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Snap store error

I am a newbie to ubuntu currently running 22.04,I am facing an issue with snap store(all apps installed in my pc is snap rather than deb or flatpak). I am facing this issue whenever I try to update ...
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how to prevent apt from automatically installing snaps

I don't hate snap as much as some people but I do usually prefer not to use it so it's really annoying when I: apt install and it just installs a snap without asking, is there a way I can prevent ...
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Web browsers cannot save files other than to the default location in Ubuntu 22.04

This issue is probably related to others but so far I haven't seen a proper solution. UPD: I checked that xdg-desktop-portal-gnome (for gnome and gtk, as well) is already installed and hence the ...
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snaps fail to install

I do not know when this started, but my snap packages were all out of date. It turns out that snapd is unable to update. Installing new snaps is the same result. $ sudo snap install hello-world error: ...
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Snap onlyoffice-ds and apache nextcloud

I've installed nextcloud the traditional way, without docker or snap and i'm using apache2, mariadb, php. Nextcloud is working fine, and i have my SSL working correctly. From memory, you cant mix ...
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Jammy 22.04 Firefox Snap Download PDF to Existing Subfolder Fails Silently

In Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox Snap version, I am unable to download PDFs to an existing subfolder using the Download Icon in Firefox's built-in PDF viewer, though it works for a top-level folder; e.g., ...
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snap crashed on Kubuntu 20.04 and no free space

I have Kubuntu 20.04 and recently I encountered a situation where there was no more free space on the disk. There I have 2 partitions: sda2 (37GB) and sda3(197GB) After df -h →  Filesystem Size ...
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Allow snap version of Firefox to access hidden folders

SageMath uses a folder of the form $HOME/.sage/temp/$HOSTNAME/<random four digit name> to hold html files generated by a plotting routine and calls the default browser to display them. I want ...
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Chromium can't save files to home subfolders

I experience a blocking problem : Chromium (snap install), Chrome (deb package), Firefox (ubuntu's pre-installed) and Telegram (snap) can't save files to custom subfolders in home directory. Ex. ...
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Is it possible to view recently removed snap packages?

I'm trying to remove snap from my system because I use and prefer apt. I was removing snap packages and reinstalling them via apt but forgot to use the --purge option with snap to remove any left over ...
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How do I uninstall snaps no longer depended on? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to remove snap packages that are no longer depended upon, similar to apt autopurge/apt autoremove for .deb/dpkg packages. What does apt autoremove do? It removes packages that ...
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Unable to save settings in Firefox when installed as snap package?

I have just done a fresh install on a notebook with Xubuntu 22.04 as host OS. I've noticed that Firefox is now available only through snap unless you want to follow a lengthy tutorial on adding the ...
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'snap refresh' reports pkgs are updated while newer pkgs are available in upstream

Question I think I should be able to install a newer version. What am I missing? Issue Release-notes of a package home-assistant-snap shows the latest ver is 2022.5 and yet on my Ubuntu Core on RPi3 ...
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Thunderbird will not open links in firefox

With the snap version of firefox, I cannot get any links in thunderbird to open firefox. They will open up with any other web browser, but not firefox. I think it has something to do with the new ...
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vscode GitLens - open changes ( difftool ) fails to open - can't find the temp file created by git in tmp folder

After upgrading ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04, Vscode GitLense extension can't open the diff tool or diff tool opened but report that the temp file created by git is not found. If I run the diff tool ...
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How to stop an individual snap from updating Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Is there a mechanism for stopping an individual Snap from updating? Context There is an ongoing issue with Firefox snap and have decided to replace the snap version with the deb version using the ...
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error: cannot refresh: cannot prepare snap-declaration refresh for snap "{SNAP}": snap-declaration ({...}; series:16) not found

so I was trying to refresh snaps using sudo snap refresh command but it results in error: cannot refresh: cannot prepare snap-declaration refresh for snap "{SNAP}": snap-declaration ({...}; ...
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22.04 file chooser automatically resizing in snap apps

The open and save file dialog windows in Firefox or Brave enlarge themselves in 1 second intervals until they take up the entire screen and do not respond correctly to input, automatically reopening. ...
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After updating to 22.04, programs crash frequently. On startup: 'AtributeError: 'Thread' object has no attribute 'isAlive'

Initially, this problem only affected Firefox, but it got better after I uninstalled snaps and reinstalled the old version. Now, everything seems to be crashing (python, zoom, terminal, chrome, even ...
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Freecad / Snap / Spacenavd

I use Ubuntu 22.04 When I install Freecad 0.2 as no snap package then my 3d connexion mouse works also. But when I install Freecad as snap then the mouse does not work. I tried to reinstall the ...
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Is it possible to search snaps using regex/patterns in Ubuntu (20.04)?

Is it possible to narrow down the results of snap find <package>? For example, if I search for code as: snap find code can I add another keyword that should be looked at in publisher or summery? ...
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Replace Installed Apps with Snap

Is there a command to scan Ubuntu for all installed apps and replace them with their Snap version automatically?
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There is a text inside a block in starship command prompt

There is a text F583 written inside a block in gnome terminal in ubuntu 22.04. Gnome terminal using bash shell and starship command prompt install from snap store ( sudo snap install starship). Tried ...
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How can I grant permission to snap application (evince) (ubuntu 18.4) to open files outside home?

I have installed evince through snap in ubuntu 18.04 and only opens files inside home folder. ** (evince:6214): WARNING **: 00:03:47.818: set_filenames: Error when getting information for file “/...
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Ubuntu Updater icon says 3 updates, but can't find any

Muon finds no updates. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade finds no updates. sudo apt-get install -f doesn't do anything. The Ubuntu Updater icon says there are 3 updates, but when it searches for them, it ...
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How to run snap installed programs as different users & groups?

