An extension to a program that enhances the functionality or adds specific features over what is offered by the program. Plugins are developed separately, often by a third party and are commonly installed manually after the host program is installed.

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Installing Chrome Java Plugin

I've been trying to install the Java plugin for Chrome for a couple hours now, and I figured it was time to ask people with more experience. I can't seem to get it working. My current Java version is ...
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How do I install a plugin for gEdit v3?

I just installed the ubuntu 11.10, and I want to install a plugin for gEdit. I unpacked the plugin to the following folder: ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins but in the gedit doesn't show up the plugin.
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Why doesn't Chromium have “Chrome PDF Viewer” plugin?

The Chrome build from Google has a Chrome PDF Viewer plugin which is really nice. But, the Chromium builds don't seem to have it (nothing shows up in about:plugins). How do I get the plugin in ...
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java plugin in Chromium

Icedtea-7-plugin installed but it does not appears in the list in about:plugins in Chromium. Not able to execute java applets. Tried installing Icedtea-7-plugin but in vain. Using openjdk7 in 14.04
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Watch QuickTime videos in the browser?

It's rather frustrating to me that I can't watch any of the videos on Apple's site. Is there a QuickTime plugin for Chrome or Firefox, and if not, why?
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How to install Firefox addon from command line in scripts?

I want to improve my unattended script adding some Firefox addon, however I cant find the way, Can someone help to find out how to? Example: (Want to install adblockPlus plugin and set a new ...
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How to install the most common plugins?

How can I install the most used plugins like flash player and mp3 in Ubuntu?
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How to browse by album art in rhythmbox?

How do I browse album covers in Rhythmbox? I'm looking for how to browse album art in newer versions of Rhythmbox I tried Rhythmarty plug in but I think it's very old so it can't be used, it does ...
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How do I install an equalizer in Rhythmbox?

Previous I have never used rhythmbox by default because it seemed to be lacking in features to me. Just my personal opinion. With rhythmbox back in 12.04 will ubuntu give it some attention to give it ...
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Can't change global default video player to VLC?

I have already set VLC for default video player but still vids, movies, etc. open in Banshee and I cannot find anyway to turn that off. So far I have to manually tell each vid to open with VLC and to '...
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Gedit plugin for HTML tag match

Is there a Gedit plugin for highlighting HTML matching tag? If so then please suggest me. For example in this sample: <div> //div1 <div> //div2 </div> //end of div2 </...
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code highlight extension for Libre Office writer

I recently wrote a repport for school with a lot of code in it. The only way I found to wrok was to highlight it with STRONG and that is really quite ugly. So is there a code highlightning extension ...
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Where is the Flash in Chrome?

I installed Google Chrome. This is the first thing I did after installing Ubuntu. I went into firefox, and went to chrome.google.com, and hit the button. I don't like package managers, and avoid the ...
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Finding the gedit plugin folder

I am a bit confused as to where I should put externally downloaded plugins. I have tried putting them in: /usr/share/gedit/plugins ~/. Local/gedit/plugins ~/. Gnome2/gedit/plugins /usr/lib/gedit/...
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Support for various features in gedit

I'm trying to use gedit as my main editor, and am looking for help with some tricky features. For each of the following, can people help me out with how to install and configure the feature? code ...
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PDF viewer in chromium? [duplicate]

Google Chrome has plugin to view pdf files inside the browser. Is there any plugin for chromium which can do this?
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How do I manually install the Oracle Java Plugin for Google Chrome and Firefox?

How to install Java Plugin to these browsers manually ? I downloaded JRE from Oracle Site, run it in terminal. Now, what I should do ?. I want to do it manually because, I want to be up-date with ...
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How do I install VLC extensions?

VLC player allows installing extensions, plugins, skins. They have to be copied into a folder: for example, its .lua extensions should be in a folder with the same name. Where is that?
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How to install separate+ gimp-plugin for cmyk support?

In order to open CMYK photoshop files, I want to install the separate+ plugin for gimp. Since for building separate+ from sources it is required editing the makefile by hand(?), I was hoping for an ...
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is there bookmark in geany

I have c++ code with more than 10,000 lines . I am looking for any thing which store some lines. Like bookmarking some lines or some functions in order to facilitate access to them? For example a ...
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How to install Rhythmbox Spotify plugin?

Is there an easy way to install the Spotify plugin for Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 12.04? I can only find links to recompile Rhythmbox completely and the instructions aren't very clear.
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Does Evince (Document Viewer) have a plug-in system?

Does it have API? If not, whats the simplest PDF viewer that does? What I do want to create: Maybe annotations (which could be shared via an external file) or creating hyper links to Wikipedia. That ...
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Two gedit plugins clash. How to change shortcut keys, or enable/disable a plugin

Gedit has two plugins from Gnome's Gedit Plugins page which I both particularly want... Multi-edit Control Your Tabs However they both vie for the same shortcut keys: Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+...
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Eclipse Check for Updates issue

I install Eclipse from the Software Center so it links up and will be updated with the rest of my software. Because I am developing for Android, however, I have to install the ADT Plugin within ...
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What does the 'Userspace file system' Compiz plugin do?

