Questions tagged [applications]

Questions about software that runs on elementary OS. This includes the default applications like Files and Mail, and also apps from the software center and those downloaded manually.

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How to uninstall default apps in Hera?

Can anyone help me uninstalling the default apps in Hera? Music, Videos, Calculator, Mail... all simply have no use for me and I'd like to keep my os clean. However, I simply cannot find out what is ...
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after installing tor how to open it

sushant@sushant-HP-Notebook:~$ sudo apt-get install tor Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done tor is already the newest version (0.3.2.10-1). The ...
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Samba config on launcher

I would want to insert an entry to the application launcher for system-config-samba. I used the app AppEditor to create a new entry. In the command line field I put the string 'pkexec system-config-...
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anyone know a good scheduler application?

I've been looking for a scheduler application which I can use to notify me for my online classes. I've tried apps from the eOS App Center (Notifier, Hourglass, KAlarm) but they simply do not work (...
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How to change keyboard shortcut settings from the terminal

I am looking to create a script that automatically sets up Elementary exactly how I want it. I have not yet figured out how to set the keyboard shortcuts via the command line, specifically the short ...
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How to set the default browser from within a shell script

I am trying to write a shell script that automates the setup of my Elementary distro so I can quickly reinstall everything on a new machine. As such I am looking to see how I can set the default ...
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Elementary OS is beautiful, elegant, but sparse

I was a little put off by having to install a printer app. It seems to be something that a truly handy Linux OS would include it. And an Office App.
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Why won't AliExpress page show pictures?

Just started using Elementary and I'm pretty happy with it. My only issues are that Epiphany doesn't show the AliExpress page properly whereas the other sites I frequent are displayed properly. I don'...
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Why doesn't the Application dohicky install the latest software version?

So doing a bit of playing around with Elementary. I got it installed on a big USB SSD drive I have and it's working well. Except, installing non-curated software from the Applications tools results ...
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Error code 401 while syncing google calendar with elementary os default calendar app

Whenever I try to sync my google calendar with the default calendar app, it asks me for the password. I tried out my google account password, it didn't work. Then I researched a bit and created an app ...
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Is there any way to organize or edit entries in the Applications menu?

I have several applications, for example "Joe", that litters entries in the Applications menu. I cannot see how to customize this menu. How does one remove entries without actually ...
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I downloaded VueScan app and then uninstalled it, why is it appearing in my operating system update?

I was testing different apps/programs that could work with my printer/scanner. One of them was VueScan. It was the only app that worked but it isn't free so I uninstalled it. Why does it still appear ...
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Failed to Fetch Updates - No Public Key

I downloaded google chrome from the main website Version 84.0.4147.105 (Official Build) (64-bit) but everytime I go to the app center I get a Failed to Fetch Update error. How do I fix this in the ...
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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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installed nautilus and cinnamon files on the appcenter, now i can't delete them

I just downloaded nautilus files and cinnamon files to try them out. I wanted to test the desktop on nautilus, and i didn't really have a reason to download cinnamon but i did. But now, I can't delete ...
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Installing Jellyfin via Ubuntu's bionic repository

The Jellyfin media app has instructions to install it via repository for Ubuntu releases (supported releases are xenial, bionic, cosmic, disco, eoan, and focal). The issue is with step 4. (shown below)...
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What happened to the Applications Menu?

When I was running Juno, I could go into Elementary Tweaks and set the number of columns & rows used in the Applications menu. I couldn't change spacing or icon size, but that was OK. Extra ...
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“Failed To Fetch Updates” & error in installing new apps

First of all I'm a newbie in Linux. I installed Elementary OS successfully the other day and installed a few apps as well, but yesterday I started to get this "Failed To Fetch Updates" ...
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Need help to delete icons from Applications Menu

I had installed AWS Workspaces, a .msi file through wine. It was installed successfully but didn't run the way I had expected so I uninstalled it through wine uninstaller but the icon still appears on ...
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What is the best word processor to use with Elementary OS?

I am still deciding which Linux distro to download on my new laptop. One of the things I do on the laptop is writing. Is there a good but free word processor to use with this OS? Thanks!
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Audacity Warning Window during Save Project

When I try to Save a Project in Audacity a Warning Window pops up without content and as a result I cannot save my project. Running the app from terminal exposes this Gtk-Critical error: ...
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Vim keybindings not working in Code

I'm using the elementary editor Code, trying to use the vim bindings plugin. If I press esc, I can't type, which I expect, but vim commands don't work either. IE, 5dd doesn't do anything, ctrl-v doesn'...
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How to install an app named Albert?

