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 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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Are there any GUI apps that can create .desktop files?

My question is simple. Is there any fast and easy way of creating .desktop files for shortcuts? For example, I think you can right click and create .desktop shortcuts in Linux Mint. I already know ...
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Ubuntu 14.4: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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Create desktop shortcut to log in as another user

I'm trying to create a desktop shortcut (presumably to an executable script?) that will log into another specific user account on my system. I want to log in to this other user's desktop GUI, not ...
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Interface text missing after update

Everything else is working fine, but when I restarted my computer after updating it came back with no fonts in menu bars. Does anyone know what is wrong and how to fix it?
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Wifi switch stop working, no GUI loggin ubuntu 14.4

after i try to reinstall ubuntu software center and upgrade apt-get suddenly wifi turn off and after restart and cannot access GUI and just access desktop with text mode?
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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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GUI toggle key for wifi hotspot(on/off)

I want to create a GUI widget like on/off toggle for running a set of commands. For example, to turn wifi hotspot on and off using ap-hotspot start/stop. Anybody help me...
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How to disable live window resizing in Trusty Tahr

Subject says it all. How do I get rid of live window resizing? There's no setting for that either in "Appearance" or in "Unity Tweak Tool".
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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Elevated gui programs all open blank windows

Using XFCE 4.9 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have some shortcuts that I've been using for ages to open things as root. For example, 'gksudo konsole'. These have been working just fine, but all of a sudden, ...
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Auto-boot to CLI in Ubuntu Server and auto login to GUI

I know that this question is likely to have been asked elsewhere, but despite a concerted effort I have found everything BUT what I am looking for. What I want to do is pretty straightforward. I have ...
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Bars(program icons & time + networking ect..) aren't showing when login

I was playing about with ctrl + alt + f1, I obviously done something wrong and if you ask me what I done wrong I don't know. I'm still able to access my files and such through folders on my desktop. ...
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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Main user login has no gui

After I upgrades from 10.04 to 12.04 I cannot login to my main users account. Before the upgrade I had created another administrative user but had never used that account with the gui. That other user ...
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Unity Error after installation on ubuntu 14.4

No application opens after installing such as synaptic, vlc, wine, etc. please help as I think there is some problem with the gui. Is it got to something with the unity?
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gui builder for shell script

Is there any gui builder tool for shell script. So that the interface can be designed by click and drag. Is there any plugins for eclipse or any existing ide to do this?
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Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS Network problem

Ok everyone, I am "sorta" new to ubuntu and am now running a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I did a basic install of 12.04 lts 64-bit. After initial boot I logged in and ran 'sudo apt-get update'. After ...
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How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
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How does a graphical front-end control a daemon?

I'm developing a file sync daemon on Ubuntu as a hobby project, and I'm thinking I might want to develop a graphical front-end at some point which will let me control it. How can a GUI control and ...
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WPA_GUI only works as root

WPA_gui will only work if I run it as root. I know I need to change its permissions but I cannot figure out where or to what. I have tried adding the user to the NetDev group but that did not work. ...
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Cant access ubuntu GUI from XEN

I have ubuntu server installed on my XEN server. Now due to some reasons i need to configure some GUI based application on Ubuntu so for that i installed ubuntu-desktop via apt-get. Now when i want ...
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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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GUI access to EC2 Ubuntu Instance Terminates Within a Minute

I finally was able to get GUI access to a Ubuntu instance I created on AWS. I did this by installing Ubuntu-desktop and also installing and configuring vnc4server (TightVNC?) on it. Now I can connect ...
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no GUI after install

This question has been asked in here before: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears But none of the answers solved my issue. In the compizconfig-settings-manager Unity and OpenGL are ...
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Sketchy UI used in Ubuntu documentation? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the software used to create the UI mockups in Ubuntu's documentation, for example, here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareUpdates Thanks. Edit: The replies I got here are a bit ...
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Toshiba Satellite C50 - GUI not working at all on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I bought a new laptop Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JQ and I'm unable to run any GUI under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.04 (the same happens for booting from LiveUSB and for an installed system). After booting ...
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“Alias”es for Alt-F2

