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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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Which file configures the desktop envionments that are available to log into on my system?

Where can I find all the desktop environments I can log into (which appear to choose from at login)? I mean, where are these login options configured for Ubuntu to know the names for each desktop ...
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What are the “savings” one makes by choosing a server install over a desktop? [duplicate]

I’ve been using 18.04 server for several months to host a few services. I’ve recently started diving into Docker and in many of the guides I encounter they give command line calls that use ...
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KDE Plasma4 desktop PPA for current LTS?

I'm still on KUbuntu 14.04LTS but with a considerable number of personal upgrades including Qt4, kdelibs4, kdepim4 (and plenty of other packages through my own PPAs) and the kernel (local build). I ...
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Issues with Ubuntu 18.04 video

Laptop has NVIDIA 1050ti video card, can’t to get it to load GUI across all screens. I’ve installed standard drivers using ‘ubuntu-drivers autoinstall’ I’ve ripped those out and installed the ‘beta’ ...
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How can I install unity instead of gnome in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I want to install unity as DE in Ubuntu 18.04.Is it possible.
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Desktop scrambled after suspension

I get my desktop scrambled after suspension. And dont know what to do to solve it. Any ideas? I have 2 screens (extended environment) with an nvidia GeForceGT 750M (dual nvidia-intel chipset laptop) ...
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Is there any risk to lose data if reinstall ubuntu-desktop?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Have been facing graphics issue while the system is booting. I found different solutions. Finally wanted to run sudo apt install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop If I do the ...
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Sound Hotkeys Aren't Working after switching to Unity (Ubuntu 18.04)

I just switch from Gnome to Unity (Ubuntu 18.04), after transition I've noticed that the current playing song isn't appearing when I click on sound's icon located in the top bar and my hotkeys (Prev - ...
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Open GUI programs on Desktop machine's $DISPLAY reliably via SSH from server

TL;DR Is there a command that does: "Set up this terminal as if it was started from the Desktop", so I can run commands as if I started them inside my desktop session when I ssh into my desktop ...
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How to make desktop icons on Openbox?

So, I am making an DE for me, and I want to be able to place items on the desktop. How would I do this, exactly? (nautilus -n on startup isn't working)
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Ubuntu desktop environment isn't working

I have installed many desktop environments, but my default Ubuntu session isn't working. I can only login using Ubuntu with Wayland. I want to login with the other options which are shown below. I ...
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Launcher not appearing after extensive update Ubuntu 16.04

After boot all goes well through the login screen. When desktop starts the files saved to desktop appear for about 1 sec, disappear, jump to another location and reappear then go off. Cycle repeats ...
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Dbus-daemon crash after boot

Not always, but often, I find this bug on startup, but with nothing that crashes. For now I'm ignoring it, because I repeat, it does not scratch anything on the screen, but is there a solution? ...
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How can I make pressing Super+[number] multiple times cycle through open windows of an application? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 18.10, when I press Super+[number] for an application with a single window, that window is brought to focus. If there are multiple windows though, I get a popup selection which requires me ...
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BackSlash Shell 2.1 Desktop Environment [closed]

Is it possible to install BackSlash Shell desktop environment on any debian/ubuntu based distro? I mean as we have a verity of environments like XFCE, LXDE, LXQT, GNOME, Cinnamon or Mate to choose ...
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How to make that a dark GTK theme does not affect the elements of the web page [duplicate]

Is it possible to make that a dark GTK theme, like the default Adwaita-Dark, does not affect the elements of the web page? I mean with dark themes, sometimes, happens that text input elements become ...
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I cannot boot to the desktop because I filled the file system. How do I reclaim some space?

My memory is completely full when I tried following the data recovery and copied the wrong file using command line tool Test Disk. As it was taking so long to copy, I turned it off and I realized I ...
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How to log into other Desktop Environment (Deepin)?

Since the Deeping Desktop Environment looks extremely sexy I wanted to try it out on my Ubuntu 18.04 installation (must not distrohop, but whatever.. :-) ). So following the instructions on this page ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 no desktop and taskbar

right after I just ditched GNOME with tasksel (which I found out it's not ok to remove it) I installed by apt-get, kubuntu-desktop, everything works fine but the desktop and my touchpad. I don't have ...
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Large empty blanks in Lubuntu 18.10

I just downloaded and installed Lubuntu 18.10 and found out that it has large empty blanks: Was it so intended? (Was designed by plan?) What can cause this? What can I do to remove that?
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Deleted DE and I have no internet [duplicate]

I wanted to ditch GNOME DE and install KDE Plasma (more likely Kubuntu), I did it with tasksel but I fell asleep beacuse it took so much and when I woke up my laptop was turned off. When I booted it ...
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Save Custom Desktop as Default Profile in Kubuntu 18.04

I would like to set my customized desktop as a Default Profile, so that way, new users created and logged in this computer can start with this preset desktop too. Info.n1 - I use Kubuntu 18.04 Info,...
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Not able to select gnome desktop environment on lock screen

after installing mate desktop environment in Ubuntu 18.10 it automatically boot to mate desktop environment. while on lock screen i m not able to select gnome desktop environment.
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Disable lock screen does not disable the slide up lock screen

Using the instructions in this thread I disabled the lock screen: Disabling Lock Screen 18.04 ...and the phone style slide-up lock screen is still enabled. It is not "locked". However, if I happen to ...
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MacOS Desktops for Ubuntu

Anyone who knows of MacOS-like desktop window manager that runs on Ubuntu? Having left Win2k around 2000 for SuSE, dropping SUSE for OSX in 2010, and now dropping MacOS (Software and Desktop) for ...
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Performing actions on my desktop causes it to crash

