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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Can't Start GUI

I tried to update my 14.04 using the software updater. The update seemed to be progressing normally except it was installing 15.10 instead of 14.10! So when I returned from lunch all I had is a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Freeze

currently I've installed on my Lenovo G50-30 Ubuntu 16.04 64bit. Now I got after the system is running for a short or a longer time desktop freezes. As desktop software I use Unity, also tried Xfce -> ...
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recursive CHOWN - how do I do this without terminal

I avoid using the terminal whenever possible, but recently I had to take ownership of a folder, or subfiles and subfolders. The only help I found for this was on google using the terminal. How can I ...
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Run computer as root without terminal [duplicate]

I have a lamp project and I can't move my project in the file I'm supposed to move unless I do it from terminal as root, and then it doesn't let me open the project and change it, I have a lots of ...
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Will we be able to install, update and remove snap packages in the Ubuntu Softwares?

The only way I know to install, remove and update snap packages is to input commands in the terminal, will I be able to do it in Ubuntu Softwares or some other GUI way? If we can do that, how do we ...
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My UI changed after reinstalling alsa

After running these commands, sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio The UI changed. Why? I'm running 16.04LTS.
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Does Cppcheck has a gui for ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use Cppcheck for my C++ based program. If yes, how do I install it? I can't seem to find any instruction for that anywhere. Thanks
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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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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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I want to program the graphic UI program for Ubuntu…What is the starting point?

Hello I am a C++ Programmer for windows for many years.. Nowadays I need to code GUI program for Ubuntu or possibly for all linux machines... but I don't have any clue for starting with.. Qt is one ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 GUI won't start

Recently I installed Ubuntu 16.04. I keep running into the same problem almost every time I boot up, and I don't know what's wrong. Basically, the GUI won't start. At first, I could only see my ...
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Prevent pop up every time I plug in headphones in 16.04

Every time I plug in headphones, this pops onto my screen: I will never, for the rest of my life, use a headset. I have no interest in this option. Clicking "Sound Settings" does not provide the ...
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Where is the cluster tab in maas?

That might sound like a silly question but where is the cluster tab? I can't find it on Mass web GUI Version: 2.0.0~beta3+bzr4941-0ubuntu1. Here's the actual nav bar: and this is the one I should ...
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Changing the desktop GUI [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 at work. It's the first major use of Linux that I've had. I have gotten used to it so much that I prefer using it instead of Windows for all work, particularly in a command line; I ...
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How can I make Ubuntu 16.04 tell that my connection to internet is limited

Since last few days I'm facing connectivity issues as my service provider is changing the fibre cables. As a result, my connection keeps toggling between " connected" and "Connected but No Internet". ...
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Some GUI elements in some software in an Ubuntu guest OS is blank upon virtual machine window resize

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS in a Windows 10 host running VMWare workstation Player 12. I usually run the guest OS window maximized, but notice that when I resize the window, some GUI ...
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Why are the window buttons on the left? [closed]

MS-Windows cribbed the original X-Windows button layout. Then for some unknown reason Ubuntu puts them on the left!!! You don't change the layout of your keyboard every time you change your operating ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Locks Up GUI Randomly After Upgrade from 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was fine on this hardware (minor glitch with dual monitors swapping randomly). Worked fine for some time. Installed new HD and installed 12.04 LTS on same hardware. That worked fine (...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not shutting down

I have recently upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04 and I have had few issues in upgrading. But I have come through and now I am able to access and work without any issues in the new version. But when I'm ...
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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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No graphical user interface after update on 16.04

After an update from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04 my gui completly crashes after GRUB. If I try a normal boot, the gui freezes there, where the LVM needs the password to decrypt the systemdrive. I can ...
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gui application to custom regional settings

I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 and using gnome-shell (wich is very awesome by the way), i try to make first weekday and first workday to Sunday, tried everything in a lot of forums: sudo gedit /usr/...
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Observing strange behavior for heavier text editor programs

I installed Atom, LightTable and Sublime because they're my favorite text editors. But all three of them are acting very strangely. First of all they're very slow , lagging when the window is moved ...
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Installing GUI on Ubuntu server 15.04 without internet connection

I'm trying to figure out how I can install the GUI on my Ubuntu server without an actual internet connection to do the downloading of the software to the server. I have a portable hotspot for internet ...
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Can't find GUI of prey after installing

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and I installed prey successfully on it. It's CLI is working but I can't start the GUI. I followed this link https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/prey/+question/246288 ...
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Remove string “please enter passpharase for disk…”

I traveled to Australia it seems they didn't like my face or I looked suspicious since they made me turn on my laptop and when ubuntu encryption password popped up they asked me for it, nothing to ...
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Not asking for password in GUI for login even when there is a password set in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a user which has no sudo rights. I have set the password for the user using cli. But when I logout and try to login again, the user is not asked for a passord and logs in as soon as the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity windows suddenly resemble Windows 95

Recent installation of Ubuntu 16.04, unity. For some reason the windows for some applications have started looking "strange"; I'm not sure how best to describe it, they look like the old Microsoft ...
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File explorer GUI looks strange

My file GUI looks like this for some reason.... No idea what to do. Help?
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Can't simulate middle click with my trackpad ASUS Zenbook UX305UA-FC057T

When I try to simulate middle click with right+left click of the trackpad, even after ran synclient TapButton3=2 I can't be able to paste what I had selected previously, like the known behavior of ...
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Why aren't menus integrated in bar when running as super user?

When I open any window as root, menus aren't integrated in the menu bar or in the window's title bar. Why does this happen? Can I prevent this behavior?
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Ubuntu GUI unable to login in a Virtual machine

I have a issue with a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version on a vm .it never allows me to get in the GUI , the GUI pages accepts the account details and goes for a loop and comes back to the same ...
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Automated UI tests for Ubuntu

I wrote automated tests for user interface on Windows using Visual Studio. Is there an equivalent solution for Ubuntu?
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Windows Ubuntu Bash GUI

I have just installed bash in windows 10 insider preview. But gedit is not working. I also use software R for my statistical work, its lot of options like 'plot' also not working. Is it the fact that ...
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How to get mic sensitivity slider to show in volume menu?

I have seen images where both the speaker volume and mic sensitivity have sliders for adjusting them in the drop-down menu from the speaker. However after upgrading form Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 I don't ...
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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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How do i install unity on linuxzoo ubuntu device?

I have an account on linuxzoo.net. It connects to one of the Ubuntu computers on their servers. I don't like the Default Ubuntu MATE GUI very much. I would like to install Ubuntu Unity on it but I don'...
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GUI “dot on icon” indicators for hard disk, network … activity?

If you have seen VirtualBox, you may have noticed its set of indicators for hard disk, CD-rom, network, USB etc: The cool thing about this (for me) is that the indicators are "animated", in the ...
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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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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: (http://localhost:9091/...
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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 ...