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

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name of binary vs. name in GUI

I wish I could title this better. An example seems the best way of making the point: In icedove>preferences>attachments, for 'JEPG image' one can select 'Image Viewer' or 'Use other ...'. It turns ...
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Set up graphic interface (desktop) for remote connection

I was assigned a CentOS VM that I manipulate through Putty. Everything I do to it is by command line so far, and I have admin rights to it. The VM is stored in the corporate data center served up by ...
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How to install Desktop Environments on CentOS 7?

I have recently installed CentOS 7(Minimal Install without GUI) and now I want to install a GUI environment in it. How can I install Desktop Environments on previously installed CentOS7 without ...
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Arch Linux not displaying most characters

My completely up-to-date Arch Linux install has suddenly began to show only a few characters of text. From what I can tell the visible characters are g, x, v, f, m, n, d, U, 0,W, \, and |. All other ...
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Linux graphical password dialog trick security

When we run a command by sudo, the password is asked [sudo] password for user If the sudo is not typed the password should not be asked. If asked, I would assume it as a fraud by the application. ...
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cannot access hidden LXDE panel

Thinking that CPU and RAM information would clutter the primary default panel, I decided to create a separate side panel to display it optionally. I then set the panel to hide at 0 pixels and can no ...
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Is there a graphical sudo (kdesudo, gksudo, su-to-root, …) tool that works passwordless?

Apparently gksudo is not obeying /etc/sudoers, neither does kdesu. Therefore asking the other way around... Is there any su-to-root, gksudo, kdesudo, etc. alike tool, that supports starting gui ...
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Can I attach a GUI process to a “surrogate X server”?

I have been in a situation where my desktop has crashed and become unresponsive. (In my case it was the Cinnamon DE, and I have yet to try cinnamon --replace from the commandline, BTW) I was using a ...
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What is the default GUI run with “startx” without any desktop environment installed?

While playing around with Ubuntu Server, which does not have any kind of desktop environment installed by default, I did "apt-get install startx; startx", which showed me a console in a white box, and ...
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Need to know how to start some GUI programs from terminal to use XMoand

I'm training myself to use XMONAD or something of the sort, but in order to do that, I need to know, from terminal, how to open the following programs: Bluefish Editor Settings (I'm using Ubuntu but ...
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Can Aura run on other Linux distros?

Is it possible to run the Google Chrome OS's Aura GUI in other Linux distros like Fedora or Ubuntu?
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How to Install Debian with GUI

I need to install Debian wheezy. I don't need to install all the packages. I tried netinst image, but I have no internet connection in my laptop to download a GUI. Is there a CD/DVD image of Debian ...
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How to get a detailed, Kubuntu-like GUI for changing regional/locale settings without installing all of KDE?

Kubuntu's GUI (like here), for locale settings is very detailed. Is there a way to get a similar, detailed GUI outside of Kubuntu without installing the entire KDE desktop environment? I have here a ...
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How do folder name localizations work?

In Mac OS X, there are directories like Desktop, Users and Library. On localized systems, these would be named Skrivbord, Användare and Bibliotek (Swedish) But when I am in the terminal I can't type,...
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Advantages of using command line interface over GUI [closed]

I know its a simple question but what advantages does using a command line interface over GUI (graphical user interface) have?
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Debian Jessie getting a black screen on startx command

I installed Debian Wheezy with the GNOME GUI, and then upgraded to Jessie using the terminal. After the upgrade was done, I tried logging out and logging back in, but it booted straight to command ...
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Programming lanuage for Linux and Windows [closed]

I made a small program for work at a tech support job. Consists mostly of hotkeys to autotype out commonly used commands (Instead of typing passowrd 50 times, just press your desired hotkey) and an ...
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How to get a dialog box back to front?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and experienced a problem with dialogs that don't have a "representation" in the task switch menu. for instance, when I start Eclipse Luna (Kepler is working) and switch to ...
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Show address bar w. full path in Nautilus instead of breadcrumbs bar

Unfortunately, Gnome's nautilus address bar is not showing the full path in its top bar. How can I change this behavior? I'm looking for a solution to display a editable text field instead, like in ...
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How to protect thunderbird from accidentially sending an email

I need a way to make thunderbird prevent me from sending mails by mistake. For special, important mails, I would like to be able to individually block the send button, or make thunderbird ask me for ...
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Work out the command line of a GUI operation?

I am trying to script one repetitive operation within an open-source software, FSLView to be specific. The operations are extremely straightforward in the GUI, I mean just several clicks. However, I ...
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How to enlarge the edit-box size of the login screen of fedora?

My macbook with retina display runs fedora-20 KDE spin. The annoying issue is: On the default login screen, the edit-boxes for username and password look too small to input. Is there a simple way ...
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Where does “graphical shell” stand in the hierarchy of “windowing system, window manager, desktop environment”?

Today for the first time, I heard about "graphical shell" from that Unity of Ubuntu : Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd. and ...
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Is there any way to resize scale application GUI window?

Is there any way to run an application scaling its GUI window? (Well, I'm using MATE but hope for universal solution). For example, up scale small window of an old game running under wine on high-...
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Can Linux programs be sent a SIGXXX command they can respond to in the UI?

