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Built in settings not visible in Ubuntu Launcher

Am running ubuntu 19.04 , my launcher suddenly stopped showing built in settings when i search. Searching display shows the following searching for settings shows the following How can my bring ...
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macOS: Trigger action when connected to wireless network

How can I trigger an action (script) when laptop connects to a specific wireless network? So far, I figured out that I need to place my watcher script in /Library/LaunchAgents/, which seems to be ...
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bash script - preventing terminal invocation

I have a bash script that uses zenity to pop up messages rather than output to terminal via echo. How can I prevent a terminal screen popping up? The script is launched by application launcher (....
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All menu & panel applications are missing in Mint 18.3 Cinnamon after adding a launcher

My 18.3 Cinnamon install ran flawlessly for two years until now. I'm running it on i7-7700 with 32GB of RAM. I have an application, Ultimaker_Cura_4.1.appimage, that sits on my desktop and runs fine, ...
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How to create a launcher in XFce4 that does not open items twice?

I have a custom launcher that opens a command such as: leafpad ~/file1.txt That opens a specific file that I must work on quite often. Is it possible to adjust the command so that it is aware if ...
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Launching applications from application launcher with “TZ=UTC” prefixed stopped working

I had a launcher for firefox with command TZ=UTC firefox. Suddenly it stopped working, I think after I did pacman -Syu (I only clicked again much later so it could be something else). I am using arch ...
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Configuration of search shortcut from Application launcher KDE

Here is my configuration: OS: Fedora release 30 (Thirty) x86_64 Host: Latitude 5580 Kernel: 5.1.7-300.fc30.x86_64 Uptime: 1 hour, 58 mins Shell: zsh 5.7.1 Resolution: 1920x1080 DE: KDE WM: ...
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Use meta/super/windows/whatever key to open KDE Plasma's application launcher (KDE Plasma + i3)

I have a setup with KDE Plasma and i3 that I've been absolutely loving, except for the fact that the windows key no longer works to open Plasma's application launcher like it does with Kwin. I did ...
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How to remove orphan launcher in Whisker Menu?

I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 (Xfce 4.12) and have a launcher that seemingly can't be removed (any way I can think of; highlighted in the image below): After updating a VPN client, there are two entries. ...
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How to debug an XFCE launcher which fails to launch its app?

I have a command for one of my launchers: discord That's all. When launch from the terminal, it runs fine, Discord starts as intended. When I click the launcher, nothing happens. I see a small ...
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.desktop launcher of $VISUAL failing

I have built a little launcher editor in a desktop file called "createlauncher.desktop" that opens up a second, read-only desktop launcher file called "SHORTCUT.desktop" in a text editor where a PATH ...
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Difference between >/dev/null 2>&1 & and </dev/null &>/dev/null &

I've been using the following to launch programs from terminals: program_name >/dev/null 2>&1 & But recently I came across this webpage where the following method was recommended: ...
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lightdm config damaged

I accidentally erased the plymouth package which removed many more packages. The system would still boot but the console hung. I added the packages lightdm and lightdm-gtk-greeter, and now I do get a ...
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Xampp launcher does not open window

I am creating Xampp desktop launcher on my Linux Mint 19 and I have very interesting problem. When I run this from terminal: pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY /opt/lampp/manager-...
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Add icons/menu items for applications in XFCE

I am running Debian (Stretch) with XFCE and many applications do not appear in the menu (in my case Whisker Menu). As an example, I often run remote sessions using VNC and at the moment I can only ...
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How to start the LXQT launcher (lxqt-runner) with just the Super key?

Posted in order to give the answer (QnA). I have installed Lxqt desktop on top of Kubuntu 18.04. That means I can still use the krunner launcher of KDE/Plasma if I chose to, but Lxqt has its own ...
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How to keep KDE Plasma Launcher Icon visible when running?

Scenario Using KDE Plasma 5 default launcher, when I add an application to the launcher it's icon will be present in the panel as expected. When I click the icon the application will launch as ...
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Matlab application command alias creation error in Ubuntu 18.04

I had installed MATLAB 2017b in my Ubuntu 18.04 PC and am able to execute it as : sudo /usr/local/MATLAB/R2017b/bin/matlab -desktop I intend to install another version sometime in the future as well....
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How can I get a .desktop launcher to use an environment variable?

This is for the program git-cola, although I think the question is more general. It is also using LM Cinnamon 18. The environment variable I want to set is SCALE_GIT_COLA=2 so that the program looks ...
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How to create a shortcut in xfce for “Run Program …”

OS: Linux Mint 18.2 sonya DE: XFCE By clicking the menu-button in the panel, there exists the option Run Program .... I want to create a shortcut in Menu/Settings/Settings-Manager/Keyboard/...
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How to run a Java program from an Unix script?

I try to compile a Java project from a Linux script, run_nmc_engine.sh. The problem is that I get an error when launching it : Error: Could not find or load main class caos.aaai.CaosNMCEngine The ...
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Putting GNOME favorites in launcherbar

I want to put my favorites in the launcherbar to set each time to the same for one user only. The tutorial on What is the file location of GNOME favorites? is very good. The favorites that I want to ...
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How can I always bring the application to front when opening a new file?

Running in a GNOME 3.28.0/Wayland desktop. If I right-click on a text file and select "Open with other application", the application I choose is brought to the front when it launches. However, if I ...
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Error with the wifi and the network manager in the Deepin launcher

I have a very strange error, it turns out that my Wi-Fi interface is not being managed by the Wi-Fi icon of my launcher in Deepin 15.5. It does not show me other Wi-Fi networks nearby, however the ...
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Redirecting stderr from a launcher

I've made a desktop launcher and I want to direct the stderr to a file, but the redirection file isn't even create: /home/pl/my_thing.sh 2> /home/pl/stderr.txt That's what I've got in my launcher,...
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Command to create launcher (behind the Xfce/Thunar GUI)

Thunar has an option when right-clicking the desktop to create desktop-files/launchers. Is there a command behind this GUI that could be used in other contexts?