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

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Keepass2 popup dialog box options blank

Been away being an npc on windows for years, decided to come back to linux but I'm very rusty. Trying to get keepass2 up and running properly and I'm running into an issue where the dialog boxes pop ...
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Left panel (sidebar / tree view) missing in open file dialog

On my Ubuntu 22.04 in "open file" dialogs somehow the left panel for the tree view of the system is missing and I cannot get it back. The problem exists for all dialogs of all programs (...
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In 22.04.03 LTS, Save & Open Dialog Reverts to Alphabetical Order When Doing a Text Search, Also Overrides Directory-First Order

In 22.04.03 LTS, Save & Open Dialog Reverts to Alphabetical Order When Doing a Text Search I have noticed a major quality-of-life issue with the upgrade to 22, which is making it much more time-...
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display a dialog box before shutting down

When you shut down you get the "Are you sure..." dialog. Occasionally I want to send myself a reminder e.g. to run an overnight job instead of shutting down. Then I'd need to display ...
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In 22.04.03 LTS, When Opening "Save As..." or "Open..." Dialogs from Browsers, Focus Remains in Original Window, Preventing Keyboard Navigation

In previous version of Ubuntu, I was able to use keyboard navigation when saving files in a "Save as...", and similarly when opening files. However, as of the update to 22.04, whenever I ...
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How to enable a preview in the "Open File - Portal" on Ubuntu Studio 22.04

The previews in Dolphin are working very well, but if I try to open a file from within an application, the "Open File" dialog is missing any previews. As example: If I try to find a specific ...
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paste doesn't work on save file dialog name input

I'm using ubuntu 22.04.3 and when I try to paste text in the save file dialog name input sometimes it doesn't work. I noticed it while using libre office, but it is set to use system dialogs, not its ...
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How to fix Ubuntu out of focus (dialog) windows for VSCode, (Chrome based) browsers, and Typora app and other apps?

Apps like Visual Studio Code and Typora have the open and save dialog windows opened behind the programs. And in the Brave and Chrome browsers I use the save as dialog window is out off focus, so I ...
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How to show "live" progress of ffmpeg process with zenity (or yad, or kdialog)?

I have a script to cut/trim media files - initial details here and here; after some more recent adjustments adjustments it looks like this: #!/bin/bash INPUT=$1 eval $(yad --width=400 --form --field=...
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How to change size of replace dialog box of pluma text editor

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 Mate LTS (and I know there is a newer version). The size of the replace dialog of the Pluma (v. 1.24.0) editor seems to be fixed. I'd like to enlarge it so that I can see ...
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How to print border around mutliple pages per sheet with the Ubuntu system print dialog

The Ubuntu system print dialog has a provision for printing multiple pages per sheet, but it doesn't have an option to draw a border around the pages. This seems to be the case for most printer ...
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Issues with xdg-desktop-portal-gnome (file save dialog) using Firefox (103-111) (snap and apt) and Ubuntu 22.04

I've been having some mildly infuriating issues with saving files in firefox versions 103-111. I've tried installing firefox via both apt and snap and the problem seems to persist with both: Issue #1:...
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When moving a file explorer opened from an application, it always moves and covers the application that opened it

When moving a file explorer opened from an application, it always moves and covers the application that opened it when I move it. This is really annoying since sometimes I want to open an html ...
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Open / Save file dialog windows changed after upgrade 20.04->22.04 and they are broken, how to fix?

These are the 2 biggest problems with the new Open and Save file dialog windows: Open files: The 20.04 version of this dialog always showed a preview of image files on the right side when I clicked ...
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Doubled first keypress in Activities "Type to search" box

I am running Ubuntu 22.04.1 (upgraded from 20.04) on an older Acer Predator G3260 with a guest version of 22.10 installed in VirtualBox. In the last few days something strange has stated to occur. On ...
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How to disable Save-As Dialog dropdown menu?

When I go to save stuff, a dropdown appears that I want to disable. I never use the dropdown and it gets in the way of functional use by requiring additional clicks to get rid of it. How can I disable ...
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The Save As dialog does not let me type a file name. How can I fix that?

In some programs like Firefox (Snap), if I trigger Save as... a dialog opens. If I try to modify the file name, I can move the caret with the cursor keys but as soon as I press any key to enter text, ...
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Firefox 102.0.1 will NOT open system dialog when clicking the browse/upload button

I'm having a problem with my Firefox 102.0.1 in a relatively fresh Ubuntu 22.04 installation. I cannot get ANY system dialog to open when I try to save a page going to File | Save and/or <CTRL+S>...
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Show hidden folder in save dialog

I would like to extract some .ttf files into my ~/.local/share/fonts folder directly from the save dialog. However, the hidden files are not shown in the dialog. Is there a way to manually enter a ...
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How can the Firefox file-save dialog be set to use the Enter key to save in GNOME Shell 42.2?

