Questions about creating, handling and using dialog windows (aka dialogues)

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What setting controls this feature in my .dialogrc file?

I'm writing a bash script for personal use that uses dialog. My script is: #!/bin/bash DIALOG=${DIALOG=dialog} $DIALOG --title "Title" ...
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Is there a “Close Without Saving” shortcut?

When I used OS X there was a shortcut (Cmd+D) that would dismiss the "Do you want to save" dialogue when a window with unsaved changes was closed. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu and if not is there ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 dialog box exceeds screen size

I'm add a printer (to a newly installed Lubuntu 14.10), but the driver dialog boxes overruns the screen. The buttons at the bottom are not visible! Any way round this? Alt-F allows some step to move ...
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“Replace the customized configuration file” dialog frozen during upgrade from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS

About twelve hours ago, I started upgrading a laptop from Ubuntu 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS (better late than never, right?) using the ordinary, built-in graphical Distribution Upgrade tool. I stayed until ...
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apt-get upgrade dialog box for modified configuration file - how to use

Still struggling through an apt-get upgrade from the console on Ubuntu 12.04 It's now found a difference in the grub config file, but this time instead of asking what to do on the command prompt, ...
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System settings stopped showing up

After I have placed my hard drive with Ubuntu 14.04.1 in a new pc system settings won't show up. I have tried: sudo apt-get install unity-control-center but I get this Reading package lists... ...
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Open File dialogue - Filtering

So, easy question but I can't seem to find the right answer yet. Within Windows (eek!) using say notepad++, open file, enter *st* would show me all files containing "st" How do I do the same in ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 copy dialog gone

I am facing the problem, that my copy dialog is gone while performing a large copying operation. The miniature progres bar is still visible in the launcher icon and shows that the action is still ...
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kill popup or dialog box using command line

I wonder is there a way to kill popup or dialog box by using command line? Actually I want to kill all the popup as shown in attached picture
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How to fix graphical error and blurred edges in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I am running Gnome shell 3.12.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. Lately, after a few updates there seem to be some graphical errors, most notably a strange blur around dialogue boxes, menu options etc. I am guessing ...
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How can the “Save File” dialog window of Chrome to be set to focus when saving?

Recently, I've found that the "Save File" dialog window of Google Chrome is not in focus after selecting something for saving from a context menu. This used to be the behavior and I find that it is ...
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How do I PERMANENTLY add gain to front center audio track only?

After YEARS of not being able to find an answer as to why certain videos had background music drowning out voices, I finally got an answer, kinda. For reasons that I have long since given up on ...
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Add shutdown and restart options to logout confirmation dialog

I would like to have a more comprehensive dialog when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead of the classic I'd like to have suspend/reboot/shutdown options too. It was possible in my previous installation ...
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Show a dialog box after a period of inactivity

I am soon going to have to migrate an entire computer lab (about 50 PCs) from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. As it's an university, 99% of the time (if not 100%) it will be used by students. There is ...
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bash utility 'dialog' leaves a messy screen

When I run this script it displays options in a menu style on my terminal and then runs the relavent command in the script. #!/bin/sh TEMP=/tmp/answer$$ dialog --ascii-lines --title "Administrative ...
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some apps/popups displayed in gnome-style in ubuntu 14.04 (unity)

after installing valama, some dialogs (open-dialog, save-dialog, password-prompt, ...), are displayed in gnome-style (no title-bar). this issue appears in any application using gnome-dialogs (i.g. ...
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check dialog input fields [closed]

I try to add to below script a control that when I press "enter" key. I'd like being imposed to compile all 4 fields to continue with the script: #!/bin/bash shell="" groups="" user="" home="" exec ...
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Is there a way to pre-populate the location area in the nautilus “open file” or “save as” dialogs?

I wonder if it is possible have Nautilus Gnome/Unity configured to always pre-populate the location area in the "open file" or "save as" dialogs . I want to pre-populate it with the current ...
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Where is the “Search” place in the file open dialog?

I remember that in earlier versions of Ubuntu there was a "search" place in the file open dialog (for example like the one in this screenshot). However in Ubuntu 14.04, I don't see it anymore: Is ...
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How to get dialog box input directed to a variable?

I have been teaching myself bash scripting and have run into an issue. I have written a script to take input from the user, using the 'read' command, and make that input a variable to use later in the ...
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How to press buttons in a dialog window from terminal? [duplicate]

I don't get what to do! How do I press <Ok>? I clicked on it, typed Ok, pressed Enter, everything!
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Find the location of an installed application to type in the Launch Application window

Many times I get this dialog when opening some files. It asks me to choose a program. I don't know where all programs reside and what to select? Where to find installed applications in Ubuntu?
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Is it possible to prevent user from open/save file dialog in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I've a number of kiosk computer implemented my company's application which use firefox as front end user interface. All the users have to do is just staying on firefox to do their job. However when ...
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Use a Radiolist with Scriptreplay

I want to crate a programm using dialog that gives me a radiolist of logfiles (working) and automatically replays them using scriptreplay but I can't get it to work because the filepath that gets ...
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Ubuntu SDK open file dialog

I've started playing with the SDK to start developing an application. The application will be something that will allow me to filter records in an CSV file by a search term. But does a file dialog ...
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File Dialog: different behaviour for browsing back and forth

