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 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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CrashPlan desktop app suddenly terminated after Splash Screen

CrashPlan desktop app suddenly terminated after Splash Screen This was a fresh CrashPlan install on Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 with Oracle Java 7 JDK. Most of /usr/local/crashplan/log/....log was not ...
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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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How to get GUI sudo password prompt without command line?

Currently, for all my commands that require root access, I have to type them out on a command line. I would like for the GUI to prompt me to key in my password, when sudo is required, instead of ...
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Is there any GUI application for command rsync?

I am currently synchronize between local folders in my computer by following command: rsync -av --delete "[source]" "[destination]" Now I want to do this via GUI. so, Is there any GUI available for ...
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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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Some icons/symbols in TeXstudio are missing

Just installed TeXstudio on Xubuntu 13.10 (the theme is Numix) and there are lots of icons/symbols missing. Is it rather related to TeXstudio or because of the the theme? If the latter, what do I ...
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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 specify file search parameters?

How do I specify search parameters other than file name? I want to, for example, retrieve a list of JPEGs on my USB drive that are larger than 1 MB. I am interested in GUI solutions only — ...
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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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Use English for installation, but user language in installed Ubuntu

We would like to use the English language during the installation process. After that, we want to be able to add another language. We tried that by selecting English in the installation stage and ...
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Is there a global shortcut for creating strikethrough text?

Sometimes, I want to create s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶o̶u̶t̶ strikethrough text quickly and easily. What's a quick way to do this that is usable in any program? P.S. Someone should add 'strikethrough' as a tag ...
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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 ...
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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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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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FLV Metadata Editor GUI

Are there any programs for Ubuntu 13.04 that allow the user to edit the metadata of FLV videos? I would prefer a graphical user interface. Command-lines are fine if that is all that exists.
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Is there a GUI application for adjusting monitor color?

I have an Asus laptop with an i5 processor, and an nVidia 610m graphics card, and an external monitor that is slightly pink. It was easy to fix this with the Windows control panel. Seeing that Ubuntu ...
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Can't start unity from command line

For learning purposes, I'm trying to start my GUI (unity) on Ubuntu 12.04 from the command line. I've changed quiet splash in /etc/default/grub to text and I successfully booted into the command ...
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Why have column borders gone missing in Rhythmbox gui?

My theme doesn't use shading, only borders and outlines. Before: Since a few weeks ago, Rhythmbox has stopped drawing all borders so that I can't see columns or sections very well. After: ...
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Is there a graphical pager with syntax highlighting?

Is there a graphical application in the repositories which has keyboard controls like the command-line application "less" and also has syntax highlighting? I would like it to have arrow keys that ...
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CUDA instructions ask to stop GDM but it doesn't exist

I am trying to install and run some CUDA exemples in Ubuntu 12.04. First of all, I downloaded all .run files from http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads, then followed the instructions at ...
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Compiz>ubuntu unity plugin> workspace switcher

I'm using desktop switcher from the ubuntu unity plugin and easystroke to get the macbook pro feel with switching workspaces. Everytime I use it to switch right or left a little animation like thing ...
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Is there a graphical method for modifying users' group memberships?

If I want to fine-tune a user's permissions, can I do it using a graphical interface? On the User Accounts screen I only see the option to change something called "Account type" between Standard and ...
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The new QT GUI for existing applications will be integrated with the Ayatana overlay scrollbars?

With the last updates in Ubuntu 12.04 at least two new GUI in QT for existing applications are landed: Ubuntu One Control Panel, and Checkbox (the system testing tool). These new GUIs are pretty good, ...
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Are there any GUI equivalents of “Initctl”? [closed]

Are there any GUI equivalent of Initctl, I have tried boot-up Manager In short I was looking for some advanced GUI based daemon control tool.
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GUI problems in Ubuntu 11.04 using 'Ubuntu Classic (No Effects)'

I have seen some questions like this but I thought I might be able to provide more detail. I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and wiped 10.10. Since my old built-in graphics card is incapable of 3D ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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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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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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How to access GUI from TTY mode?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. I am using terminal mode to test a Window Manager. I know I can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to terminal mode from the GUI mode. But there is still graphical desktop ...
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Sharp and Crisp GUI in Ubuntu? [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu with the hopes of doing software development in a Linux environment. However, coming from a Windows 7 environment, I can't help but notice how the default Ubuntu GUI ...
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Proper way to let user enter password for a bash script using only the GUI (with the terminal hidden)

I have made a bash script that uses kdialog exclusively for interacting with the user. It is launched from a ".desktop" file so the user never sees the terminal. It looks 100% like a GUI app (even ...
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Is it possible to set Totem as frontend for Xine?

The Wikipedia article for Totem player says that "until version 2.27.1, it could alternatively be configured to use the Xine libraries instead of GStreamer". I like Xine very much, but not its ...
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No Unity/compiz after boot - GTK problem?

ASUS Zenbook Prime, Ubuntu 12.10 using double boot with Windows 7. While working in Ubuntu, suddenly file icons didn't display properly anymore (all icons where the same white page) and desktop ...
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Make GNOME 3 favorites launch a new window with left mouse button

Left-clicking the icon of a running application on the GNOME 3 favorites panel switches focus to a running instance of that program. Right-clicking brings up a menu with a "New Window" option. Is ...
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GUI is not displayed anymore

I am running 12.04 LTS on a VM. I encountered a problem with the screen being black and the familiar orange background showing for a fraction of a second when clicking or resizing the screen. I had to ...
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Can i reasonably link in C code to an application managed with quickly?

I'm looking around for a way to program some gui apps in ubuntu 12.04. I ran across the quickly tutorial and the tool looks fantastic. It looks like the primary language you develop with is python, ...
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Installation of graphical desktop changes kernel?

I've a Ubuntu Server 11.10 amd64 installation that needed a graphical desktop to execute some visual apps. While searching for the correct way to achieve this, I noticed that there are a lot of ...
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Is there a way to get an indication after I double click a desktop icon?

I'm setting up edubuntu for my son's kindergarten, and I put shortcuts on the desktop for some of the applications. The problem is that when you double click an icon, you get no visual hint that ...
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No GUI boot; startx error, I suspect no filesystem corruption

Till yesterday, my Ubuntu 9.10 was working fine. I had watched a movie using vlc. I had also charged my ipod using the laptop. Today, when I started it, I automatically booted into command line. ...
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I can't see any icons in the dash

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm not able to see any icons in the dash, however applications are still being launched properly. Any suggestions to get back the icons??
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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 ...