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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UI Font Size in Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Thunderbird Disregard System Settings

I don't know why but all 4 applications are not following the font size set in system settings. Any clues?
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How to remux MP4/MKV files using GUI?

So I have MKV/MP4 with multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitle tracks. I want to remux the video so only 1 audio and subtitle is present. On OS X, I currently use a tool called MP4Tools/MKVTools. ...
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How to unfold Mate Menu on hover (hot corner)

One feature I like in Gnome desktop is the hot corner. it's easy to search for applications using the hot corner and also to look at open windows. Mate menu (could be added using right click --> add ...
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volume continuously fluctuating

I have recently installed ubuntu 16.04 and I am facing gui issue. As visible in attached gif, my PC's volume fluctuating infinitely. Please suggest how to fix this. Thank you.
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How do I change startup sound in KDE Plasma?

It's nice that KDE Plasma plays sounds on startup, but that awful click sound (or whatever they call it) is annoying. Anyone know how to change the startup sound in KDE Plasma?
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Why are options grayed out when choosing backdrops on XFCE4?

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 from the Ubuntu Minimal Install iso (DVD). I installed Xubuntu Desktop (full) using Tasksel, appropriately and as opposed to apt-get or a GUI package manager. 16.04 is the ...
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Pass sudo command from GUI [duplicate]

I have a shell script using some sudo command. When I run this script from terminal - it asks me for password and runs with any problem. But when I try to run executable shell script form GUI (double ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 desktop won't start after preseed automated installation

My ubuntu xenial doesn't want to start. Here what I see right after the BIOS: All preseed that I have tried: From help ubuntu I've tried to install with those preseeds with some different intel ...
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I am unable to access wifi in the network settings in Ubuntu MATE [duplicate]

When I open network settings, I am only able to create a new connection since there is no "Enable wifi" option. It seems I am only able to connect to ethernet at this time. Edit: I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Get Ubuntu buttons (and look and feel) in minimal installation

I am trying to set up a clean minimal Ubuntu system with i3, but I may not be very skilled in all areas of Ubuntu. I really like the default rounded Ubuntu buttons used in dialogs (like 'OK' and '...
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Thunar doesn't display thumbnails for most files

On Xubuntu 14.04 Thunar doesn't show thumbnails for most files. For example in my wallpapers folder only two .png files have thumbnails while the rest of them don't have thumbnails, similar for other ...
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Given an arbitrary window, of an arbitrary program, can I access a GUI element?

This window has a loading bar active on the screen. I would like to programmatically get the value displayed (40.9%) in a script. I don't mind what language is used to get this. Is it possible?
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Which is the best Development environment for building GUI Applications in Linux? [duplicate]

I am looking forward to my first Computer Science project. I have to build a great Gui-application. The rest of my classmates are into Visual Studio and all while I am more a person of FOSS and I ...
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How do I revert back to the Default terminal theme? [closed]

I tried to install many terminal theme with GITHUB. But I want to revert back to the Default. How can I do that?
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Cannot find Samba in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Dash

Samba, system-config-samba and everything related to samba is installed according to synaptic and up to date. But I do not see it in the Dash. /etc/samba/smb.conf is present too. Also I did not find ...
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Software recommendation [duplicate]

What are the options available for GUI development in C under Ubuntu 15.10? I wanna develop a scientific calculator for which I need GUI application ,please note I know C and familiar with ...
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is it possible to setup gui for ubuntu-16.04 on a digital ocean droplet? [closed]

is it possible to setup gui for ubuntu-16.04 on a digital ocean droplet? Secondly is it worth it, i mean is it slow to work on or does it have any security issues ?
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Ubuntu log in/initialization mode

in what log in/initialization mode should ubuntu be for the GUI to boot automatically?
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Log in as other user having GUI capability

Using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I log in with my usual user (admin) in graphic environment. Once logged, I'd like to run GUI-commands like if I were another user (normal), to test a client-server ...
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install desktop on server [duplicate]

Will the desktop be consuming resources if Im not using it? If so, how do I turn it on/off?
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Ubuntu 16.04 no gui and such [duplicate]

As a complete and overconfident nooby, I decided to use ubuntu 16.04 as my only operating system on my new build. I can log in and everything, however when I do I have an empty desktop, and some ...
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GUI tool for viewing and managing print queue?

Edit: For future visitors, here's a related answer which explains exactly how to do this quickly. I help this 75 year old man with Ubuntu (He's not very savvy). He freaks out at any mention of the ...
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Can't make cron open a Java program with a GUI

I made a simple "journal" program that will open a GUI, prompt for an entry and a few factors, and print this information to a file under the current date. I've written a short bit of java code that ...
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GUI vs Terminal Launch: Different look of applications

I'm using Kubuntu 16.04. When I launch gparted from GUI it looks like an "old windows 95" (or something like that) application, but when I type sudo gparted it has this Kubuntu look. I saw ...
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Emptying an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trash can

Yes can't get the garbage out from my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( Ubuntu 12 had issues too! ). So (I login as a user who has sudo rights): 1st try right click on Trash > Empty Trash ... > Empty Trash ...
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maas 2.0 gui does not show node which has been pxe booted

First let me repeat the cliche that I'm pretty new in the field so please excuse me in any ingenuousness. I've already setup a server with ubuntu 16.04 and done pretty much everything it takes to ...
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Touch-screen kiosk-like launcher

Is there any good application launcher optimized for a touchscreen? I'm looking for something that will work on a kind of home-utility machine: an all-in-one desktop with touchscreen, mounted on a ...
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Is there any GUI VPN that I can use for 14.04?

