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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How I can make GUI of Netbeans look darker?

I have sensitive eyes. It is important for me - having everything dark in my monitor. For example, this is my Eclipse. How I can make Netbeans good for my eyes? I work under Linux, Lubuntu. Thank you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Is it possible to develop an app for Ubuntu with C (not C++)?

I just want to know if i can write GUI apps for Ubuntu using C--again, not C++. It's just that I hate having to learn a new language entirely (I know that they are similar in some ways but still). ...
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Will applications for Ubuntu Touch have the same look as the Desktop version?

For example, the File Manager and others softwares in development.
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Can't change color of GUI after upgrade to Lubuntu 14.04 i386

I push Apply but only changed color of Customize Look and Feel: I close and start again Customize Look and Feel and see again white theme (I need dark for my eyes).
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Efficient way to clear selections and select new item in KDE Dolphin in one step?

I prefer KDE's default single click behavior in all cases except the following: Starting situation: I have one or more files (or folders) selected already (from some previous action) I want to ...
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Virtualbox 4.2.12 installation breaks Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and then got to downloading Virtualbox 4.2.12 from the official link. After installing Virtualbox 4.2.12, when I reboot my PC, the desktop is gone, as I ...
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How to improve GUI and font appearance of programs installed under CrossOver?

This can be done in Wine but can it be done in CrossOver?
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How can I minimize Gnome GUI?

Applications have all kind of clutter such as Games that I do not need when studying. How can I remove them? I mean the panel with Applications, Places and System.
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Replace Unity with Gnome / Cinnamon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now cannot reinstall Kubuntu Xubuntu etc. I don't want Unity and its associated stuff ...
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How do I lock a package in the Software Centre?

I know that you can lock a package using the command line and synaptic - is there a way to do so using the Software Centre?
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Skype user interface integration with Unity

I found that the user interface of Skype is not aligned with the Unity theme and lives its own life. Trying to play with the options in Skype, Qt3 and Qt4 didn't lead to any result. How do I make ...
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Can either Gnome 3 or Unity be customized to simulate a Gnome 2 style interface?

I am looking for a somewhat comprehensive guide for customizing either Gnome 3 or Unity to look as much as possible like Gnome 2. I have seen this question come up, but the most common answer is that ...
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How to change the UI language on Clementine?

The title says it all, really. I've recently moved to Ubuntu, tried a LOT of audio players, and I'm liking the features on Clementine so far but... It's the only program that isn't on English and it's ...
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how to start developing more cleaner editor's gui interface?

I'm using Ubuntu since one year and it got everything I need daily. I've written couple of applications like gps tracking and live video streaming in C++ with netbeans on Ubuntu. The only drawback ...