Questions tagged [appimage]

AppImages are a type of cross-distribution package format, that need not be installed in order to be run. This tag should be used for questions related to creating or running AppImages on Ubuntu.

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Install App Image such as beaker browser and pin it to dock (favorites) in Ubuntu 20.04?

To Clarify: install https://beakerbrowser.com/install/ how to add to launcher? how to pin app to dock? The last two things do not work. The app does not apear any where, you need to launch manually ...
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How can I permit an AppImage to access sharing screen feature?

I've been using Gap messenger for a while and when I want to use the sharing screen option, the app says "not permitted!" and I don't know how to permit an AppImage to use this option. here is the ...
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Is it possible to add the option “add to favorite” into a context menu of an Appimage file on 20.04?

I wonder if it possible under 20.04, to modify the context menu of a launched appimage application to add "add to favorites" choice? The complete .desktop which is quite short is: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Ubuntu 20.04, appimage in dock adds a new instance upon launch [duplicate]

I got 3 appimage I'd like to launch via the Ubuntu dock on 20.04. I've manage to add them to the dock, with the correct icons I've downloaded apart. I'm sure it is possible to find the icon in the ...
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How can I make an AppImage show for all local users in the applications listing?

This question is similar to: kdenlive appimage file: how to get it to show in list of applications However, I want to install my AppImages for ALL users on the computer (it's a family laptop), not ...
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How can I examine the files inside an Appimage?

From what I've read, an Appimage file is a compressed application along with all of its resources, and when run it is auto-mounted and then executed. I want to inspect the resources and files inside ...
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How to associate other files with a AppImage executable?

I used Firefox in Ubuntu 18.04 to download a AppImage to the downloads area. The application also uses two other files (a license file and a code plug) which I also downloaded to the downloads area. ...
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How can I create a shortcut for running an AppImage without the terminal in Gnome?

I am using Navicat for MySQL on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS with the native Gnome UI. Prior versions of Navicat used Wine, but this version (15) provides an AppImage file which I have been launching from the ...
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how to run an appimage app stored at a fat32 storage

As appimage aims to allow portability I was expecting something very similar to the apple .app format (apple.application-bundle) . I don't know how to launch an app from an appimage file stored in a ...
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AppImage icon doesn't display in Gnome

I recently downloaded a program that is an AppImage (Taskade) and I tried integrating it into the Gnome desktop. I set the taskade.desktop correctly and it runs. Here is the content of taskade.desktop ...
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How to make a symlink to an AppImage

I am trying to create a symlink to be able to run a newer version of qpdf than the one installed in 18.04. They provide a AppImage. if I do: /usr/local/bin$ sudo wget https://github.com/qpdf/qpdf/...
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How to add Tutanota Desktop Client as Default Mail App (Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS)

I'm setting up my computer and I have most everything I want set up, but the problem I'm running into is my email is handled by Tutanota, which is proprietary and cannot be added to generic email ...
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How to resolve dependencies of AppImage

I'm using StarUML to design UML diagram StarUML X64 3.1.0 (2019/03/06) runs perfectly on my ubuntu 18 LTS X64 bit. But the 4 newest versions, are very laggy(moving any object is very slow) Is there a ...
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Kubuntu staring cura appimage after each login despite it not running during logout. How to fix it?

I can't figure out why. I like the functionality of reopening apps that were not closed before logout. But this application starting on every logon despite me not leaving it open. I used sudo ps -A ...
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running appimage from guest session

I enabled guest sessions to allow students use ubuntu and have: fresh new session after logout avoid having them changing anything, installing new software, etc everything works great, but I cannot ...
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How do you install appimages in multi-user environments

I have been searching for months for information on how to use appimages in multi-user environments with little success. I can tell it is meant for single users, but apparently it CAN be used in ...
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How do I run an .appimage on startup (19.10)?

I have recently installed Stacer by downloading the appimage from the github repository. I could not do it through the ppa method because for some reason, after adding the ppa, the machine could not ...
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How do i install or update kdenlive with an appimage?

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, won't update kdenlive through the normal repositories. I have been told I can use an appimage, and the site gives instructions for install but it doesn't install; it just runs as a ...
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After using AppImage file it is not indexed by the search function anymore

I am using the app Station and had it saved in my Documents folder when I opened it for the first time. However, after moving the AppImage file to a different folder, the app cannot be found anymore ...
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Determine the history/origin of a software already installed in Ubuntu: deb, snap, AppImage, else?

I have a software I installed long time ago. I do not remember how I installed it: was it through the command line apt,through the software center, with snap or even AppImage? I am looking for a ...
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How to create an AppImages from deb or tar.gz?

I have a software downloaded from web in deb and tar.gz files which I have not installed in my system itself. I want to convert these files as an AppImage for personal use. How can I do this? In the ...
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AMD driver instalation breaks appimages

So I am using blender and need the amd-pro driver for gpu compute, provided by amd, installation goes just fine, but after the reboot I can not open appimages anymore. Is there a way to get appimages ...
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Can't open any AppImage on Ubuntu 19.04

I can't seem to open any AppImages at all. I get the "No such file or directory" error which seems odd. The permissions should be correct too and a fresly downloaded AppImage won't launch either. ...
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Is it possible to find Snaps, FlatPaks and AppImages without installing any application into Ubuntu system?

Sometimes a user may not want to install GUIs for Snap, FlatPak or AppImage, but wants to simply find applications by name or description and decide which version to install and from which software ...
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How do I set up a Single Application Kiosk in Ubuntu 18.04 (custom xsession .desktop)?

