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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Can't get past splash screen on 13.10 boot

I have just updated to 13.10. The system boots and loads, and the GUI login screen appears. After logging in, however, I am left with the colorful splash screen and nothing else happens. I can use ...
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Frozen gui after google-chrome maximize

From time to time happens to me, when i move google-chrome window to the top of the screen to maximize it, suddenly the gui freezes with the window showing as maximizing with orange borders and shade. ...
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Simple GUI to display static text informations

I would like to know if there is a way to write or modify a simple program (I don't really care what language it'll use) that can be launched in GUI mode and will display formated text and URL that ...
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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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Tried to disable GUI now neither GUI or TEXT loads

I am brand new to Ubuntu Server (or even having a server). I installed Ubuntu Server, installed a GUI using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop so that I can check for other software graphically. ...
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Usb removed too early - GUI not loading

I'm running a dual boot(13.10 and Windows 8) ... and after removing an USB stick too early(in Ubuntu), the GUI isn't loading at startup on both OSs ... I can only access the Ubuntu GUI by starting the ...
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kubuntu System GUI radically changed after upgrade

Yesterday I did a full system upgrade, and now the GUI has changed in a way that makes the system very difficult to operate. On the top bar of the windows there are no longer the close, expand, ...
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no menu in dogecoin-qt wallet client

As you can see, there is no menu on the top menu bar. It says "Dogecoin - Wallet" but there are no "File", "Settings", or "Help" menu titles. Clicking on the word "Dogecoin" in the menu bar or on the ...
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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 uninstall XFCE and other GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 server? [duplicate]

I'm very new to Linux. I thought having a GUI would be nice, but it is using too much RAM so I'd like to just use the regular terminal for now. I have Ubuntu 12.04 server with XFCE installed. How can ...
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GUI tool to search files in jar

I am looking for a GUI search tool which searches inside a folder and its sub folders(recursively) including archive files contents(Jar, Zip, tar etc). I saw the krusader search dialog but ...
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Can't use startx with lxde?

I use Lubuntu 13.10 and start default with "text". When i need to use GUI, startx didn't work, but "service lightdm start" is worked. How to use startx with LXDE? Thank You!
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GUI doesn't work, flashing underscore on boot

Ubuntu version is 12.04.3. My computer is a Asus laptop, UL30Jt with a Nvidia graphics card. I previously had problems getting the graphics drivers to work, but I resolved that previously today. ...
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What is the power consumption difference between GUI and Shell?

I was wondering if there is any difference in power consumption between regular graphic interface mode and command line shell mode. And if it is what is the difference? Could I use Ubuntu on the ...
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Something made all text really small - font and size settings, dpi seem ok

After booting my pc up I noticed that the fonts on the login screen on my Lubuntu 13.04 are tiny. After logging in I noticed window titles being tiny and default font sizes in apps too such as Skype ...
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Can't start ubuntu 12.04 in GUI

After entering sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev intltool a lot of important stuff deleted automaticly. No graphic interface available anymore! Need help! I use hotot as twitter UI on my desktop. ...
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Is there a GUI for youtube-dl?

youtube-dl is advanced but it lacks a good GUI. I personally can't use such a program without a GUI. Something similar to YTD downloader will be good. I need it to have a progress bar and other ...
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Server GUI, problem after installation

I've recently acquired a small dedicated server from "X" company. I'm using it for small tasks such as torrenting, ftp, minecraft, etc. So, I'm trying to install a GUI for my server to browse the web ...
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Ubuntu GUI does not start since the installation of libgl1-mesa-glx

After the clean and fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04, I installed libgl1-mesa-glx. Since then, Ubuntu GUI does not start. When I turn the computer on, the GRUB starts. If I choose normal start on ...
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Treat ssh terminal like it is local?

I'm trying to work on a computer remotely, but some of what I want to do involves calling GUI programs. I want them to open on the physical display of the remote laptop. Essentially my question is ...
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Is there a place or software in ubuntu like controol panel add/remove programs [duplicate]

is there a software or add/remove programs like windows that keeps a list of all installed used programs list on ubuntu. gui is prefered here. so that its easy. we do not have to use terminal.
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Which Ubuntu for Eee 901 - to run from SD card? [duplicate]

I would like to use linux on our company laptop Asus Eee 901 - specs: CPU Intel Atom 1.66 GHz, RAM 1 GB DDR2 Display 8.9 inch, 1024x600 pixels As I am not allowed to modify the OS and MBR I want to ...
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Python 3.2 script not working and/or importing tkinter when running from desktop

I'm really puzzled by this, but the answer is probably quite simple and just can't see it: I have a series of python modules that work fine from within the python interpreter, but nothing happens ...
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Kaspersky GUI for Ubuntu 13.04

Can You help me with this issue?It's possible to run Kaspersky on Ubuntu 13.04?
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how to set default login asking for password again?

