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How do I determine which window-manager I am using? [duplicate]

I have a problem with window manager not loading, so I have to deal with just command prompt. I'm thinking about changing my window manager, but I switched them several times (trying to decide which ...
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Launch gnome-terminal into GUI via TTY

My GUI is completely messed up and I need to get the gnome terminal working. Ctrl-Alt-T doesn't work because Unity or Gnome are broken. All I'm getting is a mouse and another program that I launched ...
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GUI won't load, but the desktop background loads. Can't access the terminal [duplicate]

Having trouble with the Ubuntu GUI. I can log in just fine (see this)... everything looks normal there. But as soon as I put in my password, I get this. I tried a few different troubleshooting ...
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Have to restart lightdm to get working window response

Every time I boot my computer, I need to restart lightdm to have anything but the desktop respond to mouse click events. It works fine after this. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a custom-built AMD ...
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How to bring out the tray at the bottom in Ubuntu Gnome 13.10

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I accidentally moved the cursor somewhere near the right-bottom part of the screen and it brought out this pane - I want to know how do you get to that pane. Are there ...
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Set the launched application's icons to be top, not side bar

I just recently started using ubuntu for things, other than the terminal. The Side menu is pretty nice, however I am using 3-4 programs (in the definition that they have an icon and appear on the side ...
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1answer
257 views

How to install freenx on a VPS machine?

I've installed VNC before and was really bad so I decided to leave VNC and go to NX but the problem it's I don't know how to install the NX-server on my VPS machine also don't know how to connect ...
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Move the ubuntu lock screen dialog

I simply want to move the password dialog away from the center of the screen. Preferably to the left, where the log-in dialog is.
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gui loss on personal computer

was attempting the remote login option(which failed). then I logged into my main account to seek online help, I logged in and i had no side bar with icons on it, or a top menu bar either. my personal ...
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GUI fails to show up both in 'try ubuntu' (live-session) and after-installing [ubuntu-gnome13.10]

I have downloaded and burned ubuntu-gnome 13.10 amd64 on a dvd. It booted straight into the live session (uefi-off in my motherboard settings). Everything works as it should until I'm asked to choose ...
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Is there a way to merge multiple gnome-terminal windows into a single tabbed window?

From a tabbed gnome-terminal window, it's easy to drag tabs out to live in their own window. Is it possible to do the opposite, to merge two gnome-terminals into a single tabbed window?
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GUI DBMS for databases generated by updatedb cmd shell

i have an external HDD . I have used updatedb cmd to persist path of all files in HDD. updatedb -l 0 -o ~/.abdennourHDD.db -U /media/abdennourHDD/ i want to query this database. So i run this ...
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open text file and dispaly in GTK+2 and display

please tell how text file can be read and the data can be then manipulated in GTK+2 C language. i have tried to compile a code but the problem is that only one line is displayed from the text file ...
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error: System Settings's White became transparent

I tried to update the Gnome to version 3.10, but it cause many error, So I uninstalled the updates. Everything is fine now, but in the GUI programs, the white background is now transparent. Do you ...
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Installing latest Gnome

I like Gnome. I want to come back to Ubuntu If I install gnome, will I get gnome 3.10? If it will install Gnome 3.10 then tell me. So I can switch to Ubuntu 13.10 and intall Gnome 3.10.
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Is it possible to develop an app for Ubuntu with C (not C++)?

I just want to know if i can write GUI apps for Ubuntu using C--again, not C++. It's just that I hate having to learn a new language entirely (I know that they are similar in some ways but still). ...
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1answer
204 views

Missing compact view in Files

The Files application used to have 3 buttons for Icons, List and Compact view. I used to use the shortcuts Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 often to switch between them. Now there are only two buttons for ...
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1answer
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software gui themes are lost

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 at the moment and couple of days ago all of my software started to use ugly theme. Ubuntu menus are ok and still using ambiance theme but software guis are changed. I tried to ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installed, login not working

Having all sorts of issues with mini.iso, thought it'd save me some time downloading (slow internet) but I simple don't know what packages I need to get. Anyways, my issue right now is logging into ...
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1answer
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Gnome in Ubuntu Server

I have installed GUI in Ubuntu server using sudo apt-get ubuntu-desktop --no installrecommends I have started it using startx I have accessed the home folder using(since there is no icons) ...
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Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts [duplicate]

How to I get Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts because I want to try it and I don't want to upgrade to a non-lts version of ubuntu. Without I back porting it?
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327 views

Gnome Shell refuses to load on 12.04

Gnome Shell isn't loading and I can't figure out why. According to this snapshot of .xsession-errors, it seems to(?) have something to do with magnifier: (gnome-shell:2886): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ...
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1answer
424 views

Make GNOME 3 favorites launch a new window with left mouse button

Left-clicking the icon of a running application on the GNOME 3 favorites panel switches focus to a running instance of that program. Right-clicking brings up a menu with a "New Window" option. Is ...
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How do I configure gnome-screensaver?

I am on ubuntu 12.10 and installed gnome-screensaver but I can't find any way to configure them or launch gnome-screensaver-preferences. f1. I installed and got away with xscreensaver, now want to ...
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1answer
91 views

Installing GUI on Ubuntu

I have installed a Ubuntu Server and executed the command sudo command to install the ubuntu-desktop. Now when I log in I get a graphical prompt for my password but after I login it seems to take alot ...
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1answer
215 views

Multi-Select Group of Items in Listbox using Ctrl+Shift+Mouse1?

