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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Transparent GUI on MSC Marc/Mentat 2013 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just finished installing Marc/Mentat 2013 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The program works, connects nicely with VPN to the university for the license. The only thing that work incorrectly is the GUI: it's ...
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Bluetooth manager for sending/receiving files?

From the Bluetooth managers, I know of blueman (which I can't use because of a known bug whereas it fails to receive files) and gnome-bluetooth (which I'd rather not install because of the number of ...
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Problem With GUI [duplicate]

I have a problem with my Ubuntu installation the icon and other menu item are not displayed properly can any one help to sort out this the version is 14
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Severe lag in Ubuntu 14.10

I am currently having a serious problem in Ubuntu 14.10. This morning when I booted into my computer, The UI of Ubuntu started to give me some serious lag. Normally the OS is perfectly fine, but every ...
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Video problems after 14.04 install

Let me get this out there... I am a noob to Linux & playing around with Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 13... an successfully ran it on the same system I am having problems with on the updated 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu Core Snappy Touch GUI app kiosk

I just learned about Ubuntu Core Snappy about 2 hours ago. I was very excited as I was thinking about making a stand alone java application that has a simple full screen touch GUI. This would be a ...
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Xorg frezes on gnome icon

maybe you can help me to solve this problem. Because I read thousand of question, I tried thousand of solution. I'm fighting to make Xorg works. When I boot my notebook it freeze on the GNOME Icon. ...
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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 ...
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Fujitsu B6220 laptop, sometimes my desktop freezes upon resume from standby [duplicate]

I was looking at my account and I noticed that this is still unresolved... The site says to clarify the question explaining how it is different from the duplicate. This is not a duplicate of the ...
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cannot rename files with gui

When I right click -> rename, then name is highlighted, and I can highlight the characters in the file name, but the machine ignores any keys I press, and the name doesn't change. I have to use the ...
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I Installed Ubuntu 14.04 and On The First Load I Get No Desktop Just a Background and Cursor

I have used a older version of Ubuntu on another computer just like this one with the only difference being the graphics. This computer has AMD graphics. I've seen post around like this but I tried ...
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“Alias”es for Alt-F2

In the .bashrc file, one can add alias geditm = 'gedit --display=D1' For example, and then I can run "geditm" and have gedit open in display D1. I am curious if there is a way to give a similar ...
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Command for clicking GUI application?

In Dash, I can search an application e.g. mplayer, and click to run it. In terminal, when I run the application e.g. mplayer, it is usually not the same as how I run it from Dash (no menu and ...
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pm-suspend works, but clicking on “suspend” from GUI menu does nothing?

If I run sudo pm-suspend, it suspends correctly, and resumes too. No issues. But the OS timeout setting of "5 Minutes" from the "Power" menu in settings does not suspend the machine. Also, the GUI ...
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Why user should never use normal sudo to start graphical application?

I've read the comunity "RootSudo" documentation and am interested in this line: You should never use normal sudo to start graphical applications as Root. Why? What is the difference? Please ...
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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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Is there a GUI for nethogs or similar network-monitoring app?

I have this terminal window opened with nethogs running to see what application is using the bandwidth but it would be so much nicer in the bar next to the clock or even in a GUI. Does anything like ...
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Remote access via GUI

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that I currently access using SSH. I'd like to know if there's a way to remotely access via GUI from a Windows OS, because I would like to access my Ubuntu box when I'm ...
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How do I run a dot net exe (Uva Arena) on ubuntu?

Last 2 days, I was trying to run Uva Arena on ubuntu. It is based on .net 2.0 as well as .net 4.0. I searched on google, and found some result, and tried to apply them. I was trying mono and wine with ...
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Gnome 3 not working

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and had Gnome 3 working property except that sometimes it got stuck in the login screen and had to reboot it. So I decided to install Unity and re-install Gnome. I can access ...
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Lost GUI Ubuntu 14.04

Still a newbie (an XP refugee) running a clean machine, purchased from System76 in mid May 2014, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Being an ex Winodws user I am use to spending a lot of time keeping ...
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Make the Unity GUI always look like it does when the dash is open

Is there a way to make the Unity GUI always look like it does when the dash is open without always having the dash open? I like the way it tints the panel and blurs out things behind it, but all that ...
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Cursor doesn't move after upgrade 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading my system from 14.04 to 14.10 I have a problem with my touchpad: cursor moves.. hm.. from time to time. I mean when I try to move it in 90% cases it doesn't happen. But, if I click the ...
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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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How to install GUI on Ubuntu Server 12.04 from USB stick without internet connection [duplicate]

How to install GUI on Ubuntu Server 12.04 from USB stick without internet connection
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Letting modifier keys act as toggles under X

