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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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?
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Is there any light user interface or gtk package for Gstreamer 1.0?

I have just installed package gstreamer 1.0, and I use as executable the file located in ~/usr/bin/gst-play-1.0 . All is fine, I can play local files, and also I can use 'gst-play-1.0' in TV-MAXE to ...
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gksudo from a non sudoer?

I want to run gui applications that require admin privileges from gksudo/gksu on a non-sudoer account. Currently, I can just run sudo guiapplication from a sudoer tty, and will be able to display/use ...
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Problems loging in after dealing with video drivers and black screen

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop alongside windows 8.1. I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 645M video card on it and was having black screen on boot issues. so I installed the xorg-edgers ...
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Choosing text mode from boot menu while keeping GUI as default

I have found instructions to use text mode as default mode on boot. (v.g. How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode? ) and how to revert to GUI (v.g. How to revert back to ...
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Black desktop after login and problems with GUI in Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10 (currently using 13.10)

I am having problems with the GUI when I log in. Please check out the youtube-link at the bottom first to see the problem. (I am currently using 13.10) Problem: First of all, when I have logged in ...
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Graphic mode in Ubuntu Server

I have Ubuntu Server installed on virtualbox, and Ubuntu 13.10 as the host OS. I installed the lxde desktop environment on the guest OS (Ubuntu Server): sudo ap-get install lubuntu-desktop But ...
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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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How to bring out the tray at the bottom in Ubuntu Gnome 13.10

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I accidentally moved the cursor somewhere near the right-bottom part of the screen and it brought out this pane - I want to know how do you get to that pane. Are there ...
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How do I reset/fix the Winetricks GUI?

One day I was messing around in wine to try to install a few Windows components. For some reason, Winetricks has now completely shrunken the area of the window where I can select what I want to do ...
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Where do I report a UI issue that I do not like? [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu, I am picky about UI design choices and have spotted something I do not like, but this time instead of just hating it I wish I could tell the ubuntu team so maybe just ...
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Can't login to GUI with my Valid password [duplicate]

I have ubuntu server 12.10 and installed ubuntu-desktop to access it via GUI and changed the default runlevel to 5. Now I get the GUI login screen with my username (display name) but when i enter my ...
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Problem using acpi_call_GUI on dell inspiron N5110

I just installed acpi_call_GUI on my laptop using this guide. (In order to switch off discrete graphics at every boot) Now when i run the software , i click to install acpi_call. After that it asks me ...
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Can I permanently change the GUI language of a certain program to English?

Is it possible to make a permanent change to the GUI language of Cola Git GUI or git gui? I would like to have them both in English, whenever I start them. Is this possible? I know of the following ...
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Backup of Apps and GUI Settings [duplicate]

Well, I got (I think) a pretty basic question. I'm new in Ubuntu, and I'm wondering how do I backup all I've installed and my GUI settings and tweaks. I'm not pretty much interested in backing up ...
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Ubuntu 64bit 12.04 LTS upgraded and now stuck rebooting at 5 dots screen

I did an update/upgrade and the NVIDIA driver 3.04.116 came down, at which point my DELL machine (with an NVIDIA 9500 GT) won't boot into the gui any more. I searched the web and here and tried a LOT ...
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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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Set the launched application's icons to be top, not side bar

I just recently started using ubuntu for things, other than the terminal. The Side menu is pretty nice, however I am using 3-4 programs (in the definition that they have an icon and appear on the side ...
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How to install freenx on a VPS machine?

I've installed VNC before and was really bad so I decided to leave VNC and go to NX but the problem it's I don't know how to install the NX-server on my VPS machine also don't know how to connect ...
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Samba does not show up on LAN without GUI login

i have been pulling my hair out on this one and would appreciate any help. i have set up a kubuntu server (12.04) with samba shares on a lan. my issue is that the shares are not accessible when i ...
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Double click not working on files not owned by logged user

I don't know if this is the normal behaviour, since I usually own all files that I use. I cannot open files that are owned by another user using double click in Nautilus. I can select open with ...
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Move the ubuntu lock screen dialog

I simply want to move the password dialog away from the center of the screen. Preferably to the left, where the log-in dialog is.
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Startx: Could not open modules.dep.bin

I am helping a friend setup an ubuntu server, but since he is not familiar with terminal, I am installing a Desktop. The Ubuntu version is Ubuntu 13.10 Server edition. What I did was: sudo apt-get ...
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Syntax highlighting not working in Vim?

Can someone help me out. I recently installed Vim for C development and would like to get the syntax highlighting on. I've tried various commands including "syntax on" but none seem to be working. I ...
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How can I persistent disable left menu in Nautilus (F9)?

When I press F9 left panel hiding, but only before Nautilus restart.
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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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Ubuntu starting in terminal mode no GUI, even “startx” don't load GUI mode now?

Ubuntu 12.04 32bit Ubuntu stopped loading in gui mode just gives me a terminal mode. It use to work fine as normal but for some time it stopped loading in gui mode but will just load in like a ...
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Can't change WiFi username after entering incorrect credentials (Ubuntu 13.10)

I have to enter a username and password to log into a new WiFi network. I entered the wrong username the first time I tried to connect. The username has been grayed out every time I've tried to ...
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Likewise-Open and Change Expired Password on Login Prompt is not working

I am having problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Likewise-Open and Active Directory Authentication. I can change users password using passwd command on the machine. But if user password expires and he try to ...
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gui loss on personal computer

was attempting the remote login option(which failed). then I logged into my main account to seek online help, I logged in and i had no side bar with icons on it, or a top menu bar either. my personal ...
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Black screen after splash and partition file system unknown

Problem Since yesterday. when I boot the computer, after the splash logo, the screen turns black. I can go to a tty screen, but anything that I try to open graphically fails. (I am not the most ...
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Unable to login through GUI as a user but I am able to login via terminal

I am unable to login through GUI as a user but I am able to login via terminal. This occurred after I installed 2 steps authenticator of Google using apt-get install command. I followed these steps: ...
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ImportError: No module named unstable

I get the following error when I execute the gui.py script on my newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Please help as I have recently started using Ubuntu, I am not too good at debugging yet. I get this ...
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Disable GUI and Go to Command Line Terminal

I am trying to temporarily disable the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I follow these instructions and type sudo stop lightdm it does disable to the GUI, but all that is left is a black screen without a ...
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How do I run a gui app from the command line?

I need to launch a GUI program from the command line on a machine I have SSH'd into. I don't need to interact with it or see the window, just have it running. When I try and launch it I get: ...