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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Need advice for programming languages for a custom GUI

I just transitioned from windows to Ubuntu and so far loving it. On my list of tasks is to develop a GUI interface for collecting data from a remote device through RS232, compile and display the ...
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Enable copying of special files in gui

I have made a portable Hdd to boot into root user directly hen booted. I have also removed the login screen, so that it directly boots into the root user. I no have to make a change in copy method in ...
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GUI problems: black boxes and bottom menu bar

After rebooting Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS i unexpectedly saw menu bar not in the top (as always) but in the bottom. 'Hidden' menu bar in the top are still working, e.g. i can restart operating system. See ...
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Java windows open up off-screen (multi monitor setup with Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit) with Java 1.7.0_55 (openjdk-7-jdk:amd64, openjdk-7-jre:amd64). Most GUI Java applications start without any errors or warnings and their Icon shows up in the launcher, but ...
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Is there a GUI for youtube-dl?

youtube-dl is advanced but it lacks a good GUI. I personally can't use such a program without a GUI. Something similar to YTD downloader will be good. I need it to have a progress bar and other ...
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Ubuntu GUI error

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and just starting my journey. I have successfully installed and have the OS booting from a console window. I have tried to download the GUI through sudo apt-get update ...
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Why can't I get a GUI via RDP?

I've started up an ubuntu VM on Azure. I logged in via Putty and installed both ubuntu-desktop and xrdp. When I remote desktop to the VM, I get presented with a graphical log in (not ubuntu's) and I ...
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Certain programs will run but not open

When opening, say VLC or qBittorrent, they will appear in the Launcher (taskbar) but will not open the GUI to let me interact with the program. The name doesn't appear at the top, even. If I click ...
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winpdb GUI not running

I installed winpdb ( a python debugger ) . When I tried to run it's GUI version it showed this error wxPython was not found. wxPython 2.6 or higher is required to run the winpdb GUI. wxPython is the ...
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GUI toggle key for wifi hotspot(on/off)

I want to create a GUI widget like on/off toggle for running a set of commands. For example, to turn wifi hotspot on and off using ap-hotspot start/stop. Anybody help me...
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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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Cant access ubuntu GUI from XEN

I have ubuntu server installed on my XEN server. Now due to some reasons i need to configure some GUI based application on Ubuntu so for that i installed ubuntu-desktop via apt-get. Now when i want ...
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fail to start graphical interface [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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Have to restart lightdm to get working window response

Every time I boot my computer, I need to restart lightdm to have anything but the desktop respond to mouse click events. It works fine after this. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a custom-built AMD ...
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How can I modify a file that is owned by root?

I installed a program that runs in a browser. I would like to change the background picture it puts up on the screen or modify the existing one. The properties for that file tell me that it is owned ...
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Disable GUI at boot time

I want to disable GUI at boot time. I followed these steps: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Find out this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" Change it to: ...
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Wallpaper and Unity UI text smears

I have the same problem as in this previously asked and not answered question: What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled? Here are some of the recommended cli commands to post here: sudo ...
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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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Wine: How can I make Wine applications look like Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Wine and I realized the applications look terrible. I wanted the look and feel of Windows 8 on my Wine applications, how can I go about doing this? Thanks!
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Going back to GUI mode in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I just removed some important libs and packages like glib n gstreamer from my Ubuntu 12.04. Now I can't go back to gui mode. It shows some thing like "failed to load Ubuntu session". But I can ...
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Switch from GUI to the command line interface/console temporarily

I want to switch off the GUI, and only leave the command line interface or it is also know as the CLI. How would I do this?
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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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Ubuntu 14.4: 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 ...
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Create desktop shortcut to log in as another user

I'm trying to create a desktop shortcut (presumably to an executable script?) that will log into another specific user account on my system. I want to log in to this other user's desktop GUI, not ...
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Interface text missing after update

Everything else is working fine, but when I restarted my computer after updating it came back with no fonts in menu bars. Does anyone know what is wrong and how to fix it?
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Wifi switch stop working, no GUI loggin ubuntu 14.4

after i try to reinstall ubuntu software center and upgrade apt-get suddenly wifi turn off and after restart and cannot access GUI and just access desktop with text mode?
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What Graphical Logfile Analyzers are available?

does anybody know a good graphical logfile analyzer for (mainly) syslog messages from ubuntu? maybe one that converts the text-based messages in objects to sort/group/filter messages like windows' ...
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Stop Ubuntu from trying to load a GUI

So I have a computer running Ubuntu Server 12.04, and one operation I did needed a GUI (the application was graphical) so, being a noob, I ran: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop This worked ...
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How to use Fuzzy GUI editor in Scilab?

