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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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How to create animated GIF images of a screencast?

I've seen animated GIF images of screen casts (like the one below) promoted a few times on this site as a way to improve answers. What toolchain is being used to create these? Is there a program that ...
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Is there an easy way to rearrange or move the icons in the Unity launcher?

It looks like the only time that you can choose where an icon goes on the unity launcher, is when you add it. Is there a way to rearrange the order of an icon after it has been added?
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How can I install OpenJDK on Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu, I cannot install the Java OpenJDK package needed to compile Android custom ROMs. When I run sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk, the following error ...
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How can I record an OpenGL game in Ubuntu?

I would like to create a short clip of me playing Minecraft, an OpenGL game. The usual screencast recorders do not properly record OpenGL. What kind of software is available for this purpose? My ...
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Record screen, microphone and web camera in Ubuntu 17.10 (Wayland Session)

I want to record my screen, audio and webcam in Ubuntu 17.10. I have tried the following software (from this thread How can I record my screen?): gtk-recordmydesktop: Missing web camera support ...
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How to do screencasting (desktop recording) with high quality audio and video?

I have googled around and found all the usual solutions. None of them work for me. First of all, I want to make high quality recordings. Second, I use JACK audio (PulseAudio is completely uninstalled.)...
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Screen recording software

I want to be able to reliably record videos for a YouTube channel, however the software I've tried all has individual flaws. The programs I've tried are: SimpleScreenRecorder (flaw being that the ...
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Video editor to create professional appearance

I've been very impressed with this screencast. Is there a simple way to create a professional-looking screencast using open software on Ubuntu? I'm mainly interested in good-looking transitions ...
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2answers
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Can I use the Gnome Shell built-in screencast tool in Unity?

In Gnome Shell you can press Control+Shift+Alt+R to start and stop the built-in screencast tool. What is the name of this tool? Is it possible to invoke it from within Unity?
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How to make a set of screenshots automatically?

I would like to do an animated gif file. Thus I need all images and then I can build the gif file with gimp or convert. But in order to obtain the images how can I do a set of successive screenshots ?...
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Very poor performance after downloading Kazam screencaster

I wanted to do some fullscreen video recording to demonstrate some software I was using. I downloaded Kazam screencaster but the performance is really bad. I recorded 30 seconds of video but it ...
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The best video capture software for gnome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a screencast? I've been looking for a tool to record my desktop for a long time. Someone recommended RecordItNow to me.But I found it is made for KDE, and tool ...
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1answer
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How to do GIF animations for instructions and learning purposes over GUI? [duplicate]

I am trying to categorize many similar threads here. For example, I find this GIF animation freaking cool in this answer here. How can I do this kind of animations? How can I make sure it does not ...
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1answer
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Good screen recording program [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a screencast? Can someone recommend a good program for recording screen activity, and saving it in a popular video format such as h.264? I am running Ubuntu 11....

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