What does this plugin do? It does not appear to be possible to enable it using Compiz from the repositories, but I would still like to learn what the plugin does so I can decide whether it might be ...
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Install Regex plugin for Gedit

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.I want to install Regex Search and Replace plugin for Gedit.So can some one please tell me where can I get it and install it.Any help and suggestions will be highly appreciable....
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Flash and Java plug-ins in Chromium lost after upgrade to 14.04

I've just upgraded 12.04 to 14.04. Java and flash plug-ins are lost from Chromium. I have Openjdk7 installed with Icedtea and adobe flash plug-in for Firefox. sudo cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/...
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Should I install Firefox add-ons via the Software Center or the webbrowser?

I would like to install some Firefox add-ons, also called 'extensions' or 'plugins', like for example Adblock Plus, Ubufox or Greasemonkey. Should I install them from the Mozilla website, using the ...
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VNC plugin not working in Remmina

Remmina 0.9.99.1, Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Remmina from the repository. Also installed both the RDP and the VNC plugins from the repository. I have verified that remmina-plugin-vnc.so is in /usr/lib/...
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Can I annotate the screen in Gnome Shell?

Anyone know a plugin or application that emulate the Compiz Annotate funcionality in Gnome 3? Annotate is the plugin that lets you draw on the screen.
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How to integrate Rhythmbox to play Internet Radio?

I have been very fond of the sound menu integration that can be done via Last.fm and the present radio stations. I wanted to know a way to listen to JazzRadio or for that matter any radio on the ...
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How to show java plugin console

In windows, when I open a web page containing applet, icon of java plugin console is displayed in systray. But in Ubuntu, I don't find any way to show java plugin console. How can I open java plugin ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from making auto-updates?

I have the following problem. Recently I have installed vim (which I compiled myself, as the one in the Ubuntu repositories are old). With it I installed Cscope and You-Complete-Me plugins. Now ...
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Are there more Brasero plugins available?

I'm coming to like Brasero more than I did before (hardly used it in the past to be honest), and now I'm wondering, are the plugins that come with the default install the only available plugins? I don'...
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Desktop icons disappear when using wallpaper plugin

When I enable wallpaper compiz plugin all icons disappear from desktop. How can I fix that?
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Java Applet not working

I cant use any Java applets. I installed icedtea-7-plugin, and it is even activated under Add-Ons, but if I for example click: www.java.com/de/download/testjava.jsp The test-screen remains grey. I ...
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Which Compiz plugins can I safely disable?

On 11.10, which Compiz plugins are enabled by default? I.e. I should leave them enabled for some particular reason. I've imported my Compiz settings from my previous install and so I can't tell. I'd ...
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How do I install experimental plugins for compiz?

How to install all plugins compiz in ubuntu natty 11.04? i can't install unsupported plugins I want to install experimental plugins, not the ones in compiz-plugins-extra. These plugins were installed ...
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how can install plugins for play mp3 and wma file which play on browser

I am new user of ubuntu and i am facing an problem when i use web page and play any online mp3 voice file while my voice file not play i show an error " plug in missing ", ... I try to install this ...
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Is a non-trivial plug-in for some application considered an app?

In the context of the Ubuntu App Showdown, if a useful plug-in for an existing application (in my case blender, but it could be anything) were to be developed, could it be considered?
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Rhythmbox Unity Plugin (control panel) not working

When I start Rhythmbox by clicking the play button in unity control panel (the load gif), or start it manually, the rhythmbox unity plugin does not work. The control panel keeps in the loading state ...
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14.04 kate editor does not show any plugins (wrong config permission even after fresh install)

I got a strange problem with kate editor. For some reason, whenever I runs kate in normal mode (without sudo) then all kate plugins disappear. I could not see any Projects/FileSystemBrowser/Documents ...
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How to install flash player 11 debug on Ubuntu 12.04?

I had hard time to figure this out, but I did it finally and I'm going to post an answer to my own question for others.
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How do I disable Shutter plugins?

Shutter is a nice software but it takes a while to load. I observed that initially it loads some plugins (eg:upload-plugin). Is there a way to disable these plugins so that shutter loads quickly? ...
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How to add Silverlight to Chrome in 12.04?

How to add Silverlight to Chrome in 12.04? I found a couple of guides to add Moonlight plugin to Chrome browser, but nothing that works as of yet.
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Compiz Problems (Plugin Missing, Performance Issues, Development)

I've recently set up the compiz cube again, and I was very happy to find that that flickering window glitch is gone! However, the cube reflection and deformation plugins are also gone. I am running a ...
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Banshee with enabled ClutterFlow plugin crashes

Now I can't run Banshee, because of Banshee automatically quit after some time. Question: Where is located banshee configs? Can i delete them to reset settings???
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Saving subtitles found by the VLC extension “Subtitle Finder”?

I found a VLC script called 'Subtitle finder' (here) that downloads and displays video subtitles 'on-the-fly': they are downloaded and displayed during playback, and it works great, but does not saves ...
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firefox shows only blank screen when opening new pdf

I use ubuntu 12.04 with firefox and adobe pdf plugin. Since ubuntu 11.04 upto 12.04 i have the problem that i can open only one pdf file in the browser. After closing the pdf, firefox only shows a ...
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Any Rhythmbox plugin for grooveshark out there?

I can't find a plugin to listen GS on RB for Ubuntu. I currently run 10.04.