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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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 ...
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How to install MacBuntu on an Ubuntu minimal install?

I've tried going for Cinnamon install however the process failed. Discussion here. I want to try a different approach. Thus my question is, how do I install MacBuntu or MAC-4-Lin right onto a Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Need an interface for a gui shell script more powerful than zenity

I want to write shell script file that has a GUI with multiple input boxes for user entry. I already tried zenity. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Window decorations are permanently lost when windows are maximised

I am using a clean install of Xubuntu, running as a Guest on windows 7 using virtualbox, and default options for XFCE as the window manager. For some reason when I maximise any window (or open a ...
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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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Launch gnome-terminal into GUI via TTY

My GUI is completely messed up and I need to get the gnome terminal working. Ctrl-Alt-T doesn't work because Unity or Gnome are broken. All I'm getting is a mouse and another program that I launched ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: 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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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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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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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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Users and Groups Administration tool - What do the options in User Privileges tab of Advanced Settings do?

How does the "User Privileges" tab in the Advanced Settings of Users and Groups GUI work? I mean this window: Does it simply add or remove the user from certain groups, or is there something else? ...
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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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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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Xfce - GUI for File Compression?

If I remember correctly, using Nautilus in Gnome, I could simply right-click on a file & select "compress". Now I am using Thunar in Xfce & I can't find how to simply compress files... I ...
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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, ...