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 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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How run a .jar file with a double-click?

I have a problem running .jar files by double-clicking them. When I go to the Properties dialogue I can't find Java--only Archive Manager in the list of programs. But java -jar somefile.jar opens the ...
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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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How to use Fuzzy GUI editor in Scilab?

I've installed Fuzzy Logic Toolbox for Scilab 5.4.1 In Matlab we can write fuzzy in command line and use that. How to use Fuzzy GUI editor in Scilab?
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GUI tool for viewing and managing print queue?

Edit: For future visitors, here's a related answer which explains exactly how to do this quickly. I help this 75 year old man with Ubuntu (He's not very savvy). He freaks out at any mention of the ...
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Can't make cron open a Java program with a GUI

I made a simple "journal" program that will open a GUI, prompt for an entry and a few factors, and print this information to a file under the current date. I've written a short bit of java code that ...
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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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GUI vs Terminal Launch: Different look of applications

I'm using Kubuntu 16.04. When I launch gparted from GUI it looks like an "old windows 95" (or something like that) application, but when I type sudo gparted it has this Kubuntu look. I saw ...
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Emptying an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trash can

Yes can't get the garbage out from my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( Ubuntu 12 had issues too! ). So (I login as a user who has sudo rights): 1st try right click on Trash > Empty Trash ... > Empty Trash ...
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maas 2.0 gui does not show node which has been pxe booted

First let me repeat the cliche that I'm pretty new in the field so please excuse me in any ingenuousness. I've already setup a server with ubuntu 16.04 and done pretty much everything it takes to ...
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Touch-screen kiosk-like launcher

Is there any good application launcher optimized for a touchscreen? I'm looking for something that will work on a kind of home-utility machine: an all-in-one desktop with touchscreen, mounted on a ...
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How to create very very simple GUI application for Ubuntu?

I want to make a simple GUI Application. Can anybody give me source code of a simple GUI Application? So far, I have been competing in Programming Competitions (I have been using C++ for it) and now I ...
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Is there any GUI VPN that I can use for 14.04?

Can any one link me with a vpn software I can use with GUI not with terminal or manual stuff ?
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What's the most convenient GUI framework in Ubuntu 14.04 to create a graphical interface for a Kinect 2.0?

I want to create a graphical interface for the Kinect 2.0 (for Xbox One) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS combining Python and C programming languages, in order for anybody to be able to easily use it, i.e., ...
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GUI DPI scaling on certain apps very small

I recently installed STEAM and webcamstudio on my UBUNTU machine which is running a resolution of 1920 x 1080. I have found that these applications do not honor the system-wide font sizes, but use ...
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Can I setup a text only session and a GUI session at once?

I am yet on my legendary Lenovo T400 laptop which has the built in LCD display and a VGA connector which allow me to have an external monitor attached to my laptop and share different sceneries for ...
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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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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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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 ...