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21 votes

Have application menu open up with only Windows/Super key

This currently can be configured from System Settings -> Keyboard like
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't input anything into app menu search box

I can confirm this bug (it bogs me too). loki 0.4 is running on an Intel-based PC using Kernel 4.4.0-36-generic When I investigated into it I found that different users have different behaviour (...
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Slingshot (wingpanel) command - LOKI

wingpanel --toggle-indicator app-launcher
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How do I reduce the icon size in the Slingshot menu on Loki (0.4)?

Looking at the source code it looks like Slingshot is now ignoring this value and has the icon size hardcoded into the src/Widgets/AppEntry.vala here on Launchpad.
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Cannot start the specific sub-System Settings items from Applications launcher (Slingshot)

A fix has been committed to address this issue. An update was issued as of January 3rd, 2017
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Cannot start the specific sub-System Settings items from Applications launcher (Slingshot)

This is due to a changement in Switchboard (the System Settings) application. We might report this as a bug, however, I guess now the slingshot-launcher should open settings:/// URIs instead of ...
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Replacing Slingshot

No, this is not possible as the applications menu is a component that is built to work with wingpanel (the top bar with the clock and the other indicators on the right side) and this is not ...
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Super Key only for window overview - elementaryOS

You got the first part right, the name of the command for overview according to this post is: dbus-send --session --dest=org.pantheon.gala --print-reply /org/pantheon/gala org.pantheon.gala....
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Revert slingshot to old set up

What I did since the option to use more than 5x3 grid was removed was to downgrade it to a specific version, following this guide https://hastebin.atvg-studios.com/dobamidivi.txt After a few updates ...
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App Icon not loading in Slingshot

Try "AppEditor" from Appstore - it saves you the chore of editing the *.desktop files manually, but includes that option if you still want to. When editing files manually there is always greater ...
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Can I add an app launcher (optimally Slingshot) to the Dock?

You can use Cardapio - I think it's in the repositories, so type sudo apt-get install Cardapio. Then find Cardapio in slingshot and add it to Plank. I know it's not slingshot, but it works just as ...
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how to add smaller in icon in .desktop - file for slingshot?

I would try the AppEditor app, it's a Elementary OS specific app that makes editing those desktop files easy.
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No app icon when using search bar

Menulibre is great when it comes to change desktop icon, but doesn't work every time and sometimes application still has no icon when it's searched from search bar. I managed to fix these icons with ...
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No app icon when using search bar

Try this and see if it helps. sudo apt-get install menulibre menulibre navigate menulibre to the program that is missing its icon. click on the grey square with gearwheel. This should open a small ...
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How do I dynamically populate slingshot/plank

Slingshot provides some level of synapse integration, you should be able to search for recently (or frequently) run applications. You might want to implement a third view (view is "as grid" and "as ...
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Commands to start sub-Settings?

Just for the record, this issue has been fixed since, you can launch sub-settings via Slingshot again. (cf. Cannot start the specific sub-System Settings items from Applications launcher (Slingshot))
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Cannot start the specific sub-System Settings items from Applications launcher (Slingshot)

Looks like this is the relevant bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/slingshot/+bug/1643014 Fix seems released, not sure when we'll get it through the updates.
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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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Contacts app not showing in Applications

There are two contacts apps currently in AppCenter, but if you mean the one with the brown icon, just run: gnome-contacts (Full path is /usr/bin/gnome-contacts.) The easiest way to add a Applications ...
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AppCenter icons still show updates pending after terminal (apt) is used to upgrade packages

Quickest way to get rid of this before it is fixed to kill appcenter in your terminal: killall appcenter
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Slingshot delay and other apps (Loki)

I finally found a solution to this. Open terminal and type cd /usr/bin sudo mv zeitgeist-daemon zeitgeist-daemon.bak sudo reboot I noticed the Zeitgeist-daemon was affecting my Slingshot. On the ...
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Cannot search in application menu launcher

After having temporarily solved following your suggestion, that is stopping the ibus-daemon service, I have tried to reset it's configuration (ibus -reset-config), and now the problem is disappeared, ...
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Loki and Dropbox

From the script https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox, I gathered I just needed to add QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE='' so the complete line to add in the autostart applications (Parameters => ...
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