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Questions tagged [ubuntu]

Use this tag in addition to the 'linux' tag for questions where integration in the default Ubuntu interface is a requirement. If you're just looking for Linux software and happen to be running Ubuntu, use only the 'linux' tag.

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Desktop environment for a touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop for an Ubuntu system

What are desktop environments, which runs on Ubuntu, with good 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop support? Notable features: Touch-friendly buttons Cursor disappears when using touch input but shows where it ...
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Program measuring sound and generating an equalizer profile

This question is a companion to Automatically switch equalizer preset based on audio output (internal speaker or external). Context/problem: bad speakers As many people know, laptop speakers have "...
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Software to manage files (with tags)

I am searching for a software with which I am able to organize my files. For example there are some media players (e.g. Amarok) that provide what I am looking for songs: ratings, tags, etc. However, ...
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Touchscreen driver that just makes people stop touching my screen

Context: People keep touching my screen, leaving fingerprints, My laptop has a touchcreen that I don't use. Is there a program/driver that would for instance turn the whole screen red for 3 seconds ...
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Local bookmark manager for Linux (Kubuntu)

I am searching for a browser-independent manager for web bookmarks that I can install on my local Linux Kubuntu (Ubuntu + KDE) machine. It would also be great if that manger could be accessible via ...
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Search the internet for pictures by keyword and automatically download a set number of the results in the original resolutions (Ubuntu 14.04)?

This is the task I would like to be able to perform: Search for images on the internet by a keyword Automatically download a specified number of the search results in the original image resolutions ...
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Fast file synchronization tool with a web GUI for Linux?

I have two Ubuntu servers (ie. no GUI) that I need to synchronize files across a WAN connection, on an ongoing basis. So far, I've tried BitTorrent Sync and Syncthing, but they are painfully slow. ...
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Open-source Ubuntu Dropbox client?

Are there any open source actively developed free Dropbox clients for Ubuntu 15.10? Must have basically as much of the features just as official client does. (LAN sync is not required) I myself ...
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Notifier about visible ISS passes and/or Iridium flares for Ubuntu PC

I am trying to find application that would be capable of notifying me about visible ISS pases for specified location and/or visible Iridium flares for specified location. This software must be ...
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Sticky notes app for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a simple-to-run, simple-to-use sticky notes application for Ubuntu 15.10. It should have the following features: Ability to add, edit and delete notes. Ability to move notes around ...
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Software to wipe my screen (display black color and ignore tactile input)

Tactile screens tend to gather fingerprints at a very high pace, so I clean mine with a wet tissue every few days. PROBLEM: If I clean my screen when it is locked, the background is not dark enough ...
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What software/toolkit should I use to manage/plan out a year-long trip across multiple countries?

In a few years I plan on traveling, pretty much all around the world. This is going to cost a good deal of money and be very complex, so I'm going to begin planning now. What software/toolkit is the ...
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Recommendation for a LAMP or LEMP stack Vagrant Box? [closed]

I'd like to setup a Vagrant Box with a LAMP or LEMP stack on it in Virtualbox. Do you have any suggestions for a trustworthy one to use? I'd prefer if it ran Ubuntu, Debian or CentOS.
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Linux (Ubuntu) Alert on desktop on full local disk

I am looking for a desktop program that will monitor my local filesystems and pop up an alert once the usage reaches a certain threshold. I know lots of solutions for the server environment, but that ...
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Split mySQL tables into databases by prefix

I operated a small low cost server that was restricted to one mySQL database. Since most (PHP) programs are aware of the issue of having only one database, the common workaround is to define tables in ...
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Information gathering in Ubuntu and Backtrack

There was a program in Backtrack OS where we could give a domain name or an Email and it would search the Internet for all the information available in "Whois" result's all websites and made ...
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Command line software which returns image descriptions

I have a lot of images and I search a very specific one. The file name is probably not meaningful, I only know it's a jpg image (I have 25000 on my PC). I have no idea about when the picture was taken ...
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Gratis Log visualization tools

First, let me explain what I mean by log visualization tools. I mean something that has a decent GUI that looks semi-impressive (lots of charts/graphs, maybe a pie chart or two). Here's an example ...
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Python library to download and upload through SFTP and allow bandwidth throttling

I am looking for a Python that can download and upload through SFTP and allow bandwidth throttling (e.g. max download speed: 10 MB/s). pysftp can download and upload through SFTP but has no ...
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Python library to get the GPU fan speed

I am looking for a Python library that can get the GPU's fan speed. It should work on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS x64 and support Nvidia GPUs.
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Validating JSON files on Ubuntu from the command line

I'm looking for an offline command line program that can validate JSON files on Ubuntu: I have a folder containing a list of JSON files, some possibly corrupted, so I would have to have the list of ...
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Use Geany IDE On Ubuntu For Objective-c & C# [closed]

Is there any IDE is available in Ubuntu for programming in C# and Objective -C . I have already one IDE called Geany installed . I want to use it for writing C# and objective -C if it is possible .
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Is there software for sync between folders in my laptop 'Data' drive and external HD?

I've read this while looking for software for syncing between folders in my laptop drive and my external HD, but it still lacks software options. At first I thought of Windows only software. But it ...
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Translate by moving mouse curser over word (similar to TranslateIt!)

