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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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 applicable only to the terminal? Or does every program (including programs which has GUIs) have to go through ...
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Activate remote desktop on my ubuntu server, which interface/program?

I have a server running the ubuntu 14 LTS. Right now I need to activate the remote desktop option because there is some operation that I can't do with the terminal but I need to use program interface ...
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Nautilus' Properties tab does not show full path of the file if the path is too long

Whenever a file's path is too long, Nautilus doesn't display the path in full and instead chooses to use ... to replace the last parts of the path. This is annoying and very unhelpful because often ...
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everything written is in Symbolic language ,cannot understand anything

everything is in gibberish/symbolic language. If I copy the gibberish part to notepad, it gets pasted in English though, attaching image for reference. Tried reinstalling language packs no change. ...
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Messed up desktop and other folders

Recently i made an attempt to rename Desktop to desktop..and messed up some things.When i try to remove these folders from here..they get deleted from home directory. Following is screenshot of ...
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Can I choose desktop (vs server) build, for server hardware? [closed]

Do the physical servers support high graphical interfaces ? I ask this question in order to see if installing a Linux desktop instead of a linux server on a physical server won't lead me to low ...
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Unable to login to GUI 14.04

I am unable to login to the GUI after an upgrade: Feb 15 09:32:07 dl-maa-00391506 lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm-greeter:session): session closed for user lightdm Feb 15 09:32:07 dl-maa-00391506 lightdm: ...
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Id like a gui for the terminal. Is there any out there? [closed]

Is there a GUI terminal that provides clickable buttons for commands, such as apt-get update or apt-get autoremove or apt-get upgrade, instead of typing all the time?
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BackupPC Error: Wrong User

The BackupPC GUI opens but won't allow login. The backup is still running according to the log. This started when the OS was upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 14.04, which subsequently upgraded Apache ...
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how to give each terminal tab its own title?

I see that there are ways to set the tabs title through the CLI, but how can I give each tab its own "title"? top pine git by default, gnome-terminal seems to show ...
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connect (e.g ssh) with graphical interface to Linux machine

I am trying to connect from my Ubuntu machine at home to my work machine which has Ubuntu too. I know that ssh -X gives the ability to launch graphical interface yet it is not exactly what I want. I ...
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How to show a hidden file

I wanted to add classpath to my jdk. While searching a way to do it I notice everyone open .profile file using terminal. But when I want to open and edit it with a text editor I couldn't see that file ...
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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 ...
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Make horizontal scroll switch applications

Is there a way to make the horizontal scroll of a touchpad on my laptop switch applications the way alt-tab does it? I tried to use xSwipe but it does not seem to work. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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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 ...
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GUI broken or renders improperly - Ubuntu

Simply, the GUI windows are breaking down. As you can see in the above image, the text in the launched windows is unreadable.There's also some black shade around the corners of the active window. ...
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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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Can't run GUI applications as root

I know i messed something up, i just don't know what, how or when. i used to be able to run gksudo (gui application) or sudo (gui application) and then i couldn't anymore - I've torn the whole ...
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Ubuntu Server GUI at specific runlevel

I have just recently installed Ubuntu Server, of course for server purpose. It is ok that there is only command line interface but I need GUI only for browser, nothing else. (Terminal browsers are ...
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Unmet dependencies with python3

My server is currently running Ubuntu Server 15.10. Yesterday I tried installing Gnome GUI with the command sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install Now whenever I ...
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How do i make new shell installed available for other user?

I have installed a KDE shell for a user. I wanted that same shell for other user on the same machine. Is there any way to do this or I just have to make the other user to install the shell using the ...
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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 ...
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I cant shutdown or restart ubuntu with cinnamon

I recently installed Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04, now I can't shutdown or restart the system using the GUI, I must logout to do it. I tried to shutdown and restart from the applet but nothing happens, I ...
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VPN Service in DigitalOcean Server

I have created a Ubuntu Server in DigitalOcean. I also installed GUI. Now I want to use Private Internet Access or Hide My Ass in that DigitalOcean server so that I can access outside web by the VPN ...
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How to reclaim lost GUI/window

I'm now facing this situation: I'm running several Matlab instances on a computation server (server OS: Xubuntu 14.04, my local machine OS: Ubuntu 14.04). I used NoMachine to connect to the server. ...
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How to switch from GUI to CLI mode and terminate any GUI program?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. I need to perform some database benchmarks on my computer so I want to make it in strict terminal mode, without desktop. I know I can ctrl-alt-f1 to go to terminal ...
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Unity hotkey for minimizing current window?

