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Questions tagged [software-center]

The Ubuntu Software Center gives you instant access to thousands of open-source and carefully selected free applications.

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Is there a way to enable scrolling with arrow keys in “ubuntu software”?

installed ubuntu 18.04, kept updated Arrow keys work in firefox, opera, steam, settings... But not in the list of installed applications/games in ubuntu software Sometimes it works (i.e. in ...
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APT says malformed line 63, can't install anything since installing Adobe reader [duplicate]

My apt-get is not working. Keeps saying malformed line 63. Also, every time I try to download Chrome it says "software index is broken". I have no idea what I'm doing. I somehow managed to uninstall ...
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how to add repository to Ubuntu 18.10 “Ubuntu Software”

I read the documentation at: https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/addremove-sources.html.en ... at step #2 after "Ubuntu Software launches" there is no tab "Software & Updates" just "ALL ...
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Totem / Videos often asks whether to install the right codec, but always fails to find it!

As title says. I love this feature, but totem doesn't ever find the required packages / codecs to play the correct file in software. I have found this a number of times since installing Ubuntu 18.10 ...
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Software and Updates missing

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1 and although Ubuntu Software and Software Updater both are present and working fine, Software and Updates is missing from Applications, and pressing the Settings button on ...
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Installed programes is not lising in software center ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I am trying to have an overall look of the programs installed on my computer, but the software center is not able to load them. I tried this solution sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Every time I try to run a newly installed app from the Ubuntu Software app the icon blinks in the task bar for a while then disappears

I have had this problem with Spotify, Instagraph and a couple other apps. When I install an app from Ubuntu Software everything works as it should until I try to run the newly installed app. I click ...
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Error after VirtualBox installation in 18.04

I have installed VirtualBox via Ubuntu Software and after the installation it gives me this error: What can I do?
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I have deleted XFCE, exo and Terminal in Xubuntu, how to get them back?

First, a piece of advice: in Xubuntu 18.04, there is a pre-installed application called Web Browser. It is NOT a Web Browser. I uninstalled it via Software Center thinking it was redundant with ...
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Cannot remove skype icon (in show application) after uninstall in Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I installed Skype via Software Center and now I want to remove it. I try to run sudo apt-get --purge remove skype but I can not find skype package and then I remove it in Software Center. After ...
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How do I post feedback on Ubuntu Software? [duplicate]

I got an image viewer off of Ubuntu software on my Ubuntu computer and I want to rate it two stars because it blurs my pixel art. I dislike it when image viewers blur the low definition images, so I ...
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Unable to connect to snap store from Ubuntu Software Center & Ubuntu Single Sign On

When I'm trying to install some of the applications through the Ubuntu Software center, it is asking me to authenticate with snap store. After i key in the username and password, when i press the ...
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E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yandex.list [duplicate]

sudo apt-get is not working at all on my Ubuntu 16.04. The software installer won't run no matter what client I'm trying to install. Ubuntu Software Center won't even open. Here is the output I get:...
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How to remove PlayOnLinux? (Ubuntu Software uninstall doesn't work)

I go to Ubuntu Software, search for playonlinux and then click remove: It does this... An then still shows me it is installed. Also after restart and waiting for 10 hours. What can I do? Does ...
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installing gnome shell extensions timeout

I have Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox and behind proxy. I have set automatic proxy configuration. All applications are able to connect to internet. However Gnome Shell extensions are not getting ...
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Bad system call (core dumped) /usr/share/man/man1

I am running on Ubuntu 18.04.1 release 4.15.0-38-generic. I know this or a similar question was asked a few months ago and there seemed to be a fix or a workaround in progress. dpkg --list man-...
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gnome-software: undefined symbol: gdk_wayland_display_set_startup_notification_id

When trying to launch gnome-software, I get the following error message: gnome-software: symbol lookup error: gnome-software: undefined symbol: ...
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Ubuntu Software (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) does not display installed apps

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. Unfortunately, Ubuntu Software application does not display installed apps. The screen (Installed tab) is just empty. I have tried to follow different ...
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Can't launch software applications (Ubuntu 18.04 + Gnome)

I can't launch the following applications: Software & Updates Software Updater If I want to lauch them, I get following responses: Software & Updates failed to launch Software Updater ...
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Paladins install from the software center is not working

using ubuntu 18.04.1 software center, paladins is listed. it is my wifes favorite game, trying to install it so she will switch from windows. I have tried the software center install, but it keeps ...
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Ubuntu Software Frozen Page Problem

Whenever I open software center this page appears,It seems it has frozen in this page.
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“Ubuntu Sofltware” not working after loading program

I have been having this problem since installing 18.10. When I go to the "Ubuntu Software" application I can select a program to install. When it is done installing the back carrot does not return me ...
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“Object reference not set to an instance of an object” when installing an app

I'm on Ubuntu and have an online store in which I need to install a 3rd party app. I have contacted both teams (online store and this app developers) but they all say it is something to do with my ...
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want to get the all softwares and its details to make my system inventory

Want to get the software details to get my system inventory to get the software packages i use this commands (dpkg -l) It prints all the system applications also so i need to get the software only i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 “sudo apt-get -f install” results in error code (1)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 off of a USB onto an external HDD. Ive been trying to the software update which pops up as a red circle with a white line through it on the top right of my screen. When I ...
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Ubuntu 18.10, Gedit 3.30.1 disappeared from apps menu

Upon upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 18.10 something happened to Gedit: Its icon disappeared from my favorites (the only one doing so) It doesn't appear anymore on the apps grid Though it's ...
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kmid does not play audio

I installed kmid and obviously timitidy ++ and the latter works well as a terminal. the problem is kmid that scrolls the text but without audio ... I noticed that playing in the midi outputs (load the ...
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Ubuntu Software Center, Software Updater, software & Updates not opening!

