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On screen keyboard for locked screen

As I am having some trouble at the moment with the locked screen and entering my password, I was wondering if there was some sort of on screen keyboard which could be displayed to me on the locked ...
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Drop down terminal in Unity

I want to implement drop down terminal feature in Ubuntu 14.04 in Unity desktop environment. Is Guake suitable for Unity desktop environment? If not please refer me an app.
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A timer that automatically locks the screen to take a break away from the computer?

I'm looking for a graphical or command line program that provides me with the following workflow: Start a 25min session After 25min screen is automatically locked for 5min (or maybe just turned ...
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OwnDrive: alternative software or synchronisation method

I am an heavy user of the ownClound client software, using it to back up most of my work to my OwnDrive account. About one week ago the ownCloud client stopped synchronising, issuing a cryptic error ...
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Is there any software that blocks porn on all browsers that I can install?

I have to find a way to block porn sites on all browsers through something system-wide like iptables (just an idea)... Is there any way that I can do that.
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Need help running GUI applications

I am building a minimal Kernel + Busybox Linux operating system using Ubuntu. I want to add a GUI to it, but I need to know the minimum set of packages/libraries to run graphical applications. I do ...
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How to convert images into other formats?

Is there an application which can do the following?: Resize one or more images Compress images Rotate and flip images Rename multiple images using a progressive number or a prefix/suffix Convert an ...
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Interactive mathematical constructions application

I'm a big fan of maths, and I was wondering if there is some sort of interactive mathematical application which would allow one to?: Construct lines and shapes with points Calculate interior and ...
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How to make your own font?

I've always wanted to make my own font, is there a font creating application which will have the following features?: Ability to draw fonts with different tools (similar collection of tools to GIMP, ...
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Change screen colour depending on time of day

I always go on my machine when it is light, lose track of time, and when I look outside again, it is dark. So I was wondering if there was some sort of app which would change the colour of your screen ...
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Find-move-replace files from /folder1 to /folder1/sub-folders

Situation: folder1 have about 2000 files, folder2 have over 300 sub-folders and each sub-folder have 500 files. What I'm asking is to move/replace files from /folder1 to /folder2/sub-folders, but only ...
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Offline English-English dictionary for Ubuntu 14.04

I use Artha offline dictionary. However its database is not regularly updated and it is difficult to add new words to its database and hence meanings of many words are not available. Can someone ...
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Multi photo slideshow software

Hey everybody I'm looking for a program on Ubuntu that can make a slideshow of photo's in a directory and is able to show multiple photos at the same time filling up the screen.
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Adding new words to Artha

I have installed the offline dictionary Artha and have the latest version. It is a good dictionary but sometimes I do not find meaning of certain words. Can new words be added to its database? If ...
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Interactive Periodic Table

I love Chemistry and the Periodic table is very useful for me, however I can't remember all of the properties of all of the elements, so I was wondering if there was some sort of Periodic table ...
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What are some popular opensource applications available for Digital Health Informatics?

Are there some application recommendations for Digital Health Informatics?I've some knowledge about OPENMRS which is widely used in the developing countries, also DHIS has some opensource ...
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is it possible to install ubuntu desktop and ubuntu server in the same computer?

I am new to ubuntu, i want to know if i can install ubuntu desktop version and ubuntu server version in the same computer. Im excited to learn of the new technology (new to me) and to start coding my ...
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Command-line breakout?

I love a good old game of breakout! Though I really hate GUIs and prefer TUIs and the command-line, so I was wondering if there is a command-line version of the game breakout? I searched in the Ubuntu ...
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Real-time planetarium

After finding this, I started wondering if there was some more real-time software out there which would cover a wider range to the software that I found there, or at least so that I could observe ...
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Real-time star map

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I was wondering if there is any sort of graphical application which shows you all the planets and stars etc that are above you (based on your ...
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Command-line IRC program? [duplicate]

I currently use xchat as my default IRC program, but I don't really like GUIs, I prefer TUIs, is there an IRC program out there which has a TUI rather than a GUI? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with ...
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BASIC programming language [duplicate]

I want to run some BASIC codes on Ubuntu 14.04 . Can someone please refer to the interpreters or IDEs which are available for running BASIC codes?
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What linux operating system to use? [duplicate]

First, i am really sorry because i am a big beginner with Linux. I searched the internet for a suitable solution,but everything just confuses me. Well i have a very old notebook...not exactly but a ...
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Multiplayer command-line Chess

I love a good game of Chess, but what I would love even more is a Chess application that has the following features: Has a TUI rather than a GUI and is fully used from the command-line Has ...
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Is there any calculator with degrees, minutes and seconds calculation?

