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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Is it possible to adjust the vertical size of the Unity launcher?

I want to make the bottom of the Unity launcher stop a little higher, is this possible? This isn't related to width or icon size. Searching turned up nothing about this. This is on Ubuntu 11.10.
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How to run a cron job that relies on .Xauthority?

I want to take a screenshot every five minutes with 'scrot'. To do this over a SSH connection, I can either run ssh -X user@server while true; do scrot -z; sleep 300; done OR (after manually check ...
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Can't change folder background

I tried to change via dragging from the Backgrounds and Emblems window, but the icon just goes back to that window rather than changing the folder background.However, I can change the task bar by this ...
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MythTV GUI problems

I'm using MythTV to watch TV on my ubuntu computer and I'm having a problem with the resolution. It seems that the GUI resolution is matched with the channel resolution, so If I'm watching a HD ...
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LTSP thin client boots to a command prompt instead of a GUI [closed]

When I install Edubuntu 11.10 with LTSP, it installs fine. When I go to boot from the thin client it opens a terminal (looks like MS-DOS) on the thin client, but the LTSP server shows a GUI. I am new ...
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Finding the ip address of another computer on the network?

Is there a program which can tell me the ip address of a computer when is connected to my network? A list of names or ip addresses. For example when my wife is on my main desktop computer I can ...
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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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Will I be able to get an interface that is like Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.04?

For a while I departed from Ubuntu to use Linux Mint because I really don't like Unity, or Gnome 3's most recent interface. I was fine with what was called "Gnome Classic", but I feared it was being ...
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Can't move a window in Unity (it's stuck)!

Silly question, but I can't move my steam friends list window, the top bar is somehow underneath the main bar of unity at the top. In Windows you can right-click (or shift-click in Windows 7) and ...
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How to bulk rename files after modification date?

I've got some photos with quite random names, but the dates (not exif, but when they were last edited) are correct. I'd like to rename them in that order, preferably so that the first photo is named ...
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What GUI are there for Axel or for other such downloaders that use multiple connections?

In order to enjoy my maximum download speed, I use and like Axel very much, but from time to time I download multiple files and having so many windows opened has some disadvantages. I use Axel with ...
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Developing GUI application for CLI Ubuntu Server

I need to be able to render my own GUI to the screen, but I'm not really sure how to do this considering I'm in a CLI environment. I don't want to install Ubuntu-desktop or anything, I don't need an ...
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Touchscreen woes: Attempt to scroll using touchscreen is recognized as a click and drag/select

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP Envy 4t-1105dx with touchscreen. Everything except Wifi (Atheros AR9565 doesn't work out of the box) and touchscreen (mostly working) works. I believe that the Envy ...
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How can I add a desktop/GUI to a command-line Ubuntu installation?

I had installed Ubuntu on a VM, with a command-line only interface, now I have had enough of command-line interface experience and plan to proceed with GUI mode. But I dont want to install a fresh ...
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Graphical bugs when putting Gnome panel on the right side

I like to have my Gnome panel (the one with icons and the Ubuntu menu) on the right side, rather than making my wide-screen even smaller in height. It worked perfectly except with the "Ambiance" ...
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Going from a shared NFS /home to a full LDAP solution

I recently deployed about a dozen Ubuntu (Karmic) desktops in a small office. Everything was going great, but storage became an issue. I then moved /home to an NFS mount which solved the immediate ...
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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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Problems with the 'Ubuntu classic' interface after recent upgrade to 11.04

I'm experiencing problems with the 'Ubuntu classic' interface, after I recently updated my ubuntu to version 11.04. First of all, a small glitch. Just look at this screenshot of the dropdown menu ...
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Which desktop is installed by default?

I just installed 13.04 Desktop version... which GUI was installed?? Is this Gnome? How do I identify which one it is?
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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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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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How can I improve Eclipse's user Interface to get rid of the excessive padding and spacing?

Eclipse Juno (historical versions too) has too much padding applied to the tabs and borders. This makes it hard to work with multiple project folders, especially ones containing multiple packages and ...
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Random “freezes” (only mouse cursor moves) [closed]

Okay. So I did a clean install of Natty yesterday. The problem is that it freezes randomly. I can still move my mouse, but not do anything. I can also go into the terminal, but doing a gdm restart ...
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Is there a standalone graphical application for configuring Network Manager?

I was working through a kiosk computing question yesterday. Somebody is trying to deploy Ubuntu as a single-application appliance in a way that they can hand the machine to a client and it'll let them ...
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What is the power consumption difference between GUI and Shell?

