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Alternative to Autokey (text expander program)

for more than a year I have been looking for simple and stable text expander application on Ubuntu. There is Autokey, but it doesn't work for many people (there are a few threads here about this). For ...
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Is there an exposé like window overview feature in xubuntu?

Using Ubuntu with unity and compiz it was possible for me to create a hot corner which triggered all (in-)active windows to be shown in an overview. Is it possible to create something similar in ...
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Command line productivity

I am not sure if this question is off-topic but since I am a pretty new user to Ubuntu (and also, still a user of Windows 7) I am becoming more and more used to the terminal, that is so powerful on ...
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Music Production Tools (DJ)

I just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 8.1 and I really like it. Although it requires getting used to some different things, nothing in my normal routine that I do has been affected by the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?

Is there a tool that will let me do the following sequence? Type a keyboard shortcut Type in the name of an application currently open on some desktop Hit Enter to switch to that desktop, and bring ...
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Is there a LibreOffice equivalent to microsofts office themes?

I've used MS office for many years now. Especially powerpoint. One of the strengths is that it defines and separates the concepts of template and theme. A theme can be saved and contains fonts, ...
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Possible to use screen lock as timeout?

What I'd like to do is lock the screen and have it wait a set amount of time (eg 20 mins) before it lets me log back in - so I make myself to have a break from the computer. Is it possible to do ...
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Closing windows from alt+tab switcher?

Are there any plugins for Compiz that would make it possible to close windows from the alt+tab switcher menu? It would be a huge boost to my productivity as compared to Windows
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Is there any offline application for Kanban or Trello?

Are there any offline applications that support or work with Trello? Also, is there any offline tool that performs a similar function (kanban) ?
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Compiz screen edges size can I increase it

Can I increase the size of hot corners to become more bigger for detection in Compiz ? You're doing a great work Ubuntu rocks
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Is it possible to tell Chromium to always “keep” PDFs?

I download a lot of PDFs in Chromium and always get a warning telling me that "files of this type can harm [my] computer", which forces me to manually confirm every download. I've enabled the "always ...
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How can I programmatically block user input for a given time?

As a person working in computer science working offline to avoid facebook and thelike is not always (meaning hardly ever) possible for me since I mostly have to be online to work. I have tried ...
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How do I block the entire Internet except a few 'whitelist sites'?

I need some method to block the entire Internet other then a few sites on my 'whitelist'. I am looking for a solution that is not browser specific - so no add-ons/plugin suggestions please. Is there ...
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Is it possible to reorder my workspaces?

Recently I found that on a macbook it is possible to drag the multiple desktops to change their order. The ideal solution would be to, while on the compiz Expo mode, be able to just drag and move a ...
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TimeTracker app that logs programs

Does anyone know of a time tracker app that logs which program you are using. So, if I'm using LibreOffice it'll log me as working, but then when the focus switches back to chrome, it'll log me as ...
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Looking for a linux equivalent to Trans Lucy

Trans Lucy for the Mac, allows you to watch video in a semi transparent window, superimposed on top of your other windows. You can continue to work, as all clicks on the area covered by Trans Lucy ...
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Autotype abbreviations

I've been using AutoHotkey for Windows to have some handy scripts, e.g. auto type some templates: ttyl => thanks, talk to you later Is there any app for Ubuntu to expand abbreviations like this way ...
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Take screenshot of terminal

I'm Using Gnome2. I have on My first workspace two terminals open (gnome-terminal). I want a screenshot of the whole terminal1 window. I don't want set up the bounding box of the screenshot with my ...
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Backup Project Hamster Data

I'd like to move my project hamster time tracking data from one PC to another. How would I go about that? Thanks.
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How to become a power user of gnome-do?

Just a few months back, I discovered gnome-do. I have heard that its a great tool for ubuntu. However, I haven't been able to use it except for starting/running applications like firefox, thunderbird, ...
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How can I open two half-screen windows in a row without overlapping?

I use a monitor that is exactly 2×1024 pixels wide as a substitute for a dual-screen configuration. In Ubuntu 10.10, I could open two windows in a row and each would be automatically placed on a ...
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What are the most common shortcuts you use?

I'm a windows guy and I'm really trying to get into using linux. I've just installed ubuntu and am missing all of my windows shortcuts like: Win+E open file browser Win+R cmd open the command prompt ...
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Staying focussed - Any applications to monitor what windows are open, record the titles and then tell you what you spend you day doing?

I am bad at procrastination. I'm always opening new tabs to check out HackerNews or something. So I've installed StayFocussed on Chromium, so that I can't view more than X minutes of certain sites. ...
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How to enable multitouch for a trackpad?

I have eeepc 1005ha, and want to have the ability to enlarge and scroll down/up/left/right with the pad, is it possible?