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How to restart Applications launcher (Slingshot) if it crashes

Sometimes (rarely) it happens that Slingshot launcher is neither accessible by shortkey or by clicking Applications on panel. How to force it to restart without logging off?
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How can I change the names of paired/connected remote bluetooth devices?

How can I change the name of my paired, remote Bluetooth devices (e.g., "Jabra a1.55.30" to "My headset")? I'm comfortable using the CLI, if that is more efficient.
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How can I disable the guest account?

I do not want to see the Guest account on my login screen. How do I disable it?
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How to install Fish shell

For those who don't know what's Fish shell here's the home page I would like to install it and make it default. But under their homepage when I click on download I'm redirected to the ppa page. How ...
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How do I install Oracle Java JDK 8 on Freya?

How can I install JDK 8? Is it possible to install it from PPA?
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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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Is there a way to theme LibreOffice to match the elementary design guidelines?

I think I read somewhere that some adjustment was possible, making LibreOffice fit in reasonably well with the rest of the system, but I can't find it anymore.
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What are the rules about developing closed source software for elementary OS?

I can't find any proprietary applications that follow elementary's design guidelines. If I were to create one, what should I keep in mind? Which technologies could I use to create one without ...
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How can I test the new indicators?

I saw the screenshots of new indicators in Daniel's Google+, how can I install them? Screenshots:
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Where can I find elementary's source code... for science?

I'm a student at University of Wyoming (UWyo), USA, studying the source (and difference in source) for Linux packages. I'm interested in what elementary OS's source list looks like. Specifically, I ...
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Keep topbar transparent on maximized windows

The auto transparent/solid topbar (wingpanel) in elementary OS Freya is awesome! But I'd like to keep it always transparent if the wallpaper allows it. Currently if the wallpaper allows topbar ...
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How can I add multiple timezones to Freya?

I'm trying to have multiple timezones displayed when clicking on the clock, a behavior available in Luna but missing in Freya. After several months I still didn't see this option added back. Is there ...
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What resources can I use to follow the active development of elementary OS?

elementary is a very large project, spanning many domains. This can make it difficult to follow on a "high" level. As a (potential) community member, what resources are available for me to follow the ...
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How can I remove the password prompt from the lock screen?

I have enabled Auto Login in the settings. But if the laptop goes inactive, the screen get locked and wants to know the password. Is there a solution to deactivate the password query on the lock ...
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How can I install Gnome Builder IDE?

Builder is a IDE for gtk development, how can I install it on elementary?
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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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How to install Google Chrome?

I'm new to Linux and am trying out Elementary. I need to install Google Chrome and do not see it in the app store, but I downloaded it directly from the Google site. However, I don't understand what I ...
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.3 Freya to 0.4 Loki?

How can I upgrade from elementary OS Freya to Loki without losing my data, you may ask?
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How to reset graphic drivers from command line

I am using elementary OS Freya and tried to install some graphic drivers and update existing drivers, after the re-start I get black screen, but still I can access command line from recovery mode, how ...
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Can I switch between windows of the same app using plank?

I have to work on multiple code branches that requires me to launch multiple instances of IntelliJ IDE. But when navigating between these instances I find it very difficult to switch to specific ...
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module"

I'm on Freya 0.3.1 64bit and get the message Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" when running an electron shell app. I tried to start it with GTK_MODULES=pantheon-...
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What are the minimum hardware requirements to run elementary OS?

I have a 2007 core-duo laptop and wanted to know the system requirements for this OS. What are the minimum requirements.
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Is there any way to auto hide or customize the top panel? (Freya) [closed]

I want to auto hide or change the position of the top panel,How can I do it? Install some things or change some settings?
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How can I add a color scheme to Scratch?

Scratch comes with several color schemes by default. I can choose between them in Preferences > Interface. How can I add my own custom color schemes?
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Nothing but wallpaper shows up after login

I rebooted and now when I log in, nothing but the wallpaper shows up. I don't recall doing anything but installing Vivaldi lately, but I don't think that's it, so I don't know where to start.
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How can I make Scratch execute scripts

I want to use the scratch text editor to execute python3 scripts. Is there a way to do this ?
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How do I turn off subtitles in Audience/Videos?

