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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: Make a copy of the .desktop file of Google Chrome to your user's local applications folder: cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/...


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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 on elementary OS and certain themes including the elementary theme, so it is far more likely to happen on elementary OS than elsewhere. Dominic on the ...


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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 MimeType=inode;application/x-sh;application/x-executable; Exec=gnome-search-tool --path=%f %U After these steps, I can use advanced search in any folder.


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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. This theme is a community maintained addition to elementary OS's default icon theme. It contains icons for several third party applications that resemble ...


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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 options (see below). For my personal opinions, taking the near-ubiquitous Microsoft Office as an example, it comes with: Word Excel PowerPoint OneNote Outlook ...


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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 launcher Open the Files app, click in the top location bar, and type /usr/share/applications/. Find the Google Chrome launcher and copy it (secondary/right-click > ...


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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-alternatives --set x-terminal-emulator /usr/bin/gnome-terminal.wrapper Edit: It seems like the shortcut implementation is not using the alternative, but rather a ...


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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 your local theme folder doesn't exist yet, you will have to create it first: mkdir -p ~/.themes It's not recommended to use elementary-tweaks as it has been ...


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To add the Dropbox icon to Wingpanel I used the script "Dropbox for elementary OS", available here. Instructions This script, designed for elementary OS, installs the latest version of Dropbox and integrates it with WingPanel. Before you install You need to install git with: sudo apt-get install git and uninstall any previous version of Dropbox on your ...


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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 shortcut, or change back by running: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu "['<Super>space', '<Alt>F2']"


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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 purposes only and may break your system! Instead download the plugin and install it manually: pantheon-files-plugin-dropbox i386 pantheon-files-plugin-dropbox ...


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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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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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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), but is still a newcomer. You can later give these text editors a try: Geany Atom Sublime text Gedit All run in elementary. All are Open Source except ...


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There are a few websites Apps for elementary Made for elementary lme Linux Elementary OS Freya – Apps & tweaks


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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. Option 2: Add the Repository With a little command-line magic, you can indeed upgrade GIMP, and only GIMP, in a way that will keep you up to date in the ...


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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 you put your path in .profile or /etc/profile.d it will be available to your complete desktop session. Please, change /path/to/your/gradle in my examples with ...


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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 once you press the keyboard shortcut : Ctrl+Space (which you can modify to be anything you want to). You can add and remove extensions so it searches for ...


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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=> Applications => Startup) And then create a new startup application with these instructions env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE='' dropbox start You will ...


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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 course for requirements) to the end of the file: [SharedFolder1] comment = My shared folder read only = yes path = /home/user/samba/shared_folder1 ...


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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 download and install the skype-wrapper icon pack: wget https://github.com/rpeshkov/skype-wrapper/archive/master.zip unzip master.zip (cd skype-wrapper-master/ &...


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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/^(\[[A-Za-z ]+\])$/\1\nStartupWMClass=Google-chrome-stable/g' ~/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop To unpack and explain this command line a bit: first ...


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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 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install relay


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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 - and certainly not Libre Office - do that, so it only makes sense not to include any office application by default and let the users free to install the one ...


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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: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings enabled-gtk-modules "['pantheon-filechooser-module']" After that, be sure to reboot your system and the ...


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GIMP with Separate+ GIMP is a well known image manipulation program and a popular alternative to Photoshop. Although it doesn't have built-in CMYK support, the Separate+ plugin can allow you to convert from RGB to CMYK. apt-get install gimp This is not a complete solution though: CMYK data is interpreted and processed only within separate plug-in. From ...


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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, there's a similar tool which makes use of a dark theme. There is also a request to pull it in as the new default screenshot tool in the next release of ...


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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 Guillaume Chazarain, the creator of GLiv, suggest at the official GLiv homepage to switch to another picture viewer: Note that gliv-1.9.7 is probably the last ...


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