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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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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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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Disable auto-login from the CLI

After successfully installing Ubuntu and logging in to the Unity desktop, I followed the prompts to enable the proprietary display drivers. After rebooting, the Unity desktop is now entirely ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Set 7z compression level using GUI in Ubuntu

Archive Manager, or file-roller, doesn't seem to have the option to set the compression level for 7z files. However, the windows client 7-zip has an option to do so using GUI - On Ubuntu/Linux, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Can I see in a log file all GUI based tasks in its alternative command-line format?

For example, I normally open mousepad (xfce equivalent of gedit) from the applications menu. However, I know that you can also do this in a terminal by typing mousepad. Following this example, what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...