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Most shortcuts in other systems also apply: Ctrl + TAB = next tab Ctrl + Shift + TAB = previous tab Ctrl + T = new tab Ctrl + W = close tab Ctrl + Shift + T = reopen last closed tab


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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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All crash report data can be found in the .crash files located in: /var/crash And as stated here: When sent a .upload and .uploaded file is added. It includes a CoreDump: base64 field that can be quite huge though.


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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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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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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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The Canonical design team regularly conducts GUI researches and usability tests on different types of people. Check out their blog for more on what they're up to!


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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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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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In addition to the answers already given: Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn should also work to switch tabs forth and back.


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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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In Chrome and Firefox both we have to press Ctrl+ Number E.g. If you want to go to the tab then you have to press Ctrl+3 You can also use Alt instead of Ctrl - i.e. Alt+3.


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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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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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Tested in ubuntu 14.04: Search for the "Disks" application Select Device, select volume, Click cogs (more actions) -> "Change passphrase" :


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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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You can copy a screenshot to clipboard by pressing ctrl + prt sc. You can change this binding by going to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Screenshots.


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If you enable the MIME Type column then you should be able to distinguish between the different file types. Go to Edit -> Preferences then select the Columns List tab to add the MIME Type column.


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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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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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See the work of the Ayatana project, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ayatana Every person may have a personal view on how the UI should look like. It is important to be receptive to change and open-minded.


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You can drag using middle mouse button in evince to scroll the document.


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cryptsetup luksChangeKey <target device> -S <target key slot number> This will ask you first for a valid pass-phrase (in any enabled keyslot) then will prompt you fro the new passphrase in the target keyslot I'm sure this can be wrapped up in an applet got windows oriented lovers.


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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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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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gunzip file.gz attempts to uncompress file.gz to file, removing file.gz. That is why you get a "Permission denied" error, you are not allowed to write in /usr/share/doc. To get the contents of a file, use gunzip -c file.gz or zcat file.gz. Reading gzip-compressed textfiles can be done with zless. As it names might suggest, it is just less, but for ...


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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 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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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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I can see 2 methods that will partially meet your needs: The masking or wrapping of such lines in Firefox are because Firefox by default obeys the css built into the page. One way to view the page without the css, and thus see the raw number display, is to install the web developer toolbar: Web Developer and then toggle the css display by using the key ...



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