Package Details: slack-desktop 4.8.0-1

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Package Base: slack-desktop
Description: Slack Desktop (Beta) for Linux
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: ogarcia
Maintainer: ogarcia
Last Packager: ogarcia
Votes: 451
Popularity: 11.80
First Submitted: 2015-10-19 09:59
Last Updated: 2020-08-01 20:12

Pinned Comments

ogarcia commented on 2020-02-06 11:44

Please, don't ask for add lsb-release as dependency. In Arch Linux this package is not needed to run Slack Desktop.

And before asking for any other dependency as make or patch or whatever, please read the wiki.

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brsvh commented on 2020-07-21 02:30

After I installed and run it, I get some electron and node error, then the slack will freeze and don't have GUI window too.

Initializing local storage instance at path: /home/brs/.config/Slack/local-settings.json
Failed to get path for key, this may be expected: /home/brs/.config/autostart
(node:244863) [DEP0005] DeprecationWarning: Buffer() is deprecated due to security and usability issues. Please use the Buffer.alloc(), Buffer.allocUnsafe(), or Buffer.from() methods instead.
(electron) 'BrowserWindow.getDevToolsExtensions' is deprecated and will be removed. Please use 'session.getAllExtensions' instead.

B2Pi commented on 2020-07-13 20:35

Installed, and working fine, but the icon in my task switcher is the generic one. Perhaps someone knows how to fix this (I'm using LXQT, and, concomitantly, lxqt-app-switcher)?

Marcel_K commented on 2020-06-22 11:41

@maverick1: Please read the pinned comment, especially the Prerequisites part of the linked wiki page.

maverick1 commented on 2020-06-22 08:07

I got an error while installing it from yay

==> Starting package()...
/home/maverick/.cache/yay/slack-desktop/PKGBUILD: line 24: patch: command not found
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
error making: %!s(func() string=0x55b9433c2880)

nglgzz commented on 2020-06-01 13:00

Without a notification daemon running, Slack will freeze when trying to send a notification.

This issue shows up in other Electron apps too

To fix this install and launch dunst (or any other notification daemon).

life_elixir commented on 2020-05-15 11:43

Same for me - it hangs all the time, becoming non-interactive, if i wait for couple minutes - it works, but after a while - same problem. What interesting is that the same happens with mailspring app. Probably connected to electron or other library which is used in both apps.

hendry commented on 2020-05-05 03:40

Slack becomes non-interactive for me after a few minutes.

Any ideas how to fix this? Using 4.4.2-1.

Thank you in advance!

hpstg commented on 2020-04-21 10:25

For anyone having issues with Slack crashing in Gnome-Shell, make sure that you don't include it in any Auto Move Windows rule. When it initiates a call it spawns a separate window which will crash the whole of Gnome-Shell.

je-vv commented on 2020-04-06 20:38

Hi, when I close slack, and it get minimized on the tray, "clicking" on the tray doesn't bring it up at all. I have noticed this for the last 2 versions, and I seem to remember it did work. What I don't remember ever working is that the slack window is up, then there's no way to make it minimize in the tray, by "clicking" the tray. The only way to minimize it the tray was to close window through the WM close button, but that's not doing anything anymore...

Is there a way to work around any of the mentioned issues, or at least the one related to minimizing to tray? Thanks !

ogarcia commented on 2020-04-06 07:03

@leinher done