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How can I highlight or annotate PDFs?

Currently I need to highlight certain sections in PDFs, or add annotations (comments/notes). These modifications would need to be saved. What tools are out there to do this on Ubuntu?
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Unable to play commercial DVDs

I recently wanted to play a commercial DVD in my computer's built in DVD drive. So I the inserted Faulty Towers DVD into my DVD drive, and then told it to launch it in Videos, and it just gave me ...
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How to measure input levels test on Kubuntu?

I noticed that in Ubuntu the sound/volume tool gives the chance to change the input volume/level while you speak through the microphone and there is a bar giving you the measure for the volume of your ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu post install tool

I need to automate an ubuntu post-installation system configuration. I'm install ubuntu often, and after each installation I need to run some commands on ubuntu. I.E. sudo apt-get install git git ...
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Is there any program designed for writing a book?

Is there any program for writing a book? I tried to find it on some forums and sites, but I really couldn't find any.
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Migrating form Windows/VB6

I really like the VB6 environment (also using SQLite DB) but would like to migrate to a Linux environment. What does Ubuntu offer that would be a similar IDE?
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What's a terminal similar to iTerm2?

My terminal choice has always been Guake, but at my job they have some Macs and I've started to use iTerm2 and I really love the split-functionality. So I was searching for something similar in ...
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where I can get application to work with my kml files?

They are stored in *.kml format. Early in windows 7 i open them with google Earth, but for now i don't have win7 and google earth. Google earth for linux wrongly determines the place of workout on ...
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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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Need a playlist creator for linux that will do relative paths

Under Windows I use "Playlist Creator 3.6.2" This just about the ideal program for what I want, but under wine, you cannot access it's setup to set the feature I want the most, and that is relative ...
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OpenVPN GUI client for UDP/TCP

Is there any easy solution for OpenVPN being executed from Desktop for non technician people so they only push a button and get connected to a external VPN? Most of my colleagues are non Linux ...
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1answer
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Playing 1st track while recording to a 2nd track (overdubing)

I'm trying to play the 20 min flac file on the first track while recording the mic to a second track. When I try and record while overdub is checked in Audacity the other tracks play fine and another ...
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How to disable updating man page even I update/upgrade the package itself

For personal use I want to edit some man pages in my system, including adding some notes and removing many unneeded lines. So my question is how to establish that? Back to my question What is the ...
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Subtitle player encoding problem

I have been using Greenfish Subtitle Player with Wine on Ubuntu to view subtitles in online video streaming sites for months, and it serves me well. However, it is often that when the source of ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Searching for the J. R. “Bob” Dobbs screensaver from Slackware to install in 13.10

I have seen on older (ca. 2004) RHEL systems a screensaver, xlock, with a twisting and morphing picture of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. An extensive search of screensavers available for Ubuntu has not provided ...
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Simple Speech Recognition

Is there a simple speech recognition program where you can say a command and that that command will be executed in the terminal? It must be simple to install/setup/configure and it must be a small ...
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Is there a file manager that opens readme files?

I'm looking for a file manager that shows the content of a readme file when I open a folder, like on github. Is that possible to do? Edit: I know that they are just text files that I can open like ...
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8answers
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What are the alternatives to Notepad++ on Ubuntu?

I use Notepad++ on Windows 7 and I want to know if there is a good substitution for it on Ubuntu. I want something that is good for editing html files.
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Play subtitle on online streaming movies

I want a player which can play subtitles while I am watching online movies. I have tried VLC network streaming. It's not happening. Well, there is a Windows app called Greenfish Subtitle Player, ...
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Comparison of backup tools

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Can I reset my Wine install?

I think I borked my Wine install. Is there a way I can "start fresh", so to speak--completely uninstall everything Wine-related and start over?
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Voice Recorder for 14.04

For few days I've been trying to find a voice recorder, but I'm frustrated. Skype working fine and alsamixer I'm using pulseaudio. When I open the below softwares, my microphone stops working, ...
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How can I make the background dark while watching video?

While watching videos on my desktop(not in browser) I want to make the background dark. For eg: In the above pic I want everything to be black except the video. I don't want to make it full screen ...
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Are there any applications like SAP available for Ubuntu?

I am in a business, and the company I am in uses SAP. Are there any applications like SAP available for Ubuntu?
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What to use to quickly cut Audio/Video

If just need to crop Audio/Video from a longer track, what can I use? I tried OpenShot, but I find the export video slow, perhaps its compling all the "layers" into a new movie? Perhaps I just need a ...
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Is there a Google Drive client available?

