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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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elementary OS application development databases?

Check out the developer section of elementary's website. They offer advice on many components you can use to build elementary-style applications. Specifically, they recommend GDA for managing ...
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How can I get AppImages to show up in the Applications Menu?

AppImages are not automatically integrated in elementary. I faced the same problem for an application I needed. (I second the suggestion from @cassidy-james-blaede, use Flatpak if possible, in my case ...
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How to uninstall the default Videos application - Freya

To uninstall the default videos application (audience) run the following in a terminal. sudo apt remove audience Remember to mark as answer if it works
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How can I clear and reset the buffer in Terminal?

The reset command might be what you are looking for.
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How to solve equations in Calculator?

You can use NaSC, an application made by Peter A for elementary OS. More info at NaSC webpage
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Run AppImage on Startup

Got it working by copying the relevant .desktop file from ~/.local/share/applications/ to ~/.config/autostart. The AppImage I downloaded, when run the first time, gave an option to add shortcut file,...
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AppCenter Payments after reinstall

There is a Github issue concerning this that's marked as resolved, but their use case doesn't cover reinstalls, which is a little curious given that ElementaryOS hasn't actually supported upgrades at ...
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What is the best torrent client on elementary OS?

I'm going to preface this with a nod to the fact that I work on elementary.io, and thanks to that have access to lots of lovely metrics mere mortals are not normally privy to. Transmission (38%) ...
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I've deleted a file I need in the /lib directory. I am struggling to recover that file

Run sudo apt-get install --reinstall libssl1.0.0 in the terminal to reinstall the libssl library on system I recommend before deleting a important file always rename it to YOURFILENAME.old or ...
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Calendar-App shows events incorrectly (with googlecalendar)

I have the same issue. I have reported it as bug in Launchpad: Calendar bugs page You can mark that it affect to you, to bring devs attention to it.
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Installing/configuring telegram

If you downloaded Telegram from Telegram's website, it should be safe to run from anywhere on your system, including the home folder. When you open Telegram, an icon should appear in the dock. You ...
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How do I get back that app that I bought after reinstall?

Click on the price and enter 0.
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Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS

vmware-workstation works without problems with the root user, however, it is very annoying to open the terminal to open the program and believe that the icon is useless. I found a way to bypass the ...
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Very strange double titlebar

This is a known issue. It only occurs with applications that request legacy window decorations (titlebars, borders, etc...). I'm part of the elementary team and I'm looking into a fix, but it's not a ...
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How can I get AppImages to show up in the Applications Menu?

AppImages don't automatically add .desktop files to the appropriate FreeDesktop standard place needed to show up in the Applications Menu. There is a daemon you can install to automatically manage ...
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How does one cycle through windows of the same application?

Edit: This is not the correct answer for the above question. When i wrote this i was thinking about tabs of an application and not windows. So, this answer works for cycling through tabs of an app. ...
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Is there an epub reader that integrates well with elementary OS?

I'm working in my free time to build a eBook reader for elementary OS - Bookworm. Currently it's in a very early stage and very much work in progress. However, currently it can open eBooks and ...
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"Open with" context menu option not remembering my selection and always showing Run no matter what

Using scratch-text-editor to write a simple lua script, these are seen as text files. When marked as "executable" I get the "Run" option, but the "Open With" menu offers text editors. If you do not ...
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GNS3 icon do not appear in Applications

OK so here's what I would do (I'm also a fairly newb): open Scratch text editor and create a new file. Paste the following into that new file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Terminal=false Type=...
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How can I clear the cached settings for Mail?

Well, you can see the content in the Pantheon Mail folder with: ls .local/share/pantheon-mail/ You going to see a folder with the names of your e-mail accounts, something like [email protected], ...
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Does Franz (multi messenger) work on elementary freya?

Franz works perfect in Loki, should't be a Problem in Freya. Do the following in terminal: sudo mkdir -p /opt/franz wget -qO- https://github.com/meetfranz/franz-app/releases/download/4.0.4/Franz-...
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Certain application icons does not show up in dock when opened

Same issue. Currently I go to dock preference (ctrl + Right Click), comportment, and I disable/enable Show unpinned. But it's not a solution of course. It's boring but it's work (or Alt+Tab)
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Using Granite with a different language besides Vala

Granite is written in Vala, so it provides a C API which you can use from C++. Using it should be fairly straightforward; just #include <granite.h> in your code, and build with something like ...
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Screensaver installation

I'm not aware of a screensaver package that works well with elementary OS. Other popular screensaver options include XScreensaver and GNOME Screensaver, but I wasn't able to find much information ...
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App Center stuck on 'waiting'

I had the same issue yesterday. I tried the update and upgrade as you said, rebooting and nothing happened. Then I followed these steps to remove and install again the AppCenter and now it's fixed. I ...
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My laptop screen has gone red even after I installed redshift and it's not going away

Even though you've removed Redshift, it seems it has "permanently" altered your display settings. Try running: xrandr --output eDP-1 --gamma 0.9:0.9:0.9 eDP-1 is the name of my monitor, yours may ...
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how to fix bug in the windows of elementary os

This is a known issue in Elementary OS due to their somewhat non-standard way of applying window decorations. Fortunately, there is a fix, but it must be applied on a per-application basis. In fact on ...
Ken Kinder's user avatar
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pycharm is not showing in app launcher and anywhere in elementary juno

There is a menu option in Pycharm to create a shortcut in the App Launcher. 1) Start PyCharm... sudo ./pycharm.sh ...like you mentioned above. 2) Once PyCharm is up and running, go to the Tools ...
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