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Will installing a program from the Software Center also include updates from its PPA?

For example I installed VLC from the Ubuntu Software Center would it also include VLC's PPA repository so that when my laptop would do a software update, VLC updates would automatically be included ...
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How do I logout of Ubuntu Software Center? (Seriously, where's the logout button?)

I'm messing around with syncing software between computers using Software Center. I want to change what user I am logged into Ubuntu Software Center. (Simple enough, right?) I cannot figure out how ...
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How long to wait before Humble Bundle games appear in Software Centre?

At software-center.ubuntu.com it says Thank you for downloading your Humble Bundle games from the Ubuntu Software Center Notes: As these games have been recently added to Ubuntu Software ...
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Why does Ubuntu Software Center need a separate login?

So there is this Ubuntu One feature which promises to be the one central place / account where I keep stuff and so on. So why, if that is the case, do I need to register again for the Ubuntu Software ...
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How can I change the Software Centre prices to GBP?

The pricing in the Software Centre and in the Dash is in USD. I don't live in the USA so this is not relevent to me. Is it possible to change to GBP or even EUR?
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Are there any plans to add paid software support to Kubuntu's Muon Software Center?

I was wondering if there are plans to add support for purchases in Muon Software Center just like there is in Ubuntu Software Center? That would be handy, and as Muon developer is part of Kubuntu ...
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How to show proper time in Ubuntu Software Centre history

There were some occasions when I needed to know the time I installed or uninstalled something from the Ubuntu Software Centre so that I can diagnose some problem. It is great that the time is shown ...
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My Rhythmbox plugin can't meet the Ubuntu Software Center “my-app” requirements

At http://developer.ubuntu.com/publish/my-apps-packages/ the following technical requirements are cited: Technical requirements In order for your application to be distributed in the Software ...
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Can I review programs from PPAs in the Software Center?

After a tip from OMG!Ubuntu! I added a PPA and installed a programmes. I'm very happy with the programme and would like to review it in the Software Centre. Unfortunately, I get the message 'Failed to ...
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Why is this item showing up in the Software Center when it doesn't exist?

Here is an item in the Software Center: Here is what happens when I click "More Info": Why is it showing up if it doesn't exist?
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Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu

On Mac I have been using the Spectacle app for moving and resizing windows with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. It's very cool. What similar application can I use for Ubuntu?
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Uploading an HTML5 app to the Software Center

I have an app written in HTML and JavaScript, suitable for distribution in the Chrome Web Store as a packaged app. (You can even package it up as a single HTML file with data: URIs.) Is it possible ...
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How can I install no longer available purchased software in Ubuntu 15.10?

I bought the game Family Farm within the Software Center of Ubuntu 14.04 and installed it. The game is not available any more in the Software Center of Ubuntu 15.10. How can I install the purchased ...
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How to add icon and screenshot for my app .deb package to see it in Ubuntu Software Center?

I created a .deb package of application by myself and I want to add to it icon and screenshot to visualize it in Application Manager such as Ubuntu Software Center. When I launch my package by ...
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Remove or hide magazines from the Software Center [duplicate]

I just started using Ubuntu again (after using Max OSX for 2 years), and the one thing that bothers be about it are the magazines spamming the software center. Is it possible to totally remove them ...
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Synaptic and Software Centre Segmentation fault [closed]

Synaptic windows disappear after a few seconds when opened. This happens also for the Software Center. On running from the terminal it gives me this phrase "Segmentation fault" how can I fix that?
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Is there any simple way to install tarballs?

Most Linux software is packaged in tarballs. All of them require but a few commands to compile and install them. My question is; we have gdebi for standalone debian packages, so why not an app to ...
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Software center has disappeared

I'm an absolute newby for Linux / Ubuntu. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an old computer. It seemed to work fine. However today when I started the computer again the software center had ...
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installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed.

I get the following error while updating ubuntu 12.04 LTS installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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How to start freecell, installed from software center

Freecell Solitarire won't load on Ubuntu 13.04. In the software center it appears as Installed but doesn't appear in Search. Uninstalling and reinstalling did not help. As a workaround, would it be ...
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How can I uninstall all the packages I've installed today?

I was trying to get musepack encoder support built into ffmpeg today, and I inadvertently broke a few things but I'm not sure exactly which package I installed which broke them. How can I remove ALL ...
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How to get the list of installed packages without dependencies?

Software Center somehow shows quite short list of installed packages. How to get it in text file? I tried: > dpkg --get-selections|wc -l 3265 > aptitude search '~i!~M'|wc -l 1181 > dpkg ...
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Does the Software Centre provide a DRM/licensing scheme?

Does Ubuntu's Software Centre include a DRM/licensing mechanism so that applications can only be installed and run by the people who purchase them? I'm thinking of something similar to Apple's where ...
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Ubuntu Software center in Ubuntu 13.04 crashes when opened

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3.8.1.When I try to open Ubuntu Software center, it simply crashes. Somebody please help me out. Thank you.
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How can I install avant window navigator in 12.10?

