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Xubuntu - how to make win+(number) open app shown in top bar?

I'm using xubuntu 18.04. At the moment the top bar looks like this I'd like to have the first (Xubuntu...) firefox window open when I click win+1, and the second (Analytics...) when I click win+2. ...
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How to setup AutoKey for text auto-completion

How do I setup AutoKey to get the following result? I type a word like ubu in a text editor A window opens with the suggestion ubuntu I can select ubuntu through TAB-key ubu gets replaced with ubuntu
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The current state of ToDo list application, desktop widgets (2018)

On my iPhone I use Things Is there anything similar for Ubuntu desktops? I'm on Ubuntu mate 18.04. A search only turned up this 7 year old post Are there any todo list desktop widgets?
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Temporarily disable distracting software

I use my Ubuntu machine both for work and for entertainment. This sometimes damages my productivity because I have access to my favorite games and other time-wasting software that doesn't contribute ...
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Is it possible to backup all my Nautilus personalized icons?

I like to personalize my Nautilus icons from folders and files with images. The problem is that all the times that I format my computer I lose all the icons that I've worked so hard to organize. So, ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot of a circular selected area?

When we take screenshots of selected areas on Ubuntu (using Shift+Prt Scr or Ctrl+Shift+Prt Scr) we always select a rectangular area. So, I know I could just edit the image on some software like ...
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Day organising app

I am looking a sort of a day organiser for my Ubuntu laptop with Google calendar integration and preferably cross-platform so I could use it on my Android phone. Basically I need a to-do-list with an ...
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Make screen yellow (read mode like in Xiaomi phone) [duplicate]

I want to try if it can increase my reading productivity.
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Swap switch rearrange workspaces by hotkey?

Known stuff: CTRL + ALT + left-arror moves to the previous workspace. (i.e., WS2 -> WS1) CTRL + ALT + right-arrow moves to the next workspace (i.e., WS1 -> WS2). But swapping workspaces isn't ...
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Comparable MS Office 2016/2013 Alternatives for linux [closed]

I have tried MS Office 2010, 2013 via PLayonlinux. It is still buggy on Linux. I have tried LibreOffice, WPS, Freeoffice, ApacheOffice. But no alternatives seems to get along with Ms Office. If I open ...
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Program that opens AND closes other programs automatically

Is there a program that can open and close another program on a schedule? I am trying to limit the frequency at which I check and respond to email/slack/etc. And I have it all in a firefox browser ...
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How can I make this window & application time- track script produce sorted output?

There is an application usage time tracker script, that Jacob Vlijm wrote in another question. https://askubuntu.com/a/780542/654800 Due to small reputation I cannot comment there. So I will ask here,...
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How can I make terminal tabs persist so I don't have to set everything up again every time?

When I'm developing software I normally have one terminal with various tabs open running different things, as an example one of them is running foo whilst the other running boo This is fine until ...
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How to open a LibreOffice template in one step?

This is a productivity-related question. I frequently use LibreOffice Writer. Often times I write in a template. Currently, the procedure of opening a template has four steps: Open Writer program ...
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Sticky Notes for a Dual-Booted Setup

Is there a way for me to "sync" desktop-like sticky notes across my Windows and Ubuntu partitions? I saw that there are Google Drive options, but IMO, Google Drive uses too much memory and I hate ...
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To-do app for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any good to-do app for Ubuntu? Need some to plan my university life. Best would be with a chance to pin it on desktop screen like sticky notes in Windows.
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Keyboard Shortcut to Rename File in GUI (Other Than F2)

I want to rename a file in GUI. I know I can either right-click > Rename or press F2, but I know in Chrome OS you can just type Ctrl+Enter in the Files app, and it will do that. Is anything ...
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How to list the last modified files in a specific directory recursively

It may be a generic Linux question but I'll give it a try here. I need a list of recently modified files very often and currently for it I am piping ls output to grep with the param on today or a ...
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how to install proshow program on ubuntu 14 [closed]

How to install a program ProShow on the Ubuntu system ?
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Vim buffers not unloading

I can't make vim to delete or unload buffers when there are not active on a vim panel anymore. I tried placing this on my .vimrc set bufhidden=delete and also set bufhidden=unload But none of them ...
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Workspace Stopwatch?

Is there a program that can serve as a workspace-depended stopwatch? I'd like to know how much time I've spent in each workspace every day. Edit: I'm using Unity.
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Catching runaway processes

Occassionally, I run a command that hogs RAM and brings my system to a grind. Even pressing Ctrl-C takes 20 minutes to register, because the system is busy swapping to disk. What solutions are ...
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Alternative to Autokey (text expander program)

for more than a year I have been looking for simple and stable text expander application on Ubuntu. There is Autokey, but it doesn't work for many people (there are a few threads here about this). For ...
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Is there an exposé like window overview feature in xubuntu?

