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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Where to find GUI code

I've been rummaging through Unity's source code (Shell Interface) and I was a little curious about something; where in the code are you supposed to find positional code? I'll clarify a bit with some ...
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What is the fundamental GUI library for Ubuntu starting with 12.04?

I have started exploring deeply into doing development for the Ubuntu phone. In the past, and having used stock Ubuntu, I always found that GTK was the standard GUI library. But now, with the phone ...
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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 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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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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is there a unified management console for Ubuntu 12?

is there something similar to the management console in Windows for example GUI based Device Manager In windows server there is a server management console through which we can manage all system ...
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UI freezes when disconnecting DisplayPort

When I connect an external monitor using the DisplayPort connector on my HP ProBook 6550b, it works like a charm. However, when I *dis*connect the DisplayPort cable, the UI on the laptop freezes. ...
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Control mouse pointer using arrow keys (laptop/no keypad)

I have an application running on Ubuntu (12.04) on a laptop without a numpad. The application takes an image from a webcam and the operator traces a line onto an area of the webcam image. The mouse ...
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How to bring out the tray at the bottom in Ubuntu Gnome 13.10

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I accidentally moved the cursor somewhere near the right-bottom part of the screen and it brought out this pane - I want to know how do you get to that pane. Are there ...
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Likewise-Open and Change Expired Password on Login Prompt is not working

I am having problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Likewise-Open and Active Directory Authentication. I can change users password using passwd command on the machine. But if user password expires and he try to ...
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Unable to boot to GUI from a Text Window

I have installed nvidia cuda drivers and toolkit in ubuntu 12.04 as given in the book CUDA Programming A Developer’s Guide to Parallel Computing with GPUs by Shane Cook. I have used these commands ...
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Usb removed too early - GUI not loading

I'm running a dual boot(13.10 and Windows 8) ... and after removing an USB stick too early(in Ubuntu), the GUI isn't loading at startup on both OSs ... I can only access the Ubuntu GUI by starting the ...
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open text file and dispaly in GTK+2 and display

please tell how text file can be read and the data can be then manipulated in GTK+2 C language. i have tried to compile a code but the problem is that only one line is displayed from the text file ...
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kubuntu System GUI radically changed after upgrade

Yesterday I did a full system upgrade, and now the GUI has changed in a way that makes the system very difficult to operate. On the top bar of the windows there are no longer the close, expand, ...
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Unable to change launcher/dock icon size in 12.04

I cannot change the launcher icon size by sliding the bar in Appearance window. the slider does not have any effect. Also the autohide also does not have any effect on the launcher. For guest user ...
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Ubuntu GUI does not start since the installation of libgl1-mesa-glx

After the clean and fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04, I installed libgl1-mesa-glx. Since then, Ubuntu GUI does not start. When I turn the computer on, the GRUB starts. If I choose normal start on ...
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Cannot open session on Ubuntu after Install ubuntu-desktop

I have an Ubuntu-Server intalled VM. I would like to use server with GUI. I have installed ubuntu-desktop. However i cannot open session with GUI. I got "authorization faiulre". How can handle this ...
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I used 'apt-get install -f'. Now all my applications are gone and those I have reinstalled look wrong.

I used 'apt-get install -f' when prompted by the updater. Normally this should have fixed the problem, however in my case it seems to have damaged the system quite a lot. Now all my applications are ...
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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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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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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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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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dialog box obscured

I am using Intellij Idea Java IDE. Much (but not all) of the time, the buttons on dialog boxes are cutoff. I don't believe the problem is specific to Intellij, but it is the tool I use the most. ...
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Is there a GUI for command-line tools and Drupal management?

I have a physically disabled sysadmin who wants a GUI for specifically installing and updating drupal which is the primary thing he will be doing. We have a working apache and drupal installation ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity black and white pixilated screen after suspend resume

Whenever I suspend and resume my laptop I get the following screen (see link to image below). I can do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to TTY and I can kill and restart Unity but it seems to have no effect when I ...
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Shutdown/Dash has weird artifact - 13.04

See the bottom left of the dash example. The shutdown has a similar problem, but I was unable to take a print screen. Any ideas why or how to fix? The upgrade to 13.04 went fine other than this.
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How do I get Ubuntu 12.10 to boot GUI after removing libjpeg8?