In the .bashrc file, one can add alias geditm = 'gedit --display=D1' For example, and then I can run "geditm" and have gedit open in display D1. I am curious if there is a way to give a similar ...
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Switch from GUI to the command line interface/console temporarily

I want to switch off the GUI, and only leave the command line interface or it is also know as the CLI. How would I do this?
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Ubuntu showing Old Gui [closed]

I was trying to install DraftSight and It was showing some error. So to solve that error I installed the following two packages using this command sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libglib2.0-dev ...
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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 ...
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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 Ubuntu Desktop Graphical user interface developed [closed]

I am new to Linux development. I know some basics of the Linux architecture, that there are layers such as hardware, Kernel, libraries and GUI. I know kernel and drivers are mostly developed using C ...
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Can't click on text fields

I'm having this weird problem with my Ubuntu since I bought a new laptop,sometimes without any clear reason it doesn't let me click on any text field and nowadays I saw that I can't click on the top ...
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Update the UI while threading

I am running an SSIS package on a different thread than the UI thread. How do I update the UI with status information from the SSIS package while it is running? In other words, I would like to read ...
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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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is there any gui for ELF file ( probably using readelf)?

looking for a good gui for reading elf files. I know about readelf which is only command line
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Control mouse pointer using arrow keys (laptop/no keypad)

I have an application running on Ubuntu (12.04) on a laptop without a numpad. The application takes an image from a webcam and the operator traces a line onto an area of the webcam image. The mouse ...
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How to open a GUI application and 'disconnect' it?

I can run Sublime, for example, in the background by typing sublime-text & The & puts it into the background so that I can continue to run commands in my terminal. Alternatively, I can run ...
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Changing gui for particular user in ubuntu 13.10

I want to change the gui for particular user in ubuntu. Even if I change the session menu in login screen, I dont get ubuntu classic gui and it remains same for all the options. However, it happens ...
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Does GUI have shell behind it like terminal?

In Unix, the text we type on terminal window is sent to shell as input. How about GUI and TUI? Does it have shell too that handles mouse clicks and keyboard?
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Modem Advan Jetz DT-08 Tanpa Terminal

Mas, mau tanya nih. Gimana ya caranya koneksi modem Advan DT-08 yang tidak pake terminal? Masalahnya ada temen ane yang punya dan cenderung tidak menyukai terminal (GUI method preferred). Thanks atas ...
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is there any option to set brightness permanently in ubuntu desktop GUI ?

I have changed the brightness level permanently using terminal. temporarily we can change the brightness in GUI. but for permanently setting it, Is there any option in GUI mode? if not why such a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Gui crashes with one user and not the other

I have a unusual issue. I have the desktop version of Ubuntu 12.04. One user I have no problem at all, the other user the desktop crashes, turns black, removes the menus, etc... Totally nuts. Never ...
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Currently best Git UI tool? [duplicate]

What is the best Git UI tool at this moment? I am currently using Ubuntu built-in git-gui tool but I am not sure if there is a better one (like Tortoise* close for Ubuntu). I've checked other topics ...
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What 3D effects Unity2D lacks?

I know that, Unity2D is meant to work on systems without hardware acceleration, like ARM-based platforms and as a result it is incapable of the advanced 3D effects that Unity offers; what are they ?
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Switching between console and GUI in ubuntu

When in GUI mode, is there a CLI commands that kills the GUI and drops me into the console? When in CLI mode, is there a CLI command that drops me into the GUI? I found startx, but this drop me into ...
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Desktop Not Loading after changes in grub

I wanted to load my laptop to CLI by default. I made a change in /etc/default/grub file and added "text" to one of the grub lines as instructed by the online article and did sudo update-grub. It ...
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How to provide GUI interface to all users of Ubuntu?

I have "Ubuntu Desktop" installed in VirtualBox in a Windows 7 PC. How can I configure it to provide a GUI interface to every user I create in the Ubuntu? Should I install "Ubuntu Server" to ...
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Is there a GUI Ruby managers for Ubuntu?

What is a good Ubuntu Ruby management software (like Jewelry Box) which has a GUI?