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Application which will display the current coordinates of the mouse cursor?

I'd like to be able to display the current location of the pointer on the X display. Is there any application which does this?
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Image viewer without antialiasing

I need an image viewer with following features: Infinite zoom in and zoom out. No antialiasing. I want to see pixels as is and as close as I want to. Mouse control. (optional) Show pixel ...
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How to stay productive? What time management software is available?

So since I started using askubuntu.com I've spent entirely too much time here answering other people's questions. Now maybe someone could help me with that by answering this one. I'm looking for time ...
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What are the Alternatives For RemasterSys?

I need an alternative software of Remastersys since it's not working in my system (Ubuntu 12.04.) I want software just like remastersys. I don't want to install any new packages, I just want a piece ...
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What interface mockup programs are available?

Are there any interface mockup design applications for Ubuntu? I need one in order to design programs or interfaces (internet sites and more).
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1answer
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arkose alternative for trusty lts

arkose got dropped from the repos as it was no longer compatible with newer kernels: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/arkose/+bug/1299904 Bare LXC is a poor substitute, as it only offers a ...
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How to take screenshot of complete webpages?

I have used shutter and screenshot applications for a long time for taking screenshots.But they can only take screenshots as big as the physical screen. Sometimes I have to take an screenshot of an ...
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Any good SEO software?

I have been trying to get any good SEO Software for Ubuntu but i havn't been able, any suggestions? I mainly need to be able to check the ranks of my site. thanks in advance
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1answer
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Show photo/video slideshow with photo captions

I'm trying to find a straightforward way to create a date-ordered slideshow from a directory that contains a mix of photos and videos (e.g. the output of a smartphone camera from a holiday). Ideally ...
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Is there software that can fill PDF forms?

I have some PDFs which are actually forms, with fields to fill. Is there some software that can fill those fields?
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Cannot Ubuntu desktop edition perform as Ubuntu Server Edition? [duplicate]

I found two separate OS Ubuntu Desktop Edition (like Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which I am using ) and Ubuntu Server Edition OS available. Server Edition is used to do the performance for hosting a Ubuntu ...
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How can I prevent eyestrain?

I can use a Windows machine for 10 hours straight without the slightest problem, but after around 15-30 minutes of using ubuntu my eyes become sore and dried out. I currently have 11.04 installed ...
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How to open up 700mb file

What text editor for Linux can open up 700mb text file for editing? Please advice, Kate & Jedit does not work out
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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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32answers
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Comparison of backup tools

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
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5answers
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Istat menu 3 of Mac equivalent?

With Mac, I have istat that shows computer info (memory/cpu/network ...) in real time. Does Ubuntu has similar application?
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3answers
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Looking for an application that saves clipboard history

I am looking for an application that saves all CTRL C history. Is there such a thing for Ubuntu, or Linux in general? I remember seeing on of these, but I don't quite remember the details.
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What's the best clipboard manager that doesn't need the panel?

I'm looking for a clipboard manager that doesn't need the panel to be useful. Something that can be triggered another way. Or... If someone can provide an easy way to trigger the dropdown that would ...
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2answers
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Clipboard manager with “history paste” support?

I am looking for a clipboard manager, but I don't want one that just keeps a list so I can select an item to bring it to the front of the clipboard, nah, that's too easy. What I am looking for is a ...
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Mouseless Clipboard Manager

There are a lot of clipboard managers available, but I search one which can be used without using the mouse. Has someone a recommendation for me?
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How to open .arc file

I have a Contacts.arc file which took from a nokia phone as a back-up of contacts.Now my mobile is lost and i want to see some numbers.Is there any application to open .arc file in ubuntu?. I searched ...
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Game Console Emulators (Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Gameboy…)

What gaming console emulators are available in the latest 11.10 version. If my english is wrong about gaming console emulator I am referring to Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Gameboy and ...
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1answer
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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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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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What is the equivalent of MATLAB?