I need a calculator software for calculating DMS (degree, minutes, seconds). Maybe something like this: I need to use the calculator to calculate somthing like this easily: 87°43′41″ + 120°33′1″ ...
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xslt 2.0 or later for ubuntu 32bit

I am facing problems finding free xslt processor 2.0 or later version for ubuntu. The current xsltproc processor doesn't recognize Xpath trnslate() function because its version is 1.0. Please help me ...
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DBF viewer for Ubuntu

I need to open dbf files on my Ubuntu 15 and as I found LibreOffice can does this. But I'm getting General Error. General input/output error. Is there ANY tool or built-in some software tool ...
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NTFS defrag tool for Ubuntu

I am searching for a NTFS defrag tool for Ubuntu and I came across this : Defragging NTFS Partitions from Linux. I want to know how to install UltraDefrag on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Terminal space invaders?

I was just wondering if there was a command-line TUI space invaders game for Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04.
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How to find gaps in list?

So, I have allot of files (167k) and now they are now in proper order, thanks to Serg's script in here - http://askubuntu.com/a/686829/462277 . And now I need to find gaps between filenames, the ...
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Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title

I need to rename a bunch of files (about 167k), and only part of the title in each file. From: Aaaa.bb - 2 tag tag_tag 9tag Aaaa.bb - 125 tag_tag 9tag Aaaa.bb - 3567 tag 9tag To: Aaaa.bb - 000002 ...
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How to recover deleted files from a Fuji camera

I have a Fuji X-M1 digital camera and just now accidentally all of the images on it were deleted. I have read the answers here How to recover deleted files?, however they don't make it very clear ...
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Software for capturing of selected text from any place (browser, text editor, etc)

Please, give me advice about software which can capture selected text due to some shortcut in notes list. Ideally, this should be something like CintraNotes on Windows. This is solution which I ...
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Convert SQL Server Stored Procedure into MY SQL Stored Procedure

Any tools are available to Convert SQL Server Stored Procedure into MY SQL Stored Procedure. We tried with some license tool but only tables are created properly, but Stored Procedure are created ...
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change of OS from windowsxp to ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using samsung cpu with Intel Pentium P4 processor and 512MB RAM. Can I run ubuntu with these specifications smoothly?
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Theme creation utility that automates the creation of the CSS files

I am starting to get into GTK and window theme creation, and if I have all of the images for the different states of all the buttons etc, and I know what colours I want for everything like ...
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Error running questasim in ubuntu 15.04

I installed questasim by following all procedures. when i try to open questasim by typing vsim in terminal i got the following error. :~$ vsim Error: cannot find /home/EDA/mentor/questasim/bin/../...
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Net speed indicator for Ubuntu 15.04

What are some net speed indicator available for Ubuntu 15.04 and how to install them?
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Software products to use for Business [closed]

Looking to switch to Ubuntu for small business. What are comparable products to use for the following? Financials or QuickBooks Skype OneNote SQL Server Instant Messaging Would love to migrate ...
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Alternatives to Cheese [closed]

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and I find Cheese very basic, are there any alternatives (I have already read this Anything better than Cheese for video capture?, however that is only really on video ...
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Window 'grouping'?

I was just wondering, is there any way of 'grouping' windows? I mean, is there a way of joining the edges of two or more windows together so that when one is moved, the other moves with it, acting as ...
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Command-line version of System Monitor statistical information on CPU, RAM, Swap, and Network traffic

I often use the program htop as a replacement for the System Monitor's Processes tab, but I have found no such replacement in the command-line for the Resources tab which displays live statistical ...
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Mouse applications [duplicate]

Is there a mouse application for assigning buttons in Ubuntu ?! I have a Logitech mx master I'm trying to assign some of the buttons on it , it has the default buttons configured, by default.
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Image recognition search software?

I have recently lost an image, I know it is somewhere on my machine, but I don't where. And I have an image which looks very similar to it. Is there any kind software for Ubuntu similar to the Google ...
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A standby timer app for Ubuntu?

Is there an app, either as standalone GUI or tray indicator applet, to set a countdown timer after which the system is automatically turned into standby?
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What is your favorite HexEditor? [closed]

What are the most available open source GUI hex-editor for the Ubuntu LTS 14.04 Desktop? I have HexEdit running on OS X, and am looking for something similar. A bit more modern perhaps, with good ...
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How to turn an animated GIF into seperate still PNG files [duplicate]

Is there any way in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 to convert an animated GIF file into separate PNG still images? So that each frame becomes a separate PNG image file.
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Is there a program similar to Wine that runs Mac software?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, and I have got a Mac program in the Mac installation format (I believe it to a .dmg) which I wish to use, however I don't really have a functioning Mac to use it on ...
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graphical text editor that can filter text through shell commands?

I used to use NEdit as a graphical text editor, but lately it no longer works right due to lack of maintenance. So I am looking for a replacement. Is there any graphical text editor that can send a ...