For those who prefer the new ‘App Center’ in Ubuntu 23.10, it’s easy to install it in Ubuntu 22.04 and here’s how!
The new App Center is also the snap-store but re-built with Google’s Flutter UI toolkit. It’s fast and always works!
With it, the software app will never stuck at “Downloading Software catalog” or the spinning loading circle.
The App Center supports both Snap and native Debian (.deb) packages in Ubuntu 23.10, however, in my tests, searching Debian package always show me “No results found” in 22.04. If you know how to fix the issue, please leave a comment here.
How to Install the new App Center in Ubuntu 22.04
1. First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run command:
snap refresh snap-store --channel=latest/stable/ubuntu-23.10
This command may fail and output something look like: snap ‘snap-store’ has running apps, pids: 2205. In the case, just kill snap-store using the ID number (replace
2205 to yours):
sudo kill -9 2205
Then, re-run the
snap refresh command.
2. After that, just press Super (windows logo) key to open overview screen, search and launch “App Center”.
How to Restore
To revert back the previous ‘Ubuntu Software’, also press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run command:
snap refresh snap-store --channel=latest/stable/ubuntu-22.04