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Just upgraded to 20.04. At first the software center was working fine. I could scroll down and look at the categories. I could click on the installed tab and see the installed apps. A few hours after later the installed tab is just blank. Today, I can't scroll down to the categories. Is this just a bug that will get fixed soon or should I reinstall it? If so, how do I reinstall it?

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    The package name is gnome-software. So try sudo apt install --reinstall gnome-software. – DK Bose Apr 25 '20 at 4:43
  • I just tried it and the categories in the explore tab are still missing and the installed tab is still empty. Thanks though. – Wild Card Apr 25 '20 at 4:59
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I had the same issue. There was a conflict with the snap store. Running killall snap-store in a terminal then relaunching the app fixed it.

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    This worked for me, using Ubuntu 201.10 – surya_hs Dec 8 '20 at 13:03
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Restart your PC!

Same problem after fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, there are no categories in the software center.

What I did: opened the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t), then

sudo apt install --reinstall gnome-software

I tried to open software center, still the same. Then, restarted my machine and voilà:

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I don't know if it is worth mention but I think in the beta version software center was fine. I don't remember having problems.

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  • I did restart my machine after reinstalling it earlier and still had the problem. But I tried it again and now the categories are back. Though the installed tab still shows nothing. Thanks though. – Wild Card Apr 25 '20 at 9:27
  • I am having the same issue. Restarted twice, went to Intalled tab & after the spinning circle stopped, nothing. – Phil Leslie Sep 30 '20 at 21:58
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Same problem here. I first used the command:

sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-software

followed by a new

sudo apt-get install gnome-software. 

Works for now...

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