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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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 ...
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Program to connect Samsung SGH-T340G phone to Linux via USB

I'd like connect via USB to access info and send texts on phone. But when I connect via USB, it does not show up anywhere on the PC. Device Specs: My PC OS is Linux Mint 13 Maya, (Ubuntu based) My ...
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FTP server with GUI for Ubuntu?

I need to setup a FTP sever on my PC running Ubuntu 13.10. FileZilla is great for connecting to FTP severs but their FTP host is Windows only. When I looked for software on Google I only got command ...
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Is there any application available to download live streaming videos?

I am using Ubuntu.Sometimes I am watching videos tutorials from several sites. Some sites have a download section, some sites are not having a downlod link. I don't want to watch the same tutorial ...
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Linux tool that lets the media keys control web media sites

What tool could I use to get the media keys on my keyboard (pause, skip, etc.) to control web media services like YouTube and Rdio. At the moment they only work with local apps like rhythm box. It ...
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Native photo managment software for Ubuntu

I’m searching for picasa alike photo management software for Ubuntu. App should be native and I don’t want to run it in Wine or similar software. Don't mind if not included in Ubuntu repositories ...
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Back-up tool to restore Ubuntu system similar to Time Machine

I need a similar backup-tool for Ubuntu (preferably also for XUbuntu) like Time Machine for Mac. I especially need the functionality to restore the whole system like Time Machine does: When you get ...
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Password manager for Linux with just working in-browser autotype

I'm looking for a good password manager for Linux. Currently I use KeePass2, but it is known to be developed primarily for Windows and has many issues running on Mono. For example, autotype is not ...
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Instant messaging client, other than empathy, that integrates with Ubuntu's Unity?

I'm looking to replace Empathy as my instant messaging client in Ubuntu, since it is very buggy for me (I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 if it matters, though I welcome software for 14.04 if you have it). I'm ...
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Ebook reader similar to Kobo Desktop for Ubuntu

Now when I say ebook reader, I mean something that can view PDF and EPUB files but still maintain the level of design that Kobo Desktop has. I am looking for software that can be used with Ubuntu. ...
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WYSIWYG HTML editor for Linux

I’ve recently made a shift from Windows to Ubuntu and one of the software that I’m really missing is Adobe Dreamweaver. Wine doesn’t give as good an experience. Which WYSIWYG (What You See Is What ...
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What Ubuntu tool records all desktop sounds?

In Ubuntu, I want to record everything that plays through my speakers. If I were to play a movie and a YouTube video at the same time, the tool would record the mix of both. It should output as an ....
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iTunes alternative on Ubuntu [closed]

I like iTunes, but unfortunately it is not available for Linux/Ubuntu. Some features I am looking for: Playlists Ability to change song from taskbar Album covers CD import Notification when the song ...
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Is there a tabbed SSH client with connection management for Linux?

I'm looking for a tabbed SSH client on Ubuntu that supports managing the details of saved connections. An ideal solution would be (like) Putty with tab support. HotSSH supports tabbing, but I would ...
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Tabbed PDF viewer that works on Ubuntu

I used to use the Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu, which supported tabbed PDF viewing. Since I usually have a bunch open but am reading only one or two, tabbed viewing is better than Evince's open-each-PDF-...