Questions tagged [user-interface]

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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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Buttons' Look in a Gtk.MessageDialog

Elementary's human interface guidelines specify how dialogs should look: In Valadoc, there is a minimal example on how Gtk.MessageDialog is to be used: Gtk.MessageDialog msg = new Gtk.MessageDialog (...
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Second monitor via HDMI behavior is inconsistent?

If I plug a secondary monitor via HDMI when I'm already logged in, everything runs smoothly. But if I plug the HDMI while in the Welcome screen, and then I log in, the graphics in my main screen (...
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Unable to access Java application menu

After installing an application in java on the first run it worked normally, on the second run the application opens, but it is not possible to click on any option in the application menu. This is the ...
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Opened applicaitons icons on system tray

Is there a possibility to enable opened applications icons to display on wingpanel tray? Now not even one application is being showed. I have elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera. And my system tray with opened ...
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Issues with UI rendering (Weird border/title bar shadows)

Recently the UI on my system started to render a bit weirdly. As can be seen in screenshots below, the title bar has a weird drop shadow on it (although subtle) and window border shadows became very ...
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how do I get document viewer to reopen windows

One nice thing about Mac OSX is that when you log out and log back in, it will reopen all your windows for you so you can start over where you left off. Chrome will do this for you independently, but ...
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Elementary OS keeps on booting into a disabled administrator account

In order to better be able to administer my workstation which is used by the entire household I have set up one administrator account and took away administrator privileges for all the others. However ...
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Calendar App Sorts by Reverse Alphabetical

Why are the events for a given day in the calendar app sorted by reverse alphabetical? Shouldn't it be sorted by start time? That seems pretty standard with calendar apps. From looking at the code, ...
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Is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner?

is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner? There are many users in the system and the menu stretches all over the screen.
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What's the best way to setup Elementary for a “10ft interface”?

First, let me extend a kudos to the developers. Your distro has kept my interest MUCH longer than any other in over 15 years of use. Second, I'm entertaining using this on my HTPC which runs Kodi, ...
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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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Interface not responding after fresh install

After trying Elementary Os Freya from my USB on my desktop computer (working perfectly), I installed it, following the installer. But after the first reboot, the graphical interface is completely ...
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ElementaryOS interface programs via command line

We can acess certain programs via commando line, like if we use io.elementary.terminal we can open terminal via hot corners execute custom command option. How can acess a list of this commands (io....
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Mouse cannot click inside any windows after sleep

Lenovo T430s. After sleep I cannot click on any window, only Ctrl+L and log in again helps. Also, this issue appeared during the installation process: I was not able to click on any interface element.
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Settings of welcome wizard and possibility to deactivate the wizard for new users?

running elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera with configured "manual login" via LDAP I would like to deactivate the welcome wizard which asks for location service night mode auto-delition of (temp) ...
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When installing apps, they don't appear

I am new to Linux and I have doubts when installing programs in the Elementary operating system. When I install a program (for example, using "snap") it doesn't appear until after I restart ...
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Garbled Text in dialog box when trying to open file in LightTable

I recently installed the LightTable IDE on my Laptop which has elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera as the OS. I installed it in the /opt folder and created a .desktop file for it in the ~/.local/shared/...
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missing all icon

hello im new linux user how to restore the missing icon like this? like the Hicolor icon file folder disappears suddenly from the .icons folder please really help me... im from indonesia, i had ...
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What does this prompt want ? help a newbie

This is stymying. It's a fairly common dialog that I've just not seen the answer. The answer has to be there as I'm the only one asking ... I start with APPER and choose to export an install script, ...
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Add bluetooth capability after initial install

1) how do i add bluetooth capability after installation ? 2) how can i reinstall without duplicating each step ? I want something that can read the install and create a script that will add each ...
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Newbie UX question

It's a fundamental question as it happens in multiple apps, but here's the simplest example: In files, select an archive. Right click for context menu. Choose open with Archo\ive Manager. A window ...
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How can I fix the blurry user card on the greeter?

This is something that happens only when I lock or wake the system (not on reboot). The user card in the center of the greeter (with a background image and user avatar) becomes blurry and takes up a ...
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What do I do here?

This looks like I'm being prompted for a file NAME. Instead I get a window showing file system STRUCTURE. I know it's simple. Should have a simple answer. For instance I need to export a file. I get ...
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Vim compiled with clipboard cannot copy into clipboard

I tried this both in Termiantor and Pantheon terminal. I have vim compiled with X11 and clipboard feature (I have tried this with vim.gtk binary as well): VIM - Vi IMproved 8.2 (2019 Dec 12, compiled ...
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drag & drop without pressing on the trackpad

I've had drag-and-drop experiences similar to that described here: "Stuck" in drag mode Unlike that user, however, I like it, since it's a bit painful to do long drag-and-drops while ...
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What are some hibernation solutions for elementary os?

I'm new to Linux in general and I really enjoy elementary os. My setup is dual booted with windows, as I wanted to make it so Linux is used for productivity and windows for gaming. I would like to be ...
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Where are the hard differences between elementary and GNOME HIG?

Is there a list of the hard, breaking differences between both HIG? Is there a way to be conform to both? Is some rule bending possible?
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Installation of xscreensaver messing up interface

I installed xscreensaver after having an issue that my laptop suddenly didn't enter sleep mode automatically anymore, and after an initial period where all remained fine, I noticed my login window ...