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Questions tagged [desktop-apps]

An application that runs stand alone in a desktop or laptop computer. Contrast with "Web-based application," which requires the Web browser to run.

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Is there any app, like there is a weather app, that can show me the AQI in cities across the world?

We have AQI apps on smartphones that pick up air quality index data from national data sources. It would be good to have an app or a gnome shell extension that can show this on ubuntu as well.
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Disable notifications for Minetime app

I have minetime (latest version) launching to run in background after startup in Xubuntu 18.04. I want to see my calendar, but I don't need the notifications which display 10 minutes before the event. ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Snap performance issues [closed]

Now that it looks like more default apps are using the snap versions, a number of issues cause a decline in the experience: Startup of the apps is slower. Snap apps don't interact with other apps: e....
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Are snap apps slow to load?

I am having an issue with snap apps that is, I'm noticing that snap apps are taking a lot more time to open compared to repository apps or apps downloaded from app store (not snaps)
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Can I double the Trash on Desktop?

I have a pretty weird question. Can I double my Trash Icon? I need to double it because I have a laptop, and plan on getting a second monitor, so I need a trash icon there.
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Zotero does not lauch

I used the Ubuntu app shop to install Zotero. Installation went without problems but Zotero does not start. The icon "flashes" quickly but nothing else happens. What should I do?
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How to easily create webapps for websites and the deploy them into the snap store for ubuntu?

I would like to do this easily to someone's website and deploy the app for websites with javascript, CSS, HTML like fallingrain.com for ubuntu. Could someone help me? I think there might be some way ...
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All gnome native apps are not working on my Ubuntu 18.04

Most of my gnome Apps, like gnome-terminal, gedit, setting-centre... are not working after a system recommended software update on my 18.04. Please help! no idea what to do since no terminal not text ...
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Opening Slack logs my user out of ubuntu

As soon as I start slack app(snap) I get logged out of my user in Ubuntu 18.04. I will provide more info if I can check things before it logs me out. Can you please suggest how I check for some logs ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 program not starting and not shown in software center

Today after I reached my desk, suddenly apps shortcut in dock didn't work for few programs like 'skype', 'atom', 'system monitor' etc. They were fine earlier. I checked 'Software center' and there ...
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How can I install multiple apps on Ubuntu using scripting? [duplicate]

I would like to install a lot of apps, and I has been saving all commands to install each app, here is a sample: ##Global sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys ...
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Is it possible to run files with .vbe extension on Ubuntu?

I want to run a game on Ubuntu 16.04. While I'm trying to install the game using wine software, it's not recognising the file extension. Setup.vbe, is there any way to run this.?
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What is the “Browse” application for?

I see a program in the applications overview in Ubuntu 17.10 named "Browse". What is this application for, and is it a default application for Ubuntu 17.10? Clicking on the launcher does nothing. ...
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How do I install Qtstalker on Ubuntu 17.10?

The other posts about qtstalker on this site are pretty old, and I tried following the instructions here: http://qtstalker.sourceforge.net/install.html but I failed miserably. Any help would be ...
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How do I download an app from https://apps.ubuntu.com?

I am trying to do this from a library computer. It says to enter an email address to send a download link. I did that and the email link just redirects me back to the page describing the app that I ...
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Download Problem using chrome [closed]

How can I download videos and other files form different web sites of the internet using google chrome and fire fox?
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Cryptkeeper doesn't always work

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu. I created an encrypted folder. What I notice is that sometimes I'm in the encrypted folder when I unmount it. The files still show. That is, until I unlock and ...
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Is there a system-wide spell checker for Ubuntu?

I've read through several threads here but they don't answer the questions. There is absolutely no similarity between system language and a spell checker. On Windows, no such thing exists where if you'...
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How to enable and disable the reader for the blind?

I know that in ubuntu are different facilities for the blind. How to enable and disable the reader for the blind in Ubuntu? I mean the reader who pronounce what you have clicked on the keyboard and ...
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App for deleting PDF metadata?

I was using the excellent app MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit) to delete PDF metadata but recently MAT stopped working for some reason and whenever I try to use it on .pdf files it reports: [-] ...
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How do I know which programs use a particular file?

I found a file called kernel-4.2.5 in my Home directory and I want to delete it but I don't know what harm that could cause. Is there a way of knowing if that file is being used because my kernel ...
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Overheating - What's a suitable minimum and maximum temperature for a desktop system?

As a newbie to Ubuntu 15.10 and Linux, does it make sense for me to use the following apps, to reduce overheating and/or to monitor more closely my system temperature? TLP CPUFREQ
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Can portable apps be damaging to the system?

To run portable applications do not need to have root rights. However, can they harm the system? For example, I heard that there are portable applications for Windows that cause crashes in the system. ...
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Bibliographic software (like EndNote) on Ubuntu?

I've been having terrible luck finding bibliographic software such as Endnote for Ubuntu. It feels like the only solution is to install VirtualMachine with Windows installed. But it would be horrible ...
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I need to locate Apps files to make them available to Unity Launch Folders

I have only been able to do it for an app I downloaded its Debian file for. Of course I chose where to install it, hence I knew where to find it. I simply drag and dropped to a drawer window of Unity ...
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TextNow for Ubuntu?

I was wondering if there was a way to get TextNow (the app, not on textnow.com) on Ubuntu Like through terminal. I don't want to download it wrong or anything, that is why I am asking you guys.
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Updating popcorn time app

I have this app for watching movies, but it does not show up in Ubuntu Software Center, nor can I uninstall it or update it. I cannot tell what version I have, because I cannot find it among the ...
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Charging for apps. in the software center?

I have been wanting to switch from Windows to Linux, but I noticed Ubuntu software center charges for some apps. I thought Linux/Ubuntu is a free Open Source!
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Can't locate LWP

After recent upgrade I can't launch only one of my apps it always gives me this error: Can't locate LWP/UserAgent/Cached.pm in @INC (you may need to install the LWP::UserAgent::Cached module) (@INC ...
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Youtube app for Ubuntu 14.04 and later?

I'd like somebody could tell what is currently the best solution to play youtube videos with a desktop app? I like minitube app but since 2015 Google updates its policy so often so the app seems to ...