Does anyone know how to run Ubuntu 18.04 in Single-Application, or Kiosk mode, with direct boot to Application, without logging in or anything? I want to start Plex-Media-Player (like Kodi) directly ...
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How do I update appimages?

I have Kdenlive and Krita appimages Installed. Do I have to update them manually or it's automatic?
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How to correctly run AppImage and other programs in /opt?

I am under the impression that it is a good ideal to install applications to /opt Therefore, whenever I download a program I place it in /opt. However, some of these are AppImages and some of them ...
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I can't install pencil2d using its appimage? Any Help?

My system information is this: inxi -Sxx System: Host: Milkybar-Computer Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Unity 7.4.5 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) dm: lightdm Distro: Ubuntu ...
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Font size for appImages

Im using 2 appImages vlc and kdenlive. Both do not respect my global font settings and the fonts in the apps are really tiny and I can't read them. Does anyone know how to make them follow my global ...
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How do I turn an appImage file an .exe

When I try the terminal I get this.... chmod: cannot access 'qTox-v1.16.3.x86_64.AppImage': No such file or directory The file is located in my downloads folder.
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scribus interface do not scale correctly on ubuntu budgie 18.04

I just installed ubuntu budgie 18.04 on my new computer. I installed the set of tools that I use on my linux workstations including krita (via appimage), blender (with the files from blender.org), ...
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Where should I put .Appimages files?

What is the best practices to leave this kind of file? I dont want to leave it on /Downloads folder
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kdenlive appimage file: how to get it to show in list of applications

I downloaded kdenlive, a video editor, and I now have a kdenlive.appimage file on my Desktop now. How can I can get that .appimage file to show as an application in the apps view? I tried dragging ...
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How to get LibreOffice Help installed for the AppImage version of LibreOffice?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 I downloaded the basic, fresh LibreOffice AppImage using aria2c "https://libreoffice.soluzioniopen.com/stable/fresh/LibreOffice-fresh.basic-x86_64.AppImage" I moved the file to ~/...
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Do package managers exist for AppImages?

Using APT it is possible to install applications and keep them up-to-date. APT is only available in Debian based systems. The same can be said about, for example, RPM for Red Hat. Because there are ...
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Why am I unable to install AppImages on a brand new Kubuntu 18.04 install?

I've read about it, you're supposed to make it executable etc, and I have but double clicking it does not work. Trying to open it direct from CLI using ./appimagename*.AppImage does not work either. I ...
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Run Instagram IGdm.appimage

I am trying to run IGdm.appimage (which I downloaded from http://igdm.me/). I try to run it via terminal and it show me this error adie@adie-X550DP:~/Desktop/Apps$ ./IGdm-2.5.1-x86_64.AppImage ...
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Is there any way to integrate Appimages into Ubuntu Software Center?

With Ubuntu 18.04 I started to love the Software center (SC) since it is super reliable and with the ability to also have snaps and flatpaks inside the same SC makes it an amazing place where you can ...
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How run AviDemux in form of AppImage (universal binary) on Ubuntu 18.04?

How run AviDemux in form of AppImage (universal binary) on Ubuntu 18.04 ? $ ./avidemux_2.7.0.appImage /tmp/.mount_bBzF8K/usr/bin/avidemux3_portable: error while loading shared libraries: libva-drm.so....
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How does an appimage persist settings between launches?

By popular request, I'm asking how do AppImages, which are read-only and stay compressed, store their settings.
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Package CLI service in AppImage or Flatpak?

I'd like to package a service - e.g. nginx. I saw snaps could do this which is great. Does Flatpak have any plans for a CLI runtime (Command-Line Interface) available as a service? Does Appimage ...
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How do I add an AppImage application to favorites in GNOME shell?

I have an application (an AppImage) that I start with ./KDevelop.AppImage & When it starts there is an icon in my favorites bar (Ubuntu Dock), but when I right click on that there is no option to ...
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How should I install this program? Which package type is better? [duplicate]

I am concerned about something. I would like to install a Password manager called KeepassXC, it's a free and open source community maintained version of KeepassX. I am debating whether to use the ....
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Updating snap, flatpak and appimage through Ubuntu(Gnome) Software and unified cli?

Yes I've seen: Will we be able to install, update and remove snap packages in the Ubuntu Softwares? What are the differences between snaps, appimage, flatpak and others? This is mainly for limited ...
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Registering AppImage Files as a desktop app

How can I register an .appimage file (specifically, the tiled map editor found here) as a desktop app? (Like firefox -- I can launch it by typing 'Firefox' into search rather than opening up a console ...
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What are the differences between snaps, appimage, flatpak and others?

I have been getting this question lately from students and although I have a lot of information to offer, I have not found a source that I can point people to where they can read an update answer (I ...
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How to get the latest gVim on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I would like to create a gVim AppImage using packages from 14.04 (why not 16.04? Because 16.04 packages are too new as AppImages will only run on distributions newer or the same age as the ...
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How do I associate a file type with an appimage?

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I've downloaded the latest krita appimage (http://files.kde.org/krita/3/linux/krita-3.0-x86_64.appimage) I want to be able to open Krita files (with the extension ".kra", ...
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How run the Openshot AppImage?

When I try to run the appimage it complains about missing Qt libraries (I will edit this to include the actual output later). This doesn't make any sense - but it also means the application doesn't ...
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What is an “AppImage”? How do I install it?

I just read Meet Etcher, A Stylish Open-Source USB Image Writer Tool. It talks about downloading an AppImage. Yes, Linux; the Linux packages is distributed as an .appimage for 32-bit and 64-bit ...