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Questions regarding alternative means and/or applications as a substitute for a certain application. Not to be confused with the Ubuntu Alternate Installer.

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How to remove netplan.io but keep ethernet

Removing netplan.io causes no immediate effects (network still works), but the next time the server is restarted, there is no network. That means netplan.io is responsible for some aspect of ...
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Backup on Ubuntu with avoiding folder with particular names

I would like to do a backup periodically of my /home ""partition"" in cloud (Gdrive). The current back-up tool or program is used by Ubuntu to backup is Deja Dup and It doesn't ...
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youtube-dl appears dead - what can I use to download videos?

Judging by the huge number of unresolved issues plus zero activity or communication from the project maintainers, the youtube-dl project appears to be dead and many of the project's contributors have ...
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How to speed up neofetch? Alternatives or neofetch caching

I've configured my terminal in a such a way that it runs neofetch when opened. However, there is now, a 200ms (approx.) delay before i can start typing. Are there any faster alternatives to neofetch ...
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What are my options to replace Gnome 3's Nautilus in the least intrusive way?

I use stock Ubuntu 20.04.2 with the Gnome 3.36.8 desktop (according to gnome-control-center's About tab). Nautilus version: 3.36.3 Dismay: I have a hard time organizing my photos in Nautilus, because ...
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Magnet or Spectacle alternatives in Ubuntu 20.04

I've seen this question Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu here but it does not resolve my doubt because is not working in my current Ubuntu version (20.04 2 LTS) I basically want to know if there ...
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How do I set the default email client in LXQt?

I could not find the default email client setting here: Preferences >LXQt Settings > Session Settings > Default Applications. Only choices for Terminal Emulation and Web Browser are there. ...
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MS teams sharescreen and blur background features

I am using the official Microsoft teams application. However, it does not support screen sharing or blurring the background on video calls. The organization I work with uses MS teams for our meetings ...
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Best Albert alternative for global search

I searching for a software similar to KRunner or Alfred on MacOS. which is able to to global search on my system and if needed to extra tasks. I used to use Albert, but it seems not to be maintained ...
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How to play local multiplayer games with friends remotely (Parsec alternative)? [closed]

I'd like to play some epic games store games (I'm using lutris) with friends. Before switching to linux (I'm using PopOS, not exactly Ubuntu, but mostly the same thing) I was using Parsec, but as it ...
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Boost Note won't sync with GNOME Online Accounts

I'm trying to sync my notes on Boostnote with Google Drive automatically using GNOME Online Accounts. I've connected my Drive folder, but when I create a storage location in that folder, Boostnote ...
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WinSCP for Linux

I've always used WinSCP for Windows to keep my directories up to date with the sync option. This is a really useful feature that most FTP clients lack. Now I started programming on Ubuntu and, since ...
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Windows dxdiag, msinfo32 alternatives for ubuntu

Are there any commands or tools for that?
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Will Ubuntu be faster than Windows for these given tasks on my machine?

I'm using Windows working on a new job and it can't handle all the things I need to run simultaneously. Although, I re-installed and cleaned up Windows to the bare minimum, de-bloated it, optimized ...
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Can't Change Java Versions alternatives on Linux

I already read many similar posts online, but can't seem to arrive at a solution. I want to be able to switch between java versions. Thanks in advance! OS: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS x86_64 I already ...
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Have MacOS-like window animations on Ubuntu 19.04

I'm looking, if possible, for a way to make Ubuntu 19.04's window animations a bit more similar or exactly the same as on Mac. (If possible, I'd like to keep my GNOME Desktop) Desired look&feel : ...
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Notepad++ Bookmark Lines, Advanced Search and Replace, Alternative Software Native to Ubuntu 19.04

I am in the process of moving completely from Windows to Ubuntu. One of my favourite Software in Notepad++. I know it is possible to install it in Ubuntu with wine but I would like something native to ...
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Can BS player be installed on Mate?

So, can BS player be installed on Mate 18.04 as alternative to VLC player? You know, in Windows those two worked differently, as sub-searchers, in particular. Thanks, Igor
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Signaling apt I have built from source a newer version of existing package

I have correctly installed from source an updated version of the PointCloud Library (libpcl1.9.1) but I am not able to have links correctly figured out in a CMakeLists while building another thing ...
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Alternatives to Adobe Reader/Editor? [duplicate]

So the wife is on her last straw with Windows 10, and I want to switch her to Ubuntu. She uses Reader for her Girl Scouts/Guides PDF work, just basic text changes and entering. The question is: Does ...
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Qtranslate linux alternatives?

In Windows with Qtranslate you can select text from any program(ebook reader, pdf, doc etc.), press some shortkey and translate it. Are there any alternatives for Ubuntu/Linux? There a lot of ...
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sysv-rc-conf AND rcconf

it seems that sysv-rc-conf and rcconf is not available in 18.04. Is there any alternatives for user, who connects into Ubuntu 18 system remotelly via Putty? Thank you.
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Alternative for Counter Strike

I used to play Counter-Strike but switched to Ubuntu 17.04 and no longer have CS. I tried to install it using Wine but it didn't work properly, so I would like to find free alternatives. The game ...
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How to use wireless projectors on Ubuntu?

We use wireless projectors in my school and the Windows users can connect easily using the "EZ Display" application. Is there an application for Ubuntu that i can use to project my display wirelessly ...
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Good alternative for hamachi on Linux Ubuntu 17.04?