I am trying out the timeout command and would like to know if there is a kill signal that a GUI program, whether a graphics desktop or a terminal program will treat as the user terminating the program ...
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How to create GUIs (such as menuconfig) with lxdialog

I try to generate a menuconfig by my own with the help of lxdialog (source: lxdialog). Unfortunately this is not so well documented as I wished for. Example: So what I did: I included these files (...
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Launching a sudo gui from desktop

Environment: CentOS 5.10 on 32 Bit. test.sh: #!/bin/bash cd /dump sudo /opt/java/jre1.7.0_60/bin/java -jar mytest.jar mytest.jar will pop a GUI app in the desktop, username is in sudoers with ...
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Is there a usable gui front-end to git on Linux?

I'm a former windows user and just started using ubuntu. On windows, we had two great softwares: TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit. Both are so good programs that they allow us to do everything like commit, ...
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Cannot open GUI's via SSH connection? [duplicate]

I've just connected to a Linux terminal using an ssh client. I'm running Linux on both desktops, but cannot open PDFs, IDE, or other graphics from the ssh client. How can I fix this?
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Changing user password through GUI app

I was making a GUI application to manage users and groups in Linux! I'm done with the part where it creates a new user, but stuck with the part where it gives the newly created user a new password. ...
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How to do a remote login in linux?

I am rather new to linux and have a CentOS box to play with. I am quite comfortable with the command line, but one thing that bugs me is that unless, someone is logged in to the GUI and has vnc ...
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Install package pacemaker-mgmt on debian wheezy

I want to install a GUI for Pacemaker on Debian Wheezy. I've seen that it is available only in the unstable branch. However I've added unstable branch to apt get sources.list deb http://ftp.de....
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Anyone know a good gui to MariaDB? [closed]

I'm using MariaDB instead of MySQL in Slackware 14.1, and I need a graphic manager like MySQL Workbench. Can anyone suggest me something? I tried using MySQL WorkBench but it could not connected with ...
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VNC Server without X Window System

Will a VNC server work without X Server installed? I know vnc works with X Server, but what about without it?
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How Linux is implementing case sensitivity and what are its benefits over windows [duplicate]

Please do not mark it as duplicate ... I already read this post I am asking this question here because due to migration from Windows to Linux, I am facing multiple functionalities break. Linux is ...
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Fail to start graphic interface

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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Tips on switching to Linux? [closed]

I plan to switch to Linux as my sole OS in a few weeks/months, and I'm not sure what I'd like to do. I've used CentOS Server, but only in CLI mode, and Ubuntu Desktop. I liked Ubuntu, but Unity was ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Can't install XBMCBuntu properly

I tried several Times to install multiple Versions of XBMCbuntu but it's always booting into Terminal without GUI. When I try to start XBMC I get a long list of Graphics errors. I'm installing it on ...
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Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop

Well, I'm pretty scared now. I was trying to delete a folder by sudo rm /var/lib/texmf -r but instead, wrote sudo rm /var/lib -r I read some documentation about it, and found this thread. I ...
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Disabling an Xorg server's extension at runtime (for new clients)?

I have an old Xorg server whose "Render" extension seems to be buggy (if enabled, most of the fonts are invisible, unless hovering over them -- after upgrading the packages with X clients and ...
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Is it possible that KDE applications running under Gnome can use the information of Gnome applications?

I am running Okular on Ubuntu. When I try to save a copy of a pdf file I edited in Okular back to the same directory, I can't access the "Recent" and "bookmark" information of Nautilus. This is unlike ...
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How to display technical codec info for a FLAC file?

Given a .flac file, how is it possible to query and display the technical info relating to the codec? I looked into man flac with no luck (the --analyze output is not humanly parseable). I'm ...
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Why programs often fail to run when started by `daemon`?

I do daemon -f -i ./some_gui_program - it starts. I do daemon -i ./some_gui_program - nothing visible happens. Why I can't start GUI programs detached on Linux this way? What's the use of daemon's -...
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GUI library or Window Manager using HTML [closed]

Ok... You want some clarity? Being a programmer this sort of question always has conditionals. Are there any DE's or (more generally) DE backends that support building (scripting) or rather modding ...
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How to provide GUI interface to all users of Ubuntu?

I have "Ubuntu Dekstop" installed in VirtualBox in a Windows 7 PC. How can I configure it to provide a GUI interface to every user I create in the Ubuntu? Should I install "Ubuntu Server" to ...
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Why can't I run GUI apps from 'root': “No protocol specified”?

I installed debian onto my machine last night. Now, I don't understand why I can't run GUI apps from a terminal when running as root. For example: sudo -i glxgears Generates the following output: ...
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How to close all apps before X-server goes down?

I'm using debian testing OS and openbox WM. Moreover, I start X-server via the .xinitrc file, which has the following content: xrdb /home/morfik/.Xresources exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --sh-...
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wpa_supplicant and signal strength

I use wpa_supplicant to handle a connection to specific SSID. I added the wpa_supplicant to default runlevel in order to start it at the boot time. I have this question however; Is it any program, ...
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Filesystem content inspection GUI (like gconf-/dconf-editor)?

Within, for instance, /sys/kernel/debug/tracing, the kernel makes many settings available as files, whose contents should be read in order to see what that setting is. Of course, typing cat /sys/...