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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Icon and interface size changes randomly

Well my explorer usually look like this: default but sometimes it gets randomly changed to this: changed any idea what's causing it and how to make it stop/change it back to my default one?
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS GUI slow, makes i unusable on Vmware ESXi 6.0

has just bought me a Dell R710 server I installed VMware ESXi 6.0 update 2 on. It works great and my VM works fine, installed with Windows. When I try to install Ubuntu so this works until I install ...
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GUI tool for formating to exFAT

I just formated a partition to exFAT using the terminal command sudo mkfs.exfat -n. Is it possible to do the same thing using a GUI? Before people comment that the Terminal command works just fine (...
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Does Unity Tweak Tool still have support for selecting default applications?

I read that the default applications can be set in Unity Tweak Tool. But where is it, which panel? Has the project stopped giving support for this functionality ? Please add screenshots for users to ...
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GUI tool to securely overwrite whole hard drive

My friend has a Windows laptop that we want to totally wipe and then turn over to a hardware technician (whom we don't trust with the data on the hard drive.) I want to securely wipe, rather than ...
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What standalone databases with GUI are available for Ubuntu?

I have googled for this information and I am simply lost. I just need a simple, standalone and a single table database with GUI. I tried Libraoffice base, but it keeps giving me an error "S1000 java....
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How to increase disk space given to Virtual Box VM through the GUI?

My host is Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.19 in a Virtual Box VM to which I gave 8 GB dynamically allocated disk space to start with. And I have ...
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Installing latest version of wxwidgets

I am attempting to install the latest version of wxwidgets via the terminal. I followed these directions. However, when I navigated to the folder /usr/include, a folder was created called wx-3.0-...
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Windows are graying out fairly often in Ubuntu 15.10, help?

No, this isn't for any specific program (as the suggested other questions are), this is in general. I will be attempting a task and the window will just gray out and become unresponsive for a while. ...
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How to change the location of the 'close' and 'minimize' window buttons?

I want to change the location of the 'close' and 'minimize' window. The default location is on upper left - and I want it to be on upper right. Screenshot attached
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Random Freezing with ubuntu 14.04

Installed ubuntu 14.04 and the system freezes at least once a day at what seems to be random times. By Freezing I mean the mouse keyboard and screen won't react at all. This will happen no matter if ...
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Install GUI on Ubuntu server 14.04 Trusty Tahr - VirtualBox

When I had installed a GUI in Ubuntu Server (In virtualbox) with sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install I had a problem: the screen gets in black, and only ...
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GUI distorts on Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu 14.04LTS a while ago after 15.10 was giving me pulseaudio troubles. Everything works fine, except the GUI, which distorts sometimes. It fixes itself after I click a button/press a ...
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Running a GUI application on windows from an ubuntu server

I don't understand a lot about ssh so some help would be great. I want to be able to use the scipy stack and in particular the spyder ide on a windows or osx machine while connected via ssh to my ...
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After install ubuntu desktop still not runing GUI

Can someone help me what am i doing wrong. I want to install ubuntu desktop on ubuntu server 14.04.4 LTS from terminal. After sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade i made sudo apt-get ...
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Cannot access GUI after trying to install r9 380 driver on Ubuntu 14.04

So, I tried to install a driver for my Sapphire Nitro R9 380, then reboot my pc, and when it came on some error happened ( I couldn't make out what it was) which made the CLI interface come up. I'm ...
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disable desktop but not GUI

I use xubuntu installled on my pen drive and it has bad performance. I know it's possible remove the GUI, but if I do this when I reboot the pc, obviously i will not able to run programs with GUI for ...
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I installed KUbuntu, rebooted, and I lost the GUI completely. How do I get it back?

I just recently installed KUbuntu on an old tower, I had Ubuntu installed already, and right after I had finished installing KUbuntu I decided (like a crazy person) to also install Fedora 23. When I ...
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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 it'...
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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 home ...
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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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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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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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Problem drawing/showing window

Everything was fine, suddenly Ubuntu froze and when I restart the system (using the Power key) windows don't show correctly. Took a screenshot:
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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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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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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 <user>@<host>:<...
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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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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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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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Remove string “please enter passpharase for disk…”

I traveled to Australia it seems they didn't like my face or I looked suspicious since they made me turn on my laptop and when ubuntu encryption password popped up they asked me for it, nothing to ...
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Can't find GUI of prey after installing

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and I installed prey successfully on it. It's CLI is working but I can't start the GUI. I followed this link https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/prey/+question/246288 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 gtk-icon-theme-name="...
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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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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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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 ...