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

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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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Keyboard's FN keys and switch video mode dialog

The problem is simple but I don't know how to resolve this, when I press FN + F6 to turn off my laptop's display the display turn off correctly but Linux also show the dialog for switch video mode, (...
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Theming gtk3 dialogs

I am playing with theming Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.10 and have not been able to discover how (or if it is possible) to change the background colors for specific dialogs and their buttons generated by gtk3 ...
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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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Studio KDE 20.10 - Dialogs / Windows Appearing of Screen

Operating System: Ubuntu Studio 20.10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.19.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.74.0 Qt Version: 5.14.2 Kernel Version: 5.8.0-59-lowlatency OS Type: 64-bit Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-...
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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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Why are different print dialogs shown with different options enabled?

I am having a frustrating time with different options shown in the print dialog. This limits my ability to select the right paper type/print quality and scaling in one case and not in the other even ...
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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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bash - dialog command - "select all" button

The link below: https://serverfault.com/questions/144939/multi-select-menu-in-bash-script It correctly shows how to create a menu using the "dialog" command but does not show how to create ...
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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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Resize dialog box window aspect ratio

I have a dialog box that looks like this Dialog Box How do I increase the width of this box while reducing the height the clear the blank space. I tried fiddling around these in .dialogrc file without ...
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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 "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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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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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 ...