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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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 terminal (ie. 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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XAMPP can't access control panel GUI

I installed XAMPP 5.6.3-0. I searched in the Dash but it returns no results.How can i access the Control Panel(GUI)? I followed this guide with no luck. OS:Ubuntu 14.04.02 64 bit LTS
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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 ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 GUI flashing screen problem

I got an IBM x345 server and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 for server OS. I installed all my drivers for raid with Ibm Serverguide CD and the Ubuntu server installed correctly. But when I wanted to ...
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How do I disable X after boot?

I was reading "How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?" and will be implementing this. I see in the answer that there is a simple way to start the GUI but don't see how ...
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libreoffice 4.4 without gui change

i install the last libre office version 4.4 in my ubuntu 14.04 LTS but the gui does not change . repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
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How can I change anything I want on the Gnome desktop?

I want to be able to change anything I want on the gnome classic desktop. I have the tweak tool but that does not give me enough control. I want to change the height of the top and bottom menu bars, ...
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Cyberduck alternative for Rackspace

I'm looking to upload some files to Rackspace Cloud Files. Basically, I'd like something simple with a gui like FileZilla. Rackspace suggests using a program called Cyberduck which does just that, ...
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how to use GUI to create directory

how to create a directory on the desktop using GUI and how to create an empty txt file in the directory using GUIand how to write my name in the text and save it using VI and how to delete all of this ...
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How can I change the GUI? [duplicate]

I use Linux Ubuntu, but I would like to change to Graphic User Interface (not specific looks like Windows). Are there any opportunities to change the Gnome GUI in Linux Ubuntu?
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Can't leave text mode once entered

Im using Ubuntu 14.10 32bit And I want to install Nvidia official driver as I've dome many time. But once I press Ctrl+Alt+F1, I enter a stucked command line where I cant press anything also not ...
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want to use new headless server with VirtualBox; startx hangs at extension GLX

ssh'ing into the server and running startx yields this. Background info that may help: I originally hooked up my monitor and keyboard directly to the box, but now wondering if there are some ...
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How can I install windows fonts in gnome ubuntu, but only if they are not already installed

Before installing ubuntu I copied all my data which included the windows fonts. There were fonts added by me, fonts added by adobe software and so on... I added a few by hand, but it is bloody ...
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Graphical problems after upgrading to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After some complications (could not login with GUI), when I login with GUI I get this: Any suggestions?
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't login with GUI

Today I decided to update my ubunt. Bad decision. I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed and I updated it to the newest 14.04. After the installation process was done, I rebooted and tried to login at the ...
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Window decorations are permanently lost when windows are maximised

I am using a clean install of Xubuntu, running as a Guest on windows 7 using virtualbox, and default options for XFCE as the window manager. For some reason when I maximise any window (or open a ...
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I have just installed LAMP server through tasksel. Can I use it in any graphical way?

I have just installed LAMP server, as this answer suggested. Tasksel shows it is installed, but I see no option to use it, except for the terminal. As a user new to Linux, I would prefer something ...
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How can I divide the partitions? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu Linux with one partition, but I would like to divide it to two partitions. How can I do this on GUI?
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Can't properly move windows no more

Ubuntu 14.04 here and as of yesterday moving windows by dragging them by the title bar is hard or next to impossible. The mouse "grabs" the window just for parts of the second if at all and then ...
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Is there an existing web gui for locate?

I am searching for a lightweight solution for helping users finding files on my server. Running on commandline I can just use locate, if necessary piped with a grep command. However the users do not ...
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dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu switch to graphic mode fails

in 2013 I installed Ubuntu 12 LTS an Windows 7 (in that order) on a PC. I repaired GRUB and experienced the problem that Windows 7 seemed to start just fine from GRUB in console mode - but without ...
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Someone Knows of a Viewer GUI opening Patch file for Reading Only?

Back in Precise 12.04 I was using a GUI Viewer for *.patch files which only opened them for reading, which is fine, as they are generated by cmd. line. This GUI did set itself as default I think ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 starting without (defect) GUI in Virtual Box

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a VM in Virtual Box and it has been working perfectly for a while. Guest-additions were installed. Now after signing in, all GUI-elements disappear and I only have the ...
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What rule arranges the selection grid for multiple windows of the same program?

When I have multiple windows of the same program running (e.g. multiple documents in the same editor, or multiple terminal windows), and I click on the program's sidebar icon, and it shows a grid of ...
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How do you install GUI on POWERPC Ubuntu 14.10 Server?

I have a PowerPC iMac G4, and would like to have Utopic Unicorn Desktop on it alongside Mac OS X. Unfortunately, I have only found a Server ISO. Can I just do sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Or ...
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Sticky keys UI feedback [duplicate]

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 ...