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6answers
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Is there a program that can put some kind of visual notification on my screen for use with the alarm clock app?

I use the 'alarm-clock-applet' to notify me every so often to take a break from looking at my screen and give my eyes a bit of a rest. The interface is clunky, but it works. One issue I'm having, ...
4
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3answers
485 views

PCB software available for gnome

I'm looking for PCB software in Ubuntu. Ideally I want to design a circuit without needing it to be really specific. I cannot seem to find any software available. Any suggestions?
2
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1answer
196 views

Universal (across DEs) file indexing (desktop search) and launcher?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04. I often switch between Gnome and KDE. Each has a desktop search and launcher. In Gnome, search box on hitting Windows key is supposed to provide search results (including ...
6
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1answer
790 views

Outlook.com and Google Apps email notifier for gnome-shell?

So, pretty basic question, I use outlook.com for some work email, I use multiple Google Apps emails for different things. I don't use an email client, I just use the different webmail interfaces, ...
5
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2answers
2k views

What additional thumbnailers are available and how do I install them?

Question: Ubuntu's file manager, Nautilus, comes with a wide support for file previews. These thumbnails are handled by helper programs called thumbnailers. The number of thumbnailers that come ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Clipboard manager with “history paste” support?

I am looking for a clipboard manager, but I don't want one that just keeps a list so I can select an item to bring it to the front of the clipboard, nah, that's too easy. What I am looking for is a ...
3
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0answers
124 views

File transfer indicator applet?

In gnome-shell when you do a file transfer you get a icon appear in the bar at the top, I know in unity it shows you the information in the unity Launcher, but I have that set to autohide, so I was ...
2
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1answer
124 views

Gnome utility to limit computer use?

I used to use a utility in gnome2. I would set it for ever hour or so, lock the screen for ten minutes. It was great; it couldn't be turned off or disabled and really helped me break away from the ...
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4answers
5k views

Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Xfce/GNOME/Cinnamon?

The Ubuntu Heads-Up Display (HUD) - you love it or you hate it. Personally I rather like a classic desktop, so I use Xfce or GNOME-fork Cinnamon, and I'd like to keep those menu's where they are. But ...
6
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2answers
400 views

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.
11
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7answers
9k views

A light alternative to gnome-system-monitor?

As I'm programming a little game, I often use gnome-system-monitor to check if there's any memory leak in my program. But the monitor takes too much lime to launch and is pretty slow. Could you ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Ubuntu One indicator for GNOME Shell panel?

Is there any shell extension for an Ubuntu One indicator in the top panel for gnome 3 shell?
9
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5answers
5k views

Drop down terminal as smooth as gnome-shell's 'looking glass'

Is there a drop down terminal as smooth as gnome-shell's 'looking glass' that has a normal bash shell? Gnome-shell's looking glass (alt+f2 then lg then enter) is so smooth. I'd like to see a simple ...
4
votes
1answer
12k views

tortoisegit for ubuntu

Are there any alternatives to ToroiseGIT for Ubuntu? I'm looking for something to integrate GIT with nautilus in the context menu. Like TortoiseHG used to (replaced with HG scripts)
15
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3answers
8k views

What's a simple “colour picker” app for GNOME?

I need a small tool to ‘pick’ a colour anywhere on the screen (so that I basically get the hex code for it). Earlier, I've used KDE's KColorChooser for this. According to this page, "Gpick" sounds ...
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2answers
2k views

Is there any image application that can cut part of an image and is faster/ligther than GIMP?

from screenshot I want to cut only part that is important. I do know I can do it using GIMP, but GIMP is very slow too start. Is there any default image application that can do it faster?
3
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2answers
7k views

List of GNOME 3 applets and gnome-shell extensions

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on one of my systems and I am using gnome-shell. I miss some tools for showing weather, unread mail, net speed, cpu temp, and system monitor. Are there similar indicators as ...
2
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1answer
365 views

What's a good fullscreen launcher for the Gnome2 desktop?

I like elementary' s Slingshot, but as you can see from this screenshot, it doesn't correctly show all of my applications (you can see Synaptic on the Unity Launcher but not in Slingshot; generally ...
9
votes
1answer
1k views

Multimonitor menu bar

Does anyone know of a way of extending the menu bar from one screen all the way across to the other, so that the gnome menu bar spans both/all monitors? I'm basically looking for something similiar ...
10
votes
1answer
385 views

Software for free netcafe (so computer tracking software)

I'm working in a small council. Here is some Ubuntu (with GNOME - no KDE) based workstations in our library. Using the computers is free now, before it was only /hour, what is not a high cost. I'm ...
4
votes
2answers
821 views

Photo album making software

Looking for some good software for making photo albums for my personal use. Seen some good programs in windows that generate flash albums.
3
votes
2answers
739 views

Looking for a simple outliner

Back in the day i used OmniOutliner a lot. Is there something like that for GNOME? Google suggested me Gnome Outliner and a friend of mine mentioned TreeSheets. But is there something else?
9
votes
5answers
959 views

An alternative software to Live Writer?

I want a software for blogging like Live Writer in Linux and GNOME. Do you have any idea?
4
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2answers
200 views

Backdrop equivalent

When I'm reading ebooks, I find it quite useful to blank out everything except the reader. On the Mac, I use Backdrop to achieve this. What this app does is blank out everything (wallpaper, desktop ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

How to run a web browser as a screensaver

I would like to set up a custom application (a separate profile of Firefox browser in my case) to be fired instead of screensaver. I am using Gnome desktop environment. Technically it doesn't have to ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

What is a good card creating application?

Is there a good card creating application? Haven't had one in over ten years but used to have one that had all types of easy to use templates designs etc for ton of occasions. Looking for something ...
10
votes
2answers
4k views

A PDF viewer supporting SyncTeX for Gnome

I am looking for a PDF viewer for working with LaTeX and SyncTeX (forward and inverse search) under Gnome. I know from previous questions in various forums that Okular has this feature, but I prefer ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

Are there any todo list desktop widgets?

Are there any todo list / notepad desktop widgets? Bonus points if it can sync with Google's tasks list!
2
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1answer
681 views

todo list and memory usage applet on desktop?

I would like to have information on my desktop in a very simple text mod or memory usage and processor activity and daily to do lists. I was wondering what kind of applications are available on ...