I'd like to install a Google Drive client for Xubuntu (12.04). I'm getting non-English Google results, and I didn't find grive in the Xubuntu repositories. Does anyone know of a client that works ...
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Application for finding song names

I'd like to know if anyone knows an application or knows of one being developed that can do what I've stated in the question. On mobile devices there's an App called Shazam: Is there an equivalent for ...
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Offline dictionary with pronunciation and usages

Which is the best offline dictionary for Ubuntu ? It should be like Cambridge or Oxford dictionaries with pronunciation. The dictionaries, I found did not have enough examples of the sentence in ...
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flv to mp4 converter in Trusty

Anybody recommend a GUI app (preferably in Ubuntu repos) to convert from .flv to .mp4 other than Transmageddon? Transmageddon now crashes in Trusty.
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Subdownloader is not working anymore

It was a great application once, but for me at least it hasn't worked for the last several months. I can search for subtitles, but when I try to download one, it always displays the message Unable to ...
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Is there any good font editor?

There is any good font editor for ubuntu? Like high-logic Font editor for win. I tried Doubletype, but not worked very well, and really outdated.
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Any alternative of 'Camtasia Studio (Screen recording & video editing)' for Ubuntu?

I want to make a video tutorials in Ubuntu. Is there a similar program to Camtasia Studio (Screen recording & video editing software) in Windows?
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What are the best especial effects programs for Ubuntu ? And how can I install it?

I need a program to do special effect for a school project so I need a program like adobe after effects, but for Ubuntu. Thanks :)
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How to convert PDF to Image?

I have requirement of converting PDF pages to images. There is a background image with some text written, so when I save this as image only background image got saved. Is there any software available ...
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1answer
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Is there an alternative to Netcut in Ubuntu? [closed]

Is there any netcut software for ubuntu? I really need it since my LAN is being spoofed by some neighbors.
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Invoicing Visual Basic software replacement or web application?

I have a pc that is still fairly powerful but with Windows XP (Pentium 4 3Ghz 4 Gb Ram). It is used by someone who is not computer expert (I would say a really basic user) only for browsing and ...
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Is there any open source software to make a Online Streaming radio?

i'm traying to make an online radio in my home. I've been reading and found that i need a streaming software. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10. Any software you know? Thanks a lot!
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What are juju charms alternatives?

I d'like to try out a few alternative software to deploy, manage and scale my environment on a cloud. What are the alternatives to juju charms?
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2answers
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Is there a GUI app to setup and toggle hostapd?

Title says it all, I've tried wifi-hostapd-app but I always run into trouble while installing one of its dependencies, dnsmasq specifically. I read one of the workarounds is to disable Ubuntu's ...
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What is a good Amazon S3 client?

I've been using the Amazon S3 Management console to browse my S3 files. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be able to sort files (in a given bucket) by anything other than whatever its default is ...
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Can I use Thunderbird to access Microsoft Exchange server?

Can I use Thunderbird to access Microsoft Exchange server? Evolution works ok, I am just looking for an alternative.
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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What's the best approach in migrating currently C# and VB.net (Windows) developed applications?

I would like to start to "translate" my Windows applications to Ubuntu users. These are mainly CRMs or CRM related programs written in VB.net and C#. What would be the best language and IDE for these ...
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How to install a decent bug tracker on a Ubuntu server?

I looked at Bugzilla, but it doesn't seem to have an easy-to-install .deb package. I tried Trac, but the 2nd step of the install instructions after installing the .deb package fails with some python ...
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Looking for a PowerPost-A&A replacement on Ubuntu 15.04

Hello and a good day to all.... I'm looking for an Ubuntu replacement for the PowerPost-A&A program. I've been doing some searching myself but i couldn't find a replacement program that runs on ...
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Is there an offline command-line dictionary?

Is there any command line offline dictionary? I know that there are some like StarDict and Artha but how about one in the command line? Also, I tried dict but it is an online dictionary.
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Is there a native SVP alternative for linux?

SVP is a windows software application that calculates video frames in real time while a video is running in a player, making it run smoothly in 60 fps. It doesn't work in wine. Is there a linux ...
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Ubuntu replacement for IrfanView

On Windows I really liked IrfanView as a basic image editor/manager. Some of the main features I liked were great shortcut keys good batch conversion options ability to work with many image file ...
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What Application Indicators are available?

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