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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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Why does my general frame rate slow down to 40fps randomly?

This has been bugging me for a while. Every once in a while, I find my computer to be sort of laggy and I thought it was because it was busy or something. However, I recently noticed that it wasn't ...
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retro Dos menu application [on hold]

I remember around 1993 when I was using my first 486 compaq computer, I had windows 3.11 and DOS, there was a DOS based application which if I remember right its name was 'Menu' it was a graphical ...
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Downloading Themes for GUI in windows application?

Is it possible to download from the net or customize the GUI, or form of a windows application made in Visual Studio? I have tried to make the form better to look at, but i want cool or casual look ...
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Make Sikuli run on a separate virtual screen

I'm using Sikuli to create scripts that run using screen captures. How could I make a sikuli script run in a separate virtual screen in order to be able to use my computer when a script is running? ...
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Selectively Bulk-Delete Images from PDF file

Selectively removing one single image from a PDF is straightforward. Bulk-deleting all images from a PDF is also straightforward. But is there software to selectively remove many images from a file in ...
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How to open more than one folder at a time in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my Thinkpad T440 but I came along with a problem that is I just can open one folder at a time in GUI mode. I saw others answers saying to middle click or ...
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Hide Scrollbars in Eclipse Editors

I like Eclipse a lot, but I would like some way to easily hide the scrollbars in the Eclipse editors. I have seen this eclipse bug here, but don't know what to make of it (if it has been solved, why ...
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GUI applications in anacron

I'm trying to run a bunch of scripts/commands every day. For this purpose I've configured a user-space anacron as explained here. Anacron is started hourly by cron: contents of ...
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How to determine process for unclickable floating window?

Somehow I got a window which I can't close. It's unclickable, floats above other windows and I don't know which process it belongs to. Using Process Explorer's crosshair tool does not help, because ...
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Which GUI framework is used to make Ubuntu?

I'm interested to know, Which GUI framework is used to build ubuntu? As well i know it is built in C/C++. But what GUI is used to make Ubuntu? Help would be appreciated!
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How to edit Folder Permissions using GUI?

Both on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 TP - x64 Uefi I can't edit folder permissions by using the 'Advanced Security Settings' dialog. It says: To modify a permission entry, select the entry and click ...
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GIMP Close edited image without asking for confirmation

I was able to disable the confirmation dialog when closing an image. I successfully did so at a previous version of GIMP but apparently an update to GIMP 2.8.14 (on Arch Linux) disabled it and I can't ...
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GUI artifact/error - Windows XP SP2

Every once in a while the right click menu is leaving around one of its items: This bar sits on top of everything and the only way I can find to make them go away is to change something in the ...
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Is there any GUI tool to configure /etc/fstab?

I have little experiences in configuring the 'fstab'. I'm looking for any GUI tool that helps me with this. If possible based on gtk and should be available in Debian.
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Is it possible to have git gui / gitk look good on a retina Macbook Pro?

I really love git gui and gitk. They work very well for me and I know exactly how to use them. Sadly, they look really pixelated and ugly on my retina macbook. Since it's just text and chrome it would ...
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Could not display the GUI. This application needs access to an X Server

Im having problems installing SOAPUI on my Ubuntu 12.04. It throws: "Could not display the GUI. This application needs access to an X Server" My java version is: java version "1.7.0_07" Java(TM) SE ...
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In programs like Xterm, Xpdf, Nedit does refer to some Library?

These software have a menu different from other apps (in my gnome system) and they look like a light weight GUI. Can anyone please tell me what is the difference between this X and Gnome's ...
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How to Keep a Window in Front of Others in Mac OS X?

Does anybody know if it would be possible to keep a window in front of others on Mac OS X (10.6) ? I would like to be able to have my firebug console open while debugging my site and my screen real ...
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How do I access my modem's GUI when it's in bridged mode?

I wanted to try setting up my ActionTec P5001a DSL modem/router in bridged mode with a Linksys E2500 router for improved NAT performance. Switching the modem to bridged mode and the router to PPPoE ...
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How to find ip address of my Asus RT-AC86U in Access Point mode?

I'm using an Asus wireless router model RT-AC68U and can connect fine to the internet using it wirelessly. I configured the router to be an Access Point, but having done so, I can no longer locate ...
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Does Knoppix CD version have a GUI app for recording CD/DVDs?

I'm using Knoppix (7.2.0 specifically, but the question is about any recent version) CD version, and would like to record a CD. I can use cdrecord fine, but would rather use some GUI app... except ...
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How do you enable new navigation sidebar in Jira?

I really like the new navigation sidebar in Jira onDemand: The only problem is, when I created a new project on a new account, the sidebar has gone. Is there any way to enable it for all projects?
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No GUI and Long on screen in ubuntu 14.04 after removing GTK

I removed the gtk+2 and gtk+3 by the command "apt-get remove" command. But after that, I could not log on to my system, there is no Log in screen and other GUI icons.But the PC is working, I could ...
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Can you see whats happening under the gui?

When I start application with gui from linux terminal, i am able to see whats happening iunder the gui in that terminal. And if it crashes, most of the time there is problem why did it crashed. So my ...
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How do you increase the resize border thickness in Xubuntu 12.04?

I want to make the window resize border larger, but do not want to change the window manager or the desktop theme. How do I do so?
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How to get this interface in Ubuntu 14.04?