Today when I started it up laptop I had the default Kubuntu wallpaper (I had a different wallpaper and it booted to that). I thought it was odd so I right clicked to get to the desktop settings and I ...
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How to install an older version of deepin desktop environment

I am trying to install an older version of deepin desktop environment on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I couldn't find a way to do so. the version I need is the one that came with Deepin 14.2 release https:/...
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Can't use any DE besides Ubuntu on Wayland after last update

I have Ubuntu 18.04.1 system installed on my laptop. I was using XFCE ontop of it. I just updated it using built-in "Software Update" application, which told me to reboot after the update. After the ...
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Different UI elements from different desktop environments? (UI mixture) [closed]

There is no entirely perfect desktop environment for Ubuntu. Some advantages, distinctions and lacks: Xfce: Easily configurable taskbar and panel height. Multirow taskbar. Xfce: Lack of native expo ...
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How to check which desktop GUI environment is installed on my Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

I have an AWS Ubuntu machine. I want to find out which desktop GUI environment is installed and running on my Ubuntu machine. Every time I'm logging into Ubuntu I'm getting the GNOME environment. I ...
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How to remove Ubuntu-desktop while keeping Xubuntu-desktop?

Today I had problems with a blank screen after the log-in page of my Xubuntu. This problem was resolved by re-installing xubuntu-desktop through this process: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 All windows permanently losing input focus

My Ubuntu 18.04 laptop had been working perfectly until now. But now I can't remove focus from any window without permanently losing the focus. So (for example) if i open a termainal it gets the ...
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How to show in menu apps of different desktop environments?

I have installed different environment flavours (Unity, Mate, Xfce, KDE...) on my machine. I have set on login to use Xfce. But there are some apps/software in the other environments which I would ...
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How to configure desktop and toolbar menu to be the same to all users

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS. I want to know if I can to set the desktop and toolbar menu to be exactly the same to all the users of the computer. I'm talking about when I start the system with my ...
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“Failed to start session” after upgrade to 18.04

After upgrading to 18.04 from 16.04 I get a login screen which looks complete but typing in my password gives the error failed to start session. I can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to access tty where logging in ...
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GPG error and apt-secure(8) errors. Unsigned keys and no release file

I have followed multiple threads to solve mainly the key errors and the apt-secure(8) error. For the key issue I have downloaded y-ppa manage but to my knowledge all it may have done is reduce the ...
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When mic is on, windowed application frames stutter in Ubuntu 18.04

1 Explaining the problem Playing some games caused frame stuttering once in a few seconds, which was really apparent when playing csgo in windowed mode, and could be avoided by playing in a ...
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What is going to be the future for Lubuntu (LXQt or LXDE)?

I heard that the Lubuntu team is planning to move to LXQt for the default Lubuntu desktop. Is that true? Will it happen on the next point release of 18.04 or on 18.10's (Cosmic Cuttlefish) release? I'...
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Choppy / Unusable Install after download? Also doesn't accept password?

I installed 18.04 Server first, and it never accepted the password I created (even after going into the command line to change it). So I downloaded the ISO for 18.04 Desktop and installed it without ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 display manager only starts xubuntu

I just upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04. I'm running lightdm, gdm3 fails to start. The only desktop manager working is xubuntu. All others (Gnome, gnome on xorg, ubuntu, ubuntu on wayland, lubuntu) ...
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I deleted the Unity desktop enviornment and now when I restarted ubuntu it’s stuck in the loading screen?

I recently installed the cinnamon desktop encironment and i wanted to delete unity but now ubuntu is stuck on the loading screen. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
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Cannot move VirtualBox window

I have a weired sympton with a fresh Windos 10 guest OS under VirtualBox 5.1.28 under Ubutunu-MATE 16.04: I can't move the window at all, when [x] Auto Capture Keyboard is on. Neither dragging the ...
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Unable to get full resolution when upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 server to Ubuntu 18.04 desktop

I have upgraded my machine from Ubuntu 18.04 server to Ubuntu 18.04 desktop edition from terminal. Now I am getting two things: error: no video mode selected Not full resolution for the desktop ...
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Ubuntu exits after selecting option when booting from DVD [duplicate]

I've heard about ubuntu years ago and finally I'm willing to let down windows. I have edited the boot order and made the DVD reader #1, it boots from DVD and gives me the choice to run without ...
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problema al instalar entorno grafico en ubuntu server 16.04 problem when installing graphical environment in ubuntu server 16.04

The problem is that when executing the command "apt-get update" I get the message "temporary failure when resolving ", I need to perform this command to install the graphical environment, or if you ...
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Ubuntu desktop, wildcard nofile not working

I've tried setting the file limit to 32000 on ubuntu desktop for normal users by adding the following lines: * soft nofile 32000 * hard nofile 32000 To: /etc/security/limits.conf But, even after ...
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Purge and reinstall Ubuntu Desktop

Ubuntu is unable to start in graphical mode, because some installed package and dependencies (gdk+ ...). Is it possible to purge it completely and reinstall it ?
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How to change the desktop environment from lxqt to lxde [closed]

I am running Lubuntu 18.04 on my computer. I was curious and accidentally changed the desktop environment from lxde to lxqt in the login screen. I don't have lxqt installed. It shows me a black screen ...
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Why cant i install any desktop environments in the ubuntu server 18.04.1? (unable to locate package kubuntu-desktop)

I tried to look it up on YouTube, i tried sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop, but it just does not work! It says "unable to locate package kubuntu-desktop". And yes, i want to install Kubuntu ...
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Kubuntu: Show programs only on their workspace

When switching workspaces (Virtual Desktops); is there a way to make programs only show up on their belonging workspace? By default all programs are visible on the taskbar, even if the program is on ...