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

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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. I'am wondering why there is no consistent way of browsing directories in the file dialog ...
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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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Hide Fingerprint-GUI Dialog

My computer has a fingerprint reader, so I installed the fingerprint-gui ppa/package in order to use it. It works perfectly, but the dialog box looks very bad. I like how on Windows, there is never ...
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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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Why are gtk message dialogs in Xubuntu gray only? They have colorful icons elsewhere

I use Xubuntu 13.1 to develop some applications with gtk in c++ using libgtk-3-dev. I use message dialog boxes for error messages, like this dialog = gtk_message_dialog_new(GTK_WINDOW(mainWindow), ...
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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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transfer dialog disappears in file manager

just upgraded to 13.04 and noticed that when transferring files using the file manager that the progress dialog occasionally disappears prior to the transfer completing. This is annoying as its ...
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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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Switched from ubuntu to Kubuntu: no more network folders in dialogs

After upgrading my ubuntu box to 13.04 I decided to switch to Kubuntu ( with apt-get install kubuntu-desktop and so on...). The switch went quite well but since then I can't access my network drive ...
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Error: Cannot assign QObject* to QQuickItem*

I'm trying to show a dialog in a tab but it just won't go. I don't understand why it isn't working. Same kind of dialog in another app I'm writing is showing it. Only difference is that the working ...
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Command to bring up 13.04 fancy shutdown dialog [duplicate]

Does anyone know what is the terminal command to bring up the new Shutdown/Restart dialog in Ubuntu 13.04? I want to rebind it on Ctrl+Alt+Delete and i need the terminal command.
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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 links

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 ...
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Twinview dialog boxes all open in secondary screen

I'm using Twinview with Oneiric 64bit with a nVidia card. I have my primary monitor (with DVI) positioned to absolute 0 and my secondary to the right (with HDMI). My applications open on the primary ...
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Popup dialogs attached to window title and not movable

Not sure of the terminology here, but most of my popup dialogs (see screenshot below) are attached to the window title and cannot be moved. If the parent window is moved, the popup moves with it. Is ...
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Switch audio outputs without using the GUI dialog for PulseAudio

I'm using Precise (development version), which means I'm very much expecting to see bugs. However, this time, it's fairly important that I find a workaround quickly – and it is a general question. ...
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Custom PyGTK dialog with Glade

I'm building simple PyGTK app using Glade UI designer. I followed pattern from default Ubuntu app, where preferences and about dialog are implemented extending gtk.Dialog, so I added new dialog with ...
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Why do the Escape and Enter keys not always do the right thing in dialog boxes? [closed]

Why is it that when a dialog pops up, the Escape key doesn't always cancel it and the Enter key doesn't always press the default button? Shouldn't this be a standard across all dialog boxes in all ...
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Modal popup showing on the wrong monitor

On Ubuntu 11.10, I'm seeing modals from many applications show up on a different monitor from their parent application. In this example, Firefox, the application on the right most monitor, has popped ...
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'select file' dialog is always shown at an incorrect position

For some reason the 'select file' dialog is always shown at an incorrect position - it is always shifted to the right bottom corner. So, the 'Save' or 'Open' buttons are not showing and it is always ...
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gdialog cannot output variable

copied='cp -v *SNAPSHOT.jar /home/user/folder' $copied prints information about copied files however gdialog --title "done" --clear --yesno "done $copied" 15 60 shows command that was executed, ...
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Clicking Shutdown shuts down immediately instead of showing dialog. Cannot restart

In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric (Unity), clicking on shutdown will immediately shut down the machine instead of prompting with Restart / Shutdown option dialog.
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What is the command to open the shutdown dialog?

I would like to use a gesture to shutdown/restart my computer and I need to know the command that launches the shutdown dialog:
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Can I stop apps from selecting “Recently Used” by default in file chooser dialogs?

In Ubuntu and Kubuntu 11.10 I see changes in behaviour of GTK file chooser dialog. When I try to open new file (second, third etc, not first in editor) dialog show "Recenty used" section. It is very ...
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Some texts appear as “Label empty”

I've got a problem with some of the texts not appearing in Ubuntu 11.04. I use the Spanish translation of Ubuntu and reinstalling the packages didn't solve the problem. You will find some screenshots ...
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Where did the Unity modal dialogs go?

I'm using Oneric and I was rather impressed by the Unity modal dialog addon. After a few upgrades it was gone. Where did it go? Or is there any way of getting it back?
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Unity “execute” dialog doesn't accept special characters [closed]

Why doesn't the "execute command" dialog (Alt+F2) accept special characters composed by '+a ("á"), +e (é), etc. in Unity? I'm running Natty with Unity 3.8.12.
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Bypass “Do you want to…” dialog after clicking script

After I create a bash script and double click it in Nautilus I am prompted with this - Do you want to run "sleepytime", or display its contents? With Run in terminal, Dislpay, Cancel and Run as ...