Installing the ubuntu 11.10 packages works.I can't compile awn on ubuntu 12.10. And i can't install it with the software-center but the program is listed on it. It isn't like awn depends to 100 % on ...
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How to include a screenshot of my application in the DEB/PPA to show it in Software-Center? [duplicate]

I know how to create a DEB and push it into my PPA at Launchpad but I want to know how I can include a screenshot of the application that it shows up in Software-Center.
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Ubuntu Software Center not recognising my network connection

I have installed Oneiric Beta on my laptop. As my Mobile Broadband refused to connect to Internet through network manager I'm now using wvdial to connect. Hence the network manager shows I'm not ...
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How to launch a newly installed program [duplicate]

I have just downloaded and installed Google Chrome for Linux, using Software Center. How do I now run the browser? This was simple in Windows - the program would typically be appended to the Start ...
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Internal Error - Trying to install Valve's Steam client via Ubuntu Software Center

Valve's steam client is now Open to all said a link and so I decided to install Steam Client on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to try it out. I downloaded the deb file from this page. Once after the ...
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Why isn't the Iceland mirror working?

I have already tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but then it cant connect to [to is.archive.ubuntu.com][1] and when i try to use update manager this comes W:Failed to ...
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No install button in software centre?

I can not install most of the software as not all of the software has a button to install. is this an error? or dependency problem if so how do i fix it?
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Clean uninstall of virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper

Since I do not use them at this time I tried to uninstall virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper via the Ubuntu Software Center. Now whenever I open a console I get the following error message: Traceback ...
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How do I find the maintenance status of programs in the Software Center?

How do I find out if a particular program in the "Software Center" is still being maintained?
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How can I remove all updates installed after a specific date?

I have allowed the update manager to install a 200 Mib of updates, and I think that these update run my graphics driver into a problem. So, I need a way to remove the updates that have been installed ...
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What does “(obsolete)” mean in Ubuntu Software Center

I sometimes see software in Ubuntu Software Center with "(obsolete)" at the end of the title. What does this mean? Are there any risks? Is there a simple way to get to a non-obsolete version? For ...
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any reason Ubuntu Software Center does not accept paypal?

Recently the game braid was released for ubuntu in the ubuntu software center. however, it seems they don't take payments from paypal yet. Is there a political reason for this, or a technical one?
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Can I rate an application in software center without writing a review for it?

Can I just rate an application in the Ubuntu Software Center without having to write a complete review? I only get a window with SSO and a review text and rating.
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How to repair a failed install?

I had to do a hard reboot on my computer while installing mysql-admin and now I get an error when trying to install it. Here is the error message: How can I "repair this" ?
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Can we have broken software removed from the Software Center?

The Ubuntu Software Center does a fantastic job of inviting new users to explore and try out the software in Ubuntu's repositories. I don't have much experience with it but recently decided to give it ...
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How to report or block an inappropriate application in the Ubuntu Software Centre?

While browsing through the Ubuntu Software Center I noticed a publication that I think is inappropriate. Is there is a way to report possibly inappropriate applications?
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How does the PPA fit into the scenario of publishing an application to the Ubuntu Software Center?

I've been going through docs for the past couple of hours but I haven't understood what the PPA is? I have a cross-platform Java application that I'd like to publish to the Ubuntu Software Center. My ...
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Why does Software Centre ask for root password when the default is for root to be disabled with no password set?

This seems odd to me. I can't install software using the "friendly" GUI tool unless I input the root password but by default, my Ubuntu 12.04 has root disabled with no password set. Why doesn't ...
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Have applications which appear in the featured banner in the Software Centre paid to be advertised there?

When looking at the Ubuntu Software Centre I was wondering whether the banner at the top (which contains featured applications) contains paid for advertising, or whether they are just recommendations ...
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How does Canonical report and transfer Software Center sales money to app developers?

I would like to clarify some details of the derivation earned from the sale of application money. If I understood correctly, at the end of each quarter you will send us email to report the amount of ...
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How to translate software description in software-center

I want to ask you how / where to translate software description shown in Ubuntu Software Center. Thank you.
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Why do I have to sign into Ubunto One in order to install Steam?

The first time I installed Steam for Ubuntu was during the beta phase, and I can't remember I had to do anything special. A few months later, I'm now on a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.04) and want to ...
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Downloading a previously purchased app with Ubuntu Software Center

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 but I want to claim a purchase of Minecraft that I bought with the old install using Ubuntu Software Center. Don't see an intuitive way of downloading your purchased ...
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How to add a Web App to Ubuntu's repositories?

According to This Question, some webapps like gmail are now "install-able". I'm the developer of Timer-Tab.com and have already integrated it with the Unity Desktop using the Unity Web API. Are ...
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When will the applications submitted to the Ubuntu App Showdown be available for download via the Software Centre? [closed]

The deadline for submitting applications has passed and now the applications are being reviewed. OMG! Ubuntu points out that the applications will be available on the Software Centre by the end of ...
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The new EA games cannot be found in the Software Center

Well, I want to install the two EA games that arrived in the software Center recently. But these packages seem to be missing as in the following picture: I've tried to update the sources, and ...