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    Unhappy Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    Hello Ubuntu Community!

    Strange issue with Ubuntu Software Store(?) v.20.04.1 LTS

    When I click on any Categories icon in the Ubuntu Software Store(?), there is no software to be found, nowhere.

    Any ideas why this may be?

    Cheers!

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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    Welcome.

    Please click the big button with the 3 dots, wait some seconds.

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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticWarrior View Post
    Welcome.

    Please click the big button with the 3 dots, wait some seconds.
    Thanks CelticWarrior. Works for some, but not all. Any ideas why it's setup that way?

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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    It's how it works now, far from perfect.

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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticWarrior View Post
    It's how it works now, far from perfect.
    Interesting. I don't remember it working that way in the past. Why the change?

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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    If you have problems with Ubuntu Software (a snap package), install Gnome Software (a normal package). Gnome Software (icon is 'Software') has the added ability of searching for Flatpak packages*, plus it will automatically update Flatpak. These Software managers can coexist (see the screenshot).

    *requires gnome-software-plugin-flatpak

    Comment: My Ubuntu Software does work correctly, so the behavior you see of software missing from some catgories isn't normal. It can take 10 seconds or so to load up a category, and they load here without pressing the dots. Gnome Software is more responsive, in my opinion.
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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    I appreciate your response, Dennis. Thank you.

    How would I go about installing the Gnome Software package?

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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    Could use apt. Nice and easy

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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    I have the same thing happening with the app called Software and Details shows that this is not a snap version but from Gnome. In my case, once I click on the 3 dots the icons appear and if I try other categories then the icons appear after a few seconds without clicking the 3 dots.

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    Re: Software missing from Categories in Ubuntu Software Store v.20.04.1 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by jgwokas View Post
    I appreciate your response, Dennis. Thank you.

    How would I go about installing the Gnome Software package?
    The simplest way is to use the terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt install gnome-software
    If you need or want Flatpak package support, you also need to get gnome-software-plugin-flatpak. It may or may not be automatically installed.
    If this solves your problem, you could remove ubuntu-software if you want. It's package name is snap-store.
    Code:
    snap remove --purge snap-store

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