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Where can I find applications created specifically for elementary OS?

Is there a place where you can see third party applications created specifically for elementary OS?
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Does elementary OS feature outdated packages?

A few days back I was reading a post regarding elementary OS and in the comment section there was a few people mentioning that there are a lot of outdated packages and that if anyone wanted to use the ...
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1answer
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Can I use aptitude instead of apt-get without problems?

I would like to use aptitude since its parameters are more consistent. You can install it with: sudo apt-get install aptitude Are there any reasons not to use it with elementary OS?
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How does elementary determine the strength of a password?

I'm curious as to how the strength of a password is calculated, because the password I just entered wasn't classed at full strength: When it is full for Google, Medium for Microsoft and Full for ...
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4answers
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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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1answer
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How can I change the font size used by the desktop?

And I don't mean the font size used by text within applications (Terminal or any browser), which can be zoomed in and out, but the font size which is used by Slingshot, Files or any other system ...
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3answers
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How do I install a LAMP stack?

A LAMP stack consist of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. What is the best way to install this stack for local development?
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2answers
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How can I set up an alias for a command?

I want to set up a shorter name as an alias of this command: sudo -i pantheon-files $(pwd) For example I want to type sfoh (for sudo file open here) and it should run this command. How do I do this?...
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.2 Luna to 0.3 Freya?

How can I upgrade from elementary OS Luna to Freya without losing my data?
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3answers
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How to add 'Open folder as root' to Files right-click context menu?

I want to be able to quickly open a new window of Pantheon Files with root to do administrative tasks (e.g. edit .desktop files). So when I right-click on a folder icon it would be nice to have an ...
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1answer
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What Skype do I need to download?

Skype offers the following downloads: Which should I chose? The Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't seem to work - it seems to install then just isn't installed again with no popup error message.
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1answer
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How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks?

I have downloaded elementary-tweaks for Freya. I have also installed a few themes using PPA. What if I have a theme in a file and I want to include it in the gallery of the themes? How can I add it ...
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1answer
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How can I show performance graphs in Wingpanel?

I'd like to be able to see graphs for CPU, RAM, network activity, etc. at a glance, without having to open a dedicated task monitor application.
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2answers
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Configure Files to use double click

By default Pantheon Files, the file manager in elementary OS, uses a single click to open files and folders. How can I change this to double click, similar to Windows?
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1answer
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How do I install the latest version of GIMP in Luna?

What is the recommended way to install GIMP 2.8? The version present in the default elementary Luna repositories is 2.6.
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2answers
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

It'd be nicer if the Skype icon was smaller and white. Here's how it looks right now:
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2answers
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

I would like to have an icon for Dropbox in Wingpanel (preferably one that matches the style of the default icons there) and have it display the current status (updated, synchronizing, offline). What'...
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2answers
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Installing bumblebee on Freya

I'm using Elementary OS Freya with UEFI mode. My laptop has two graphic cards (Intel 4400 and nVidia 860 GTX) and it is getting very hot after using about 30-60 minutes. I tried to install bumblebee ...
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Can I change the Applications Dropdown shortcut to Super not Alt+F2?

I am used to using Super on Ubuntu to open the search. Can I set Super to be the shortcut instead of Alt+F2? Or does elementary OS not support Modifier key only bindings? I know that OS X doesn't ...
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1answer
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How can I select a file without it opening?

I've been trying for 5 minutes to select about 10 files and delete them. But I can't select multiple items. How am I meant to do this? The ticks don't seem to affect it (but that might be bad mouse ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I change my user profile picture?

Currently my user profile picture is a small circular person: How do I change this?
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7answers
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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

I have a Google Chrome icon in Plank. After an update to Google Chrome, a second fuzzy icon appears every time the browser is opened: How can I fix this?
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3answers
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Can I safely install any PPA for Ubuntu on elementary?

Can I expect that a PPA will work the same way it would on a Ubuntu installation? How can I know that a PPA that works on Ubuntu might not work on elementary?
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1answer
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Prepare for dual-booting with Windows

I have a Lenovo Helix with Windows installed. I want to install elementary OS along side it. I have searched this subject and get different responses and to be honest I don't really understand what I'...
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3answers
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How can I install Intel HD Graphics proprietary drivers on elementary OS? [duplicate]

The intel graphics installer seems to be compatible with Ubuntu 14.10, and it wont detect elementary OS freya. What is the best way to install these drivers? I'm on a mac mini late 2012 with a Intel ...
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7answers
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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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1answer
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Why can I not install dconf-tools?

Whenever I try to install dconf-tool I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package dconf-tools is not available, but is ...
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How can I install VBox Guest Additions? [duplicate]

I have inserted the CD and navigated to it in the terminal. But when I run ./autorun.sh it doesn't give any useful output, and it doesn't appear to have installed.
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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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