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

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Fedora GUI package installer takes very long (>15min) to start

I tried to use Linux GUI for Fedora but I did not find it intuitive than that of windows. Whenever I tried installing any software using rpm file by double clicking file, many times it stuck and ...
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Auto login for Ubuntu (or other Linux) without GUI?

I am thinking about doing an Ubuntu installation with their mini ISO, which comes only with the barebones system without a desktop environment/GUI. I remember being given the option to set up ...
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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 disable graphical password prompt from SSH?

Sometimes SSH pops up a GUI password (or host authentity) input window, which interacts poorly with Awesome window manager, prevents copy&paste of the password and is generally unnecessary for me. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Change (reduce) Gnome 3 horizontal icon padding in notification area (Debian Wheezy)

I'm using Gnome 3.4 classic mode on Debian Wheezy. In the notification area, I would like to know how to change (reduce) the horizontal spacing (or padding) of the icons. By default, the icons are ...
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Is there a file menu plugin for vim (not gVim) that creates a text-based GUI menu system?

I'm curious to see if there are any plugins that create a menu inside vim (not gVim). Perhaps something simple like a menu bar at the top, with drop down menus that are drawn with text. EDIT: The ...
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Where to find and how to install Ubuntu GUI themes?

I tried Ubuntu several times, but I didn't stay with it for very long. One reason was I felt the interface was boring. Today I saw some nice themes here: the #6 in ...
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Problems with Maple 16 GUI on Arch Linux

I have installed Maple 16 (computer algebra system) to the directory /opt/maple16/ and the installation and registration progress is finished succesfully. I am running Arch Linux. The terminal ...
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Terminal with “repeat last” button

I'm often compiling stuff and therefore repeating the same command over and over, so I'd like to benefit from my "visual memory" and have a sort of "repeat last command" button attached to a terminal. ...
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Scripting window behavior in KDE to depend on monitor being used

I plug my laptop into a number of different monitors, all of which have aspect ratios not supported by my laptop. I want the built-in and plug-in monitors to be at their maximum respective resolutions ...
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Volume icon/settings not showing in “system tray”, it did before then just disappeared

I'm on a Fedora 21 x86_64 KDE system.... I was messing around with sound(alsamixer and pavucontrol) and after I noticed that there is no sound/volume icon in the system-tray anymore, was there before ...
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Enlightenment E19 Screen Magnifier

I'm looking for a solution for accessibility in the Enlightenment E19 WM. I am using Bodhi Linux 3.0.0, returning from a long hiatus of Linux. Last time I used Linux in a desktop environment was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Linux Mint 13 Mate: default to current username synaptic authentication

I have Linux Mint 13 Mate. There are 2 admin user accounts on my computer. Some programs like Synaptic and the Software manager ask me to select a user name before I type in the password . I would ...
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GUI apps don't inherit PATH from parent console apps [closed]

In Gnome, don't GUI applications inherit the PATH of the shell process that launches them? Apparently, GUI applications see only the PATH specified in ~/.profile. No issues with console applications, ...
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Application launcher with grid like hotkeys

Is there a desktop enviroment or tool wich can provide the following functionality? If I press a self defined hotkey, a menu of self defined shortcuts/launchers is shown somewhere on the screen where ...
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Why some gnome-terminal tabs look depressed

On my Ubuntu 12.04 Linux 3.2.0-43-generic system with AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ cpu, with Unity desktop, ubuntu-2d desktop-session, and Metacity window manager, some of the tabs on a GNOME Terminal ...
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application to see the cpu architecture in a figure

I remember there was an application that showed, in the console, or in a simple picture, the memory architecture of the system: what caches were shared by which processors, etc. but I can't remember ...
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Can't get pop down menus to do anything in KDE/QT application GUIs in Ubuntu (Gnome session)

I have a brand new install of Ubuntu 10.10 x64 in an attempt to solve the following problem from my previous 10.04 x86 install, but with the exact same problem persisting. When trying to run Amarok or ...
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Alsa mixer for assigning specific apps to a specific soundcard?

