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Slack is a free, cross-platform team collaboration tool. Slack's features include real-time messaging, archiving, search, channels for team conversations, private groups, and file sharing. Slack also provides a web version accessible from a web browser. Questions about the Slack web application are off topic and should be asked on webapps.stackexchange.com.

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Unable to remove snap package "slack"

Slack stopped working so I decided to remove it with snap and then install it again. Removing failed, after trying a few times I now get the following output: $ sudo snap remove slack error: cannot ...
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Audio & Video of Local Computer to a RDC PC

I have my Laptop A in City Toronto that I would like to Remote Desktop Connection into PC B in City Vancouver. I would like to use my Laptop A video & audio for PC B for meetings in Google Meet &...
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How can I update my Slack status in all of my workspaces?

I am currently active in 7 different Slack workspaces. Whenever I want my status to be changed (e.g., coming online in the morning, going out for lunch, going offline in the evening), I manually have ...
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Slack uses too much browser storage (two orders of magnitude more than the next website). Why, and how can I limit it?

I'm using slack in the browser. When looking at the application storage in firefox, I found that its storage requirements seem to be disproportionate compared to other websites: I'm wondering why it ...
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How can I change the monospace font in desktop Slack?

I know about the /slackfont command to change the general UI/message font; I would like a way to select a different font for code spans and blocks/snippets in the Slack desktop app (on Linux in my ...
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How to change specific Slack chanels from Pro to Free within a Slack Pro workspace

My team is working in a Slack Pro workspace together with many people across different organizations, many of them don't have a Slack pro subscription. After the 3 month free trial all non-Pro members ...
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Thumbnails of posted Images are cropped but not scaled in Slack

When posting an image the thumbnail version displayed in Slack is a cropped not scaled version. For example, look at this this image When posted in Slack, the thumbnail image displayed in Slack ...
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Open Slack Link From Command Line

When I save a link to a Slack post I get a link that looks something like https://<company>.slack.com/archives/<...> I'd like to do something like slack https://<company>.slack.com/...
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Prevent/Block slacks default redirect to native app

Whenever I open slack links in my browser, by default, slack redirects the link to open in the native app. I DO NOT WANT THIS. My use case is: Slack link shared in a thread, or manually copied by ...
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Slack desktop is frequently terminating with no log entries

The Slack desktop application is terminating. Either it closes after some hours, and I cannot see it happening or it closes when trying to include a file from the local computer. I could not spot a ...
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Slack on MacOS: Keeping Sidebar open

Slack rolled out a new UX change recently that auto-hides the sidebar (at least on MacOS). Is there any way I can keep it open? I found this in preferences under "sidebar" but it is what to ...
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Slack no longer shows red dot when someone sent me message

I recently had to get a new computer (mac - not M1) and I installed slack, it used to be when someone had messaged me in slack that I would see a red dot on the icon down in the task bar but now I don'...
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Is there a way to export Slack conversation history?

A colleague has announced they are leaving the company in 2 weeks. A few weeks ago, another colleague left the company, and his Slack account immediately disappeared, and I could no longer see any of ...
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Is there a way to "rate limit" message notifications in slack?

By default slack sends a message when the user presses the enter key (this can be changed to send on Ctrl-Enter, but most people don't). So when someone is sending me something that they break into ...
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What does it mean Slack is active green dot but with a Z, and how to change it?

I am using the Slack app, and after I touched the computer (a Mac) today, the status changed to a green dot, meaning active, but with a "Z". What does it mean a green dot with a Z, as it ...
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How I get rid of exclamation mark near thread at slack? I cannot find the unsent message

I get exclamation mark near thread. The point is unsent message but I cannot find it. When I hover on exclamation mark I can get snippet of the unsent message, but when I search for it, I cannot find ...
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throttling bandwidth for a specific app

I only use slack in linux for chats and messages, not for calls. Yet, I see it eating my network bandwidth to a crazy level for past few days. It may be having something in the background or maybe it'...
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Slack - Add Custom Channel Group

I've joined an organization that uses Slack. As such, there are a lot of pre-existing channels. I'm currently learning how to use it properly. I would like to add a customization to a channel, but I ...
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"/call is not a valid command" despite it being suggested on slack help centre

This is what Slack suggests to diagnose issues with calls: Type /call --test into the search field at the top of the menu. I followed the instructions, clicked the lightning icon and then the "...
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How to migrate customer skype to microsoft teams?

I want to migrate customer skype accounts to teams. I want import contacts and messages. Google give answers for Skype for business but I dont find way to import messages. If it possible to copy data ...
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Mute all Slack channels except for some

I have a Slack workspace with almost 200 channels. I don't care for the vast majority of them but there are a few very important ones that I need to always be following. Currently, I see that I can ...
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Slack reminder - 1st Friday of every month

Please can someone advise if I am able to set a reminder for the first Friday of every month in Slack without having to add a date so for example:- /remind #channel It's time for another Monthly Board ...
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Can I use an asterisk to make a bullet point in a Slack message?

tl;dr Can I use Markdown's asterisk symbol (*) to make a bullet point list in Slack? Slack's documentation says that yes. But it is the only source where I found this. And this simply isn't working in ...
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Multiple Slack Account

Is it possible to run more than one slack account on the desktop app? I mean, I am currently working for different clients but in one I am using an email account they provided and, with the rest, I am ...
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Slack Desktop app does not log in after browser code entered

Slack slack-standalone-4.12.0.0.msi . When you open the Slack Desktop app, it shows you a green "Login" button. When you press that button, Slack opens the default web browser and takes you ...
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Remote controlled screenshare

I search for an extension to Slack that both can share my screen and let a user control my desktop with a mouse or keyboard. So far I only found screen sharing applications
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How to kill an application in one go when there are multiple instances

At the moment, Slack has hung for me. Some times it's Chrome, sometimes another app. Right clicking the icon in the task bar and choosing close does not close the application I want to kill it in Task ...
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What would my slack status show when minimized to system tray/notification area?

