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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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Is it possible to set different browsers to open links based on the application that opens them?

I use several chat/IM application on my work laptop, and would like to link-clicks from one chat application or from link-clicks in the terminal to open in Chromium, and from the other chat ...
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Running java GUI program without really having a display

Recently I approached a problem when I need to run a .jar program on ubuntu server. Server doesn't have a display. When I execute the program I get "No X11 DISPLAY variable was set, but this program ...
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Which tools are used for graphically applying roaming profile in Windows server to Ubuntu 16.04 clients?

Are there any possibilities for applying roaming profile and group policies in Windows Server 2012 to Ubuntu 16.04 clients graphically?
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Way to get elementaryOS's picture-in-picture on Ubuntu [duplicate]

With version 5, elementaryOS introduced a picture-in-picture feature, allowing one to select any screen area and confine it to a floating rectangle above other windows. (Demoed here) Is it possible ...
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Switching keyboard layout?

How to set switch keyboard layout by "Grave Accent" in Ubuntu 18.04 and not delay 2-3 seconds? and anyone know software which can uninstall any programs in my device because some software don't see in ...
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Open Windows in Previous Location

I have Ubuntu 18.04, and this might seem like a pretty trivial question. But I want the window for Thunderbird to open here, and Firefox to open there. BionicBeaver has its own ideas about where they ...
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Ubuntu 18 user interface issues [closed]

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, and there are some user interface issues that I find very annoying. Much of it can be summed up by: My desktop computer is not a cell phone. More specifically, how ...
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Ubuntu suddenly breaking on 2 computers in the same day

So yesterday I was using my normal PC (running 18.04), I had some Wine problems related to Python3 so I was reinstalling (sudo apt purge python3 then sudo apt install python 3) then Firefox got ...
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Ubuntu, how to start a program without using the terminal

on Ubuntu 16.04 I installed "searchmonkey" using the command line. I'd rather avoid the command line. How can I start programs from the Ubuntu GUI?
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how to install modem manager GUI in 18.04 LTS?

im found error in here $ sudo apt-get install modem-manager-gui E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. what this ?
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Have Ubuntu Desktop on EC2 with the same GUI as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a PC

I am new to Ubuntu and not very much familiar with all the details. I followed the instructions here to create a GUI for an EC2 instance: https://medium.com/@s.on/running-ubuntu-desktop-gui-aws-ec2-...
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How to use GUI In Ubuntu 16.04 Server

I have installed GNOME GUI in my Ubuntu server (Digital Ocean). Now I need to access the GUI. I use putty to connect but Putty Is only used as a terminal (SSH) there are no GUI options on it. so I ...
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How to get the list of all application installed which has GUI?

I want a list of all installed application which have a GUI. To be clear, At least all the applications that are listed in Show Applications. I tried several commands like apt list --installed, dpkg -...
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A Weird GUI Problem With GNOME Programs

My Ubuntu OS' version is 18.04.1 LTS. When I start gedit, this is the result gedit screenshot: Same problem arises with GNOME Calculator: I think some things wrong with GNOME programs. I wish to ...
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How to access or connect a desktop GUI on a remote Ubuntu 18 server?

I have a VPS running with Ubuntu 18.10 Server. I want to install a desktop GUI there, but I can't use or access the desktop environment on the actual physical machine (obviously, since it's just a VPS,...
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Unable to connect to VPS GUI

I set new VPS Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS 64bit But i am unable to connect to gui. First i tried $ sudo tasksel install ubuntu-desktop $ startx $ sudo service gdm3 start unable to connect via ...
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The UI text boxes that contain text are too small

I have an HiDPI screen and am running Ubuntu 18.04. I've noticed that in multiple applications, certain UI boxes that contain text are too small for the text they contain. For instance in Dolphin: ...
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Ubuntu Studio GUI problems

I start up my computer and I see a different page where I have to put in my name as a user, so I did but I get only the firefox page. All my menu-buttons for my different programes are gone even the ...
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How to clear history in Gedit? (Ubuntu 18.04)

I was just wondering how to clear the recently opened documents history on Gedit? I've looked but can't find anything on it. Thanks in Advanced!
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How to get rid of green checkmarks on my files?

At some point, I used a Google Drive sync application called overGrive. I think it pooped all these green checkmarks all over my files. There is no option in the program that interacts with the ...
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How to change the position of save and cancel buttons (for example, when you download a file from web)?

This question is the same as Move GNOME file dialog buttons. However,the answer given there didn't work for me. The answer was gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings overrides "{'...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS freezes after login screen

I'm new to using Ubuntu [dual boot with windows 7] and after login my Ubuntu keeps freezing at the purple screen. It does not happen every single login and sometimes it works fine just after a full ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 GUI Issue [duplicate]

Please suggest me fixes for how can I hide the botton bar and merge it into side one? I want both left and bottom bars into one single unit and make it appear at bottom. Dash to Dock is not working ...
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How to check which desktop GUI environment is installed on my Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

I have an AWS Ubuntu machine. I want to find out which desktop GUI environment is installed and running on my Ubuntu machine. Every time I'm logging into Ubuntu I'm getting the GNOME environment. I ...
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Issues launching Nano from GUI

While I can run nano from command line quite normally, and set it as the default text editor using: sudo update-alternatives --config editor I cannot seem to set it as the default GUI launched text ...
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Disable “Organize Desktop by Name”?

