Questions tagged [gui]

GUI stands for Graphical User Interface. An Ubuntu Desktop system includes a desktop environment (such as Unity), display manager, and many graphical applications, providing a GUI for many components of the operating system. A GUI is in contrast to a command line interface (CLI)

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Ubuntu 20.04 Admin password flashes briefly when switching users

Thinkpad 530 (2013) Ubuntu 20.04 Admin user + 2 limited users, using the GUI When switching from admin user to one of the other users, the admin password briefly flashes and can easily be read. This ...
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How can I use the 16.04 gui on 20.04 LTS?

As I personally don't like the way 20.04 works (mainly settings and activities) I would like to use the 16.04 gui. Is this possible, and if so how?
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Graphical Login-Screen disappeared after removing XFCE4

I have tried to get rid of XFCE4 as my desktop was becoming really slow , I managed to remove it but now I don't have a graphical interface at the login screen, the issue is not really important since ...
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Running xfce4 as certain user on system startup so a GUI app can run

I have a certain application that requires to be run in a gui session in ubuntu (it has a button and menus etc). What I need to be able to do is write a script (or something) so that every time the ...
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A GUI on my almost-fresh Ubuntu Server 21.04 install?

I installed & set up my Ubuntu Server 21.04 yesterday. Spent the whole day installing packages, configuring everything, and getting everything looking just right. All of a sudden, my SSH lost ...
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python flask stream console output on html page using subprocess

I am a beginner in web programming using Flask in Python. I've built a web page the takes a couple of inputs from the user and clicking a command button on the page leads to another Python module's ...
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Use a search word to retrieve database records and display in Python GUI

[enter image description here] 1 Hello from the other side. A true programmer doesn't run away from challenges but would make every attempt to provide a solution. smiles I'm having a little challenge ...
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OSD delay only when rising ot lowering brightness

My screen just freezes for like a second when I raise or lower the brightness and the gui showing the brightness level pops up a little later. The lag is huge when I make huge changes to my brightness ...
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How to implement on the UI image cropping feature

I recently came across one use case to crop the images through imagemagick library. I am using a hacky way to crop the image using the convert command like this: #left,top ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04LTS with GUI - constantly freezing

I have fresh installed Ubuntu Server LTS. I have installed xorg and ubuntu-desktop (second time). After install gui system is constantly freezing for 10-20 seconds in regular periods of time. There is ...
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Issue with blank screen after login

Restarting my laptop and login after that display show blank purple screen. Can't see anything on the screen Through terminal I have updated also but can't find the solution for it. It has Intel i3 ...
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Searching for free Ubuntu GUI tools for tetsing the website via my PC (localhost)

I need to work on my site locally on my PC as local website development tool. so I have searched with tag of local website development tool and find some results like here, which some of them don't ...
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How to fix: Could not connect to the IPFS API (InterPlanetary File System)?

Just getting started with the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), and looking to serve index.html locally and through the IPFS generally. Running the daemon returns: Initializing daemon... go-ipfs ...
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Is there a gui for snap? How do you check for updates and upgrades?

Is there a GUI frontend for the snap command? I will never remember all those options and don't like to have a tattered printout of the help for reference. Meanwhile, for immediate problems, what ...
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Save As/Upload or any such new window not Opening

This is an extension of my previous question. My Ubuntu just doesn't show a new window when it opens. The screen goes darker but I can't see the new window open up. As requested, I got the log at the ...
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How do I stop Wine?

I downloaded Wine and I started "run wine". I thought it has GUI but as I understood not out of the box. I'm using Ubuntu Studio with KDE Plasma. How can I stop/close it? And also what is ...
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graphical problems after update Ubuntu

I've just updated Ubuntu and restarted my computer. Now my desktop is like this. It has been like this for few days and now I noticed I can't run any video on VLC either. I want to update Ubuntu again ...
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Unable to Save Any New File Created Through GUIs

I have installed the Latest LTS Ubuntu Release - 20.04. I get a peculiar problem. When I use gedit and open a file it becomes possible to save it. However, when I open a new text file through Libre ...
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How to install Oracle plsql and sqlpluse and form builder in ubuntu 20.0.4 LTS

I recently entered the world of Linux and I am now required to do my homework for a library project using the Oracle database and the (form builder) graphical data interface for (formbuilder) and I am ...
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How to change the default folder of 'Files' to “Starred”?

Is it possible to change the default location that 'Files' opens into? Currently, it opens the 'Home' directory, but I would like it to open the 'Starred' directory. Thank you!
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Is it possible to install ubuntu frontend on lubuntu?

I been playing around with lubuntu on VM and I really enjoy how fast it boot up.. so I think this might be a more suitable OS for my 8 years old laptop (lenovo G480)... but the problem is, I really ...
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Lubuntu login screen doesn't show users

Hello i have just bought a cheap vps with ubuntu on it and installed lubuntu for UI with tasksel, now i rebooted and tried to log in but it shows me the login screen asking me to choose my user, but ...
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DPI Scaling Issues since installing i3wm alongside Gnome

I have an issue with the user interface scaling under Gnome 3.38. I am using it only on the internal display of a Dell XPS 15 inch laptop with a 2160p 4K display. Nvidia dGPU with proprietary driver. ...
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Unable to run gnuplot on Ubuntu WSL2 - cannot connect to display

I have installed gnuplot on Ubuntu with sudo apt install gnuplot-x11, then installed vcxsrv on Windows and run it: vcxsrv I would then expect that running gnuplot from bash and typing plot sin(x) ...
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Where is DNS servers config file [closed]

