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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What is the correct Gnome UI terminology?

There is the top bar, the message thing at the bottom, the activities overview section with all its little bits, but what are they officially called? What is the correct Gnome UI terminology which ...
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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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Problems with UI in Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome-shell 3.12

For a few days I have some problems with gnome-shell (I think), I'll try to explain this because I don't know how to show it, when I try to make some movements within "Files" the app itself closes ...
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What GUIs are there for making a custom Ubuntu distro?

I already tried getting Ubuntu Builder and Remastersys, but the file hosts for them seem to be shut down. Are there any other GUIs for making a distro?
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Ubuntu VM Graphical user interface problem

I was trying to enable GUI on my VM machine, after reboot it shows me blank black screen. I can not login. Can somebody help me what do I need to do to see login screen? I have enabled SSH and able to ...
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Ubuntu server GUI without internet

I'm new to linux but I know about the startx command which is not working. I just installed Ubuntu Server (the newest version) on a old computer. I have it working but I am unable to launch the gui. I ...
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Switching Between GUI and Terminal

I am new to linux. I am planning on setting up a server and although I like the regular Ubuntu desktop I like the Lubuntu one a little more especially for my file server needs. What I want to know ...
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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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Ubuntu Core Snappy Touch GUI app kiosk

I just learned about Ubuntu Core Snappy about 2 hours ago. I was very excited as I was thinking about making a stand alone java application that has a simple full screen touch GUI. This would be a ...
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Command to run GUI Frontend for apt-get update

I want know, if there is any command to run apt-get update in GUI like in the picture following: All i want to do is to write a script which will update the software sources through this gui ...
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NSFilter Service is not running, please go to Status : Services and start the service

I have properly installed NSFilter in PFsense and when trying to start it, a dialogue is coming saying that PFSense had been started but the status still remains inactive. Kindly Advice on this.
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Is there any way to make scroll bars scroll all the way on every drag?

In large text documents, either using Geany or GEdit, when I'm some ways down the document, if I grab the scroll bar with the mouse too close to the top of the window and drag up, it only lets me ...
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How to install Shoes GUI framework for Ruby? .install file

I want to install Shoes framework for Ruby but when I went to their website and downloaded it all I got was a file with .install at the end. How can I install it?
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How to identify if your hardware is working properly?

I'm thinking of moving from Windows to Linux for the past few days, and I've read some question here but I want to know more about certain things especially in drivers. They said that Linux doesn't ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu issues running programs in secure shell

Hello I am new to Ubuntu and Virtual machines. I am running windows 8.1 with a VM running XUbuntu. I am able to secure shell into my work computer (RedHat)through the VM, but when I try to run a ...
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Most of the UI elements are missed (Xubuntu or XFCE4 over Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox)

I installed Ubuntu in a virtual machine using the official mini.iso image and decided to try Xubuntu with the following command: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop But ...
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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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Unity hotkey for minimizing current window?

What are the hotkeys for switching the current window between maximized, normal, and minimized states? If some of these don't exist, can I set them somewhere?
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How to create your own window gui like notification

I want to ask is there any chance to create your own notification window, you know when you click hotkey from your keyboard and you are in-game, it will pops out for example text. You guys have any ...
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full disk encryption boot gui gone

I have installed my Ubuntu system with full disk encryption. After installing updates, the GUI that you type the password will not show, just a command line interface that keeps ticking information ...
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What are some good GUI binary viewers/editors?

What are some GUI applications that will let me view and edit binary files (executables, images, etc.).
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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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Alt+tab not switching between open windows

This is the same question as this* but I can't update the setting suggested by the solution. I also have Compiz installed but no clue how to run it. Keyboard settings *Alt+Tab not switching ...
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Is there a command to open the shutdown GUI? [duplicate]

I know I can shutdown from commandline - without a password: What command is executed when shutdown from the graphical menu in 14.04? but I can't see how to open the shutdown GUI. Is this possible?
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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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Desktop empty after login Ubuntu 14.04

I really need someone's help. I don't know waht 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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Greetings, humans! I am looking to further customize my ubuntu programs and features, being a pronounced cephalon such as myself [closed]

Ok, so I need to do a few things. Change the about my computer overview listed memory, cpu, gpu, etc to the correct hardware, namely: CPU: Intel i12 15 GHZ 16-core processor. Memory: 1TB Graphics: 4 ...
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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 to switch ubuntu in CUI and GUI mode (for memory saving)?

