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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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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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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compton i3 tabbed/stacked transparency background image

I have a rule in compton (on i3) that when I am in tabbed/stacked mode, I see not a window from the tabbed container but my background image behind my semitransparent terminal. But for some reason, ...
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How do I split a flac with a cue?

I've got a full album flac and a cue file for it. How can I split this into a flac per track? I'm a KDE user, so I would prefer a KDE/Qt way. I would like to see command line and other GUI answers ...
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Gnome GUI on Remote CentOS 7

I am trying to control my vps with GUI instead of ssh terminal I am using this tutorial here https://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/centos-how-tos/install-gnome-gui-on-centos-7-rhel-7.html I have ...
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Is there a Linux graphics program that displays man commands in a browser?

Is there a Linux graphics program that displays man commands in a browser? I need a program that allows me to display all man commands in a browser, or in some graphics program, so that they can be ...
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how to un-hide the Menubar in Okular

In Okular, the visibility of toolbars and panels can be toggled via Settings on the Menubar. From this menu, even the Menubar itself can be hidden, which leaves me with no way to restore it. How do I ...
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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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Debian Buster: Tracker GUI (tracker-needle) missing

After upgrading from Debian Stretch to Buster I found that Tracker desktop search GUI (tracker-needle) was missing. How can I get it back? Please, don't suggest installing Recoll. I used to use it ...
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Why can't I run GUI apps from 'root': “No protocol specified”?

I installed debian onto my machine last night. Now, I don't understand why I can't run GUI apps from a terminal when running as root. For example: sudo -i glxgears Generates the following output: ...
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open up emacs in gui instead of terminal

I downloaded Emacs in Linux 14.04, and when i type Emacs filename.c, it opens Emacs in the terminal instead of the external Graphical User Interface. How do I force Emacs to open outside of the ...
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Is there any GUI orchestration available to configure iptables on linux servers?

Is there any open source UI orchestration available to configure IPtables? I have checked in the internet and found some open source firewall packages available but i need a tool which can allow us ...
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How to exit from TTY mode

I accidentally changed the video driver on my Kubuntu from NVIDIA to Xorg (if I'm not mistaken), rebooted my PC and now my GUI does not load after GRIB. Instead of GUI, I can see TTY mode. I logged ...
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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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Is there a way for a normal person like me to create a linux GUI like Cinnamon or Gnome? [closed]

So, I am trying to create my own Linux distro based off of Ubuntu (called "Cubuntu" and pronounced "Chew-buntu") and I was wondering if I could create my own GUI or desktop environment for cheap or ...
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Script alternative of GUI command executed on login - it should not

Since my main data is not in $HOME, I have made a small (executable) script to start the GUI file manager (caja) in the desired directory and put it in my local executable directory (~/.local/bin): #!...
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Centos installed, switch to gui, no internet connection

I've installed CentOS 7 on a Dell PowerEdge R320. I did the minimal install and its starting up at the command line. Is there anyway to switch to the regular gui without reinstalling or a internet ...
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How to resolve 'No protocol specified' for su user

I am trying to use an alternate user (non-admin) to execute graphical software on my system. This alternate user has been named and given a UID and GID to match a remote system user of the same name. ...
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Wanted: GUI interface to show status of services on many servers

We have 763 Red Hat 7.2 Linux machines with systemd, systemctl and the presto service: systemctl status presto.service ● presto.service - Perforce Server Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/...
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Copying a program shortcut to some folder: the easy way

Case scenario: I have installed a program, say TeamViewer. Now I have a beautiful icon (shortcut) inside the Programs or DashBoard or Unity or whatever it is called now on my X-Windows flavour. I ...
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Solution to Frozen Lock Screen: Linux Mint Cinnamon 18

I'm a new linux user. I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 as my sole OS last weekend. The problem My lock screen is frozen at least once a day. I see a clock and a prompt to enter password. No ...
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Ubuntu Unity randomly crashes, and then the command 'unity' isn't recognized

For the last bit, unity (and perhaps other things?) would crash after something like 20-30 minutes of use. First my launchbar would disappear, all of the upper right hand icons disappear and then all ...
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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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Graphical SFTP client for linux? [duplicate]

Does anyone know a sftp client for linux that has a graphical user interface? Something like MobaXTerm for windows?
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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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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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Making 7zip archives with a GUI and working progress bar

When I try to create 7zip archives in Manjaro with Cinnamon, the interface is less helpful than the Windows 7zip program. If one of the files included is very large, the progress bar essentially ...
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Why does abiword tell users to get a life?

