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 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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How to install HeidiSQL on Ubuntu

I have been using HeidiSQL (an open source GUI for MySQL / MSSQL) on Windows for a while now. However, as I'm moving to Ubuntu for development, I'd like to continue using HeidiSQL. The website states ...
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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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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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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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Installing a minimal GUI + VNC

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 Server on my VPS and would like to install a minimal GUI onto this and allow VNC access to. Please could someone outline the steps required to set this up so ...
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How can I get rid off this slight red border in Progress-GUI?

Perhaps someone can help me to get rid of this slight red border in the progress-GUI? See the attached screenshot. I'm using the finery theme, I found the gtkrc file in my themes folder but doesn't ...
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How can I tweak padding in UI elements?

Is there a way to tweak the amount of padding inside UI elements in Ubuntu, besides installing a different gtk theme? This is how eclipse looks in Ubuntu (with the Radiance theme) And this is how ...
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Is it possible to put a GUI to more than just TTY7?

My question is pretty much the title. I often use TTYs for handling different matters in parallel. This could be for instance: something local on TTY1 per SSH on ServerA on TTY2 per SSH on ServerB ...
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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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Stop Ubuntu from trying to load a GUI

So I have a computer running Ubuntu Server 12.04, and one operation I did needed a GUI (the application was graphical) so, being a noob, I ran: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop This worked ...
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Designing UI using html and css and without webkit?

I want to try out developing desktop applications with the UI designed using html5,css and jquery and the back end code written in python. Is this possible? I have already tried out the WebKit but is ...
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Desktop environment agnostic method for prompting the user for a password?

In Gnome, there is gksudo. In KDE, there is kdesudo. Is there a command that can be run on any desktop environment that will prompt the user for the root password and then run a command?
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What is the password to access Juju Web UI demo?

A demo of Juju Web UI is available at http://uistage.jujucharms.com:8080/ However, it asks for a password that is not mentioned in the blog or the development project of the UI. I found the link to ...
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Transmission Remote GUI setup hangs on DHT attempting to bootstrap

I'm trying to install transmission on Ubuntu Server 12.04. But I'm running into few issues, The main one now is that the setup seems to hang on: DHT Attempting bootstrap from dht.transmissionbt.com ...
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The legality of duplicating the GUI of a commercial OS in an Open Source Desktop

I had a question about the legality of duplicating the design of a commercial OS to an Open Source desktop. Let me just cut to the chase. Is it illegal to create a Desktop Window manager that behaves ...
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How to keep a graphical application running, even if it crashes?

I use Gnome Do as a launcher for most things. I have it set to run on login and for most of the time it sits in the background waiting for me to mash a keyboard shortcut. About once a week, it falls ...
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Running a graphical application through ssh and keeping it alive

I want to run a GUI application from a remote client via ssh and keep it alive (and eventually reconnect to it) after the connection is closed. As an example: I want, from my home pc, to open a ...
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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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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 as Xen Dom0 with GUI

i will create a homeserver with Xen who has a graphical user interface (for watching tv, browse the internet etc). The problem is, if i install xen after my Ubuntu Desktop install, my (dom0) Ubuntu ...
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GUI for the diction tool

I just stumbled upon the excellent diction tool. It's great to check the writing style of my LaTeX files, the problem is, however, I can only use it through the command line. The output, while being ...
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How do I get “restart” option in the system menu in Gnome Classic?

I previously asked a similar question about Unity, but now I'm using (and sticking with) Gnome Classic. There is this drop down menu in the top right corner of the Gnome panel: When you press ...
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When I use the cog and go to shutdown all I lose is the menu

I would like to know the procedure of the GUI shutdown from the cog. This is because I have one 11.10 that will shutdown from the cog and shutdown button but, I have another that if I use the cog and ...
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GUI for patch command

Is there any GUI available for patch command? I need it because sometime I need to see the actual file before applying patch to it and it is very cumbersome to open patch file and then open the ...
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Is there a way to group 2 or 3 gui windows so that they don't get lost behind other open windows?

