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GNOME Software (aka Ubuntu Software) is the default graphical software manager application in Ubuntu 16.04 and later. In the Launcher and Dash it is called Ubuntu Software and its icon is the same orange shopping basket icon as the Ubuntu Software Center has.

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Ubuntu Software gets stuck on the Installed tab screen in Ubuntu 22.04

I can't access the Installed tab in Ubuntu Software to inspect what software I have installed. I recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 on my PC. This morning I wanted to check what software I have installed,...
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Ubuntu does not find installed AppImage application to open link from browser

I'm trying to open a 3D model in Cura 5.7.0 from browser (Firefox 124.0.1). For example, from this page, clicking the "C" on the right: It says it does not find any suitable application: ...
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Integrate Gnome Software in Unity

I installed the latest Ubuntu Unity. I saw on a video and on other articles that Gnome Software is kind of integrated (has the top bar with the min/max/close buttons, takes the correct dark theme if ...
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ubuntu software or gnome software not loading in ubuntu 23.10?

suddenly gnome-software stop working as I cancelled installing an application, after that it won't load anymore.
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Why was GNOME Software replaced by App Center in Ubuntu 23.10?

Why has GNOME Software been replaced by Ubuntu App Center in Ubuntu 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur)? I know that previously, GNOME Software had replaced the original Ubuntu Software Center, but it seems ...
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Install apt packages using gnome software

I've installed the gnome-software package using apt (in Ubuntu 23.10, where gnome-software isn't the default software manager) and I've also installed gnome-software-plugin-flatpak that allows me to ...
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Applications in Ubuntu Software in Ubuntu 22.04 do not appear in all categories [duplicate]

The applications in Ubuntu Software in Ubuntu 22.04 do not appear in all categories.
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Can't remove flatpak software application anyway

I'm sorry I know there is another question like that here Can't remove Flatpak software application. It is also already answered, nonetheless I couldn't figure out the solution from there. I also ...
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Notifications of software updates in Ubuntu 22.04 show up later in the Software app than they do in the terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 and kernel Linux 5.19.0-38-generic kernel. Why do I get different software updates from Software & Updates app v. 0.99.22.6 than I get from GNOME Software app v. 41.5, and ...
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Some apps don't open in Ubuntu 22.04

How can I fix it? Some apps are Ubuntu Software and Postman. I tried to remove postman and reinstall it again, logout and log back in by choosing Ubuntu and Xorg, but it also didn't work. Even i used ...
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Gnome-Software running in background and consuming RAM

Why does this newfangled Gnome-Software have to consume 300mb of my precious RAM in the background? I remember when an previous computer of mine only had 300mb of RAM total, and now this one program ...
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Snap store and gnome software using a ton of RAM

Snap Store and Gnome-Software use 1.5GB and 1.4GB respectively, is this normal? If I kill the process and restart, they seem to hover at around ~700MB each, mind you the ~1.5GB is on startup. Is this ...
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Does the Ubuntu Snap-store support Flatpak

I had troubles with the Ubuntu Software App (20.04/22.04), it simply wasn't starting. I found out that although the app is still advertised as Ubuntu-Software it is actually a snap called snap-store. ...
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Multiple GNOMEs [duplicate]

I was on gnome software and saw this: GNOME 3.2.8 Runtime| gnome-3-38-2004 Are these the same things? Do I need both?
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Can't see icon of my app in gnome-software

I created a deb package of my app but when I open it for installation in gnome-software the app icon is not shown there. I can see icon in the tray, taskbar and menu list of my system though.
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Server gnome-software not working Pi4-8G

i am having issues getting gnome-software to work, as you can see in the images below, it thinks i have no network. i clearly do as i am connected through the network via Realvnc. i have tried sudo ...
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How to fix seemingly missing packages in Ubuntu Software / GNOME Software?

On Ubuntu 22.04, when trying to remove software from Ubuntu Software Center or GNOME Software I get in almost any cases an error saying "no packages to remove". Removing those packages using ...
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How can I make Ubuntu faster? [closed]

I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. Nowadays Windows is way faster than Ubuntu (but I still love Linux!) I checked System Processes and I found that it is GNOME-SOFTWARE using all my resources. Gnome-...
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Is it Safe to Remove gnome-software?

I would like to know if it's safe to remove the gnome-software package, because it's taking a lot of RAM. I'm not sure if it integrates with the DE or with specific apps. Is it safe to remove the ...
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gnome-software Uses More Memory than gnome-shell

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. After looking at the activity monitor, I realized that gnome-software uses more memory than the gnome-shell itself, and I don't even have the GNOME Appstore running! The ...
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gnome-software does not show icons of apps

Installed gnome-software several days ago. the icons of the different programs are not loaded, only placeholders are displayed. screenshots on details page are loaded. before installing gnome-software ...
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Make Ubuntu Software Center the default manager again

I followed a guide for adding Flatpak support to Ubuntu but now GNOME Software, needed for actually installing the programs, has become the default software manager so, for example, if I click an app'...
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how to resolve gnome-software full package name search bug (ubuntu 21.10)

For example, a partial text search will find the Spotify flatpak, but a full text search will only show the snap. (I know there are many complaints about gnome-software, but I've never seen this ...
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No update notifications for gnome-software: Which log to check?

