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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Simple way to consistently access a SMB mount?

Is there any simple GUI way to make an SMB share persistent? I don't quite remember the steps, but on Windows, once you've mapped a share to a drive, you're given the option to 'reconnect on boot' (or ...
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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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How to bulk rename files after modification date?

I've got some photos with quite random names, but the dates (not exif, but when they were last edited) are correct. I'd like to rename them in that order, preferably so that the first photo is named ...
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How to improve GUI and font appearance of programs installed under CrossOver?

This can be done in Wine but can it be done in CrossOver?
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How do I add or delete user accounts?

How do I add or delete user accounts in Ubuntu? I know that the "useradd" command could be used to do this, but I hear that Ubuntu has some other command-line tool and some GUI somewhere, either one ...
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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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How to run a Desktop graphical application just once under sudo?

For example, I'm trying to run Archive Manager from Ubuntu Desktop (10.04) under sudo otherwise it won't let me extract a Software Development Kit into /usr/local Update: I don't want sudo to be a ...
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Can a Gnome2 like interface be built upon the new Gnome3 code?

As far as I understand, both Unity and the new Gnome Shell are both running on new Gnome code base. There's some name confusion because talking about Gnome seems to refer to both the code underneath ...
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Is there a GUI to convert/extract images to/from pdf?

I mean something like a graphical interface / front end for Imagemagick or a simpler application that would allow converting/extracting images through the interface (not in the Terminal).
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Random “freezes” (only mouse cursor moves) [closed]

Okay. So I did a clean install of Natty yesterday. The problem is that it freezes randomly. I can still move my mouse, but not do anything. I can also go into the terminal, but doing a gdm restart ...
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How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a command line only install?

The question says it all really. I had a problem with the 8.04 alternative install .iso (which after some research is a well known bug) so I had to install the full desktop version. I know I can ...
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Is Ubuntu Phone's GUI going to be ported to desktop Ubuntu?

Now that even cheap laptops are coming with touchscreens I was wondering if Canonical plans to include its new touch version of Unity GUI on regular Ubuntu for use in laptops and desktops.
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Disable auto-login from the CLI

After successfully installing Ubuntu and logging in to the Unity desktop, I followed the prompts to enable the proprietary display drivers. After rebooting, the Unity desktop is now entirely ...
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How do i install a GUI for my Ubuntu Server 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTE, but i want a lightweight GUI, as it makes easier things for me. How can i do that? Which one do you recommend?
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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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How can I install Cinnamon on a minimal CLI installation?

I've come across similar, already answered questions on this website; however none of them deals with starting from the scratch - the Ubuntu core. The normal release of 12.04 was not responding well ...
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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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How to revert back to GUI as the default interface from CLI in Ubuntu desktop?

I was able to set up a text-only UI (CLI) by editing the file /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu 12.04 as per the instructions in: How do I disable X (GUI) at boot so that the system boots in CLI mode? using ...
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Where to suggest user experience enhancements? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where Can I Give Feedback on Ubuntu? where to report improvements for some applications that have features which can be enhanced. Current behavior of such a feature ...
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Problems loging in after dealing with video drivers and black screen

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop alongside windows 8.1. I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 645M video card on it and was having black screen on boot issues. so I installed the xorg-edgers ...
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ImportError: No module named unstable

I get the following error when I execute the gui.py script on my newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Please help as I have recently started using Ubuntu, I am not too good at debugging yet. I get this ...
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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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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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What's the equivalent to 'explorer .' (Windows) or 'open .' (Mac)?

Inside the terminal, I could use the command 'explorer .' in Win32 or 'open .' in Mac to open GUI explorer/Finder. What's the equivalent command in Ubuntu?
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Any complete GUI interface for Mercurial?

I've tried TortoiseHG from the repositories, but it wasn't working at all.
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Is there any GUI tool for Upstart

Is there currently any GUI based application to show currently running services, with buttons to start and stop services? It doesn't necessarily need to be able to set boot up behaviour.
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CLI mounting vs. GUI mounting

On Ubuntu 12.10, when I want to mount a hard drive, I can just click on the unmounted drive and everything works fine (by mounting to /media/username/partitionlabel). Basically, I would like to do ...
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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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Switching Between GUI and Terminal

I am new to linux. I am planning on setting up a server and although I like the regular Ubuntu desktop I like the Lubuntu one a little more especially for my file server needs. What I want to know ...
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How can I make Ubuntu/GNOME look better i.e more smaller and compact?

