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Delete YouTube shortcut in Dash

A "YouTube" shortcut mysteriously appeared in the Dash Application Launcher (the 9 dots icon). It appeared a couple of reboots after I updated Ubuntu. It seems to be just a link to the ...
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Little problem with Telegram in ubuntu

Ubuntu 20.04. I have installed telegram downloading the tarball from the official webpage and then have entered the commands tar -xvf tsetup.2.7.1.tar sudo mv Telegram/ /opt/telegram sudo ln -sf /opt/...
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Ubuntu 18.04 upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 can't remove dash

Good evening, I recently upgraded an old pc from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 and now I am stuck being told it can't update dash. I want to just remove it as it was replaced by dock but it won't let ...
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Trying to de-folder all applications in my dash menu

Please can anyone suggest to me a "Applications' folder Management" tool ?? i wanna to de-folder all applications(remove all folders and view applications separately) in my dash menu... ...
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Dash black after unlocking in 21.10

After upgrading to 21.10, I find that when I unlock the screen after it has been dormant for a while, the dash is black. The only way I've found to get it back is to log out and back in again. I didn'...
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Application icons are not updated on the dash-to-panel. Is there a fix?

When I pin the application to the panel, a message appears at the top that the application has been added, but the icon appears only after 10-20 seconds. Exactly the same behavior when removing an ...
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Create an icon/Shortcut in main menu

I create the following SweetHome3D.desktop file and put in ./local/share/applications (Ubuntu 20.04) [Desktop Entry] Name=Sweet Home 3D Exec=/home/pedro/Programas Baixados/SweetHome3D-6.5.2/...
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What's the difference between dash and dock?

I've seen a lot of talk about the Dash to Dock extension, but I'm really struggling to see the difference between dash and dock. As someone who also has extensive experience of Mac, it seems the OSX ...
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Make fonts smaller in App menu or make them multi-line

Hope this question was never asked before. When I press 9 dots menu icon on Gnome app drawer it opens up the big icon app menu which is ugly and okay. But the problem is app titles are big as well. ...
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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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How to add the LibreOffice StartCenter to the dash

Fresh install of ubuntu 20.10. The LibreOffice-applications, Writer, Calc, Math, ... can be easily added to or removed from the dash. How can I add the LibreOffice StartCenter to the dash? I opened ...
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Duplicate dash on gnome panel

I installed ubuntu 20.04 2 days ago, but yesterday I started having this weird bug where I get a duplicate dash. It started happening more frequently. Usually when I log out and log back in it comes ...
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make dash open windows on the monitor you click from

On ubuntu 20.04 (with gnome), how do you control where a window will open when an application is launched from the dock? I'm using dash-to-dock and have the dock on both monitors. Some applications (...
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The Applications screen freezes when I open and close the folder

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, the Applications screen freezes when I open and close the folder.
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Not showing running application on the same added favourite app

I installed Firefox Developer in ubuntu 20.04 and added to the dock. Then I added it as a favourite app. But whenever I click the app icon it launches but it showed as another app like this. How to ...
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Dash-to-dock turns off whenever I turn my monitor off in Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME 3.28.4), only reboot turns it back on

When I look at it in GNOME-tweak, it just gives me the unhelpful error message "Error loading extension". Any clue how to fix this?
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How to "always-hide" dock in Ubuntu 19.10? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 19.10 there's automatically converted GNOME's dash to dock. And, configuration: "settings -> dock": offers only option "Auto-hide the Dock", "GNOME Tweaks": can't configure any extension ...
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18.04: How do I make my apps "overlap" in Dash to Panel [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, Firefox has two application icons instead of one. One just launches Firefox, and the other is the open application itself. How do I make it only have one icon? System info: ...
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How to make dbus commands persistent. GNOME

while studying/ Understanding GNOME, I have come across below two commands over the web. dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome.Shell /org/gnome/Shell org.gnome.Shell.Eval string:'...
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Show recently used files in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome like in Unity

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity for a while before switching to Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome 3.28.2. But Gnome dash doesn't show recently used files as Unity dash does. I have had a look through ...
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Make super key trigger ubuntu-gnome-desktop start menu under budgie

I'm an avid vanilla ubuntu user (19.04) I've recently switched to budgie desktop environment. after some tuning using the "Budgie desktop Setting" app (which is basically "Tweaks" such as "gnome-...
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Customize Super + N Behavior

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME. When I hit Super+1, the first program in my left favorites bar, aka Ubuntu Dock (in my case, Firefox) starts up. If I hit Super+1 again, it switches to the ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop - Dash is crashing the desktop and log out the user

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 through the software-update and it kinda worked well this time, except that it failed that a menu is not installed properly and issue with that and it'll start ...
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Why are StartupWMClass changes not permanent?

I am working on Ubuntu 18.04 and trying to associate an application with its shortcut, so it does not launch on a new icon. The .desktop file is in .local/share/applications/ and not in /usr/share/...
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How can I run a Python script from Ubuntu Dash? [duplicate]

I've written hello.py (a basic "hello world" program) and would like to be able to quickly run it on my Ubuntu machine by pressing the Win key to open Dash, then type the name of the script (or ...
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No default icon in GNOME dash

When I open a .desktop file with missing icon its window appears as a completely transparent icon in my GNOME dash. I think there used to be some default icon (purple gears) for this situation. The ...
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Trying to Change the Show Apps Button in GNOME

I know there are similar questions to this already however I've followed them and I'm still experiencing some trouble. I'm trying to theme the show app grid icon in the dock with this icon https://...
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Change Dash to Dock setting on Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

I prefer to have Dash to Dock minimized, so I use a command dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/extend-height false. The problem is, when I tried this command in the new Ubuntu 18....
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GNOME Dash-to-dock feature not show running apps

It shows the favorite applications, and properly shows the orange dotd on the left of the running ones, but not the running ones if they are not favorites. From dconf-editor, org->gnome->shell->...
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Software & Updates missing from Applications dashboard

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 and although both Ubuntu Software and Software Updater are present and working fine, Software & Updates is missing from Applications, and pressing the Settings button on ...
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Missing icon for "Show desktop" in Dash in 18.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded today to 18.04. One item I am missing is a "Show desktop" button in the dash. How can I add this without running a script? (This must be a common request)
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