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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Sticky keys UI feedback

Is there any way of knowing which sticky key is active? In MS Windows, there is a small icon which is very useful in providing visual feedback of which key is sticky. How can I have that visual ...
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Chrubuntu 12.04 Desktop Won't Load

I'm on a Lenovo X131e Chromebook. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to ...
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GUI for packaging and uploading files to Launchpad as .eeb

Is there a GUI for packaging and uploading a file to the Ubuntu repository? No command-line stuff with the setup.
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GUI in Beagleboard xm rev c

In my beagleboard xm rev c , i want to run a GUI programm .In my BBxM i am running "bbxm-ubuntu-14.04.1-console-armhf-2014-10-29-2gb.img" .I have compiled my programm in BB only ,now when i run my ...
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Cannot Login to 14.10 GUI

I cannot login my GUI login in 14.10 guest login works boot in recovery mode and change user password with success reboot and cannot get past GUI login -- it takes password then it acts like its ...
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How to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...
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How to easily install any GPG GUI on Ubuntu that actually works?

I am trying to install any GnuPG GUI for easy encryption/decryption of text, and I feel like I am in bizarro world where nothing works at all. On Mac OS X, I use GPGTools and it works flawlessly, so I ...
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English, several localizations, how to get rid of them?

For Ubuntu with English GUI language several English localizations are installed, like New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Canada and so on. However only en_US is needed. How to achieve this goal? We ...
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Is it possible to put a GUI to more than just TTY7?

My question is pretty much the title. I often use TTYs for handling different matters in parallel. This could be for instance: something local on TTY1 per SSH on ServerA on TTY2 per SSH on ServerB ...
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Set 7z compression level using GUI in Ubuntu

Archive Manager, or file-roller, doesn't seem to have the option to set the compression level for 7z files. However, the windows client 7-zip has an option to do so using GUI - On Ubuntu/Linux, ...
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GUI, two accounts to use different languages

Two accounts are set-up, one normal user, one administrative. Ubuntu gui should be in English if administrator is logged in and for all man pages, but it should be in user's language every time the ...
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Language of Ubuntu on-board guide [duplicate]

Finally the installation was repeated with user's language selected in the beginning of installation - the installation was not easy this way. As for the installed Ubuntu the on-board Ubuntu User ...
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Use English for installation, but user language in installed Ubuntu

We would like to use the English language during the installation process. After that, we want to be able to add another language. We tried that by selecting English in the installation stage and ...
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I can't see any icons in the dash

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm not able to see any icons in the dash, however applications are still being launched properly. Any suggestions to get back the icons??
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Stop Ubuntu from loading GUI

I have read all the other info about this subject but can't get this to work. I have a Tegra Jetson TK1 board with Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I tried to update and upgrade Ubuntu, but now I can no longer ...
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Change language to arabic without changing window/GUI alignment

I recently changed my language to arabic but I found that the GUI is flipped horizontally which is not so nice and kinda nauseous. How do I make the GUI left-aligned with arabic language still ...
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Black screen after restart on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I restarted my Ubuntu machine and it will still reach the login screen as normal, but after typing in my password, it hits a black screen. The mouse is still responsive, and it popped up an update ...
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No graphical interface on power off/on

I am using ubuntu trusty on both my laptop and my desktop. Unlike my laptop, my desktop has no GUI during power on/off. While this is no pressing matter, I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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ubuntu 14.10 compix crash now no gui

I installed the compix Configuration Managerhowever I never really utilized it. whenever I would shut my laptop screen I assumed suspend mode would initiate. Upon restart I received an error about ...
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Application windows become undisplayable

I've searched around and cannot find anything that matches my situation with Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. I have a dual monitor system and my application windows disappear after a sleep. Here it is ...
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How to fix the window of Audience video player in Ubuntu?

I have used elementary OS in the past and wanted to keep an eye on its light but interesting video player Audience, and test it in Ubuntu, as indicated in this post. But after installing it, its ...
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Network Manager gui link to terminal network config listing 14.04

I am using 14.04. I am trying to figure out how the connections listed in Network Manager's GUI: is connected to the files found in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ ...
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Corrupted GUI while installing 14.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to a flash card from either a DVD or USB drive (I have tried both), but I keep getting a corrupted GUI before installation. I tried it on my older laptop and it ...
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Run a server with a GUI

I'm sorry but I'm an absolute beginner and have difficulty typing. I have an HP Proliant DL36 and friend has installed a GUI on it for me. For the time-being I will run it with direct console access ...
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does every program have to go through the shell to complete the process they willing to make?

i have seen somewhere that "bash is used to communicate with the Linux kernel" is it take effect only to the terminal? or every program (including programs which has GUIs) have to go through the ...
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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

In ubuntu14.04, i try the method following: command 1,$sudo vi /etc/default/grub then, change the following line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to the following line: ...
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How to (using GUI) empty a flash drive's trash without emptying the computer's?