In an attempt to install pygame on Ubuntu 12.10 I removed lib8jpeg sudo apt-get remove libjpeg8 so I could reinstall it. "This will fix that the pesky missing JPEG dependency," I thought. Since ...
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GUI is not working after installation of glibc

GUI is not working after installation of glibc in my pc i am using ubuntu 12.10 version
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Random UI language feature

I study several foreign languages at the same time and I would like to have a feature of random interface language switching during GUI login. I find it easy and natural to learn languages that way, ...
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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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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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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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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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How to fix screen static on ubuntu 12.04

My screenshot is here: I really need this to go away. Please help. Dell Inspiron E1705 Intel Core Duo GEN 1 1.87Ghz 32-bit
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Ubuntu 11.10 has some problem with GUI

Once power on the system, after some time the GUI of all most all window has changed (look at the image). Into thunderbird all text are overlapped and display mashed up. Into Geany color all tabs ...
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How to install MacBuntu on an Ubuntu minimal install?

I've tried going for Cinnamon install however the process failed. Discussion here. I want to try a different approach. Thus my question is, how do I install MacBuntu or MAC-4-Lin right onto a Ubuntu ...
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Cant access ubuntu GUI from XEN

I have ubuntu server installed on my XEN server. Now due to some reasons i need to configure some GUI based application on Ubuntu so for that i installed ubuntu-desktop via apt-get. Now when i want ...
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GUI access to EC2 Ubuntu Instance Terminates Within a Minute

I finally was able to get GUI access to a Ubuntu instance I created on AWS. I did this by installing Ubuntu-desktop and also installing and configuring vnc4server (TightVNC?) on it. Now I can connect ...
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no GUI after install

This question has been asked in here before: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears But none of the answers solved my issue. In the compizconfig-settings-manager Unity and OpenGL are ...
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Toshiba Satellite C50 - GUI not working at all on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I bought a new laptop Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JQ and I'm unable to run any GUI under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.04 (the same happens for booting from LiveUSB and for an installed system). After booting ...
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Can't click on text fields

I'm having this weird problem with my Ubuntu since I bought a new laptop,sometimes without any clear reason it doesn't let me click on any text field and nowadays I saw that I can't click on the top ...
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Update the UI while threading

I am running an SSIS package on a different thread than the UI thread. How do I update the UI with status information from the SSIS package while it is running? In other words, I would like to read ...
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is there any gui for ELF file ( probably using readelf)?

looking for a good gui for reading elf files. I know about readelf which is only command line
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Authentication box shakes and disapears

When in the GUI and need root authentication, the box will pop up, shake around, then close. Somebody had this same problem a couple years ago and the fix was: sudo chmod +s ...
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Changing gui for particular user in ubuntu 13.10

I want to change the gui for particular user in ubuntu. Even if I change the session menu in login screen, I dont get ubuntu classic gui and it remains same for all the options. However, it happens ...
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is there any option to set brightness permanently in ubuntu desktop GUI ?

I have changed the brightness level permanently using terminal. temporarily we can change the brightness in GUI. but for permanently setting it, Is there any option in GUI mode? if not why such a ...
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Screen repeatedly freezes with increasing frequency

I installed 12.04 LTS last week and my screen repeatedly freezes. It seems like it is increasing in frequency, although this may just be my biased. It seems like the system still works fine as ...
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What 3D effects Unity2D lacks?

I know that, Unity2D is meant to work on systems without hardware acceleration, like ARM-based platforms and as a result it is incapable of the advanced 3D effects that Unity offers; what are they ?
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Desktop Not Loading after changes in grub

I wanted to load my laptop to CLI by default. I made a change in /etc/default/grub file and added "text" to one of the grub lines as instructed by the online article and did sudo update-grub. It ...
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Is there a GUI Ruby managers for Ubuntu?

What is a good Ubuntu Ruby management software (like Jewelry Box) which has a GUI?