Absolutely love the updated system, it boots faster and is less buggy overall, but due to glibc being updated to version 2.26, Hamachi no longer works, does anyone know of a good Linux alternative? I'...
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Alternative for real-time audio program Voice Meeter

I want to edit my audio real-time. On Windows there's Voice Meeter & (required) Virtual Audio Cable, I want to edit out my keyboard clicks (by adding a noise gate), any way to do this here in ...
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How can I add my desired editor to the "update-alternatives" interactive menu?

Ive just installed ubuntu 16.04.2 32 bit on a digital ocean server. Digital ocean has tweaked the ubuntu install a bit, for example they have installed full vim as part of the block image they use ...
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How do I upgrade to Ruby 2.2 on my Ubuntu system?

I’m using Ubuntu Linux. Below is the uname info myuser@myinstance:~$ uname -a Linux myinstance 3.18.0-52-generic #123-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 19 14:27:58 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I’m ...
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gsettings like tools for KDE

We can change fonts in GNOME, XFCE, Unity sessions using terminal commands. But I haven't found any such thing for KDE. Is there anything that does the job of tools like gsettings or dconf for KDE? ...
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16.04 Safely remove "ubuntu software" after installing appgrid?

I have installed appgrid. I am running on an Acer Cloudbook 14. Space is tight, but there are features that I don't want to lose. It is lighter and seems to work faster with fewer bugs. Now I want to ...
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Snap2html for Ubuntu?

There is a wonderful program created by rlvision.com called snap2html. It creates a very intuitive and visual snapshot of all the files and directories in a certain directory. I'm desperately looking ...
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Cricut design space app alternatives or work-arounds

I'm trying to find an alternative app, etc. for my wife's Cricut explore air device app "Cricut design space". It is a device that cuts, writes and scores things like signs and cards. If anyone knows ...
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GUI alternative to WebHTTrack with similar functionality

I'm looking for other GUI alternative to webhttrack software with similar functionalities. Webhttrack is itself an alternative of the command line program httrack, but I'm not very happy using it. Is ...
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Alternative to Teamviewer

I need an advise about alternative app for Teamviewer. For me is important to have such features like: Ability to control PCs remotely Switching sides to control each other PCs Ability to talk in the ...
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Alternatives OBS - Open Broadcaster Software

I have a problem. OBS [Open Broadcaster Software] doesn't work on my laptop because it does not support OpenGL 3.5. I want to get into livecoding, so are there any alternatives to OBS? Log error OBS ...
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I'm looking for a TTS (text to speech) for ubuntu that is like Mac's short-key TTS option

I'm new to Ubuntu, and this is the only thing missing on my computer. I need something that doesn't require terminal used every time, and is mostly understandable. It doesn't have to be incredibly ...
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Alternatives for XAutoClicker (without X11 Installation)

I'm searching for an alternative for xautoclicker. I need an autoclicker that can click really fast, so e.g. Slickbot is no option. Since everybody seems to use xautoclicker, i tried that. But it ...
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Bit Rate Viewer Alternative

I am trying to find software that can monitor bit rate. I would use Bit Rate Viewer, but it is only for Windows. So is there an alternative available in Ubuntu? I want something that will give a ...
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What application launchers are available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternative launchers that can be used to launch programs in Ubuntu's default Unity desktop?
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Truecrypt alternative with deniable encryption? [closed]

I am looking for a Truecrypt alternative for Linux, one that is preferably is free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS). I would have used Truecrypt, but it has been discontinued.
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Alternative to Thunderbird which can search for to/cc/from easily

I tried to find a solution to search for all address headers (to/cc/from) in a simple user friendly way: Thunderbird: Show mails from sender - easy and fast Since there was no solution, I think ...
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Best alternative for WinMerge

I need to compare/diff/merge files in an easy way. In Dark ages when i'm a windows user I would use WinMerge. What alternatives for this are available in Ubuntu? The things I must be able to do: See ...
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Alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator [duplicate]

I just try to move completely from Windows to Ubuntu. I am a web designer and developer, the development part is awesome in Ubuntu but I am missing the design part. What I used to work with is Adobe ...
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Ubuntu Phone alternative browsers? VPN? Mysql client? Exchange client? [closed]

Got the Meizu MX4 with Ubuntu. But is there no alternative browser? I'd like to install other browser(s) with possible proxy configuration settings? The app store doesn't offer anything else? How ...
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OneNote alternative that can import OneNote notebooks

I am aware that alternatives to OneNote has been discussed before, but from what I can see none of these alternatives allow you to take you OneNote notes with you as you migrate. I have a lot of notes ...
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Sysvinit alternative of systemd-analyze and systemctl?

I am trying to tweak my system's start time. Usually I go about it by using systemd-analyze blame Which gives me a list of stuff and how long it takes them to start. For this machine I don't need ...
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Ubuntu alternative downloads US mirror is down

The US mirror for downloading alternative versions of Ubuntu is down, and apparently has been down since February 1st. Is there going to be a solution for that soon? I understand that some of the ...
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Is there some program to control fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04? - Acer Aspire 5740G

I have an Acer Aspire 5740(G) that overheats constantly, even in normal use. After many hours of trying fan control utilities to speed up my fan, such as fancontrol and lm-sensors, and none of them ...
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Is it possible to recover a permemnantly deleted file on EXT partition? [duplicate]

I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, So searching all those back up tools and software alternatives with Windows to Linux. For Windows, there exists RECOVA, GetDataBack Disk recovery softwares; but ...
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Rekordbox alternative for ubuntu

There is a programm called "Rekordbox" from Pioneer for Windows. With this tool you can export your songs to an usb stick and play it with the cd players. When you plug in the stick to the cd players ...
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