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How Do I Print Photos?

Other than for Windows in Ubuntu there are no fancy utilities provided from printer manufacturers to print photos. I am aware of Gnome Photo Printer and of Photoprint, the first being easy to handle, ...
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How to meak LiveUSB(Whit Wifislax 4.9) in ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want to make LiveUSB in Ubuntu but I can't, I have tried Unetbootin ( but I can't select USB device), Stick disc creator ( but I cant select .iso file, and the program show me an error), and I have ...
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Is there a Visual Studio style tool/IDE?

I have been developing in the windows space with Visual Studio for a while now with work, but I have also been using Ubuntu for a while and am keen to get into some software development for linux. I ...
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What download managers are available for Ubuntu?

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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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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Sending IR signals with Ubuntu via command line?

I would like my Ubuntu computer to be able to control my TV via comman line. This could be done via infrared remote control. Is there a list of compatible IR hardware? For example USB devices? What ...
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Software for organizing a folder

I have a folder with a lot of e-books and I want them to be organized in different categories both logically and visually. What I mean is to provide both a good way to access what I need easily and ...
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Run two programs parallel with wine

I have two softweare (.exe) files for two different systems. One of them performs as server and other acts as a client. They are not installed on system but only run as .exe file in windows. How can ...
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graphical user interface to view man page?

Are there any tools to view man pages in a gui? I personally dislike the command line interface. It lacks easy scrolling, searching and so on. Is there any tool with some more intuitive user interface ...
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How to lock an application screen?

I know how to make an application screen always appear on top, but is there anyway to lock it in place and run in real time(for example, a movie clip runs in a borderless window at some part of the ...
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What Application Indicators are available?

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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What cross-platform online training solutions are available?

I am looking for a solution to do my online computer trainings to users over the internet. For these trainings I need to share my screen as well as having a platform for the voice and people to ask ...
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What application is recommended to find dead pixels on LCD panel?

I suspect there are few of hot pixels on my panel. As it is still under warranty and by the rules of my vendor I can replace a machine if panel has a 3 dead pixels on it, I'd like to check how many ...
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What is a good desktop search tool? [closed]

Beagle was my favorite. But it is not maintained anymore, afaik. And it does not work reasonably; it stops working spontaneously and does not return any result. How can I correct this problem and if ...
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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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Any application wherein i can create photo mosaic

I am new to Ubuntu and I wonder if there's an application that i can install so I can create mosaic out of my photos. Any help is much appreciated.
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What scientific plotting software is available?

I am currently doing some experimental work and I have a lot of data to trawl though. I use Gnumeric, and it's very good, but often I feel there has to be something better. Ideally I would like the ...
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Are there any good alternatives to GarageBand available?

Are there any good Linux alternatives to Garageband? The most important features would be: Good audio recording, with audio filters Good MIDI editing abilities and a good selection of instrument ...
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How can I play mp4 and avi files in a Movie Player?

I have installed Ubuntu on my emachines. It works well, so far, although I am unable to play movie files which I have saved from my old Windows installation. I am using the default movie player that ...
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Fast PSD files preview

I am looking for PSD files viewer. Gimp is too fat for this job. I need something fast and light.
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Sync completely two ubuntu machines

Is there any software to sync files-folders and software between two PCs? For example if I install program 'A' to my desktop I want to be installed to my laptop as well if I have synchronized these ...
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Is there a game that works on one computer but with four players? [closed]

Is there a game for Ubuntu where four players can play at once? We have four game controllers and people with the age of 5 up to 50. The game should be simple: 2-D, not 3-D. It can be commercial ...
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Is there any GUI application for command rsync?

