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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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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GNU/Linux interactive table content GUI editor?

I often find myself in the need to gather data (say from the internet), into a table, for comparison reasons. I usually need the final table output in HTML or MediaWiki mostly, but often times also ...
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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
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

I'm thinking of replacing Win 8 with ubuntu and I have booted from a flash drive, as well as trying from a dvd drive, selecting the try option instead of install. I get the ubuntu loading screen ...
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How can I make the file manager toolbar buttons smaller?

screenshot: I want to make those buttons at the main toolbar smaller because they just don't seem right this way, but how? I'm using unity.
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How to switch from GUI to CLI mode and terminate any GUI program?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. I need to perform some database benchmarks on my computer so I want to make it in strict terminal mode, without desktop. I know I can ctrl-alt-f1 to go to terminal ...
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Making a GUI for python program [duplicate]

I want to make a GUI for a program written in python.It is said that Gnome tool kit is helpful for this task.But,I want to know how to install it?and the way I should use it? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How to build vim with gui option from sources?

I'm having a hard time building a VIM 7.4(obtained from vim's ftp site) with gui option. It builds ok without the gui option. Here's how I'm doing it: cd ~/Downloads/vim74/src ./configure ...
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emacs when run from the Applications menu (via. desktop setting) doesn't load environment variables

So when I invoke emacs from the terminal, all my environment variables are loaded correctly from .bashrc. However, when I load emacs from the Ubuntu Application menu (by invoking the ...
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Anything that converts GUI actions to commands to be sent to remote ubuntu via SSH? [duplicate]

Is there anything that would allow me to run a GUI on client side of SSH(ie on windows)& that would convert the GUI actions made to corresponding commands to be sent via SSH client(in my case ...
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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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How to rotate desktop background?

How to rotate desktop background image in Ubuntu?
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How can i get into GUI mode? [duplicate]

installed ubuntu-12.04.3 server. After installing, i could see only terminal mode login. I Dont see the GUI mode scree. How could i login to GUI mode login? If you need more details please let me ...
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Is there a Linux file manager with a proper drop-down tree view? (like finder in OS X)

As a happy Linux user for almost a year now, this is the bane of my existence. Does the Linux community hate tree views for some obscure reason? I don't mean a tree view in the side panel. That's ...
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can't get GUI to start from command prompt [duplicate]

I've been running Ubuntu for some time. Last night I installed the updates that automatically download periodically and shut down. This morning the machine will only boot to the command prompt. I've ...
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Always boot to gui

I've got an old that sits and does some of the grunt work in the house. I've recently got it running 12.04 from 10.x, and everything seems to be working brilliantly. Unfortunately though, it only ...
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How to bind a application to start in a monitor?

I have a ubuntu LTS box with two monitors configured with NVIDIA X Server Settings software, so that the GUI applications can be dragged between the two monitors. This configuration is fine and ...
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Which desktop is installed by default?

I just installed 13.04 Desktop version... which GUI was installed?? Is this Gnome? How do I identify which one it is?
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Multi-monitor setup, only terminal on one monitor

I currently have three monitors hooked up to my computer. I was just wondering if it is possible to have two monitors use the window manager - so, GUI - and have a single monitor not using the GUI but ...
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Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed?

Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed? I thought Pidgin's list is too lax, but Empathy is even more so. For comparison, here's Empathy for Ubuntu (left) and QIP for Windows (right):
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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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Missing compact view in Files

The Files application used to have 3 buttons for Icons, List and Compact view. I used to use the shortcuts Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 often to switch between them. Now there are only two buttons for ...
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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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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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Cannot load GUI [duplicate]

I'm completely new to Linux; I managed install 12.10 today on my Lenovo Ideapad y510p after running into various issues. For reference, the graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT750M and the drivers are ...
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Convert PostScript to PDF using user interface?

I own small printshop and looking forward to work in linux OS. Now im trying Ubuntu 12.04 on my old workstation. But the biggest problem i found i cant convert PostScript files to PDF format using ...
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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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No menu and title bar after fixing low graphics mode in ubuntu 13.04

I had a problem with low graphics mode but I fixed it and I saw that the GUI has come. But when I logged on I saw that the left side menu bar and upper side bar which have close minimize and other ...
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how to make Wine GUI elements look like modern Windows elements

I started using Wine to run Windows apps on Ubuntu, but I see that the style of User Interface elements like buttons etc. is too old, like the buttons of windows 98, is there a way to make it like ...
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Split Screen on booting

Sometime, when I boot into Ubuntu 12.04 I am greeted with the screen I have to boot again to get a normal screen. I have already tried deleting the .x* and .X* files.
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How to install the ubuntu server 12.04 gui in offline

Is there any way to install gui on ubuntu server 12.04 in offline using any packages. Is there any deb package available for install gui.
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Graphical interface (UI) wont load on ubuntu 12.04 after install

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box. I cannot get the graphical interface to load only the terminal. The terminal comes up and i login but it stays on the terminal. I have tried the ...
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software gui themes are lost

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 at the moment and couple of days ago all of my software started to use ugly theme. Ubuntu menus are ok and still using ambiance theme but software guis are changed. I tried to ...