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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Opening an executable via GUI does nothing although opening it via terminal works

I have made a small Snake game using C. When I open it via GUI (Nemo), nothing gets opened. But if I open it using the terminal, it works as expected. I've tried it on multiple computers with ...
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run a graphical web browser on windows subsystem for linux?

How to Geek says that Windows 10 will only give CLI access to Linux. Is there possibly any way to run, specifically, Firefox from this bash shell?
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CentOS 7 GUI or CLI not loading

I have Installed CentOS 7 x86_64 and I forgotten root password. After then I reset the password editing boot grub menu according How To Reset Root Password On CentOS 7 as follow. But after rebooting ...
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How to display a video when a wrong password is entered

I want to display a video when a wrong password is entered (say only in GUI login screen or within the display manager). I have added a line to /etc/pam.d/common-auth to run my script /usr/local/bin/...
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Is there a way to persistently disable the menu bar in Konsole on Gnome 3?

I'm running Konsole 16.08.3-1 (installed via pacman) as my default terminal emulator under Gnome 3.22.2. Normally, when I start Konsole, I hit Ctrl+Shift+M to hide the menu bar; I only sparingly use ...
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GUI app for sending emails through specific smtp servers

Anyone know of an application like swaks but with a GUI? Preferably the application would have auto resolve of MX for the recipient domain. The purpose would be to be able to manually send email ...
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How do I test an untrusted GUI application? [closed]

Not all applications we run come from trusted repos. Sometimes we get a package .deb, .rpm, .tar, etc. that contains an application we do not trust completely trust. I'm talking slight distrust, not ...
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How can I rearrange the elements of Unity Dashboard?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to move or add new elements to my dashboard, but I couldn't find any useful information on the web. Can anyone help me please?
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GUI for Subversion on Raspberry Pi

Windows has a very good lightweight tool called TortoiseSVN, which provides a simple but effective GUI for controlling SVN repositories. In Ubuntu there is a similar one called RabbitVCS. What GUI ...
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how to start graphical user interface mode in oracle linux 7.2

I have gone through oracle's documentation here http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E54695/html/index.html but coundn't find a content where it states starting a gui in oracle linux. I have tried ...
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How can I observer the desktop GUI interacting with the shell?

For example, if I change the sound volume by the ubuntu desktop widget, I think it will issue some commands to the shell or run a script. Is it possible to see what it runs?
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GUI file managers infinitely loading folders never showing content [desktop: KDE5 - tested file managers: Dolphin, Thunar, Nautilus]

GUI file managers do not show any folder content anymore. Running KDE5 [plasma-desktop-5.7.5-1.fc23.x86_64] on Fedora 23 [4.7.4-100.fc23.x86_64] GUI file managers suddenly stopped to show contents of ...
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How can I install a GUI in Ubuntu 16.04 server edition?

First I'm going to say that I'm quite new to Linux and I want to do this for learning purposes. So what are the steps necessary to install a GUI (probably a window manager, a display/login manager, a ...
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How to install APT/dpkg on any Linux that doesn't have it?

First I'm gonna confess that I'm quite new to the world of Linux and only used Ubuntu/LinuxMint/Debian. I just came across a Linux distro called "Core Linux", which is only 11mb in size. Naturally, ...
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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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to change login mode of centos 6.5

I have been using CentOS 6.5 with the command line for 6 month. (It has database.) When I tried a graphical login, I got ... Open this file: vi /etc/inittab using a text editor and change the ...
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Xfce 4.10 not working after hard reset Debian 7.11

I had to hard reset my PC. After powering up GUI didn't appear and when I tried to start it, I got startx: command not found Some other commands and their responses: whereis startx startx: xfce4-...
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What is the bare minimum I should install on a headless Red Hat (or CentOS), or Ubuntu, box to be able run GUI programs through X11 via SSH

I access my machine via ssh with the -Y parameter. I have a local X server installed (XQuartz for Mac) The remote server is a barebones command line only box. What is the bare minimum I would need ...
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How to create own application installer for Linux? [closed]

I would like to develop a sefl-made application graphical installer in Java. But I not found is quite a good tutorial for this. I saw izPack installer creator, but for this documentation is quite ...
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How to use a graphical interface for remote CentOS 6 server via ssh?