I like Ubuntu and I don't use Windows except at office but I have always felt that every thing in Ubuntu/Gnome is a bit bigger than it should be i.e the fonts, desktop icons, the window borders and ...
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How to add applications and GUI to the minimal Ubuntu?

I would like to build a custom Ubuntu from the minimal Ubuntu version. I plan to use the 11.10 version. My question is, how to I add the basic necessary packages like networking, desktop, apt-get, ...
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Are there plans for system-wide smooth scrolling?

As Ubuntu seems to be making strategic preparations for a tablet-like experience, I wondered what priority smooth scrolling is for the team. A use case: I read PDFs on a netbook on a daily basis. ...
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Are there Human Interface Design Guidelines for Unity Development?

I was surfing developer.ubuntu.com, searching for Unity-Human-Interface-Design-Guidelines or a Unity-HIG, but I didn't find anything. I've seen design.ubuntu.com, but that's not what I'm talking ...
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Is there a GUI for /etc/hosts that I can use?

I want to be able to easily and frequently edit my hosts file from a quick GUI. Any one know of one that exists? Thanks!
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How to see terminal commands generated by GUI actions

I am new to Linux and only know my way around because of the GUI. Is there a way to see the equivalent commands on the terminal to do the same things as using the GUI? Thanks
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Switching between console and GUI in ubuntu

When in GUI mode, is there a CLI commands that kills the GUI and drops me into the console? When in CLI mode, is there a CLI command that drops me into the GUI? I found startx, but this drop me into ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 is falling back to Unity 2D. How to get back to Unity 3D?

It happened some minutes ago when I plugged my secondary monitor and my graphical interface simply crashed. So I had to restart my session. Since the crash Ubuntu insists to use Unity2D fall back ...
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What are some good GUI binary viewers/editors?

What are some GUI applications that will let me view and edit binary files (executables, images, etc.).
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Is there a GUI utility to mount remote filesystems over SSH?

Is there a GUI utility to mount remote filesystems over SSH (SSHFS)?
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Is there some way to get a more usable file chooser dialog?

On other operating systems the file chooser dialog in applications lets you do things like: see a larger preview of images in the current directory create a new folder change the view of the current ...
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Easy database tool (the more gui the better)

So a friend of mine wants to set up a database for managing his investigation data. But he does not know any programming. So i offered a little help but also want to make sure that he could manage his ...
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Can my xubuntu installation be converted to standard Ubuntu?

I currently have xubuntu installed on my netbook, and I'm considering converting it to the standard vanilla Ubuntu. Is this possible? If so, how do I start?
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Where to learn GRUB commands?

First of all is the GRUB essential to have Ubuntu? If yes, where can I learn it's commands? It makes me dead when it stops booting Linux and displays dangerous prompts. And is there any good ...
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Minimum to install for a visual web browser in Ubuntu Server

I have set up a machine with Ubuntu Server. Some of the server software I want to run on it has web based user interfaces for setting it up et cetera. I know I could connect to it from a different ...
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Tkinter on Ubuntu 14.04 seems not to work

I receive following Traceback: Traceback (most recent call last): File "tkinter_basic_frame.py", line 4, in <module> from Tkinter import Tk, Frame, BOTH File ...
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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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keyboard command to resize window

The bottom of my (Chromium) window is off the bottom of the screen. If I move the window up, Unity maximises the window (which I do not want). What keyboard combination can I press to make the ...
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What software was used to make the Software Center mockups?

I was reading this Ubuntu Software Center design document and wondering, what software was used to design all those ui concept?
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Run a GUI program at startup on top of X with no window manager

I want to start a program on top of X after startup. I want no desktop manager, nor window manager, but I just want to start a single program like Firefox after startup. Is there a standard way to do ...
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Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts [duplicate]

How to I get Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts because I want to try it and I don't want to upgrade to a non-lts version of ubuntu. Without I back porting it?