For a while since I've switched to Ubuntu from Windows, I've been wondering about this. In windows, you can select an item in a listbox, hold Ctrl+Shift, then select another item, and all the items ...
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71 views

How can I minimize Gnome GUI?

Applications have all kind of clutter such as Games that I do not need when studying. How can I remove them? I mean the panel with Applications, Places and System.
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808 views

Why is the gnome 3 lock screen not displaying?

I installed gnome 3 recently and was expecting the new lock screen, but when I lock the screen I'm displayed with the 'old' version: How do I get the lock screen to appear like the one displayed ...
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1answer
524 views

how to switch between unity and gnome (or recovery console) from serial-console

i am currently working over a serial-console (from desktop computer to a developing board)... i tried switching between this three visual alternatives: unity, gnome and recovery console (using the ...
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1answer
437 views

I killed a frozen ubuntu desktop using “killall gdm” then after it takes me to a terminal?

So i am running a theme on gnome and it froze, so i used killall gdm to kill it, after this it took me to a fullscreen terminal which i can not get out of. It tells me to login, which I do. and then ...
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3k views

Find file by content - Simple GUI-based solution

I'm looking for a GUI way to search for a textfile file by content on Ubuntu precise/Gnome 3 (i.e. find all "*.rb" files which contain the word "script" in "~/Documents" and subdirectories). I know ...
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1answer
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How do I move the status icons to the top?

I'm not sure of any of the terminology, so I'll have to explain things simply, to make sure you understand what I'm saying. I'm using Gnome 3, and when I bring the mouse to the bottom right of the ...
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Running a script after the gui has loaded

I know how to run a program on boot, on login (System > Preferences > Startup Applications) or on opening a shell (.bashrc). I also did read "execute script after desktop loaded?". What I realized ...
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Confused about what makes up the Ubuntu GUI

I am now getting more into customizing my Ubuntu experience and want to understand better what all these different things I keep running into are. What is Gnome3 and Gnome2 in relation to GTK3 or ...
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Make ubuntu gnome faster by reducing graphics quality

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on VirtualBox and performance is really bad. It takes seconds to respond to a click. Is it possible to reduce the graphics rendering quality or other unnecessary things, to ...
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When you install Gnome, do you still have access to Ubuntu standard desktop?

I recently installed gnome-fallback-session because it is a lot like ubuntu classic for 11.10 - my question is, am I able to go back to using the standard Ubuntu GUI that came out of box as well as ...
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GUI Issues Ubuntu 11.10 GnomeShell

I am facing a slightly weird issue. GUI's of eclipse, emacs or vim do not work on my comp. Please see the processor usage at the top in http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~namitk/eclipse.png, ...
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How can I Disable Window Minimization from the “window list” gnome panel? [closed]

I want clicking on an entry in the "window list" gnome panel to: Leave the window in front if it is already in front. Bring it to front if it is not already in front. I'm looking for an option to ...
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Customizing Gnome Shell in 11.10

Since Unity on my old MBP is not that snappy, I really want to change my GUI to Gnome Shell. However, I've really been struggeling with the customization of Gnome Shell. Can you help me with the ...
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1answer
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How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the GNOME shell?

How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the gnome shell? I'm trying the shell out and I like it so far. I know it uses mutter rather than compiz so there's no ccsm that I'm used to. ...
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1answer
692 views

How do I get “restart” option in the system menu in Gnome Classic?

I previously asked a similar question about Unity, but now I'm using (and sticking with) Gnome Classic. There is this drop down menu in the top right corner of the Gnome panel: When you press ...
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1answer
253 views

Can a Gnome2 like interface be built upon the new Gnome3 code?

As far as I understand, both Unity and the new Gnome Shell are both running on new Gnome code base. There's some name confusion because talking about Gnome seems to refer to both the code underneath ...
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1answer
707 views

Can either Gnome 3 or Unity be customized to simulate a Gnome 2 style interface?

I am looking for a somewhat comprehensive guide for customizing either Gnome 3 or Unity to look as much as possible like Gnome 2. I have seen this question come up, but the most common answer is that ...
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1answer
533 views

Adding a starter for gnome-control-center in docky

I want to add a starter for the gnome-control-center in Docky (This is possible in Linux Mint by default. The gnome-control-center behaves like an app.) However, I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.3 & Docky ...
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1answer
147 views

How do I fix this giant gap in my toolbar?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 i686 in VirtualBox. I get this giant gap on my top toolbar and it's driving me nuts. Any way I can fix it?
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Disable X server and Gnome temporarily [duplicate]

I need to execute some tests on a script of mine which requires a lot of CPU cycles. Is there a way to kill the GUI? I tried but it always restarts by itself.
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607 views

Upgrade to 11.04 broke GUI entirely [closed]

Yesterday I ran the upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10. While it was configuring the packages, the display froze (as it was configuring libatm1, not that that necessarily matters). Apache and SSL weren't ...
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3answers
379 views

Graphical bugs when putting Gnome panel on the right side

I like to have my Gnome panel (the one with icons and the Ubuntu menu) on the right side, rather than making my wide-screen even smaller in height. It worked perfectly except with the "Ambiance" ...
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3answers
562 views

Is it possible to execute an action by double clicking on the Desktop?

Is it possible to execute an action (a command or a Bash Script) by double clicking on the Desktop? I want to emulate the function that Fences does in Windows systems: By double clicking the desktop, ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to change the “Application”, “Places” and “System” menus texts with 3 icons?

I would like to put the top panel in the left. It would became a more beautiful thing if I could change the "Application", "Places" and "System" menus texts by 3 icons. Is it possible? How?