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How to enable Alt-F2 command execution with tab-completion?

As mentioned in the other comments in that bug report thread, there are a few other options using external software, to enable full Alt-F2 functionality. There's gmrun and synapse, both of which are ...
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Xampp Launcher advice needed

Replace sudo in the Exec line with pkexec. In the past, you could have used gksu, but it is no longer available in distros based on ubuntu 18.04. EDIT: So I got it working using the below .desktop ...
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Why won't the Music App launch?

I found the workaround here: https://github.com/elementary/music/issues/391 It crashes on startup if an NTFS partition is mounted. I unmounted all network shares and it doesn't crash on startup for ...
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How Do I Create Desktop Launcher Files

As of now you can install AppEditor from the AppCentre. Should work the same as alacarte but with elementary design.
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manually launch Captive Network Assistant?

capnet-assist is a flatpak app now and you'll need to run it like this: flatpak run io.elementary.capnet-assist TIP: you can use flatpak list to see all the flatpak apps installed.
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cant change app launcher grid in settings/tweak

The option of custom columns and rows is removed from the slingshot - that's why it is not in dconf editor neighter elementary-tweaks anymore. There are few closed issues on that into github and the ...
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Why isn't `bash -c` working in this desktop/launcher?

Both options work for me. Have you checked whether you can run the first option bash -c 'youtube-viewer --video-player=mplayer' on a Terminal?
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How Do I Create Desktop Launcher Files

or you can install alacarte :) it will help you create shortcuts :) sudo apt-get install alacarte and after you can find it in Applcations -> Menu
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How to set startup commands for application´s in launcher shortcut?

Open Files as root and go to /usr/share/applications/ Find the shortcut you need and open it in Scratch and edit the Exec line with whatever you need. Some applications setup their .desktop files in ...
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Two Icons showing in Dock for Minecraft using Custom .desktop file

It might be related to your StartupWMClass. In the terminal run xprop WM_CLASS and then click the Minecraft window. Use the value it returns. I ran into the same issue when I created a custom .desktop ...
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Add custom launcher

I think you need to change the following value in your *.desktop file in the following: Terminal=false You can add icon to the Application Menu, which is in left side of the top panel, manual or ...
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Slingshot search not working (not accepting keyboard input)

Answering my own question here, in case someone else looks for a solution to this problem. Turns out, Slingshot doesn't play nice with ibus. All I had to do was run killall ibus-daemon from the ...
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