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How can I view PDF bleedbox, cropbox, trimbox, etc?

How can I view PDF bleedboxes and trimboxes on Ubuntu, like I can in Adobe Acrobat Pro? I would like to do so without resorting to a Virtual Machine or WINE. Example: The green mark is the trimbox. ...
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HDD recovery tool

I accidentally unplugged one of my HDD's from power while running. When I boot now, the name of the drive is display as: zzzzzz and some other funny characters. Which is the best recovery tool for ...
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Is it possible to recover a permemnantly deleted file on EXT partition? [duplicate]

I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, So searching all those back up tools and software alternatives with Windows to Linux. For Windows, there exists RECOVA, GetDataBack Disk recovery softwares; but ...
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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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A DLP solution for both ubuntu and windows

I am looking for a DLP solution for both Ubuntu and Windows. I know that there are many DLP products for windows but I couldn't find one that support ubuntu as well. OpenDLP is not good enough for me, ...
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Alternative image viewers

I dont really like Eye of Gnome (EOG). What other image viewers are available for Ubuntu? I am using gwenview but it takes a long time to load.
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Uninstall program by terminal

How can I uninstall any program using terminal. For example, how can I uninstall TeamViewer 7 wich is stored in my home folder. I can not see TeamViewer in ubuntu softvare center, so I can not ...
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Is there any alternative to Workrave in 11.10?

Workrave package had removed from Oneiric, and setting for blocking screen removed from Gnome 3 (it was in keyboard settings in Gnome 2). Is there any alternative to control working time on computer ...
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Is there any Vim formatter plugin that support customized style?

Is there any autoformatter plugin for vim that support customized style? Like, adding space after parentheses, place curly brackets in current line and something like that? What I want to achieve is ...
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Tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive

What is the best tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive (pen drive)?
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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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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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When is Ubuntu Going To Invest Some Time & Effort In the Ubuntu Software Centre [on hold]

As a person who has managed the migration of many hundreds of computer users at a University from Windows & OSX to Ubuntu, the single most common subject of complaints that I receive from new ...
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5answers
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Is there an equivalent to Google Sketchup?

I would like to know the various tools available in Ubuntu similar to Google Sketchup. I dont like to install Sketchup using wine in Ubuntu.
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7answers
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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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Does Libre Office have an equivalent of one note, or is there another alternative?

I know that Libre Office is a bit like Microsoft Office, but I can't find the equivalent of One Note, something that I used a lot before I moved over to Ubuntu, and I do miss the features that it had. ...
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2answers
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Best speech recognition software for ubuntu

Can someone please suggest to me a good speech recognition software for Ubuntu? I want a software which controls everything. Like for example, on the login screen instead of typing password I can ...
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Logo Design for Website [duplicate]

Can anyone please recommend a tool, preferably free, for designing a logo for a website? The ones I've tried using make simple tasks feel very difficult. I want to be able to use textboxes for ...
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Microsoft OneNote alternative?

Is there any program for Linux that has about the same functionality and usability as Microsoft OneNote? At the moment I am checking out Basket (for KDE), that seems to point to the right direction, ...
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4answers
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Is there an alternative Skype client?

I love Ubuntu, but one thing I think is a pain is skype for it. It's outdated, buggy and generally just not as smooth as a lot of the other Ubuntu software. Is there an alternative for it? I'm not ...
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Getting a new harddrive, and want to use Ubuntu. Will it work on my emachine?

My PC hard-drive blew up and I am getting a Toshiba HD to replace that one. Is this going to be way over my head? I have read up on Ubuntu, and I really like what I have seen. I was going to use my ...
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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.
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Go To Meeting on Ubuntu: Possible, and if not, which alternative?

Problem In my company, an Open Source BPM solution editor, we use a lot Go To Meeting and Go To Training (Citrix) for trainings. It works on Windows, Mac and iOS, Android. But not on Linux. And it ...
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How can I detect motion in a long, mostly dull video?

I need a way to scan through hours and hours of recorded video (mp4, mov, avi, doesn't matter, I can fix that) to search for motion. The videos consist of many, many hours of dull nature scenes like ...
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Is there pastebin software for Ubuntu 14.04?

