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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Installing Desktop Environment, (machine offline)

I tried updating my machine, to Ubuntu 13.10. After update, when I restarted my machine, there was no GUI (no login screen), but I could access terminal, and see my files and folders. Tried various ...
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Are there any GUI apps that can create .desktop files?

My question is simple. Is there any fast and easy way of creating .desktop files for shortcuts? For example, I think you can right click and create .desktop shortcuts in Linux Mint. I already know ...
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python GUI frameworks that support touch devices

Hello everyone I want to know what is the best GUI framework for python that supports touch I've been searching couple of hours and this are results which I found: PyQt5 I heard for Qt and I know ...
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Can I see in a log file all GUI based tasks in its alternative command-line format?

For example, I normally open mousepad (xfce equivalent of gedit) from the applications menu. However, I know that you can also do this in a terminal by typing mousepad. Following this example, what ...
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Killing 'wineserver' doesn't close the GUI of wine applications

When certain applications running under wine crash I usually just kill the process 'wineserver', since I am unable to properly identify specific process names with Windows application (if they even ...
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Samba share not in smb.conf

I'm creating a new File Server for a customer, and decided to load the KDE desktop so that the customer could manage shares and not have to use the CLI. I set up Samba and shared 3 folders through ...
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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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How do I remove unwanted sensors from the psensor main panel?

Is there any way to remove the other sensors that I am not drawing on the graph? I would have thought that the option under Psensor -> Sensor Preferences -> "Display sensor in the Application ...
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File Upload dialogue doesn't include bookmarks for Home, Documents, Downloads, etc - only custom ones I made myself

When using the file manager normally to browse files, I can see both the Places (which includes default bookmarks for Home, Documents, and others), and Bookmarks - which includes my custom bookmarks, ...
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How to get GUI sudo password prompt without command line?

Currently, for all my commands that require root access, I have to type them out on a command line. I would like for the GUI to prompt me to key in my password, when sudo is required, instead of ...
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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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Ubuntu Touch, install GUI

Will Ubuntu Touch have an install GUI, like cyanogenmod does, in the future? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ppCsLEeb9Hw
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No GUI before login on Ubuntu 14.04

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS on my computer on nomodeset to install the Nvidia drivers for my video card. I installed it and all is working properly. The only problem that I have is ...
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Something made all text really small - font and size settings, dpi seem ok

After booting my pc up I noticed that the fonts on the login screen on my Lubuntu 13.04 are tiny. After logging in I noticed window titles being tiny and default font sizes in apps too such as Skype ...
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Xorg error no gui showing

I have a machine with 14.04.1 desktop and last night after installing wine and rebooting I noticed that Xorg started but then crashed as the cursor showed for a little while then disappeared so on ...
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Can't use graphical interface after installing Ubuntu 14.04 server [duplicate]

After installing 14.04 server, how could I get out from terminal and go to graphical?
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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 do I determine which window-manager I am using? [duplicate]

I have a problem with window manager not loading, so I have to deal with just command prompt. I'm thinking about changing my window manager, but I switched them several times (trying to decide which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GUI crash since update to Intel 1.0.6

A couple of weeks ago I've installed the Intel driver 1.0.6 on a (rather) fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo e330 laptop. Since then i cannot get a GUI (short error message and computer hangs) ...
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What type of GUI to ubuntu exists ? [duplicate]

Please I want to install many interfaces ¿can you help me? with links ...
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no GUI after install

This question has been asked in here before: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears But none of the answers solved my issue. In the compizconfig-settings-manager Unity and OpenGL are ...
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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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Nothing Appearing After Login (14.04) [duplicate]

This has happened to me more than once, I installed updates before shutting down, and later after I boot up and log in, I only see my desktop background and the mouse cursor, I can't do CTL+ALT+T for ...
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System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
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Some programs (Eclipse) show their tooltips with an unfitting black background [duplicate]

Here is a tooltip from Eclipse, that pops open when you press CTRL+O: Is this intentional? White text on black background does not exactly fit in, and it would be much more readable if it used some ...
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I cannot get a GUI on Ubuntu 14.04

I have gone through multiple guides on how to set up a GUI for my Ubuntu server 14.04. However all have failed. I tried using other Linux operating systems but they too have failed at attaining a ...
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git-cola not working in ubuntu 14.04

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I installed git-cola. Installation is smooth with apt0get install git-cola. When I open git-cola from launcher, it ask to open/clone a repository. I gave ...
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obapps can't “find” window

I push to Find and see: <class 'Xlib.protocol.request.QueryExtension'> (python:24700): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_get_direction: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed <class ...
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Cannot move window because the title bar is above the screen

Sometimes I open a new window in a program (such as a new notebook in Mathematica), and the title bar of the window appears above the screen, so I cannot drag the window around. What can I do when ...
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How to remove unnecessary CDROM device from the “Files” app as I don't have a CDROM?

