Chapter 4.1 Discover Software Center

Discover allows you to install and remove programs and utilities. It has a simplistic interface making it easy to navigate and use. Discover however only shows GUI application packages so if you are looking for command line packages please use Muon Package Manager instead.

Usage

Discover allows you to search for applications by using the search box. Clicking on a program will give you a description of it. When installing or removing software, you will be prompted for your password. You can also browse through different categories on the left clicking on the different categories. To move back from a category or search press the back button which functions similar to the back button in a web browser. In the results after selecting your program you are looking at you can select a screenshot and get a bigger view of the screenshot click on the screenshot. To exit from the screenshoot press Escape or click not on the screenshot.

To view user reviews of a program click on the text Show All Reviews. To exit the user reviews press Escape or click outside the areas of reviews.

To search for programs in discover type in the search bar in the upper left or press Control + F. To view featured applications press the blue rectangle on the top left hand corner.

Discover allows you to update software using the Updates tab located on the bottom of the left column. You can click the Check for Updates button to check for updates manually. If you have updates that need to be installed Update with a gear and will be highlighted in orange and the number of updates that are available. When you select updates to install and have updates towards the upper left shows you the number of packages to update and the size of the download in parenthisis. To finally update press the Update All button to install all updates and then you will need to enter your password to make sure you are installing these updates.

To remove software use the Installed tab. You can browse your installed packages, search using the search bar (upper left corner), and the click the remove button to remove software by pressing the Remove button. If you have a program installed there will also be a Launch button will actually launch this program.

In the upper right corner of discover you can have a Sort category to sort your search results by name, rating, size, and release date.

Screenshot

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Version

Lubuntu ships with version 5.13.5 of Discover.

How to launch

To launch Discover from the menu System Tools ‣ Discover or run

plasma-discover

from the command line.