Pastebin is software that allows a person to save clips of code from many languages, or just text files, and share them with the public as read-only files. See pastebin.org. Ubuntu 14.04 running as ...
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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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Note taking software [duplicate]

So I am a CS student and work a lot on programming usually on a Linux machine. I have Linux installed on a partition of my laptop, and lately I have been thinking of making the full switch to Ubuntu. ...
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What fast image viewers are available for Ubuntu?

What is the fastest / most responsive image viewer? I'm looking for a program that is responsive and opens large .jpgs fast - progressively and/or by cleverly loading only parts it will render. A 6 ...
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Is there a lightweight tool to crop images quickly?

I need to crop images often - photos, printscreens, etc., and loading gimp for such a simple task takes way too long. Can you recommend a more robust alternative?
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Top incredibly useful Ubuntu programs [closed]

What are the best software in Ubuntu for different applications? I never found any such lists as we can see in the case of Windows. I think that'd be very helpful for new users. May be we can have a ...
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Photo editor like the ones available for smartphones

I am looking for a photo-editor application (no online service) like the ones you can find for smartphones (Samsung Photo Editor, Photo Editor,..) - easy to use and quick to learn and no ...
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4answers
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Youtube Uploader?

Are there any desktop applications for uploading video to youtube?
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3answers
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Image slideshow application?

I want to show my images, is there any good application for image slideshow that has many transition effects?
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1answer
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Illustrator cc file in ubuntu?

Is there any way to open adobe illustrator cc files in ubuntu? I have tried with inkskep and it does not work for adobe CC ai files. What can be done? Is there any online converter for free?
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1answer
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Command line way to know the cycles (phases) of the moon

I'd like a simple way to know when the next fullmoon is, and would prefer not to rely on a web service. I don't want a GUI since I'd like to call this from a script. Thanks all!
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8answers
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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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RAMFS vs REDIS DB

I making a weather app. It would work as follows [Weather API] - [My Server(Relay)] - [User App] I will use the third party paid API to get the latest weather feeds. Feeds will be in JSON format. I ...
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Is there any application which interacts with the user? [closed]

I'm very comfortable while using Linux or Lubuntu although Windows seemed a little faster but it hangs at a certain point. So I would like to thank all the programmers of Linux I really liked it .. ...
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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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How to convert a .pdf file into a folder of images?

I have some .pdf files that I would like to convert to my preferred reading format of .cbr or .cbz or, if this isn't directly possible, I need to extract all pages from the .pdf as images and then ...
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Applications to make photo collages

Is there a good application where I can make collages using my photo collection on Ubuntu 12.04? I Saw this link ,but couldn't find any of them in my Ubuntu software centre or the instructions to ...
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In Ubuntu, Is there an application like “Huawei Mobile Partner” for Broadband Connections?

I want to know that is there an application in Ubuntu which is like Huawei Mobile Partner. That application should provide: Display bandwidth SMS facility. Make Connection and ...
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Private alternative to Google Docs?

Is there software to install on an ubuntu server, and then use to collaboratively edit text files, sometimes adding some attachments? it's important that no data is lost if 2 people save the same doc ...
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3answers
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How can I convert a .m2ts to .mkv?

Does anyone know of an application that allows me to convert an m2ts file to mkv or some other format? Preferably something that allows me to convert it directly, rather than convert the whole Blu-ray ...
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4answers
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Is there an alternative to gnome-terminal?

Are there any terminals that can serve as an alternative to gnome-terminal. Do these alternatives have other/extra features ?
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Fraps like programs for Ubuntu?

Are there any programs for Ubuntu that records the screen like Fraps specifically for games?
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Can not connect Qubee Shuttle (UH235) Wimax USB Modem in Ubuntu14.04

I am using Qubee Shuttle (UH235) Wimax USB Modem with windows 8.1 which works fine. But when I try to connect it with ubuntu, it can not recognize the modem. I talk with my friends from university, ...
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What's a good 2D animation program (an alternative for e.g. Flash CS)?

I don't mean the flash player here, I'm talking about the flash program that I can make animations with. Like Adobe Flash CS (formerly known as Macromedia flash). Is there a program on linux that I ...