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Questions tagged [ui]

Questions about the user interface on elementary OS

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Low resolution and DPI causing save dialog input text to disappear [duplicate]

I am experiencing lots of problems with the current DPI implementation of Elementary OS Juno. Now the save dialog is simply broken. I believe it's part of Files. Could anyone suggest an usable ...
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Remove gradient in toolbars of Inkscape and LibreOffice

Is there a way to eliminate the gradients in toolbars of apps like Inkscape and LibreOffice? They make the apps look at least 5 years older. Just a flat, plain grey would be fine.
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How to minimize a window?

I'm new with elementary, and actually I don't find the way to minimize a windows, I only see a button to close a window and one to change the size. How can I minimize a window?
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Add Startup App menu broken

My Add Startup App menu is broken. I can still type and use the keyboard to select, but I can't see any of the results. Is there a way to fix this? EDIT: Looks like the app Franz may be the culprit:...
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Is there a built-in graphical way to set the DNS on elementaryOS Loki?

Is there a way to set the used DNS in elementaryOS Loki in a graphical manner? The following is the only working way that I have found to change the DNS when using DNSCrypt... Editing /etc/resolv....
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Firefox title bar and tabs merge

Since firefox update to 57 none of hide titlebar addons work. Is there a way to merge title bar with tabs, so that lines in picture provided belove becomes one? I tried merging with firefox settings,...
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What is the rationale around changing standard UI conventions - specifically max/min/close titlebar controls?

I am all for usability. As a web developer and designer, I strive for this in all projects. And I applaud Elementary OS for doing so much to improve the typically inconsistent Linux user experience. ...
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UI is messed up, how to restore the original?

I have no idea what happened. All of a sudden applications on elementary started having white gaps and misplaced content. This happened after I tried to install GNOME Builder. Can some one help me out ...
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Virtualbox host-only device changes network indicator state

Problem description: When I start my computer, network (wired) connects normally, and displays as "connected" icon in the indicator bar. Everything seems to be working fine. Next, I'll open my ...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Loki (0.4)? [duplicate]

I tried the method for Freya but it did not work. First of all nautilus was not installed (only the default files, which is aparently named pantheon-files). Installing nautilus did not help and ...
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How can I install Cinnamon on Loki?

I'm looking to install the Cinnamon DE (which is default under Linux Mint) on my machine running Loki. How can I do this?
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Disable AppCenter automatic searching to prevent freezes

I've recently installed eOS Loki and I'm annoyed with its AppCenter. After entering 2 letters in the searchbox, it freezes for over 5 seconds because it searches those 2 letters in all apps database. ...
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Change window control buttons under Loki [duplicate]

How can i set windows control buttons to be windows style (minimize, maximize, close) via command line? I've tried: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.appearance button-layout :minimize,...
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Chrome Title Bar: Doesn't match theme

About a week ago I realized that my Google Chrome title bar was gray. Does anyone know how to fix this UI bug for Google Chrome [Version 51.0.2704.103 (64-bit)]? After selecting the 'Use system ...
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Making it work more like Windows [closed]

I appreciate it's not Windows, so please don't shoot me down, but after using Windows for 20 years, and trying Linux numerous times, it's never gotten anywhere close, except now, with elementary. It ...
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Hide title bar in pantheon-terminal?

The title bar (that above the tabs) is hidden when pantheon-terminal is full-screen. How can this bar be hidden when not full-screen? Alternatively, I'd be happier if I could make both it and the tab ...
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LibreOffice 5.1 looks weird

After installing the LibreOffice 5.1 update there's a weird visual glitch with toolbars. Can I do anything about it? Thank you! UPD: the problem is that there are these strange-looking white lines ...
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Troubleshoot broken theme issues [duplicate]

Occasionally, the default gtk theme gets broken; I can see it in some apps (e.g. Firefox) which seem to revert to the old and ugly gnome theme. But more evidently than that, I'm not able to ...
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How to get application menus in elementary OS?

I just downloaded elementary OS and did a fresh install and noticed that apps have no menus (File, View, Edit, etc.). So I searched on Google and found something to add a "Global Menu" similar to OS ...
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Is the dark theme officially supported?

Due to some UI issues with the normal theme (see this question) I switched to the dark theme by setting gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme=1 in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. In general this works ...
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Graphics Shattering and power problems on Macbook

I've recently installed elementary os (0.3.2) on all my computers and I must congratulate the development team for finally getting most of the UI right. Perhaps even better than my experience with Mac ...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Freya? [duplicate]

I cannot put any icons or right click on the desktop in Elementary Freya. How can I enable that?
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for not only Firefox but all applications?

For example: DeaDBeeF music player From this: To this:(edited by GIMP)
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

It can be done in Fedora with the Gnome 3 theme: http://fedoramagazine.org/make-firefox-look-native-fedora/ It should be like this: but it looks like this:
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UI elements are not displayed

I am experiencing a weird bug: Some UI elements in setting dialogues (e.g. Scratch, Bluetooth, Startup Applications, Date & Time) are not visible when the respective window opens. As soon as I ...
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elementary OS theme is broken right after install (using an existing home dir)

I just installed elementary and the theme is totally broken! Check out the screenshot. I have a home directory that has been used in a number of past OS installs including old versions of elementary, ...
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How to get page up/down arrows to show in document viewer?

When I open a pdf file in document viewer there are no page up/down arrows. I have to scroll through the document using the sidebar or up/down keys. I like using the page up/down buttons to quickly ...
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LibreOffice 5 on Freya: Title bar and/or menu bar is missing

I am not sure if it is a bug with elementary OS or with the new LibreOffice 5, but the LibreOffice GUI is broken. See the screenshot, where title bar is missing on unmaximised application window. In ...
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Unusual display resolution issue

I have elementary OS on 2 ageing laptops and my main PC. Both laptops display properly but the PC is wonky. Monitor is a 1920x1080 Samsung All-in-one Win 8.1. I built an AMD64 based linux PC and am ...
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Why can't I place files on the desktop by default, and how can I get this feature?

By default, elementary OS doesn't have a desktop folder - and no files can be placed onto the wallpaper. Note that this isn't just that icons don't show, there really is no desktop folder: Where ...