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Questions about creating, handling and using dialog windows (aka dialogues)

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How to display a program output through a “dialog” window

How can I reroute a program's output to a dialog window instead of stdout or stderr using bash? I don't want to capture that output to a variable by using variable=$(appname) and display it afterwards ...
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Python: how to create a message box that works on any DE

I am writing an application in Python that works mostly in background, but needs to display some message boxes to the user from time to time. I have the following two requirements regarding these ...
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Ubuntu-Mate 20.04 removes dialog title bar close button

I updated Ubuntu-Mate 18.04 to 20.04 and all of my LibreOffice dialogs lost their title bar close button. This is a Mate thing. Gnome desktop continues to show the close button. A discussion from ...
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Unable to reach the bottom of a dialog window

I'm unable to reach the bottom of this window. I can't resize/reshape it unlike other windows. It's a part of the software Cytoscape used for studying protein networks/interactions. I'm new to linux, ...
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How to “forced” maximize a window?

For some windows such as modal dialogs which is too small for long texts to display properly, "Maximize window"/"Super+Up" doesn't work but "Maximize window horizontally" ...
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How can I use following password-prompting dialog from shell? (GNOME)

How can I trigger above dialog from a shell script which needs to prompt for a password? I already encountered and use zenity for that purpose, though I like the former more for aesthetic reasons (...
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Xubuntu 16.04: Deactivate suggestions/auto-complete in save file dialog

When saving files, especially from the browser, I keep encountering the following problem: Often the file name contain a prefix that I want to remove. To do this, I switch to the beginning of the file ...
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can't find /run/user/65534 in /etc/fstab

I have a version of xenial running on a VM (due to compatibility reasons) and whenever I boot it up, I get an error dialog that reads: Error mount: can't find /run/user/65534 in /etc/fstab and I was ...
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Help, bad dialog for “dir selection”, huge icon shown

I’m using ubuntu 20.04 upgraded from 18.04, after the upgrade, many of my applications have some problem on “open and select dir” from the menu, take Rhythmbox as an example: preferences -> music, ...
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How to list partition in a dialog menu?

Is there any way to allow the user to select a partition from dialog’s menu (--menu) selection feature? If so, how do you do it? Of course, this does not work: dialog --menu "Select a partition" 0 0 ...
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Dialog box program, the blue font found after tenth option, “Is there a shortcut key or keybindings to those options?”

I used dialog to create a menu that logs time with time warrior commands. My question is about the dialog script, first time I used it, here is what my script looks like. My question is there ...
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Bash dialog command — why don't bottom and right borders respect dialogrc colors?

I'm trying to format my dialog boxes using DIALOGRC; I have most of it working fine, however the dialog windows seem to have an issue with their border where the bottom and right borders don't respect ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and cifs/smb shares missing in file>open dialog boxes

I've been using ubuntu since 8.04 but have only recently been working with 18.04. I usually stay one LTS behind. I installed handbrake and gigolo. I have bookmarks in my file browser sidebar and can ...
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Bash function used with command and additional parameter

I would like to change my repetitive lines into small function and get rid of unnecessary code. It can be fuction with dialog command which will have the same parameters, but --msgbox will be always ...
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Unity power dialog for Gnome

Hı all. How do ı get the power dıalog from unıty ın gnome? It makes thıngs so much better wıth a touchscreen. I thınk ı saw solus/budgıe do somethıng alıke, so ı take ıt ıs possıble
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Who (which code) is responsible how open file dialogues appear in Ubuntu applications

Some applications (e.g. GIMP) seem to order directories first in their the File>Open, File>Save or any other file related dialogue. Some other applications (e.g. LibreOffice) don't sort directories ...
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Search txt in file - dialog in bash

I enter txt INFO / ERROR etc. And the results are empty. Paths to files, permissions everything is ok Manually releasing bash works Please help.. FILESRV1="/data/log/server.log" OUTPUT="/home/user/...
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Linux dialog has a weird behavior with keypad “special characters” (/, *, -, +)

I have a specific problem that has been keeping me busy for a few weeks now. I use a python script that uses pythondialog (a dialog command wrapper for python) to request a config to the user. A bug ...
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Brief freeze in Gnome dialogs in 19.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 19.04, I have noticed a visible freeze of a couple of seconds whenever I click a button of a Gnome dialog window. One case when it appears is the screen unlock window, but ...
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Control the available locations in save-as dialog

We've created a basic Ubuntu image and the save-as dialog has, in addition to the default (Home, Desktop etc) locations, an additional location which is related to our code and shouldn't be there. See ...
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How can a theme or preference avoid graying-out a background window when a non-model dialog is open?

When I click CTRL+F to find a string in Eclipse Oxygen.2 (4.7.2), the code in the background gets grayed out. I asked on StackOverflow and learned that this is most likely an Ubuntu feature. As I ...
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How can I integrate private icons into the system's icon selector (Kubuntu)?

I've got loads of private icons (*.png, *.svg, *.ico) which I'm using for my diverse special topic folders on my local systems (Windows & Ubuntu) and so I need to store them in its own tree (with ...
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Problem while saving a pdf file from a browser using Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

This newly appeared in Ubuntu 18.04 and was not seen in previous versions. First when we save a pdf from a browser (firefox and chromium), a dialogue box pops up asking us to enter the file name and/...
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How to customize the length of text field in dialog box?