I've installed Fuzzy Logic Toolbox for Scilab 5.4.1 In Matlab we can write fuzzy in command line and use that. How to use Fuzzy GUI editor in Scilab?
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Remove ugly fat bazel from gnome-terminal with multiple-tabs

When I start gnome-terminal it looks quite pleasant but when I open another tab it's borders turns ugly: How can I preserve thin bezel while using multiple tabs?
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How to disable live window resizing in Trusty Tahr

Subject says it all. How do I get rid of live window resizing? There's no setting for that either in "Appearance" or in "Unity Tweak Tool".
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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Elevated gui programs all open blank windows

Using XFCE 4.9 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have some shortcuts that I've been using for ages to open things as root. For example, 'gksudo konsole'. These have been working just fine, but all of a sudden, ...
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Auto-boot to CLI in Ubuntu Server and auto login to GUI

I know that this question is likely to have been asked elsewhere, but despite a concerted effort I have found everything BUT what I am looking for. What I want to do is pretty straightforward. I have ...
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Bars(program icons & time + networking ect..) aren't showing when login

I was playing about with ctrl + alt + f1, I obviously done something wrong and if you ask me what I done wrong I don't know. I'm still able to access my files and such through folders on my desktop. ...
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Find duplicate files and folders and move these to a different folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find (and delete) duplicate files Is there a reliable duplicate file/folders utility, (with GUI) for Linux that can find duplicate files or folders and move them ...
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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Main user login has no gui

After I upgrades from 10.04 to 12.04 I cannot login to my main users account. Before the upgrade I had created another administrative user but had never used that account with the gui. That other user ...
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Unity Error after installation on ubuntu 14.4

No application opens after installing such as synaptic, vlc, wine, etc. please help as I think there is some problem with the gui. Is it got to something with the unity?
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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 - ...
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gui builder for shell script

Is there any gui builder tool for shell script. So that the interface can be designed by click and drag. Is there any plugins for eclipse or any existing ide to do this?
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Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS Network problem

Ok everyone, I am "sorta" new to ubuntu and am now running a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I did a basic install of 12.04 lts 64-bit. After initial boot I logged in and ran 'sudo apt-get update'. After ...
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How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
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How does a graphical front-end control a daemon?

I'm developing a file sync daemon on Ubuntu as a hobby project, and I'm thinking I might want to develop a graphical front-end at some point which will let me control it. How can a GUI control and ...
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WPA_GUI only works as root

WPA_gui will only work if I run it as root. I know I need to change its permissions but I cannot figure out where or to what. I have tried adding the user to the NetDev group but that did not work. ...
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Sketchy UI used in Ubuntu documentation? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the software used to create the UI mockups in Ubuntu's documentation, for example, here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareUpdates Thanks. Edit: The replies I got here are a bit ...
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Virtualbox 4.2.12 installation breaks Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and then got to downloading Virtualbox 4.2.12 from the official link. After installing Virtualbox 4.2.12, when I reboot my PC, the desktop is gone, as I ...
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How to change the UI language on Clementine?

The title says it all, really. I've recently moved to Ubuntu, tried a LOT of audio players, and I'm liking the features on Clementine so far but... It's the only program that isn't on English and it's ...
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GUI access to EC2 Ubuntu Instance Terminates Within a Minute

I finally was able to get GUI access to a Ubuntu instance I created on AWS. I did this by installing Ubuntu-desktop and also installing and configuring vnc4server (TightVNC?) on it. Now I can connect ...
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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 ...