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 can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
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Lost GUI Ubuntu 14.04

Still a newbie (an XP refugee) running a clean machine, purchased from System76 in mid May 2014, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Being an ex Winodws user I am use to spending a lot of time keeping ...
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How to remux MP4/MKV files using GUI?

So I have MKV/MP4 with multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitle tracks. I want to remux the video so only 1 audio and subtitle is present. On OS X, I currently use a tool called MP4Tools/MKVTools. ...
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install desktop on server [duplicate]

Will the desktop be consuming resources if Im not using it? If so, how do I turn it on/off?
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How to unfold Mate Menu on hover (hot corner)

One feature I like in Gnome desktop is the hot corner. it's easy to search for applications using the hot corner and also to look at open windows. Mate menu (could be added using right click --> add ...
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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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volume continuously fluctuating

I have recently installed ubuntu 16.04 and I am facing gui issue. As visible in attached gif, my PC's volume fluctuating infinitely. Please suggest how to fix this. Thank you.
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Pass sudo command from GUI [duplicate]

I have a shell script using some sudo command. When I run this script from terminal - it asks me for password and runs with any problem. But when I try to run executable shell script form GUI (double ...
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How do I change startup sound in KDE Plasma?

It's nice that KDE Plasma plays sounds on startup, but that awful click sound (or whatever they call it) is annoying. Anyone know how to change the startup sound in KDE Plasma?
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Why are options grayed out when choosing backdrops on XFCE4?

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 from the Ubuntu Minimal Install iso (DVD). I installed Xubuntu Desktop (full) using Tasksel, appropriately and as opposed to apt-get or a GUI package manager. 16.04 is the ...
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How do I get a list of running applications by using the command line?

I want to list only running application like: Firefox, gedit, Nautilus, etc. using the command line. Note: I don't want to list all running process, only applications which are running (say manually ...
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Thunar doesn't display thumbnails for most files

On Xubuntu 14.04 Thunar doesn't show thumbnails for most files. For example in my wallpapers folder only two .png files have thumbnails while the rest of them don't have thumbnails, similar for other ...
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What's the equivalent to 'explorer .' (Windows) or 'open .' (Mac)?

Inside the terminal, I could use the command 'explorer .' in Win32 or 'open .' in Mac to open GUI explorer/Finder. What's the equivalent command in Ubuntu?
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Is there an embedded board that runs a GUI?

I'm working on a project that currently uses an embedded board with the Debian OS. However, we are looking for a new board, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a board that comes loaded with a GUI ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 desktop won't start after preseed automated installation

My ubuntu xenial doesn't want to start. Here what I see right after the BIOS: All preseed that I have tried: From help ubuntu I've tried to install with those preseeds with some different intel ...
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I am unable to access wifi in the network settings in Ubuntu MATE [duplicate]

When I open network settings, I am only able to create a new connection since there is no "Enable wifi" option. It seems I am only able to connect to ethernet at this time. Edit: I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Get Ubuntu buttons (and look and feel) in minimal installation

I am trying to set up a clean minimal Ubuntu system with i3, but I may not be very skilled in all areas of Ubuntu. I really like the default rounded Ubuntu buttons used in dialogs (like 'OK' and '...
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Given an arbitrary window, of an arbitrary program, can I access a GUI element?

This window has a loading bar active on the screen. I would like to programmatically get the value displayed (40.9%) in a script. I don't mind what language is used to get this. Is it possible?
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Which is the best Development environment for building GUI Applications in Linux? [duplicate]

I am looking forward to my first Computer Science project. I have to build a great Gui-application. The rest of my classmates are into Visual Studio and all while I am more a person of FOSS and I ...
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How do I revert back to the Default terminal theme? [closed]

I tried to install many terminal theme with GITHUB. But I want to revert back to the Default. How can I do that?
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Cannot find Samba in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Dash

Samba, system-config-samba and everything related to samba is installed according to synaptic and up to date. But I do not see it in the Dash. /etc/samba/smb.conf is present too. Also I did not find ...
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How to get rid of annoying hover info in folder?

In the attached picture the annoying hover info covers my file. I can't either do a right click or see the name. Only maximizing the window solves the issue, but can't do that cause I need the space ...
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Software recommendation [duplicate]

What are the options available for GUI development in C under Ubuntu 15.10? I wanna develop a scientific calculator for which I need GUI application ,please note I know C and familiar with ...
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Can i have Ubuntu Touch GUI for Desktop Ubuntu on PC/HTPC?

So, I've been looking for a nice GUI for my HTPC that has a 1080p TV connected to it as it's only display. Currently I'm on Linux Mint and using XBMC/Kodi as application for playing media. Browsing ...
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is it possible to setup gui for ubuntu-16.04 on a digital ocean droplet? [closed]

is it possible to setup gui for ubuntu-16.04 on a digital ocean droplet? Secondly is it worth it, i mean is it slow to work on or does it have any security issues ?
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Can I have a countdown window show the time until next suspend?