When you delete files from a flash drive or external hard drive, files go to a trash bin located physically in the drive. But in the GUI, both the external drive's trash and the computer's trash are ...
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White text on white background in smartgit

I updgraded to smartgit 6.5.1 by downloading the zip file. Now the repositories list is unreadeable white text on white ground. How can I change the text color?
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How can i Change LibreOffice UI?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 , and i am unable to apply personas to my Libreoffice. I also feel that LibreOffice Ui lacks user-friendliness. Is there anyway i can get modded UI for LibreOffice? Or if not ...
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Authentication issues when booted into 14.10 - generally terminal works OK

Intel core i7 running 14.10 (upgraded) 64bit with i386 adaptors. No dual boot - only Utopic I have authentication issues across a range of programs and services when using Unity. As far as I can see, ...
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Creating interactive prototypes in Ubuntu

I will be working on Ubuntu as a UX designer and was wondering if any other UXer in the same situation can recommend software to produce fairly advanced interactive prototypes. I'm thinking something ...
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How To Connect To ubuntu-desktop server

i installed ubuntu-desktop using but how to connect to it?i've already read the all of topics about this but didn't find something usable how to connect to ubuntu desktop NOT the ssh i need gui can i ...
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System with half GUI

I have unusual question, hope it's ok to ask in ubuntu forum, if not, delete please I was thinking about simple (for me) system based on linux, where will be instead of desktop image or icons, only ...
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Can't move links on Desktop

I drag-dropped some links from the Chrome Browser onto the Desktop. But now when I try to move them they create a file rather than being moved. 1 2 3 Could someone tell me how to fix this. ...
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Transparent content in settings windows

After reinstalling Ubuntu 14.10 less than a day before, I now have the following issue: The background of the content section of every window in the system settings (except the overview) is ...
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Running executable files in GUI [duplicate]

I have an executable file called drracket in a folder : However in GUI it appears as a source file : Is there a way to run the file via GUI like double-click etc.? (Running it in prompt forces me ...
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Very very slow GUI

I'm a total Ubuntu noob, but I need this working for one of my customers. I've installed 14.10 on a brand new Dell T320 with 16GB RAM. The GUI of the OS is unbelievable slow and there is even a delay ...
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Ugly GUI for appliction under root

When i start a program with root privilege the GUI looks like win98 and applications like: gparted, bum, gufw, mousepad looks ugly. My themes are in /usr/share/theme so it doesn't matter if i make a ...
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Ubuntu without GUI

I am using an Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I don't need the GUI, so I changed the grub to start as text mode, but since I don't use the GUI, I want to delete all about it to save space. I tried "sudo ...
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Desktop is not visible to users log in to GUI

I have Ubuntu 12.4LTS and have installed Ubuntu Desktop. When the current user log's in the whole desktop is visible and you can maneuver around. I add another 2 users via webmin Identical as the ...
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How to possible to log in Ubuntu GUI remotely? [duplicate]

I am using SSH for accessing Ubuntu. Is it possible to log in to Ubuntu GUI remotely?
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ImportError : No module named gtk & Python-2.7.8

As a newbie to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, as usual with other linux builds, I installed Python 2.7.8 for compatibility issues and out of sudden I got: File "/usr/bin/bleachbit", line 41, in < module > ...
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Any Desktop Desklet App?

I have used Rainmeter on Windows and wanted a similar tool for Ubuntu. I have tried conky but it was a lot harder. Please refer a tool with a good GUI.
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10, and nothing works

I've installed it on my old Acer Aspire 6530 from an USB. But I have not interface, or what to say. There is no menu to the left, there is no top bar with information (Wifi, battery and such) and ...
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Cursor doesn't move after upgrade 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading my system from 14.04 to 14.10 I have a problem with my touchpad: cursor moves.. hm.. from time to time. I mean when I try to move it in 90% cases it doesn't happen. But, if I click the ...
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Ubuntu Server and Desktop GUI Simultaneously

[I am a Linux n00b.] I know that it is POSSIBLE to do this, and from my research, the drawback is just that your system is bogged down from the GUI. All I want to use my server for is hosting ...
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GUI Feature for Selecting WiFi network

In every other platform I use (Windows, OSX, Android) there's a simple GUI tool for choosing a WiFi network. You never have to enter an SSID, unless the network is hidden. Kind of essential feature if ...
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Likewise Open / PBIS GUI issue in Trusty

I am creating a relinux iso for a company. They are making the switch to linux for a multitude of reasons but asked me to build something that would make the learning curve smaller, so I themed it to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Guest Account - Disable CTRL ALT DEL

I'm setting up a Ubuntu Linux install as a base for VMWare View. I have it set to auto login using the guest account. The guest account is perfect for this because when the machine restarts it ...
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auto resize guest display grayed out under virtualbox

cannot select "auto resize guest display" or Host-G, because it is grayed out; as a result my ubuntu GUI screen running under VirtualBox does not show the whole page. For example, if I select system ...