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 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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Execute command after GUI-application has started

I have to use a home-built tool at my company which requires 'root' privileges. To make things worse, it's a GUI application. Normally, I wouldn't execute such things, but I don't have much of a ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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how to open multiple windows in a predefined arrangement with a single command

I want to write a single bash script/configuration/whatever to open up multiple windows with a predefined arrangement by executing a single command. For example, when I get notified about problems ...
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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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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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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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Windows look-alike Linux/Unix

The security/privacy focused distribution Tails features a camouflage-mode, that made it look like a Windows Desktop OS. Is there a GUI/GUI-theme/GUI-extensions that makes a Linux/Unix desktop look ...
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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Setup GUI via ssh

I can connect to my universitys server, where I have a virtual machine running on Debian 8.3 (as far as I can see, no additional software is installed yet). I have admin rights and can install new ...
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How to manage network adapters?

Let's pretend i have two wireless adapters, one is usb and one is pci and they are named wlan0 and wlan1. Is there an easy (and graphical, if possible) way to force applications to use one adapter or ...
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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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Ask password in window mode after sudo or other command line operations?

Was seen in movies, that after command line operations, the password was asked in separate GUI window. From my (small) experience, password, required from command line, was always asked in command ...
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How can I rotate my display using some GUI tool, in LXDE?

I'm using LXDE. Is there a utility, menu item or other GUI-ish way to rotate the display on my monitor (e.g. by 90 degrees)? lxrandr doesn't seem to offer me that option. My system is Debian Stretch ...
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How do I ask password by GUI prompt while using sudo in script?

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux with GNOME Flashback Desktop Environment. I need a GUI password prompt for user for executing command with sudo in script. Example consider following script: zenity --...
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How does GUI in Unix/Linux actually work? [duplicate]

I need some clear explanations on the following questions. What is Desktop Environment? What is Desktop Manager? What is Display Manager? What is X window system, server, X11 and Xorg? What is the ...
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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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Does file directory/folder your code is in matter when using python3 modules ? I had an Issue [closed]

I am asking as lately while doing python GUI programing I installed tkinter by doing apt-get install python3-tk everything went well and when I opened python3 console while I was in the following ...
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How to mount a partition at startup in Linux Mint 17.2 KDE by using a GUI?

I would like to have a GUI to set one of my NTFS drives to be automatically mounted at startup as it contains data synchronized with apps that also run at startup (Dropbox, Megasync etc) which ...
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Opening current directory from a terminal onto a file browser?

My current directory is buried deep in multiple subfolder layers from my home directory. If I want to open this directory in a gui-based file browser, I have to double click folder after folder to ...
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Dealing with broken pipes in ssh X11 forwarding with an intensive numerical simulation

I have a hydrodynamic code I inherited that has a java gui. It is quite user friendly but it is a nightmare to run through ssh because when I do X11 forwarding, if the connection experiences problems ...
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If I want to create a GUI which displays exactly the same data as TOP command does in LINUX, where do I get the data from?

I found out that I can get the PID(first column) from the /proc/[pid]/stat file, first column. I am not sure where can I find the rest of the attributes. And my guess is we need to calculate the %CPU ...
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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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How do end-user processes, desktop environment and windows manager communicate with each other?

In Linux, each process communicates with each other through kernel. As far as I know, X11 is a server which means it is a process. I read somewhere (cannot remember the source, will provide later) ...
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CentOS 6.7 hangs after progress bar

does someone has been in this problem with CentOS 6.7 ? X does not finish to complete.. missing icons and menu. What I already did: 1) Install nvidia drivers 2) Uninstall nvidia drivers yum ...
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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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Kali 2.0 Linux doesn't start in GUI

I've had some trouble installing a dual-boot system on my laptop. I used Boot-Repair and now both systems (Windows 10 and Kali Linux 2.0) are showing up in Grub. My problem is that, whenever I start ...
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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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How to find what the “Mate version” of programs are called

On Mate systems, many programs correspond to (and are sometimes forks of) other programs with more well-known names: nautilus -> caja gnome-terminal -> mate-terminal ark -> engrampa gedit -> pluma ...
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Make Applications open the Overview Screen

When clicking "Applications" on the top-left in Fedora the overview screen appears. However in CentOS this opens a Windows-like start menu. Is there any way to make this open the overview screen ...
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Cannot Launch to gnome GUI on Kali Sana after dist-upgrade

I'm facing some problems on Kali Sana 2.0, I dist-upgrade my system to Kali Sana days ago, and as usual all I had to type to start the GUI is: # startx But 'startx' returns 'segmentation fault' ...
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clickable (gui) Bash script?

Was just finishing some script containing a choice menu and was wondering if there's a tool out there that could be called by a script, provides a 1-click-choice-menu and returns the result back to ...
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Time Machine with GUI for Linux Mint

I try to find Time Machine for Linux Mint which has GUI and is easy to use for Linux unexperienced person. Similar features which Macintosh Time Machine has. Backups entire boot drive hourly.
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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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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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security model of Linux password entry

Whenever a Windows application wants to do something requiring administrator privileges, my screen goes black and a prompt comes up, asking if I want to grant administrator privileges. I understand ...
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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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X won't start after Ignoring BGRT

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Fedora 20 and after a restart the laptop got stuck after this message: Ignoring BGRT invalid status 0 (expected 1) The starting process runs properly until ...
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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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How to decrypt and copy home folder from laptop to external hard drive through live usb GUI?

Everything was working alright until just two days ago when I decided to set the default brightness level using the instructions in https://askubuntu.com/questions/66751/how-do-i-set-default-display-...
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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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GUI List boxes invisible

I'm having an issue with my Eclipse GUI. I'm not sure if it Linux specific or Eclipse specific. When I try to view list boxes or text areas, they don't show up. All I see is a grey box (or what I ...
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RPM to invoke browser post installation

I am creating an RPM installer for centos 6.5, After installation i want the RPM to invoke the browser and show the installation report. This installation report shows the details of how the ...
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How to identify if Num lock or Caps lock is turned on in RHEL 6.6?

My Thinkpad T430 has no visible indicator if a num lock/caps lock is on/off is there a way to notify on screen when turned on/off?
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What is the icon between settings and lock-screen in Gnome3?

I can't figure out what the icon between my settings and lock-screen icon in Gnome3 is supposed to do. It has two states, locked and unlocked, but it's not the lock screen. When I click it, it ...
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Closing a GUI window from the command line

I often run scripts to transform a CSV file which I then preview in LibreOffice. I often open the CSV with xdg-open file.csv. However, if I run that command when the file is already open, ...
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Decent GUI notifications in GNOME

I use OS X 10.10.3 here at work, and my colleagues use Fedora 21 with Gnome 3.14.2. I use apps like Mail and Telegram, and OS X give excellent visual warnings about new messages (numeric badges in ...
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Recovering Invisible screens and dropdowns on linux

The terminal has gone invisible , although I can type commands and they get executed: Even some firefox download dropdowns are invisible, I can click the items in the drop down list but the list ...
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What is the reason for the apparent lag of a mouse pointer when running a Linux Desktop?

So this question might at first seem a little vague and it's most certainly not trolling or having a dig at Linux. It's always been my observation that most Linux based desktop GUIs seem to have ...
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how to remove all sent/received/draft messages at once in modem manager gui

There is no any option provided by modem manager gui to remove all messages at once. Is there any way to delete all messages without hitting del key for each and every message. Thank you!