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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-action "'wingpanel --toggle-indicator=app-launcher'"


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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 button (with arrow down).


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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". I came across this in one of the source files: // Handle super+space when the user is typing in the search entry private bool search_entry_key_press (Gdk....


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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 few of them, you'll have to take a look inside of each file and delete only the ones you want get rid of. Hide a desktop entry of a system application if you ...


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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] + [T] and enter: pkill slingshot The next time you click the applications indicator slingshot will restart and work as normal.


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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-custom-command '' org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-bottomright 'none' org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-topright 'none' org.pantheon....


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killall slingshot-launcher worked for me


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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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This currently can be configured from Switchboard -> Keyboard like


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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-x86_64/zotero Icon=/home/lieven/ICT/Configuratie\ en\ Setup/Zotero_linux-x86_64/chrome/icons/default/default48.png Categories=Utility Terminal=false Path with ...


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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 Slingshot. There is a more convenient and permanent way to hide your applications: Install and run menulibre from the official repositories. Within this ...


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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 for all users.) Also be sure to check [~/Desktop/] - this directory is also attached to Slingshot and [.desktop files] will be added to the launcher, too.


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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 you user location ~/.local/share/applications, then relogin (or restart the panel app) to see your changes. Also see their official doc and this blog post for ...


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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 the process for Slingshot and Cerbere will automatically restart it. You can do this in Terminal (shortcut: ⌘ + T) with: killall slingshot-launcher


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I recommend this script https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox. Works like a charm.


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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 it (along with a GUI configurator) paste this command into a terminal window: sudo apt-get install xbindkeys-config In order to run, the program needs a config ...


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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/applications/nautilus.desktop with this command: sudo -H scratch-text-editor /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop And then change the line OnlyShowIn=GNOME;...


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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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No Slingshot does not search files or folders. It searches apps, actions, and settings


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Use Mainmenu (AKA alacarte) Install from software center or with terminal command: sudo apt-get install alacarte


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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 watchdog.


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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 click ctrl+x and then y and Enter to save it. Now search for contacts in Slingshot.


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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 slingshot-launcher To locate installed files you can do: dpkg -L slingshot-launcher You need to run commands to actually use it via wingpanel, which you can ...


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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/slingshot/+bug/1211570 Not sure what you want to add...


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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 remove indicator-synapse and restart your machine: sudo shutdown -r now This is in fact a bug of Synapse, not WingPanel. If you have installed Synapse from ...


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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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You can use Super + space to open and hide the menu too.


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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 file and see if it works :) NOTE : I changed gksudo to pkexec so that you have a better looking password prompt.


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


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