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Pictures disappeared while moving them from external hard drive A to external hard drive B

My pictures disappeared while moving them from external hard drive A to external hard drive B. There was 10GB of pictures that I cant find. I have searched both source and target locations but the ...
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Which free software can you use to create rotating 3D Spacefill models of molecules in .gif format?

An example of what I'm talking about is this animation from Wikipedia. I am running 32 bit 12.10 if it is relevant. Please describe step-by-step, with pictures (screenshots with the appropriate areas ...
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Is there a software to control my wireless router?

I was a windows user and was controlling my router using selfishnet and now I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 , I wonder if there is a similar software or any other way to do it.
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best video converter [closed]

I need a good video converter software that can convert many video formats from one ot the other. On Windows I found Format Factory to be good. I would like its equivalent or something better on ...
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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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Unable to Use Join Me App

We are over 20 developers who use Ubuntu OS very extensively. We use join.me - screen sharing app for our weekly meetings while providing the presenter role to the UBUNTU user the app fails can you ...
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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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Software for integrating ubuntu in workspace?

I have three, sometimes four systems as a regular workspace. One Ubuntu, two Windows 10 and rarely a Mac. And I got tired of using usb sticks, cloud services and the NAS to move files between them. I ...
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Open-source virtual machine apps supporting larger VRAM than 256 MB [duplicate]

I have tried Virtual Box running Windows 10 with it, but all i get is 256 MB of video memory, while I have a 4 GB VRAM video card. When I try with VM Ware the video memory is increased to about 3GB ...
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What do you use to edit Microsoft Word documents (docx)?

What alternatives exist for editing Microsoft Word documents (docx)? I know about OpenOffice and Google docs. What else is out there?
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Is there a software utility to adjust screen gamma/brightness/contrast?

I use to work at night and it is eye-hurting to watch at lightbulb-bright screens (I've got two - laptop's built-in panel and an external 18-inch CRT) in a dark environment. So I adjust my screens to ...
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What program is good for designing a poster?

Im trying to make people on my school use Ubuntu, so the school gave me 4 computers, now i've set them up and the computers work great... however, nobody seem to be able to use them, because of their ...
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Software for using EasyCAP USB video capture device

I have recently purchased an EasyCAP USB video capture device. I would like to know if there is any software out there for Ubuntu for using this device to capture videos from external devices.
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KDEConnect or similar under GNOME

I'm a KDE-User (Kubuntu, openSUSE, ArchLinux) since years. I pretty like GNOME and I'm thinking about switching over to GNOME - but every time I think about it I think: "Oh hey, wait a moment, you ...
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Password Management Applications?

I have some passwords that are long, complicated and hard to remember. I would like to use a password-manager application to save all of my passwords instead of saving them using a text editor. ...
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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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Which ubuntu to flavor is most comprehisive [closed]

O.K Guys it is becoming serious. bare with me a bit please I'm just a new comer I have Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.04 with cinnamon theme, Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3, Linux Mint Mate 17.3 and finally Zorin ...
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Updated software to view pdf annotated with Windows' Acrobat Reader

I have a pdf file that was annotated by Acrobat Reader in Windows. When I open it in Okular or Evince or qpdfview I can see some of the comments, depending on the type, but not all of them. The only ...
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Are there any free/open source alternatives to Adobe After Effects?

I've been a illustrator and graphic designer for a number of years and now I'm looking to go more into motion graphics and visual effects. Is there anything that is open source/free (not a demo, ...
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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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Is there any software that will do face recognition in photos?

I would like to automate the process of tagging my photos with subjects' names. Is there any software for Ubuntu that can perform face recognition on a local photo collection?
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How can I speed up my old computer?

I run Ubuntu on an old Dell Dimension 2400 (with only 2d accel.) and it runs really slow when opening up certain programs, like the Ubuntu Software Center. So I was just wondering if there is any ...
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How can I split a mp3 file?

