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

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

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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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 to start GUI of Deja Dup in Debian 8.1?

I installed Deja dup by sudo apt-get install deja-dup but I cannot find it in Search. It appears in commandline, but not like in Ubuntu like here. I did not find any GUI for deja-dup in apt-cache ...
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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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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 ...
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BackTrack 5 gui won't load after Installation

I Have installed BackTrack 5. It works fine on a live bootable USB, but once I installed a gui it is not loading. Using the command shell, it works fine, but when I type startx in root login, a black ...
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File manager with spring-loaded folders?

One thing I miss about Finder, Mac OS X's file manager, is the spring-loaded folder function where if you drag a file(s) over another folder long enough, the folder would open and you can "navigate" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Black graphics glitch on CentOS7 GNOME

ISSUE - Every so often any dialog box, newly opened window, etc will be black. I do not know the exact cause. I notice at times opening PDFs or using Tab Groups on Firefox (latest ESR) will do the ...
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GUI for NFTables, like fwbuilder

We have several clients where we use linux based (iptable) firewalls. To manage the rulesets we currently use fwbuilder to manage the firewalls and the relations between the different firewalls. So ...
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Check if there is no GUI

Is it possible to check if a UNIX machine (Mac / Linux) has a GUI? Basically I would like to distinguish between: UNIXes with GUI (i.e. normal Macs, Linuxs) UNIXes with no GUI (i.e. Mac server/ ...
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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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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 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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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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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 run an interactive script in CUPS's pipe?

On our custom system, we run a Windows VM. The task is to print via the system below it (linux), which is responsible for the identity management, such that print jobs can be accounted at the print ...