Use this tag if your question is about a program's Graphical User Interface (GUI) and how to use it.

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why isn't there a historical pretty log of your upgrades, downgrades and package purges in Debian?

I wanted to lookup history of my recent updates/upgrades, package purges and found out that other than aptitude and ugly dpkg.log, there doesn't seem to be anything else which does the same. See ...
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Install GUI for debian

I did many manipulations when trying to install NVIDIA driver on my debian machine, without success. I've deleted everything related to debian's GUI (x11-common, xorg, gdm3, gnome, gnome-shell, ...
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linux Remote GUI access from server

How can i get display of remote GUI ? I am using Ubuntu. What command lines should I use after ssh tunneling? i tried export DISPLAY=remote_host and tried running a CUDA,Open CV related program and ...
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Linux Mint 17.2, Cinnamon 64-bit: Is there any way to change panel **width**?

Is there any way to change panel widths in Linux Mint? You can see my current panel settings below. Essentially I would like big text but I don't want the widths to stay constant because the text ...
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Vertical scroll bar appears and disappears on file manager

Basically, whenever I unmaximise file manager by dragging its top bar towards middle, a vertical scroll bar appears and disappears, which causes ugly twitching. It started happening after I used gnome ...
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Low-res GUI for Linux on a RaspberryPi used as a mobile device

I want to build a custom mobile device using a RaspberryPi or BananaPi and a touchscreen (resolution 320x240). Is there GUI for Linux that's made to work well on such low resolutions (preferably ...
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Running Java GUI on Raspi without a connected display

I have a Java GUI app that runs fine on my windows PC and on a Raspi running Raspian when the Raspi has a monitor connected. I want to run the java app on the Raspi without a monitor attached. I'm ...
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compton i3 tabbed/stacked transparency background image

I have a rule in compton (on i3) that when I am in tabbed/stacked mode, I see not a window from the tabbed container but my background image behind my semitransparent terminal. But for some reason, ...
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Eclipse's GUI is messed up

My current install of Manjaro linux is kind of messed up. First I had to remove all sorts of duplicate packages and now I'm getting these GUI errors in eclipse and other applications that use the same ...
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linux (ubuntu) graphical login from a remote computer before session is logged in

I have the ability to VNC into a remotely hosted ubuntu session with VNC after I've logged into that desktop session locally on that machine. My problem comes when I want to restart the computer ...
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Copy a random selection of files

I have a car stereo that won't play all my mp3s (5k files totalling >32GB). There's probably some sort of parsing or filesystem problem but I can't figure it out (there's no debugging output I can ...
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How to recover a process GUI after broken pipe

I started a process with GUI from the command line in a remote computer using ssh -X. Knowing it would take a long time to run it, I left it in the background and disowned. As I feared, I had ...
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How do I pop a confirmation box like that of Gksudo when the user clicks a button?

I have a hot corner set up that runs other commands to turn off my laptop's display and lock my screen. However, I often accidentally mouse into this hot corner. Is there any way of me setting up a ...
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Desktop Environment with good HiDPI support

My Lenovo notebook has a 14" display with 1920x1080 as native resolution. So running at this makes the UI elements very small, so I'm looking for a desktop environment (currently running bare Arch ...
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Xdialog - Capture user and password for a shellscript

I'm trying to create a simple "User and Password" GUI input for a shellscript, with the --2inputbox parameter for the Xdialog command: While following the documentation seems to be easy, it does ...
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How to use GALLIUM_HUD with various softwares?

I have a hybrid graphics system with Intel HD and AMD graphics. I use Manjaro Linux and am using PRIME to use the AMD graphics. When I try to use GALLIUM_HUD with softwares like glxgears or glxheads ...
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Is there a graphical pager?

Does someone know of a GUI application (X/GTK+/Qt/whatever) that can be used instead of less or more for viewing text, specifically one piped in from standard input? Ideally looking for something that ...
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Simple xdotool UI automation login script in Debian 8 VM on Windows 10 host doesn't work when VM starts for first time after Windows BSOD

I do time-lapses with computer scanners using VueScan in Debian 8 VMs using VMware on a Windows 10 host workstation. I made a script that runs when the VMs start up that mounts a Windows network ...
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Direct Xorg/Xserver manipulation without Desktop Environment

I'd like to create a GUI kiosk application, and ideally avoid the need to install a desktop. Is it possible to use Cairo/OpenGL to generate graphics in an application launched from the console ...
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How do permissions work with the GUI

There are several things that you must have superuser privileges to do from a terminal that can be done from a normal user account via the gui. e.g. Poweroff/reboot mount/unmount media I ...
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How can I disable this GTK3 scrollbar behaviour?

When I click for longer than a second on a scrollbar slider in a GTK3 program, it becomes narrow and the scrolling becomes ridiculously slow. I know that this is intentional, but I find it really ...
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Is there a gui options for passwordstore

So while I personally prefer to use passwordstore via the commandline as it is intended. I am pushing for my co-workers to use it. It works perfect for what we need, which is a centralized place to ...
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How can I make fullscreen cross hairs appear centered on the pointer?