What would my slack status show as when it is minimized to my Windows system tray? I have the option Leave app running in notification area when the window is closed selected. So when I close the ...
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Code Snippet creation is not available in lightning menu

In slack desktop app for mac (version 4.11.2 3768d69-s@1605843152), I can't find the way to create code snippet with syntax highlighting. It used to be accessible from lightning menu from message box, ...
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My Slack app redirects to the browser. How can I prevent this?

I'm using: Mac OS Catalina: 10.15.5 Slack: 4.8.0 I've previously used the slack desktop app to work with a client and had no problems with it. I've now set up a new instance of slack for a new ...
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Hide/Collapse animated gif images in Microsoft Teams?

When my coworkers post gifs in the team chat, I roll on the floor laughing. I then usually "collapse" the gif so that it doesn't continue repeating forever in the background while I'm trying ...
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How to open downloaded file location in Slack?

Colleague sent me a file and I need to place that file to a particular location. After downloading the file, I clicked on "View all downloads" in the notification. But the view that popped up does ...
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Slack freezes on incoming message

I have to kill the PID or wait a long time before I can use it again. The following comes up on webapp-console.log as soon as Slack freezes: error: [DESKTOP] 'desktop.notice.shouldPlaySound' is ...
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How to enable the MacOS badge icon for Slack direct messages?

When I receive a direct message on Slack, I currently receive a sound notification. The the badge icon in the MacOS dock doesn't show a number though. How can I make Slack show the number of unread ...
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recommendations for deploying a slack/bolt app to the cloud? [closed]

I've been trying to deploy my slack/bolt app, which works fine on Glitch, to AWS Lambda. Since we already use AWS, it seemed an obvious choice from the list provided on Slack.com. I was able to get a ...
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How do I hide the slack video pop up?

While using slack's video chat if I focus on a different window a window pops up on my screen showing the same video chat. How do I disable the pop up window?
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Is it possible in Slack to move a message to a thread?

Slack has threaded messages to avoid clutter. Unfortunately, not everyone is disciplined enough to start a thread when they answer a message. When that happens, is it possible to either: Move a ...
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How to type a (double) quote in Slack for Windows

In most (if not all) Windows apps if I type a (double) quote it does not immediately appear and waits for the next character. If a vowel, it will turn into a diacritic like ü or é, if a space (or ...
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Outlook Calendar and Slack integration

I'm using Slack and Outlook Calendar. The problem I have is, the messages (calendar reminders) that appear in Slack do not match my calendar any more. It's as if Outlook Slack App must cache the ...
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Slack for Windows - Something's not working

I recently installed some updates on my Windows 10 machine. After rebooting and trying to launch Slack, I get this error: I can open the slack web app just fine, but the desktop app consistently ...
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Chrome wont open links from Slack or Terminal on MacOS Mojave

When I click on links in Slack or run terminal commands like Jupyter Notebook, which previously have prompted Chrome to open a link, no link opens in Chrome. macOS Mojave Chrome 78.0.3904.108
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Is there a way to start the Slack app with a maximised window but still run in the background?

I want to have the Slack desktop application run at startup in the background as it normally does with the Launch app on login settings. However this always results in a small sized window when I open ...
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Nested bulleted list in Slack

Is there a way to do nested bulleted lists with the new Slack markdown / formatting tools? E.g. I tried this * something * nested something * something else but it doesn't render it as ...
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No valid OpenPGP data found when trying to verify signature of .deb package with debsig-verify

Context I want to verify the signature of the last version of the slack .deb package (slack-desktop-4.1.2-amd64.deb), which I downloaded from https://slack.com/intl/en-es/downloads/linux. I am ...
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How can I share a particular Google Drive folder with my Slack channels to be able to search in the documents from it?

There is a Google Drive integration with Slack, but: in order to search you have to upload all your documents from Drive to Slack you have to provide full access to your Google Drive documents and it ...
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Slack Popups have started containing escape sequences

My Windows 'pop-ups' when I receive a slack message have started (maybe in the last few days / weeks?) to have escape characters in them. e.g. &apos; When I view the message in Slack (web, or ...
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How to make Slack work with new Brazilian daylight savings time information?

Since Brazilian daylight savings time rules changed, in places in Brazil where it was used, Slack Desktop in Windows or Mac is showing the wrong time (advanced 1 hour). When I change slack timezone ...
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Remove "Add people" bar in slack

Does anyone know how I can remove this huge bar suggesting me to add people to my workspace? This is so annoying and it takes half of the screen!!! This is a workspace I only have for myself, so I ...
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Slack multi-level bullet point or numbered list

I've seen the thread on single bullet points here but can't seem to find a way to add a 2nd or any additional levels (i.e. automatic indentation). Is this not a feature? I've tried the standard TAB ...
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Slack's notifications not working in full screen mode in Window 10

I am running Window 10 (1903) tried going to: Notifications > Send notifications for: > All activity And then: Pressed: Win + R Typed: slack://notReallyWindows10 Hit: Enter But when I run a ...
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