Questions tagged [desktop-environments]

This tag should be used for questions relating to desktop environments, and not a specific desktop environment such as Gnome Shell, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Unity.

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Gnome Is glitching after recent update

Good morning everybody, After a recent update to my 20.10 Ubuntu device, a new problem with GNOME appeared where everything is glitching specially when I open a GTK based window like "Terminal&...
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Ubuntu 20.04 suddenly very slow to load the Desktop [about 30s]

I'm experiencing a long time between login and having access to my desktop. Almost 32s in this black screen showing only the cursor. I don't know how to provide the proper information and the terminal ...
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Is there a text only desktop enviornment for Ubuntu?

This is more of a Linux question, but I was wondering if there is a text based desktop environment. I need something I can use over SSH.
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I have tried to install Pop-Desktop on Ubuntu, but now I want to turn back to default DE

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I've tried to download pop-desktop on Ubuntu with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:system76/pop sudo apt update sudo apt install pop-desktop and I've got the error: dpkg-deb: ...
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is there anyway to install multiple desktop environments clean and without interfering each other?

So, before, I have installed another desktop environment which after installation it made a startup sound, and changed one of my fonts, and things like these which I could never make them like before. ...
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LXDM on 20.04 fails to start

Since LightDM decided to drop multiple session support (the machine I'm using has a single dual-head video card so dual-seats isn't really optimal for me), I decided to drop Unity, which I had ...
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Issue in new Desktop 21.04 [duplicate]

I have an issue with Ubuntu 21.04. After upgrading I noticed all my files in the desktop went to a folder named Desktop in Documents. How can I transfer them back to the desktop screen? When I select ...
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New Desktop Environment added so many apps and messed up terminal

I recently installed Budgie Desktop, cinnamon, and Unity desktop environments, and they added SO MANY apps! After removing Budgie, apps are still there. Is there a way to remove all the apps that came ...
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Screen blinking in Ubuntu 20.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.10 but I'm facing a problem. When I open any software like Google Chrome, Visual Studio Code or any other system app the screen starts blinking. When I had Ubuntu ...
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Flickering GUI Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop

I installed fresh copy of Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop version for more than a month, and everything was okay. Suddenly 3 days ago (without any new installations), everything became crazy whenever (specially ...
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Kubutnu fix mouse pointer after installing new kernel

After compiling rt kernel on ubuntu which i have kde-plasma my mouse cursor pointer appear something like below screen shot: when i take a screen shot with spectacle mouse pointer is fine how can i ...
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Vysnc disable override nvidia

In linux certain applications like games enable vynsc which completly overrides the environmental variables SyncToVBlank=0 and vblank_mode=0 aswell as nvidia-settings sync to blank config. These ...
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Only the first four letters are visible on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I'm able to see only the first four letters of a file manager, terminal, and other default tools of Ubuntu 20.04 after updating today's update. Does anyone have the same issue? How can I resolve it? ...
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Complete change of DE

i'm serching for help for a question... Sorry if the post can look like some other like... 20 posts, but i've found a fitting answer yet.. I'm trying to compleately remove the gnome ubuntu desktop and ...
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Two mouse cursors after lock and switch user on ubuntu 20.10

Ubuntu 20.10 and all software up to date Reproducing: Prerequisites: enable Fractional Scaling in Settings / Displays and set scale to 125%, 150% or 175% Use shortcut [super + L] / [win + L] or menu ...
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Always on Top function missing on FF, Chromium, Opera [duplicate]

Ubuntu 20.04 Buldgie using Arc Design desktop tweak. Tried super key right click, window not max on top & resize cursor. Always on top option does not show.
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Shortcut to open a browser with a switch, such as -ssb or -kiosk

I'd like to ask how to create a clickable shortcut in a folder (or desktop) to open a browser with a switch, pointing to a specific webpage. Below example refers to open a webpage in a Single Site ...
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Ubuntu Groovy - Wine TTY

I've a working wineprefix that works for all my Windows Games. I would like to know if it's possible to use a working wineprefix to be launched as a TTY to logon to it's desktop environment. How do I ...
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POP desktop : What is this 'gjs' process which taking up so much memory and cpu?

I have installed pop-desktop on my Ubuntu 20.04 and found that the environment is way faster, smoother than my past GNOME Shell. What is odd is that, there is a process named gjs and its taking up ...
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how to remove desktop switching box that appears

I want to remove this box that appears while switching desktop on my ubuntu machine. How can i do it? I am using Ubuntu 18.04
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WI-FI adapter is not detected after reboot unless it is replugged-in

I am USING Ubuntu 20.04 Fresh install and the only significant change I have made (except installing the drivers for the said adapter) is to disable "Wake on X" settings on BIOS since it ...
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Computer reboots instead of shutting down

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 desktop and I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it. The Kernel version (gotten with the "uname -v" command) is #50~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 10 21:07:...
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When installing Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop from a USB flash drive, how do I disable `iio-sensor-proxy`?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop on a computer using a USB flash drive (which I made with the official ISO file). However, for some reason, the screen orientation is always wrong after the ...
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Is it possible to have an invisible desktop

Note, I've rephrased my question below in edit 2. I really like Ubuntu 20.04s desktop system, I am however looking to make a small script to add some functionality to my system and was wondering it is ...
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How to determine the reason for high power draw on a laptop

I'm building some software that needs to run on a high-performance laptop, so that a person can carry it around in a backpack with an external camera feeding it real-time video via USB. When in the ...
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Error message “ubuntu is not installed on this virtual machine Insert the installer disk”

Hi I am trying to install Ubuntu 20 on VMWare, Windows 10. I thought I had installed the ISO, but when running the VM, I get the error message in the title. The choice is between restarting (with same ...
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Mimicking windows shortcut to folders for quick desktop access