I'm not getting update notifications (since a couple of months) for gnome-software though available updates (e.g. for snaps and flatpaks) show in the application and automatic updates are enabled. e.g....
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Gnome-software 'Sorry, something went wrong: the name :n.nnnn was not provided by any .service files'

When opening gnome software and clicking the update icon, then these errors show up. Should I ignore it? EDIT 2021-12-21: None of the answers below seems to work.
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Gnome/Ubuntu Software not Launching

Gnome/Ubuntu Software is not launching by clicking on the icon on the dock, or the one on the application list. There are no errors. Even so, gnome-software launches Gnome/Ubuntu Software well. Could ...
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How do I run firmware updates, if nothing happens when I click "update"?

Gnome software often shows me Device Firmware updates in the Updates tab: Usually, clicking the "Update" button runs them. That seems like generally expected behavior. In this case, when I ...
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Not able to use workspaces in ubuntu 20.04. Toogle workspace gnome extention is showing error can anyone help me?

My workspaces are not working, toogle work space gnome extension is also showing error please refer the screen shot attached
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I lost my software center

I wanted to install snap-store, but got this error message: error:unable to contact snap store I decided to reinstall snapd, so I ran these commands: sudo apt-get purge snapd sudo apt-get autoremove ...
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GNOME Software Memory Leak

GNOME Software is memory hog GNOME 3.38.1 GNOME Software 3.38.0 Ubuntu 20.10 Linux Kernel 5.8.0-40-generic How can I solve this? Thanks!
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How to fix flatpack addon overriding ubuntu universe sources?

After a recent update of Xubuntu 'Software' (gnome-software) was replaced with 'Snap store'. So I uninstalled 'Snap store' and manually installed gnome-software. In gnome-software I now have the ...
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Software app is not showing installed software and not installing .deb package

Earlier my software store was not showing installed software, but I referred to this answer, but still it's not running the .deb package. I want to use Chrome Remote Desktop service. I followed the ...
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os update and firmware update fails through gnome-software

Recently my software center (orange thing) stopped working (clicking its icon does nothing). I'm on ubuntu 20.10. So I installed gnome-software. Then I opened it and it suggested a couple of updates, ...
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gnome-software does not launch

I'm getting this error message if I'm running Gnome Software Center from terminal. Failed to setup plugins: Unable to find default local file monitor type Dropbox is also giving me a similar error ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Software?

Im using Ubuntu 20.04. Some time ago, the gnome software app had disappeared, so I reinstalled it using apt-get install gnome-software Now after a recent update, I'm seeing two software applications, ...
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It's mentioned in the logs that "Settings schema 'org.gnome.software' is not installed"

It's mentioned in the logs that Settings schema 'org.gnome.software' is not installed I was kinda confused/worried after reading this log because it was under 'Important' category and comes under '...
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AppArmor error Gnome Software Ubuntu 20.04

I'm very new to this stuff. I had a problem with snap-software so I purged it and installed gnome-software and I'm seeing the below error message. Sorry, something went wrong: An AppArmor policy ...
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Software app not working in Ubuntu 20.04

My Software app shows 'No Application Data Found' on opening it in Ubuntu 20.04. what should I do?
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snap-store and gnome-software taking too much ram

I didn't even opened ubuntu-software store when this showed up. Is there a way I can avoid this from happening? Also, if I remove the snap-store package will I'll be able to install snap apps using ...
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My user does not have administrative permission on Ubuntu Software Update

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I can't get administrative permission to install programs in the Ubuntu Store, nor in Software & Updates. At the Ubuntu Store or GNOME Software, as soon as I send an ...
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Two Software Centers in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have two software centers in Ubuntu, but I am sure there should be one: And Moreover both have the source "ubuntu focal-main". Can anyone help?
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Ubuntu Software Center doesn't open in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

After fixing /dev/sda in busybox and boot my computer, I'm trying to run Ubuntu Software. It is loaded, but it didn't open. Now I have two software applications, Ubuntu Software which I can't open and ...
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Unable to get a list of updates: remote lvfs has no cache signature

Ubuntu Software (aka Gnome Software) on Ubuntu 18.04 has started giving the error message: Unable to get a list of updates: remote lvfs has no cache signature This issue started recently and, based ...
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two different gnome-software stores - same os Xubuntu 20.04lts - starting snap-store starts gnome-software?

I recently fresh reinstalled Xubuntu 20.04lts on two of my pcs. Suddenly after a few weeks, i discovered a couple of differences between these pcs, were i did not alter anything. It seems that the ...
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No Permissions Button in gnome software xubuntu

Hi I am using xubuntu with the xfce desktop. The version of ubuntu is 19.10 I have been having a lot of problems with snaps being able to access files from other sources then my main hard drive. For ...
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Launchers for installed snap applications (including Ubuntu Software) disappeared after installing GNOME Software

I installed regular gnome-software to be able to install Flatpaks as well. Right after I did that, all was fine: I could see both "Software" and "Ubuntu software" in the launcher overview and launch ...
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How to install gnome extensions from gnome software?

clearlinux has integrated the gnome extension in gnome software itself.
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Gnome-software losing installed software

I've updated to the latest Ubuntu 20.04. I have been seeing that the gnome-software application is not showing the applications that I have installed. The applications do show when I kill gnome-...
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Ubuntu Software doesn't open in Ubuntu 20.04

If i click on Ubuntu Software, it doesn't open. I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04. I tried try to upgrade all packages, but it doesn't fix this problem. If I try to run killall software-center ...
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GNOME- software not working

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 ( fully updated) Whenever I search in gnome-software app, it shows "no apps found". Please anyone help me to fix this issue.
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