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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What Interface Toolkit is being recommended for Ubuntu on Nexus7/Mobile Devices?

I understand this is a may be a very premature question given that the current build is for testing Ubuntu Core, but I have just bought a Nexus7 to join in with this Ubuntu on mobile adventure and ...
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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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Can I disable the alt+window+right click behaviour for editing panels in Gnome Classic?

In Gnome Classic 11.10, when you want to make edits to the Gnome Panel, you have to press Alt + Super and then right click. I believe in some cases it's just Alt and right click, but because of ...
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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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How do I drag-and-drop a file into a window that's not in the foreground?

In Windows, if I'm dragging a file or a piece of text and I want to want to drop it into a window that's currently not in the foreground I can simply hover over that window on the task bar and the ...
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GUI for ubuntu server: xfce or xubuntu-desktop

I would like to install a desktop environment on my Ubuntu server 12.04. I like xubuntu-desktop as it is a light-weight one. But I'm confused between xubuntu-desktop and xfce. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Is it possible to set Totem as frontend for Xine?

The Wikipedia article for Totem player says that "until version 2.27.1, it could alternatively be configured to use the Xine libraries instead of GStreamer". I like Xine very much, but not its ...
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Can't start unity from command line

For learning purposes, I'm trying to start my GUI (unity) on Ubuntu 12.04 from the command line. I've changed quiet splash in /etc/default/grub to text and I successfully booted into the command ...
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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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Can't login to GUI with my Valid password [duplicate]

I have ubuntu server 12.10 and installed ubuntu-desktop to access it via GUI and changed the default runlevel to 5. Now I get the GUI login screen with my username (display name) but when i enter my ...
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GUI for running network statistics or bandwidth limiter?

Is there a networking statistics app or indicator for Ubuntu that can measure how much I download/upload every day/week/month and so forth? I'm also looking for something similar that can limit my ...
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I cannot start graphical apps as root

I used to be able to do so, but something as simple as this fails now: gksudo gedit and this also fails: sudo gedit I receive the error: Cannot open display. I haved checked this: ...
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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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gui shutdown on acer aspire v5-573G not working

When I press the gui shutdown button, the system is not powering off, but rather just remains at splash screen. Hence, I always have to power off the machine manually holding the power button. Issuing ...
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How can I reduce lagging with GUI/GPU stuff — make Unity run smaller, quicker, faster?

Finally installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Pavilion 2000. Have all of my apps on and loaded and am happy thus far. ONE ISSUE -- I'm experiencing a small amount of GUI/GPU style lagging when I go to open ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Gui text and pictures displaying problem like a virus

I might have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 with a brand new laptop Lenovo T450s - it looks like a virus. It appeared after the laptop had to be restarted and I hope it is just some corrupted file. ...
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UI elements become completely unresponsive

Many of my UI elements become completely unresponsive. This happens in both Unity and GNOME Classic. There are lot's of examples of this, but usually only some of the UI elements are unresponsive ...
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Real-time star map

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I was wondering if there is any sort of graphical application which shows you all the planets and stars etc that are above you (based on your ...
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I have just installed LAMP server through tasksel. Can I use it in any graphical way?

I have just installed LAMP server, as this answer suggested. Tasksel shows it is installed, but I see no option to use it, except for the terminal. As a user new to Linux, I would prefer something ...
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How to access GUI from TTY mode?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. I am using terminal mode to test a Window Manager. I know I can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to terminal mode from the GUI mode. But there is still graphical desktop ...
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Why am I not given a GUI after installing ubuntu-desktop in Ubuntu Server?

I installed the ubuntu-desktop (apt-get install ubuntu-desktop) but it does not show the GUI and it is not changing. It installed without any problem and I don't know why it does not work. I select ...
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Start another GUI on different TTY

For some reason I want to have 2 GUIs open at different TTYs. the commands sudo service lightdm stop/start will stop/create a new GUI at TTY7. but how can I do the same at different TTYs or ...
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Revert back to Nouveau drivers [duplicate]

I was trying to install the proprietary nvidia drivers for my optimus laptop. This resulted in my GUI disappearing, I can only see my desktop background (can still open terminal and right-click the ...
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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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No interface, no Terminal

I just rebooted my computer and have no interface (except my desktop background and desktop files), which means no unity and no notification bar. Also, Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't work. Ctrl+Alt+F1, does ...
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No GUI boot; startx error, I suspect no filesystem corruption

Till yesterday, my Ubuntu 9.10 was working fine. I had watched a movie using vlc. I had also charged my ipod using the laptop. Today, when I started it, I automatically booted into command line. ...
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15.04 can't connect to password-protected Wifi

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 from Ubuntu 14.10. When I try to connect through the GUI to a password protected wifi network I cannot click on the 'connect' button D: Any quick fix? The wireless ...
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Can't start ubuntu 12.04 in GUI

After entering sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev intltool a lot of important stuff deleted automaticly. No graphic interface available anymore! Need help! I use hotot as twitter UI on my desktop. ...
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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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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 to access and copy files from an old/other Ubuntu system's partition?

I'm getting permission denied when I try to access my old 10.04 partition. I'm trying to get into the home folder so that I can back up the data before I do a fresh install of 12.04. I know the ...
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Which Login Manager is this?

May someone tell me the name of this Login manager ? Additionally I would like to know : How the background image has been added? How to install this (with the apt-get command) ? Will this work ...
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Weird Ubuntu 11.10 GUI problem

It sounds different from the normal unity theme, how to correct it? Why are the images changed? It happens even though I have booted few times. Thanks.
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How do I fix 11.10 GUI?

This happens in both gnome and Ubuntu. I can log in just fine. But nothing loads. All I see is my background. This happend after I was trying to get my dual screens configured correctly.
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How do I set clicking on a screen edge to switch viewports?

I remember being able to do this before, but I seem to have accidentally removed this setting in Compiz. How do I turn it back on?
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Disable X server and Gnome temporarily [duplicate]

I need to execute some tests on a script of mine which requires a lot of CPU cycles. Is there a way to kill the GUI? I tried but it always restarts by itself.
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My Ubuntu Laptop is not booting to the desktop [duplicate]

Hello I need some help with my laptop it is not booting to the desktop and it giving me warning failed to connect to lvmetad falling back to internal scanning It happened after I installed gnome.
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Installing GUI on Ubuntu server 15.04 without internet connection

I'm trying to figure out how I can install the GUI on my Ubuntu server without an actual internet connection to do the downloading of the software to the server. I have a portable hotspot for internet ...
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Language of Ubuntu on-board guide [duplicate]

Finally the installation was repeated with user's language selected in the beginning of installation - the installation was not easy this way. As for the installed Ubuntu the on-board Ubuntu User ...
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getting error in opening py file [duplicate]

I'm installing a software in Ubuntu 12.04 and got the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7638369/ server@ubuntu:~/Desktop/revkit-1.3$ ./tools/gui/gui.py Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Unable to login through GUI as a user but I am able to login via terminal

I am unable to login through GUI as a user but I am able to login via terminal. This occurred after I installed 2 steps authenticator of Google using apt-get install command. I followed these steps: ...
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No GUI, No internet connection, please help 12.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I tried to install ubuntu server 12.04 on my laptop. now my problem is - I am unable to connect to the internet (I have wifi ONLY connection). ubuntu didn't recognize my ...