I was wondering if there is any difference in power consumption between regular graphic interface mode and command line shell mode. And if it is what is the difference? Could I use Ubuntu on the ...
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How can I get gnome-keyring-daemon to prompt for ssh-key password in the terminal instead of the GUI

When accessing an ssh-key with a password for the first time in a gnome session, it's so much clearer for the password prompt to appear in the terminal I'm running the ssh command in. Instead, though, ...
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How to debug grayed out VPN connection in Network Manager?

I've added a new PPTP VPN connection under Network Manager -> VPN Connections -> Configure VPN. Now the connection is listed under "VPN Connections", but it's grayed out. How can I debug this? ...
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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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Where to find GUI code

I've been rummaging through Unity's source code (Shell Interface) and I was a little curious about something; where in the code are you supposed to find positional code? I'll clarify a bit with some ...
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The application compiz has closed unexpectedly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop. (Pentium 4, 80 GB hard disk, 2 GB RAM, 32-bit CPU.) And I have installed Windows XP. I made a 40 GB partition for windows and 40 GB for Ubuntu. I ...
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Recuva Alike Software for Ubuntu 11.10

Recuva is a software in Windows used to Undelete files Piriform Recuva It has a nice GUI and is very dependable, I Googled and yahood for similar softwares for ubuntu but couldnt find one (few ...
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Fast way to create gui for bash app

I want to build a simple GUI for an app that use bash so for example clicking on a button would execute some bash commands and so one. There's a GUI creator also simple, i need only buttons and ...
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Need an interface for a gui shell script more powerful than zenity

I want to write shell script file that has a GUI with multiple input boxes for user entry. I already tried zenity. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.
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How do I get to the GUI after switching to a virtual console?

I just jumped into a command line virtual console using Ctrl-Alt-F1, and i would now like to return to the gui. startx gives me something along the lines of 'this server is already active for display ...
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How to return to the GUI?

I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu 11.10. I was trying to exit the X server (in order to install some Nvidia drivers) and I typed in the terminal: sudo service lightdm stop How can I ...
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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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What is Ubuntu's top bar called? [duplicate]

Mac osx and Ubuntu have the same type of bar at the top of the screen. What I mean is that it is dynamic, when you launch an application, you can reach its setting by using that top bar, file view and ...
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Switching Between GUI and Terminal

I am new to linux. I am planning on setting up a server and although I like the regular Ubuntu desktop I like the Lubuntu one a little more especially for my file server needs. What I want to know ...
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Is there a GUI to convert/extract images to/from pdf?

I mean something like a graphical interface / front end for Imagemagick or a simpler application that would allow converting/extracting images through the interface (not in the Terminal).
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Ubuntu haves a different PATH when access via XRDP session

Noob here: I have a problem, when i access my server via SSH, the $PATH is correct root@ks391320:~# echo $PATH /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games But when i ...
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How do I get the notification icons I want in Unity?

I now have Unity 2D running on my laptop, and the jury is still out as to whether or not I keep it or go back to Gnome. One thing that is throwing me off is that I don't have the same notification ...
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How can I install Cinnamon on a minimal CLI installation?

I've come across similar, already answered questions on this website; however none of them deals with starting from the scratch - the Ubuntu core. The normal release of 12.04 was not responding well ...
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How to see terminal commands generated by GUI actions

I am new to Linux and only know my way around because of the GUI. Is there a way to see the equivalent commands on the terminal to do the same things as using the GUI? Thanks
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How do I search for binary (openoffice files) which contain specific text?

I am trying to locate an openoffice file which contains some text but I don't know the file name. Is there any possible way to locate said file using the Ubuntu's search file tool? If so how. It ...
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Minimum to install for a visual web browser in Ubuntu Server

I have set up a machine with Ubuntu Server. Some of the server software I want to run on it has web based user interfaces for setting it up et cetera. I know I could connect to it from a different ...
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What to learn Ubuntu application development in python, where to start?

I know basic python and i love it. I want to learn how to develop and publish Ubuntu applications in python but don't know where to start (I mean "the standard ways" to do so). It would be good if you ...
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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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ubuntu 10.04 alternate has no GUI

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04.4-alternate as I would like to have the feature of encryption LVM. But after installation, the system boot into text mode, like Ubuntu server but not Ubuntu desktop. Is ...
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How can I limit the GUI choices in the drop-down menu at login?

Having installed GNOME-shell, Cinnamon, and GLX/Cairo-dock, the drop-down GUI list at login is now quite long (3 GNOME options, 3 GLX options, 2 Unity, and 2 Cinnamon). I only plan on using a few of ...
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Running a script after the gui has loaded

I know how to run a program on boot, on login (System > Preferences > Startup Applications) or on opening a shell (.bashrc). I also did read "execute script after desktop loaded?". What I realized ...