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 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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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'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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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File explorer GUI looks strange

My file GUI looks like this for some reason.... No idea what to do. Help?
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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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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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How do i install unity on linuxzoo ubuntu device?

I have an account on linuxzoo.net. It connects to one of the Ubuntu computers on their servers. I don't like the Default Ubuntu MATE GUI very much. I would like to install Ubuntu Unity on it but I don'...
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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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Is there an embedded board that runs a GUI?

I'm working on a project that currently uses an embedded board with the Debian OS. However, we are looking for a new board, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a board that comes loaded with a GUI ...
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GUI “dot on icon” indicators for hard disk, network … activity?

If you have seen VirtualBox, you may have noticed its set of indicators for hard disk, CD-rom, network, USB etc: The cool thing about this (for me) is that the indicators are "animated", in the ...
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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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What does the black arrow under the bin GUI icon represent?

Today I noticed that most bin/"executables" don't have the black arrow right of the bottom-of-the-logo-diamond, but a few do. From the ones i've seen, I think they're programs that are currently ...
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Can I have a countdown window show the time until next suspend?

Occasionally I leave my computer unsuspended when I need to go somewhere but I am leaving it with people I absolutely trust and I will be back shortly so no real need to suspend (like if it's family ...
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how to stop transmission in the midst of “verify local data”?

I cannot seem to stop "verify local data": thufir@tleilax:~$ thufir@tleilax:~$ transmission-remote -t all --stop [2016-04-22 04:26:22.956 PDT] transmission-remote: (http://localhost:9091/...
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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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How can I set up Ubuntu Server 16.04 to load a GUI on demand?

I would like my server to boot to command line by default but load a GUI when I need one. I have a virtual machine set up just for testing and I got the standard UNITY GUI installed on it no problem. ...
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Is it ok to kill lightdm and related processes in lubuntu to reduce load as I use terminal? [duplicate]

I'm running Lubuntu 14 in my old PC. I have connected it to my router via ethernet and access it with putty, it has no dedicated monitor. I think the GUI is not needed any more, can I kill the ...
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Is there a graphical interface for archive compression in Ubuntu?

On Windows, I have used the program 7zip for nearly all of my compression tasks in the past. Now, after switching to Ubuntu, I also installed this program from the Software Center. After completion, I ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14 to secondary drive partition on from Windows 8.1

Machine: Geforce GTX 970M 6144 MB vRam(?) Processor: i7-4790S 3.20 GHZ 32.0 GB RAM 64 Bit Win 8.1 Pro I've used Universal Install to write ubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-amd64 to a 16 GB flash drive. ...
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Unity does not working on my user

Out of nowhere, my Ubuntu 15.10 freeze. I have done hard restart and after loging in, there is only my desktop with all files and folders. Unity has gone somewhere. I am able to open terminal and ...
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Using Grsync to set up a backup job via GUI, can I see the rsync command it created?

Is there a way to view the actual command that grsync ends up running? The idea is to setup a backup job in Grsync, exactly as I want it with all the options, and subsequently use the command to ...
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GNOME 3.20 Add VPN ui too small and won't scroll or resize

When I try to add a VPN, I can't change the size of this window, or scroll so I have no way to see the rest of this window =/ VPN Window Screenshot
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Network Interface Ubuntu 14

Newbie on any form of Linux... Installed easily but when I look at Network connections the wired network and the options do not operate. I have looked in the recommended directories and although I ...
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ubuntu screen freezes on mouse movement

I know this will be a vague question, but I have to start somewhere My Ubuntu 14.0 system GUI has just started to freeze on certain mouse movements. The mouse is a Logitech wireless mouse with a ...
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GTK(MM) Widget Choice for List of Items

I am working on an interface with GTKMM and I have a notebook with buttons that represent certain letters. When I click a button it switches to page two of the notebook which will have a selection of ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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Block CTRL+ALT+F7 from the local TTY terminal

So I know the: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontVTSwitch" "true" EndSection But I want something that blocks me from doing Ctrl+Alt+F7 from the TTY (F1-6) forcing users to use sudo chvt to get ...
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Trying to pipe steamcmd output to yad

In order to run a server through steam I need to run this command from it's install directory, this works, and has worked for quite some time. ./srcds_run -game garrysmod +maxplayers $play +...
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How to run GUI applications as root

UPDATE I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think ...
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How do I launch the gnome GUI in place of the default unity GUI? [duplicate]

I have installed the Gnome Gui as a lighter weight option to the Unity Gui. I would like to know how to launch this in place of the Unity Gui either from the command line or from the Unity GUI. If it ...
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Application GUI shriking in ubuntu 14.04

I have written an application in Qt and when i have executed it the appearance of application is varying from desktop to desktop both the desktops are containing same version of OS i.e Ubuntu-14.04 ...
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Icon and interface size changes randomly

Well my explorer usually look like this: default but sometimes it gets randomly changed to this: changed any idea what's causing it and how to make it stop/change it back to my default one?
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS GUI slow, makes i unusable on Vmware ESXi 6.0

has just bought me a Dell R710 server I installed VMware ESXi 6.0 update 2 on. It works great and my VM works fine, installed with Windows. When I try to install Ubuntu so this works until I install ...
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GUI tool for formating to exFAT

I just formated a partition to exFAT using the terminal command sudo mkfs.exfat -n. Is it possible to do the same thing using a GUI? Before people comment that the Terminal command works just fine (...
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Does Unity Tweak Tool still have support for selecting default applications?

I read that the default applications can be set in Unity Tweak Tool. But where is it, which panel? Has the project stopped giving support for this functionality ? Please add screenshots for users to ...
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GUI tool to securely overwrite whole hard drive

My friend has a Windows laptop that we want to totally wipe and then turn over to a hardware technician (whom we don't trust with the data on the hard drive.) I want to securely wipe, rather than ...
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What standalone databases with GUI are available for Ubuntu?

I have googled for this information and I am simply lost. I just need a simple, standalone and a single table database with GUI. I tried Libraoffice base, but it keeps giving me an error "S1000 java....
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How to increase disk space given to Virtual Box VM through the GUI?

My host is Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.19 in a Virtual Box VM to which I gave 8 GB dynamically allocated disk space to start with. And I have ...