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Starting Ubuntu without the GUI

I want to boot a "Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS" server, but I want XFCE not to be started, nor X at all, only Shell. How do I tell my server to boot to the shell, not running XFCE at all? I have an SSH ...
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Reset Opera titlebar back to hidden

I'm a massive fan of Opera, but I can't figure how to flip the GUI back to where the main titlebar is hidden again. Any ideas? Back to its original look:
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Using the keyboard in Mac OS's tree control

On Mac, how do I use the keyboard in the tree control widget to collapse/expand folders?
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What defines Google Chrome window location?

In Google Chrome, when i want to open new window in incognito mode, i press CTRL+Shift+N. It opens new window in certain location. My question is: What defines coordinates of that location?? How can ...
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No longer able to browse for folder

I am not sure what happened, but suddenly the dialog for browsing for a folder no longer works on my computer (see screenshot #1 below). It's not just one application. I have at least two more that ...
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Gnome and Debian are too large for my original iBook. What distro/gui should I use?

The machine I'm using has a PowerPC architecture so I'm somewhat limited to what flavors of Linux I can use and I don't want to go back to Mac OS 8.9. The HD is only 3.3 GB so I can't get both Debian ...
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Open dot-file via GUI “open file” dialog?

Is there any way to open a file with a leading . in the filename using just the regular File > Open... dialog?
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Include only *.cs files using the 7zip GUI

I highlighted a few folders in 7zip and wanted to add only the *.cs files from those folders into this archive. I can't seem to figure out what I would type in the "parameters" box to make this ...
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Prevent scroll bar movement after first click on filename under edge of window (screenshots included)

I just installed Windows 7, and there’s something that’s bugging me. In the first picture before the first click: To open 73, I’d usually just double-click, or use a remapped keyboard button that ...
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Ubuntu Studio 11.04 My user account has dissappeared off of the log in gui

Turned on my linux box this evening- dual boot natty and studio - and discovered my login gui for studio was missing my user account name. As well as the desktop log in options (Ubuntu, ubuntu ...
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Installed Ubuntu Linux 11.04, but no eye candy

I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 but the interface does not look anything like the screenshots shown on the Ubuntu web site at: http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/whats-new What can I do to get all the original ...
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GUI program to locally analyze server / web logs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Web log files analyzer I have a web server log file locally that I would like to extract unique visitors and downloads from, possibly visualised on a time-line. However, ...
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Debian lenny GUI not working

I have installed the Debian "lenny" release on my machine. The GUI is not working in normal mode; to start it I have to go to single user mode and type: gdm start Why is this happening? Any ideas ...
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Need a wiki with a nice GUI [closed]

My grandfather in law wants to put together a wiki, but wikimedia's syntax is to complicated for him. Is there a nice wiki software I can install on my ubuntu server with a GUI to edit tables, links ...
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Explorer: Remove Top Banner/Navigation

Can you inform me how to remove the top banner (navigation) in Windows Explorer? OS is Windows 7.
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Make Windows 7 Act (not look) like Mac

I use both a Windows 7 and Mac machine at work and have a Mac and Windows 7 machine at home as well. I use them both for application development, but I can't stand Windows 7. Mainly for these reasons: ...
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Interface in several Windows applications missing gradients, colors, and images

Recently I encountered an odd problem with Visual Studio. Both in the 2008 and 2010 editions where certain images, colors and gradients in the GUI fail to load. After various reinstalls of the ...
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Flickering Java application GUI on windows 7

I am trying to use the jMonkeyPlatform to create a game, but the GUI of the application keeps flickering black on refreshes and resizes of the panels. I found issues on more programs that have this ...
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GUI tool for applying patch files for windows

There any number of good GUI diff-tools for windows (I use Araxis Merge, and kDiff3), but none of them (that I can find) will apply a patch file. I would expect it to work like this: I open a base ...
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Software for batch renaming of images [closed]

I have a bunch of images downloaded from the web. I kept their original file names when I saved them. Now I would like to reorder these images and have them renamed in a pattern like this: ...
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Gnuplot GUI for Ubuntu 10.10

Is there a Gnuplot GUI (equivalent to wgnuplot.exe) for Ubuntu ?
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Change Firefox 4 UI to Firefox 3 UI?

Any quick way to change Firefox 4 UI to the old Firefox UI? I am on Windows, and I just can't live with the new Firefox GUI layout.
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In Firefox 4, how do I get the RSS feed button back?

I've upgraded to Firefox 4 and the RSS feed button was removed from the address bar! How do I get it back?
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Ubuntu 10.10 Gmail, Midori and GTK2 customization madness

This is related to my question here Midori is a browser that obeys my GTK2 customizations EXCEPT when it comes to Gmail. There are several parts to this conundrum: Midori displays scrollbars on ...
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How do I disable tab stacking in Opera 11.01

There's new feature in Opera 11.01 called tab stacking. It helps you to hoard tabs. It works for (and annoys) me in Opera (11.01 build 1190) under Win32, but somehow doesn't appear in the same build ...
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How do I turn off window maximization when reaching the edge of the screen in Windows 7?