Is there something where I can change the user/group id of Snap installed applications? I would like to secure what folders/files they have access to on my machine. Similar to sudo -H -u "$USER&...
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Opera snap browser on Ubuntu 20.04 - Slow to load with errors

I am trying to use Opera snap on Ubunt20.04. This has been loaded form the Ubuntu Software App (snap-store) Opera is very slow to load. If is run opera from the terminal the following series of ...
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How to install firefox from snap, when my /tmp is symlinked to another place?

Upgraded my desktop to ubuntu jammy, and this is forcing me to use firefox from snaps. The problem - snap install firefox fails with: error: cannot perform the following tasks: - Run configure hook of ...
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Allow Firefox snap access to USB security keys

On Ubuntu 22.04 using the Firefox snap (latest, revision 1300). I'm trying to use a security key with GitHub, Cloudflare and various other sites. When the site prompts me to use my key, the Firefox ...
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Trouble pasting in the "save-as" window in snap apps

Since I upgraded to ubuntu 22.04, when trying to paste in the "save-as" window in snap apps (Firefox, Chromium, Telegram), I get the message "the folder contents could not be displayed&...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Failed to start: Failure handling of the snapd snap

I am just starting to switch to Linux from Windows and just installed Ubuntu 22.04. I managed to install the gnome extension for hiding the top panel and flatpak support, following the instructions in ...
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Did snap just killed my Firefox?

I had some tabs open in Firefox, when I decided to use Chrome to watch a video on YT*. Suddenly, the quality of the video tanks, and of course it's becuse snap is updating, and I have to find ...
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Firefox creating problem in update

I see below error when I upgraded from ubuntu 21.10 to ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I see a constant icon on notification area reminging me of something went wrong while update. When I try to update (as it ask) ...
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I have a /home partition separated and would like to move /snap to my home as snap is eating my root disk space. Is there any possibility to do that?

So I have separated my /home partition (I always recommend doing that) and I have some space available there. But my / partition is with less than 1GB and I have to clean snap every once and then to ...
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Snap mounts showing up in File Explorer

As an Ubuntu user, I am more or less forced to use Snap. Especially since I keep everything as close to stock-standard as possible, for the most stable and well supported experience. With every ...
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Why are there multiple gnome-3 snaps? [duplicate]

Listing snaps shows several gnome versions (3.28, 3.34, 3.38). Why is that? Is it ok to remove older snaps and just keep the latest version? Sample output from snap list: Name Version ...
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Keyboard input doesn't work in various snap apps after upgrade to 22.04

After the update I noticed that I can't type in firefox. After changing the snap for the ppa from mozilla the problem was solved. But then I noticed that typing also doesn't work in signal-desktop ...
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Installed fonts not detected on firefox 99 snap on Ubuntu 22.04

I am trying to use my installed fonts on the Firefox snap but I can't get it working. I'm trying to force a custom font on all pages using the Stylish. Here's my script: html > body {font-family: &...
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Unable to run firefox for different user in Ubuntu 22.04: cgroup error

Just installed Ubuntu 22.04 here, and I get this error while trying to run a firefox instance for an user which is not the one who logged into X. Here's the full command trace to reproduce the error, ...
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Firefox installed from snap cannot save files to disk

after updating Kubuntu from 20 to 22, Firefox has been forcefully installed from snap. After that, I cannot download and save any file at any place, not only in home directory. I've given all explicit ...
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All snap applications including software centre are not opening

After a system update yesterday, none of my snap applications are opening. I tried to run the application via the terminal but I'm getting this error /snap/firefox/1232/snap/command-chain/desktop-...
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Firefox Not Updating Because snapd not present

System Information: Ubuntu 22.04 I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 22.04 a few days ago. A few months back I had uninstalled all snap related packages, including snapd because I had read on some online ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 UI issues: In-app file selector/save prompt, saving files and new window location issues

To start off: none of these were issues on 21.10 or prior. Regardless of what app (for example Firefox (while downloading) or Signal (while uploading)) , the file-selector/save prompt (depending on ...
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mysql-workbench-community cannot connect though ssh

I'm having an issue connecting to a mysql server through a ssh tunel and the app crashes. I have enabled the ssh-keys in the snap permissions dialog but that does not seem to be helping. Everytime i ...
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how would i enable the firefox apparmor profile 22.04

Ok so I found this on the "How can I enable AppArmor for Firefox?" line on the Ubuntu wiki which is out of date because Firefox is now a snap. I think the profile is enabled but first where ...
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Different evince on Ubuntu software GUI _22.04

I am seeing 2 Evince document viewers in the Ubuntu software GUI. One is the deb version and the other is the snap version. Both are of different size and version. My first question is are they the ...
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Snap apps not scaling on different DPI monitors

is it possible to make Snap Apps use the Scale of the Display they are displayed on instead of having to manually set "--force-device-scale-factor=x" every time I start them? I have 4 ...
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Libreoffice snap, symbolic links to zfs not accesable

I have a mirrored zfs drive, for archive data and working documents. I have linked my ~/Documents to /zpool/user/Documents, and also ~/Pictures, etc. When I install LibreOffice using snap I can not ...
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is Firefox .deb package in ubuntu 22.04 in beta?

i have replaced firefox snap package by .deb one in ubuntu 22.04. i am using this repository for firefox .deb package: ppa:mozillateam/ppa two days ago it gets update to version 100. but in windows 11,...
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no file save dialog for snap applications

using a fresh ubuntu 22.04 install i can no longer save or download any files in firefox. it did work when i first installed firefox, now it no longer does. File -> Save page as does not even open ...
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