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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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 ...
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GUI crash - transparent windows

I'm experiencing some issues while using Ubuntu 14.04 x64. Sometimes, without any real identified pattern, the GUI crash. These are the main problems: When I click on any windows of any application, ...
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How do I get to the GUI after switching to a virtual console?

I just jumped into a command line virtual console using Ctrl-Alt-F1, and i would now like to return to the gui. startx gives me something along the lines of 'this server is already active for display ...
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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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Repainting issues with openbox

I did a barebones Ubuntu 14.04.1 install with only command line LAMP server slim openbox firefox smartgit/hg geany That's really it. It's a brand new install. When I'm logged in on openbox, I see ...
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What is the design process (principles or guidlines) for Unity's UX and GUI?

I recently started to think and develop a new concept of UX and GUI for Ubuntu (desktop, television, mobile and tablet) and I try to start the project on a methodological basis respecting the basic ...
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Problem starting Gnome-Shell after login

I am using Gnome-Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I have a Intel i7 processor, 6g ram, and over 2.5t of disk space. I am loading the Gnome-Shell by DVD. I am current using Windows XP because I cannot launch ...
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How do I start Unity manually upon boot?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) LTS, and I was wondering how could I start the GUI manually upon booting the system. For example, I'd like the system to start at a black tty ...
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Can each user use a different gui on the same machine?

Is it possible for every user using ubuntu 14.04 (or later) to have a different gui interface? I would like to set up ubuntu to replace windows and for my wife would like to install the W7 interface ...
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How to access and copy files from an old/other Ubuntu system's partition?

I'm getting permission denied when I try to access my old 10.04 partition. I'm trying to get into the home folder so that I can back up the data before I do a fresh install of 12.04. I know the ...
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Need help to choose mail sserver package which provides web based GUI?

Few things to just give you an background. I want to configure it on a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Also have webmin installed. All the packages must be freeware or open source ...
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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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Lubuntu GUI Crashing

After receiving an ancient laptop that ran FreeDOS, I decided to try installing Lubuntu onto it. The installation process went perfect (except, the computer wasn't connected to the internet for the ...
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Lost GUI after installed GTK. Gets warning-“System running in low graphics mode”

am using ubuntu 14.4.0 64 bit. yesterday i installed GTK, Glibc and it's dependencies. including, libffi-dev, libcairo2-dev, libtiff-dev, flex, bison, xorg-dev, libatk-bridge2.0 finally ...
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Unsatisfied while opening home folder for the first two time

Question may be little logistic Open home folder for the first time clicking files in the taskbar. Go to some drive you have partitioned and open a file from there.Make sure you are not in the ...
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How to build vim with gui option from sources?

I'm having a hard time building a VIM 7.4(obtained from vim's ftp site) with gui option. It builds ok without the gui option. Here's how I'm doing it: cd ~/Downloads/vim74/src ./configure ...
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Is there a global shortcut for creating strikethrough text?

Sometimes, I want to create s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶o̶u̶t̶ strikethrough text quickly and easily. What's a quick way to do this that is usable in any program? P.S. Someone should add 'strikethrough' as a tag ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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ubuntu 14.04, after ubuntu-tweak, there is no GUI

When in 12.04, each time I used Ubuntu-Tweak (open Janitor tab, check all boxes, and press Clean), after reboot ... my Ubuntu is become CLI (DOS) mode, not in GUI (normal) Interface. So I run what is ...
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proxy system wide configuration from terminal applied to gui

we began installing ubuntu desktop 14.04 lts in replacement of xp desktop. the problem is after installing few desktop with the required applications and softwares it takes so long, so we are trying ...
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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How to login to the GUI from commandline

When I boot up, I sometimes go into tty, execute a few commands and then have to restart the GUI (gmd) with sudo service restart gdm I then go to the GUI (Alt+F7) and have to login. Occasionally, ...
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How do you run a GUI application without GUI (gui application as daemon on headless server)?

Okay, so I want to run a GUI application as daemon on a server without X. The application is a java program. It can be configured in a configuration file so the GUI is not necessary to use it. ...
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Is there any light user interface or gtk package for Gstreamer 1.0?

I have just installed package gstreamer 1.0, and I use as executable the file located in ~/usr/bin/gst-play-1.0 . All is fine, I can play local files, and also I can use 'gst-play-1.0' in TV-MAXE to ...
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how do i prevent ubuntu from starting GUI automaticaly? [duplicate]

i am looking for a way to start my GUI manually when ubuntu loads something like back-track which you login in first using command-line then type startx then GUI starts to running
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How do I boot to a command line interface instead of a GUI?

Hi I have ubuntu server 10.04 installed and I also installed the following: su aptitude install xorg xfce4 aptitude install <name of GUI browser, I use firefox> aptitude install gedit aptitude ...
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In need of app to create GUI's for Linux

I currently develop android apps using Eclipse, and I was curious if there was something I can install that will allow me to do the same for Linux. I don't plan to hit the ground running, but I was ...
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UI elements become completely unresponsive

Many of my UI elements become completely unresponsive. This happens in both Unity and GNOME Classic. There are lot's of examples of this, but usually only some of the UI elements are unresponsive ...
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Will an ssd make the ubuntu UI more responsive?

I apologize if this is a duplicate, if it is I was not able to find any actual explanation with Google or Bing or even searching Ask Ubuntu. I want to know if an SSD will improve the Ubuntu UI or KDE ...
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Installing Desktop Environment, (machine offline)

I tried updating my machine, to Ubuntu 13.10. After update, when I restarted my machine, there was no GUI (no login screen), but I could access terminal, and see my files and folders. Tried various ...