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Try Terminator. It allows you to split the terminal window (You can also have tabs and separate windows). You can install terminator from your current terminal with this command: sudo apt-get install terminator Or you can search 'terminator' in Ubuntu Software Centre (or Synaptic).


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It can be a great learning experience - you can go into it as deeply as you want. If you just want to use Ubuntu for web browsing, writing emails and documents, or any other usual thing, then it is as easy to use as windows. But if you want to you can discover all sorts of things that are simply not available in windows - including the source code that ...


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There are at least two issues here: reading the .gz files painlessly permissions on the directories (optional for tex files) For #1, there are a number of applications that will cope with the gzipped files seamlessly. A couple that you could use are less and vim . less README.gz vim -R README.Debian.gz view Important.bits.gz view is an alias ...


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Both screen and byobu (which is just screen with some neat extras) allow you to use multiple windows within one session. For me they're must-have applications when I'm connecting via SSH. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Screen for more information on how to use screen.


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If you Middle-click drag and drop (or press Alt after you've started moving the icon so that it doesn't trigger the window move) and then let go of the file a context menu shows up giving you the choice of Copy, Move, link, etc. Example dragging a file onto my desktop: The cursor will have a little question mark by it, then when you let go this pops up: ...


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Usually, free software end up in software-center through Debian repository import but there are special channels to get software directly into Ubuntu repository. The reason why some products end up with a price tag of $0.00 but have to be installed through a purchasing process is because they were added directly to the Ubuntu repository through the ...


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To answer you directly - no its not "easy" for gnome-shell to have unity's global menu. However, there is an alpha quality gnome-shell global unity patch available (patch below). As to redisplaying the minimize-maximize and close decoration back-into gnome-shell - just use gconf-editor and change the key shown - note the position of the close - minimize - ...


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Maybe that's too late to answer, but I've found the best solution (both ease of use and completeness) Install dwww A typical Linux system has documentation in many formats (manual pages, Info files, READMEs, and so on). dwww makes it possible to access all of these via the same interface, a WWW browser. This makes it easier ...


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Basically, The system tray is an application running on a given X screen that can display small icons provided by running applications. Windows XP calls this feature the notification area. The concept of System Tray is very well documented by freedesktop.org. Here is the documention for indicators: ...


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You have somewhat answered your question, most professional work depends on professional software that is not available for Ubuntu. Using workarounds like wine or a VM that will give you worse performance or lot's of problems don't make sense for a pure business view (they are more expensive/less productive than windows) That said, I use Ubuntu for work, ...


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I am not familiar with gui tool but cryptsetup is the tool to interact with luks. Basically AFAIK luks lets you add 8 passphrase slots and you can do that with: sudo cryptsetup -y luksAddKey ENCRYPTED_PARTITION sudo cryptsetup luksRemoveKey ENCRYPTED_PARTITION where 0 is the slot number. I guess luks stores slots as 0,1,2 etc. But I recommend you to be ...


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The best way to refresh the list is to go to the command line and type: sudo iwlist wlan0 scan Assuming your wifi is called wlan0 (it might be wlan0 or something else) see ifconfig for details. This command will refresh the list by asking the wifi to rescan. You can only do this as root and if you do it as non-root it will simply print the list of known ...


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Most has been said and very nicely explained by jgbelacqua for use in terminal. Just adding this for people that are on a desktop manager: From a graphical desktop (here GNOME) the easiest way to read docs from /usr/share/doc is to (double-)click open the zipped files with your standard archive manager (here File Roller) from where you can (double-)click ...


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11.10 and above The fully fledged Aero-snap is a compiz feature. If compiz is too heavy/problematic for your PC, then you could use a modified window manager such as xfwm4 By dragging the windows to the top/bottom/left or right, the window will snap to that part of the screen. Dragging via the titlebar will revert its original size. The nice-side ...


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The paper cuts targeted to the 13.04 cycle can be found here. The main page is here https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts and each release is listed under https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/. For example: https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/natty https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/oneric https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/precise


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You can also consider using terminator. Terminator is a GPL terminal emulator and allows multiple Gnome terminals in one window. If you are using terminator you can switch terminals with Alt + Arrow To install terminator you can use PPA or use ubuntu tweak. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...