Im using Pop OS and I changed my DNS via settings GUI and clicking apply. I'm wondering if there is a config file for it, so I can change it via cli and maybe it even works in ubuntu server.
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custom Ubuntu 20.04 Minimal installation on Virtualbox with Qtile - unexpected GUI

PREFACE: The reason I am not a Linux expert, I have just started to play with Linux distros and Virtual Box. I would love to build up a custom Ubuntu installation with: Lightdm Qtile Kitty to ...
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GUI for building/running data processing pipelines

I am looking for a GUI helper to build data processing pipelines, including: delete files create directories download URL(s) -- possibly via running external scripts execute external scripts/binaries ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: GUI not starting after fresh install

I have set up a fresh Ubuntu 18.04 installation but can't get the GUI to start. I tried several suggested solutions on the internet but none have worked. I use a Acer A515-44G with a AMD Radeon RX 640 ...
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Unable to move folders in mounted NAS

I have a NAS that I mounted using the GUI. When I create a folder and then try to move it to another folder I get this error message: there was an error moving the file into smb://server/folder/old no ...
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Is It possible to add more “menus” in the top panel in gnome

I wanted to do a project involving the use of a toggle switch that I was hoping would be located on the top menu bar of gnome near were the network icon, time/date dropdown, power, etc and was ...
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How do I remove GNOME desktop compeletely after installing KDE? [duplicate]

I try to use KDE desktop a couple days, I think I like it and I don't wanna go back with GNOME. What will I do to remove it completely? I am using Ubuntu 20.04 by the way Thanks
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Start the gui program as non-root in systemd

Run ps -ef to find that the process number of upstart is 1566. When the parent process id of my gui program is 1566, it can be displayed normally. Now there are several problems that cause my gui ...
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Ubuntu server with GUI starting at console

I installed an ubuntu server 20.10 on a raspberry PI 4. Fine so far. Then I installed Xorg. (sudo apt install xorg) After I reboot, the system starts at GUI (I belive GNOME, but I may be wrong). I ...
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GTK 3 How to enter file location manually in open/save dialog permanently

In GTK 3 based applications like Sublime or Firefox I have to press Ctrl+L in Open/Save dialog windows each time, to be able enter path manualy. How do I store this settings permanenlty, to not press ...
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Can't start gvim from command line

I've been trying to get gvim to work on Ubuntu 20.04 with no luck. Initially I had issues with libQt5Core but finally resolved that by adding the path to the lib to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Now I'm getting ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 UI very slow after some time of inactivity

I updated an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 20.04.2 LTS on a 27" Mac some time ago now. Basically all works fine so far. But when I do not touch the system for some time (> 10 to 15 minutes), it is ...
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How to disable SSL of the embedded gui of Juju installed with Snap

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Juju 2.8.9-focal-amd64 is installed with snap install juju. Using the information provided by juju gui, I can access the dashboard with browser. How can I disable the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 graphical interface doesn't starting automaticaly

In my device graphical interface doesn't starting automaticaly in ubuntu 20.04. I can access gui when i press ctrl+alt+f2. There is also problem that, the automatic login message comes and need to ...
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using pkexec makes slow to open new instance of the same gui application

I am working on a project where I need pkexec for the privilege elevation. The below is the get_privilege function is use to run the app with root permissions. # function get_privilege if os.getuid()==...
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Why are all button and menu icons gone?

Using Ubuntu 20.04 I found that - opposed to some other distributions - none of the menu icons or buttons icons are shown. Is this another "tweak" of the Gnome team? There has been a ...
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How to disable GUI in Ubuntu with exceptions

I am working on a Raspberry pi based system which requires me to use only a web browser through a touch screen. I want to run everything as a startup script and disable all other GUI elements except ...
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Moving the menu bar to top bar ubuntu 20.10

Is it possible to move the menu bar up in Ubuntu 20.10 to save useful space on the screen and make the application look much better? For example: I tried this solution, but nothing happens when I run ...
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checkbox bug - any help?

After a fresh install, I installed some gtk3 themes and change the icon settings, resulting this checkbox bug. Is there a way to solve this?
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How to unhide items in psensor?

I installed psensor and in the gui I right clicked on a sensor and then clicked hide. That sensor disappeared from the gui and I don't know how to get it back. Any insight on how to "unhide" ...
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Ubuntu (18.04,20.04,20.10) lockscreen and desktop gnome GUI gliching

I was trying to upgrade ubuntu 19.04 to 20.04 or 20.10 with the "erase ubuntu and reinstall" option on the live CD. My Pc does not have a graphics card. (Asus"M2N68-AM Plus"...
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Manual GUI start causes "tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified

I recently set up Ubuntu to boot without loading the GUI, and I could load the GUI by running a command. I did that by following https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-disable-enable-gui-on-boot-in-ubuntu-20-...
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Ubuntu 20.04 GUI on HP DL380 G7 crash on login

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04 server on an HP DL380 G7. After installing the GUI (ubuntu-desktop) and reboot, I get a very sluggish login screen which crashes (presents with a white screen ...
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Ubuntu-desktop not running on boot

I am sorry that the info will be vague at the start. But I don't know what to give, so sorry for that. I started my laptop and now it is not booting into the GUI. I can do Ctrl+Alt+F2, the terminal ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 DT GUI incorrectly loading to VirtualBox instead of Ubuntu Server

I've installed Ubuntu Server to VirtualBox and initially operates fine at the command level. Host OS is Ubuntu DT 20.04 LTS. Inexplicably, VirtualBox is now launching what appears to be the DT GUI ...
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Access cryptkeeper files in 20.14?

I just updated to 20.04. I have some files encrypted with cryptkeeper on another drive. I see its not supported anymore. How can I access the files. Are there any GUI programs I can use?

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