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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Fstab mount smbfs share for user noauto asking for password via GUI

I'm trying to do a connection for my work computers d: from my laptop. Altough to have direct access to the disk I need to use the computers administrator account. And I would not like to save the ...
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Problem with installing Qt5.3

I am trying to install Qt5.3 into my Ubuntu 14.04(64 bit). While installation process was running suddenly it was showing some prompts and showed several error messages as following: Error during ...
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GUI Not Loading after interrupting a download

I was downloading a game called Garry's mod but I accidentally shutdown my computer while It was downloading and now when I turn it on and log in the only thing that appears is the background image ...
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Weird system monitor column sorting

What is the exact meaning of the sort arrows in Ubuntu system monitor? As my screenshot shows, the sorting is done on the first digit on the left of the divider for seconds, but then jumps to single ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (Mate Desktop) Application and utility windows invisible

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with mate desktop. It has been my recent experience that my windows either launch invisible to my gui or become that way during use. For example when I right click in my ...
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15.04 GUI icons (Buttons) not responding to mouse over

I've recently installed updates and they broke my GUI... :( problem is that I don't know what did it.. Here is what is happening: When I mouse over an icon in the tray, it doesn't light up like it ...
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Backend changes via Network Proxy GUI

I know the manual proxy can be setup using the network options in Ubuntu 14.04 and it works fine as posted in the link. What configuration files/environment variables change after saving setting via ...
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Parallels: Scale title bars and menu not working

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display with Parallels 10. Unfortunately the whole GUI is very small so it isn't very comfortable to work with. A fix for this ...
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I can adduser and login through the Terminal but not through the GUI

What should I do in this case? I added the user through "adduser" command. The user has a Home-Folder, but when trying to login through the GUI, it always says "wrong password"! What should I do?
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full disk encryption boot gui gone

I have installed my ubuntu system with full disk encryption. After installing updates, the gui that you type the password will not show, just a command line interface that keeps ticking information ...
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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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What cool features/applications are there to change the way ubuntu GUI interface looks and feels? [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, and was just curious of things that I can do with this OS (ex: changing folder icons, button icons, etc.). I know this isn't really a technical question, more of a fun one. What ...
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Basic Ubuntu installation with non-Unity desktop?

I'm currently attempting to set up an Ubuntu VM for development. All I need is the core OS with a gui, a file manager, web browser and text editor. I'd then be installing tools like git, a JDK and ...
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User Groups and Advanced Settings in 15.04

Ubuntu used to allow me to change user's groups and advanced settings within the "User Settings" GUI. These options are gone now in 15.04. Where do I go to find these settings? (Using the command ...
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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Weird black thick menu border after upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04

I found only GTK 3.0 Applications been affected. GTK 2.0 apps seem good. I've changed several themes other than the original one, but the problem still there.
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Is there an IDE for Ubuntu that combines Python, Gtk and Glade in one unique program?

I like PyCharm, but it doesn't have a GUI designer. I like the quickly package but I don't want to use Gedit as my editor. I tryed Ubuntu SDK but it's kind of hard to use python on it, and it's not ...
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No GUI after installing

Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell laptop I had laying around. Install goes well but when I'm done, I only get a command line, no GUI at all. Tried several versions, tried 32 vs 64 bit all give me the ...
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Lubuntu - Move panel across monitors

Well, I switched to Lubuntu because Unity was too slow. How would I move the panel across monitors? I tried looking at the settings for the panel, but I can't move it across monitors. How can I ...
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How do I change the click target area for the corner box expand to expand a window in Unity Desktop?

When trying to adjust the size of a GUI window (such as my terminal editor window) I have to be exactly on the bottom right hand corner before the window-adjust icon appears. The target area is so ...
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Server setup info

I have been using Linux since 2008, entirely self-taught. I just replaced a Debian installation on this machine with Server only, and am going to try to use the terminal. First things I must do is set ...
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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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Remove ugly fat bazel from gnome-terminal with multiple-tabs

When I start gnome-terminal it looks quite pleasant but when I open another tab it's borders turns ugly: How can I preserve thin bezel while using multiple tabs?
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Most of the UI elements are missed (Xubuntu or XFCE4 over Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox)

I installed Ubuntu in a virtual machine using the official mini.iso image and decided to try Xubuntu with the following command: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop But ...
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Server GUI Ubuntu 14.04

