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

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Unregister .deb files

When I install tor browser I used ./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app How can you undo this? I'm not undoing it I'm just curious. edit: typo
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Ubuntu 20.04/21.10: how to create an app shortcut to a bash file?

i have this bash script: test.sh that i would like to be able to find in my apps and/or as a favorite in my dock. since i've never done that i relied on: Execute sh script from *.desktop file? i then ...
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How do you update the file executable location targeted/searched by a GUI icon in the GUI-based Applications dock?

I had Google Chrome installed in a local folder, and it ran okay. Then, I moved the folder to /bin because I wanted it more properly located on my system. Now, the GUI shortcut in Applications doesn't ...
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Dealing with groups on the application screen

I created a group on the application screen called software, where I group a number of applications software related. Now I would like to ungroup this. So I thought I just click on an icon and move it ...
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Can run app from terminal but not from menu in XFCE

I have an app which I can run from the terminal in this way python3 /home/me/path/to/my_app.py It works fine. To make it easier for other people I want to use the Menu Editor to create a launcher for ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 "Show applications" does not list apps in dock

I recently installed Ubuntu and noticed a possibly purposeful behavior. If I add "Chrome" (just as an example) to favorites (which pins it to dock), clicking "Show Applications" ...
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How to remove duplicated Applications folders? Menu editor doesn't work with these

Couldn't not find a way to remove them.
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Applikation tray empty

After upgrading to Ubuntu 21.10 sometimes the application tray remains empty, search also does not work. Sometimes it is after booting, othertimes it happens just when waking up from sleep. Same ...
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Why aren't my applications appearing on my desktop?

Apologies for the ignorance.... I'm transitioning as a longtime Windows user so this is very new for me. I recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my device and the only place I can find my ...
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How to rearrange the position of icons in Show Applications (Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS)?

I'd want to change the icon positions in Show Applications. Although the icon is being dragged but it is not being placed where I want it to be. Icons are ordered alphabetically, but I want to ...
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xfce4, xfce4-appmenu-plugin takes a lot of CPU

I am on Ubuntu with XFCE. I installed xfce4-appmenu-plugin. My cooler is quite active from this time, so I checked what is going on and I was surprised by this. Should this plugin really take a lot ...
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How to add padding/margin to Lubuntu applcation menu

I've just installed Lubuntu 21.10 and I'm trying to get it more pleasant to look at. How can I add more padding around the applications in the application menu? Everything is packed in tight. I'd like ...
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What is the name of the gnome app that searches for applications when I hit the windows/super key? It crashed, I would like to restart it

There seems to be an annoying bug on my installation of Ubuntu 21.10: the very convenient tool that searches for applications when you press the windows/super key seems to crash quite often. It will ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Applications Menu causes Ubuntu to hang

steps to reproduce the problem: arrange all applications in folders. open any apps folder, don't run any app, just close the folder by clicking anywhere in the empty area. repeat step 2(you might ...
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Ubuntustudio application menu, games category

Since Ubuntustudio switched to the plasma-desktop with 20.10 we have a new organized application menu which divides the games category in subcategories. This is nice if one install a lot of games. But ...
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Why do I sometimes get new apps that I have not installed when I boot my laptop? [duplicate]

So when I start my Ubuntu 20.04 laptop I eventually get some new apps like this one ''ImageMagick'' that I'm 100% sure that I did not install and many others that I don't even remember to the point ...
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App-Groups in App-Picker for all users

I administrate our system at school. I want to group apps by subject in the app-picker and it works fine for my admin-user. However I want to keep this layout for all users. I tried to set up a dconf ...
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A problem with Dash to Panel extention

I recently activated on my ubuntu 21.10 the Dash to Panel extention and I noticed that in the application menu (left down corner or Super key + A) it doesn't show the applications, it only allows me ...
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How can I keep my program groups on desktop?

If I make a program group, after restart its broken First: After building a group: But after restart the computer, all is like before making the group. The same if I log out and log in. What have I ...
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How to ad appimage to "Open With" menu

I installed Lightburn software appimage on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The files created in Lightburn are saved as either .lbrn or .lbrn2 but when I navigate to these files in the file explorer they don't ...
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Opening a piece of software from anywhere [duplicate]

I have a compiled program in a certain folder that I would like to access from anywhere without needing the write ./path/to/file/each/time/app_name. For example, the app executable is installed in ...
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Installing a "Shortcut" in the Application Menu from Python .desktop File

I would like to install a chess GUI called "PyChess". Since the repo of my distribution (20.04) doesn't offer PyChes, I downloaded a .tar.gz file, extracted it, and with a simple `./pychess` (a python ...
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KDE Window Application Menu opens at wrong position

I have an issue I can't figure out. I'm using Kubuntu 20.04, Kde plasma 5.18.7. I added the application menu button to the window and when the menu open, it shows up at a random position. The menu ...
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Add binary to Applications Menu

Is it possible to add a binary to the applications menu in Ubuntu 20.04.2? I have tried the following .desktop file for Filezilla which I extracted from FileZilla_3.55.1_x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.bz2: Path=...
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Ubuntu Software search provider doesn't show in app menu

I learnt that it is possible to search applications directly from the Software centers of Linux distributions, like showed here It worked on my side with the classic Gnome Software center (the blue ...
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How can I keep the dock over other applications?