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 within Virtual Box, I'm a bit new to Unix-Linux type OS's. I'm used to Windows and their ability to create shortcuts to objects. Now, I do understand that Linux is not Windows, ...
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Changing folder icon on desktop [UBUNTU 20.10] [GNOME]

I fear this question may have been already asked but I could not find a satisfactory answer (see Icon change on Desktop doesn't effect/apply or Cannot change icon on folder on desktop of 20.04 for ...
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MATE / Gnome 2 (?) Bug with Background resizing

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 VM running MATE in VMware Fusion 11.5.6. No matter what I set my background style to, it does not resize properly. When I resize the window (depending on the style), it resizes ...
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Cannot login after failed Active Directory install

I ran an active directory script to join a domain and now I am locked out of the console, SSH, and the desktop for all users. I was able to enable the root account and allowed root to access to the ...
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How to add “New Document” option to desktop context-menu? [duplicate]

I want to create any new document templates in desktop area not only in folders. When we add our templates to Templates folder in Ubuntu 20.04 it adds automatically "New Document" option to ...
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Trying to install GNOME on Ubuntu on remote server

Im a fairy new user at Linux. I have Ubuntu 18.04 on a host at paperspace. I'm following this guide: https://www.teknotut.com/en/install-vnc-server-with-gnome-display-on-ubuntu-18-04/ Beside that I ...
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How can I create a virtual machine on GCP with Dekstop GUI (to use Google Chrome browser) WITHOUT using a remote connection?

I tried this: How to configure Gnome 3 on Ubuntu-19.04 Virtual Machine running on my Google Cloud Platform? Among many many other threads to figure this one out. But these require a virtual/remote ...
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I think I screwed up my Ubuntu gnome desktop

As for the last few months, my gnome desktop environment has been messed up(because I went to installing a ton of desktop environments such as kde and unity when I first got Ubuntu a year ago.). My ...
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How can i uninstall this desktop package that has installed itself? blue screen with no terminal, ubuntu server 20.10

So ive installed alot of packages, and one of them has installed a desktop environment over my ubuntu server install. I dont mind this really but i wanted to keep ubuntu server as it was, in the ...
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Why the heck installing pop theme turned my whole ubuntu into pop os? [duplicate]

I installed pop theme in my ubuntu 20.04. But after next system update my whole ubuntu turned into pop os. Now how I am supposed to get my good old ubuntu back?
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Can't use 'Ctrl' + 'A' in GNOME, after uninstalling Budgie desktop [duplicate]

I recently decided to switch back to GNOME from the Budgie environment. After purging Budgie successfully and setting up the default lock screen and splash screen, I am facing problems with some of ...
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How to enable “window snap” with OpenBox [duplicate]

Is it possible to enable a Windows 10-eque "window snap" in OpenBox? By this, I mean that windows will automatically resize by dragging them to the side and/or corner of the screen. I know ...
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How do I install the Zeven OS desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04?

Recently I've been interested in Haiku OS and I really liked the BeOS look it had, so I did some googling to see if somebody ported it to Linux but I couldn't find any. However I did find a distro ...
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Configure network before login

In windows 10 Enterprise, you can set up the network (wired or Wifi) before logging in. Is it possible to do that in ubuntu ? When I start my laptop, network is running for previously configured ...
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Apps launch but are not visible and desktop freezes

Ubuntu Desktop 20.04.1 LTS For example if I open the Terminal app the Terminal window doesn't appear but the mouse pointer does change to a cursor when hovering over the area of the desktop where the ...
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Applications fail to launch in Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop

I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 20.04.1 LTS. The desktop GUI (GNOME Shell I believe) was working fine this morning. After updating and installing some new hardware the desktop GUI became unresponsive when ...
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How can I switch back from KDE to Cinnamon modifying some Ubuntu configuration files [closed]

I've installed KDE full on my Jetson Nano, but I made a huge mistake. On the screen I see the error failed to start kernel modules and it gets stuck before to show the login screen (I'm using an HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 freezes after login

My Ubuntu boots correctly but after I enter my password and login it freezes for almost 20sec with cursor moving in purple background. But after 20-25sec everything works fine. I have also tried ...
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Lubuntu 20.04 HDMI how to enable display scaling

I switched to Lubuntu 20.04 from windows on my home media server Asus EB1501P. I installed Nvidia 340.108 video drivers and I have NVIDIA X Server Settings. The pc is hooked to my TV with HDMI @ ...
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How can I install Cinnamon without the extra apps?

I want to run Cinnamon, just not all the time. So, I would like a package that has the bare minimum of applications. I've tried to search for such a thing but all my searching has been fruitless thus ...
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How to Maximize Linux Vps Desktop environment resolution

I've bought Linux Vps and I installed an ubuntu server 16.04 lts on my system, which is ubuntu 20.04 lts. Then I installed the Xfce Desktop environment by installing Vnc and TigerVnc Viewer. The ...
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desktop file - Exec field - from where the arguments are taken?

The desktop files have a Exec field which can take arguments. For example, the Nautilus desktop file has this line: Exec=nautilus --new-window %U According to the specs, the field %U is: A list of ...
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Relation between desktop environment, windowing system and GUI libraries

I'm trying to understand the relationship between desktop environments (e.g. KDE, Cinnamon, GNOME), windowing systems (X, Wayland) and GUI libraries (Qt, GTK). Here are some things I think I ...
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how to install Pantheon desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04?

How can I install Pantheon desktop environment(stable) on Ubuntu 20.04? Everything I found on the internet was for old version or not working(people said in the comments).

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