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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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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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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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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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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Nautilus' Properties tab does not show full path of the file if the path is too long

Whenever a file's path is too long, Nautilus doesn't display the path in full and instead chooses to use ... to replace the last parts of the path. This is annoying and very unhelpful because often ...
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Return to GUI without Ctrl+Alt+F7? (my F7 key doesn't work)

my problem is that I can't return to GUI when I am in a console (Ctrl+Alt+F1,2,3...) because a beer destroyed my F7 key. Is there any other way to return to GUI without starting a new one (and having ...
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How to determine why xprintidle keeps “resetting” every 30 seconds

I am trying to use xprintidle to get the X (Unity) idle time so that I can put my monitor to sleep after a certain time. (I have to use xset dpms force off because my monitor will not come back on ...
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Ubuntu Core Snappy Touch GUI app kiosk

I just learned about Ubuntu Core Snappy about 2 hours ago. I was very excited as I was thinking about making a stand alone java application that has a simple full screen touch GUI. This would be a ...
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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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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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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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Combining git GUI with the context menu?

I just installed git and qgit for Ubuntu and I want several features: To be able to see the hidden .git folder within folders. To be able to right-click a folder and say "create a repository here" ...
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Messed up desktop and other folders

Recently i made an attempt to rename Desktop to desktop..and messed up some things.When i try to remove these folders from here..they get deleted from home directory. Following is screenshot of ...
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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system-config-printer broken after update to 14.04

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 the dialog system-config-printer in gnome runs into problems when called from the command line: sudo system-config-printer Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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GUI problems: black boxes and bottom menu bar

After rebooting Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS i unexpectedly saw menu bar not in the top (as always) but in the bottom. 'Hidden' menu bar in the top are still working, e.g. i can restart operating system. See ...
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Java windows open up off-screen (multi monitor setup with Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit) with Java 1.7.0_55 (openjdk-7-jdk:amd64, openjdk-7-jre:amd64). Most GUI Java applications start without any errors or warnings and their Icon shows up in the launcher, but ...
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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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Is there a way to configure Inkscape to use whole numbers in the interface rather than decimals for common properties?

I don't need that much precision most the time and I prefer, for example, to see 100,100 for x,y or width,height values rather than 100.224,100.082.
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity windows suddenly resemble Windows 95

Recent installation of Ubuntu 16.04, unity. For some reason the windows for some applications have started looking "strange"; I'm not sure how best to describe it, they look like the old Microsoft ...
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Installing latest version of wxwidgets

I am attempting to install the latest version of wxwidgets via the terminal. I followed these directions. However, when I navigated to the folder /usr/include, a folder was created called ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not loading GUI - problems with startx

Yesterday I tried to update Google-Chrome and to install Chromium, I don't know if it is related, but after that I restarted my computer and now it does not load the graphic interface. I can log in ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed … intel_soc_dts_thermal: request_threaded_irq ret -22

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 (native) on a Medion Microstar AkoyaE6239. I started with Ubuntu 14.10 and then updated it. The problem I describe here also happened in 14.10, and I tried to solve ...
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Software GUI does not run locally but works if using SSH with X forwarding?

The software I am trying to use is QualNet EDU 7.3. The GUI executable is located at ~/Scalable/qualnet-edu/7.3/bin/QualNetGUI. My Ubuntu is 14.04 LTS, using Linux kernel 3.13.0-44-generic. If I ...
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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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auto resize guest display grayed out under virtualbox

cannot select "auto resize guest display" or Host-G, because it is grayed out; as a result my ubuntu GUI screen running under VirtualBox does not show the whole page. For example, if I select system ...
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MySQL Workbench do not render Columns Tab at ER

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, after installing all I need, I started MySQL Workbench (v.6.1.7 build 1788) and in it's ER modeling its not showing anything in Columns Tab when editing a ...
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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 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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Is there a GUI for nethogs or similar network-monitoring app?

I have this terminal window opened with nethogs running to see what application is using the bandwidth but it would be so much nicer in the bar next to the clock or even in a GUI. Does anything like ...
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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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X fail: “Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration”

I've been running 12.04 (64-bit) for quiet a while now without any major problems. But when trying to login in today, the GUI failed to come on and was stuck at a flashing cursor. I switched to a ...
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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 ...