When I want to save a file from a website and choose "Save As" in whichever browser I'm using, a dialog box pops up, allowing me to choose the place and name under which to save the file. The text ...
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Ceate a yes/no dialog box to verify user entries

I am writing a bash script that prompts for for several user entries prior to the start of the script. I am looking for the best way to use dialog to have the users verify the information. I am trying ...
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How to handle multiple parameters from a user's selection in a checklist menu? [duplicate]

I'm creating script that runs commands based on information from a checklist dialog: dialog --checklist "Choose what you want to install:" 0 0 0 1 mysql on 2 java on 3 git off 2> tempfile I ...
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As a Xubuntu user, where can I find GTK3 FileChooserDialog shortcut key documentation?

Ever since browsers on Xubuntu started using GTK3 instead of GTK2, and when saving a file, I feel myself pretty lost in the FileChooserDialog. By roaming the web, I found a few solutions to things ...
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Navigate to parent folder with Backspace key in open file dialog

I have two laptops with Ubuntu 18.04: a MacBook Pro and a Xiaomi Mi Air. In the Xiaomi I can navigate to parent folder with Backspace key in Open File dialogs. In Macbook I can't and I have to use ...
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Open file dialog showing white squares instead of text after upgrading LTS from 16.04 to 18.04

Problem: when opening Atom IDE "Open File" or "Open Folder" dialog the names of files and folders is not encoded properly and only white squares are shown. Description: This has happened right after ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) “pie thing” file transfer/copy

i have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on multiple systems, and noticed that when transferring files, copying, and extracting .tar files, it all goes to the "pie thing" in the top right corner of the ...
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Moving dialog boxes shrinks window [duplicate]

I've noticed in Ubuntu 17.10 that moving dialog boxes from some (any?) applications (such as "save as" or "open") also shrinks the window from the main application. This is a bit annoying especially ...
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How can I make my script do something other than exit if a string doesn't match?

I need help with a loop in my Bash script. #!/bin/bash trap "" INT TSTP PASS=10 for i in $(seq 1 100); do sleep 0.02 ; echo $i; done | whiptail --title "Login Screen" --gauge "Starting..." 6 ...
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KDE Plasma KDialog Issue

OS was originally Ubuntu Mate 16.04 but I installed KDE plasma 5.8.8. Im having an issue in the Open Files window where all items appear to be selected and possibly the selection text color and ...
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How do I move child windows without moving or minimizing parent in GNOME 3?

I have Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME 3. What happens: I have (for example) LibreOffice Calc open, with some data columns in it. I highlight the columns I want to chart, then I select INSERT > CHART. The ...
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Path bar missing in file dialog after running software updater for Ubuntu 17.04

After running software updater, the path bar in the file dialog (for example the one you get when choosing Open File in in Google Chrome or Firefox) is missing. This is frustrating since it's no ...
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Search function in “Open files” dialog has gone missing in any browser

When I, for instance, want to upload an e-mail attachment in a browser, I click "attach" and then a file dialog opens, which is the same in bot Chrome and Firefox, and probably any browser in Ubuntu. ...
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get back recent locations option in nautilus save as dialog

I'm currently using Ubuntu 17.04 and I realized that the "recent locations" options is no longer available in the "save as" dialog, neither in nautilus. I'm using the nautilus version 3.20.4 that ...
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How to change the fileupload dialog files view?

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I noticed that, when I'm using the browser and want to upload a file, I see something like this: I wanted to know if I could change the view of these files, instead of a list-...
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Bash Dialog Menu Leaves Menu

So, I have a dialog menu (code below), and it works pretty well. What I am finding though, #1 it leaves the dialog box once an item is selected, #2 never goes back to the dialog once an item is ...
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Okular file chooser dialog is tiny!

Recently the file selecter dialog in Okular has become tiny and very difficult to use (see below). Other KDE applications such as KSnapshot and KTorrent are unaffected. How can I fix this?
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Simple GUI for various bash command

I am trying to create a very simple bash script with a GUI. I want it to bring up a dialog where the user can use the arrow keys to select a function, it will complete it and then return to the menu. ...
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Save & Open Dialog - file order is now alphabetical, don't know why (edited)

Something shifted and I don't know how to shift it back. In any program, when I open a save dialog or open dialog, the contents of the directory are listed alphabetically instead of the default...[...
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After installing from source wicd asks for password on boot?

I decided that I wanted to try playing around with wicd, so I grabbed wicd-1.7.4 from launchpad, uninstalled the version I had installed with apt-get, and installed from source. When trying to do the ...
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yad progress bar with terminal output

I'm trying to develop an application in bash which can display the terminal logs progress on the yad (Yet Another Dialog) dialog. You can consider it just like windows installation, where it displays ...
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Why is Opera doing this with the dialog boxes?

Opera is doing this: I can't read what it says and it's really annoying. Chrome doesn't do that. I have to tilt my screen back to read it. Hopefully it's a quick and easy fix. I'm on Kubuntu 16.04 ...
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Change default button state from Cancel to OK

In all of the dialogs I need to click OK or change it with keyboard (right, Enter). Can this be changed for the default confirmation to be set to OK and not to Cancel?
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Text from dialog box can't be selected and copied

Text from dialog box can't be selected and copied. in the question: How can I copy text from dialog boxes and menus? I find a suggestion to make a screenshot and read the result with an OCR. The above ...
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Window switcher does not include dialogs

I noticed that the Unity 7 window switcher does not include some windows, more specifically dialogs like the Nautilus file transfer window. Is this intended behavior? I found out a piece of software ...
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Wine Configuration dialog box way too small for Wine version 1.8.3

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The Wine Configuration dialog box for Wine version 1.8.3 is way too small to see the fonts inside the box. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Wine 1.8.3 a couple of times now ...
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Can I add “reboot” as a option to shutdown dialog?

When I Ctrl+Alt+Delete on Ubuntu I get this dialog. Reboot is not an option. How can I add it?