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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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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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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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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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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-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Screen capture tool with uploading to a server for Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu and I'm looking for a tool that can make a screenshot, upload it to a server and give me a link. There are tons of similar programs for other operating systems. For example: http://...
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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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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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Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

I'm looking for a simple, fast and intuitive tool for sketching/drawing/painting in Ubuntu/Linux. I have Gimp installed and I like it, but I'm looking for something simpler and faster, to quickly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monitoring PCI Express bus usage

I am looking for a program that can monitor the PCI Express bus usage on Linux. I am mostly interested in the PCI Express bus usage between an Nvidia GPU and CPU. I am aware of https://devblogs....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iTunes replacement for Ubuntu, hierarchical playlists and Android syncing?

I've waded through the profusion of "iTunes on Linux" questions on this site and the recommendations (as well as searching Google extensively) but have not seen the combination of features that are ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...