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The way I found it working: Start dragging, Keeping your mouse button pressed, press Super + (0-9) to switch the application, Continue dragging and drop. Note: In step 2 you can hold the Super key for a moment, the launcher will appear and will display you which number (0-9) is assigned to which application.


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I haven't found a reliable way to drop file-manager files onto (for example) Totem whilst the receiving application is full-screen - however if you dont make the receiving application full-screen, the following works for me. Run CCSM and edit the Scale Addon. Click "Initiate Window Picker" (initiate edge i.e. the one with the monitor icon) and assign ...


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I know this question has been answered a lot of time, but here my own answer :) The main difference between the "system tray" and the Indicator applets is that "tray icons" are application-wise ( so one icon per application ), while Indicators applets are task-wise ( so one icon per task ). System tray Example: Launch Banshee and Rhythmbox and you get 2 ...


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First install apache2 $ sudo apt-get install apache2 apache2-doc apache2-doc is the special case here. It allows you to browse your documentation /usr/share/doc/ through your web browser. from http://localhost/doc/ This does not work out right though. you need to change the configuration of apache to get it to decompress and show the *.gz files ...


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Ubuntu 11.10 and earlier Your question is variation of the linked question. Using gconf-editor you can remove minimise from the key shown and the minimise button will not appear in your windows. Linked Question: How do I move the Window buttons from left to right?


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There are a couple of factors at-play here. First of all, CIO's, Directors and other business decision makers (especially at big companies) suffer from what I call the "Wal-Mart syndrome." Their perception is that free (as-in beer) software doesn't cost anything, so it can't possibly be as good as something that costs thousands of dollars. We had a hard ...


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There are a lot of ways to get involved in the One Hundred Paper Cuts project. It's important to note that you do not have to be a programmer to make a significant contribution. There are many roles that need to be filled, and writing code is only a small part of fixing a paper cut. If you find something below that you find interesting, then join the Paper ...


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The EASIEST way for you to do this would be to install the program Ubuntu Tweak, this can be downloaded from here: Ubuntu Tweak Download Instructions Once you have it downloaded you simply open it up, change to Admins tab and then under System choose File Type Manager. Once in here select the file category Text and using shift-click and/or control-click ...


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the solution to your request is Input Method. what you have described is something familiar to most CJK language users. let's review how input method works in current Linux systems. Here's a simple architecture for a common input method system: NOTE: I snapshot this image from The X Input Method Protocol. some of the arrows are irelevant to following ...


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Welcome to the community Kiran. You can use Ubuntu without installing it, just follow the try before installing instructions. If a driver is missing from default Ubuntu, the OS will install it. This is known as proprietary drivers. To list the drivers use the lshw command in Terminal. When you install Ubuntu on a hard drive which is already occupied by ...


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Yes you can install and use it without any knowledge. The alluring aspect of Linux is its philosophy : In Linux you walk in a free world. There's no need to cracking, no need to a serial number, no need to prove that you've already bought a software and own it because you already own every softwares under Linux. There are some absolutely basic command that ...


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gnome-terminal is extensively customizable. Go to Edit...Profile Preferences, and you can change the following: Fonts Colors Backgrounds (color, transparency and even a "wallpaper") As for saving and setting custom themes, they're just called Profiles here. You can save, switch and set the default from Edit...Profiles:


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Generally speaking, updates should provide improvements. I don't think it's recommended to put security updates on hold, for instance. And security updates should rarely cause any problems to the system. If updates of normal packages are causing you problems, I would guess that your system is instable in some way. However, you can chose what type of updates ...


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This doesn't work as well as the feature in Unity 3D, but it does work to some extent. My solution uses keyboard shortcuts, but you could easily use Edge Bindings (ie. left, right and top) instead to trigger the effect. Install packages. Paste (Ctrl+Shift+V) this in terminal: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra ...



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