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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What does the black arrow under the bin GUI icon represent?

Today I noticed that most bin/"executables" don't have the black arrow right of the bottom-of-the-logo-diamond, but a few do. From the ones i've seen, I think they're programs that are currently ...
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Firewall configurator not opening after upgrade to 16.04

after upgrading to 16.04 the firewall configurator is not showing up any more. The firewall itself (UFW) seems to be running as: sudo ufw status returns active and my rules. running the GUI from ...
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how to stop transmission in the midst of “verify local data”?

I cannot seem to stop "verify local data": thufir@tleilax:~$ thufir@tleilax:~$ transmission-remote -t all --stop [2016-04-22 04:26:22.956 PDT] transmission-remote: ...
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How can I set up Ubuntu Server 16.04 to load a GUI on demand?

I would like my server to boot to command line by default but load a GUI when I need one. I have a virtual machine set up just for testing and I got the standard UNITY GUI installed on it no problem. ...
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Block CTRL+ALT+F7 from the local TTY terminal

So I know the: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontVTSwitch" "true" EndSection But I want something that blocks me from doing Ctrl+Alt+F7 from the TTY (F1-6) forcing users to use sudo chvt to get ...
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Is it ok to kill lightdm and related processes in lubuntu to reduce load as I use terminal? [duplicate]

I'm running Lubuntu 14 in my old PC. I have connected it to my router via ethernet and access it with putty, it has no dedicated monitor. I think the GUI is not needed any more, can I kill the ...
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Is there a graphical interface for archive compression in Ubuntu?

On Windows, I have used the program 7zip for nearly all of my compression tasks in the past. Now, after switching to Ubuntu, I also installed this program from the Software Center. After completion, I ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14 to secondary drive partition on from Windows 8.1

Machine: Geforce GTX 970M 6144 MB vRam(?) Processor: i7-4790S 3.20 GHZ 32.0 GB RAM 64 Bit Win 8.1 Pro I've used Universal Install to write ubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-amd64 to a 16 GB flash drive. ...
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Using Grsync to set up a backup job via GUI, can I see the rsync command it created?

Is there a way to view the actual command that grsync ends up running? The idea is to setup a backup job in Grsync, exactly as I want it with all the options, and subsequently use the command to ...
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Unity does not working on my user

Out of nowhere, my Ubuntu 15.10 freeze. I have done hard restart and after loging in, there is only my desktop with all files and folders. Unity has gone somewhere. I am able to open terminal and ...
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GNOME 3.20 Add VPN ui too small and won't scroll or resize

When I try to add a VPN, I can't change the size of this window, or scroll so I have no way to see the rest of this window =/ VPN Window Screenshot
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Network Interface Ubuntu 14

Newbie on any form of Linux... Installed easily but when I look at Network connections the wired network and the options do not operate. I have looked in the recommended directories and although I ...
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ubuntu screen freezes on mouse movement

I know this will be a vague question, but I have to start somewhere My Ubuntu 14.0 system GUI has just started to freeze on certain mouse movements. The mouse is a Logitech wireless mouse with a ...
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How to start a GUI software on a remote Linux PC via SSH

Sometimes I need to start XMBC media player or other GUI software a one of my PC (small Xubuntu PC used as a media center). Usually I do this starting a X11vnc server on the remote PC via SSH and ...
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How to run GUI applications as root

UPDATE I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think ...
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GTK(MM) Widget Choice for List of Items

I am working on an interface with GTKMM and I have a notebook with buttons that represent certain letters. When I click a button it switches to page two of the notebook which will have a selection of ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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Trying to pipe steamcmd output to yad

In order to run a server through steam I need to run this command from it's install directory, this works, and has worked for quite some time. ./srcds_run -game garrysmod +maxplayers $play ...
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How do I launch the gnome GUI in place of the default unity GUI? [duplicate]

I have installed the Gnome Gui as a lighter weight option to the Unity Gui. I would like to know how to launch this in place of the Unity Gui either from the command line or from the Unity GUI. If it ...
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Problem drawing/showing window

Everything was fine, suddenly Ubuntu froze and when I restart the system (using the Power key) windows don't show correctly. Took a screenshot:
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Launcher, top Panel, and window decorations missing after 12.04 upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and now my launcher is missing. I opened terminal using CTRL+ALT+T and the menu shows but the GUI (bar) window decorations above that is missing. Things like CTRL+TAB ...
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Application GUI shriking in ubuntu 14.04

I have written an application in Qt and when i have executed it the appearance of application is varying from desktop to desktop both the desktops are containing same version of OS i.e Ubuntu-14.04 ...
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Icon and interface size changes randomly

Well my explorer usually look like this: default but sometimes it gets randomly changed to this: changed any idea what's causing it and how to make it stop/change it back to my default one?
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GUI tool to securely overwrite whole hard drive

My friend has a Windows laptop that we want to totally wipe and then turn over to a hardware technician (whom we don't trust with the data on the hard drive.) I want to securely wipe, rather than ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS GUI slow, makes i unusable on Vmware ESXi 6.0

has just bought me a Dell R710 server I installed VMware ESXi 6.0 update 2 on. It works great and my VM works fine, installed with Windows. When I try to install Ubuntu so this works until I install ...
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How to install MacBuntu on an Ubuntu minimal install?