I've wondered this for a while now. Whenever I see any official Ubuntu images, I always see at least one with the following tablet interfaces: I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 the other day, and I'm ...
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How to remove a picturebox from a powershell GUI after it has been added?

I am creating a powershell tool that performs a specific migration of program data. One step I need to perform is to check whether SQL server can write to the specified file locations. I have a button ...
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Desktop GUI Environment vs. Gaming Graphics

This quetion stems from my noticing that my Windows 7 Experience ratings for Aero Desktop Performance is significantly less than the rating for Gaming Graphics. I built an AMD 8-core APU. The Windows ...
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Win 8: window/process moved to 'background process' and I cant move them back to 'apps'

I'm having a problem with windows 8. Some windows randomly disappear and I can't access them. They don't show up in the task bar or under alt-tab, but I know the window is still open because I can ...
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How to separate Vim themes for LUI and GUI with same general configuration?

I like twilight theme for my Vim, but this theme has 2 major versions, twilight256.vim dedicated for terminals and twilight.vim designed for graphical interfaces. I just wondering how to separate ...
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how to install gui for debian

I have installed debian in my old computer(extremely slow) with minimal installation. It is showing me terminal. I tried installing GUI as follows: $apt-get update //done successfully $apt-get ...
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Windows 7 Explorer keyboard shortcut: set focus to files/folders/content area?

Is there a Windows 7 Explorer keyboard shortcut to set focus to files/folders/content area (depicted below)? This has bothered me for so long... I want to set my explorer window's focus to the files ...
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Weird Java GUI behavior on windows PC via SSH tunneling to/from Linux machine

I have a very weird problem with a Java GUI that I've built at work. It is so weird I don't even know where to start to look for help!! We have a standalone system at an offsite location consisting ...
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Linux terminal for virutalization purposes, no X windows

I was wondering if I could download a linux distro somewhere that just featured the terminal with no GUI. Would this be possible in a Ubuntu liveCD?
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How does “explorer.exe” work and control the GUI? [closed]

All info states that this is the main shell of Windows 3.x versions and up of Windows OSes. My question is, how does this program have access to the entire GUI and screen/framebuffer data to draw and ...
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Windows 8/8.1/10 3D style window frames

Ever since Windows 8, window frames looked flat like in the old days before the 3D look that came with, I think, Windows 3.1. Yesterday I was playing with the Windows 10 preview and noticed that when ...
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Can't click on uncommitted changes in github Gui

I'm not sure if this is a bug in github Gui or just I made some mistakes. It seems that if I clicked on any commit in unsynced changes then wanted to go back to uncommitted changes, it doesn't do ...
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Play VLC stream without interface

I would like to use VLC to play an Internet radio stream without starting the GUI. Is that possible? I have explored the command line documentation for VLC a bit and I did not came to any solution. ...
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Good, lightweight GUI-based process monitor for Linux

I'd like a snappy GUI-based (I insist since people still want to propose console-based) application that can show me running processes and allow me to kill them, on Linux. It doesn't need to be as ...
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GUI to Change the Login Screen Wallpaper Image on Snow Leopard

the "standard" login screen background on OSC (Leopard and Snow Leopard) can be modified using these command line incantations: cd /System/Library/CoreServices sudo mv DefaultDesktop.jpg ...
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Windows: Is there any way to disable UI resizing?

I'm on Windows. As I always insist on the default appearances of GUI, I want to prevent accidental resizing (e.g. window resizing, column resizing). Any way to disable resizing (like they are locked)? ...
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Position and Sizing OS X windows to Exact Pixel Dimentions/Locations

Is there an OS X application and/or system utility that will allow a user (me) to position application windows at exact screen coordinates, as well as size windows to exact pixel dimensions? I'm ...
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How can I use the windows GUI to do the equivalent of linux touch on multiple files?

This is very similar to this question: Windows equivalent of the Linux command 'touch'? The difference is, I'd like to set the date modified to "now" from the GUI. The above question may ...
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Do text based browsers reduce network traffic?

Do text based browsers such as lynx, links and elinks consume less bandwidth than a GUI based browser (ie, Firefox, Chrome etc.)? I'm guessing no reduction in traffic. Rationale: I think a text based ...
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How can I set environment variables for GUI apps in OS X Mavericks?

I've been struggling to get an app to run in OS X Mavericks. I finally was able to get it to run by drilling into the .app bundle and running the shell script directly. It seems that JAVA_HOME needed ...
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How to search for only a certain file extension for commit?

I have an ongoing problem using the TortoiseHG Workbench commit window to search for only a certain file type, such as with Python modules. Often I have tons of .pyc files that I don't want to be ...
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Linux keyboard interface GUI menubar

I am not much of a gui guy, but I like gnome3 because it generally gets out of my way and has a fast track to opening applications with minimal interaction. I rarely use gtk/qt applications but when I ...
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GUI for Apache/PHP on a Mac

Recently installed Snow Leopard on my Mac Mini. Something screwed up my Apache/PHP installation and it's now looking at a different library as localhost. The PHP installation also reset some of my ...
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How do I change iTerm2's visual bell to just a flashing screen?

I know I have seen this set on other computers, but I'm uncertain how to change this myself. Also, I've tried changing bell.png in: ~/Applications/iTerm.app/Contents/Resources/bell.png However, I'd ...