Is anyone else getting this error each time that you launch gnome-software:

Sorry, this did not work

no filename_to_app results to show

After I hit the close button, the application appears to work fine. But I'm not loving the error message on each launch.


Go to the Desktop folder and right click on the Software Install icon. Choose properties and under Command just enter gnome-software with no tags.

  • Thanks. That suggestion helped me find the solution. I had to change the Exec command of the gnome-software application in /usr/share/applications. The default is Exec=gnome-software %U. I just got rid of the %U. I also use Cairo-Dock, and for the gnome-software launcher I had to put gnome-software in the Command to launch on click area. – Rsync May 1 '16 at 1:16

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