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Questions tagged [appmenu]

The global application menu provides a menu indicator to put the menu inside the Unity or Gnome panel.

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How do I make an application manually extracted from a .tar be available on “Show Applications”?

I want my application that is portable extract from a .tar, like PopcornTime to be available in the "Show applications" in Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04). I extract my application in some folder and to ...
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Empty menu entries (instead of greyed out) in some programs

I encountered the problem described in the title on Ubuntu 18.10 using the Unity desktop. I've tried restoring defaults on Unity Tweak Tool in case my theme was causing the problem, but it didn't fix ...
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Uninstalled applications are showing empty icon with their name [duplicate]

So I had previously installed these and now I have uninstalled them but an empty icon with their name is generated and I want to remove it. I tried right clicking and then show details but in ...
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How to group applications using terminal or configuration file? [duplicate]

In the "Show Applications" tab in Ubuntu it is possible to group icons together using the create a folder and then add to folder option in the Ubuntu Software (which is described in detail here) ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME Opera Browser prevent toggle menu by pressing Alt

When you press single Alt button or in combination with another key i always see this menu: How to prevent this behavior only for Opera browser in GNOME? Because some similar behavior have another ...
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Application Menu - Gnome Tweaks - Toggle On & Off Reverse Function. Ubuntu 18.04

I am Struggling to Understand the behavior of Application Menu in Gnome Tweaks.. when the toggle button shows its on - icon is not visible. when the toggle button shows its off - a icon is visible on ...
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Every Screensaver in XScreensaver is showing in Show Applications

So I just updated xscreensaver, and after doing so, every single individual screensaver is showing up as its own application in the "Show Application" menu. I looked in my /usr/share/applications ...
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uninstalled app still showing in all apps

I installed Riseup VPN from software and it didn't work, after I uninstalled it the name for the app still shows but the icon is gone. I have tried tried autoremove and purge from terminal but it's ...
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“Show Applications” how to see more apps per line without using a GNOME extension? (Ubuntu 18.10) [duplicate]

By playing around with the settings in gnome-shell.css (under the section "App Vault/Grid") I can get more lines of icons to display on the "Show Applications" screen, but how can I get more rows to ...
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How do I create app folders in the GNOME application menu?

Dose anyone know how to make application folders like the utilities folder. It's because I have a lot of apps and want to group them by topic.
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Is there a setting or a gnome shell extension that will sort apps according to last used (18.04)?

Unity had the convenience of allowing the apps to be sorted according to last used. This method allowed for applications that you don't recently to eventually scroll off the grid and you only see ...
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Ubuntu 18.10, Gedit 3.30.1 disappeared from apps menu

Upon upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 18.10 something happened to Gedit: Its icon disappeared from my favorites (the only one doing so) It doesn't appear anymore on the apps grid Though it's ...
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Why does Brisk start programs without some of my user's permissions?

I'm having a bit of trouble with the Brisk menu. When I start a terminal program(I use cutecom) from the menu and try to open a serial port, it says I do not have the required permissions to do so. ...
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Move Show Applications menu to the top of the sidebar (dock) menu in 18.04 [duplicate]

Right now I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and there is a Show Applications menu at the bottom of sidebar menu as shown in the screenshot: In Magento 16.04, the Show Applications menu appears at the top of the ...
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How to restore or clean the Application Menu Unity in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I have deleted the folder with the files of IntelliJ to make a fresh reinstall, if go to the new folder and run: sh idea.sh It works! But if I try to run it from the sidebar (I don't know the ...
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XFCE global appmenu (vala appmenu) in Xubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I use Xubuntu and am very happy with XFCE. I use it in a netbook and saving screen space is vital for me. So I want to move the menus to a bar like it was in Unity. Some months ago I had followed the ...
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I've linked scilab to gnome application menu (by creating a *.desktop file) but it's closed immediately when I run it from menu [duplicate]

I have downloaded scilab and extracted it to /home/user/apps/scilab-6.0.1/. There isn't any problem executing from command line and scilab runs perfect after I type the following command: ~/user/apps/...
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How to make the left Super-key open “Show Applications” menu as a shortcut?

In Ubuntu 18.04.1, I would like to use my left Super-key only to simply open the Show Applications menu (aka Dash) like a left click on the dock-icon (with the 9 dots) does and preferably close it ...
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Problem with kdenlive

I can't get kdenlive to run here is the output I get: Gtk-Message: 19:42:33.016: Failed to load module "appmenu-gtk-module" libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to ...
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How to remove duplicate Chrome profile entries in Gnome applications menu?

Ubuntu 18.04 with Google Chrome installed. I have numerous Chrome profiles, and to make it easy to open specific profiles, I have used Chrome's "create shortcut" feature to add shortcuts to each ...
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Faster app menu in Ubuntu 18.04

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and one of my first negative impressions is the long animation of flying-in icons when opening the app menu. Can I speed this up or disable it?
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Remove menu icons of uninstalled applications

I'm on Ubuntu Mate 18.04. Under my Graphics drop down menu I still have old application icons to uninstalled applications. See attached. How do I remove these icons?
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(Kubuntu 18.04) Discovery shows every installed application twice

today I realized that my Discovery application manager is stating every single entry in my "Installed" list twice. Any idea why and how I can fix it? (See screenshot) KDE Plasma Version: 5.12.6 KDE ...
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For Ubuntu 18.04, is there a way to show drop-down menus for a certain applications in a menu bar?

