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How do I launch Slack on startup Ubuntu 20.04?

How do I launch Slack on startup Ubuntu 20.04? Do I need to configure it manually as I do with some other programs, or is there a special option in Slack to do it for me?
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Slack not starting after update [duplicate]

I encountered an issue where, after a routine apt-get upgrade, slack i.e. slack-desktop refused to open, with no real indication why from the logs. After trying most of the solutions from this older ...
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Slack refusing to start

from 30 minutes ago on slack refuses to start on my 20.04 box. Last thing i did before it stopped working was updating firefox to 102.0 but i'm not confident if this is related to it. I downloaded the ...
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How to get past `apparmor="DENIED" operation="open"`? [duplicate]

I've upgraded slack (v4.27.154) via snap on 20.04 and slack no longer runs. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. I've never messed with apparmor either. After attempting to start ...
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Cannot drag and drop from nautilus to Chrome or Slack

I am on a brand new install of Ubuntu 22.04. I have chrome installed from deb and slack installed from snap. When I try to drag a file from nautilus into either of these applications it does not work. ...
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Slack Icon Missing in Desktop Application Window in Ubuntu

I'm using the Slack desktop client on Xubuntu 20.04 and noticed that the Slack icon does not appear in the top left corner of the application window: I've tried this with the *.deb package, the Snap ...
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No new messege badge counters on Slack application icon in the Ubuntu dock

I use Ubuntu 21.10 and Slak 4.24.0. But badge counters do not work and do not appear on Slack in the Ubuntu dock even if someone mentioned my name or sent me a direct message. At the same time badge ...
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How to install Slack on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am trying to install on my ubuntu OS but unable to do so. I have downloaded the latest version. I can't simple find the setup file to install it in the system? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Not able to install 'slack' through snap

While installing slack from snap store using the command line (sudo snap install slack --classic), I get the following errors. Please help me resolve this. error: cannot perform the following tasks: ...
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slack still uninstalls overnight

The Slack client suddenly started uninstalling overnight (Linux 21.10 OS as installed) on my laptop and the remedy was to reinstall using 'dpkg'. I'd been wanting to upgrade to a supported OS so ...
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Where is Slack after an Ubuntu upgrade?

I've just upgraded to VERSION="21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) and Slack seems to have disappeared from both my Favourites and when I click on Show Applications. It's installed as a Snap package and I can ...
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Slack is autoremoving after reboot for no reason

I have slack installed. Installed package with dpkg. After every single reboot/shutdown it just disappears from system. This happens only with slack. I have to reinstall it every single system launch, ...
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Firefox 91 "invisible" to screen sharing (Google Meet, Zoom, Slack etc)

I'm on Ubuntu 21.04 and ever since Firefox 91 came out, I've lost the ability to share a Firefox window on all screen sharing applications. The Firefox window simply isn't listed in the set of ...
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Slack closes down on suspend

Running Ubuntu 21.04 on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th generation. When I suspend the computer, Slack closes down. Happens every time. Notified Slack, but wondering if anyone else here has encountered this. ...
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Can I assign a browser to open links from specific apps?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04. I'm using Firefox as my main browser. I've set it up to auto delete cookies and disabled Javascript to make browsing more secure and private. For my work I'm using Brave. Is it ...
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Chrome and Slack crashing Ubuntu 20.04

I have got strange problem that I can't resolve long time. During work I use Slack, Chrome and Intellij IDEA. In some moment when I move mouse in Chrome - that areas of screen change on white ...
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Slack Dock Icon shows open Firefox windows

When I have Slack opened and launch a new Firefox instance, the dock indicator and preview for that new Firefox instance shows on the Slack dock icon. System info Any ideas?
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Ubuntu 20.04 Slack 4.15.0 not using system proxy on VPN

When on my vpn (connected with openconnect), I require an http proxy to access the internet. I have the system proxy configured to use wpad, and I know this works because firefox is set to use the ...
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rpm package deleted automatically

I want to install the Slack app on my Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS system. I downloaded it from here https://slack.com/intl/en-tn/downloads/linux and it gave me an rpm package file (slack-4.14.0-0.1.fc21.x86_64....
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Slack UI crashing on start - Ubuntu 20.04.02

As I wrote, Slack Desktop UI keeps crashing on start-up. This is a deb package downloaded from the Slack official website (not Snap). The version installed is 4.14, the system is at 20.04.2 (latest ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Slack (desktop version) notification sound not working?

I recently changed from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 and overall I'm very pleased with 20.04, however one odd thing I've since experienced is that Slack (desktop version) does not successfully play ...
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After system lock and unlock , the display for chrome and slack are not proper

Am using ubuntu v18.04 , bios v1.5.1 and display manager "Light Display Manager". After every lock and unlock of the dell laptop , few application UI are kind of messy. am unable to reuse ...
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Slack opens browser as slack instance if browser isn't already open

I have the latest Slack version through snap. installed: 4.9.1 (28) 144MB classic My issue is similar to this, but if I have Firefox open already, a new tab is opened correctly. ...
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Chrome and Slack do not render properly after wake from hibernation in Ubuntu 18.04

I am on Ubuntu 18.04. After I wake from hibernation, my chrome looks like this. Even when I open new tabs. It still does not render things properly. The only thing that works is closing all open ...
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Remove Slack symbol from top panel possible?

