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Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu

On Mac I have been using the Spectacle app for moving and resizing windows with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. It's very cool. What similar application can I use for Ubuntu?
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Trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on new precision m3800

I try to install ubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop, dell precision m3800 but when I try to install from live usb I get the following error: Anybody has idea how to fix it without losing the data I have ...
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Is any RDP client can be used in Ubuntu 14.04 that can access Windows Server 2012?

I want to access Windows Server 2012 from Ubuntu 14.04 through RDP, but I can't find a software that can be used to access Win2012. There uesed to be a software called Remmina, it can connect to ...
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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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How can I run .exe files in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have lots of windows programs in .exe because i've changed windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04. Help please
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Virtualizing Windows on Ubuntu server

I am running Ubuntu server on my local server and need to virtualize Windows on it, so that the developers can access this instance of Windows OS at their end. Does anyone have any documentation or ...
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Install ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 in different hard drives

I use Ubuntu 14.04 as my operating system and recently I bought a new hard drive where I want to install windows 8. How I can install 8 in the second hard drive and then be able to boot them from the ...
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Ubuntu General Instability / crash triggers Windows 8.1 startup repair

Let me begin with my usual statement that I only ask questions on StackExchange sites when I can't find anything on Google, and that my question-asking skills are rusty, so forgive me blah blah ...
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Dual boot does not load Windows after installing Windows drivers

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Then, I installed some drivers on Windows from a CD (chipset, NVidia, LAN and audio). However, when I now boot into Grub and choose ...
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How to replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu on an Acer ES1-711 laptop? [duplicate]

I want to know how to disable the secure boot sequence to allow Ubuntu or Linux Mint to replace Windows 8 completely on my Acer 64 bit laptop.
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How to keep a media partition when removing Windows and installing Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu but I am totally in love with Linux and want to keep it as the only OS on my laptop. I want to keep two of my partitions intact and use all the others (Windows boot partition, ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Can't access Windows 8 after Ubuntu install and after Boot-repair

I know there are alot similar posts but none of them helped me. Here is my information from Boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9319037/ The story is I tried to install Ubuntu while I was on Windows ...
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How can I install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu

I am currently using the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I would like to install windows 7 alongside with Ubuntu. I saw a girl running windows 7 alongside ubuntu, when she turn on her computer, he ...
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PPTPD Ubuntu Server 14.04 no Internet

I have recently hired a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04 Server on it. I tried to setup a VPN server with PPTPD. I used this guide: Guide. I can successfully connect to my VPN with my Windows client, but sadly I ...
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How to create a Windows UEFI bootable usb under Ubuntu(elementaryos)? [duplicate]

I already have Windows installed but I broke it with Intel Rapid Storage. I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 x64 via UEFI(GPT). I tried with WinUSB but it's not UEFI and it gives me "grub error..."
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14 with win7

Am so pissed off with win7, planting every now and then, I decided to start with Ubuntu. However, in order to migrate smoothly, I do need at beginning to have dual boot until I can get rid off win7. ...
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SONY VAIO Turn off backlight, locked windows partition, need help downloading java SEMIDUPLICATE SOS STAT

Sony Vaio SVF15N17CXB Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW) Hello all, Total newbie, tried to dualboot but ubuntu locked up my windows partition, my windows is locked and i need 10 ...
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How to unmount dev/sda1 manually?

Please help me how to delete partition and how to unmount "dev/sda1" on gparted? i can't install windows 7 and every time i try, it says i need to unmount manually. Please teach me how to do this.
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Problem with partition (Ubuntu)

I created bootable USB Windows for my UBUNTU but when i installed it, it says: "Windows Setup Cannot find a location to store temporary installation files. To install Windows, make sure that a ...
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Can Luks Be Used To Encrypt an NTFS Partition in Ubuntu?

