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Questions tagged [gui]

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

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How do I remove unwanted bookmarks from the file chooser dialog on Debian?

I'm using Debian 9 with only a basic window manager (dwm). No Gnome, KDE, etc. In the file chooser/open/save file dialog, there are several bookmarks that I'd like to remove: (Specifically, both ...
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Sound/brightness slider gone in Manjaro Gnome

since quite some time I have this problem that the background colors of the sound and brightness sliders are gone. I think it's since an update in the past, but I'm not sure anymore. I couldn't find ...
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Can a X client (or a process running a GUI program) be a daemon?

Regarding what process is a daemon, https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/175396/674 says The big problem here comes when your system runs a graphical environment. Since GUI programs (i.e. Chromium) are ...
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Linux Centos does not boot on login GUI

I would like to boot my Linux Centos 7 on Graphic User Interface login page but it doesn't. I have already installed GNOME DESKTOP. I did: systemctl set-default graphical.target my grub file is ...
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GUI won't boot after package update: Restoring Resolver State [closed]

Linux Mint Rosa dual boot with windows 10 Nvidia GTX 870M Suddenly can't get to Linux Mint gui after running a package update to upgrade python. Everytime I login it kicks me back out. flashing this ...
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How to get a 'compact' look in GTK?

I am not a fan of the newer “touch screen” looks that GTK has these days. I appreciate what the GTK devs are doing (and to be honest, they look great!) But, I am not on a tablet, I am on a laptop and ...
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Does X11 fix the frame rate?

Since I configured my Gentoo, my UID hasn't been added to the video group. And everything was just fine. But when I started doing some GUI programming(the library basically just using openGL for ...
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Choose which browser to open link in

I am using both Firefox and Google Chrome with multiple windows (profiles). When clicking a link in e.g. a terminal or another GUI app I'd like to choose which browser/window to load the URL in ...
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Can you manage the entire fstab file with a GUI?

I hate constantly having to wrestle with a command line editor and looking things up when managing my fstab file. Is there a GUI that will let me do it by clicking on things? Why gnome-disk-utility ...
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Does an X client process always have one or more GUI window(s)?

Does an X client process always have one or more GUI window(s)? Conversely, if a process has one or more GUI window(s), is it an X client process? Does an X client never have a controlling terminal?...
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GUI application won't start in Konsole, opened in x2go session

I'm using x2go server on my work laptop and pyhoca-gui on my home laptop. I open an LXDE session and start Konsole. Every app I try to run in Konsole fails to open the display. How do I fix this?
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UI Fonts on (some) applications are unreadably small

I recently launched a game that decided to set my resolution to 800x600, go fullscreen, and then freeze. After force-killing the game, to my joy, I was met with a panning 800x600 desktop, and had to ...
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Restart gui (GTK) on Raspberry Pi from remote shell

I have a script that kills the biggest lxpanel task on my Raspberry Pi, but occasionally it kills both tasks, which kills the menu system on the GUI. I am using VNC to view the desktop and I have ...
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OK/Cancel button order on KDE for Gnome applications

How do you change the order of the “OK” and “Cancel” buttons in dialog boxes of Gnome applications running in a KDE environment?  Is there a centralized place you can make such a setting? I am ...
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RHEL GUI offers Automatic Time Zone Option. Is there a way to set that option from console?

As you can see the Automatic Time zone is off in GUI. Is there a command to set it on? Example: if Automatic Date and Time is selected to be off from GUI, it can be changed from console with: ...
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Fedora how to astart GUI app under root [closed]

I have a problem starting gui apps under root. I works OK with other distributions (Ubuntu, Centos) but not with Fedora. Any clues? Could not open display (X-Server required. Check your DISPLAY ...
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How to lauch an AppImage from the GUI?

After downloading an AppImage and giving it execute permissions, I can launch it from the command line only (Bash). When I double click on it with the mouse, another default application starts and ...
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Lack of a text input field in zenity file selector

I have Debian 9 with xfce and installed zenity to use it to select directory paths. I use it in this way zenity --file-selection --directory The GUI selector looks as below. It has not the text ...
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How do I launch a GNOME GUI application as root?

I tried doing it the macOS way by trying to drop it into a Terminal window but didn't quite work. In the Mac apps are self-contained; I hand't really thought about it on Linux but even so I woulnd't ...
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Debian fcitx input method can't input chinese, no input frame/window show up

I install the fcitx input method using apt install fcitx fcitx-sunpinyin after that, I manually set the fcitx to the startup applications and restart. However, when I try to involk the chinese input ...
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Modal dialog windows in GNOME Shell

In Gnome 3, dialog windows for some applications block all GUI access until I dismiss them. The only example I know is the "Unlock Login Keyring" window. It used to be possible to just ignore those ...
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How to load your own GUI app without the rest of the GUI in Linux?

Is there a way to load my own GUI app without the rest of the GUI in Linux? It's something like running Winamp only, and practically turning your PC into a music player.
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KDE makes loud, startling noises

I have KDE as the window manager, and I cannot figure out how to stop it making ding-a-ling noises at extreme volume. Example: Open Konsole. Open a second tab. Close the whole window with its × ...
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TeamViewer, open source replacement? (Connection created from remote device)

Is there an open source alternative to TeamViewer? The issue is having the remote placed device initiate a connection so that the help desk can manage the device. I am looking to create a facility ...
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Cant boot linux mint gui from terminal startx goes to black screen with working mouse xlog error

xinit-> X.Org X Server 1.19.6 Release Date:2017-12-20 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build OS: Linux 4.4.0-119-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current OS: Linux laptop 4.15.0-20-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue ...
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graphics shell vs graphical shell

From Understanding The Linux Kernel Unix is a multiprocessing operating system with preemptable processes. Even when no user is logged in and no application is running, several system processes ...
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Debian Stretch VLC has no GUI

I've been trying to install VLC for Debian Stretch and can get the command line to work fine, however I can't get the GUI to open. I've Googled this a bunch and came across multiple different ...
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How to access the “Software Update Preferences” GUI on a RHEL 7 server?