Can any one link me with a vpn software I can use with GUI not with terminal or manual stuff ?
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What's the most convenient GUI framework in Ubuntu 14.04 to create a graphical interface for a Kinect 2.0?

I want to create a graphical interface for the Kinect 2.0 (for Xbox One) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS combining Python and C programming languages, in order for anybody to be able to easily use it, i.e., ...
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Can I setup a text only session and a GUI session at once?

I am yet on my legendary Lenovo T400 laptop which has the built in LCD display and a VGA connector which allow me to have an external monitor attached to my laptop and share different sceneries for ...
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How to get rid of annoying hover info in folder?

In the attached picture the annoying hover info covers my file. I can't either do a right click or see the name. Only maximizing the window solves the issue, but can't do that cause I need the space ...
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recursive CHOWN - how do I do this without terminal

I avoid using the terminal whenever possible, but recently I had to take ownership of a folder, or subfiles and subfolders. The only help I found for this was on google using the terminal. How can I ...
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Run computer as root without terminal [duplicate]

I have a lamp project and I can't move my project in the file I'm supposed to move unless I do it from terminal as root, and then it doesn't let me open the project and change it, I have a lots of ...
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My UI changed after reinstalling alsa

After running these commands, sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio The UI changed. Why? I'm running 16.04LTS.
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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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I want to program the graphic UI program for Ubuntu…What is the starting point?

Hello I am a C++ Programmer for windows for many years.. Nowadays I need to code GUI program for Ubuntu or possibly for all linux machines... but I don't have any clue for starting with.. Qt is one ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 GUI won't start

Recently I installed Ubuntu 16.04. I keep running into the same problem almost every time I boot up, and I don't know what's wrong. Basically, the GUI won't start. At first, I could only see my ...
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Prevent pop up every time I plug in headphones in 16.04

Every time I plug in headphones, this pops onto my screen: I will never, for the rest of my life, use a headset. I have no interest in this option. Clicking "Sound Settings" does not provide the ...
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Changing the desktop GUI [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 at work. It's the first major use of Linux that I've had. I have gotten used to it so much that I prefer using it instead of Windows for all work, particularly in a command line; I ...
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How can I make Ubuntu 16.04 tell that my connection to internet is limited

Since last few days I'm facing connectivity issues as my service provider is changing the fibre cables. As a result, my connection keeps toggling between " connected" and "Connected but No Internet". ...
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Some GUI elements in some software in an Ubuntu guest OS is blank upon virtual machine window resize

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS in a Windows 10 host running VMWare workstation Player 12. I usually run the guest OS window maximized, but notice that when I resize the window, some GUI ...
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Why are the window buttons on the left? [closed]

MS-Windows cribbed the original X-Windows button layout. Then for some unknown reason Ubuntu puts them on the left!!! You don't change the layout of your keyboard every time you change your operating ...
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GUI DPI scaling on certain apps very small

I recently installed STEAM and webcamstudio on my UBUNTU machine which is running a resolution of 1920 x 1080. I have found that these applications do not honor the system-wide font sizes, but use ...
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Can't Start GUI

I tried to update my 14.04 using the software updater. The update seemed to be progressing normally except it was installing 15.10 instead of 14.10! So when I returned from lunch all I had is a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Locks Up GUI Randomly After Upgrade from 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was fine on this hardware (minor glitch with dual monitors swapping randomly). Worked fine for some time. Installed new HD and installed 12.04 LTS on same hardware. That worked fine (...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Freeze

currently I've installed on my Lenovo G50-30 Ubuntu 16.04 64bit. Now I got after the system is running for a short or a longer time desktop freezes. As desktop software I use Unity, also tried Xfce -> ...
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Does Cppcheck has a gui for ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use Cppcheck for my C++ based program. If yes, how do I install it? I can't seem to find any instruction for that anywhere. Thanks
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gui application to custom regional settings

I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 and using gnome-shell (wich is very awesome by the way), i try to make first weekday and first workday to Sunday, tried everything in a lot of forums: sudo gedit /usr/...
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Where is the cluster tab in maas?

That might sound like a silly question but where is the cluster tab? I can't find it on Mass web GUI Version: 2.0.0~beta3+bzr4941-0ubuntu1. Here's the actual nav bar: and this is the one I should ...
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No graphical user interface after update on 16.04

After an update from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04 my gui completly crashes after GRUB. If I try a normal boot, the gui freezes there, where the LVM needs the password to decrypt the systemdrive. I can ...