I am looking for a Alsa mixer GUI for Xfce (or better yet, desktop-independent) to replace PulseAudio Mixer. While I'm happy with the latter, my USB DAC is very poorly handled by PulseAudio and I need ...
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Does LAMP Stack have a GUI?

I just bought a VPS server with LAMP. I have SSH access, however no clue how to use LAMP. I used to work with cPanel in the past. So far, when I type the server address I get the default "Apache 2 ...
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Mac equivalent application “shortcat”

There is a mac application called Shortcat and it make me envious. For those of you averse to clicking links here is a summary: Keep your hands on the keyboard and boost your productivity! ...
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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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Linux user interface programming? (esp. for Python and Fortran)

What are my options for programming a GUI in Linux? I have several programs in Fortran and Python that I would like to create simple UI's for. I also plan on incorporating graphics in the form of ...
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clickable (gui) Bash script?

Was just finishing some script containing a choice menu and was wondering if there's a tool out there that could be called by a script, provides a 1-click-choice-menu and returns the result back to ...
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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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Centos GUI not working

I installed centos 6.3 Final . But after rebooting it stuck and doesn't show GUI
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Run gui application on startup

I can run a script at boot by adding the following line to my crontab: @reboot perl /path/script That works fine. But the problem arises when I try to run a gui application such as gmail notify. It ...
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If I want to create a GUI which displays exactly the same data as TOP command does in LINUX, where do I get the data from?

I found out that I can get the PID(first column) from the /proc/[pid]/stat file, first column. I am not sure where can I find the rest of the attributes. And my guess is we need to calculate the %CPU ...
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Time Machine with GUI for Linux Mint for newbie

I try to find Time Machine for Linux Mint which has GUI and is easy to use for Linux newbie. Similar features which Macintosh Time Machine has. Backups entire boot drive hourly.
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Run a GUI OS via a hypervisor from a Linux server terminal?

Is there a way to run a VM hypervisor, such as VirtualBox directly, from say, CentOS? Let's suppose that I want a high-efficiency server, but it can host guests with GUI-enabled OS's. Additionally, ...
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Run .sh file instead of opening it

I am using Zorin OS 7. I want to run a .sh file but I can't seem to be able to—it just opens in a text editor. Also under RMB>open with there is no other option.
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Using ncurses for basic GUI on a process started inside an init script

I have a custom written application that runs on a embedded setup (buildroot). My application has to run every time the target device boots up and so I wrote an init script to do this and it works ...
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How to have a pop-up window for password appear when opening application?

We have build wireshark adding some functionality related to our use, in Scientific Linux 6 system. After this when I start this using normal user, it will not allow me to use the network interface. ...
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How will GUI applications behave if there is no system tray?

Currently I'm running Openbox and I have no need for a pane. However, I know that some applications, like network managers etc, like to place themselves in the system tray - either by default or when ...
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Selecting/highlighting Text Problem

I am using Backtrack 5. As it is based on Ubuntu 10.04 I decided to ask my question to here: I'm having problems selecting text with my mouse. For example when I try to rename a folder, sometimes I ...
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How to view Graphical view of Application using ssh [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to forward X over SSH from Ubuntu machine? Is it possible that I can view the GUI of application when I pass some command to Redhat linux Server using ssh. Like when ...
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AUR and pacman GUI frontend for Arch

Do you know any good GUI for pacman and arch? Where I could view packages installed and possible to install? And of course do anything as in pacman.
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Revert needlessly altered scrollbars

Among myself and a few friends, we use the term "improved user experience" in a sarcastic tone, as most of the "improved user experience" we get with some application updates tends to have showstopper ...
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No option of creating new file in centos 7 gui [duplicate]

I have recently installed centos 7 and was trying to create a new file through right click and selecting create a new file option as I have done in centos 6 but there is no option of create new file ...
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Custom GUI without desktop environment

I want to set up a custom Linux OS primarily for hobby and learning use. It doesn't need a desktop environment, but I do want to at least customize the visual appearance of the window manager and ...
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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 terminate GUI in SunOS from a shell-script

How to terminate GUI in SunOS from a shell-script running it from the terminal.