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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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Custom Desktop Environment

Part of a product I plan to launch soon includes having a screen to interface with the product. While I absolutely need a full Ubuntu distribution to run on my PC/backend, to make it look isolated ...
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How to print an image to PDF from the graphical interface?

Right now I'm using GThumb to print images to PDF but am looking for a short-cut. Certainly there are console based utilities to convert files to PDF but I'm looking to do that from the graphical ...
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Can't Remap my graphics tablet buttons

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 freshly installed with secure boot Enabled and NVIDIA Proprietary drivers, So my system is on X11. My Graphics tablet is HUION H640p which is surprisingly is working by default, ...
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Is running a browser as group via sudo dangerous?

Suppose that internet is a group I have created. Is it dangerous to run e.g. Firefox via sudo -g internet firefox? I am 99% sure it's not, but wanted to make sure since I am doing that often and I ...
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How to program GUI for serial Port

I have a microchip and want to communicate via a GUI with it. I have Ubuntu. First step would be just having buttons that send some data via serial port. Because I get tired writing all that commands. ...
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Nautilus: Automatic scroll upwards in case of new file possible?

Years ago I used a mac with OSX and it had one feature which I really miss on Ubuntu. Let's say I had my file manager open, showing the Downloads folder. When I would then switch to the browser and ...
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Make one window overlay all other windows on Kubuntu

I want to overlay a terminal window over all other windows, even when I select another window, like it's always on my screen. I'm on Kubuntu.
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Docker desktop app hangs "Docker Desktop starting..."

I've just installed docker desktop app for Debian. When I run it, the gui starts but it hangs with "Docker Desktop starting..." message. Do you know what to do? I didn't find a command with ...
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GUI application haven't enough permissions to open /opt

I logged to ubuntu (22.04) in with an admin my_user. Made chown to my_user for /opt, checked from folder explorer my_user is able to read/write to /opt. Installed a GUI application (postman) under ...
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How can I change all these settings from my Ubuntu Bash Terminal?

I have Ubuntu 20.04 system. My windowing system is X11. Here is my settings dialog box : I have often noticed that I can't change all the settings from terminal alone. I have to use the mouse many ...
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Is there any wifi scanner GUI app for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop on my Asus Laptop ..is there any app by which i can who is usig my wifi and pinpoint there location on map ????
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Themes websites do not sync with system theme

Themed websites like Youtube, Gmail, Github, Reddit, even Google Chrome settings have a theme, and one option is to match to system theme. I currently have Ubuntu 22.04 (Gnome 42) set to Dark Theme, ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 UI issues: In-app file selector/save prompt, saving files and new window location issues

To start off: none of these were issues on 21.10 or prior. Regardless of what app (for example Firefox (while downloading) or Signal (while uploading)) , the file-selector/save prompt (depending on ...
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How to hide the workspaces from the app picker?

So, basically, I don't want the workspaces to show in the applications menu (app picker?) window. They're already there when I click activities, so I don't need the redundancy. Solutions? I imagine I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 can't boot into GUI

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 18.04 installed which hadn't been used for a few months and when I powered it up it no longer logs in to the ubuntu desktop GUI. It brings me instead to a terminal that ...
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Is it possible to do graphical tasks without a GUI?

My laptop is of limited resources and I want to have the most performance possible. I have noticed by running top that in idle mode 1.3 gigs of ram are consumed. The tasks that I need my laptop are ...
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How to run GUI on ubuntu server and access it from Ununtu or Windows using private key

I have oracle instance with ubuntu as a OS. Now I want to install GUI onto ubuntu and access it from my laptop (Ubuntu or Windows). I know how to install GUI on Ubuntu but how do I access it. When I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 now 21.10 reverts to CLI on it's own

The gui on my laptop shuts down on its own and I'm taken to this screen. This happens when I stop a key binding after pressing ctrl ket only(usually while opening terminal). But today it happened when ...
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GUI appearance in remote desktop

Suddenly, all the applications with GUI on the remote desktop of my server started looking like this: Paraview graphics interface, totally unusable. Can someone please point me to the right setting ...
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How to install Ethernet driver on Ubuntu Server 20.04.4 LTS

I am very new to Linux. I just followed this YouTube video to create my personal nextcloud server. I am stuck very early because the motherboard I am using is Asus B560m (with i5 11500) and Ubuntu ...
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mac <>> ubuntu sharing

I’m testing using Ubuntu as a File Server: Im coming from a macOS Sharing environment. Is there a Utility or App to give multiple Groups of Users folder access with different permissions? I am looking ...
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snap program icon not visible in the taskbar and super

ubuntu 20.04 after an update the brave browser icon is not visible; both in taskbar and super. it is a snap package.
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How to show all windows side by side on icon hover (Like in windows)

I have just started using Ubuntu and wondering if I can show all windows on hover for an application. I have attached the image of how it is now. eg I have 2 Chrome windows open and I have to click on ...
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how to move programs in the taskbar without making them favourites?

by default, when a program in moved up [my taskbar is on the left side of the screen], it becomes favorite program and is pinned on the taskbar. but i want to just move around the programs without ...
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Stuck on terminal instead of GUI in Ubuntu 20.04.4 , on Virtual Machine VMWARE

I've had a big problem and can't resolve it even with Google's help.. I'm stuck on the terminal / shell from Ubuntu; which is on VMWARE Workstation on Windows 10. I would like to get the GUI / ...
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VNC remote access to Ubuntu 20.04 server on Oracle Cloud ARM Instance

Ubuntu noob here. I want to to configure VNC access to ubuntu 20.04 instance on Oracle Cloud. Here's what I tried: apt install gnome-remote-desktop Add ingress rule for TCP 5900 firewall-cmd --zone=...
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How to configure Dark Reader so that ThunderBird panes are dark?