Subtitles are in an external file. I can change the file, but can't find a 'no subtitles' option.
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Is there a site dedicated to elementary compatible apps and themes?

I'm not referring to Gnome Look, but an equivalent. Is there a similar site that only lists apps and themes for elementary OS?
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What is the recommended way to update from elementary OS Loki 0.4 to Loki 0.4.1?

Now that elementary OS Loki Update 1 (0.4.1) has been released, how can I upgrade to it without reinstalling?
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Is there a notification history?

Sometimes I get a notification, but I'm not looking at the screen, so I miss the contents of that notification. Is there a (beautiful and graphical) place where I can review all the content of the ...
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Time wrong since dual-boot installation

I created an eOS live USB and set up a dual-boot partition so I can boot into Windows 10 or eOS. The problem is that the clock on Windows is one hour behind the real time whenever I boot into Windows. ...
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Can not see Insync Icon/App in Panel or Task Bar

I am using Insync for Gdrive syncronization. I can execute the service but I can not see the Icon anywhere. Is there any option to see that in the panel or task bar the same as you can see in other ...
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How to play H.265/HEVC videos?

I cannot play H.265/HEVC videos. While trying to play video I get an error "Audience needs video/x-unknown decoder to play this file". Here's a screenshot of an error. If I click on install video ...
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How can I enable multi-touch gestures on a laptop trackpad?

My laptop has the ability to read up to 4-finger gestures, but the functionality to map and use those gestures isn't included in Elementary OS. Is there any way I can do this?
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How do you change the alert sound?

I would like to change the alert noise from the default dripping noise that you hear when, for instance, you try to alt-tab with only one application open. I didn't find it in the sound settings so ...
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GTK-error while running a pyplot-application

When I try to run a python application which uses a pyplot-window, I get a warning in the command line: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" How can I fix it, and what ...
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Can I put Wingpanel at the bottom of the screen?

Plank can be moved around with elementary Tweaks, so I was wondering, can Wingpanel also be moved?
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Where are dircolors defined for pantheon terminal?

Although pantheon-terminal does actually appear to be applying colours to filenames, it is not those defined in $LS_COLORS. For example ls should display executable files as bright green (ex=01;32), ...
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How can I purge Scratch's configuration and / or re-install it?

Scratch hasn't worked for the last two months, I can't edit files:
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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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How can I hide the keyboard indicator from the panel?

I installed indicator-synapse before adding the unstable repository and it didn't install the search app, it installed something about the keyboard instead. Then I added the unstable repo and ...
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Can I set an app window's width, height, and position from Terminal?

How can I set geometry for applications by console command? How can I remove borders (title, close minimie maximize buttons) from application by console command? For example, I want to start a ...
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How can I integrate Spotify client with Wingpanel?

I installed Spotify using the official repository but the icon does not appear in Wingpanel. Someone with the same issue?
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Looking for a tag-based file manager

As most of users, I organize my files in folders using a standard file manager (Pantheon Files in elementary OS). However, I would like to also have another, quicker way to retrieve the files I need ...
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How can I share individual windows or a specific display with Google Hangouts?

I'm having problems with screen share on Google Hangouts. When I click screen share I can only share my entire screen. I would like to share individual windows or one specific monitor.
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How to add the weather of one or multiple locations to the top panel?

How can I display the weather of one or possibly multiple locations in the wingpanel? Searching the net brings up some indicators for Unity, but I don't think that's what I'm looking for.
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Installing Nvidia drivers

I have been having some issues installing Nvidia graphics drivers, I have tried many different things including things I've seen in other stack questions. I tried: Installing manually using the .run ...
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Automatic suspend notification pops up too late

I have my laptop set up to go to sleep after 30 minutes: When I come back to my computer, and unlock it by entering the password for my user account, a notification pops up in the upper right corner ...
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How should I diagnose a system freeze?

My system is freezing from time to time, what steps should I take so I can find the problem? My system is a mac mini late 2012 i5 with 16gb of ram
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Why doesn't elementary OS include an Office suite?

Why doesn't elementary OS include an office suite by default? You can find a reference to the issue here. Its already over 700 MB so why don't they add a another 100 MBs and provide an office suite ...

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