For instance floating panels and main window in Gimp are independent windows. If I change focus to a full window (e.g. Firefox by doing Alt-Shift) and go back to the main Gimp window I don't get back ...
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Change language to arabic without changing window/GUI alignment

I recently changed my language to arabic but I found that the GUI is flipped horizontally which is not so nice and kinda nauseous. How do I make the GUI left-aligned with arabic language still ...
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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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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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How can I make the file manager toolbar buttons smaller?

screenshot: I want to make those buttons at the main toolbar smaller because they just don't seem right this way, but how? I'm using unity.
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What is the fundamental GUI library for Ubuntu starting with 12.04?

I have started exploring deeply into doing development for the Ubuntu phone. In the past, and having used stock Ubuntu, I always found that GTK was the standard GUI library. But now, with the phone ...
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GNU Fortran 95 compiler GUI? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu & Linux. I installed GNU Fortran 95 compiler.I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I want to run a code in fortran 90. Where do I go to run the code? Is there a GUI for that? I cant find ...
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How do I use a text-only interface to log in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I boot to a command line interface instead of a GUI? I am running Ubuntu 12.10. When my computer boots, I want to log into my computer only using the CLI, not the ...
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Is there a way how to customize my keyboard layout in Xubuntu in a graphical way (by clicking)?

Possible duplicate, but I really couldn't find a solution. I would like to adjust my US keyboard layout, e.g. to add possibility to type some special characters on combination of right Alt + another ...
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Lubuntu does not boot into GUI [closed]

I'm not sure what caused it, but suddenly I can't get Lubuntu to boot into the GUI. Instead I get a funky command line interface. Which is bad, because I've yet to learn more than a handfull of ...
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How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a command line only install?

The question says it all really. I had a problem with the 8.04 alternative install .iso (which after some research is a well known bug) so I had to install the full desktop version. I know I can ...
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Intermittent temporary GUI freeze in Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I've been using Ubuntu 11.10 for a month or so. In the last week it's started freezing randomly (every few hours or minutes). I can still move the mouse and switch to other terminals with ctrl+alt. I ...
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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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Unable to resolve dh-modaliases

I installed Ubuntu 13.10. I have issue that my GUI is really slow. So I'm trying to install new drivers to ATI Radeon HD 6310. I downloaded driver and trying to compile it sudo sh amd*.run ...
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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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How do I add or delete user accounts?

How do I add or delete user accounts in Ubuntu? I know that the "useradd" command could be used to do this, but I hear that Ubuntu has some other command-line tool and some GUI somewhere, either one ...
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MAMP like tool for ubuntu

I am from mac os x background. To control my apache, mysql, and php, I used to use MAMP tool available for mac os x. On my ubuntu, I have installed all the required softwares but, I want a good UI ...
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What is the user interface design of Ubuntu Server? [closed]

Can someone explain to me the GUI and CLI of Ubuntu Server?
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How to add terminal icon to File Broswer?

Id like to have terminal icon on toolbar and when I click it to have terminal executed with a current path. how to do it?
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Is there an archiver for Ubuntu with a GUI providing multiple information during action?

I would like one that would provide during action some more information like percentage and speed. When archives are big archiving takes a lot of time and resources, and the computer seem to lag, ...
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End the GUI on TTY7, and start a new one elsewhere

How can I end the GUI from a different TTY, then start up a new one. This is for the occasional freeze of the GUI, or inaccessibility. When all I can do is switch to another TTY (using Ctrl+Alt+F5 ...
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How can I stop the side launcher from autohiding?

How can I get the side menu on my left to stay in place? And since it's going to stay in place, how can I ensure my application windows don't get hidden (in part) by the menu (ie: their width should ...
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Unity GUI pauses/freezes for less than a few seconds

I've just got my new Lenovo ThinkPad X220 with Intel HD graphics (I'm not sure what the chip is) and I've installed Natty. Everything works great out of the box, except there are short pauses/freezes ...
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How to disable all GUI elements and boot to command prompt

Cross post from Serverfault I have a laptop I'm running as a file server, which is running Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop. Now that summer heat is here, and because I love the environment, I'm look for all ...
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How to set Ubuntu as wireless accespoint in the GUI way?

My aim is to make my Ubuntu machine be a wireless accesspoint using wifi. Of course I found two AskUbuntu questions already treating that; this one and that one. Nevertheless, as far as I am ...