When you right-click on the desktop you get some options including "Organize Desktop by Name". I read on another post that the options cannot be changed. However, I have messed up my desktop a couple ...
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Getting error Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: when trying to SSH to my server

Bit of ubuntu noob but I'm trying to run a code off github on a server remotely using SSH, and the code stops at this Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: How to solve this error? I don't think I can ...
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Differences using the slash in the server terminal or server terminal with GUI

I have installed the 18.04 LTS server version. I did different commands like: tar -xzf xxxx.tar.gz xxxx/ (without GUI) hadfs dfs -put input /input (with GUI) I did other commands which work with ...
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How to resolve slow and bumpy performance on screen in Ubuntu 18.04?

When I use the touchpad of my laptop the mouse pointer on screen reacts with annoying delay and bumpy. Also when typing text, the letters appear on screen with delay. In earlier Ubuntu releases I did ...
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How to remove Ubuntu-desktop while keeping Xubuntu-desktop?

Today I had problems with a blank screen after the log-in page of my Xubuntu. This problem was resolved by re-installing xubuntu-desktop through this process: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I start an another GUI from virtual console in Ubuntu 18.04?

After switching with Ctrl+Alt+Fn to another virtual console what are the steps to start the same GUI as usual with the same or another user? The only progress I've achieved is an X session (?) after ...
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Use curses to execute separate code

I am trying to create a simple GUI that will let the user execute a separate, standalone C program. The program is mildly complex but self-sufficient. Once it gets executed, it'll perform everything ...
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GUI doesn't start in Ubuntu server 16.04

I had a VPS running Ubuntu server 18.04. When I installed the Ubuntu desktop, it worked fine. For a reason, I have to change the server to Ubuntu 16.04. When I try to install any desktop environment, ...
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How to show in menu apps of different desktop environments?

I have installed different environment flavours (Unity, Mate, Xfce, KDE...) on my machine. I have set on login to use Xfce. But there are some apps/software in the other environments which I would ...
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Is it possible to make a graphical snap for Ubuntu Snappy on the RPi?

I would like to know how to make a snap with a GUI for the raspberry pi running Ubuntu Snappy Core. I have unfortunately not been able to find any good resources on this, if anyone knows any, it would ...
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Why on GUI the shutdown is rootless whilst on terminal is not? [duplicate]

In older days that I used to run Fluxbox, in order to be able to shutdown my computer I need to allow passwordless root access via sudo to the command shutdown by running viedit and doing the ...
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How to run start a GUI from crontab on Ubuntu 18? [duplicate]

I run Unity desktop with Ubuntu 18 In my crontab (root) I put * * * * * export DISPLAY=:0 && gedit Gedit NEVER start How can I start a GUI from crontab ? I tried with different values for ...
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Adding mac like gestures in ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 18 and trying to use this guide to add mac like trackpad gestures, I did everything and nothing happens. my lenovo laptop supports multi gesture. What should I do?
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Some numeric labels don't show up in my Sublime Text

I reinstalled Sublime Text 3 multiple times but it does not show up some numbers. For example line number, column number, build number, etc. (see image below). I don't understand what's going on but ...
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Android devices don't show up in “adb devices” until logged into Ubuntu GUI session

We have thousands of Android devices that we test on hundreds of Ubuntu hosts and one of the big problems we're running into is that unless you log into the host via the GUI, some of the devices (...
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No GUI after Login, GUI works if I drop into TTY terminal then back to lightDM

Just installed Xubuntu 18.04 on my HP Pavilion 15 in a dual boot configuration with windows. I was running Gnomebuntu 16.04 previously, but I am now unable to either install any distro or get the ...
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Why my apps font seems to be corrupted in my kivy app (Python)

I am do have an issue with my Ubuntu. I created an app for Android which you can see on a screenshot, but. It seems like my Ubuntu cant display font as it supposed to be displayed. If I try to run ...
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display manager issue - Screen/GUI loads layer by layer in ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Recently I got notification from software updater that update is available and instead of using apt-get upgrade I just updated from software updater, after reboot the screen was flickering ...
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Controlling fans via a graphical user interface

I have been asking myself if there is any gui application to control the fans, as pwmconfig might be a bit too much for a noob like me. There are plenty of those applications for windows, but I couldn'...
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How to remove right-side workspaces panel in gnome-shell?

The panel i'm talking about resides on the right side in gnome applications overview (just pressing super key). In standard gnome environment if you set static workspaces to 1 in gnome-tweak-tools - ...
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How to switch to gain root privileges in Nautilus file browser by typing in the addressbar in GUI while it's being used

I saw in a reddit comment that it was possible to switch to root user in nautilus file browser by just typing in a series of forward slashes and colons. I've since forgotten the sequence and searching ...
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How do I revert to the previous GUI? [duplicate]

I upgraded from 16LTS to 18. Among other problems, I am stuggling with this interface. How can I go back to the old interface?
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Ubuntu 18.04: How to not move background window when window with focus is moved [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to 18.04 from 16.04. The process largely went without a hitch, however I have noticed a new annoying problem. If I have a program open that then opens another window, I cannot ...
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How to launch GUI interface on ubuntu 18.04 VM through putty from windows 10 machine

I am a new user of ubuntu. I get access to ubuntu server via a VM. I logged in to ubuntu VM through putty from windows 10 machine. I installed the desktop on the server using the command: sudo apt-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: The client area of window of some apps is black while starting

Recently I upgraded my 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. After that I noticed that initialization of some apps (krusader, okular e.g.) takes more time that it took before and while starting the window they show ...