Disclaimer: Super new Ubuntu user here! Is there a setting to enable or a way to keep the dock over an application instead of it appearing under an application or hiding when an application is fully ...
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UBUNTU 20.4 Application not working

My applications like brave-browser, chrome-browser, pycharm, LibreOffice and other apps are not working. It was working fine until the day before but now it doesn't open at all. It loads in the ...
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How to get menu bar back after hidden in all KDE program windows

The top, "File, Edit..." menu is gone from all my KDE program windows. Not sure what I changed. I tried ctrl+m, looked in EVERY setting I can find for days but can not find a way to get my ...
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Add Jupyter Notetbook to application menu

I created a desktop icon for jupyter notebook by creating jupyter.dekstop in my home/arthur/desktop folder and can start jupyter-notebook by double clicking it. Desktop Entry Type=Application Name=...
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How to add a folder with .desktop files?

I know that if you want to add a .desktop entry it must be added in /usr/share/applications, however, what I want is to add an extra folder where it can host .desktop files. If I run update-desktop-...
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Add a java application to the gnome menu

I have a .jar application and I wanna add it to the gnome menu to run it from there, it must run with root privileges. I did a file called java_application.desktop in /usr/share/applications. The ...
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Broken animation for applications overview

When I press the application launcher, the icons flicker in their post-animation locations, and then the app menu animation starts. The flicker is unwanted and I want to know how to get rid of it. I'...
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I can't see the complete menu of applications installed

I extended the life of my old netbook by changing from the HDD to a SSD, so I r haveeturned to ubuntu (20.04) since a long time. The problem I have is that I can't see the whole list of appications ...
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Random programs appearing in Applications menu--- did I get hacked?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on Wayland. Yesterday, I was using my computer when it suddenly went to the login menu, as if it had just been booted up. When I logged in and opened up a fresh desktop, the ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 has no frequent/all tabs in "Show Applications"

When clicking on "Show Applications" in Ubuntu 21.04, frequently used applications are displayed but I want that all applications are displayed. In previous 18.04 and 20.04 installations, ...
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Change application startup script for application installed with snap

I've installed brave with snap install brave. I can see it when clicking applications in the side bar and also when searching for it in the activities overview. Hovever i'd like to run it with ...
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app icon still showing after purge/uninstall

Menu bar: I have purged the KDE plasma desktop and uninstalled ozeki SDK. but those are still showing in the app menu. how I can remove those. i have attached the photo.
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Lubuntu. How to invoke a program from the Activities menu, with an option in the invocation (e.g., -u)

In Lubuntu 20.04. I want to make the Activities menu invoke a program using a switch. So I think I need to find the file that tells the Activities menu what invocations to use, and modify that file. ...
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Adding software as one of the type-ahead options in Ubuntu 20.04

I have Kalzium installed and would like it to also show up as an option when I do a type-ahead in Ubuntu 20.04. Example: When I do a type-ahead for periodic I get these options: How can I get it so ...
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Keyboard Navigation isn't working in Application Dashboard

I am new to Ubuntu. If I click the Show Applications button then it shows me the workspaces. I want to change it to directly show the applications dash. So, I installed a couple of extensions in order ...
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Where are app folders from the "Show applications" window defined?

Problem Every single time I install something from the snap-store (doesn't have to be a snap app, a .deb file also counts) all of my nicely organized programs inside their own folders scatter ...
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How to specify icon in lower left corner

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. There's an icon in the lower left corner that brings up the application list (by default a big K). I did something that changed it, but I don't know what. Where in the ...
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How to restore home folder installed apps after reinstall Ubuntu(restore to App menu)

I don't find answer here, there are similar answers, but its doesn't fit. I had reinstalled Ubuntu, I formatted only root, boot and had reinstalled. Home partition have been simply mounted without ...
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Having problems with ***Applications Menu***

I'm having a problem with applications menu (Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS). My applications are combined in different sections. Such as Calculator, Backup, character, Fonts, Document Viewer etc in Utilities ...
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In app menubar won't show after removing global menu widget

once I have used global menu widget, and after removing it, whatever I do, the in application menu won't return. Except create another user. Actually I know that. I deserved it. XD Note : On a new ...
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Why are there two of the same program in my applications? [duplicate]

I updated my Joplin notes program and instead of replacing the old version, a new one (right) was installed. Why did this happen? How do I remove the old version?
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How to change ubuntu app menu icon color

How can I change the color of ubuntu show application icon for active, hover and normal sate.
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GNOME - Sort menu entries alphabetically [duplicate]

I wish I could arrange the GNOME application menu alphabetically, but I can't find anything about this online... Is there by any chance a gsettings option or a script to do this?
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removing icons in applications

Using Ubuntu 18.04 and some icons are showing in the applications window that were from an uninstalled program, how can those be removed?? Also have an Icon there that says "Healthy Comp" on ...
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No persistence for 'App Folder' created in the Ubuntu's 'All apps' menu

Recently I have reinstalled Ubuntu on my device. I grouped apps like libreOffice apps and Ubuntu games into 2 different folders in the Ubuntu's 'All apps' menu. But after I logged out and logged in ...
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