(And then Boot into Full Windows With Luks Running Silently In the Background) I have a client that is completely unable to use Linux, but I was thinking maybe there was a way to setup their computer ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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How do I get 14.04 LTS to join a Windows workgroup

I was able to access my home network with Win 7 laptops and XP desktops and this desktop before upgrade/update to an XP desktop with large, shared hard drive. Now I can't see the computers on the ...
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How to connect to Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication Required

I want to connect via remote desktop to a Windows Server 2008 R2. On the Windows server's remote desktop connection properties, it is set to "safer". Specifically, the selected option is "Allow ...
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Boot Windows 7 iso from grub2

I want to do it because I want to install Windows 7 and my BIOS menu doesn't appear; it skips to grub2 menu at start, but that's another story... Is there a way to boot the Windows 7 installation iso ...
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Mount Windows Network Folder with Write Permissions but Without fstab Entry

Of course, you can mount a windows network folder quite easily in Linux/Ubuntu. sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/NAME /media/USER/DIR -o username=USERNAME,password=PASWORD Is there any way to grant ...
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD [duplicate]

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 but i want to install windows so, i downloaded a windows iso but how to Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso
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Can't ping my ubuntu pc from Windows 7 pc

Windows 7 Ipadress: 192.168.1.3 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Default gateway: 192.168.1.1 Ubuntu 14.10 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:4d:49:69:70 inet ...
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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it? [duplicate]

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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Add boot entry for Windows 10 Technical Preview on USB flash drive to GRUB2

I downloaded Windows 10 Technical Preview. I used Command Prompt with administrator privilege to execute the following command in order to install it on my 16 GB USB flash drive: Dism /apply-image ...
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Can't replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 and wanted to replace it with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), but when I was booting and starting installation of Ubuntu I chose to replace Windows on my SSD, and it saw this ...
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Creating a bootable usb or cd with Windows from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've searched quite a lot but yet didn't found any solution to burn a bootable usb flash or cd/dvd with Windows from Linux having an iso file with Windows. I've tried dd if= of= ... but when I tried ...
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Is a 32 bit OS sufficient for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've got an old pc with windows XP 32 bit, and I wanted to turn it into a home based server. I am thinking of installing ubuntu as an OS. I'm a networking novice so I'm not quite sure if it will ...
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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Windows are going black when mini/maximizing

I´ve got 14.04 running perfectly on my desktop. There is however one slightly frustrating thing, which is that sometimes when I minimize a window, and then maximize it again the window is completely ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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Change “move windows” shortcuts - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to change the shortcuts used to move windows while switching workspaces, in Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the shortcuts that I want to use include the combination of Ctrl and W, which ...
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How to reinstall Windows Boot Manager?

Is it possible that if I completely wipe my hard drive (also deleting all partitions on it) and put it to NTFS, it would bring back Windows Boot Manager. Therefore, I can install windows again?
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How to retrive all hard disk space

I have installed and un-installed ubuntu a lot of time in my windows machine by creating new partitions now the machine is showing less amount of hard disk space. And less number of hard disk ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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After installing ubuntu, can't switch to windows

Before u mark this as duplicate or unwote, please read whole question . I installed Ubuntu on my Computer ( with windows7 System), and it was all ok, but when I restarted computer I couldn't choose ...
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“No root file Found error while installing ubuntu 14.10 in windows 7 PC”

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.10 through iso file...on my windows7 pc, While installing .am getting an error dialog box saying "No root file Found " Check the partition Menu"" But it wont allow ...
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Windows 8.1 boot failure

I have a PC with a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. Mistakenly I was playing with easyBCD. After that my PC is not booting. It has showed me a message about Windows startup failure. Luckily I ...
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Insallation Help - Input/Output Errors when Trying to Install [closed]

Well, I'm not very good at computers, but my Acer Windows 8.1 CPU has had it's partition or hard drive deleted. I tried resetting my computer with a windows boot usb, tried refreshing and I kept ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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How do I use Ubuntu Server as file server?

In our company we would like to install Ubuntu server for file sharing, is it possible to use Ubuntu as file server for windows based client Operating systems. what is the procedure to make Ubuntu ...
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Running program which requires Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5

I installed Windows application that needs .net framework v3.5 . I also installed mono but when I run application using wineHQ it does not start. Is there anything else that I have to do to configure ...
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Windows (Realtek) Stereo Mixer in Linux?

On Windows there is a virtual device - Stereo mixer that mixes all system sounds in a single virtual input device. And in all the programs you can choose this instead of the microphone mixer. This is ...
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How to enable USB in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 as host and in VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, how can I make it to see the USB sticks in VirtualBox? I found lots of tutorials but all are for Ubuntu as host and Windows ...