I'm not able to open up my software Center, Software Updater in UBUNTU 16.04 LTS. Also a red circle having - sign is showing on the top bar. Please help me to solve the error! prateek@Home-Alone:~$ ...
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“email/password is not correct” to log in to Ubuntu One to leave Software review

I'm thinking perhaps this is not a duplicate of this problem from five years ago since the reported message differs (and the OS has been updated a lot since then): I wrote a review to post for ...
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No home screen after installing software in Ubuntu Software

I think this is a bug. When I install an app through Ubuntu Software and then try to go back to the Home screen of Ubuntu Software the app is stuck at the screen where software installed notification ...
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Does Ubuntu 18.04 allow snap packages to be reviewed / rated, and if so, where do I see that information?

For years, I've relied on the ratings and reviews in the Software Center to guide some of my application choices, when there are multiple applications that are available for a given need. Independent ...
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen, 2017) BIOS update: Canonical ahead of Lenovo?

As of yesterday, Ubuntu Software Center wants to upgrade the BIOS to version 0.1.35 while Lenovo is still only offering version 0.1.34. Compare and contrast Ubuntu Software Center with Lenovo How ...
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apps installed with ubuntu software won't start

So I have created an ubuntu live persistent USB drive. Everything seems to work ok. I installed CLion, atom and spotify using Ubuntu Software but none of the 3 runs! I click on the icon and just ...
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Why can I apt-get install rapidsvn but not see it within the Ubuntu Software Center GUI? [duplicate]

I went to install Rapid SVN from the Ubuntu Software Center today as I have done before - it wasn't there. I can install this using the command: sudo apt-get install rapidsvn Why can I apt-get ...
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Does KDE have a user friendly software center?

I am new to Linux and I'm trying to find a software center for KDE Plasma. I just set up my chromebook dual boot using crouton. The line I typed into terminal was sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -r ...
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How do I find additional free repositories for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I want to find additional open source free software packages available for installation. I tried to add other software sources to the Ubuntu ...
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Why frogatto is not in ubuntu software? [duplicate]

Why the game frogatto is not showing in ubuntu software ? it's a graphical application in the official ubuntu repository
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Queued for installation over six hours

I am running Ubuntu Mate 18.04. It is just installed and looks to be running fine. I have been trying to install the additional software "software Centers" shown on the Software Boutique. When I ...
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Ubuntu Software does not reflect the latest version [duplicate]

What is required to get Ubuntu Software Center to reflect the latest version of a software (i.e. FreeFileSync)?
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Should I install firmware update from the Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a Dell XPS 15 9560 (2017) running Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot with Windows 10. Usually, I install firmware/BIOS updates using the Dell update tool in Windows. However, I just noticed an ...
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Err:4 downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public InRelease The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: [duplicate]

I have Kubuntu 18.04.01 installed on my PC. I'm a computer tech, but I have extremely limited knowledge of Linux. Everything is running fine, but I can no longer update the system. sudo command ...
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Ubuntu software upgrade

Not having used Ubuntu for some time, when I started it today it suggested that I install upgrades. However, some packages including Ubuntu software center, Kile, Idle give me an error message e.g. ...
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How do I find out whether Software update is installing or removing stuff?

Ubuntu 18.04. Software update is showing me a dialogue 'Updated software is available for this computer. Do you want to install it now?' Under 'Details of updates' it has 'Install or remove' and then ...
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Update VSCode via .deb file

Today a new version of vscode was available, so I went to https://code.visualstudio.com/ and downloaded the .deb file. I clicked the downloaded file, it opened in the Ubuntu Software Center and I ...
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How to make Software Updater show up less often?

Currently I have the settings for "Software Updater" set as follows: However, I get prompts for software updates such as the following every day: This is very annoying. How can I make notifications ...
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Why dpkg -i can't find my Minecraft.deb file

I downloaded the Minecraft.deb file from minecraft.net and tried to install it first with the normal software installer GUI. What would happen is it would go from 0% to 100% really fast and then the ...
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how to install programs without software center [duplicate]

Software center is not working. What other app can I use to install software in Ubuntu 16.04?
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Visual Studio Code doesn't start anymore

I'm completely new to Linux and wanted to experiment a little, so I don't really know what I'm doing. I am on working Ubuntu 18.04 and I have been unable to get Visual Studio Code to start again, ...
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Weird behaviour about password prompts and permissions in Lubuntu 18.04

I am having a strange behaviour with Lubuntu 18.04 fully updated machine. I try to use software application (system tools -> software) to install some application. Say for example Raincat. When I ...
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What happened to the Ubuntu software center? I can't install Gnome software 18.04

I am trying to install some updates and I get the following error: root@Dude:~ gedit /etc/apt/sources.list Err:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu precise InRelease The ...