How can I make fullscreen crosshairs, centered on the mouse, appear on my screen? I read a lot of science papers with graphs that I want to quickly be able to see what feature is horizontal/vertical ...
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Execute command after GUI-application has started

I have to use a home-built tool at my company which requires 'root' privileges. To make things worse, it's a GUI application. Normally, I wouldn't execute such things, but I don't have much of a ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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how to open multiple windows in a predefined arrangement with a single command

Sorry, I couldn't find a more explanatory title. I want to write a single bash script/configuration/whatever to open up multiple windows with a predefined arrangement by executing a single command. ...
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Arch Linux boots to tty1 by default instead of tty7 after update

I updated the system 2 days ago and now realised a startx systemd script failed to start. This is seems to be caused by the fact that Arch booted into tty1 by default. Switching to tty7 and restarting ...
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Start Graphical User Interface mode in oracle linux OracleLinux-R7-U0-BETA-Everything-x86_64

I have gone through oracle's documentation here http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E54695/html/index.html but coundn't find a content where it states starting a gui in oracle linux. I have tried ...
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Centos installed, switch to gui, no internet connection

I've installed CentOS 7 on a Dell PowerEdge R320. I did the minimal install and its starting up at the command line. Is there anyway to switch to the regular gui without reinstalling or a internet ...
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Preventing other GUI applications from stealing focus?

How can I prevent other applications from stealing focus from the active window? I have found solutions for other window managers, but nothing for "Metacity (Marco)" (the window manager of the MATE ...
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Windows look-alike Linux/Unix

The security/privacy focused distribution Tails features a camouflage-mode, that made it look like a Windows Desktop OS. Is there a GUI/GUI-theme/GUI-extensions that makes a Linux/Unix desktop look ...
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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Setup GUI via ssh

I can connect to my universitys server, where I have a virtual machine running on Debian 8.3 (as far as I can see, no additional software is installed yet). I have admin rights and can install new ...
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How to manage network adapters?

Let's pretend i have two wireless adapters, one is usb and one is pci and they are named wlan0 and wlan1. Is there an easy (and graphical, if possible) way to force applications to use one adapter or ...
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What determines the GUI file chooser launched by applications?

I am using KDE (Kubuntu), and I noticed that different GUI programs when launching a file chooser seem to use 3-4 different types of file choosers. Some are more annoying in that they do not seem to ...
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Ask password in window mode after sudo or other command line operations?

Was seen in movies, that after command line operations, the password was asked in separate GUI window. From my (small) experience, password, required from command line, was always asked in command ...
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How can I rotate my display using some GUI tool, in LXDE?

I'm using LXDE. Is there a utility, menu item or other GUI-ish way to rotate the display on my monitor (e.g. by 90 degrees)? lxrandr doesn't seem to offer me that option. My system is Debian Stretch ...
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How do I ask password by GUI prompt while using sudo in script?

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux with GNOME Flashback Desktop Environment. I need a GUI password prompt for user for executing command with sudo in script. Example consider following script: zenity ...
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What controls the design of the context menu and what controls the interaction with the context menu?

I was trying to see if it would be possible to customize the way my context menu looks. I don't want a theme, I want to make the context menu square or circular or something similar to that. Would ...
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How does GUI works different from the shell CLI?

For example if I want to remove a file I would write rm command in my shell CLI. But when I delete a file using GUI how does the process works ? For shell it would find the filesystem for rm program ...
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How does GUI in Unix/Linux actually work? [duplicate]

I am a beginner and I need some clear explanations on the following questions. What is Desktop Environment? What is Desktop Manager? What is Display Manager? What is X window system, server, X11 ...
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LXDE LXPanel Window List Separation Problem

I'm using LXDE on Fedora 23, and while trying to configure the LXPanel, I accidentally clicked Remove "Task Bar (Window List) From Panel, which removed all the windows docked on the panel on all ...
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GNOME 3 Different menu options for root and user

I built GNOME 3.16 on my LFS system. I have a strange configuration issue where my root and normal user see different items in the applications menu. Here's a screenshot of gedit's menu options as ...
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How to add WiFi connections to old Fedora in command line

The issue in this question is a duplicate of the following: How do I use NMCLI to create a Wifi connection & connect to SSID over WPA? However, the solution suggested to that question does not ...
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Does file directory/folder your code is in matter when using python3 modules ? I had an Issue

I am asking as lately while doing python GUI programing I installed tkinter by doing apt-get install python3-tk everything went well and when I opened python3 console while I was in the following ...
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How to mount a partition at startup in Linux Mint 17.2 KDE by using a GUI?

I would like to have a GUI to set one of my NTFS drives to be automatically mounted at startup as it contains data synchronized with apps that also run at startup (Dropbox, Megasync etc) which ...
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Opening current directory from a terminal onto a file browser?

My current directory is buried deep in multiple subfolder layers from my home directory. If I want to open this directory in a gui-based file browser, I have to double click folder after folder to ...
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Why do GUI toolkits not support popular pixel densities? [closed]

Assuming some standard sized monitors with popular resolutions, there are some prominent pixel density categories. Historically 96 is the most common pixel density. With 4k you double up to about 180 ...
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Dealing with broken pipes in ssh X11 forwarding with an intensive numerical simulation

I have a hydrodynamic code I inherited that has a java gui. It is quite user friendly but it is a nightmare to run through ssh because when I do X11 forwarding, if the connection experiences problems ...
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How to get from CLI to GUI [closed]

I am not able to edit bios settings or anything like that do to keyboard issue so, from this exact screen http://i.imgur.com/XydqLZL.jpg How do I get to the GUI? Using "startx" freezes my computer