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

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Register an application for lubuntu's “Run” dialog

I have built an application from source. Now I want to be able to start that application using lubuntu's Run dialog (the one opened via Alt-F2, Super+R or directly from the "start" menu). But the Run ...
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nautilus file types in prompt window

I'm constantly trying to load files through a program that requires a pop up dialogue window to navigate to locate the files, however the problem is that I am always having to select the "All file ...
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Create folder in Save dialog - can't enter uppercase letters or underscore

I have a long standing problem with the Save dialog in Chromium or Libreoffice (and many more applications using the system Save dialog). In the Save dialog, there is a button Create folder on the ...
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How can I stop the 'rename' dialog box from showing

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04, a dialog box appears every now and then, when renaming files. The text in the dialog box is: renaming "file1" to "file2". You can stop this operation by ...
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Popup dialogs transparent instead of showing any content

I used to think this was just an Eclipse bug, but it persist even after switching to IntelliJ Idea. I think this happens on other programs as well, but less frequently, and obviously matters far less. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to create a new folder in “Save File” dialog

In an ordinary Nautilus window, I can type Ctrl + Shift + N to create a new folder, but this shortcut doesn't work in the "Save File" dialog. Is there a way to make it work?
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How to customize the “Save File” dialog

I can't remember exactly which configuration file I've modified, but the next time I booted my computer, I found that I unintendedly added the sources.list.d folder to the "Places" list of the "Save ...
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how to populate shortcuts in “load file” dialog?

Whenever an application is to open a file, I get an common open file dialog. This dialog has root, and my home folder in the left pane. I can access everything, but it would be nice to have more/...
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Some open file dialogs don't see other partitions [closed]

I tried to get some photos from my second internal HDD (native SATA at Chipset) to Wallch. But I don't see any of my internal and external HDDs in the open dialog's left pane (Places), except for the ...
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How can I copy text from dialog boxes and menus?

I am learning Japanese and installed the OS in Japanese to immerse myself in the language. Sometimes I want to copy messages from windows, menus and dialog boxes so that I can look them up on the ...
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Show Copy Dialog not working when right clicking the file manager

I can't find it anywhere even when doing Alt + Tab or alt + ~. Tried everything. the forum thread existing doesn't have any solutions till now.
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Gimp color tools don't work

When I try to run color modification tools like right-click -> Colors -> Colorize (or any of the color tools, Brightness / Contrast, Hue / Saturation, etc), nothing happens: When I click Colorize ...
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How can I show a variable in a dialog box

$value = V dialog --title "Message" --msgbox '(here the data stored in a variable value must be displayed' 10 20
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Inconsistent dialogue box language support for Indian language?

I'm using Indian Language (Marathi) text to search some content in calc with 'find and replace' dialogue box. But when I type Devanagari text in this dialogue box, sometimes I can see the text ...
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“Super +D” hides copy dialog forever in 15.04

How to show the 'copy progress window' after hiding it in 15.04?. Super +D hides copy dialog forever, selecting "show copy dialog" or Alt+ Tab does not have any effect. The small progress bar is ...
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How to add a “Type” column to the file dialog?

I haven't used Ubuntu for several years, and now that I'm giving it another try, the oversimplification and removal of features are kind of baffling. The screenshot says it all. How can I add a "...
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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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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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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 directory....
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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 Component....