Questions tagged [ubuntu]

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Snap window shortcuts in Ubuntu Gnome 17.04

I come from Ubuntu 16.04 + Unity, where key combinations like ctrl + alt + numpad-6 would snap the focused window to the right of the current screen, and make the window fill half of the screen ...
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Keycast alternative in Ubuntu 16.04

Is there any software like Keycast (Mac)? It shows what keys we have pressed for demonstration purpose. my requirements The keys we pressed should be shown on the top of the screen irrespective of ...
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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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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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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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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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PDF viewer displaying PDFs created with Adobe Reader and containing XFA forms

I'm searching for a PDF viewer on Linux that is able to display PDFs that were created with the Adobe Reader and contain XFA forms. The PDFs I get from the administration of my company are displayed ...
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Music program for Ubuntu that can export an album or list of songs into one MP3

I am looking to take a music album on my computer, merge all the songs so that they play one after the other (preferably in the original order). I would then possibly be able to modify the gap-length ...
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How can I easily develop C# in Ubuntu (without monodevelop)

I almost always develop in a linux environment, but recently I've had to move to C#. I know monodevelop exists, but I'd like to not use monodevelop for certain reasons. Are there any other tools ...
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Which version of Ubuntu for JDK 7?

I'm running through a installation guide that requires Ubuntu and JDK7. I know the latest version of Ubuntu (16.04) installs the current JDK8 via apt-get. What is the latest version of Ubuntu that ...
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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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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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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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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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Prominent on-screen reminder

Every now and then I miss the daily team standup just because I simply forget it if I think over a problem. Is there a software for Linux desktop (I use Xubuntu) which allows for a prominent on-...
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BitCoin GUI wallet which doesn't use much disk space

I want a BitCoin GUI wallet which doesn't use much disk space. bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/features/requirements says that Bitcoin Core uses 200GB. It is clearly too much. I would prefer to take no ...
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Disk space analyzer for Linux/Ubuntu with extra cool features

I know that quite a few not bad disk space analyzers for Linux/Ubuntu already exist. However, I've kinda "fallen in love" with SpaceSniffer on Windows. Thus I'm interested if there's a tool which ...
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File diff viewer visualizing historical data

I have a folder full of textfiles savestate-1.xml savestate-2.xml savestate-5.xml savestate-500.xml which represent how a single file, in this case savestate.xml, changed over time. I.e. a full dump ...
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How to store online/in cloud WIFI passwords?

I'm using Ubuntu, and I need a password manager that stores automatically wifi ESSIDs/passwords (such as wap keys) as I save them. Moreover, it should be import all wifi keys already saved. Everything ...
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On screen video recording software for Linux

I am looking for Video recording software for Ubuntu 16.04lts that has: Able to pause the recording and continue it on some other DAY Able to fast forward my 120 hrs recording into 2mins file ...
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Mark files in directory as favorite (Ubuntu Desktop)

Introduction I have a digital camera since 15 years. My son is 13 now and we want to create a book with photos of his childhood. This means my wife and me we need to select our favorite photos. I ...
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VOIP for Ubuntu Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a good voice over ip program to make phone calls using Ubuntu. Can you help me? I only need the basic functionality i.e. voice (sound, audio) and not everything else. I don't require ...
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Linux Management

We are a startup in bootstrap developing code written in Java. We are purchasing custom desktops - not branded desktops - hence they come without an OS. We did insist on TPM chips for our ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Media player on Linux

I'm looking for a media player on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04). The important feature to me is continuous playing; so starting from a video, it continuously plays the next video after the previous one is ...
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Automating tasks on a website

I have a website where I want to automate some tasks and make some "bot-like" program that will run on it. I am struggling to figure out the best option for this task. My initial thoughts have been to ...
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simple lightweight reliable method to send notifications to ubuntu over internet

Me and my friend are using Ubuntu 16.04 I want to have a method to send a notification to her laptop. She is not so experienced with Linux so It's better to be very easy to setup. I want it to be ...
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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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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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Log highest disk-reading process, every second, even on almost-freezed Linux

My computer sometimes freezes because some process starts to read huge amounts of data from the hard disk. I want to find out what process does this. The tool must: Add one line to a given text file ...
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UNIX environment variable manaeger?

Is there a good program that can handle PATH updates and similar for Linux and Unix? I would like an easier way to add and edit my PATH. Wouldn't it be nice if we could do it without logging out and ...
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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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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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Pair programming software for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a virtual coworking environment to work with my team in a software developement. I've seen a lot of paid ones, but I image if there is some free softwares, mainly for linux which is ...
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Is there cheap or free drawing application which has brush with self-improoving brush-stroke

I've seen such in Clip Studio Paint (ex Manga Studio). There is brush that makes such strokes that when you made a stroke it's shape became better: it became more smooth and tips became sharp. It may ...
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Software to remove tourists from one scene, given multiple shots

I have a point-and-shoot camera with which I made multiple high-resolution, but not raw images of about the same scene - I didn't use a tripod, so the camera moved slightly. It is an open place where ...
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Ubuntu command line client for email?

What command line client for Ubuntu (18.04) does fit my needs below? The requirements are adjusted to one server I am using: Zimbra. Requirements: free preferably installable per apt multiple email ...
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Ubuntu command line client for JIRA

I need a command line client for Jira. What would you recommend? Requirements: Open/close/comment a JIRA issue OS: Ubuntu preferably installable via apt usable (not low level) interface interactive ...
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job scheduling and automatization with custom parameters

tl;dr What I am looking for, basically, is a web interface for cron, where I am able to configure a set of additional parameters. lets start with some facts: pre-req's OS: Ubuntu 12.04 / 14.04 ...
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Manually but effectivly blur or pixelate area / object from hunderts of similar photos

I am looking for a software to similar areas of lots of similar 360 photos. So EXIF information should be preserved. I am having something in mind where I select the area to be blurred, switch ...
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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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Need to use only the emulator of android studio, so i don't need to load any projects

i need to use only the emulator without loading any project or other things. Is there a way maybe a terminal command to run it without opening Android studio and load a project. I'm using ubuntu
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Recording Screen Time for Linux

I want an application that can record my screen time (like screen time in macOS). It should be able to show me how much time I have spent on each of the applications I have been using. I have found ...