This applies to Nautilus, Gedit, and others. I would like to select, for example, Copy and Paste from a drop down menu, but I am forced to use either the right-click menu or Ctrl-C Ctrl-V shortcuts, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 How to merge & unmerge apps in dash [duplicate]

I am Using Ubuntu 18.04. When I click "Show Applications" icon, I see "Frequent" & "All". When I click "All", I can see some apps icons individually and some merged into "Utilities". How can I ...
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Disappearing Apps

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my new comp. I was looking through the apps, tried one out and when I went back into the apps menu, over 50% of my apps were gone. I have looked through everything and ...
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Can I add an application button to Plank?

Applications button in the Plank Docklets doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04. How can I add an application button to Plank? (performs same as Win+A)
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No VLC Menu in Ubuntu 18.04

enter image description here Installed VLC via Ubuntu Software GUI. Trying to adjust playback speed but not seeing any menu options in a dropdown or anywhere else. Is there something I'm missing? I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Application menu not showing after clicking

I Updated my Ubuntu from 17.10 to 18.04 now the Application menu on top is not showing the drop down when clicked on it. The Places Menu is Working but the left Applications Drop down is not working: ...
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Missing Application Entry (Thunar) in Xubuntu-Desktop

I have Xubuntu-Desktop installed over Ubuntu, and Thunar File Manager is installed by default. However, it does not show up as an application in any of my searches. I can run it by typing thunar in ...
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ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, xenial, apps not start

In last some days apps not start neither from Menu nor from tray icons nor from /usr/share/applications. There are some exceptions: LXTerminal, PacManFM, Task Manager, Monitor Settings... But about 90%...
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How to move GNOME's Application Launcher from bottom to top in Ubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 17.10. I was a fan of Unity desktop environment but after upgrading, I saw that GNOME is also a nice one ('cause it is also very similar to Unity). ...
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Installed Wine programs don't show up in deepin menu

I am running Ubuntu with the Deepin desktop. Everything is working as expected except that my wine apps don't show up in the application menu. I installed Microsoft Office because I need that specific ...
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Vala Panel AppMenu menus are too close together

I installed Vala Panel AppMenu in Xfce, but in the global menubar, menus are too close together. How can I fix this? I use the vertex-maia-light theme.
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Installing latest version of wine on Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

I followed the askubuntu directions for installing wine on linux 17.10 with a view to installing microsoft office. However, when I tried to download wine by pressing reload (see step 11 below) I got ...
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What happened to the App Menu in Ubuntu 17.10?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 and started noticing that the App menu for applications like Firefox, Thunderbird and others only show "Quit". Can somebody tell me how I can see the menus or make ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 windows' menu in panel

I installed the latest version of Ubuntu (17.10) , but the problem is, I can't find the menu bars of applications in the GNOME panel. For instance, the Chrome menu bar doesn't appear on the panel like ...
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Rename Shelf Application Name

Currently, on my sidebar shelf, my Google Chrome (when hovered over) displays: "Google Hangouts - my email here." Not sure how this happened, possibly me accidentally pinning the application to my ...
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Lxqt application menu categories mixed up and contains duplicates after login to openbox

I logged into OpenBox just to see how it was and then logged back into Lxqt now i have duplicates of half the things and in random categories.
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Windows 7-like Start menu for GNOME? [closed]

What are some good Windows 7-like "Start Menus" for Ubuntu GNOME?
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How to reinstate the default Xubuntu 14.04 applications menu

I have accidently deleted the default Xubuntu 14.04 Applications menu, which used to look like this: However, I did manage to re-add an application menu (using Panel -> Add new items -> Applications ...
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Is there another desktop environment similar to Unity? [duplicate]

I found out that Unity will be discontinued by Ubuntu so I want to know if there's an available replacement for it. I'm mainly interested in the universal menu bar at the top of Unity (like in macOS), ...
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How to Open (.sps,.csv and .sav) with SPSS as default application?

I installed SPSS24 (a statistics application) on my laptop because i need it for work. I created a SPSS.desktop file and now i can find ich with the Dash search. So far so good. But now i want that ...
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Whats wrong with my .desktop file?

I tried to create a basic application that I can run and stick to the launcher, and I wanted to create it with a .desktop file. I cant figure out whats wrong with this file. It says "There was an ...
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Ubuntu GNOME how to do an applications menu shortcut

Let's just say that I want to have a menu like this The problem with the applications menu extension is that it removes the opportunity to just click there and go directly to the overwiev of ...
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How can I easily access favorite applications without overpopulating the launcher?

I found only answers to that old dashboard which actually had some kind of settings button. I'm looking for a way to organise my favourite programs for easy access like the start button in windows. ...
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Application menu missing on menu bar / windows title bar after upgrade to 16.04

I upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS and somehow the application menu in any window, was not showing anymore. I tried changing the settings in the appearance config but with no luck (location menu ...
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How do I run dropbox? [duplicate]

I have installed dropbox on ubuntu 16.04. I have had it run before. Now I have restarted and it is not running. How do I start it manually, as I don't want it to automatically start on startup?
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Application to create videos

I'm a new user of Ubuntu gnome, and I'm looking for a specific application. In different videos from youtube.com, I would like to select samples from several videos to create one. For example, amongst ...
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How to use icons into the main Applications menu

I use Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS. I know how to modify/eliminate/add elements into the main Applications Menu (the most similar Windows [START] button we have into Ubuntu), but I was failed about to put ...