I'm looking to configure Thunderbird so that all three panes are dark, as: However, after downloading and adding the Dark Reader plugin I get only a single pane dark. The list of messages is ...
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I Accidentally Deleted some GUI files! [UBUNTU 20.04]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.4. I accidentally deleted some files (not many) which had cairo in their names, which may be related to the GUI. After that, when I restarted my PC, there were some errors and ...
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How to log into Whatsapp account on Ubuntu remote server

I have to execute a python script on a remote Ubuntu server. The script basically turns on a webbrowser, navigates to Whatsapp webpage, logs in and sends messages to groups. [Edit] The intended code ...
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Can't install gdm3 ubuntu-desktop

Image of the problem: I received this msg while trying to install gdm3 as I had a problem it was removed and I don't know how. It says The following package have unmet dependencies: I dont ...
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Why is the gui/display not loading at boot (Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.13.0-27-generic x86_64) on my home server with zfs?

(Please allow for my lack of Linux knowledge...) When powered up, my home server desktop pc ('boite') loaded Ububtu (20.04.3 LTS) and its pool of 4 zfs NAS drives...however the screen display was ...
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migrating to ubuntu as a developer

I develop applications for Windows users in my office. My coworkers only know Windows and never heard of Linux. I love Linux, I love the control and performance it offers me, and would like to start ...
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Realvnc on Ubuntu 20.04 server 64bit : cannot currently show the desktop

Installed Ubuntu 20.04 64bit version on Raspberry RealVNC show me this message: cannot currently show the desktop Installed desktop manager: ~$ systemctl status display-manager.service ● lightdm....
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digital clock [top bar] font error after disabling unnecessary fonts!

How do I get the clock font back to normal from this? It would be helpful if I could know the font that is used there.
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Ubuntu volume change in percents

Whenever I use combination of FN+F2/F3 it changes the volume, but only for pre selected value, like it always goes up or down for a fixed amount, so it's not very useful. Is there any way to make this ...
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Ubuntu crashes when not logged in (some malfunction of energy saver), no longer ssh connect

Problem: Ubuntu (18, 19, 10, 22, ...) with Gnome GUI crashes if you boot the machine and do not log into the GUI. Precondition: There is a GUI (should not apply to mere server installations) Mostly ...
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booting issue after fresh install (no signal to display)

I recently installed the newest version of ubuntu and the setup worked fine. I then added the basic GUI so I can use it without having to use command prompt. But after restarting the system it boots ...
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Repair Ubuntu after uninstall of libjpeg

I had installed libjpeg9 manually at some point, because it was a dependency of some custom compiled project. I didn't need it anymore and wanted to remove it. I also saw some other libjpeg packages ...
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Password mismatch between the command line and the graphical environment (after error while messing with ansible)

all, I am on an Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. Recently, I have been playing with ansible, and not knowing exactly what was happening, I modified my own system instead of the system I was configuring in the ...
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Font size is too small

I have problem that text size of lots of application are to small as Chrome, VsCode, etc. unlike system font(tweak settings). VsCode As you see file names and setting texts are too small unlike output ...
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How to enable: Switch back to running GUI from TTY in 20.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and an important feature is missing: the option to switch between GUI and TTY. From the GUI I can switch to one of 4 TTY, by Ctrl-Alt-F3 to Ctrl-Alt-F6. I can ...
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Problems with the home directory

All the files that are in the home directory are showing up on my Ubuntu iterface. I created a directory called problems (last directory in the image) to put the directories that are in the home ...
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Why I have this weird GUI in Ubuntu 21.10?

I don't know why, but I have this strange GUI and it doesn't allow me to execute anything like Power Off or even execute the terminal. All the icons are gone. It just allows me execute google chrome, ...
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How do I see vm creation times from the Virtual Machine Manager GUI? h

I simply want to know the date / time for each VM I have created, and the last time they were booted. Seems like an intuitive thing that any sane GUI programmer would have included??? I have 4 vms, ...
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Simulate the same mounting behavior as when connecting a device via GUI, but via bash

When I normally connect a device, it automatically mounts it in /media/$USER/$LABEL and when I unplug it from the GUI, it automatically deletes the $LABEL folder in /media/$USER. Instead when I use ...
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seiscomp installation without waveform progress (StreamMonitor)

I installed Seiscomp 4 package. But unfortunatly the error appears by following command: ~$ slinktool -v -ppp -S GE_APE geofon.gfz-potsdam.de:18000 slinktool version: 4.1b-sc3 error: [geofon.gfz-...
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How to disable or remap ALT key overlay

The (left) alt key brings up an overlay in Ubuntu 20.04. How do I turn this off, or set it to a different key. It's interfering with some functionality in Path of Exile. Nothing in the keyboard ...
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Problem starting up

I'm by any means no dev or a programmer, I'm just trying to set up a Masternode following instructions. Got myself a VPS and followed these instructions to install a GUI. However, when the machine was ...
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Server vs desktop edition for a minecraft server

I appreciate this is at risk of encouraging opinion based answers, but I hope it doesn’t get closed. I have a 12 year old Dell XPS-8300 (64 bit, Intel i5-2400, 3.1GHz; total 12GB DDR3 RAM (1333MHz); ...
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Cannot load GUI and connect to internet in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

My ubuntu virtual system cannot be opened with GUI. I tried to reinstall the ubuntu-desktop but I can't connect the internet. ping 8.8.8.8 gave Network is unreachable to me. I'd like to share more ...
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