I have as Ubuntu 14.04 server and was looking for a good web based GUI that allows me to monitor DNS/DHCP, Users etc in real time and that I can import my configs. I liked Zentyal, but it nuked my ...
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CodeBlocks Executable File for GUI Application

Good day to all. I have created a GUI Application in C++ language using CodeBlocks on Ubuntu 14.04 and I was wondering if there is a way to create an executable file which allows other people to run ...
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GUI tool to set the screen brigtness

What a GUI tool can I use to set the screen brightness? A simple explanation is welcomed
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Not able to log in through the Terminal or GUI log in screen

I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed alongside windows 8.1. Everything was working fine until I tried to fix the brightness issue on Ubuntu as given on http://itsfoss.com/fix-brightness-ubuntu-1310/ But ...
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Searching files by Ubuntu; an improvement? [closed]

Is there a feature in Ubuntu that would "search everything", that has GUI support and performs searches rapidly?
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NFS Mount on non-public IP

How can I mount a NFS storage to my Ubuntu, when the Ubuntu doesn't have a public IP? It's a VM on a server, without public IP. The internal IP is 10.0.1.5, but that doesn't work when I add that as ...
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Command to run GUI Frontend for apt-get update

I want know, if there is any command to run apt-get update in GUI like in the picture following: All i want to do is to write a script which will update the software sources through this gui ...
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14.04 Resetting Ubuntu startup settings?

When I first installed Ubuntu dual-boot I would boot the computer and select Ubuntu 14.04, and a terminal would just flash with my username and take me to the logon screen, everything running smooth. ...
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Command-line Win32 programs under Ubuntu SERVER 14.04?

Is there any way to get setup Wine in such a way, that allows me to run, at least, command-line-based programs when Ubuntu Server has no GUI? :X
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gui shutdown on acer aspire v5-573G not working

When I press the gui shutdown button, the system is not powering off, but rather just remains at splash screen. Hence, I always have to power off the machine manually holding the power button. Issuing ...
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Linux, boot safe mode - repair broken packages not working?

Xubuntu 12.04 Application windows started to open only partly functional/broken? Some do not display fully, are not able to minimise, expand or close (missing these buttons) and are visually flat - ...
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Ubuntu server 14.10 lighter GUI

I just installed Ubuntu Server 14.10 and I would like to have a GUI no so heavy I have a Penitum core 2 machine with 3GB memory What is the recommended lighter GUI for Ubuntu server 14.10 on a basic ...
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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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UBUNTU 14.04 Gui text and pictures displaying problem like a virus

I might have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 with a brand new laptop Lenovo T450s - it looks like a virus. It appeared after the laptop had to be restarted and I hope it is just some corrupted file. ...
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How do you use a PS4 Controller for the desktop environment?

I am using a PS4 controller on steam and it works a charm. How can I use it to control the GNOME desktop environment?
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how to use GUI to create directory [closed]

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 to efficiently enable/disable GUI in ubuntu server 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I intend to use some graphical tools to administrate the server. That's why I installed ubuntu-desktop: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop And I enabled it with: ...
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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 terminals (i.e. Ctrl + Alt F7-F12)?
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Ubuntu 14.04: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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Ubuntu equivalent to LaunchRocket

LaunchRocket looks like a pretty nice software for managing services on MacOS (source on github). Here is a screenshot of LaunchRocket You can easily stop and start services from this app. So here ...
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Modify Skype's Contacts Contextual Menu

I did not come to the forum before googling my question, and I did my best to insure that my issue was not addressed here before I do it. Here is my question : Is it possible to change the order of ...
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Switching from TTY to GUI logs user out

When I try switching back to GUI from TTY, I have to login again, and most of the stuff I had running on GUI before is now gone. Is this usual behavior? How do I get it to keep my work? Possibly ...
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Quickly codes to use [closed]

I'm new to programming and Ubuntu. I was trying to make a GUI for a project. Basically If i press a button I want to run another python file from a different directory. Can anyone help? Also if I want ...
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KDE asking for password to mount external hd

Any ideas as to why kde asks for root password when mounting an external hd (using the gui)? It did not use to do that. Has something changed in the way thing used to work?
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How can I add new user for GUI login?

I add new user in terminal, I can login in terminal. But I would like to login to GUI (Gnome) with this user. What should I set up?
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Transparent GUI on MSC Marc/Mentat 2013 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just finished installing Marc/Mentat 2013 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The program works, connects nicely with VPN to the university for the license. The only thing that work incorrectly is the GUI: it's ...