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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Remove GUI on Ubuntu Server

I installed a GUI on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS using sudo aptitude install --without-recommends ubuntu-desktop not sure why just playing around. Any way I would like to remove it and cannot figure out ...
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Ubuntu GUI in VMWare looks strange

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on VMWare and this is how the GUI looks after startup. I re-installed it a couple of time but the problem persists. First I tried installing while getting the files from the ...
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How do I move the top bar down? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity Desktop. I would like to move the top bar/panel down. How can I do that?
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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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Ubuntu-Studio Plug-ins GUI broken in Ardour

I use Ubuntu-Studio 12.10 and here's my problem : When I insert a plug-in on a track , I got a broken interface . I can use most of them without their respective interfaces , but most complex like ...
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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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How can I get gnome-keyring-daemon to prompt for ssh-key password in the terminal instead of the GUI

When accessing an ssh-key with a password for the first time in a gnome session, it's so much clearer for the password prompt to appear in the terminal I'm running the ssh command in. Instead, though, ...
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Window Drag Lock In Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I have installed 64 bit Ubuntu 11.10 on my ASUS G53JW Notebook using WUBI. It has an NVIDIA GTX460M Graphics Card. I have installed NVIDIA Driver version 304.54 The problem is that sometimes the ...
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Cant log in to gui ,X is broken

Note to others if you just want a summary of the problem skip down to summary. This first part is going to be slightly long and hopefully entertaining. As in, that is screwed up! but there might be ...
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Graphic driver problem in VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? The system is running in low-graphics mode error in “Virtualbox” I have been running Ubuntu perfectly in ...
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The application compiz has closed unexpectedly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop. (Pentium 4, 80 GB hard disk, 2 GB RAM, 32-bit CPU.) And I have installed Windows XP. I made a 40 GB partition for windows and 40 GB for Ubuntu. I ...
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What is the design process (principles or guidlines) for Unity's UX and GUI?

I recently started to think and develop a new concept of UX and GUI for Ubuntu (desktop, television, mobile and tablet) and I try to start the project on a methodological basis respecting the basic ...
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Where to suggest user experience enhancements? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where Can I Give Feedback on Ubuntu? where to report improvements for some applications that have features which can be enhanced. Current behavior of such a feature ...
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Restore GUI workspaces

I accidentally press Ctrl + Alt + F4 while I was doing normal tasks in my Ubuntu 12.10. The key combination took me to Console UI. From the console, I logged in and did startx but the output GUI ...
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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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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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Is it possible to change language for user interface temporarily?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with German UI. However, when I ask questions here or anywhere else on Stack Exchange, and I am adding screenshots, I would prefer having them in English. Thus, my question is: How ...
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How can I create installer package with GUI?

I want to create a package that will install some files in Ubuntu System. Minimum requirement to create the package is that it should have GUI to accept input from user while installation like ...
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What MAME UI frontends are available for Ubuntu 12.10?

I have installed Mame via SDLmame but have so far failed to successfully install any decent GUI that enables categorisation of games, favouriting, or preview screenshots. I have many hundreds of ROMs. ...
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How to access and copy files from an old/other Ubuntu system's partition?

I'm getting permission denied when I try to access my old 10.04 partition. I'm trying to get into the home folder so that I can back up the data before I do a fresh install of 12.04. I know the ...
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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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Is Ubuntu Phone's GUI going to be ported to desktop Ubuntu?

Now that even cheap laptops are coming with touchscreens I was wondering if Canonical plans to include its new touch version of Unity GUI on regular Ubuntu for use in laptops and desktops.
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Can I pass a keystroke from command line into the gui

I am trying out different options for remote desktop control, and at the moment Slashtop Streamer seems promising due to the speed, and some other things regarding the way it handles multiple screens. ...
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GUI - Installing on top of a server

I installed Ubuntu-12.04-x86_64 server. I need a GUI to install mysql db. What is the simplest way? I still want to preserve my server. I don't want to make it to run as a desktop. All I need is a ...
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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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12.10 partial upgrade from 12.04 now the gui doesnt appear