I have a big mp3 file, it comes from ripping a full cd. I would like to split it into one file per song. It will be great if it can split the file automatically, detecting the start and the end of ...
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auto completion of syntax for HTML or PHP in Notepadqq?

I'm looking extension for notepadqq text editor of Syntax auto complete. so is this extension available on notepadqq if yes where i can find it ?
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Is there a IRC Client which can use or emulate mIRC scripts

I've used mIRC (Windows) for years, and have some custom scripts, written in mIRC's own scripting language. Is there an Ubuntu/Linux IRC Client which will allow me to use my scripts as-is? ...
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HUD in other window managers (especially xmonad)

It seems that HUD (Heads Up Display) is tightly tied to Unity. However I just use xmonad as a window manager, especially I don't use unity. Is there a way to use HUD within xmonad (or more generally ...
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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 are the good utility for Internet/Network monitoring? - Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have a metered Internet Connection. So, I like to monitor my bandwidth and be able to get a graph view (Day/Month) of my bandwidth history. What are the good utility for Internet/Network monitoring ...
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Screen recording software

I want to be able to reliably record videos for a youtube channel, however the software I've tried all has individual flaws. The programs I've tried are: SimpleScreenRecorder (flaw being that the ...
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Package util concentrated on user experience

I hate user experience of apt* tools. With so many OSes around it, it is hard to remember all those cryptic apt-get/dpkg/apt-cache commands for hackers. So, is there some script/wrapper that can be ...
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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 directories ...
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How can I download an entire website?

I want to download the whole website(with sub-sites), is there any tool for that?
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Ubuntu Tweak is no longer maintained?

Looks like Ubuntu Tweak project is no longer maintained and the application is no longer available through PPA. I particularly loved the Janitor feature in Ubuntu Tweak. Are there any alternatives one ...
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What good CAD programs are available?

Just that. By good I mean something at the level of SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar. This is a complete limitation for me (and many others) to use Ubuntu.
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Preview of CAD files in format .dwg

I'm looking for a utility or a program for Ubuntu, and possibly even for Windows that is able to convert a CAD file format .DWG to PDF. My need is to provide a preview of CAD files, and I thought ...
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What's the best Mind Mapping Software?

Back in the dark days when I used to run windows I used to use MindJet Mindmanager and I found it to be very good. Since I have been using Ubuntu as my main operating system I have been trying to ...
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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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Alternative to Psensor?

I am looking for an alternative to Psensor. I am running 16.04 LTS on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro and am wanting to monitor temperature and such. I have been using Psensor, and after seeing my CPU ...
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Is there a power saving application similar to Jupiter?

I'm trying to install the Jupiter power settings app but, I read it is no longer compatible with the new kernel. Is there a similar program or a way to manage the power settings on 13.04?
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Software for Imgur image upload

Is there any software that can help me upload images directly to imgur.com. Command line softwares would be more appreciated.
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text to G-code converter

I'm curious, is there a text to G-Code converter? Something where I could type a string, and get G-Code output that a 3D printer, or CNC machine could understand?
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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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Graphical tool for creating Deb packages

Are there any graphical tools for creating ubuntu/debian packages?
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convert svg or ttf to otf, eot, woff

I'm looking for a command line software/script for linux/ubuntu that can help me convert svg or ttf to otf, eot and woff formats. I've tried fontmin,webify, fontforge, eot-utils, sfnt2woff, ttf2woff ...
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App launcher that shows all apps in a grid?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to have an icon that I can click on, so that I get a large grid of all my apps. I'm aware of Slingscold, but I want smaller icons and less space between the icons, so ...
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Can someone recommend an Exif editor?

Anyone knows a good exif editor for ubuntu? I need some simple functions like importing and exporting exif infos from a picture, copying exif info from one picture to another. I'd prefer a gtk+ ...
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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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What terminal-based network speed tests are available?

I'm looking to find a way to test my internet speed at home through ssh. Does anyone know a terminal app that can give me calculations similar info to speedtest.net? It would also be really cool ...
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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 ...