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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Is it possible to use Ash window manager from Chrome OS?

Is it possible to use Ash window manager from Chrome OS? Here is how it looks like: More info: http://www.chromestory.com/2012/04/aura-and-ash-in-chrome-os-what-are-they/
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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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Documents folder missing

My incredibly tech smart girlfriend took control of the cockpit and closed (like in close arrow) my virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.10. When I restarted, my 'Documents' folder in 'Home' was missing. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Unity - java application gui does not show

When I open certain java-powered applications, the primary GUI will not show up. However, the GUI windows for misc functions such as the "Tips and Tricks" type windows, project creation, save dialog ...
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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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How I can make GUI of Netbeans look darker?

I have sensitive eyes. It is important for me - having everything dark in my monitor. How I can make Netbeans good for my eyes? I work under Linux, Lubuntu. Thank you very much for answers.
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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 start xampp GUI

I am having trouble finding out how to start the expanded GUI. I have found a tutorial on how to start this one sudo /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/xampp-control-panel But I am not able to find ...
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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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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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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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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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Cant log in to gui ,X is broken

Note to others if you just want a summary of the problem skip down to summary. This first part is going to be slightly long and hopefully entertaining. As in, that is screwed up! but there might be ...
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Is there any GUI application for command rsync?

I am currently synchronize between local folders in my computer by following command: rsync -av --delete "[source]" "[destination]" Now I want to do this via GUI. so, Is there any GUI available for ...
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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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Switch between normal and 10-feet interface

Sometimes when I watch a movie or TV episode on my computer, I'd like to sit on my couch. Now sometimes you want to check some random fact being mentioned on wikipedia, or someone writes to me via ...
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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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Sun Grid Engine Qmon not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hello to Sun Grid Engine, UI, and package experts, After installing Sun Grid Engine and trying to run the qmon graphic user interface, the system shows the following errors: Warning: Cannot convert ...
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Eclipse Luna displaying regular scrollbars instead of overlay scrollbars - how to change?

I've recently switched to using the new Eclipse Luna, but for some reason it stopped displaying the overlay scrollbars, and now shows the regular ones that are in e.g. Firefox. Kepler had them. Since ...
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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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How to change the color of the scroll bar?

The scrollbars in Unity are of very low contrast, and I can't see where the bar is using just peripheral vision. I have to look at the scrollbar. Look at Mac OS X interface and notice the blue, ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Cursor Broken after upgrade from 14.04

I encountered this problem after upgraded from 14.04, after I rebooted, my cursor is broken. Whenever I move my cursor, their would be several cursors flashing and jumping on my screen, it also does ...
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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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What is the command to update time and date from internet

What is the command to update time and date from Internet. Is there any application that allows me to do so graphically?
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CrashPlan desktop app suddenly terminated after Splash Screen

CrashPlan desktop app suddenly terminated after Splash Screen This was a fresh CrashPlan install on Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 with Oracle Java 7 JDK. Most of /usr/local/crashplan/log/....log was not ...
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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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Start another GUI on different TTY

For some reason I want to have 2 GUIs open at different TTYs. the commands sudo service lightdm stop/start will stop/create a new GUI at TTY7. but how can I do the same at different TTYs or ...
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MySQL Workbench do not render Columns Tab at ER

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, after installing all I need, I started MySQL Workbench (v.6.1.7 build 1788) and in it's ER modeling its not showing anything in Columns Tab when editing 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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Will I be able to get an interface that is like Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.04?

For a while I departed from Ubuntu to use Linux Mint because I really don't like Unity, or Gnome 3's most recent interface. I was fine with what was called "Gnome Classic", but I feared it was being ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a Linux file manager with a proper drop-down tree view? (like finder in OS X)

As a happy Linux user for almost a year now, this is the bane of my existence. Does the Linux community hate tree views for some obscure reason? I don't mean a tree view in the side panel. That's ...
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How to take Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 32 bit in windows domain? (Where in domain users shall be able to login through the GUI)

How to take Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 32 bit in windows domain? (Where in domain users shall be able to login through the GUI) I have done this in the past using likewise, however now likewise is no ...
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Ubuntu can not load GUI after installing nVidia proprietary drivers

I recently updated my Nvidia drivers to the latest version from their website, and now my computer will not boot properly. It boots up partially, but sometime before the login screen should appear, it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server: How to switch to installed gui

I've installed a minimal gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04 server. How do I switch to it? Right now i'm on the tty. I tried Alt+f7 but it just takes me to a screen with a red cursor flashing in the top ...