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What app tests all of GTK's UI elements?

I've seen it in screenshots before. What application provides a window that contains all of GTK's UI elements? I need an answer applicable to GTK+2 and GTK+3.
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Multiple keystrokes in 1 macro script with xmacro

Okay so my situation is that i am trying to make a macro for a video game i know that macros work inside the windows emulator because i have had 1 batten things work in my testing i am using this ...
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Anything akin to Silver Efex Pro for processing high quality B&W on Ubuntu

I am trying to improve my b&w photography skills and have been advised by a few photographers that I respect to use Silver Efex Pro for post processing my images. Since this is a windows/mac ...
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Note-Making Software for Thesis

Writing a thesis and need to go through about 25 papers and write their summaries. I am looking for a software where I can store the summaries in one place and write a master document towards the end. ...
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Need a PDF editor that will let me highlight text [duplicate]

I've looked in the Software Centre but no mention of highlight features for the various PDF edit software. I've installed adobe reader 9 but it doesn't seem to have the option. Does anyone know of ...
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which is the best linux os for my pc [duplicate]

specs processor:pentium(R)dual-core cpu e5700@3.00GHz RAM:2gb system type 32 bit i need a best and smooth working latest linux version
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Any SAP (structural analysis program) software in linux?

I'm looking for any software like ETABS, SAP2000, Autodesk RSA (ROBOT), Graitec Advance Design, SCIA, STRAP, STAAD. I don't need simple 2D frame solver. I'm looking for fully fledged 3D, nonlinear, ...
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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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install Qgifer on ubuntu 16.04?

I tried using PPA but the PPA is old and not working so tried installing .deb package but getting error : $ sudo dpkg -i qgifer_0.2.1-1_i686.deb (Reading database ... 194521 files and ...
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What Ubuntu programs can I use to live stream? (Looking for equivalents to specific Windows programs.)

I'm trying to figure out on what programs I can use on Linux (has to be specific cause I live stream and it's a 2 pc setup) On Windows: Dxtory; Used to capture my game video's and seperate my ...
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Any app that tells me to take regular breaks from working?

Various health reports indicate that sitting for too long working on the computer is not good for health. I need an app that can tell me to take a break, for example once every hour of continuous ...
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Break Reminder for Ubuntu?

What is the best software for Ubuntu to remind us to take a break for our eyes (like EyeLeo in Windows).
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What Application Indicators are available?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on one of my systems and I am using the Unity interface. Unity is working quite well so far but I really miss panel applets for net speed, cpu temp, and system monitor. ...
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How can I embed subtitles into a movie file?

My TV can only play subtitles if they are embedded into the file (eg a MKV or hardcoded over the video). So given a film in a format (eg MP4) and a subtitle as something like a SRT, how can I combine ...
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What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available?

This question exists as it fills a specific criterion. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask Ubuntu ...
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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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Note taking app for to use with pen tablets

I am looking for an app that with which I can draw on it to make sketches and take notes with my Wacom tablet. It should preferably support "new page" so that after my work I can save the whole ...
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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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Is there a Pomodoro app available?

Is there a pomodoro app that's available for Ubuntu 12.04 that can be installed using sudo or from the package manager?
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How can I hide or show a different IP to a website?

I'd like to watch BBC Iplayer...but it only works in the UK. I am currently living in Spain. Is there a way to hide my ID and make the bbc website believe that I have a UK IP or something?
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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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How do I download a YouTube video?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10; Can anybody please provide instructions on how to download videos from YouTube?
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Software to convert midi to sheet music

I am a music student looking for software that can convert midi files to sheet music. Are there any programs for Ubuntu like the Windows programs Notation Musician or MidiNotate Player?
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Nicer FTP client than FileZilla?

FileZilla is really kind of "meh," when it comes to user interface. I'm wondering if there's something simpler/cleaner/slicker out there?
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What's the best, simplest OCR solution?

I'd like to scan a good amount of papers I have lying around, with the least possible hassle. I would like to convert them to images using Simple Scan, then convert them to text using OCR. Is there a ...
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Is there an equivalent to Windows 10 “Quiet Hours” in Ubuntu?

Excerpt of Windows 10 Quiet Hours: Quiet Hours produces the condition where you are not disturbed by any type of notification in Windows environment. As earlier versions, Windows 10 has this ...
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What Is The Best HDR Software?

