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Boot Ubuntu 16.04 into command line / do not start GUI

I want my Ubuntu 16.04 to not start GUI on boot and show command line console only. I have tried the following recipies but none of them are for version 16.04 and so they do not seem to work — GUI ...
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How to auto-hide bookmarks bar in Chrome?

I am looking for a way to auto-hide the bookmarks bar in Chrome, so that it only shows when I hover over the area. I'd also like a method to auto-hide the address bar in Chrome that works in a ...
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Monitoring tool with visual presentation of tables and key-value pairs from REST [closed]

I am searching for a tool which can display data from REST calls dynamically on a GUI. The results are rather tables with several columns or key-value pairs so in general speaking pretty simple ...
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Remove new tab and close tab buttons in chrome

I always use ^T to open a new tab, so I have no need for the new tab button. I'd also like to remove the close tab buttons since I always close tabs with ^W.
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PDF program or app for xubuntu to compress bulk files with GUI

I have searched and researched internet to find a program or app for xubuntu to compress bulk pdf files, but I cannot find, I found a Nautilus script to do that but I don't know if it works in xubuntu ...
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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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How do I switch desktop enviroments with out logging out?

I have recently had an issue with Cinnamon and am using Mate. What I want to know is, is there a way to switch back and forth between gui environments with out logging out? This is a Linux mint ...
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Why are there extraneous brackets in my Firefox dialogs?

For approximately two months (after an upgrade to version ~45) my Firefox dialogs have had extraneous brackets (see diagram). This happens on both Windows and Ubuntu. Is this a Firefox bug, a change ...
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How to record a mp3/m3u stream using VLC?

How do I capture/record directly from a MP3/M3U stream of a radio station, using VLC player, setting up VLC via its graphical user interface (GUI)? I prefer the Windows version of VLC but ...
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Is there a way to manipulate windows locally in realtime similar to how OBS overlays work?

Basically what I want is a way to keep a window on top (I can do that), crop a window (best I can do now is remove the titlebar with an AutoHotkey script), and make certain areas or specific colours ...
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Why did Windows remove the Scan Disk GUI?

Why isn't the Scan Disk graphical user interface available on Windows XP and Windows Vista (maybe Windows 7 also)?
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How to force dialog windows to be displayed in front?

When I open a zenity dialog window with bash, the window is always displayed in the background rather than in front of the terminal window. For example zenity --info --title='Just a title' --text='...
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How to use OpenVPN GUI for connecting to VPNs with Google Authenticator?

My workplace has a VPN server which requires a Google Auth token to connect. Connecting via console works - I'm asked for the token and the connection goes through smoothly. However connecting via the ...
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Dragging task manager window is jerky; all others are smooth

I just clean installed Windows 7 on a computer, and I've run into a very odd problem. While dragging Chrome, Office and other application windows is very smooth, if I drag the task manager window, ...
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Kali Linux Glitched Boot

I'm having a problem with Kali Linux when it should start the gui, my cursor is constantly flickering. When I switch to tty2 I'm able to login but then I get in the command line. When I do X I end ...
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Increase dragging-folder-opening speed

When I want to go and drop a file from my Desktop dir into a given directory that is many levels deep, I typically click on the file and drag it into finder and allow the folders to open themselves ...
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How to use scroll wheel for command output history in a minimal install?

If someone ever booted up a GNOME desktop and accessed the terminal you would be quick to realize that the scroll wheel is able to move back and forth through command history. To me this is an ideal ...
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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 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 ...
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Is it possible to launch GUI of headless VirtualBox' machine?

After I launch a virtual machine (Ubuntu 12.04) in headless mode on Windows 7 host C:\Users\XXX>VBoxManage startvm "ubuntu 12.04" --type headless Waiting for VM "ubuntu 12.04" to power on... VM ...
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How to modify/re-position GUI element in taskmgr Windows 7?

For instance, Windows 7 x64 SP1. Is there any workaround or trick/tip (with resource editing tool, ect...) doing the reposition the number of graph in CPU usage history panel in Performance tab of ...
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What is the difference between DESKTOP_SESSION, XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP, and XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP?

I want to detect which desktop manager I am running, and I found out that there are three environment variables, DESKTOP_SESSION , XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP , and XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP which could help me do ...
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Better GUI for vim?

I enjoy using vim, its endless features and the way it does things (for the most part). I've been using it on and off (not as my main editor) for at least 7 years now, so while I'm far from being an ...
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Externally Control Application (Interface)

There is an application that I use as a mixer. It has a gui which looks like a mixer- some knobs and some faders, etc. If you don't know what I mean here is an example: A consistent issue I face is ...
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Dont move mouse cursor on touch screen touch (laser control)

I control laser software as a hobby and do it with a Surface Pro 3. Is there a way to prevent a touch screens' mouse cursor moving to the spot you press on screen with your finger? See here ...
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How to create a PowerShell graphical interface?

