Questions related to "GUI"s - that is, a Graphical User Interface. (As opposed to a Command line interface from a terminal)

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How do I change the click target area for the corner box expand to expand a window in Unity Desktop?

When trying to adjust the size of a GUI window (such as my terminal editor window) I have to be exactly on the bottom right hand corner before the window-adjust icon appears. The target area is so ...
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Server setup info

I have been using Linux since 2008, entirely self-taught. I just replaced a Debian installation on this machine with Server only, and am going to try to use the terminal. First things I must do is set ...
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Running Crouton for Chrome OS, Problem with X11 Forwarding?

I am currently using a Ubuntu based crouton to run linux on my chromebook so that I can code using Java and its applications. Coding, compiling, and running java works for me as of right now. ...
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Most of the UI elements are missed (Xubuntu or XFCE4 over Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox)

I installed Ubuntu in a virtual machine using the official mini.iso image and decided to try Xubuntu with the following command: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop But ...
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Server GUI Ubuntu 14.04

I have as Ubuntu 14.04 server and was looking for a good web based GUI that allows me to monitor DNS/DHCP, Users etc in real time and that I can import my configs. I liked Zentyal, but it nuked my ...
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CodeBlocks Executable File for GUI Application

Good day to all. I have created a GUI Application in C++ language using CodeBlocks on Ubuntu 14.04 and I was wondering if there is a way to create an executable file which allows other people to run ...
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GUI tool to set the screen brigtness

What a GUI tool can I use to set the screen brightness? A simple explanation is welcomed
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Not able to log in through the Terminal or GUI log in screen

I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed alongside windows 8.1. Everything was working fine until I tried to fix the brightness issue on Ubuntu as given on http://itsfoss.com/fix-brightness-ubuntu-1310/ But ...
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I can't start Fluxbox on Ubuntu server

I want to use graphical environment on my Ubuntu server and i read that the Fluxbox is lightweight window manager so i am trying to install it on my Ubuntu server 14.04.2. I am connecting to the ...
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NFS Mount on non-public IP

How can I mount a NFS storage to my Ubuntu, when the Ubuntu doesn't have a public IP? It's a VM on a server, without public IP. The internal IP is 10.0.1.5, but that doesn't work when I add that as ...
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14.04 Resetting Ubuntu startup settings?

When I first installed Ubuntu dual-boot I would boot the computer and select Ubuntu 14.04, and a terminal would just flash with my username and take me to the logon screen, everything running smooth. ...
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Command-line Win32 programs under Ubuntu SERVER 14.04?

Is there any way to get setup Wine in such a way, that allows me to run, at least, command-line-based programs when Ubuntu Server has no GUI? :X
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Linux, boot safe mode - repair broken packages not working?

Xubuntu 12.04 Application windows started to open only partly functional/broken? Some do not display fully, are not able to minimise, expand or close (missing these buttons) and are visually flat - ...
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Ubuntu server 14.10 lighter GUI

I just installed Ubuntu Server 14.10 and I would like to have a GUI no so heavy I have a Penitum core 2 machine with 3GB memory What is the recommended lighter GUI for Ubuntu server 14.10 on a basic ...
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How do you use a PS4 Controller for the desktop environment?

I am using a PS4 controller on steam and it works a charm. How can I use it to control the GNOME desktop environment?
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UBUNTU 14.04 Gui text and pictures displaying problem like a virus

I might have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 with a brand new laptop Lenovo T450s - it looks like a virus. It appeared after the laptop had to be restarted and I hope it is just some corrupted file. ...
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Modify Skype's Contacts Contextual Menu

I did not come to the forum before googling my question, and I did my best to insure that my issue was not addressed here before I do it. Here is my question : Is it possible to change the order of ...
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Switching from TTY to GUI logs user out

When I try switching back to GUI from TTY, I have to login again, and most of the stuff I had running on GUI before is now gone. Is this usual behavior? How do I get it to keep my work? Possibly ...
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Ubuntu equivalent to LaunchRocket

LaunchRocket looks like a pretty nice software for managing services on MacOS (source on github). Here is a screenshot of LaunchRocket You can easily stop and start services from this app. So here ...
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Quickly codes to use [closed]

I'm new to programming and Ubuntu. I was trying to make a GUI for a project. Basically If i press a button I want to run another python file from a different directory. Can anyone help? Also if I want ...
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KDE asking for password to mount external hd

Any ideas as to why kde asks for root password when mounting an external hd (using the gui)? It did not use to do that. Has something changed in the way thing used to work?
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How can I add new user for GUI login?

I add new user in terminal, I can login in terminal. But I would like to login to GUI (Gnome) with this user. What should I set up?
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Transparent GUI on MSC Marc/Mentat 2013 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just finished installing Marc/Mentat 2013 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The program works, connects nicely with VPN to the university for the license. The only thing that work incorrectly is the GUI: it's ...
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Problem With GUI [duplicate]

I have a problem with my Ubuntu installation the icon and other menu item are not displayed properly can any one help to sort out this the version is 14
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Bluetooth manager for sending/receiving files?