I have Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop and when I have Slack running, the symbol is shown in the top panel, see here: I don't like the symbol when the app is running, how I can remove it? Please note that ...
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Slack 4.9.1 not launching in 20.04 LTS

Despite installing it many a times, slack doesn't start upon launching it. tried many ways but no luck! please help!
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Both Discord and Slack freeze when receiving a new private message

The freeze lasts pretty long, between 30 seconds and a minute. The rest of my system remains perfectly responsive. With Discord, it seems to only happen when Discord isn't in focus, though I can't ...
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Running applications indicator in Ubuntu Dock

When an application is running, there is a small red dot next to the icon on the GNOME launcher sidebar (Ubuntu Dock). When two instances of the same application are running, there are two small red ...
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Slack unable to start - Bad RIP value

Slack would not start all of a sudden. Slack was installed using Snap. dmesg: [63983.140086] ThreadPoolForeg[58617]: segfault at 34d0 ip 00000000000034d0 sp 00007fdb3e23ce08 error 14 [63983.140096] ...
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Slack suddenly stopped working on Ubuntu 20.04

I have been using Slack (Desktop App) for months now, without any problem. Today, for no apparent reason, the laptop (HP Envy) froze and since then Slack is not working anymore. It seems to try to ...
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No sound playback during call in Slack - Ubuntu 20.04

I'm on 20.04 and downloaded Slack using snap. I downloaded Spotify via snap as well as my speakers work. Not sure why Slack isn't working. I tried every single sound source. I have been able to ...
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Apps are running into another apps like a new instance [duplicate]

What I notice is that one App (let say Slack), has a link in a message, when I click on it, it opens Firefox, but in way that this Firefox is linked to Slack. It doesn't even show the dot under ...
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All-in-one app for communicators and JIRA

is some application which would use one interface for all communicators (Skype, Slack, Teams, Hangouts), and transfer only data through some API? I believe this is how exactly works these ...
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Limiting Memory of Snap Packages

Some snaps (cough Slack) will given the opportunity eat up an almost unlimited amount of memory. In the pre-slack post systemd world I could create a namespace, limit it's memory/cpu etc... and force ...
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Code Blocks show up as blank in gnome apps

I've recently switched back to ubuntu desktop after 12 years or so on Mac. Everything is going great except for 1 bug that is KILLING me. Anything formatted as a "code block" either doesn't display ...
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Slack client on 18.04 and it is not updating properly

I ran "apt install ./slack-desktop-4.0.2-amd64.deb" on Bionic Beaver and I am able to login to my workspaces and channels. However, history is not loading and when I receive direct messages the ...
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Unable to sign in to Slack snap app

I've done sudo snap install slack --classic and now have the Slack snap application (v. 4.1.2). When I run slack from the terminal, it opens the app, with the sign in button. Clicking this opens the ...
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How to show new Slack messages in GNOME notifications?

How do I show new Slack messages in GNOME notifications?
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telegram, slack, skype won't run if I put them on startup applications

I have run telegram, slack, skype on startup application ubuntu 16.04 But, the icon doesn't appear in taskbar (notification area). Howver, it appear as run application $ ps ax | grep skype 3854 ? ...
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Slack 3.4.2 not opening on Ubuntu 16.04

I tried installing the .deb file from the Slack website and installing via snap. (Running sudo apt remove slack-desktop in between) But both times nothing happens when I try to run slack from the ...
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Memory over-consumption: gnome-shell? google-chrome? slack?

I am having issues on a ubuntu 19.04 computer: regular freezes, ... Monitoring screenshots (htop) During a memory overload... (Unfortunately I didn't think of hiding userland threads on the 1st, ...
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Broken fonts for code formatting blocks in slack and chrome in Ubuntu 18.04

After I changed some fonts in tweaks-tool, in some programs (Slack, Chrome) font formatting for blocks of code became broken. I tried to restore defaults, but fonts in code blocks still ugly. How it ...
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Grub Boot Loader Error Occured when Ubuntu and SlackWare is Installed

I have a PC which has a pre-installed Ubuntu 18 OS. On the free partition I have installed Slackware 14.2 successfully. After that I have decided to install GRUB, using the commands below: chroot /...
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Slack shows opened links to browser as another slack instance in task bar

If I open a link sent to me on Slack, the new browser window opened shows up as 'another' Slack window. Is there any way to have it correctly group the new browser window with the existing browser ...
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Apps crashing on my Desktop

Any time I open VS Code or Slack on my Ubuntu Desktop I get kicked to the login screen. When I log in it is as if I rebooted, nothing is open. They work on my laptop installation however I cant get to ...
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Slack desktop client with socks proxy

How can I configure slack desktop client to use a socks proxy?
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Slack 3.3.3 crash on Ubuntu 18.10

I have installed the latest Slack 3.3.3 from the official website. Downloaded the deb package, but when i start it, it simply crash and nothing happens. It was working fine on Ubuntu 18.04. Is there a ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Slack not working

I've updated to Ubuntu 18.10 yesterday. Now I can't find a version of Slack which isn't crashing. Tried the version from snap and also the download from the site. Has someone found a working version?
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Slack icon not visible in top right corner in ubuntu

When I restart the Ubuntu system, slack application is not visible in the top right corner. How to solve that?
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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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