I heard about this app today known as Albert which is an alternative to Spotlight for Linux. I watched a video on YouTube to see how to install the app but when I tried installing the app it said "can'...
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Epiphany internal PDF viewer just flickers

When viewing PDFs in Epiphany's internal viewer the PDF is basically unreadable due to heavy flickering. Is there a workaround to open PDFs externally until fixed?
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Two VLC Apps in AppCenter

There are 2 VLC apps appeared when I searched "vlc" in appcenter. The first one i think i installed months ago. The second one is more updated and is not installed. And why is the uninstalled one ...
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Zoom (seminar software) keeps hanging (Elementary Hera)

Since the last kernel update (5.3.0-51) zoom takes almost 5 minutes to open. Until that time the whole operating system hangs and I can't do anything else. All I can do is wait for it to kick off.... ...
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Failure in installing elementary Files from appcenter

I am using eos hera 5.1 When I try to install Files from appcenter it fails with a response I tried installing some other apps and they work fine The package id's '' are not valid
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R and R Commander in App Center installs but doesnt load or open

I have downloaded and installed R and R Commander from App Center (can't find Rstudio in App Center so wasn't able to install this). The apps installed without error messages and is listed in the ...
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The Future of Sideload

Good afternoon All, First of all I wanna say sideload is a great addition to Elementary. It has made working in the OS significantly simpler, specially when first setting up programs. My question is ...
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How do I pass the Ctrl-key through to an application? Elementary seems to be swallowing it

My company uses Amazon Workspaces to support remote access to our network. I ran the client without a hitch on Ubuntu 19.10/20.04 but I just switched to Elementary and now I can't get the application ...
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run executable linux file without extension in elementary os

so as the title says i have an executable files wich if i run into the terminal typing ./FILENAME it starts but when double-clicking on it in files it prompts me with a windows asking to search an ...
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Music Import does not work

I imported an album into the Music app and when I disconnected the drive (a few hours later) all the songs came up with an error and the songs were never imported. Under preferences, I selected 'Keep ...
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Can't add application to the dock

I know how to add a running application to the dock; but how can I start an Application, which I know must be present, but I don't know the location? For instance, in a Mac, I would search the /...
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App Center hangs when trying to install non-curated Firefox app

I wanted to install Firefox using the App Center. When clicking on it in order to install, a dialogue "Install non-curated app?" comes up, which is fine. But when I click "Install Anyway?", nothing ...
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Failed to Fetch Updates - Steam

I started my AppCenter and got this message: E: http://repo.steampowered.com/steam precise InRelease is not (yet) available (Connection failed [IP: 104.17.141.86 80]) The thing is that I don't even ...
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Veracrypt Window Not opening Properly . How to solve the Display issue?

Veracrypt Window Not opening Properly . A transparent window is always appears around the main window . This app is not from elementary app store . But from their own site of Veracrypt. I have tried ...
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How to create a web app in elementary os

simply create a .desktop file and put in /usr/local/share/applications or home/USERNAME/usr/local/share/applications For example, using midori: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=NAME ...
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SheepShaver emulator on Elementary OS 5.1 Hera?

Has anyone got SheepShaver Mac emulator to run on Elementary OS 5.1 Hera? I tried the latest release by vasi on github. Once I extracted and made executable, it won't run at all. Then I tried an older ...
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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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Matplotlib (Python3) crashing with GTK3Agg backend

When I plot a figure with GTK3Agg backend, it crashes. The image does not even show. If I change the backend to TkAgg, the crash does not happen and the figure shows up. This problem happens ...
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How can I create a game like Alias?

I’m an ESL teacher in Russia. To engage my students more I really want to create a HTML5 game similar to Alias (see https://apps.apple.com/ru/app/alias-party-game/id1163843973?l=en). I’m not a coder, ...
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Applications list and vmware workstation

I followed some guidance here Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS to change the vmware workstation.desktop file to fix an issue i had now the app disappeared from the application ...
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GSuite file associations

is is possible to set my files associations to Gsuite? Optimally I would like to be able to email, open docs, and drive. Thanks in advance
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How to run caja without terminal?

I installed caja because "Files" is not working so well and I might file a bug. But I also like its image reducer plugin. I installed it, but it does not show up in the app finder. I can launch it ...
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I cannot add the command line on my app editor app on elementary hera

i already add the link by paste it but i cant save it
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Opening files in Libreoffice

I downloaded Libreoffice from the app store. I can't figure out how to open an existing Libreoffice calc file I have on my computer. All of the selections on the main Libreoffice page are greyed out ...
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Send open document via email

I want to send an open odt document via, File-Send-Email Document. In other OS it has opened up Evolution and added the file as attachment to the email. This doesn't work in elementary OS. Neither ...
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Zoom meeting app does not work (it installs)

I installed zoom 64 Deb and it worked but when I tried to make a video meeting, it did nothing.. 5.1 eOS Many students use this app and Linux is well supported by zoom.
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Cannot run KDEconnect on 5.1 Hera stuck in dbus problem

I’ve tried to run kdeconnect on elementary but first installing both apps from appcenter didn’t work neither from flathub, obviously I tried one by one not installing all at the same time, without ...
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How to reset to default the Photo editor that is pre-installed in elemtary os?

i am not a technical user. this evening, i had to crop a photo to a custom/ specific size, so in the drop down menu (right click while on the photo) i found the custom size option, input my specs and ...

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