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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

Edit Oct 14th, 2015 Apparently this issue is fixed in Google Chrome v46. If you are still experiencing it, try upgrading Chrome. To fix this issue, you can follow the steps outlined in this post: ...
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How to get GNU Emacs work on elementary OS?

This is a known bug: Emacs-24 crashes at startup. Although this bug isn't strictly speaking specific to elementary OS, it is an incompatibility between the graphical toolkit used in the Emacs package ...
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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

I installed gnome-search-tool: sudo apt-get install gnome-search-tool Create find.contract in /usr/share/contractor and add to the entry: [Contractor Entry] Name=Search Here Description=Find files ...
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

This solution will work on elementary OS 0.3 (Freya) and 0.4 (Loki), Luna users should follow PNG's answer To change the skype icon (and many other) you have to install the elementary+ icon theme. ...
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Why doesn't elementary OS include an Office suite?

Current Stance The official stance currently that they don't really need a full suite themselves, nor do they want to ship an office suite that isn't theirs. Until then, there are several third party ...
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How can I change the default Terminal app?

You can set the default terminal by changing the alternative for x-terminal-emulator. Installing gnome-terminal creates an alternative symlink so all you have to do is set it. sudo update-...
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How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks?

There are two ways: Copy the theme to the system wide theme folder sudo cp -R [theme-folder] /usr/share/themes Copy the theme to your users local theme folder cp -R [theme-folder] ~/.themes If ...
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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

This is an issue with Google Chrome that affects multiple OSes and has been confirmed in Google's issue tracker. That said, you can work around it in elementary OS. Workaround: 1. Copy the app ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

To add the Dropbox icon to the Panel I used the script "Dropbox for elementary OS", available here. Instructions This script, designed for elementary OS, installs the latest version of Dropbox and ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya?

elementary OS doesn't ship with a system monitor by default. I would recommend installing GNOME System Monitor from Software Center:
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Can I change the Applications Dropdown shortcut to Super not Alt+F2?

Open the Terminal by holding Super and pressing T Run this command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu "['Super_L', 'Super_R']" Either revel in the glory of your newfound ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with the file manager (Files)?

The elementary OS daily PPA contains a Dropbox plugin for Pantheon, which seems a little bit outdated but still works fine. Please don't add elementary-daily-PPA to your sources, it is for testing ...
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LibreOffice 5 on Freya: Title bar and/or menu bar is missing

Uninstall the package libreoffice-gtk3 and install libreoffice-gtk instead. sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-gtk3 sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gtk LibreOffice should be usable again.
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Is there an elementary IDE for developing elementary applications?

Scratch + Terminal + Developer Libraries Yep that's the set of software which are the official elementary SDK, as you can find out here. Scratch is better than notepad (that's included with Windows),...
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Is there a site dedicated to elementary compatible apps and themes?

There are a few websites Apps for elementary Made for elementary lme Linux Elementary OS Freya – Apps & tweaks
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How do I install the latest version of GIMP in Luna?

Option 1: Upgrade to Freya The recommended way would be to upgrade to Freya, sooner rather than later. That will get you a whole host of updates on various things, including updating GIMP to 2.8.10. ...
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How can I choose different default apps?

GLiv is an outdated piece of software (last update was back in 2011), which doesn't follow standards of modern Linux desktops. Therefore it lacks proper desktop integration in elementary OS. Even ...
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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

You need to install samba server and make some edits in its config file: sudo apt-get install samba samba-common After that you have to edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf Just add the following (of ...
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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

I highly suggest you to try Synapse launcher. It's basically an alternative application launcher that can search for files as well as applications. It just sits there in wingpanel and gets activated ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

There's no point of running that script (that downloads Dropbox again, plus another time for the executable). Just unset the dropbox application from the startup applications (Parameters=> ...
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Add 'GRADLE_HOME/bin' to PATH

A path set in .bashrc will only be set in a bash interactive non-login shell, it won't be set in applications launched directly from the GUI nor (if you log in remotely) when you log in over SSH. If ...
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how to remove broken application from application menu?

I do not know the app. If you cannot remove the app in software center or via sudo apt-get remove <feedreader> you have to remove the files manually. Next is just for the icon / entry in ...
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

Guide for Luna: After installing Skype, add this PPA which provides a patched sni-qt, and install it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rpeshkov/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sni-qt Then ...
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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

Here's a one-liner to fix the issue as described in Gabriel's answer: cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/applications && sed --in-place --regexp-extended 's/^(\[[...
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Why doesn't elementary OS include an Office suite?

elementary's policy is to ship default apps that comply with their design guidelines, which integrate with the desktop environment in the smoothest possible way. None of the office suites out there - ...
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Are there any IRC clients that comply with the human interface guidelines?

A good suggestion is probably the IRC client Relay currently in development by agronick and specifically aimed at elementary OS. You can install it with: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:agronick/relay ...
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Is there an elementary HIG-compliant screenshot app?

The default one is gnome-screenshot and as far as I can tell it respects the HIG guidelines (see window decorations). Looking through 3rd-party solutions specifically developed for elementary OS, ...
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How can I test the new "Open File" dialog?

Enable it everywhere As cipricus said, the dialog is already implemented in the system. If you want to enable it now, you need to have your system up-to-date and execute this command in terminal: ...
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