I don't have a CDROM device therefore the I'd like to remove the CDROM icon under the 'Devices' section in Ubuntu's 'Files' app. How can I do that? It seems to be a bug that the CDROM icon pops up in ...
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How run a .jar file with a double-click?

I have a problem running .jar files by double-clicking them. When I go to the Properties dialogue I can't find Java--only Archive Manager in the list of programs. But java -jar somefile.jar opens the ...
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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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How to install an RPM using a GUI tool in Ubuntu Desktop?

I've been given some RPM files on CD and want to install them in Ubuntu (10.04) Desktop using a GUI app. Is there a way for me to do this without resorting to the command line? I'd like to know what ...
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ntlmaps GUI configuration and how to close ntlmaps if it is running?

I installed ntlmaps. Immediately after the installation was done, I got a window that allowed me to configure the program. Now I can't find how to launch this GUI configuration window again. Anyone ...
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ubuntu 14.04 and elementary desktop

Got stuck, hints welcome: ~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable More info: https://launchpad.net/~elementary-os/+archive/ubuntu/stable Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel ...
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How to add linux mint desktop to ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Hi I just want to ask what are the commands to be typed in the terminal to add Cinnamon(linux mint desktop) to the list of UI in the Ubuntu 14.04 login? I just recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.10 ...
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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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Tool for viewing available DBUS messages I can send to an application

Is there a graphical tool or maybe a command-line one that lists all the messages and parameters/arguments that I can send to a DBUS-enabled program?? I really want to try scripting some DBUS things ...
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“unexitable” GUI program

Is it possible to create a GUI application, where user can interact with it, but cannot switch to any other program (terminal, desktop, etc). Example of such applications would be something running on ...
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I cannot delete a folder from a driver (ubuntu 13.04) [closed]

When i try to delete a folder from a drive its saying through UI Error while deleting. Could not remove the folder New_Movie When i clicked show details , its showing Could not remove the folder ...
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How to expand Eclipse editor switcher?

I am running Eclipse Kepler on Ubuntu 12.04. When I have some source files open in the editor, I can hit Ctrl+e to obtain a drop down menu to switch between open files. As you can see, the menu is ...
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How to open file in GUI mode with terminal? [duplicate]

I could not find the section as you can open the file in a graphics mode, that is such a file 1.txt terminal displays the contents but I would love to see it with the gedit or another text editor?
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could not open gui in on dedicated server after installing unity

After installing 14.04 Server and installing Unity I could not load the gui. This is the error I got: Loading extension GLX modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:556 kmod_search_moddep() could not ...
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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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xinit fails on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I need to run on my server application with GUI. The only way to connect to the server is via SSH. So what I have already have done is sudo apt-get install xosview xosview is simple program with ...
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Where are the settings for disabling Nepomuk and Akonadi in the UI?

Where are the settings for disabling Nepomuk and Akonadi in the UI? It used to be possible to disable Akonadi and Nepomuk from the desktop UI, but I can't seem to find them anymore. Have they been ...
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Can't change color of GUI after upgrade to Lubuntu 14.04 i386

I push Apply but only changed color of Customize Look and Feel: I close and start again Customize Look and Feel and see again white theme (I need dark for my eyes).
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Failed to fetch when tryihng to install GUI on 14.04 server

I apologize ahead of time if this was answered already in a previous thread. I have set up ubuntu 14.04 server. I am trying to install a GUI on it and when I accept how much space the GUI will take, ...
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14.04 install does not start

Trying to install 14.04 on a Dell XPSL702X. Using external CD reader. Loaded BIOS defaults, tried SATA in AHCI/ATA modes, didn't matter. Setup will sit at the Ubuntu dots forever. Restart, hit ...
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