In my work I must save hundreds of images using Firefox each day. I require the use of the keyboard for this. The usual task is to right-click an image in a web page, select "v" for "...
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22.04; Open file dialogue opens in the wrong monitor 50% of the time, in fact it alternates, correct monitor, wrong monitor, rinse and repeat

Essentially I've only observed this when writing a product review on Amazon. I click to add a photo and a file dialogue opens, if it opens on the primary monitor, the next time I click to add a file ...
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ubuntu 20.04LTS started to display an alert that I can click on instead of file dialog, how to re-enable displaying file requesters on screen?

My desktop is running ubuntu 20.04LTS It recently mysteriously started to popup a little alert window at the top informing me that a dialog is ready instead of just popping up the dialog. If I don't ...
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Ubuntu 22.04, save dialog is maximized and not active

After Ubuntu 22.04 installation, just little problem with save dialog. Example, in case of save file in web browser (chrome), save dialog is maximized and not active, so I must click on it and then ...
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How to make Firefox Print Dialog work again after Ubuntu/Firefox upgrade?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 21.10. After this upgrade I have now Firefox version 96.0.3 (64-bit). When I want to print something from within Firefox I press CTRL-P and this brings up, as expected, ...
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Which Linux Distros or Desktop Environments deals with unresponsive apps best? [closed]

For a person who needs stable and easy Linux GUI desktop experience, which "Linux Distros"/"Desktop Environments" has the feature to ask user through GUI to close an application if ...
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On 18,04 upgrade to 20.04: "Do you want to Start" Dialog too high, buttons not visible

Running Xubuntu Xfce 4.12 My laptop screen is 7.5 inches high inside bezel. The dialog box is too tall and doesn't show "cancel" and "ok" buttons. The window "resize" ...
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How invoke print dialog from command line?

I'm using xfce4 on Ubuntu. Blasted if I can't see what command will send a file to the printer via a print dialog. Please help.
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How can I make text in dialog windows selectable (for copying)?

Well, I mean more all windows rather than just dialog windows, but I can't think of a better term to start pointing in the direction of what I mean. To be more concrete: kdialog --title '...
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I want my network connections immutable, instead of getting "System policy prevents control of network connections" dialog

I have a Kubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS server. Every time anyone remotely logs in with via xrdp, they are always shown a dialog System policy prevents control of network connections and they are asked to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Cannot print double sided from evince any more

[EDIT] So it works with the below Libre Office printer dialog, while it is not working with the standard printing dialogue from Ubuntu. Does anyone know about this behavior? I have a Canon Pixma mx920 ...
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Problem with xfce terminal during dialogs in command line installs

I am using terminal in Ubuntu Studio 20.4.2. During installs with apt in the terminal, if there is a dialog that requires a keyboard or mouse response, the response is not recognized and the apt ...
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bash dialog select multiple options at once

I have Option 6 which depends on Option 5: If Option 6 is selected, Option 5 is also automatically selected. Option 5 can be selected independently of Option 6. If Option 5 is deselected, Option 6 ...
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Secondary app dialogs or most of tooltps always pop up on secondary monitor. Is there a way to force them to primary?

The first thing I need to mention is: this is Pop OS, but based on Ubuntu 20.04, so maybe someone could help here. Basically, it's like on the attached image, with almost every secondary app window, ...
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How to Use KDE / Plasma Dialogs in Thunderbird

While getting Firefox to use KDE / Plasma dialogs was not straightforward, following this link and rebooting my machine got it working. Thunderbird seems to be another kind of animal, though. Copying ...
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Cannot close unresponsive Minimize Unmaximize... dialog

The dialog is open and always on top of every window, as in the top right corner of the screenshot The dialog does not respond to clicking - any click either does nothing or triggers a button behind ...
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UDEV tty Rules with dialog msgbox

I'm trying to run a script that open dialog --msgbox when a USB device is connected #!/usr/bin/bash /usr/bin/date >> /tmp/udev.log /usr/bin/dialog --title "Hello" --msgbox 'Hello world!...
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Cancel zenity button usage

so a pretty straight forward question , on zenity theres is 2 buttons on each page , ok and cancel . with my script i manage to assign the zenity code to a variable where i can pick a date for my ...
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Renaming buttons in dialog

I'm using bash and dialog to create curses menu. For example dialog --menu "Choose Next or Back" 15 50 4 Blah "blah" this has OK and Cancel buttons. Is there a way to rename 'OK' ...
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Zenity Calendar Input

So i am trying to do a Calendar which can be used as a notepad for each day, like a reminder. I was wondering if there is a way that when the user click on a date , the program open an --entry text ...
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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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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 disable shutdown confirmation on Ubuntu 20.04?

How to disable the shutdown confirmation dialogues on Ubuntu 20.04?
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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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