A partial upgrade was completed from 12.04 to 12.10. i can log in but after that nothing happens. no response to the alt keys unless its the alt and Sysrq or ctrl Alt Del. Thanks in advance
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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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Option for logging in with GUI or CLI

I am using a desktop with dual boot options Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm able to use both the systems very well. Is there any option/method so that instead of logging in to GUI directly, ...
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Why I cant see .profile in home folder

I wanted to add classpath to my jdk. While searching a way to do it I notice everyone open .profile file using terminal. But when I want to open and edit it with a text editor I couldn't see that file ...
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Touchscreen woes: Attempt to scroll using touchscreen is recognized as a click and drag/select

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP Envy 4t-1105dx with touchscreen. Everything except Wifi (Atheros AR9565 doesn't work out of the box) and touchscreen (mostly working) works. I believe that the Envy ...
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Kubuntu 12.10, Signal out of Range after Grub.

I installed Kubuntu 12.10 from USB, had to edit Grub aswell. Grub appears to be working properly (dual booting with Windows 8). Everything works fine until selecting "ubuntu" from Grub. Screen goes ...
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All menu items greyed out in Golly. How to diagnose the problem?

I tried installing Golly from the package manager. Everything seems to work fine, except that almost all the menu options are greyed out, disabled and unclickable. I tried with the latest version from ...
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samba gui not opening

Running 12.04 on 2 PCs both Dell and a compaq with XP. I want to config the system so one Dell is the server and the others clients, try to open the GUI and nothing after entering password. Have glade ...
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Are there instructions for removing or rebuilding the graphical interface?

Recently, I could not log in on a regular user desktop installation through the graphical login screen. However, I was able to successfully log in by switching (CTRL+ALT+F1) to terminal mode. ...
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search on 'open' dialog is out-of-date

If I have saved a file recently (or even on the last couple of days), it does not show up on searches on that "open dialog" some programs have (The "open dialog of programs" is the following. It ...
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Which Login Manager is this?

May someone tell me the name of this Login manager ? Additionally I would like to know : How the background image has been added? How to install this (with the apt-get command) ? Will this work ...
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Help, can't login to Ubuntu

I installed metasploit the other day on my linux ssd as I'm trying to learn about security. I had been running windows while gaming, and when I went to run off the Linux ssd, it booted into a command ...
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Unable to see GUI

Hey I have Installed UBUNTU 12.04 on vmware work station on Windows 7 but when I start it up in vmware I get a message on black screen of ubuntu i.e. [ 7.3326] pixx4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: Host SMBus ...
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How to Choose default startup kernel ubuntu 12.04 with a GUI program

Is there any Gui program like the old startup-manager to control the default boot kernel behaviour in ubuntu 12.04? Thanks.
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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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Documents folder missing

My incredibly tech smart girlfriend took control of the cockpit and closed (like in close arrow) my virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.10. When I restarted, my 'Documents' folder in 'Home' was missing. ...
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Screen Lag/Running Slow

I am having trouble with Ubuntu 12.10. Everything is working fine, although there is a slight problem. It seems to lag every once in a while, as in I will move the mouse, then about two seconds later ...
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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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Hiding images in folder without renaming or moving the files

I'm dual booting Ubuntu with Windows and I have all my music on a separate harddrive. In Windows the album art is hidden by default but when I access the folder in Ubuntu there is two album artwork ...
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Global menu not showing in Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity shell. I am not quite sure what happened, but today I noticed that the menubar (containing 'File, Edit, etc...') is not appearing on the panel as it used to (i.e. the ...
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On GUI reset, desktop appears “off” of display

On Ubunutu 12.04 LTS, whenever I reset the GUI (ctl + alt + f7 or when I try to come back from suspend) my desktop appears "off" of my screen. Upon GUI reset, almost my entire laptop screen is black, ...
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Remove ugly fat bazel from gnome-terminal with multiple-tabs

When I start gnome-terminal it looks quite pleasant but when I open another tab it's borders turns ugly: How can I preserve thin bezel while using multiple tabs?
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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 ...