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Questions asking for specific applications that perform a given task or work with a given file format. Give details about the **purpose** of the software you want and your minimum **requirements** for it.

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Resource usage summary by user

Backstory: I have VPS server running Ubuntu 20.04. For each different "service" I'm running, there is a user which has all necessary processes running in screens. To occasionally monitor ...
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Text expander, that works with Ubuntu 24.04?

I'm looking for a text expander, that works with Ubuntu 24.04. Espanso doesn't work unfortunately. Does anyone have a suggestion? I would appreciate any kind of help!
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Editing OCR text layer

What software can I use to edit the OCR text of an OCRed PDF file? I have tried gscan2pdf which does have this feature. However, I have two problems with it: It changes the font size of the OCRed ...
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Seeking PDF Reader for Linux with Translation, Highlighting, Note-taking, and Pen Writing Capabilities

Hello Ubuntu Community, I'm currently in search of a comprehensive PDF reader for my Linux system that offers a range of functionalities beyond basic reading. Specifically, I'm looking for a PDF ...
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Monitoring user activity restricted to GUI apps

I wish to monitor what all apps were opened on the PC at any time. I mostly use it for operating GUI apps like chrome, vlc media player, etc. Specifically, I would like to know which app I opened at ...
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What applications can create a video from an audio file and an image file(s)?

I have an audio file, and an image file (or several image files). Which applications allow me to create a video that combine the audio and image files. For example, the audio file is a recording of ...
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Programmable periodic alarm with start and end time

I read this question and I've a similar request but not identical. I need a programmable alarm clock with the following features: set the interval in minutes set the begin and end time For example I ...
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Seeking Collection/Catalogue software for _music_ similar to functionality to _YACReader_

Distro: Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS I have music in the following structure on disk: --music -- artist_1 -- music_1 -- music_2 -- cover.jpg/png -- 1.mp3 -- 2....
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Software recommendation for a video player that supports Chromecast casting [closed]

VLC is not launching on my HP ProBook 440 G8 Notebook PC.I want to watch video on TV I request a list of video player applications that support Chromecast casting.
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Is there a site to upload text files? [duplicate]

I would like to upload text files to a site so I can share with others. The sites that I use only allow pictures.
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An application similar to Virtualbox

I would like to know some recommended applications that are similar to VirtualBox. I'm using Ubuntu LTS. The reason I don't want to use VirtualBox is because the installation method requires me to add ...
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Personal finance manager

I wonder if someone uses any personal finance manager on Ubuntu. I track my income and expenses in LibreOffice Calc and it works fine because I have set up everything I need the way I like. The issue ...
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Jukebox Software/Distro

I've seen a couple older threads that don't provide any answers still in active production so I thought I would ask again. I am looking for a jukebox I can install on ubuntu, or I would even take one ...
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How to play music from Spotify and local files?

I would like to be able to play music from local files and stream from Spotify. Ideally, cross-fade between tracks is supported (as it is in the official Spotify app). I would also prefer if songs are ...
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Command-line utility to find and prompt to delete duplicate images (including resized ones) similar to fdupes? [duplicate]

I am looking for a command-line utility to find duplicate images (including resized ones) and prompt me to choose which one to delete. My cloud backup process seems to generate photo duplicates, some ...
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Recommendations for reminder app

I'm looking for recommendations for a reminder app (I used ColorNote for that but I'd like to change). I'd like it to be cross platform (Android 13 and Ubuntu 22.04), and if possible to sync between ...
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Recommendation for note app

I'm looking for recommendations for a note app. I'd like it to be cross platform (Android 13 and Ubuntu 22.04), to be able to set reminders, and I'd really like for it to be able to import notes from ...
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What is the best way of linking images and their credits?

I am wondering if anyone has a good solution for storing images and their credits, so that it's easy to attribute the correct credit to the correct image in, for instance, LaTeX or similar software. ...
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Software for building mosaics from irregular shapes

Do you know any software that can build mosaics resembling original picture from collection of irregular shapes? Something doing what 'real' mosaic actually is. Let's say source shapes are given in ...
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Program that shows the sound output in decibels of my speakers

Is there a program for Ubuntu 20.04 that shows the sound output in decibels of my speakers? My speakers are connected to a home computer system.
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How can I use hardware-specific software on Linux?

I've recently switched to Linux and it feels really good! But, the only problem I'm encountering is, that I can't use the software which I used to use for configuring my hardware. For example, there ...
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Is there a way to find out which commands have a confirmation option?

The purpose of this is I'm looking into ways to give a confirmation input in python subprocesses. But rather than asking for an extended list, which I would wonder if it's off-topic, is there a way to ...
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software for HPC cluster management

We have a small cluster of about 40 nodes running RHEL 6. This cluster is managed using rocks which is convenient. To shut down the nodes, all I do is: rocks run host halt I can also install ...
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Create columns in text file

I have used a text-from-image generator to pull info from a image of a glossary that look like this: word1 :meaning1 word2 :meaning2 word3 :meaning3 word4 :meaning4 Which resulted ...
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Considerations when upgrading Ubuntu from 18.04 to 22.04 -- software development POV

I have been using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for over three years now and have been considering moving to newer LTS versions for some time. However, the thought of working software breaking or requiring changes ...
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CAD software on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to use some free CAD software on ubuntu. That allows me to draw lines and shapes using exact metrics (e.g. cm) or using a scale (e.g. m, km). Is there anything like the aforementioned that I ...
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Linux CLI tool for testing audio

What are some CLI tools that I can use to output a constant sound from all my speakers? I'm trying to test my speakers (headphones) to make sure they're functional. It seems that if the wire is kinked ...
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How can I create bookmarks in an mp3 file?

