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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Mate for Jetson Nano

Sorry if a stupid question, but I would like to ask if I install some other distribution (like Ubuntu Mate) to Jetson Nano will I be able to access stuffs like Nano's temperature cat /sys/devices/...
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Starting a GUI application on the login screen prior to login

I have a server (VM) with Debian 10 and Cinamon desktop. I want to autostart a GUI application at boot with a local user account without using autologin. And I want the application to use the display ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Launch a GUI app on Linux Core (without desktop)

Is it possible to launch a GUI app (like XFreeRDP) on a Linux without having to load the whole desktop ? The goal is to have thin clients with Linux launching XFreeRDP uppon boot
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How to disable NVIDIA card on Centos 7

I have a NVIDIA card on my cenots 7 desktop. After running some updates, after a KDE install, it stopped booting the gui (the screen just freezes). Is it possible to remove the NVIDIA card and use the ...
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Enabling dual boot in grub: debian and graphical *BSD

After installing TrueOS to unallocated disk space, my computer didn't boot properly any more. With choosing a boot image, my screen froze. So I ran the rescue mode of a debian install medium and ...
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Is there a way to remove the GalliumOS greeter/opening graphics?

Basically, I'd really love to be able to just have the command line be the way I boot into Gallium, but the main way I tried was a little wonky. I deleted LXDM entirely, which not only didn't delete ...
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Taskbar in ubuntu is not visible. Only appears when I hover over Activities tab

Installed ubuntu 16.04. There is no taskbar in the screen. But when I hover over the activities tab, it appears. How can I make it stick to the corner of the screen forever?
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GTK3 inconsistent font and element size

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, installed a couple of desktops, but I'm getting this weird behaviour where GTK3 windows, buttons and fonts are either too small or two large. For example, this is a terminal ...
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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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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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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 ...