TranslateIt! (for Windows and Mac) can translate words in any place of the desktop (or almost any) under the mouse cursor. The main requirement is that the application can recognize words under the ...
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Visual LaTeX editor with citation management

I need a visual LaTeX editor for general use on Ubuntu 14.04+. To be more specific, some features that would be helpful would include: Bibliography/references/inline citation management Footnote ...
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Tool to interface/synchronize between database (Postgresql) and filesystem (Linux/Ubuntu)

I am using the filesystem for storing large files off the database and keeping only a record of the directory path on the database. So I am looking for a tool to use as an interface for keeping the ...
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What software should I use for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04?

I have a desktop PC with a single hard drive with Windows 10 installed. I want to add another hard drive and install Ubuntu 15.04 in it then dual boot it with Windows 10. What free software should I ...
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Free cash Point of Sale (PoS) software sought

Is there a free cash Point of Sale software (PoS) for Ubuntu? It should work in German. It's for a climbing hall: We sell individual entries and memberships, we have a little restaurant and a small ...
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SQL Server client for Ubuntu

I need to connect to a MS SQL Server database from my Ubuntu machine. Any client suggested? I found libmono-entityframework-sqlserver6.0-cil, will that work? It doesn't sound like just a client: ...
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Is there a git-like Google Drive client for Windows?

(Ported from SuperUser on the advice of @kenorb) I'm an avid user of Google Drive to sync files between my laptop, smartphone, and work computer. It makes my life much simpler, as I can easily ...
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Sending SMS from PC without splitting the message into parts

I know there are a lot of apps that enable sending SMS through PC/Laptop. I've tried a number of them. But my problem is these apps break my message into parts when the messages exceed 160 characters. ...
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Android remote file browser for Ubuntu, graphical

From Ubuntu Linux, I want to quickly find and download any file present on my Android device, and in particular pictures. Requirements: Runs on Ubuntu Graphical interface with pictures thumbnails (...
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Visual cron GUI

Specifically, I am looking for a GUI-based crontab editor for Ubuntu 12.04 (I know, I know, but the company insists that we use a 12.04 VM for development, and if we upgrade it, our tools break). ...
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Application to download at specific time

I have to download a large-size torrent file but I have to download it at a specific interval of time. I need an application that has the ability to start/stop the download in a torrent file in a ...
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Light, fully functional browser for ARM Ubuntu netbook, 512MB ram

On one netbook I am using, there is just 512 MB RAM (it's a Toshiba AC100) and there's not much left after running LXDE there. The desktop version of Firefox seems to choke and I am looking for ...
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Off-line to-do list, alternative to Trello/Kanboard

People like connecting everything to the internet. I know, because it's part of my job description. However, one of my devices (it's a laptop/tablet hybrid) is never connected to the internet. This ...
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PDF viewer and/or reader having feature to play animations

I’m looking for a PDF viewer for Ubuntu 14.04 to play animation of plots (Fig. 7, page 4 and page 9) in knitr-graphics.pdf. Link to download PDF file. For Windows I was using Adobe Reader. Now I ...
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Full headers html email viewer / converter to printable format

I received some reservation confirmations as an attachment - with full headers and html body. Simply opening it in a browser does not give a usable result though. Any software to view such emails, but ...
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Modern alternatives to Mutt

I'm after suggestions about "better" mail clients than Mutt, principally for FOSS dev. My baseline is Mutt because I used it before and it basically does what I expect, but I'm not sure whether more ...
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Tabbed text editor that autosaves even new files

I often start new text files to paste something or write an idea or phone number. At any time, if my computer were to crash, I want all text to be safe, even text that I had just entered in a new (yet ...
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Reduce the file size of a PDF (except CLI)

Currently, when I need to reduce the size of a PDF file I use ghostscript in a CLI command like this (with some variances when I'm working with images): $ gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1....
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Design entity-relationship models in Ubuntu

I'm looking for a tool where I can design my entity-relationship models, but I don't want suites like MySQL Workbench for example, I just want to draw my models. I used to use a tool named brmodelo, ...
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OSX-like ('finder') File Manager for Linux / Ubuntu?

I am looking for a stable and production ready file manager / file explorer for (Ubuntu) Linux, which has a similar approach on UI and directory browsing as the standard Finder application on Mac OSX ...
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Screen record and mouse tracking

Is there any software that can record a screen as well as track mouse actions (xy-location, time, click) available. I could only find several programs that can change the mouse cursor to indicate ...
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What's the Parallel (virtual Machine) alternative for windows 8.1 [closed]

I'm trying to run Ubuntu 15 in virtual machine on Windows 8.1, I had experience with Parallel on mac it work perfectly so I'm looking for its alternative if it's possible on windows. Any Ideas?
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Markdown editor for *buntu with auto-ToC and drag-drop structure

I'm seeking a Markdown editor that is: ready-to-run on *buntu, and not an "online" editor; and includes these two features: auto-generated table of contents (ToC) from headings; and the facility ...
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Good screenshot annotation tools on Linux [duplicate]

UPDATE: @Jan Doggen, please spend some time actually read my question and try to understand it instead of bashing it. You first thought "the answers suggested there do not meet my criteria" was ...
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Software to make Khan Academy style video tutorials, on Ubuntu

What are the options for the drawing part of training videos on Khan Academy? I am looking for something better than KolourPaint (which is similar to mspaint on Windows), but not as complex as GIMP. ...
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Collection database software (self-hosted)

I've been looking for a while for a program to better manage my various collections (DVDs, games, books). Although I've found programs that can do that they are generally local desktop programs which ...
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What is the Yatse alternative for a Ubuntu PC?

I have setup OpenElec on my raspberry pi. When I browse my files on my smartphone, I can choose to Play on Media Center through the Yatse app. When I do so, the movie starts on the raspberry pi. How ...