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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Why is Wayland better?

As recently announced by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu will be moving towards using Wayland as its display manager. What are biggest differences between X11 and Wayland? Why will Wayland make Ubuntu ...
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Can't properly move windows no more

Ubuntu 14.04 here and as of yesterday moving windows by dragging them by the title bar is hard or next to impossible. The mouse "grabs" the window just for parts of the second if at all and then ...
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Someone Knows of a Viewer GUI opening Patch file for Reading Only?

Back in Precise 12.04 I was using a GUI Viewer for *.patch files which only opened them for reading, which is fine, as they are generated by cmd. line. This GUI did set itself as default I think ...
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dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu switch to graphic mode fails

in 2013 I installed Ubuntu 12 LTS an Windows 7 (in that order) on a PC. I repaired GRUB and experienced the problem that Windows 7 seemed to start just fine from GRUB in console mode - but without ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 starting without (defect) GUI in Virtual Box

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a VM in Virtual Box and it has been working perfectly for a while. Guest-additions were installed. Now after signing in, all GUI-elements disappear and I only have the ...
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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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What rule arranges the selection grid for multiple windows of the same program?

When I have multiple windows of the same program running (e.g. multiple documents in the same editor, or multiple terminal windows), and I click on the program's sidebar icon, and it shows a grid of ...
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How do you run Ubuntu Server with a GUI?

Trying to run a Ubuntu server for the first time.. But everything is in a terminal, is there a way to switch to a Gui? Also, the server doesn't have direct access to the internet.. So, is there a way ...
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GUI for packaging and uploading files to Launchpad as .deb

Is there a GUI for packaging and uploading a file to the Ubuntu repository? No command-line stuff with the setup.
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How do you install GUI on POWERPC Ubuntu 14.10 Server?

I have a PowerPC iMac G4, and would like to have Utopic Unicorn Desktop on it alongside Mac OS X. Unfortunately, I have only found a Server ISO. Can I just do sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Or ...
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What is Bazaar and how do I use it?

I wanted to get a program, which is installed via bzr. I have successfully installed bzr, but it asks me to authenticate (despite that I`m logged in to Launchpad). Bzr help seems to be oriented ...
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Sticky keys UI feedback [duplicate]

Is there any way of knowing which sticky key is active? In MS Windows, there is a small icon which is very useful in providing visual feedback of which key is sticky. How can I have that visual ...
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Chrubuntu 12.04 Desktop Won't Load

I'm on a Lenovo X131e Chromebook. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to ...
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Global menu not showing in Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity shell. I am not quite sure what happened, but today I noticed that the menubar (containing 'File, Edit, etc...') is not appearing on the panel as it used to (i.e. the ...
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Cannot Login to 14.10 GUI

I cannot login my GUI login in 14.10 guest login works boot in recovery mode and change user password with success reboot and cannot get past GUI login -- it takes password then it acts like its ...
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How to easily install any GPG GUI on Ubuntu that actually works?

I am trying to install any GnuPG GUI for easy encryption/decryption of text, and I feel like I am in bizarro world where nothing works at all. On Mac OS X, I use GPGTools and it works flawlessly, so I ...
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increase padding in gnome terminal

I'd like to increase the padding in the gnome terminal, because the default has no padding and hurts my eyes. (Padding as in: I want space between the window border and where the text input/output is ...
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English, several localizations, how to get rid of them?

For Ubuntu with English GUI language several English localizations are installed, like New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Canada and so on. However only en_US is needed. How to achieve this goal? We ...
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Is it possible to put a GUI to more than just TTY7?

My question is pretty much the title. I often use TTYs for handling different matters in parallel. This could be for instance: something local on TTY1 per SSH on ServerA on TTY2 per SSH on ServerB ...
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Set 7z compression level using GUI in Ubuntu

Archive Manager, or file-roller, doesn't seem to have the option to set the compression level for 7z files. However, the windows client 7-zip has an option to do so using GUI - On Ubuntu/Linux, ...
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GUI, two accounts to use different languages

Two accounts are set-up, one normal user, one administrative. Ubuntu gui should be in English if administrator is logged in and for all man pages, but it should be in user's language every time the ...
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Use English for installation, but user language in installed Ubuntu

We would like to use the English language during the installation process. After that, we want to be able to add another language. We tried that by selecting English in the installation stage and ...
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I can't see any icons in the dash

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm not able to see any icons in the dash, however applications are still being launched properly. Any suggestions to get back the icons??
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Language of Ubuntu on-board guide [duplicate]

Finally the installation was repeated with user's language selected in the beginning of installation - the installation was not easy this way. As for the installed Ubuntu the on-board Ubuntu User ...
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Change language to arabic without changing window/GUI alignment

I recently changed my language to arabic but I found that the GUI is flipped horizontally which is not so nice and kinda nauseous. How do I make the GUI left-aligned with arabic language still ...
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Black screen after restart on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I restarted my Ubuntu machine and it will still reach the login screen as normal, but after typing in my password, it hits a black screen. The mouse is still responsive, and it popped up an update ...
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No graphical interface on power off/on

I am using ubuntu trusty on both my laptop and my desktop. Unlike my laptop, my desktop has no GUI during power on/off. While this is no pressing matter, I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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ubuntu 14.10 compix crash now no gui

I installed the compix Configuration Managerhowever I never really utilized it. whenever I would shut my laptop screen I assumed suspend mode would initiate. Upon restart I received an error about ...
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Application windows become undisplayable

I've searched around and cannot find anything that matches my situation with Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. I have a dual monitor system and my application windows disappear after a sleep. Here it is ...
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How to fix the window of Audience video player in Ubuntu?

I have used elementary OS in the past and wanted to keep an eye on its light but interesting video player Audience, and test it in Ubuntu, as indicated in this post. But after installing it, its ...
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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 (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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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 ...