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Have application menu open up with only Windows/Super key

You can assign Super key to open Slingshot-launcher on Loki with following commands: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key "'Super_L'" gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior overlay-...
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Have application menu open up with only Windows/Super key

This currently can be configured from System Settings -> Keyboard like
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Is there a way to remove/add applications from/to the slingshot launcher of elementary OS?

There is now a new application available in AppCenter called: AppEditor. Yes. You can use MenuLibre for that. Just search for the App you want to remove and click on "Hide in menu" and than the save ...
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Why is there a difference between Super-Space and other shortcuts?

The difference is that Super+Space is hardcoded right in to Slingshot. It does not check system settings for different keybindings. I grabbed the latest source code and had a look for the word "Super"...
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How can I hide apps in slingshot?

Delete web application desktop entries added by Chrome to get rid of all web application entries, open a terminal session and run rm ~/.local/share/applications/chrome-*.desktop to delete only a ...
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Can't open applications menu

I've encountered this problem before: it's caused by slingshot crashing while backgrounded. There is a very easy way to fix it. Open a terminal, either from plank or by using the shortcut [super] + [...
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How can I configure Hot Corners from Terminal?

It can be done via gsettings. Find the key you need(play around with grep to find the exact key, its easy): # gsettings list-recursively | grep hotcorner org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-...
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How to restart Applications launcher (Slingshot) if it crashes

killall slingshot-launcher worked for me
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Opening the 'Files' application (Pantheon Files) displays the screen at the state of which it was closed. Is there a way to change this?

In dconf editor open org -> pantheon -> files -> preferences and uncheck the box "restore tabs". This will open your home directory every time you open pantheon files.
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How to create a custom .desktop-file

Correct content of zotero.desktop as follows: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Zotero Comment=Bibliografisch programma Exec=/home/lieven/ICT/Configuratie\ en\ Setup/Zotero_linux-...
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Function to hide apps in Slingshot

Deleting/moving desktop entries in /usr/share/applications or /usr/local/share/applications has one major downside: Everytime one of your "hidden" applications gets an update, it will reappear in ...
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I created an app launcher in Midori. How can I delete it?

A launcher is basically a .desktop file which you can find in ~/.local/share/applications/. Just delete it and the launcher is gone. (/usr/share/applications/ contains launchers of other applications ...
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Have application menu open up with only Windows/Super key

You can't do that through the custom shortcuts that you can set via Switchboard, which only allow combinations of 2 or more keystrokes. I believe it is possible using xbindkeys, though. To install ...
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Is there a way to remove/add applications from/to the slingshot launcher of elementary OS?

You can add/edit menu entries manually, too. Elementary follows the Free Desktop specification standard. Basically, you add/edit the .desktop files on the global /usr/share/applications/ location or ...
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How to restart Applications launcher (Slingshot) if it crashes

The parts of the desktop like Gala (the window manager), Wingpanel, Plank (the dock), and Slingshot (the apps menu) are automatically restarted by a process called Cerbere. You'll only need to end ...
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Loki and Dropbox

I recommend this script https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox. Works like a charm.
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Why don't certain GNOME apps show in Slingshot?

The .desktop file for nautilus by default shows only when the desktop environment is Unity or Gnome. To show Nautilus on slingshot you'll need to edit the desktop entry. Edit the file /usr/share/...
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Cannot search in application menu launcher

I've found that this is caused by ibus-daemon program. If you have ibus running on startup, remove it or add a startup item to kill the ibus-daemon. You should be able to search in Slingshot launcher.
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Contacts app not showing in Applications

Open terminal and paste sudo nano /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Contacts.desktop Look for OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity and add Pantheon after Unity OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;Pantheon; Then ...
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Is it possible to search directories in slingshot?

No Slingshot does not search files or folders. It searches apps, actions, and settings
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How to remove a shortcut from applications menu - Freya

Use Mainmenu (AKA alacarte) Install from software center or with terminal command: sudo apt-get install alacarte
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Unable to open Slingshot after last update

If Slingshot doesn't respond you can restart it with the terminal command: In loki (0.4) killall wingpanel In freya (0.3) killall slingshot It will be automatically restarted by the cerbere ...
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How to access help for Slingshot launcher?

You can search for other questions, in terms of customising the menus, I'm not sure what you need to achieve, but this is what I've found so far... To find out about commands you can type: man ...
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Is there a way to remove/add applications from/to the slingshot launcher of elementary OS?

You can install a menu editor like alacarte: sudo apt-get install alacarte With it you can add/remove/move menu entries. Also there is this bugreport about removing https://bugs.launchpad.net/...
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wingpanel crashing after update

This could very well be caused by indicator-synapse (a 3rd party search indicator similar to Spotlight on OSX) which frequently poses a problem with Freya. Try to uninstall it by typing: sudo apt-get ...
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Slingshot + hot corner opening each 2nd time only

Turned out to be a bug. Submitted it to Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/slingshot/+bug/1474830 Lewis, thanks for confirmation
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Super Key Menu Unhide

You can use Super + space to open and hide the menu too.
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Script not opening in terminal via desktop launcher

Try changing the Exec line in the file to pkexec pantheon-terminal -e "bash -c 'wifite;$SHELL'" or (alternate version) pantheon-terminal -e "bash -c 'pkexec wifite;$SHELL'" Then try the .desktop ...
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AppCenter icons still show updates pending after terminal (apt) is used to upgrade packages

This seems to be a bug. Filed it on Launchpad here.
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