Questions related to "GUI"s - that is, a Graphical User Interface. (As opposed to a Command line interface from a terminal)

learn more… | top users | synonyms

11
votes
1answer
16k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
20k views

Remove GUI on Ubuntu Server

I installed a GUI on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS using sudo aptitude install --without-recommends ubuntu-desktop not sure why just playing around. Any way I would like to remove it and cannot figure out ...
11
votes
2answers
1k views

Is PyGTK still relevant?

I'm new to Linux but not to app development. I come from a RealBasic on a Mac background. I've accepted that I need to learn a new language to develop for Linux (since RB won't run on 64 bit distros ...
11
votes
5answers
22k views

GUI tools for Apache

Are there any GUI tools for configuring and monitoring Apache?
11
votes
3answers
873 views

Any way to clean up the look of the shutdown/logout/restart process?

So, I've given up trying to configure my system (ubuntu 10.10, open source ATI drivers) to shutdown/logout/restart gracefully. Whenever I do any of the three, all I get is an ugly ubuntu logo with ...
11
votes
3answers
1k views

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 about....
11
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
11
votes
0answers
12k views

How to disable the guest account via the GUI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the guest session? I know you can edit a configuration file to disable the guest account, but is there any option to do that via the Ubuntu 12.10's GUI? ...
10
votes
5answers
775 views

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?
9
votes
4answers
9k views

Any complete GUI interface for Mercurial?

I've tried TortoiseHG from the repositories, but it wasn't working at all.
9
votes
2answers
9k views

Ubuntu 14.04: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
9
votes
1answer
3k views

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, ...
9
votes
1answer
3k views

Add a new custom session?

I would like to add a new session to the login screen (the thing where you select "Ubuntu, Ubuntu Classic, etc" to install a new GUI on. How can I do this?
9
votes
1answer
37k views

Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
9
votes
0answers
898 views

Is it possible to remove shadows behind windows and menus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove shadows of the windows in Unity? Is it possible to remove shadows behind windows and menus in Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity?
8
votes
2answers
73k views

How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu server to run some tests on a VM. For various reasons I couldn't get a specific DEB file, and instead of using a shared folder I decided it would be a good idea to install ubuntu-...
8
votes
5answers
436 views

All UI elements in apps ugly and grey (14.04)

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I'm having a weird problem that I can't find any mention of online. Basically, all UI elements in apps look grey, Windows 98-style. (Gparted) (Geany IDE) ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

GUI program to record internet radio with songs tags (title, artist, etc.)?

In Windows I like Screamer Radio, and I know that are others like RarmaRadio, programs which can record radio music and also save the proper titles, artist names, etc. Is there such a program in ...
8
votes
3answers
18k views

What is a simple, free SOAP client (GUI)?

On Windows I would use SoapUI, which can be run on Ubuntu either as a standalone application (see instructions on how in this question) or as an Eclipse plugin. Is there any other GUI available - ...
8
votes
2answers
14k views

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?
8
votes
3answers
2k views

How to create a sliding widget (GTK+, Quickly)

Recently I've seen this widget in Gedit: It appears when you press Ctrl + F. What I am interested is in how to get the sliding effect. Any suggestion will be appreciated.
8
votes
4answers
5k views

How do I get a list of running applications by using the command line?

I want to list only running application like: Firefox, gedit, Nautilus, etc. using the command line. Note: I don't want to list all running process, only applications which are running (say manually ...
8
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
42k views

How can I change the Hidden Attribute of a file/folder? (Alternative to attrib FILENAME -h)

On a MS Based system (Windows, any versions) You can use the attrib command in order to change the attributes on a specified file, directory or directory with recursively changing the files inside the ...
8
votes
3answers
24k views

I killed my GUI and Startx cant find a “screen”

First off let me mention that this problem happened a while ago so i may have forgotten some of the details. A while ago I was trying to get used to backtrack5 and I was doing pretty well I think. I ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
693 views

Is it possible to execute an action by double clicking on the Desktop?

Is it possible to execute an action (a command or a Bash Script) by double clicking on the Desktop? I want to emulate the function that Fences does in Windows systems: By double clicking the desktop, ...
8
votes
1answer
131 views

search on 'open' dialog is out-of-date

If I have saved a file recently (or even on the last couple of days), it does not show up on searches on that "open dialog" some programs have (The "open dialog of programs" is the following. It ...
7
votes
3answers
227 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I edit the quicklists via GUI?

I want to make quicklists on my own. How do I do this from the GUI?
7
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

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!
7
votes
3answers
14k views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
5k views

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. ...
7
votes
1answer
823 views

KDE, GNOME, XFCE, Unity, ad-nauseum… Can a GUI app run in X without any of these?

This upcoming Ubuntu move to Unity as its Desktop Manager, got me wondering where the modular line lies between a Desktop Manager and X. My understanding is that X is a window manager, and window =...
7
votes
1answer
11k views

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 ...
7
votes
5answers
983 views

Do I need a desktop to run a GUI?

I am setting up a light weight VM, following the guide in the Ubuntu Documentation What I want to be able to do is launch a GUI application. I don't need / want anything on the desktop. First I ...
7
votes
1answer
6k views

How do I configure gnome-screensaver?

I am on ubuntu 12.10 and installed gnome-screensaver but I can't find any way to configure them or launch gnome-screensaver-preferences. f1. I installed and got away with xscreensaver, now want to ...
7
votes
2answers
5k views

Is there a GUI program to securely delete files and folders? [duplicate]

I see there's a lot of info in the answers to this question. I have used such CLI commands added to the context menu of the file manager (mostly Thunar's custom actions, which I favour over Nautilus, ...
6
votes
4answers
17k views

How do I check the version of Ubuntu I am running? [duplicate]

How can I check my current Ubuntu version through the command-line and GUI?
6
votes
3answers
5k views

How do I mark a file as executable via a GUI?

How do I mark a file as executable using a graphical interface (GUI)?
6
votes
4answers
5k views

How do I get started with an Ubuntu friendly GUI framework?

I have a few small scripts that I use for routine tasks. They require simple parameters to run. Rather than running them from the terminal, I'd prefer to pick something from the menu, be presented ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Can't move a window in Unity (it's stuck)!

Silly question, but I can't move my steam friends list window, the top bar is somehow underneath the main bar of unity at the top. In Windows you can right-click (or shift-click in Windows 7) and ...
6
votes
1answer
13k views

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, ...
6
votes
2answers
461 views

Standby password

My problem is that every five minutes my screen is getting dark and then asks me for a password. How can I turn off the password request after computer's standby wakeup? Please show me where I can ...
6
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
24k views

How to install HeidiSQL on Ubuntu

I have been using HeidiSQL (an open source GUI for MySQL / MSSQL) on Windows for a while now. However, as I'm moving to Ubuntu for development, I'd like to continue using HeidiSQL. The website states ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
26k views

How can I add a desktop/GUI to a command-line Ubuntu installation?

I had installed Ubuntu on a VM, with a command-line only interface, now I have had enough of command-line interface experience and plan to proceed with GUI mode. But I dont want to install a fresh ...