I've tried going for Cinnamon install however the process failed. Discussion here. I want to try a different approach. Thus my question is, how do I install MacBuntu or MAC-4-Lin right onto a Ubuntu ...
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Running a GUI application on windows from an ubuntu server

I don't understand a lot about ssh so some help would be great. I want to be able to use the scipy stack and in particular the spyder ide on a windows or osx machine while connected via ssh to my ...
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GUI tool for formating to exFAT

I just formated a partition to exFAT using the terminal command sudo mkfs.exfat -n. Is it possible to do the same thing using a GUI? Before people comment that the Terminal command works just fine ...
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Does Unity Tweak Tool still have support for selecting default applications?

I read that the default applications can be set in Unity Tweak Tool. But where is it, which panel? Has the project stopped giving support for this functionality ? Please add screenshots for users to ...
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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu server to run some tests on a VM. For various reasons I couldn't get a specific DEB file, and instead of using a shared folder I decided it would be a good idea to install ...
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GUI for iptables?

I would like to secure my server and it seems that IPtables is one of the first steps. Unfortunately editing the rules in a terminal is a bit complicated and dangerous (those who ever did an iptables ...
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increase padding in gnome terminal

I'd like to increase the padding in the gnome terminal, because the default has no padding and hurts my eyes. (Padding as in: I want space between the window border and where the text input/output is ...
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What standalone databases with GUI are available for Ubuntu?

I have googled for this information and I am simply lost. I just need a simple, standalone and a single table database with GUI. I tried Libraoffice base, but it keeps giving me an error "S1000 ...
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I killed my GUI and Startx cant find a “screen”

First off let me mention that this problem happened a while ago so i may have forgotten some of the details. A while ago I was trying to get used to backtrack5 and I was doing pretty well I think. I ...
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Why should users never use normal sudo to start graphical applications?

I've read the comunity "RootSudo" documentation and am interested in this line: You should never use normal sudo to start graphical applications as Root. Why? What is the difference? Please ...
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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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Installing latest version of wxwidgets

I am attempting to install the latest version of wxwidgets via the terminal. I followed these directions. However, when I navigated to the folder /usr/include, a folder was created called ...
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How to increase disk space given to Virtual Box VM through the GUI?

My host is Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.19 in a Virtual Box VM to which I gave 8 GB dynamically allocated disk space to start with. And I have ...
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Windows are graying out fairly often in Ubuntu 15.10, help?

No, this isn't for any specific program (as the suggested other questions are), this is in general. I will be attempting a task and the window will just gray out and become unresponsive for a while. ...
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How to change the location of the 'close' and 'minimize' window buttons?

I want to change the location of the 'close' and 'minimize' window. The default location is on upper left - and I want it to be on upper right. Screenshot attached
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Which Git GUI can show list of files inside stash?

It was very easy in Sourcetree but this tool is not available on Linux
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Ubuntu 5.10 gui login problem [closed]

I just install ubuntu 5.10 and I am trying to login through the GUI, the system accept my password, display a message "System program detect an error", show a black environment and then take me back ...
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Random Freezing with ubuntu 14.04

Installed ubuntu 14.04 and the system freezes at least once a day at what seems to be random times. By Freezing I mean the mouse keyboard and screen won't react at all. This will happen no matter if ...
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Install GUI on Ubuntu server 14.04 Trusty Tahr - VirtualBox

When I had installed a GUI in Ubuntu Server (In virtualbox) with sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install I had a problem: the screen gets in black, and only ...
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GUI distorts on Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu 14.04LTS a while ago after 15.10 was giving me pulseaudio troubles. Everything works fine, except the GUI, which distorts sometimes. It fixes itself after I click a button/press a ...
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What is a good MongoDB GUI client?

I've been using Rockmongo on Windows - it's a php based web tool. But on Ubuntu (12.04) it's behaving funny - queries timing out often - and I'm looking for better clients. Does anyone know anything ...
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After install ubuntu desktop still not runing GUI

Can someone help me what am i doing wrong. I want to install ubuntu desktop on ubuntu server 14.04.4 LTS from terminal. After sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade i made sudo apt-get ...
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Cannot access GUI after trying to install r9 380 driver on Ubuntu 14.04

So, I tried to install a driver for my Sapphire Nitro R9 380, then reboot my pc, and when it came on some error happened ( I couldn't make out what it was) which made the CLI interface come up. I'm ...
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I installed KUbuntu, rebooted, and I lost the GUI completely. How do I get it back?

I just recently installed KUbuntu on an old tower, I had Ubuntu installed already, and right after I had finished installing KUbuntu I decided (like a crazy person) to also install Fedora 23. When I ...
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disable desktop but not GUI

I use xubuntu installled on my pen drive and it has bad performance. I know it's possible remove the GUI, but if I do this when I reboot the pc, obviously i will not able to run programs with GUI for ...