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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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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu

I am looking for a Markdown viewer. It should: run locally on Ubuntu - be a normal program, not a browser addon, webapp or anything else that requires usage of browser Preferable: simple and ...
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Program to take photos with webcam in Ubuntu

I need a program for Ubuntu 14.04 that will allow me to take photos with a laptop's built-in webcam. Required features: Preview the webcam on-screen before taking the photo. Must be available either ...
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A program to log how much time you spend in what program for Ubuntu

Basically it should provide a report: with the total time spent in program X with a graph of how much time was spent in program X at what time of day (something like Github graph of activity) or ...
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GUI MySQL program

I am looking for a relatively basic way to browse a MySQL database. I need to be able to connect to a remote database located at x.y.com. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and am able to connect via terminal ...
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App that lets me set the default font for a font-family

I am looking for a program for Ubuntu/Linux that allows me to set the default font for each font-family. As example: I want to use the font "Roboto" as the default font for the "sans-serif" family. ...
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Create ISO image file from my CD/DVD optical disc [closed]

I am looking for a software that reads CD/DVDs and stores the content to an ISO file. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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Software to convert Video CD/DVD to single file with Xvid format

Video CDs or DVDs usually use formats that have large file size. In contrast, if the video is converted to Xvid format with same quality its size will be much lower on the disk. I need a software ...
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SQL server and client for Ubuntu (Debian) [closed]

I have been using MS IIS server and MS Sql client Management Studio at workplace on Windows system. My home system is a Ubuntu system and I like setup a database server and a client to interact with ...
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Gratis Python IDE for commercial use

My company wants me to code Python. My company won't pay for a Python IDE. That won't change. So, what's currently the most full featured Python IDE which I don't have to pay for and can legally ...
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Online radio for Ubuntu

Must have: Support for web proxy access Possibility to load custom streams Should have: Understandable UI But only command line is also option Possibility to also play local sources Nice to have: ...
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Internet radio audio stream capture for Linux (Ubuntu)?

Back in the olden days, I used to use Winamp with Streamripper to capture streams to individuated, auto-numbered and -titled MP3 files. It was effortless. For a long time now I've been on Ubuntu (or ...
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Photo Editor: Stitching multiple images together

Does anyone know of an easy to use (and free) photo editor that will allow me to stitch three images together? Anything that works on Ubuntu 14.04 or Windows 8/8.1 is fine. The three images I am ...
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Alternative to android's official SDK, to create an android Keyboard

Now that eclispe's SDK is depreciated, I'm stuck with android studio, which I absolutely hate. Moreover, java and I are not best friends :) How to create a soft keyboard using anything other than ...
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What tools to use for remote development? (C++,Ubuntu, ssh)

I'm currently tasked with doing some C++/CUDA development on a remote Linux machine from another Linux machine, connected via ssh. I've primarily been using Windows which makes things difficult (...
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Journal and note taking desktop app for Ubuntu with markdown support, modern distraction free UI, synchronisation

I've been looking for a while now but could not yet find a journal app that meets my needs. This is what I am looking for: a journal app / note taking app for long-term usage as (standalone) desktop (...
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Tool for generating 2d cartesian diagram

I want to draw a 2D x-y Cartesian diagram from a bunch of points in (x, y) format and then connect some of them together. These coordination are already stored in a text file. I am looking for a ...
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Open source machine health monitor (status of disk, cpu, etc.)

I'm looking for an open source solution to the problem of checking whether hardware components on a Ubuntu system need to be replaced. The checks will be run on every node in a cluster that is inside ...
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Todo list type of app for Windows AND Ubuntu?

I need some recommendations on a good todo list type of app that works on Windows and Ubuntu. I would like to keep track of my assignment's due dates across both OS. I used to use Windows Sticky ...
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Replacement for Pidgin on Ubuntu

I need a Google Talk client for my Ubuntu. Nothing fancy, I just don't want to keep my browser open all the time. I was using Pidgin, but about two weeks ago it became extremely slow and unresponsive. ...
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Software to setup Parental Controls on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)?

(Moved from Ask Ubuntu because they said it'd fit more here.) I'm completely aghast at the lack of parental controls in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and how even Ubuntu.com's suggestions are so ...
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Free PDF viewer that opens several pdf files in different tabs

I want a pdf-viewer that can opens several pdf files in different tabs (single window) for Ubuntu 14.04. (I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and evince is pre-installed but it opens pdf files in different ...
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How to block websites for some time of the day (e.g. 9am-6pm) for productivity?

I would like to have an application that blocks access to some websites like Facebook and Quora for some time of the day (e.g. 9am - 6pm) for certain days (monday - friday). This "blocking" does not ...
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Synchronizing translated subtitles

I have a friend who does not understand English, and he wants to watch 24. I downloaded it for him, but while the English subtitles are perfect, some Arabic subtitles are not synchronized correctly. ...
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Skype client alternative for Ubuntu

I hate with a passion the Skype client for Ubuntu. I use my hotmail inbox to send messages instead as a workaround to using that terrible piece of software that Skype is trying to pull. I am looking ...
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Free voice chat program ubuntu through proxy

Is there any free ubuntu or linux application for voice-chat over internet connected through proxy? Need an application suggestion for voice-chat with friends over internet which should be able to ...
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Locking the mouse cursor within a specified window on Ubuntu

I am looking for a program that can lock the mouse cursor within a specified window on Ubuntu 14.04 (using KDE). Ideally I should be able to enable/disable the locking using a keyboard shortcut. On ...
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Conversion from PNG to EPS

I would like to convert PNG images/graphs to EPS without losing even a bit on resolution. All the things I tried (potrace, autotrace, using convert, gimp) the resolution is getting too bad. Any kind ...
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Spreadsheet software that can open several CSV as tabs in the same window?