I want to set my login screen (greeting screen or GUI) to the default setting, which asks for password befor let me login, I dont know how did I messed it out, now running saucy, it just can show me ...
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Argument list too long and copying to Samba Share

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. I'm trying to make a scheduled task copy from a directory with thousands of files to a samba share (while skipping duplicates). I mapped my Samba share through the GUI. ...
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No GUI with Ubuntu 13.04

I no longer have a GUI with Ubuntu 13.04. I can log in and use the command line, but nothing more exotic than that. Is there anything I can do to fix this without resorting to a full reinstallation? ...
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logout of CLI & reenter GUI

My video drivers are currently still in beta, so every now and then, the desktop environment malfunctions especially when (dis)connecting a second monitor. Thankfully, there is a way to restart the ...
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Eclipse's toolbar is displaying incorrectly unless I run Eclipse as root

I just installed Ubuntu 13, and while trying to set up Eclipse on my computer I ran into a weird issue- the toolbar in Eclipse refuses to function correctly if I do not run the Eclipse executable as ...
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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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I used 'apt-get install -f'. Now all my applications are gone and those I have reinstalled look wrong.

I used 'apt-get install -f' when prompted by the updater. Normally this should have fixed the problem, however in my case it seems to have damaged the system quite a lot. Now all my applications are ...
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Unity theme corrupted

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I have got a bug with my Ubuntu ambiance theme as seen on the picture. It caused many menus,buttons with gray color squares. How can I restore it.
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How to re-activate the GUI of a app?

I have ticked the option minimize to system tray for the app minbar. Now I can't run the GUI interface of the program. When I click the Icon, the program runs cause I can use the pidof command and see ...
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gui shutdown on acer aspire v5-573G not working

When I press the gui shutdown button, the system is not powering off, but rather just remains at splash screen. Hence, I always have to power off the machine manually holding the power button. Issuing ...
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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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How do i get internal names of gui programs?

I want to find out what is the internal name of a graphical running program. I know it can be found in ps aux or top but is there a way to find out without console with the mouse? Maybe an app I can ...
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How to revert back to GUI as the default interface from CLI in Ubuntu desktop?

I was able to set up a text-only UI (CLI) by editing the file /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu 12.04 as per the instructions in: How do I disable X (GUI) at boot so that the system boots in CLI mode? using ...
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Make my Ubuntu, use more swap than RAM

So, I have 786 MB RAM with 1.6 GB Swap. I want to increase the usage of swap. In other words, i want my Ubuntu to use more Swap than My RAM. Please Tell me, how to do it
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Python script liking to GUI using IDE

I am studying python. Now I can write python scripts (codes) to some extent. I used IDLE for this. I am interested in making GUI to those written programs. I like to do it using an IDE rather than ...
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Installing latest Gnome

I like Gnome. I want to come back to Ubuntu If I install gnome, will I get gnome 3.10? If it will install Gnome 3.10 then tell me. So I can switch to Ubuntu 13.10 and intall Gnome 3.10.
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How can I get the built-in display to pan as I move the mouse to the edges in dual display mode?

I have an Eeepc 900a with a display of 1024x600 running lubuntu 13.10. The VGA port will display at 1920x1080. I am able to use LXRandR 0.1.2 to set it to use both displays at the same time. How can I ...
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Ubunto not showing GUI [duplicate]

I did install Ubuntu 13.10 on my old PC. Everything went fine except for when I login into my account there is no menubar, no icon bar, just only my wallpaper. I can do thing like creating a new ...
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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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Install driver form command line

I recently did some stuff on my computer (installing various things) and now my computer does not have a GUI. I can log into my computer via command line and work only from the command line. I need ...
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Auto-Mount Hard drive -GUI [duplicate]

One of my start up application uses a 2nd hard drive. When I start my computer it always says that the files have gone missing, when in reality they hard drive is just not mounted. The mount point is ...
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Can't move a window in Unity (it's stuck)!

Silly question, but I can't move my steam friends list window, the top bar is somehow underneath the main bar of unity at the top. In Windows you can right-click (or shift-click in Windows 7) and ...
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Change Mouse Hover Popup Color

Is there some way to change the background of the popup, that is shown when you hover on some element in the GUI, like the string '507 bytes' in this picture, to white and the string to black?
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How to make chromium browser look nativein KDE

I am trying to make chromium browser look nativein KDE, and I have followed instructions from here. Everything looks ok except there is a line under the title bar. Anyone knows how to eliminate it? ...
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Equivalent to Windows' “Disk Space Fan”?

I used this program a fair bit back in Windows. What's something vaguely equivalent?
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Ubuntu Touch, install GUI

Will Ubuntu Touch have an install GUI, like cyanogenmod does, in the future? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ppCsLEeb9Hw