From the Bluetooth managers, I know of blueman (which I can't use because of a known bug whereas it fails to receive files) and gnome-bluetooth (which I'd rather not install because of the number of ...
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Severe lag in Ubuntu 14.10

I am currently having a serious problem in Ubuntu 14.10. This morning when I booted into my computer, The UI of Ubuntu started to give me some serious lag. Normally the OS is perfectly fine, but every ...
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Can you put i3 on an alternate GUI terminal?

Is there a way to put another GUI type, such as i3, on one of the other GUI terminals (i.e. Ctrl + Alt F7-F12)?
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Xorg frezes on gnome icon

maybe you can help me to solve this problem. Because I read thousand of question, I tried thousand of solution. I'm fighting to make Xorg works. When I boot my notebook it freeze on the GNOME Icon. ...
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Ubuntu Core Snappy Touch GUI app kiosk

I just learned about Ubuntu Core Snappy about 2 hours ago. I was very excited as I was thinking about making a stand alone java application that has a simple full screen touch GUI. This would be a ...
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cannot rename files with gui

When I right click -> rename, then name is highlighted, and I can highlight the characters in the file name, but the machine ignores any keys I press, and the name doesn't change. I have to use the ...
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I Installed Ubuntu 14.04 and On The First Load I Get No Desktop Just a Background and Cursor

I have used a older version of Ubuntu on another computer just like this one with the only difference being the graphics. This computer has AMD graphics. I've seen post around like this but I tried ...
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Standby password

My problem is that every five minutes my screen is getting dark and then asks me for a password. How can I turn off the password request after computer's standby wakeup? Please show me where I can ...
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Video problems after 14.04 install

Let me get this out there... I am a noob to Linux & playing around with Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 13... an successfully ran it on the same system I am having problems with on the updated 14.04 ...
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All UI elements in apps ugly and grey (14.04)

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I'm having a weird problem that I can't find any mention of online. Basically, all UI elements in apps look grey, Windows 98-style. (Gparted) (Geany IDE) ...
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Command for clicking GUI application?

In Dash, I can search an application e.g. mplayer, and click to run it. In terminal, when I run the application e.g. mplayer, it is usually not the same as how I run it from Dash (no menu and ...
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pm-suspend works, but clicking on “suspend” from GUI menu does nothing?

If I run sudo pm-suspend, it suspends correctly, and resumes too. No issues. But the OS timeout setting of "5 Minutes" from the "Power" menu in settings does not suspend the machine. Also, the GUI ...
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Remote access via GUI

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that I currently access using SSH. I'd like to know if there's a way to remotely access via GUI from a Windows OS, because I would like to access my Ubuntu box when I'm ...
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How do I run a dot net exe (Uva Arena) on ubuntu?

Last 2 days, I was trying to run Uva Arena on ubuntu. It is based on .net 2.0 as well as .net 4.0. I searched on google, and found some result, and tried to apply them. I was trying mono and wine with ...
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Gnome 3 not working

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and had Gnome 3 working property except that sometimes it got stuck in the login screen and had to reboot it. So I decided to install Unity and re-install Gnome. I can access ...
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Make the Unity GUI always look like it does when the dash is open

Is there a way to make the Unity GUI always look like it does when the dash is open without always having the dash open? I like the way it tints the panel and blurs out things behind it, but all that ...
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Lost GUI Ubuntu 14.04

Still a newbie (an XP refugee) running a clean machine, purchased from System76 in mid May 2014, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Being an ex Winodws user I am use to spending a lot of time keeping ...
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How to install GUI on Ubuntu Server 12.04 from USB stick without internet connection [duplicate]

How to install GUI on Ubuntu Server 12.04 from USB stick without internet connection
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Use a local GUI through the web

I have a GUI installed in a Ubuntu server and I need some client to use it but through the web cause most of them don't have idea about SSH, X11 forwarding a so on. In addition to these limitations, ...
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GUI components don't scale with font

I have a minor problem in unity. I have vimix+numix installed as theme and icon. In unity tweak's fonts tab I decreased the font scaling factor to 0,8, otherwise I didn’t changed the fonts, they’re ...
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How do I disable the selected file overlay in the file explorer?

When I open a file explorer window and select an item, a yellow overlay appears in the bottom of the window. The overlay moves to avoid the cursor. How do I disable this feature? Example image:
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Can I run aura/ash desktop environment on a 32 bit computer?

I would like to know if there is a version of ash/aura desktop environment for 32 bit ubuntu based OSes?
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04: GUI goes crazy

So when I try to install Ubuntu on my workstation from USB and the GUI finally pops up either from try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu the windows just go nuts, they are different colors, scrambled and ...
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How to add User from GUI in lubuntu? Asks for root password

I'm trying to add a new user by going to "System Tools" -> "Users and Groups". Now when I click "Add user", a dialog pops up asking for the root password I can not select any other identity than ...
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GUI keeps freezing, end of tether

Convert from Windows here having a really frustrating problem. Lately the GUI just doesn't work. At first it was intermittent but now it's conpletely kaput. The mouse and keyboard work and move around ...
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Folder icons gone, top right icons not theming

I'm new to ubuntu. I know some UNIX commands and can work my way around in a terminal, but this is driving me nuts. I am using 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I have reset unity, compiz, and --reset-unity (or ...