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and the gnome shell. My default file manager is nemo, but nautilus is also installed. My problem is that some applications do not support browsing to the parent directory with ...
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Hide “Places” or “Username” in File Chooser Dialog

Background Making a video-capture of a website demo; part of the demo requires uploading files. Problem The username is displayed in the video, which is a security concern. Question How do you ...
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Problems installing Matlab via iso R2013a on Ubuntu 13.10

I mounted the MATLAB for LINUX iso image to local drive and tried to run ./install and a installation dialog box even appeared asking all the required details but when I pressed Finish to begin ...
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Changing choice of folders in Download Dialog?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 When I download a file (say e.g., in Firefox), there is a list of "shortcut folders" on the left (e.g. Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, Downloads [[I would have added image, ...
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Dialogue Windows Look Wrong After Upgrade

I recently upgraded to 13.10, and I'm noticing that nearly all of the dialog windows look like they're from 1999. The trim looks right, but the buttons and everything else just look wrong. Help me ...
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Disabling Dialogue prompts in ubuntu [closed]

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu a while ago now, but various popup dialogue boxes that prompt for confirmations continue to irritate me. Especially the ones when closing a Terminal that's running ...
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Always show keyboard shortcuts in Gnome — take effect without a restart

I just discovered that many Gnome dialog boxes do have keyboard shortcuts to reach controls or tabs with Alt+letter — only they are not displayed. The shortcuts do appear in the form of an underlined ...
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Default file open/save sort by modified?

I'd like the file open/save dialogues to be sorted by default by Modified. I read this answer: set default sort order and it didn't help. I went to: org->gtk->settings->file-chooser and I set the ...
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How to use Ubuntu QML Dialog or other Popup without any buttons?

I am trying to make a modal popup where all there is is a progress bar, and when the progress bar is full it automatically closes, Dialog and the other popups don't seem to even show unless you set ...
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How to search as you type in the File Dialog window in Ubuntu 13.04?

I want to search as I type in the Browse File Dialog window opened when upload/save files with a Web Browser. Is there a way to achieve this in Ubuntu 13.04?
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What is the Dialog Box used by the Ubuntu Server Installer?

A dialog box displays user-friendly boxes from shell scripts. I'm looking for the dialog box used in the Ubuntu Server 13.04 installer. I know a couple of alternatives but they don't fit what I need. ...
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How do I remove the window borders from modal dialogs in Cinnamon?

System: Ubuntu 13.04, with Cinnamon 1.8. Whenever a modal dialog like the one below (password prompt in GDebi) pops up, it always has an annoying border around it. Is there any way to fix this? I ...
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How to display popup dialog after app start?

If i use the PopupUtils.open() command in the Component.onCompleted property of the any item it does nothing, example: Rectangle { id: rect height: 600 width: height ...
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How to automatically expand location with File Open dialog? [duplicate]

Background By default, the "File Open" dialog resembles: Problem More often than not, my first interaction with this dialog is to click the pencil icon to reveal the path. I then paste the path ...
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How do I resize various dialogue boxes that ask for passwords, user inputs etc?

Here is a screen-shot of what I want to resize. On Ubuntu 11.10, this kind of dialogue were little short by length. That looked good. Is there a way to do so by digging in the system files or by ...
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How do I prevent KDE from messing up my Qt dialog button order?

I use mostly GTK+ applications (eg. Geeqie, Audacious, etc.) on Lubuntu. However, I decided to give KDE 4 a try by installing kubuntu-desktop and then removing the apps I didn't want. Big mistake. ...
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Weird dialog box says Error: success ..?

What can cause this strange error dialog to pop up? The message just says 'success'. I was trying to copy a file from my desktop to my laptop over smb protocol, and the file does seems to have ...
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Dialog boxes are not centred in the screen

I have two laptops running 12.04 and seem to have the same problem in both. When I open a dialog box, such as "File open", the Save button is off the side of my screen (see screen shot below). This ...
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Pygtk dialog and return id/info

i am writing an app with quickly-pygtk-glade and i want to show a dialog and get the return id...I used the run() method but if a close the dialog and reopen it i get an empty window and some errors! ...
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Remove a Custom Dialog Windows (PyGTK + Quickly)

Do Quickly have a remove dialog command? Like: quickly remove dialog <dialog-name>
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Unwanted dialog when clicking link to download file

Every time when I click some links (which opens another document), there comes a dialog (see the screen-shot) and I then have to close it manually. This is really unnecessary, unwanted and irritating ...
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Open Custom Dialog Windows (PyGTK + Quickly)

I have just downloaded Quickly, created a new project, set up simple GUI and created new dialog (quickly add dialog create (as you can see, I called it create)). I already have click handler in the ...
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How to close a non-reponsive dialog when it's secondary dialog is hidden?

I was in the process of installing "Additional Drivers" when I encountered an error and I was informed to review a log. I left the notification dialog open while I switch to a terminal but when I ...
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Maximize dialog windows?

Solution: If you're on standard Unity which uses Compiz for 3D compositing, use compizconfig-settings-manager. See WeAreGeek's answer below. If you're on Unity 2D, as I am, then wmctrl is the only ...
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How to Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps

I want to use KDE file dialogs (file open, file save) in Firefox in Kubuntu 12.04. This requires something like the ancient KGtk script, but for KDE 4.x and recent Firefox versions. OpenSuse offers ...