I'm working on a project using PowerShell I would like to know what is the best way to create a PowerShell GUI?
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Windows 10 disable window spray

I apologize if there is proper verbiage for what Windows 10 is doing. I press Windows-Right and it pushes the focus window to the right half of its current screen, like it did in 7. But it also ...
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How to put multiple applications in one window on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to put two separate applications that I use together in some kind of container window. Say, for example, you have a terminal and a graphical editor that you always view together ...
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Java GUI statusbar shown too small

I have a Java GUI with a statusbar in the buttom. The GUI works fine on other PC's but on this particular PC the statusbar is shown too small. The PC runs Windows 7. The GUI is swing. The application ...
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“Oh no something has gone wrong ” - Kali Linux

I have installed Kali Linux dual-boot with windows 8.1 and it worked fine until one day, I have opened Kali and there is a message saying "Oh no something has gone wrong and the system cannot recover, ...
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Is it possible to always replace pixels of a certain color in Windows 7?

I would like to mandatorily swap pure white pixels on my PC with another color for example grey, so that the graphics driver never sends out a pure white pixel. All the other pixels of the pc should ...
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What GUI AutoHotKey-like program is this screenshot of? [closed]

I found this screenshot on Google, but the program's title has been removed: What program is it?
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Git GUI on Windows not working with self-signed SSL certificates - gives errors (fatal: SSL certificate)

I'm using git GUI on Windows 7. I need to clone the repository and simply want to just use it. However, when cloning, pulling, pushing to/from repo with self-signed certificate, I'm getting this ...
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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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What does this nonprinting symbol mean in Microsoft Word?

I have a document from another editor that includes a non-printing character (it goes away when paragraph icon in ribbon is toggled) that I do not recognize: I don't know how to search for an image,...
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My Windows 7 has suddenly stopped displaying Unicode symbols

For some strange reason, my computer suddenly doesn't show certain unicode characters anymore! I have no idea what happened. Affected applications include Windows Explorer (should be Japanese ...
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Cascade all open app windows

I'm looking for a way to arrange all open app windows on a given screen. I would like to "cascade" them so that part of each window is visible, and when any of them are clicked I can easily click back ...
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Edit/Remove Places + Submenus from Top Panel Gnome

How do I remove "Connect to server" from "Places" Menu in gnome top Panel for all users or remove "Places" Menu itself for all users ? Remove/Hide Connect to server " I want to restrict users from ...
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Best way to implement a GUI under Debian Linux [closed]

I'm currently using Bacula backup software under Debian Linux, all is good except the fact that it doesn't come up with a GUI. I had a look at all existing GUI out there, but none of them is what I ...
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Gmail text highlighting bug in Safari

I have a simple problem. As a Gmail user, I often like to drag tags from the left sidebar and drop them on individual conversations in my inbox. Quite recently, I started encountering something that ...
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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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blank/flashing Windows user interface

I've got a strange behaviour that happens randomly on my Wind 7 64-bits. Basically at random moments, some stuff that uses the Windows UI starts to get blank or flashing. Below there's an image ...
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How can I make it easier to use the mouse to expand column widths?

It seems like anytime I want to click between columns to expand them I end up miss clicking and dragging the column instead of expanding it. I've been told by an old friend that this is because the ...
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Clear Recent Repos in Git Gui

How can I clear entries in the Git Gui's the recent repositories without deleting those repositories or the .git folders within them? Here is an example: Here is my Git/Git Gui version info:
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Maximized windows stretch behind panel and are partly covered by it

I use KDE 5.17 on Fedora 22. When I maximize a desktop window, its area extends behind the taskbar (the panel) as well - which is quite annoying to me, as I can't access any controls down there. I ...
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Java Swing over Remote Desktop - Strange, weird GUI squashing

I thought this question fits SuperUser more than StackOverflow because it's not about actual Java programming, though programmers might be more likely to encounter the problem. Anyway, let me start of ...
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How to change the icon of html files?

Windows (at least XP and Vista, I haven't tried 7) refuses to honor my setting of the icon to show for html files. It insist in showing the paper sheet with the IE logo on it. On XP I changed the ...
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Windows 10 is lagging

My Windows 10 sometimes gets lags. It's most annoying when I'm watching videos (YT/flash/disk - doesn't matter). It's look like a 0,5s screen pause and superfast foward to actual play state. I can ...
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Is it possible to add command line arguments or additional applications to Win7 jumplists?

In Win7 SP1, is there a way to add items to jumplists to launch the associated application with different command-line parameters, or even launch other applications? There are a number of tools that ...
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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.