I am trying to install software similar to MATLAB. I can't go for MATLAB itself because of its huge download size. Is there an alternative application which is similar to MATLAB?
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photo organizer for home server

So, I've setup a Ubuntu 12.04 server at home, and installed samba to share my files. One of the folders is called photos. These are pictures taken the last 15 years, and I have absolutely no control ...
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Using seahorse generated password files from command-line

Seahorse (aka Passwords and Keys) is a pretty cool application for general password management. It stores the keys in ~/.local/share/keyrings/. Is there some way for me to easily read/modify this ...
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Things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04LTS [closed]

I'm new to Linux and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my machine (dual booted with Win8). Can anybody recommend me a list of important things to do and software to install? I have done "sudo ...
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What Software to Use for Tagging/Annotating/Commenting/Highlighting Video Footage?

My Question in a Nutshell I’m looking for a tool with which I can easily organize/manage the video footage I have recorded. I don’t want to only tag the video clip files themselves, though; I would ...
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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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How to combine/merge pages in pdf file (GUI)?

I want to combine two pages in pdf file into single page. Consider I have a pdf file in which there are two pages, now I want to combine two pages into (single) one, No-matter for (how-long) ...
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List of GUI Based Torrent clients

What GUI Based Torrent managers exist in Ubuntu and features they offer in terms of: Speed to start downloading (Search Speed, Seed, Leech) Speed while downloading Compatibility Stability ...
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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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9answers
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Which Norton Commander style filemanager do you recommend?

I'm searching for a good filemanager in style of the classic norton commander 2 panel design? Since i had my best experiences with Total Commander in Windows, which one would you recommend for use in ...
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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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Alternative for Mendeley for Ubuntu

Mendeley is essentially (for me) a software that saves the following data: A file Tags associated to the file In practice the files are research papers and the tags are things like author, title ...
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Robust Language Check Options for Linux Word Processing Software

Dominantly, I use the pre-installed Liberation suite but in essence, I am looking for any word processing means that has robust spelling and grammar checking, and even language-based and style ...
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A good pixel art drawer for Ubuntu 14.10?

Another question to do with my friend’s lack of internet access and requirement of me asking questions for him. So, he has decided that he wishes to do lots of pixel art drawings, and we are looking ...
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1answer
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Is there a fork or continuation of Ubuntu Builder for Ubuntu 14.04?

I am looking for a fork or continuation of the Ubuntu Builder project for Ubuntu 14.04. I have had no luck building it from the source, so that is why I am looking for this.
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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 ...
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4answers
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Gaming Screen Recorder

I make gaming videos and recently installed Ubuntu and I haven't been able to find a good screen recorder for gaming. Are there any recommendations (preferably free ones) that can record in HD, use ...
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How to highlight and annotate PDF and DjVu documents?

I am looking for some good software which can highlight and annotate PDF and DjVu files in Ubuntu.
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Is there an alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD?

Is there a linux alternative to the Windows application DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD? In backing up some DVD's the ripped ISO file size is ...
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Compiled without X-Windows - can not run viewer

I Have just installed Gromacs 5.0 on Ubuntu, and the program gmx view usually launches a 3D interface for vieweing objects. However, when running the command, I get: Compiled without X-Windows - can ...
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Should I install Ubuntu 32-bit or 64-bit on a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 netbook?

My machine is a dell inspiron mini 1012,it has a 1 gb memory. I have installed ubuntu 11.10 on it, but it works very slow. now I want to install 12.04 and I want to know which configuration is better ...
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What eBook readers are available?

Can anyone suggest a nice eBook reader in Ubuntu? Preferably something lightweight.
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1answer
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A Music Player with CD ripping and CDDB lookup

I'm currently looking for a native Music Player and Library Organizer, which supports Audio CD ripping with CDDB lookup. I know there's Banshee, but it's a Mono-executed .NET program, which doesn't ...
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1answer
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iTunes replacement

This is a pretty specialized problem, but I can't think who else to ask. I'm putting together a laptop for my little sister, who is an 18-year-old Aspberger's kid. She currently uses Windows XP, and ...