I have 3 local CSV files that I often need to check. I don't like to have too many windows open, so tabs would be great. Is there a spreadsheet program that would open the 3 CSV files as tabs of the ...
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Language (English) learning software for PC (Ubuntu & Windows)

I want to find analog of this app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funeasylearn.english ) for PC (for Ubuntu and Windows). (I want multi-language program for learning words.) I don'...
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Ubuntu YouTube music player with playlist search and download

I want to play YouTube music without having to run a web browser. Requirements: Let me enter keywords to search for playlists, and select a playlist to play Let me easily download or at least ...
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native HTTP / HTTPS traffic observer for Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu natively, and have a Windows VM running most of the time also, so at the moment I am routing my Ubuntu traffic through my Windows VM and using Fiddler that way, but is there a native ...
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capture the screen and capture via laptop video

I want to prepare a presentation. What I need is a software which, capture : the screen my voice via my laptop microphone my face via my laptop camera What I am looking for two screen. One is the ...
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Type to select friend in Pidgin buddy list

I use Pidgin for chat. Finding a friend in the list is quite painful. Even though friends are listed alphabetically, that does not help much, especially with kanji characters. I would like to have a ...
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Add-on to block websites on Ubuntu Web Browser (Epiphany)

I need an extension or add-on for the Ubuntu web browser (the browser which is provided by Ubuntu other than Firefox) to block some websites in my Ubuntu 14.04. I need an add-on like the 'Leech Block'...
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Screen Recorder for Ubuntu

I'm looking for free (gratis) software for Ubuntu that allows me to easily record the screen. I don't exactly have the best computer ever so I'm also looking for low ram consumption. Recording of ...
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Linux Download TV Shows as soon as they are posted

This article, describes software for Mac and Windows to download TV shows as soon as they are posted. I tried popcorn time, but it doesn't have the episodes I want and I cannot choose what torrent ...
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Text to speech software with option to change language on the fly

Is there a TTS software for Ubuntu that has language recognition? Given the input file: this is English. dies ist Deutsch. The program needs to speak out the first sentence in English and the ...
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Chat application for Ubuntu

I need a chat application other than Empathy and Pidgin for my Ubuntu 14.04. I used both and don't like them at all. So I need a new IM and its specifications are - It should support facebook It ...
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Console-based file comparison/diffing tool

I am looking for something I can install on an Ubuntu server which will allow me to compare the content of PHP, Javascript, CSS, HTML and other plain text files in a more presentable and ...
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String paster for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a small program that will be able to keep and paste (or replace) things I type into a GUI application (like a browser). For Example I hit a key combination Some sort of list with a ...
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Program to fully tag any song automatically

Is there any software which can recognize songs by the title (eg:Ron Pope-Home) and to tag it automatically? I've got the songs in my PC,but they are untagged,you know...I download them from the ...
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

I have quite often the need to take screenshots and do the following: Crop them Add texts (where I want to be able to choose the color) Add arrows (where I want to be able to choose the color) Mark ...
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Alternate for connectify dispatcher on Ubuntu

I want to combine Internet speed from multiple sources(datcard, wifi, landline cable) on Ubuntu. Is there any software just like connectify dispatcher does on Windows for Ubuntu?
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Dual Monitor RDP Client For Ubuntu

I have a Windows Hyper-V Server setup. On the Hyper-V Server we have Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit installed. On Ubuntu it comes with Remmina RDP client by default. I like the default RDP client, however I can'...
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C++ IDE with function auto complete

When I was on xubuntu 13.10, codeblocks worked, sometimes. When I was on Windows, codeblocks worked great. Now I am on Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit, Codeblocks doesn't work, it crashes as soon as it stars. I ...
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Bootable USB creator

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit. Unetootin isn't detecting my USB. Startup USB creator doesn't work on all the ISOs. I want a bootable USB creator, that works on ubuntu 64 bit. It has to be updated and has a ...
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SVN 1.8 Compatible Client with GUI for Ubuntu 13.10

I'm looking for an SVN GUI for Ubuntu, It needs to be compatible with SVN 1.8 as some of the office run Windows with the latest Tortoise SVN. I've tried RabbitVCS, RapidSVN and even TortoiseSVN ...
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Maintained Ubuntu PDF reader with text highlighting

Evince sucks (in my humble opinion). I’m looking for something like Foxit, but Foxit for Linux is so old. Maintained and updated. Free. Must have an option to highlight text, I save and quit the text ...
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Is there a software which can amplify the sound? [closed]

Is possible to amplify the system sound with software, without losing sound quality?I want it for videos and,especially,for listening to music. What programs for Ubuntu 12.04 can do this?
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Ultra-lightweight RSS indicator for Ubuntu, running as status menu indicator

I use Feedindicator to be alerted of new RSS news. It is perfect for me in terms of UI, but it freezes randomly, making it unusable for me. Is there any similar software for Ubuntu Unity? Run as an ...