I am currently synchronize between local folders in my computer by following command: rsync -av --delete "[source]" "[destination]" Now I want to do this via GUI. so, Is there any GUI available for ...
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A good LAN messaging and file-sharing application

Presently I use iptux for sending messages and sharing files over my hostel LAN, but the interface isn't quite convenient and the files sent/received don't reach the destination completely a lot of ...
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Web Based SSH Client That Supports Google Authenticator

Does anyone know of a web-based SSH client that supports Google Authenticator? ShellInABox does not seem to at this time.
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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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Creating interactive prototypes in Ubuntu

I will be working on Ubuntu as a UX designer and was wondering if any other UXer in the same situation can recommend software to produce fairly advanced interactive prototypes. I'm thinking something ...
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Monitor the portion of display for changes

Is there any application which would allow me to monitor a part of my display for changes. Assume that the area in question is graphical and that some amount of changes can be ignored. In the perfect ...
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What tools can I use to manually set the fan speed?

I have an Asus K53SM with Ubuntu 14.10 on it - and it is really heating up a lot! I feel like I have tried everything without luck to get it to cool down - but the fan is almost not running. So I ...
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Recommendation for Regex editor?

I asked for recommendations for Regex editors on stackoverflow a while ago. Following is one of the replies: What is "good" depends on what is most useful to you. For me, though, these are ...
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Copy Songs from iPod?

I've found a lot on the web about being able to manage your iPod through Ubuntu. Is it possible to take songs off the ipod onto disk in a usable form, as my song drive has crashed1 and that's the only ...
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Audio recording software with tuner?

I've used Mixcraft on Windows, and one great feature is that it can have a tuner display when recording. This helps me play in tune when playing my woodwind instruments (mainly Ocarina). I am ...
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Convert SVG to PDF on several sheets

I have a SVG file created in Inkscape. I want to print it on multiple sheets to finally form a big poster. I need these multiple sheets converted to a PDF so I can print it from any operating system. ...
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I get follwing error, help [duplicate]

E: Type 'Executing:' is not known on line 58 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() ...
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Are there alternatives to software center?

Are there any GUI alternatives to the Ubuntu Software Center with Fast application loading/Low startup time Fast search Low weight/size Application purchase facility
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Ubuntu Newbie - Boot Device Not Found After Installing Ubuntu

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart m7-j010dx Notebook PC. I installed a 2nd drive on it, a Sanyo 250GB SSD. On that 2nd drive, I installed the latest version of Ubuntu. I just followed the prompts and ...
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KWIC concordance software

I am using UBUNTU trusty Thar. I was searching for a KWIC CONCORDANCE software for indexing and concordance of a book. Can any one help me in finding the software please!!!
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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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What IRC servers are available for Ubuntu

I want to setup an IRC server in my local network. I would like to know the IRC server options available for Ubuntu. I heard that irc-hybrid is good. Do you have any other suggestions. The thing is ...
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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 say ...
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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 there any facial recognition software for logging in on Ubuntu 14.04?

Is there any facial recognition software for logging in on Ubuntu 14.04? I've searched the web, and found projects like PAM and IMRSV Cara. I also found instructions for running these programs on ...
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Use RFID card on Ubuntu

I am presently working on RFID-based Java application. I am not able to use RFID reader on my Ubuntu 14.04. Can you please let me know if i have to install any packages or any particular cable ...
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Take your OS away on USB stick?

I went back to Ubuntu after longer time, my Vaio is running 14.04 last 10 days and I'm really happy with it..Systemback works wonders xD I'm wondering if there is a way to run/sync your OS to USB ...
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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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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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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts for Kubuntu

Is there any dwell clicking software for Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4? Ideally it should supports as many following features as possible: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be ...
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Coolest looking terminal IRC client [closed]

I am looking for a IRC client for the terminal that has colors, user list and just generally looks awesome ;) Any recommendations? There are loads of IRC clients in the repositories and I don't want ...
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Screenshot Tools to Capture Scrolling Windows

As the title of the Question states, I want to know what are the tools available for Ubuntu which would allow me to take screenshots of "Scrolling Windows" ie; tall webpages, tall nautilus window ...
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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...