How can I go about HDRI software for Ubuntu 12.04 Beta2? Your help would be highly. appreciated
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Run a web server from any directory

I am writing a small website, but I do NOT want to figure out how to install and configure complete LAMP stack to test the website from my ~/home directory. That will be completely disruptive and ...
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Is there any software for routing? I don't want specific route distribution

I'm trying to find some graphic software to manage a network server, and for using it like router. And I want some general overview of what is happening on the network. In Windows, I reached for Kerio ...
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What is the easiest way to send a file?

What is the easiest way to send a file: from an Ubuntu machine, to another Ubuntu user (if also to others even better) who is out of your local network, through an encrypted file transfer, using ...
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“portable” version of Brackets software

I'd like to know whether there is a "portable" version of Brackets software (http://brackets.io/) that I can use from a USB drive in order to have the same configuration and extensions on all my ...
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Looking for alternative for PhotoFiltre [closed]

Im trying to find clone of PhotoFiltre, which i use on Windows XP. Its one of few programs i didnt find acceptable alternative, so i still cant get rid of Windows. Curently im on Xubuntu.
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How can I add text and images (for example, a signature) to a PDF?

On occasion I receive forms to fill in as PDFs intended for printing (these are not true PDF forms, they do not contain fields). I would like to type onto them, and perhaps add a scanned copy of my ...
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Is there a virtual classroom platform?

I am looking at running virtual classroom sessions over the web. The thing is I need the following to be satisfied: I use Ubuntu and my students may use anything Ideally this is browser-driven but ...
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Tool to add shapes, annotations and text using templates to images

Often I need to annotate (draw some arrows, lines, basic shapes like squares, ellipses etc and enter some text) on top of pictures (JPG, PNG images) and screenshots (again png images). I would also ...
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How to safely change OS name in grub boot menu?

I have a system where I am dual-booting Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 and Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, however after installing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, I have found that in the GRUB boot entry list it is called "Ubuntu", ...
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Rename files to their parent folder

I want to rename file name with its parent folder name, adding the folder name before the current name. for example: Folder structure SOCH NC KT 633-ROYAL BLUE-MULTI | | 1.jpg | | 2.jpg | | 3.jpg ...
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Anonymous Internet browsing

Could you please suggest me a good anonymous internet browsing application for Ubuntu?
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trading and charting platform for ubuntu 15.10

is there any charting and trading platform available for ubuntu 15.10 64 bit which get data from yahoo/google EOD / RT and shows charts Pitch fork , p&F etc. for indian market ? FYI: ...
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Video recording software

I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to record output from a digital decoder to disk so that it can be watched later on. Just to clarify the matter; instead of displaying, or while displaying, the output ...
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Is there a free VPN service that works on Ubuntu? [closed]

I use Hotspot Shield (Free VPN) on the Windows. Do anyone know of a similar tool or service for Ubuntu? that: Would not require me to have any server. would hide my IP. Would effectively tunnel all ...
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Application Finder for Mate and Gnome Session Fallback?

Mate and Gnome Session Fallback desktop environments are almost alike and really lightweight and it is the most preferred desktop environment for me. Only thing I miss is some way to search installed ...
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How can I extract text from images?

How can I extract text from images? I am not talking about scanned files, but garden variety images, such as when you take a high-def picture of a blackboard at class, and it is nicely handwritten; ...
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Music player with searchable library, that supports multiple artists?

I have a local library of many mp3 songs. I want a music player that fully supports multiple artists in a song. For example, in a list of all artists in my library, if a song has as artists: Michael ...
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Is there a graphical interface for archive compression in Ubuntu?

On Windows, I have used the program 7zip for nearly all of my compression tasks in the past. Now, after switching to Ubuntu, I also installed this program from the Software Center. After completion, I ...
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Convenient Terminal GNOME Extension which hides and unhides when key is pressed [duplicate]

Ideally I would like a way of easily toggling it so that a Terminal window (or something of the sort) appears over the top of everything when I press a certain keyboard shortcut and then disappears ...
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Can not open password-protected ppt with libre office 3.5

When I am trying to open password-protected ppt with libre office 3.5 in Ubuntu 12.04,it gives me a message says "Read-Error. loading of password-encrypted microsoft powerpoint is not supported."So is ...
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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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Extracting embedded images from a PDF

Before I started using Ubuntu I used Nitro PDF reader to automatically extract images from PDF files. Is there a PDF reader for Linux that does this? I would like to be able to extract images ...