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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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Deleted DE and I have no internet

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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18.04 new install

Had my 16.04 upgraded to 18.04.1 recently & got a complete new desktop. It was on an old Pentium 2 duo. I have now got a Intel I7 & doing a new install of 16.04 then upgrading to 18.04, all ...
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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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Decrease the size of the Desktop Icons Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Desktop of Ubuntu 16.04: Desktop of ubuntu 18.04: The first picture shows Ubuntu 16.04 and you can see the size of the icons. The second picture shows Ubuntu 18.04 - the size of the icons knocks me ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 desktop has no icons and is not responding

After I login to the Ubuntu 18.04 desktop (with gnome), only the background and the cursor can move. The launcher and desktop icons have gone. If I press shortcut "Ctrl + Alt + T", no reaction. In a ...
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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 ...
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GNOME Flashback on Ubuntu Server

Can you install the GNOME Flashback desktop environment on Ubuntu Server 18.04 and beyond?
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Looping login after foolish compiz setting tweaks

After messing around with compiz and ignoring a perfectly good warning that told me this could make my desktop unusable... I am unable to login to Ubuntu (on my work lappy...yay), it simply loops back ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Turned off Sync to Vblank and get blank screen after login

Thanks for reading this. I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and I noticed the animations were very choppy. The first thing that popped up on google was this tutorial which told me to try using compiz to ...
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How to disable right click on desktop?

I'm running ubuntu 16.04 and I want to disable the menu that appears when you right-click on your desktop. Actually, I know I can run the command line "xmodmap" to "disable" the right click of the ...
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ubuntu 18 save session not working

I am using ubuntu 18, and need to be able to shutdown the pc, and keep the apps working for the next time I start the pc. I've tried to allow hibernation and set up the shutdown button to hibernate, ...
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How to reset Ubuntu 18.04 to default theme? [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 16.04 earlier with gnome environment and apple look alike theme with the help the help of tweak tool . Now I have upgraded to 18.04 . But I am experiencing problems with the apple theme, ...
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XFCE desktop and work-space settings suddenly revert

My OS is Ubuntu 16.04LTS and I use XFCE as my desktop environment. I had tweaked a few settings to suite my experience. I was working on a java project using intelliJ-Idea and I wanted to open a ...
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knotes and Virtual Desktops

Currently a particular note created by knotes stays on their virtual mother desktop in KDE. Is it possible for them to be available on all other desktops as well?
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lightdm and deepin desktop login issues

I thought I'd give Deepin Desktop a go, so I went through the setup instructions given here deepin setup The desktop is nice, but I now cannot select a different desktop from the lightdm drop-down ...
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How do I install Cinnamon desktop environment on Ubuntu 17.10?

I've used three terminal commands to install Cinnamon desktop environment on Ubuntu. It ran the first time I logged in, but froze. I logged out, but there is no option to go back to Cinnamon. I tried ...
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What's the difference between installing Kubuntu and installing Gnome, versus installing Ubuntu and then installing KDE also?

I was curious about this and found this question here: What is the difference between installing Kubuntu and Gnome with the Plasma Desktop But I don't have enough rep to ask a further clarifying ...
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Is there a GUI app for managing Desktop Environments?

newbie here. UX Designer learning to code. I did a search for this but couldn't find an answer so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. I've been trying out a couple of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 iso without desktop environment [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone knows any link to an iso of 18.04 Desktop (not server) without a desktop environment. Sure i could install ubuntu and uninstall the desktop environment, but that would be too ...
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How do I set the default desktop environment on 18.04 (Bionic)?

I've installed Gnome Flashback and can select it on the log in screen: Unfortunately, every time I restart I'm automatically logged into the original "Ubuntu" (Gnome 3) environment again. The ...
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How to hide Kubuntu apps from the Ubuntu desktop environment and the opposite?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and when I heard about KDE plasma 5.13 I decided to try it, and be able to use both DEs. However, I found my Ubuntu dock cluttered with KDE apps like Dolphin and Okular... ...
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Make Ubuntu 18.04 lighter?

I have a Intel Celeron 2ghz dual core laptop, which is exactly the recommended specifications for Ubuntu, but it is a bit sluggish with the default desktop environment(gnome?). So I am looking to make ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 18.04 in default Ubuntu enviroment

I have a HP-notebook with Dual booted Windows, and I'm experiencing this problem from quiet a few days, after I type in my password at the login screen, Ubuntu gets stuck at a pink screen with only my ...