When the word processor abiword is called on a headless machine, one of the issued warnings reads (emphasis mine): ** (abiword:2020): WARNING **: clutter failed 0, get a life. What does this warning ...
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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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X Window System in Linux [closed]

What is X window system in linux ? How it is relatable to GNOME and KDE GUI enviornment ? I mean what is the relation between them ? Is X window system and GNOME are same or what ?
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What to do to run GUI Java app in chrooted environment?

In my case Java app is JDownloader. I prepared chroot environment as explained here: http://www.0x61.com/forum/post5240333.html#p5240333 and here: http://interreality.org/~reed/java-chroot.html ...
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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 high-...
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How to operate as root in GUI?

Following the standard recommendation I use my Linux system with a normal account and switch to root only in special cases. When browsing the file system using GUI sometimes an error pops up - You do ...
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Is there a login / display manager in Linux with a config GUI for setting wallpaper (NOT editing config files by CLI)?

I have looked and not found one. I'm surprised, as something as trivial as this should be configurable via a GUI. Even SDDM for KDE doesn't offer this and KDE is normally super configurable via GUI. ...
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Extract audio from video in Linux with a GUI program?

When I use Thunar I like adding to custom actions command lines like those presented here, here and here to extract audio from videos. I mean without transcoding/altering the sound, just putting it ...
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Run software on a Linux machine from Windows: GUI solution

I have a Windows 10 x64 machine and I have recently been given an account on a more poweful Linux machine. I'm hoping to run MATLAB files created on the Windows machine on this Linux machine which, I'...
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Debian - Out of range after installation

So I just installed Debian Linux on my PC, no errors during installation, Grub works fine. But at the moment when the desktop should supposedly pop up all I got is an "out of range" message. I ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon won't boot to GUI, only FreeDOS [closed]

Trying to dual-boot Linux with windows 10. I formatted my flash drive with Rufus, then copied the 18.2 64-bit Linux mint Cinnamon file to the root of the drive. When I try to boot from the drive, it ...
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Is there any way to launch gui application without gui?

I'm using Linux Mint MATE. I would like to launch a gui application without recognized by my eyes. I tried the following code which launches the application and moves it to another workspace with ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 added new user & then renamed it to old existing username, now unable to login GUI

By useradd I added a new user and than renamed it to old existing username. Now I'm unable to login to GUI. But command line is working fine.
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What is the bare minimum needed to run an android GUI program on ubuntu?

I have grabbed an android x86 ubuntu "app" that runs android on top of linux. How would I run that from a CLI only install of ubuntu, like ubuntu server? Or what is the bare minimum needed to ...
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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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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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WSL: Keeping ssh private key accessible as long as I don't restart Windows 10 (like the behaviour of pageant)

So far on Windows 10 I used mainly the PuTTy bundle (PuTTygen, Pageant and PuTTy, etc) to SSH into remote Linux machines. I use Pageant as a private key holder to hold to private key (and possible ...
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Install/configure Debian without a GUI [closed]

I am leaving Windows because XP is no longer secure and I do not want to switch to Windows 10. I am interested in switching to either Linux or FreeBSD; I am thinking Linux because of its wider usage ...
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Alt-Grab with Firefox

It is possible to grab regular X clients and move them around by left-clicking on the client while pressing the left Alt key. Same for resizing with Alt-RMB. Firefox clients however seem to completely ...
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How does Docker run GUIs?

I wrote some Java desktop applications and thought I'd run them with Docker to learn about containers. I got the Java applications into a Docker container with an ubuntu image. And that's when I ...
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I need a very light weight GUI to run under Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) with a twist

I have a VPS, for which I am paying next to nothing and grandfathered in. Therefore I am unwilling to part with it. And I want it to perform a smidgen more by making it accessible via VNC. Mind you ...
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How to install Desktop Environments on CentOS 7?

I have recently installed CentOS 7 (Minimal Install without GUI) and now I want to install a GUI environment in it. How can I install Desktop Environments on previously installed CentOS7 without ...
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Faster alternative to yad for a specific use case

Anyone knows a program that's faster/smaller than yad, to display gui windows with text. More specifically what i need: ability to control windows height/width control over where window is displayed ...