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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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Ubuntu Mate 22.04: Set per-window application menus vs Global Application Menu (in panel)

I use the Global Application Menu in Ubuntu Mate, which places the File Edit View etc. menus for all applications in the top panel ("Global Application Menu"). After running system updates, ...
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How to remove Google Chrome shortcut links from applications list?

At some point google chrome created shortcuts, which is just a link basically, in apps list. I guess when I've entered via my second profile, as all links opens with it. It sounds silly, but I really ...
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Classic Menu went belly up. the Icon is on upper right hand side, it shows the headings, but it no longer expands to the show actual applications

I run Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS. ClassicMenu was originally installed by me from "Ubuntu Software" icon 10 years ago. It has worked fine for years. The main menu was getting clogged up, so I ...
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How does the menu categorize apps

Many Ubuntu based distros that use a traditional menu have categories. (accessories,graphics,internet, office, etc) When I first saw these, I thought they were preset categories that someone manually ...
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Missing Save dialogs in Ubuntu 22.04 on a 2012 MacBook Pro

The application window becomes gray. If I press Enter a file is saved in the default location. It happens in all of the applications that I've tested. I tried installing xdg-desktop-portal-gtk. The ...
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How to add an app to 'select application' menu

i downloaded the gnome music app, but when i want to set it as the default music app, i'm not seeing the app in the 'select application' menu. I'm assuming there's a way to add it to the list of apps, ...
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Logo application removed still present

I have deleted some applications in the Ubuntu 22.04, but the application 'logos' are still persistent. When I click on them, nothing happens. I suppose that the logos of ghost applications are ...
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What do the power menus do in Kubuntu?

I want to know what exact code or command is run when one chooses one of the power options through the start menu in Kubuntu. I know about the proper ways to shutdown or restart through terminal. That ...
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Cannot uninstall "Giara" Application. Installed it via Snap Store. How to force-uninstall it?

Click here to view a detailed explanation of the problem with screen recording. I installed Giara app from the Snap Store. Now I can't run it, so I obviously want to uninstall it, but I can't do so ...
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How can I enable local desktop-directories?

I have a GNOME desktop-directory (aka appfolder) defined at /usr/share/desktop-directories/X-GNOME-Utilities.directory This functions as expected in the Ubuntu application menu, grouping all ...
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How to add a shortcut to both the favorites and the applications screen in Ubuntu 22

I have a shortcut in the applications screen: I want to add this shortcut to the favorites dock as well: So, I right-click on it and click add to favorites: But, when I do so, it removes it from ...
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How do I condense "Show Applications" from two screen to one?

I have enough space on the first screen to show all apps. I just don't how to get the second screen to the first screen. Is it even possible? Thanks ahead for any suggestions.
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How to uninstall Audio Recorder?

I tried to uninstall Audio Recorder by doing: sudo apt-get remove audio recorder or audiorecorder but I got the following message: 'Unable to locate package audiorecorder' Could you help please. The ...
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Is there a way to create desktop shortcut via context menu?

I feel like Ubuntu lacks this quality of life feature, that Windows has. To create shortcuts just by right clicking on icons of applications. I want to be able to do it from anywhere and especially ...
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applications not listed in 'show application'

I have re-installed my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS after struggling with some issues. My original installation was Ubuntu 20 (I believe 20.04), which got updated to 22.04 before this re-installation attempt. My ...
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Windows key shortcut to launch XFCE whisker menu

I'm running Xubuntu 22.04, pretty much all stock, although it has been upgraded in place over 8 years and has accumulated a certain amount of cruft. I have a few Windows key + shortcuts set up, e.g. ...
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How do I resequence icons in the "Applications Menu (Gnome extension) by FMueliner"

(a) I have installed Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS At first I did an upgrade from 20.04.10 LTS, which failed miserably when PYTHON3 deleted itself and then failed to re-install -- and as a result the rest of the ...
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User installed applications list [duplicate]

I want the list of user installed applications in linux. It should be a single list of everything user installed. More like the apps listed in "show applications". The solution can be linux ...
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Applications Missing from GNOME Launcher

I recently switched to GNOME after some KDE graphics driver shenanigans (Apps crashing, random segfaults, etc...) After switching, I noticed that many apps were missing from the app launcher (Meta+A) -...
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Window not appearing for some third party application such as vscode, intellij idea etc

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and install VS code and other essential application but I cannot use them, the application are showing in the dock but the GUI is not showing/opening co I can see ...
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Why Google app(Youtube, Gmail, Docs, Drive) icons are showing in "Show applications" menu?

When I click on the icons it redirects to the chrome website of the app. For example for gmail app it opens mail.google.com on chrome.I saw the URL had a parameter that said "web-application"...
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Remove the "Lock Screen" shortcut from the gnome menu on 22.04

I'm trying to remove the shortcut to "Lock Screen" from the start menu, but I can't seem to find the .desktop file that would be associated with it. Whenever I go to take a screenshot, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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