I am given a project that needs to be done in CentOS. So I rented a CentOS 6 droplet on digitalocean.com. I created a user for myself. Everything was going easy until I got to install a huge program ...
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run GUI application on startup after network is up

I need to automatically start a GUI application at startup, but after network is up, what is the right way to do it? My OS is Lubuntu with LXDE. I tried different ways, such as crontab, rc.local and ...
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Scrollbar width of Linux-Firefox

On my system (I am just running Fluxbox 1.3.7 on FreeBSD 10.3 – but I've seen that on Linux, too) Firefox has a much more narrow scrollbar than on Windows (which also behaves differently). How do I ...
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startx command not working in MobaXterm

I have set up Raspbian Jessie on my RPi 3 Model B. I am using mobaXterm as a remote client. To start the Pi's GUI, when I type startx, the following output is returned:
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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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Linux Mint only “File” menu visible on menu toolbar

On applications like gedit and gimp only the "File" menu is visible on the menubar/toolbar. However I can still click on where other menus would normally be (e.g. "Edit", "Help") to access them. I ...
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Redhat & GUI/GNOME Struggle?

We have in our Company SysAdmin so damm stupied and lazy. Everytime I ask him for a Redhat Virtual Machine(VM),He just deploy a ready template with GUI and lot of package,a lot I think he just install ...
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Can terminal window titles be updated while a process is running?

I'm trying to set a little pomodoro/countdown timer for myself in the terminal. This comment on Superuser offers a handy little shell function that will act as a countdown timer, which printfs the ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 not working on vnc

I use a real vnc viewer to connect to my host machine. The host machine has Linux in the GUI mode. I would like to switch between the GUI and the console mode, however the key Ctrl+Alt+F1 opens up my ...
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Dropbox GUI issues in Fedora 23 running Cinnamon

I am having an issue with Dropbox under Fedora 23 and I don't know how to fix it. Take a look at the following pic: So regarding this I have two questions: Is there any way to fix this? How? I am ...
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Does linux stops processing related to GUI when we remove the desktop screen from connection from cabinet(CPU box)?

When there is big non interactive software running and if I required more processing power then, after removing the desktop screen does kernel stops processing related to GUI(graphical user interface) ...
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OpenBSD - X Window system - no choice on reinstall

I have an AMD64 desktop that I currently run a Centos client on and today I got inspired to convert it into a BSD machine with a gnome desktop environment. I have been running an open BSD server on ...
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How to show my Firefox icon on my panel (GNOME)?

I am new to Linux (I've been studying it for just about few days, and I have just installed Fedora workstation on my desktop.), and I downloaded Firefox Developer Edition for just testing it. I can ...
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Reopen xchat after it has been closed to the system tray

When I close xchat to the system tray, it is leaving IRC connections to servers and consequent channels open and the process running. However, when the program is reopened from the system tray, it ...
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why isn't there a historical pretty log of your upgrades, downgrades and package purges in Debian?

I wanted to lookup history of my recent updates/upgrades, package purges and found out that other than aptitude and ugly dpkg.log, there doesn't seem to be anything else which does the same. See ...
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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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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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Having graphical issues in Eclipse and other apps

My current installation of Manjaro linux is having some graphical issues in Eclipse and other apps. Text is misaligned, padding is sometimes missing and other general graphical glitches occur. I am ...
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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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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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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 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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Xdialog - Capture user and password for a shellscript

I'm trying to create a simple "User and Password" GUI input for a shellscript, with the --2inputbox parameter for the Xdialog command: While following the documentation seems to be easy, it does not ...
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Is there a graphical pager?

Does someone know of a GUI application (X/GTK+/Qt/whatever) that can be used instead of less or more for viewing text, specifically one piped in from standard input? Ideally looking for something that ...
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Direct Xorg/Xserver manipulation without Desktop Environment

I'd like to create a GUI kiosk application, and ideally avoid the need to install a desktop. Is it possible to use Cairo/OpenGL to generate graphics in an application launched from the console ...
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How do permissions work with the GUI

There are several things that you must have superuser privileges to do from a terminal that can be done from a normal user account via the gui. e.g. Poweroff/reboot mount/unmount media I understand ...
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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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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 ...