minimize,...
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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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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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How to get page up/down arrows to show in document viewer?

When I open a pdf file in document viewer there are no page up/down arrows. I have to scroll through the document using the sidebar or up/down keys. I like using the page up/down buttons to quickly ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...