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 easily install any GPG GUI on Ubuntu that actually works?

I am trying to install any GnuPG GUI for easy encryption/decryption of text, and I feel like I am in bizarro world where nothing works at all. On Mac OS X, I use GPGTools and it works flawlessly, so I ...
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English, several localizations, how to get rid of them?

For Ubuntu with English GUI language several English localizations are installed, like New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Canada and so on. However only en_US is needed. How to achieve this goal? We ...
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Is it possible to put a GUI to more than just TTY7?

My question is pretty much the title. I often use TTYs for handling different matters in parallel. This could be for instance: something local on TTY1 per SSH on ServerA on TTY2 per SSH on ServerB ...
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Set 7z compression level using GUI in Ubuntu

Archive Manager, or file-roller, doesn't seem to have the option to set the compression level for 7z files. However, the windows client 7-zip has an option to do so using GUI - On Ubuntu/Linux, ...
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GUI, two accounts to use different languages

Two accounts are set-up, one normal user, one administrative. Ubuntu gui should be in English if administrator is logged in and for all man pages, but it should be in user's language every time the ...
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Language of Ubuntu on-board guide [duplicate]

Finally the installation was repeated with user's language selected in the beginning of installation - the installation was not easy this way. As for the installed Ubuntu the on-board Ubuntu User ...
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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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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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Stop Ubuntu from loading GUI

I have read all the other info about this subject but can't get this to work. I have a Tegra Jetson TK1 board with Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I tried to update and upgrade Ubuntu, but now I can no longer ...
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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 present?...
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No graphical interface on power off/on

I am using ubuntu trusty on both my laptop and my desktop. Unlike my laptop, my desktop has no GUI during power on/off. While this is no pressing matter, I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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ubuntu 14.10 compix crash now no gui

I installed the compix Configuration Managerhowever I never really utilized it. whenever I would shut my laptop screen I assumed suspend mode would initiate. Upon restart I received an error about ...
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Application windows become undisplayable

I've searched around and cannot find anything that matches my situation with Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. I have a dual monitor system and my application windows disappear after a sleep. Here it is step-by-...
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How to fix the window of Audience video player in Ubuntu?

I have used elementary OS in the past and wanted to keep an eye on its light but interesting video player Audience, and test it in Ubuntu, as indicated in this post. But after installing it, its ...
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Run a server with a GUI

I'm sorry but I'm an absolute beginner and have difficulty typing. I have an HP Proliant DL36 and friend has installed a GUI on it for me. For the time-being I will run it with direct console access ...
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Does every program have to go through the shell to complete the process they willing to make?

I have seen somewhere that "bash is used to communicate with the Linux kernel." Is it applicable only to the terminal? Or does every program (including programs which has GUIs) have to go through ...
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How to (using GUI) empty a flash drive's trash without emptying the computer's?

When you delete files from a flash drive or external hard drive, files go to a trash bin located physically in the drive. But in the GUI, both the external drive's trash and the computer's trash are ...
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White text on white background in smartgit

I updgraded to smartgit 6.5.1 by downloading the zip file. Now the repositories list is unreadeable white text on white ground. How can I change the text color?
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How can i Change LibreOffice UI?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 , and i am unable to apply personas to my Libreoffice. I also feel that LibreOffice Ui lacks user-friendliness. Is there anyway i can get modded UI for LibreOffice? Or if not ...
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Creating interactive prototypes in Ubuntu

I will be working on Ubuntu as a UX designer and was wondering if any other UXer in the same situation can recommend software to produce fairly advanced interactive prototypes. I'm thinking something ...
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System with half GUI

I have unusual question, hope it's ok to ask in ubuntu forum, if not, delete please I was thinking about simple (for me) system based on linux, where will be instead of desktop image or icons, only ...
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Can't move links on Desktop

I drag-dropped some links from the Chrome Browser onto the Desktop. But now when I try to move them they create a file rather than being moved. 1 2 3 Could someone tell me how to fix this. (...
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Transparent content in settings windows

After reinstalling Ubuntu 14.10 less than a day before, I now have the following issue: The background of the content section of every window in the system settings (except the overview) is ...
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Running executable files in GUI [duplicate]

I have an executable file called drracket in a folder : However in GUI it appears as a source file : Is there a way to run the file via GUI like double-click etc.? (Running it in prompt forces me ...
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Ugly GUI for appliction under root

When i start a program with root privilege the GUI looks like win98 and applications like: gparted, bum, gufw, mousepad looks ugly. My themes are in /usr/share/theme so it doesn't matter if i make a ...
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Ubuntu without GUI

I am using an Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I don't need the GUI, so I changed the grub to start as text mode, but since I don't use the GUI, I want to delete all about it to save space. I tried "sudo apt-...
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ImportError : No module named gtk & Python-2.7.8

As a newbie to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, as usual with other linux builds, I installed Python 2.7.8 for compatibility issues and out of sudden I got: File "/usr/bin/bleachbit", line 41, in < module > ...
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Any Desktop Desklet App?