What are the hotkeys for switching the current window between maximized, normal, and minimized states? If some of these don't exist, can I set them somewhere?
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A GUI that runs on a remote computer, not the server?

In the past I have used Webmin to manage my linux servers. These days I primarily work off the command-line. I'm aware that one can install a GUI on linux servers, but this makes things much heavier ...
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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.
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Can XenCenter connect to xen-hypervisor-amd64

I have installed XenServer recently, but didn't stick with it. I am familiar with Ubuntu and was reading you can install XenHypervisor as a standalone package inside a Ubuntu OS. Kind of like ...
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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 ...
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Minimal graphics installation

Is possible to install Ubuntu Desktop by minimal installation (no additional programs like firefox etc), but with GUI installation? Because i found Minimal CD, but it supports only command line ...
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MAME not showing all insatlled ROMS

wondering why the Ubuntu MAME emulator will only display 15 roms at a time in the GUI, and not allow users to browse their entire library of files from the GUI? Users can access any file by searching, ...
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Intel Nuc craziness after update to 15.10

I have an Intel NUC that I recently updated from 15.04 to 15.10. Since then, I have been unable to use the GUI. I keep getting the "system is running in low graphics mode" error. When I switch over to ...
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Run Shell Script after click on button - YAD

I have three shell scripts and I would like to run each script after click on button in yad - lets say - I have one yad session with three buttons - if I click on one button I will open 1. script - ...
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GUI gone after setting drive to mount at boot

Im running Ubuntu 15.04 on an SSD which is low on space so I decided to download my Steam games onto a seporate HDD which has only Steam games. I set the partition of that HDD to autostart in Disk ...
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Simple Zenity script?

I am trying to make a simple graphical Zenity+Bash script that will list all the icon themes available in /usr/share/icons, then let the user select one and click "OK" to replace ...
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GUI for managing persistent network filesystem mounts

Is there a GUI for managing persistent network filesystem mounts? I presume it would be a thin GUI layer on top of /etc/fstab file?
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Ubuntu 14.04 not loading GUI - problems with startx

Yesterday I tried to update Google-Chrome and to install Chromium, I don't know if it is related, but after that I restarted my computer and now it does not load the graphic interface. I can log in ...
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CLI only Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I really dislike having a GUI startup by default, however I don't want it fully gone. So is there any way to just stop the GUI starting ...
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Ubuntu Desktop package not found

So I messed up somewhere when installing R and now I have no access to my desktop. I can,however, load into terminal and run commands. So I googled and searched this forum for answers and the general ...
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Return to GUI without Ctrl+Alt+F7? (my F7 key doesn't work)

my problem is that I can't return to GUI when I am in a console (Ctrl+Alt+F1,2,3...) because a beer destroyed my F7 key. Is there any other way to return to GUI without starting a new one (and having ...
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OpenJDK, IcedTea security settings

I am a beginner Linux user. From my knowledge the system uses OpenJDK and IcedTea only when I connect to a SAP IDES server through SAP GUI JAVA adding a string in it to connect to that server. I use ...
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Avoid booting into text mode and boot into GUI directly?

Every time I restart Linux, it boots into text mode. And I have to type startx to start the GUI. I've changed GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= from "quiet" to "quiet splash" and updated the grub. But ...
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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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LXDE LXPanel Window List Separation Problem

I'm using LXDE on Fedora 23, and while trying to configure the LXPanel, I accidentally clicked Remove "Task Bar (Window List) From Panel, which removed all the windows docked on the panel on all ...
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Official Server GUI in next Server release? [closed]

I wonder if Ubuntu dev's do read this, but here is the thing.. I heard that Fedora Server gets an official GUI for server to use. I mean the Ubuntu community is most advanced. Has Unity GUI invented ...
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What are some GUI clients for Git?

I am using git for version control of various projects. Is there easy-to-use software for navigating through commits and branches of a project and for retrieving versions?
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Missing compact view in Files

The Files application used to have 3 buttons for Icons, List and Compact view. I used to use the shortcuts Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 often to switch between them. Now there are only two buttons for ...
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Are there any major benefits to installing the GUI for Ubuntu Server? [closed]

I'm a complete newbie to Linux/Ubuntu but have (after following many online guides and looking through many forums) now managed to get my Ubuntu home server up and running. It is an old Fujitsu ...