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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GUI on ubuntu server

Just finished installation of Server. Logged into a command line. Was expecting a GUI interface. How do i configure a GUI like KDE or Gnome to manage my server??
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What language is the Ubuntu Software Center written in?

Just been wondering, since elementary AppCenter is written with Vala and Gtk+3. Also, what GUI wrapper does it use?
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GUI program to record internet radio with songs tags (title, artist, etc.)?

In Windows I like Screamer Radio, and I know that are others like RarmaRadio, programs which can record radio music and also save the proper titles, artist names, etc. Is there such a program in ...
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Why is Wayland better?

As recently announced by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu will be moving towards using Wayland as its display manager. What are biggest differences between X11 and Wayland? Why will Wayland make Ubuntu ...
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Cannot use Retroarch on 15.04, GUI seems unresponsive to mouse

I installed retroarch: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libretro/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install retroarch retroarch-* libretro-* There didn't seem to be any errors with the ...
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Enable GUI on some applications accessed via SSH/remotely on a Ubuntu 14.04 (headless) server without having to install any desktop?

Is it possible? I think so, but in that case, what packages should be installed in that case (both server and clients)? I'm not sure this is possible since every time I've needed to do something ...
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What is a simple, free SOAP client (GUI)?

On Windows I would use SoapUI, which can be run on Ubuntu either as a standalone application (see instructions on how in this question) or as an Eclipse plugin. Is there any other GUI available - ...
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Ubuntu on Dell mini 10 [closed]

I have an old dell Mini 10, that I'd like to install a gui on. So far I've installed the ubuntu 15.04 mini server package(32bit). But Im having a tough choice on the desktop environment. Im ...
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Errors executing Visual Studio Code in 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 64bit with Putty and xming to ssh into. At the moment these are the error messages I'm getting when I run VSCode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling VSCode in ...
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How to Change poedit GUI/menu language?

I installed Poedit using sudo apt-get install poedit my linux default language is Persian(Farsi) so poedit installed with a Persian GUI (menus and etc) interface. but for some reason I want my ...
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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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Unable to launch xdiagnose through GUI in normal way

I am in need of doing some diagnostics work with xdiagnose, however when searching for it in the Activities Overview, and then clicking on it, absolutely nothing happens, when in the past it would ask ...
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How to change the color of the scroll bar?

The scrollbars in Unity are of very low contrast, and I can't see where the bar is using just peripheral vision. I have to look at the scrollbar. Look at Mac OS X interface and notice the blue, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: GUI disappeared after trying to install nvidia drivers [closed]

My first problem was that playing videos made everything freeze - totem was using almost all my cpu power. To solve this I installed nvidia drivers with sudo apt-get install nvidia-### Where ...
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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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Ubuntu UI Toolkit not working on MX4 in my app

I've just got my MX4 Ubuntu and wanted to test it out. My app uses Ubuntu UI Html5 Toolkit. It works great in emulator and desktop, but on MX4 it looks like js and css files are not loaded. How to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Unity - java application gui does not show

When I open certain java-powered applications, the primary GUI will not show up. However, the GUI windows for misc functions such as the "Tips and Tricks" type windows, project creation, save dialog ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 serious problem,please help

I recently upgraded to 15.04 and I don't know if this is a new feature or what but my system settings looks like a bad mobile phone crossover. When trying to reach any other settings, such as sound ...
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Will my data be affected if the GUI of Ubuntu crashes? [closed]

I would like to do some simulation research on Ubuntu (previously I was working on Windows), the simulation data are extremely important to me and I would never want to lose any of them. But I heard ...
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How do I start Unity manually upon boot?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) LTS, and I was wondering how could I start the GUI manually upon booting the system. For example, I'd like the system to start at a black tty ...
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Is there some way to get a more usable file chooser dialog?

On other operating systems the file chooser dialog in applications lets you do things like: see a larger preview of images in the current directory create a new folder change the view of the current ...
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How can I start Ubuntu in a minimal GUI similar to the installation?

My setup requires an Ubuntu installation that doesn't (to the layman) allow any access beyond what applications are automatically started. I'm open to suggestions as for other solutions, but my ...
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No graphical interface on power off/on

I am using ubuntu trusty on both my laptop and my desktop. Unlike my laptop, my desktop has no GUI during power on/off. While this is no pressing matter, I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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Octave 4.0 Gui does not start

I have installed Ubuntu trusty on my Dell Chromebook via crouton. Everything seems fine and it is doing nice, but when I tried to install the latest Octave following to the steps in this post I have ...
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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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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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How can I hide directories without changing their names?

The OCD in me wants directories I do not like the name of to be hidden since I do not interact with them directly. How can I hide directories without using the dot notation?
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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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“P” letter disappeared from GUI

I use Ubuntu 15.04, and today, the "P" letter disappeared from most of ubuntu related GUI interfaces. I noticed it still appears in webpages though. What could have caused this? How to fix this?
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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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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 ...