Occasionally I leave my computer unsuspended when I need to go somewhere but I am leaving it with people I absolutely trust and I will be back shortly so no real need to suspend (like if it's family ...
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Ubuntu log in/initialization mode

in what log in/initialization mode should ubuntu be for the GUI to boot automatically?
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How do you run Ubuntu Server with a GUI?

Trying to run a Ubuntu server for the first time... But everything is in a terminal. Is there a way to switch to a GUI? Also, the server doesn't have direct access to the internet... So, is there a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no gui and such [duplicate]

As a complete and overconfident nooby, I decided to use ubuntu 16.04 as my only operating system on my new build. I can log in and everything, however when I do I have an empty desktop, and some ...
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Desktop empty after login Ubuntu 14.04

I really need someone's help. I don't know what else to do, I've read all forums trying all sort of manipulations without managing to solve my problem. After my login my desktop is empty. I don't ...
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Log in as other user having GUI capability

Using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I log in with my usual user (admin) in graphic environment. Once logged, I'd like to run GUI-commands like if I were another user (normal), to test a client-server ...
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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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Installing Gnome Classic on Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 64bit

I've installed Ubuntu Server Edition and setup open ssh,samba and lamp on my home desktop just to work on LAN. I also want setup a GUI on it for daily use. I've already performed the following sudo ...
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How run a .jar file with a double-click?

I have a problem running .jar files by double-clicking them. When I go to the Properties dialogue I can't find Java--only Archive Manager in the list of programs. But java -jar somefile.jar opens the ...
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GUI for iptables?

I would like to secure my server and it seems that IPtables is one of the first steps. Unfortunately editing the rules in a terminal is a bit complicated and dangerous (those who ever did an iptables -...
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How to use Fuzzy GUI editor in Scilab?

I've installed Fuzzy Logic Toolbox for Scilab 5.4.1 In Matlab we can write fuzzy in command line and use that. How to use Fuzzy GUI editor in Scilab?
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GUI tool for viewing and managing print queue?

Edit: For future visitors, here's a related answer which explains exactly how to do this quickly. I help this 75 year old man with Ubuntu (He's not very savvy). He freaks out at any mention of the ...
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Can't make cron open a Java program with a GUI

I made a simple "journal" program that will open a GUI, prompt for an entry and a few factors, and print this information to a file under the current date. I've written a short bit of java code that ...
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Firewall configurator not opening after upgrade to 16.04

after upgrading to 16.04 the firewall configurator is not showing up any more. The firewall itself (UFW) seems to be running as: sudo ufw status returns active and my rules. running the GUI from ...
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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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GUI vs Terminal Launch: Different look of applications

I'm using Kubuntu 16.04. When I launch gparted from GUI it looks like an "old windows 95" (or something like that) application, but when I type sudo gparted it has this Kubuntu look. I saw ...
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Emptying an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trash can

Yes can't get the garbage out from my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( Ubuntu 12 had issues too! ). So (I login as a user who has sudo rights): 1st try right click on Trash > Empty Trash ... > Empty Trash ...
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maas 2.0 gui does not show node which has been pxe booted

First let me repeat the cliche that I'm pretty new in the field so please excuse me in any ingenuousness. I've already setup a server with ubuntu 16.04 and done pretty much everything it takes to ...
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Touch-screen kiosk-like launcher

Is there any good application launcher optimized for a touchscreen? I'm looking for something that will work on a kind of home-utility machine: an all-in-one desktop with touchscreen, mounted on a ...
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How to create very very simple GUI application for Ubuntu?

I want to make a simple GUI Application. Can anybody give me source code of a simple GUI Application? So far, I have been competing in Programming Competitions (I have been using C++ for it) and now I ...
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Is there any GUI VPN that I can use for 14.04?

Can any one link me with a vpn software I can use with GUI not with terminal or manual stuff ?
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What's the most convenient GUI framework in Ubuntu 14.04 to create a graphical interface for a Kinect 2.0?

I want to create a graphical interface for the Kinect 2.0 (for Xbox One) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS combining Python and C programming languages, in order for anybody to be able to easily use it, i.e., ...
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GUI DPI scaling on certain apps very small

I recently installed STEAM and webcamstudio on my UBUNTU machine which is running a resolution of 1920 x 1080. I have found that these applications do not honor the system-wide font sizes, but use ...
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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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Can I setup a text only session and a GUI session at once?

I am yet on my legendary Lenovo T400 laptop which has the built in LCD display and a VGA connector which allow me to have an external monitor attached to my laptop and share different sceneries for ...