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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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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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How can I disable this GTK3 scrollbar behaviour?

When I click for longer than a second on a scrollbar slider in a GTK3 program, it becomes narrow and the scrolling becomes ridiculously slow. I know that this is intentional, but I find it really ...
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Copy a random selection of files

I have a car stereo that won't play all my mp3s (5k files totalling >32GB). There's probably some sort of parsing or filesystem problem but I can't figure it out (there's no debugging output I can ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...
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Draw a border around X forwarded windows

When opening remote gui applications over ssh (X11 forwarding), is there a way to draw a visual indication of the remote in the window such as a red frame around it, display the hostname somewhere, or ...
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How to make a drive mounted in terminal appear on GUI?

I had a NTFS formatted drive that when plugged in, the system automatically mounted to read-only so I had to use the terminal. mkdir /mnt/newntfsdrive mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda3 /mnt/newntfsdrive Now ...
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If it is possible to track the "text input state" system-wide? How?

Is it possible to track that system is currently in "text-input state" := when the window that has text input field (or "text input possibility" to be more general) is open now and ...
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Start a GUI application with a specific x11 instance name

I have used the following post to create a workspace for my i3 that can be filled with windows. Populate an entire pre-configured workspace in i3wm Now I would like to fill it with specific programs ...
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A Small GUI Linux System with UEFI completely running on RAMDisk

I am developing a POS System and I am planning to use Linux. My requirements are as follows UEFI Support. (Running on x86 and x86_64) No Storage Drive so completely running on RAM and persistence ...
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Always underline mnemonics / keyboard accelerators in LibreOffice under KDE?

I want Alt+Character hotkeys always to be underlined in LibreOffice under KDE (OpenSuse Leap 15.1). I have configured the GUI theme with "Always show accelerators", but LibreOffice seems to ignore ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 add a custom widget to gnome panel

How could I add a custom widget to the GNOME panel. Which tool is used to create the widget. I want to create something like the weather widget.
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Slow system after running a KDE GUI application from a Debian Squeeze chroot

I have a PC with Ubuntu 11.04 and a Debian Squeeze chroot installed in it. As soon as I start any KDE application from within chroot (and installed there), e.g. Kompare for viewing git diff output, ...
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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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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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Is there a GUI linux application that shows per mounted disk i/o transfer rate in a graphic?

Is there a GUI linux application that shows per mounted disk i/o transfer rate in a graphic? (Like gnome-system-monitor do for the swap mount but for each mounted drive) I'm looking for an application ...
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Can't login with normal user with GUI

I tried to log in to my user through my gnome desktop manager with valid credentials. It doesn’t tell me "you have bad credentials", it just doesn’t let me in. I can log in with the root ...
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Applications with 3d accelerated guis?

Basically all games have this, since a game just creates a window and draws to it with opengl. The gui runs at the same fps as the game, usually 60 fps or more. I'm wondering if gui libraries like ...
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Increase UI size of apps with tiny dialogues (gimp, InSync, Zoom, etc.)

I'm running Mint 19 Tara, with Cinnamon 3.8.9, on a Lenovo P51 with a 3840×2160 graphics display. Most apps, such as vim, Chrome, Libre Office, and everything that came pre-installed, work correctly. ...
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Run GUI Application in a TTY Without Window Manager

What commands and variables need to be set up so I can run a GUI app on one the of the ttys without the Window Manager? Special Note: This question has been edited due to comments for testing and now ...
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system does not sleep and does not wake up

I recently bought a new HP ENVY x360 with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU. So many driver support problems on Linux. I tried lots of distributions but none works. The main problem is that the laptop won't ...
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How to use switch user windows instead of screensaver on Gnome?

I want to use switch user window instead of screensaver, but can't find the way to do it. Lock screen hotkey - calls the screensaver window: But is it possible to use Ubuntu switch user window ...
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How to use keyboard shortcuts to launch n'th item in task manager in KDE?

I want to be able to launch the n'th item in my "Icons-only Task Manager" widget (included in KDE by default) using the shortcut Super+[N]. For example, if my panel looks like this: I want to be able ...
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Is there some scriptable email client with rich ui?

Currently I'm looking for an email client that allows to script dynamic filtering in any language. I know that mutt could be scripted, but I work a lot with html5 emails, and I don't like how mutt ...
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Use media keys to switch keyboard layout

I have a keyboard with a whole lot of media keys and hardly use any of them but for volume - so how do I set some of them to switch between layouts? E.g. use "next track" to switch to Russian, and "...
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Fresh Debian Install boots without GUI while Gnome being installed

I installed a Debian (I've forgotten the exact Version) from a DVD onto a fresh system. Everything seemed to be fine. The grub menu opened and I was able to choose between Debian and Debian Recovery. ...
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How do I setup a connection to a database over a SSH-Tunnel with kerberos in a gui?

I need to connect to a Mysql database on a server that is only accessible over ssh with a Kerberos ticket. In a console this is easy, I only do: kinit (then enter password) ssh username@server (...
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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/ linux ...
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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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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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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 3.4.1....
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How do I interact with a program that requires clicking on its system tray icon if my GUI doesn't have a dynamic system tray?

In the installation process for Talon, I need to install the Conformer voice engine by right-clicking the Talon system tray icon. I'm currently running Mabox and a couple of ricing decisions I've ...
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What is the minimum code required to open a window?

I have been playing with C code recently and I am wondering how some features are implemented, specifically window creation. I have used SDL for a bit, but it seems to rely on X11 (or Wayland). But ...
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FileExplorer shows only wildcard symbols in MuseScore

Since I don't have it in any other application on my ArchLinux (6.1.44-1-lts) with i3-wm it makes me wonder what is causing this behaviour? The dialogues and fonts should be system defaults (I guess) ...
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How do I request a user input with GUI from script running as root by modern initialization system?

I have Systemd service of type "oneshot" to be launched by Udev upon a device insertion. Service is launching shell script as root. The script needs user input in order to do it's job as ...
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openbox: disable "grab" window that moves together with mouse cursor

Normally in Openbox I can move windows around by holding Alt and grabbing the window with left mouse button. But sometimes I accidentally "grab" a window and then it is stuck to my mouse ...
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Compiz has no window decorations

I have installed Debian Minimal (bullseye, without gui). I want to install X11 and Compiz. I installed compiz, xinit, emerald. After that I've just created the ~/.xinitrc file with the following ...
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how to verify if it's minimal installation or Server with GUI

I have a server on cloud with SSH access, I want to know if it's minimal installation (without GUI) or Server with GUI installation, please note that I don't have console access to the server except ...
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I removed Bluez, but now cannot get back to GUI

Bluetooth has always been a problem. In the past, I tinkered with a few things in the command line and got it to work. then it stopped again, so I just left it alone. Well, it turns out I wanted to ...
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Question about TKSheets

I have a TKSheet that I have created with a list of running processes on my Linux computer. I am trying to enable row selection of the sheet so that items can be selected and then interacted with. ...
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Keyboard shortcut help for saving, I don't ctrl-s, I do alt, f, s

I'm on Cinnamon Mint 20. How do I get menu bars to stay active when I hit alt? In windows, alt then f brings up the file menu, then I hit s to save. In linux, the alt key is ignored unless I hold it ...
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