I installed ubuntu 14 desktop version with VMWare Fusion on my mac, as I need to execute some linux binaries on mac. The issue is that ubuntu itself occupies almost 1G bytes of memory with the GUI. I ...
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Web Based Video Recording GUI

I've created a gstreamer pipeline code for capturing the screen and video of a webcam and putting both in sync into a single file. I'm looking for a web based "open source" UI to use (and ...
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How to set environment variables for GUI program?

I am using texstudio, a latex editor, on Ubuntu 14.04. When I start it from bash $ texstudio, and click the compile button, it works fine. However, if I start it by clicking the icon in the launcher, ...
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Java windows open up off-screen (multi monitor setup with Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit) with Java 1.7.0_55 (openjdk-7-jdk:amd64, openjdk-7-jre:amd64). Most GUI Java applications start without any errors or warnings and their Icon shows up in the launcher, but ...
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Are there any GUI man page editors are available?

I find the man page format extremely painful to write. Is there a GUI (WYSIWYG or WYSIWYM) editor available to make this task easier? I'm hoping for an application that is to man pages as Kompozer is ...
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Any complete GUI interface for Mercurial?

I've tried TortoiseHG from the repositories, but it wasn't working at all.
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What are the advantages of using GTK3 and GTK+3 over GTK-2?

I'm creating a utility program for Ubuntu in Python using GTK-2 and have been told by several people to use GTK3. Why would I want to do so, and would are the advantages of using it instead of GTK-2? ...
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How to run Redshift, and Redshift Plasmoid in Ubuntu 12.04?

Redshift briefly appears on the taskbar at startup or when run and pops out of existence. I've installed Redshift Plasmoid for a GUI, but I can't get that to run either, and won't show up when I check ...
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What are some GUI clients for Git?

I am using git for version control of various projects. Is there easy-to-use software for navigating through commits and branches of a project and for retrieving versions?
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Cannot log in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed NVIDIA driver(346.22) to my machine in Ubuntu 14.04. In order to install, I used console(clt+alt+f1) for my operations. After the installation, I would like to go back to the GUI(Ubuntu ...
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Cant authenticate via GUI

I can not authenticate anything that requires GUI authentication...like approve software updates. After each try it says something like authentication was unsuccessful, and closes the dialog after 3 ...
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how to install cmake-gui 3?

I have cmake 3.2.2 but cmake-gui shows 2.8 and some packages can not be configured using cmake-gui because they asked for the new version. is there away to install cmake-gui 3 or to make it recognize ...
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Wine has stopped working

All I can do is browse the c: drive. I removed and reinstalled wine and it still won't open. What can I do? (I am trying to open it in the GUI).
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System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
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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 freezes without doing anything

I just started Ubuntu and after a minute it froze. Nothing works, mouse, terminal, GUI, nothing. How am I supposed to solve this problem which I have never faced before? This is the error message ...
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recovering lost 15.04 GUI

After the latest system update, I lost my GUI. how does one repair Ubuntu desktop/ Unity?
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Get GUI back from background application

I started an app (minecraft server) with ssh like this: nohup java -jar minecraftserver.jar & and then logged out. Now that I am next to my computer I can't access the server's terminal. How ...
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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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Will I be able to get an interface that is like Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.04?

For a while I departed from Ubuntu to use Linux Mint because I really don't like Unity, or Gnome 3's most recent interface. I was fine with what was called "Gnome Classic", but I feared it was being ...
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Alternative for Teamviewer? [closed]

As one might know, Teamviewer has no native support for Linux. Although Teamviewer's marketing guys keep telling it runs fine with wine and stuff I experienced one problem after another. Is there some ...
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unable to login into recently created administrative user account

the account is active, and I can log in using a TTY but mot through the GUI. when logged it shows the same image active with the other user account but a message saying: No directory, logging in ...