I have used Rainmeter on Windows and wanted a similar tool for Ubuntu. I have tried conky but it was a lot harder. Please refer a tool with a good GUI.
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10, and nothing works

I've installed it on my old Acer Aspire 6530 from an USB. But I have not interface, or what to say. There is no menu to the left, there is no top bar with information (Wifi, battery and such) and ...
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Cursor doesn't move after upgrade 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading my system from 14.04 to 14.10 I have a problem with my touchpad: cursor moves.. hm.. from time to time. I mean when I try to move it in 90% cases it doesn't happen. But, if I click the ...
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Ubuntu Server and Desktop GUI Simultaneously

[I am a Linux n00b.] I know that it is POSSIBLE to do this, and from my research, the drawback is just that your system is bogged down from the GUI. All I want to use my server for is hosting ...
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GUI Feature for Selecting WiFi network

In every other platform I use (Windows, OSX, Android) there's a simple GUI tool for choosing a WiFi network. You never have to enter an SSID, unless the network is hidden. Kind of essential feature if ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 Cursor Broken after upgrade from 14.04

I encountered this problem after upgraded from 14.04, after I rebooted, my cursor is broken. Whenever I move my cursor, their would be several cursors flashing and jumping on my screen, it also does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server: How to switch to installed gui

I've installed a minimal gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04 server. How do I switch to it? Right now i'm on the tty. I tried Alt+f7 but it just takes me to a screen with a red cursor flashing in the top ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Unity - java application gui does not show

When I open certain java-powered applications, the primary GUI will not show up. However, the GUI windows for misc functions such as the "Tips and Tricks" type windows, project creation, save dialog ...
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Parallels: Scale title bars and menu not working

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display with Parallels 10. Unfortunately the whole GUI is very small so it isn't very comfortable to work with. A fix for this ...
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Can each user use a different gui on the same machine?

Is it possible for every user using ubuntu 14.04 (or later) to have a different gui interface? I would like to set up ubuntu to replace windows and for my wife would like to install the W7 interface ...
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Unsatisfied while opening home folder for the first two time

Question may be little logistic Open home folder for the first time clicking files in the taskbar. Go to some drive you have partitioned and open a file from there.Make sure you are not in the ...
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Lost GUI after installed GTK. Gets warning-“System running in low graphics mode”

am using ubuntu 14.4.0 64 bit. yesterday i installed GTK, Glibc and it's dependencies. including, libffi-dev, libcairo2-dev, libtiff-dev, flex, bison, xorg-dev, libatk-bridge2.0 finally ...
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How to start xampp GUI

I am having trouble finding out how to start the expanded GUI. I have found a tutorial on how to start this one sudo /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/xampp-control-panel But I am not able to find ...
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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 table,...
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Problem starting Gnome-Shell after login

I am using Gnome-Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I have a Intel i7 processor, 6g ram, and over 2.5t of disk space. I am loading the Gnome-Shell by DVD. I am current using Windows XP because I cannot launch ...
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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 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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ubuntu 14.04, after ubuntu-tweak, there is no GUI

When in 12.04, each time I used Ubuntu-Tweak (open Janitor tab, check all boxes, and press Clean), after reboot ... my Ubuntu is become CLI (DOS) mode, not in GUI (normal) Interface. So I run what is ...
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How to login to the GUI from commandline

When I boot up, I sometimes go into tty, execute a few commands and then have to restart the GUI (gmd) with sudo service restart gdm I then go to the GUI (Alt+F7) and have to login. Occasionally, ...
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how do i prevent ubuntu from starting GUI automaticaly? [duplicate]

i am looking for a way to start my GUI manually when ubuntu loads something like back-track which you login in first using command-line then type startx then GUI starts to running
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In need of app to create GUI's for Linux

I currently develop android apps using Eclipse, and I was curious if there was something I can install that will allow me to do the same for Linux. I don't plan to hit the ground running, but I was ...
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Will an ssd make the ubuntu UI more responsive?

I apologize if this is a duplicate, if it is I was not able to find any actual explanation with Google or Bing or even searching Ask Ubuntu. I want to know if an SSD will improve the Ubuntu UI or KDE ...