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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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How to get name of Display Manager on Linux? [duplicate]

I want to see Display Manager name (Gnome, KDE etc.) via python or bash script. Is there any command for it as uname? (I try fedora and Debian)
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Xdotool using “DISPLAY=:0” not works in Crontab

I need to run shell script contains Xdotool codes in /home/z/Desktop/tempo/run.sh. I've tried many ways of DISPLAY=:0 but always not works. I've tried each of below codes, and not works: * * * * * ...
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Is there any X windows system, which is HTML, CSS, Javascript? Such as Web Browser?

For dacades X windows system is either BASH, C or etc. But is there any X windows system or any wrapper which can interpret HTML, CSS, Javascript to general Windows system? I would like to build ...
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How to invoke root privileges from my custom app?

In a GUI-environment, I want to be able to ask the user for the root/sudo password and then execute an app that requires root privileges from within my app. As an example, say I want to run an editor ...
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How to decrypt and copy home folder from laptop to external hard drive through live usb GUI?

I am a fairly new user to Linux and have been using Elementary OS for the last 2 weeks. Everything was working alright until just two days ago when I decided to set the default brightness level ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Starting a .bin installer in graphical mode

I'm trying to install this software but after I run the usual commands: chmod +x gvSIG-desktop-2.0.0-2066-final-lin-x86-standard-withjre.bin ...
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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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How can i change the color in the panel when a program needs attention?

I'm running Linux Mint 14. I want to change the color in the panel when a program requires your attention (like when you receive a chat message). Not the color of the entire panel, but only the box ...
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Standard solution for displaying messages either on shell or with window managers gui

Is there a standard solution to display messages from within bash scripts eiter on the commandline if the shell is a login shell or in a new window in the present window manager's GUI? Specifically I ...