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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Ubuntu 22.04 automatically restart and kill all apps

I installed ubuntu 22.04. Suddenly, the system stops without warning, and all applications are killed, no chance to save anything. It's a really annoying situation, which has a significant impact on ...
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gnome app grid incomplete applcation names

In the applications view, the app names are truncated. I can't seem to find a setting relating to this with gsettings or Google. All I found was "this issue was fixed in GNOME 40," although ...
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How to double click on .desktop apps to launch them

I've come across a number of apps that need to be launched by executing a .desktop file. I understand that Canonical have disabled running these kinds of apps for security reasons. How does one accept ...
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Irium webcam Initialization failed

Besides this other problem I had with irium webcam on linux, when we close irium webcam and try to open it again we get the message: Running this command doesn't make the app work. The only way to ...
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Visual Studio Code and Arduino IDE stopped working

I am running Ubuntu 21.10. When I first installed Visual Studio Code and Arduino IDE, they both loaded properly. Now, when I click on them or try to run them from the console, they won't open. Any ...
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How do I remove these icons on desktop?

I have installed xfce4 via crouton and I have these things I want to remove but I can't. I tried right clicking them but it didn't work there was no options.
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What all things happen when I uninstall an application in Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm working on a desktop application and recently when I uninstalled it to install a newer version the local folder of the application got deleted. I'm curious to know what are all the things that ...
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Application List broken

This was difficult to describe so I took some screenshots. The application list doesn't list all applications and also only lists a random number on 3 pages. I can't add pictures to this post so ...
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Where is an app filed?

I'm setting up a new install of Ubuntu 20.04. I installed the Zoom Client app. It opens from the Applications window. I want a desktop shortcut for it. Looking for how to do that, I see various ...
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Signal’s desktop app keeps on crashing when trying to make or receive a call

I have downloaded and installed the Signal for Desktop app via the Ubuntu Software Center. The current version running on my laptop is v1.40.1. (Update: The new version v5.0.0 also does not work.) ...
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KDS Connect suddenly appear in my Apps

In my Apps list, "KDS Connect" has suddenly appeared no less than 4 instances. I also found that "Wildfire Games" was open on my desktop. Could i have been hacked? Or is this ...
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Some linux apps only work on certain desktop environments (DEs)? [closed]

On a recent DLN podcast episode one of them said 'such and such app doesn't run on KDE'. I was confused. I thought that, in general, any app written for linux can run on pretty much any DE. Is that ...
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Cannot find my PWA in Ubuntu

I have installed in Ubuntu -> Outlook and Youtube using Progressive Web Apps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oCyfcHSeDc However, I cannot find my new PWAs between my old apps, I restarted Ubuntu ...
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How to skip the "Is ready" notification and directly open apps in Ubuntu 20.4?

On Ubunto Focal Fossa 20.4, for most of the apps, for example by searching for VeraCrypt and pressing Enter, Ubuntu displays a notification at the top of my screen which says something like "...
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deepnest app image worked on Ubuntu 17 but not on 20.04

The app image deepnest (a cad programme) will not work in Ubuntu 20.04. It worked in an earlier version (Ubuntu 17). I have tried the gui and some command line things but nothing so far works. (Ps I ...
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Unable to scroll Gnome app list. How do I fix this?

To reproduce: Press super key to bring up the Gnome app management view. (Is there a name for this?) Click on the 3x3 array of dots in the dock to bring up the app list. Click on the "All" ...
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How to make a .desktop shortcut to a url using firefox

This is the code I currently use to make a shortcut for a url #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=PomoDoneApp GenericName=PomoDoneApp Comment=PomoDoneApp desktop webapp Exec=/opt/google/...
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How do I sign PDF documents like I can in Preview on my mac

I'm not asking about digitally (cryptographically) signing a document, but rather about an alternative to Preview.app on MacOS (which, to be honest, is a really good tool) which will allow me to add a ...
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Why is the PSPP program not present in the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa repository?

The program for statistical analysis PSPP is very important for research, i concluded my post-graduation with it, using Ubuntu 19.10, but it's not present in the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS repository, so we can ...
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Quick Live Latex Display

I am a maths teacher and have to teach my students over video in this lock down. Now all I want for them is to view expression and equations. I aim to achieve this by sharing my screen and using some ...
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Installed app not showing up in top bar after reboot [duplicate]

Lets start by saying that i am new at Ubuntu i think i have had it installed for about three weeks now. So if my terminology is off please feel free to correct me as i would like to learn. I ...
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Is it possible to have apps installed on a separate drive from where the OS is installed?

I feel like a failure for not being able to find the answer on the internet. There must have been someone in history of internet asking this. But I couldnt, so here we go: I have an old macbook air ...
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Is there any way I can see my APM (Actions per Minute) in Ubuntu?

I am looking for a way to see my APM count while working on Ubuntu in my office. I used in Windows environment this program http://www.desktopapm.com/ but it seems that no easy solution available in ...
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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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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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