Is there any way to let the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys behave as toggles under X? I know how one could do it under CLI (for example, by doing this) but found no reference for doing so under X. Please ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04: GUI goes crazy

So when I try to install Ubuntu on my workstation from USB and the GUI finally pops up either from try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu the windows just go nuts, they are different colors, scrambled and ...
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Use a local GUI through the web

I have a GUI installed in a Ubuntu server and I need some client to use it but through the web cause most of them don't have idea about SSH, X11 forwarding a so on. In addition to these limitations, ...
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How to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...
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Window decorations are permanently lost when windows are maximised

I am using a clean install of Xubuntu, running as a Guest on windows 7 using virtualbox, and default options for XFCE as the window manager. For some reason when I maximise any window (or open a ...
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GUI components don't scale with font

I have a minor problem in unity. I have vimix+numix installed as theme and icon. In unity tweak's fonts tab I decreased the font scaling factor to 0,8, otherwise I didn’t changed the fonts, they’re ...
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How do I disable the selected file overlay in the file explorer?

When I open a file explorer window and select an item, a yellow overlay appears in the bottom of the window. The overlay moves to avoid the cursor. How do I disable this feature? Example image:
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Can I run aura/ash desktop environment on a 32 bit computer?

I would like to know if there is a version of ash/aura desktop environment for 32 bit ubuntu based OSes?
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How to add User from GUI in lubuntu? Asks for root password

I'm trying to add a new user by going to "System Tools" -> "Users and Groups". Now when I click "Add user", a dialog pops up asking for the root password I can not select any other identity than ...
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Users and Groups Administration tool - What do the options in User Privileges tab of Advanced Settings do?

How does the "User Privileges" tab in the Advanced Settings of Users and Groups GUI work? I mean this window: Does it simply add or remove the user from certain groups, or is there something else? ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Cursor Broken after upgrade from 14.04

I encountered this problem after upgraded from 14.04, after I rebooted, my cursor is broken. Whenever I move my cursor, their would be several cursors flashing and jumping on my screen, it also does ...
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GUI keeps freezing, end of tether

Convert from Windows here having a really frustrating problem. Lately the GUI just doesn't work. At first it was intermittent but now it's conpletely kaput. The mouse and keyboard work and move around ...
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Folder icons gone, top right icons not theming

I'm new to ubuntu. I know some UNIX commands and can work my way around in a terminal, but this is driving me nuts. I am using 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I have reset unity, compiz, and --reset-unity (or ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 GUI flashing screen problem

I got an IBM x345 server and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 for server OS. I installed all my drivers for raid with Ibm Serverguide CD and the Ubuntu server installed correctly. But when I wanted to ...
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libreoffice 4.4 without gui change

i install the last libre office version 4.4 in my ubuntu 14.04 LTS but the gui does not change . repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
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How do I disable X after boot?

I was reading "How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?" and will be implementing this. I see in the answer that there is a simple way to start the GUI but don't see how ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 boots to command line instead of GUI. How to get back GUI?

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on my desktop as a dual-boot system with XP. Installed it at first time two days ago and suddenly got this problem. Write my question from good old troubleproof Windows XP (long ...
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How can I change anything I want on the Gnome desktop?

I want to be able to change anything I want on the gnome classic desktop. I have the tweak tool but that does not give me enough control. I want to change the height of the top and bottom menu bars, ...
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Cyberduck alternative for Rackspace

I'm looking to upload some files to Rackspace Cloud Files. Basically, I'd like something simple with a gui like FileZilla. Rackspace suggests using a program called Cyberduck which does just that, ...
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Is there an existing web gui for locate?

I am searching for a lightweight solution for helping users finding files on my server. Running on commandline I can just use locate, if necessary piped with a grep command. However the users do not ...
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Can't leave text mode once entered

Im using Ubuntu 14.10 32bit And I want to install Nvidia official driver as I've dome many time. But once I press Ctrl+Alt+F1, I enter a stucked command line where I cant press anything also not ...
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How can I change the GUI? [duplicate]

I use Linux Ubuntu, but I would like to change to Graphic User Interface (not specific looks like Windows). Are there any opportunities to change the Gnome GUI in Linux Ubuntu?
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want to use new headless server with VirtualBox; startx hangs at extension GLX

ssh'ing into the server and running startx yields this. Background info that may help: I originally hooked up my monitor and keyboard directly to the box, but now wondering if there are some ...
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How can I install windows fonts in gnome ubuntu, but only if they are not already installed

Before installing ubuntu I copied all my data which included the windows fonts. There were fonts added by me, fonts added by adobe software and so on... I added a few by hand, but it is bloody ...
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Graphical problems after upgrading to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After some complications (could not login with GUI), when I login with GUI I get this: Any suggestions?