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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Do apps designed for a different desktop environment (GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, …) break?

Is it true that each app is designed for its own desktop environment (like GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, etc.)? If I try to use an app that's made for a different desktop than I'm using (like using a GNOME app ...
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Looking for BIND web interface

I currently manage the domains of many clients and would like to setup a BIND server so I can all manage them from one place. Now, I'm looking for a web interface to BIND that would let my clients ...
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CrashPlan desktop app suddenly terminated after Splash Screen

CrashPlan desktop app suddenly terminated after Splash Screen This was a fresh CrashPlan install on Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 with Oracle Java 7 JDK. Most of /usr/local/crashplan/log/....log was not ...
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How do I log into bash shell only?

On my home desktop I want to use Ubuntu Unity sometimes and just the bash shell (without any GUI) other times. Is it possible to set up a login option where I can choose between using the Unity GUI ...
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How can I restore the activity monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity? I was wondering if its still possible to get the Activity Monitor for things like load and ram usage ...
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GUI for configure -> make -> make install

I found a KDE gui for the configure -> make -> make install routine, kconfigure. But, I did not try it out, since the project was last active in 2005. Is there a gui for the same for Ubuntu. I know ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use Ash window manager from Chrome OS?

Is it possible to use Ash window manager from Chrome OS? Here is how it looks like: More info: http://www.chromestory.com/2012/04/aura-and-ash-in-chrome-os-what-are-they/
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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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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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How to get rid of annoying hover info in folder?

In the attached picture the annoying hover info covers my file. I can't either do a right click or see the name. Only maximizing the window solves the issue, but can't do that cause I need the space ...
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Parallels: Scale title bars and menu not working

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display with Parallels 10. Unfortunately the whole GUI is very small so it isn't very comfortable to work with. A fix for this ...
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Graphic Interface doesn't start

I came back to work after a week away and this is what greets me: If I press enter it displays the tty1 login prompt. I have booted using a 12.04.2 Live USB and it seems to work fine, I`m using it ...
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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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Option for logging in with GUI or CLI

I am using a desktop with dual boot options Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm able to use both the systems very well. Is there any option/method so that instead of logging in to GUI directly, ...
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Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts [duplicate]

How to I get Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts because I want to try it and I don't want to upgrade to a non-lts version of ubuntu. Without I back porting it?
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Why is there no lightweight desktop environment specialized for free developers? [closed]

Almost every desktop environment that has reached an acceptable amount of quality has structures to appear good for most private users. The user's home directory has sub-directories like "my music", "...
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How to open a GUI app from Terminal without losing terminal input [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)? If I have a terminal open in X-window, I can start a GUI app from the terminal. If ...
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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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Not getting GUI mode on ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition after installation on vmware workstation 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition on my PC using VMWare workstation 7. I assigned 1GB RAM and 20 GB Hard disk to Ubuntu. While starting Ubuntu virtual machine, It is not starting up with GUI ...
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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 GUI-...
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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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Some icons/symbols in TeXstudio are missing

Just installed TeXstudio on Xubuntu 13.10 (the theme is Numix) and there are lots of icons/symbols missing. Is it rather related to TeXstudio or because of the the theme? If the latter, what do I have ...
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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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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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Find file by content - Simple GUI-based solution

I'm looking for a GUI way to search for a textfile file by content on Ubuntu precise/Gnome 3 (i.e. find all "*.rb" files which contain the word "script" in "~/Documents" and subdirectories). I know ...
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How do I Copy one file to many subfolders?

It sounds like a simple question but if it was I wouldn't be asking it. I can obviously do this by opening all the folders in nautilus and pasting each one individually but the computer is the robot ...
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All menu items greyed out in Golly. How to diagnose the problem?

I tried installing Golly from the package manager. Everything seems to work fine, except that almost all the menu options are greyed out, disabled and unclickable. I tried with the latest version from ...
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GIT, SVN, Mercurial and Bazaar packages available to install (GUI & Terminal)

What packages are available in Ubuntu to use the following distributed version control systems via Terminal or GUI? GIT SVN Mercurial Bazaar
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Can a Gnome2 like interface be built upon the new Gnome3 code?

As far as I understand, both Unity and the new Gnome Shell are both running on new Gnome code base. There's some name confusion because talking about Gnome seems to refer to both the code underneath ...
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How I can make GUI of Netbeans look darker?

I have sensitive eyes. It is important for me - having everything dark in my monitor. How I can make Netbeans good for my eyes? I work under Linux, Lubuntu. Thank you very much for answers.
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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 can'...
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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 ...
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Confused about what makes up the Ubuntu GUI

I am now getting more into customizing my Ubuntu experience and want to understand better what all these different things I keep running into are. What is Gnome3 and Gnome2 in relation to GTK3 or GTK2?...
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Upgraded to 11.04 and now most of the UI is gray and boxy

I just upgraded to 11.04, and now most UI elements are gray and crappy looking (see screenshot). When I first log in, the panel looks black (as Ambiance theme is supposed to look), but then after a ...
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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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A GUI that runs on a remote computer, not the server?

In the past I have used Webmin to manage my linux servers. These days I primarily work off the command-line. I'm aware that one can install a GUI on linux servers, but this makes things much heavier ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Command to run GUI Frontend for apt-get update

I want know, if there is any command to run apt-get update in GUI like in the picture following: All i want to do is to write a script which will update the software sources through this gui ...
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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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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 ...