I have numerous RHEL 6 servers and we configure automatic updates using the "Software Update Preferences" GUI, however I cannot locate the same GUI on a newer RHEL 7 server. This is the GUI that I am ...
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resolution get reset after reboot in arch linux

I installed Arch Linux in VMware following this guide. And then I found that the display resolution will be reset to 800*600 every time after I reboot the system. I had no idea about that and then ...
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Kali Linux KDE not showing GUI for initial login [duplicate]

this is my first Linux OS, and I'm trying to get more acquainted with my environment. I've got Kali Linux KDE working well, but when I first start linux, it boots into the terminal screen for TTY1 ...
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Can't run startx on tty

I recently switched from win10 to Ubuntu because I don't use it for gaming anymore. When I installed it, I only had access to my desktop(gdm3) but a resolution of 800x600 which looked awful. Now that ...
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missing prompt in gui

i have a relatively fresh debian 9.5 no desktop with minimal xorg and openbox+tint2. i installed gpa (GnuPG Assistant) among a few other apps. if it cannot find any, gpa asks to create a private key. ...
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Why GUI is a bad idea in a Linux Server? [closed]

I installed a Linux Server (RHEL-7) for one of my customer. Followed by that couple of users requested for installing Eclipse IDE in the server. I objected the idea of having GUI like Gnome in the ...
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How to connect to GUI Environment on CentOS 6 from Windows 7?

I installed a GUI Environment on CentOS 6 server by following this page. I have finished Step 8. Now how can I connect to the GUI Environment on remote CentOS 6 ? Do I need use VNC Viewer in my ...
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How to start a root service from a GUI

So I get that running a GUI application as root in a Linux environment is a Bad Idea, and the prevailing wisdom seems to be that it's better to run such a service by having separate processes: a GUI ...
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Does gpg-agent have a GUI?

Is there a GUI of application gpg-agent ? How I can start it ? I need to change some settings there, but can't find it.
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An `/etc/network/if-up.d` script runs, but doesn't launch GUI apps (e.g. firefox-esr)

I need to start firefox-esr once the network is available. Here's what I've got: sudo tee "/etc/network/if-up.d/upif" > /dev/null << EOFBOOT #!/bin/bash DISPLAY=":0" if [[ "\$IFACE" = "eth0"...
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Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: when installing XFCE on VPS

I'm trying to install a GUI (XFCE) on a VPS (CentOS 7) for testing purposes. I've been trying to follow instructs from this site - https://hostpresto.com/community/tutorials/using-a-desktop-...
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Is there some wrapper for running GUI applications under a fake screen resolution?

Some applications behave differently at a different screen resolution. Is there any way to get the system to report a different, user-specified, resolution to a GUI application when starting it? By ...
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How can I know the progress of formatting a USB?

So I'm using solus, but I'm sure that other Linux with GUI have the same problem. I'm formatting my USB, which I go to file manager (GUI), click the drive to mount it, then right click and select ...
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GTK3 Folder Name dialog is white on white

Since browsers on Xubuntu started using GTK3 instead of GTK2, and when saving a file, the dialog for entering a new folder name is white on white and hence unreadable. I gather this might be changed ...
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Only the VirtualBox GUI close on shutdown

I found a tricky bug with the VirtualBox GUI. I always have to shutdown my computer twice when the GUI is open. I record a liltle video to show you the bug. OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS + cinnamon ...
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How to check if the current shell session is in the gui or the tty

Which environment setting in the zsh shell will allow me to find whether I am in the x-server or if I am in the console? I am trying to find a way to implement having different setting in my .zshrc ...
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Is it possible to automate clicks with xdotool to control a different GUI session from the one being currently used?

The xdotool command allows us to create scripts controlling the graphical user interface of the system very easily. I can e.g. open my Chrome browser in the following desktop by executing xdotool ...
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i3 - a hateful handful of font sizes for my desktop

Since I installed i3 on Arch Linux I noticed a too big font size (in what was the first thing I saw, the i3bar at the bottom), so I changed the font size in the .config/i3/config file (now the line ...
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KDE Plasma - disable right click “as select” in context menus

I'm using KDE Plasma (Kubuntu 18.04). I notice when you right click to bring up a context menu, it is possible to select the options with left click OR right click. I find this behavior quite ...
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CentOS boot without GUI has actually started gui before login

I have read the answer to a post, it suggest to use: systemctl set-default multi-user.target to log in command line mode. It works fine, except before login, it seems CentOS has boot into the ...
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Reinstall Debian 9 or fix GUI

I set up my old PC with debian, which worked fine after running the installer from windows. But seems like I messed up some files while trying to get the touchpad-tap to work( followed this "guide" ...
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UI not well rendered with QT on Debian

I installed Wireshark, VLC and VirtualBox and I have an issue with the UI: every control is very big. But when I start them as root, I don't have this issue at all, as you can see bellow (root on the ...
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Gui cli boot arch

I am using arch with xserver, and as bootmanager grub. Is it possible to create entries to use first one for boot option cli and second entry as gui boot option? I will do a kind of dual boot for gui/...