Using Ubuntu with unity and compiz it was possible for me to create a hot corner which triggered all (in-)active windows to be shown in an overview. Is it possible to create something similar in ...
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Command line productivity [closed]

I am not sure if this question is off-topic but since I am a pretty new user to Ubuntu (and also, still a user of Windows 7) I am becoming more and more used to the terminal, that is so powerful on ...
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Music Production Tools (DJ)

I just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 8.1 and I really like it. Although it requires getting used to some different things, nothing in my normal routine that I do has been affected by the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?

Is there a tool that will let me do the following sequence? Type a keyboard shortcut Type in the name of an application currently open on some desktop Hit Enter to switch to that desktop, and bring ...
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Is there a LibreOffice equivalent to microsofts office themes?

I've used MS office for many years now. Especially powerpoint. One of the strengths is that it defines and separates the concepts of template and theme. A theme can be saved and contains fonts, ...
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Possible to use screen lock as timeout?

What I'd like to do is lock the screen and have it wait a set amount of time (eg 20 mins) before it lets me log back in - so I make myself to have a break from the computer. Is it possible to do this?...
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Is there any offline application for Kanban or Trello?

Are there any offline applications that support or work with Trello? Also, is there any offline tool that performs a similar function (kanban) ?
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How to empty the Active Block list in SelfControl?

I'd like to empty the Active Block list of hosts from this productivity software called SelfControl because some of these websites are duplicates. I've tried pressing Del key, right-clicking on the ...
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Is it possible to tell Chromium to always “keep” PDFs?

I download a lot of PDFs in Chromium and always get a warning telling me that "files of this type can harm [my] computer", which forces me to manually confirm every download. I've enabled the "always ...
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How can I programmatically block user input for a given time?

As a person working in computer science working offline to avoid facebook and thelike is not always (meaning hardly ever) possible for me since I mostly have to be online to work. I have tried ...
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How do I block the entire Internet except a few 'whitelist sites'?

I need some method to block the entire Internet other then a few sites on my 'whitelist'. I am looking for a solution that is not browser specific - so no add-ons/plugin suggestions please. Is there ...
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Is it possible to reorder my workspaces?

Recently I found that on a macbook it is possible to drag the multiple desktops to change their order. The ideal solution would be to, while on the compiz Expo mode, be able to just drag and move a ...
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TimeTracker app that logs programs

Does anyone know of a time tracker app that logs which program you are using. So, if I'm using LibreOffice it'll log me as working, but then when the focus switches back to chrome, it'll log me as "...
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Looking for a linux equivalent to Trans Lucy

Trans Lucy for the Mac, allows you to watch video in a semi transparent window, superimposed on top of your other windows. You can continue to work, as all clicks on the area covered by Trans Lucy ...
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Ubuntu as the only office / commercial OS?

I was wondering if any people had any experience of using ubuntu (and other office - like software & possibly some wine installs) as their only OS. To clarify, i am asking if anyone has experience ...
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Autotype abbreviations

I've been using AutoHotkey for Windows to have some handy scripts, e.g. auto type some templates: ttyl => thanks, talk to you later Is there any app for Ubuntu to expand abbreviations like this way ...
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Take screenshot of terminal

I'm Using Gnome2. I have on My first workspace two terminals open (gnome-terminal). I want a screenshot of the whole terminal1 window. I don't want set up the bounding box of the screenshot with my ...
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Backup Project Hamster Data

I'd like to move my project hamster time tracking data from one PC to another. How would I go about that? Thanks.
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How to become a power user of gnome-do?

Just a few months back, I discovered gnome-do. I have heard that its a great tool for ubuntu. However, I haven't been able to use it except for starting/running applications like firefox, thunderbird, ...
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How can I open two half-screen windows in a row without overlapping?

I use a monitor that is exactly 2×1024 pixels wide as a substitute for a dual-screen configuration. In Ubuntu 10.10, I could open two windows in a row and each would be automatically placed on a ...
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What are the most common shortcuts you use?

I'm a windows guy and I'm really trying to get into using linux. I've just installed ubuntu and am missing all of my windows shortcuts like: Win+E open file browser Win+R cmd open the command prompt ...
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Staying focussed - Any applications to monitor what windows are open, record the titles and then tell you what you spend you day doing?

I am bad at procrastination. I'm always opening new tabs to check out HackerNews or something. So I've installed StayFocussed on Chromium, so that I can't view more than X minutes of certain sites. ...
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How to enable multitouch for a trackpad?

I have eeepc 1005ha, and want to have the ability to enlarge and scroll down/up/left/right with the pad, is it possible?
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What spreadsheet programs are available?

I want to know if there are any other spreadsheet programs besides OpenOffice.org Calc.