The title sums it up, pretty much. I tend to arrange windows on the screen manually, and when I bring a window too far up it automatically maximizes itself. How do I turn this off? It drives me nuts!
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Customizing fast-access buttons on left-hand side of File->Open dialogue in most Windows programs

In many Windows programs when I open a file, the GUI dialogue that starts with "Look in:" and provides a list of directories and files to open has a thin panel on the left-hand side with the following ...
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Can I move the tabs into the title bar in Internet Explorer 9?

Internet Explorer 9 has a nice minimalistic arrangement of URL box and tabs. However, when the window is maximized, there is a ugly title bar line on top of the browser: For comparison (Chrome): ...
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Which fork of GitX is the most active? [closed]

I've been using the original GitX but I've noticed it hasn't had any updates for quite a while. Which version of GitX is the most active, in terms of updates/stability/features? The original ...
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Seeing a pre-logon app's GUI after logon (or ever) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to select the account on the login screen of Windows7 by start typing the name? I'm looking for either a method to achieve this, or a clear reason why it's not ...
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Is there a way to make Skype show my contacts instead of my history in the sidebar?

<rant> that new Skype on OSX is so amazingly awful its not even funny...</rant> Alright then, so, the most amazing feat of the new Skype version 5 is that whenever it starts up, it ...
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Event Tracing for Windows GUI

i want to view tracing events from the Event Tracing for Windows system. As far as i can tell the only client program that exists for connecting to providers is a command line tool that comes with ...
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Install GNU Emacs GUI in Fedora

I've installed the "emacs" package from yum, but typing emacs at the terminal doesn't launch the GUI version. I was under the impression it installed by default, and emacs -nw would be used for the ...
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Does OS X support linux-like features? [closed]

I have been using XP for almost a decade. Contrary to popular belief, it has served me well. In the last 4 years I don't remember ever having it crash on me. It has the most stable GUI I have ever ...
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Run a GUI app on remote computer from SSH

I want to run a GUI application on my Ubuntu computer, but it should started by a shell script on my Debian server trought SSH. Is this possible?
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Windows 7 “sunny” network icon

In Windows 7, I sometimes see this "sun" icon overlay in the networking tray icon: What does it mean? Bonus points: cite docs.
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How to know which display number for the variable DISPLAY will be exported when using ssh?

When I ssh to a server using -X, I am always confused about which display number I should export. It seems to me sometimes the display number has been used by something, so what I can do is only go ...
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Ubuntu GUI is ugly after updating graphic drivers

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop computer and saw the nice looking scroll bars on the windows. I then installed the NVIDIA drivers for my GTX 275 card and rebooted. Now however, the GUI ...
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Bash shell: how to reconcile portable configuration files and GUI terminal start-up types (login or interactive)?

In an attempt to "properly" implement a standard configuration of my preferred shell, bash, for use across multiple platforms, I've come across some confusion when dealing with terminals that are ...
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git GUI that has blacklist or whitelist patterns?

The last time I used tortoisegit it didn't support whitelist or blacklist patterns. I couldnt say ignore these generated files (such as objects) which was annoying when I have several dozens projects ...
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Changing the blank user tile in Windows 7 Pro Classic Logon?

In Windows 7 Professional, when the classic logon option is enabled, i.e. enforcing ctrl-alt-del and not storing previous user names, the user name/password dialog shows a blank square for the user ...
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Query value of button with current focus (together with xdotool) from the command line

I am using xdotool to automate some GUI usage. That works pretty well, but sometimes I want to check what button currently has focus. So I need to query the value of that button. xdotool doesn't seem ...
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What are the benefits of mac-style global menu in Ubuntu?

I'm currently using Ubuntu linux. There is a feature avaliable called global-menu, which provides mac-style global menu bar - common menu bar for any application. But I wonder (as I've never used a ...
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Free Mac OS X MySQL GUI [closed]

I'm looking for a good GUI app like Heidi SQL on windows for mac os x, snow leopard specifically. It can support more DBs than MySQL but needs to at least that. I'd like to be able to manipulate DBs, ...
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Ubuntu as home server with remote access

I have a PC connected to my TV in the living room. Its on all the time doing random things like sharing files on the network. We also use it to watch TV shows and movies. I want to be able to log ...
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Suppress all windows XP dialog boxes

I have a Windows XP box (Pro... I think) that is used for NOTHING more then a photo frame. The great part it attached to a large screen. ;) Since it's a photo frame there is no keyboard or mouse. ...
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How to change the font in SmartSVN?

Using SmartSVN on my Windows machine, it is not honoring my Windows font preferences (neither font size or font face). They should be doing something like: void GetIconTitleFont(ref string fontName, ...
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Is there any GUI editor for MetaFont?

Is there any WYSIWYG GUI editor for MetaFont (.mf files)? I have google-ed but didn't get any useful information.
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How to prevent stacking of windows in the Windows 7 taskbar?

Is there a way to get Windows 7 to show two separate icons in the taskbar when I have two instances of the app running instead of having them stacked on top of each other? Windows XP had similar ...
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Emacs: What features or benefits are unique to either GUI or terminal interface?

Emacs can be launched in it's own GUI window or within a terminal (using the -nw flag). What features or work-flow benefits are only available in one mode or the other? I.e. If a user habitually uses ...