Is there a software application that allows me to bookmark a timestamp with some tag in the play of an mp3 file? For example, I want to bookmark places in an audio book, corresponding to the bookmarks/...
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Windows 10 explorer for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to make Ubuntu look like windows 10, but I feel something missing without Ribbon UI file explorer.
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Searching for an open source PDF reader with natural sounding text to speech

I am looking for a good open-source PDF reader with certain very specific functionalities: I would like to be able to highlight on it and make text annotations, at the same time that text-to-speech is ...
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WebDav desktop sync tool similar to the OwnCloud / NextCloud desktop sync app?

I have been searching like crazy and can't find anything that works automatically and bi-directionally. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am able to reach my WebDav server using the the dolphin ...
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Note taking app with Rich Text Editor (RTE) and cloud sync

I am recently migrated to Linux systems. While I get most of software alternatives I miss OneNote and Evernote kind of note taking apps. I found many open source apps but none of them having rich text ...
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How to fill the bottom half of the screen

Sometimes I lay down and put the laptop on my chest. In these situations when I need to type, most of the time, I don't see what I'm typing. For example, if I'm using chat software like Element or, ...
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Is there something that crops or resizes the pdf page by its TrimBox?

I am developing an application that makes pdf files, but I am adding the trimbox values to the pdf pages with a different way, hence I need debug my pdf file to check trimbox values that I set with my ...
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Prevent hearing damage ubuntu, program

After extensively using a Macbook, I eventually transitioned to an Ubuntu laptop. During my time with the Macbook, I installed a program that restricted the maximum volume output when using headphones,...
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How to install the monero wallet GUI?

How is the monero wallet GUI launched? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ apt search monero Sorting... Done Full Text Search... Done monero/jammy,now 0.17.2.0+~0+20200826-1ubuntu4 amd64 [installed]...
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Recommended application for converting mathematical signal to sound

I use Ubuntu 22.04. Is there an application for converting mathematical periodical sin/cos formula (functions) to sound? For example is there a way for playing these signals: cos(2π · 440 t) cos t + ...
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Generating TOTP for 2FA directly from the computer (no mobile device)

On Ubuntu 22.04.2, I would be glad to ear about a native and secure way to generate TOTP codes for using in any given application which needs 2FA. Do you know an open-source way of doing that directly ...
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What is the best Linux distribution for someone who have been on Windows OS for years? [closed]

I want to change from Windows OS to Linux OS but I don't know the best distribution for me. I use my PC for writing blogs and doing some light coding. I was going to install Kali but then I found out ...
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How do you output the contents of an .eml file [ Not including all of its metadata ] to the commandline in plaintext? [duplicate]

I can do this: cat foobar.eml Delivered-To: [email protected] Received: by 2002:a4a:6c09:0:0:0:0:0 with SMTP id q9-v6csp1498994ooc; Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:00:37 -0700 (PDT) X-Google-Smtp-...
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Software to work with excel files

I am currently using LibreOffice to read Excel/sheet files. I am trying to work with a large data file, but LibreOffice is always lagging and bugging. These files have no problem when I work with ...
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Ubuntu latest version timer that does everything that i ask it to do in this Post description?

I'm looking for a timer that sounds every time that pass the time passes that I configure it to show me when it passes, after configuring it to show me. I want a timer that can count even seconds like ...
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i am trying to install apache2 on ubuntu but i`m getting an error [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-...
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Any video player other than VLC to add background to subtitles?

The title is saying it all: I would like a player other than VLC to play videos that have embedded subs and hide these under my own + a background. I use VLC much more often than I have this need for ...
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Reskin Ubuntu to other OS (MS Windows, Android) Muscle Memory [closed]

I know there was a linux OS that was very similar to windows, so allow users to switch from windows more easily... As one of the issues with non-technical users is learning the command line or ...
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Software recommendation: PDF reader with frictionless highlighting

I have tried many PDF readers (evince, okular, FoxitReader, etc.) and found evince the most minimal and practical one. Yet, with version 6 of Zotero, came a built-in PDF viewer with some features. Of ...
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any other terminal than konsole with shift+mouse wheel to scroll faster?

I used to have konsole installed, where you can just press shift when using the mouse wheel, which transforms the scroll from "line per line" to "page to page". Are there any other ...
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Is there any way to use Google Keep in Ubuntu in 2022, now that Chrome apps are being phased out?

I came across this question about Google Keep. The existing answer is no longer relevant, since Chrome apps are being phased out. How to use Google Keep with Ubuntu 22.04?
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Is there an alternative of WSL for Ubuntu?

Windows now has a subsystem for Linux, where you can try different distros as an application. With no virtual machine needed. Is there something like that on Linux?
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Is there a Tabbed Connection SSH Manager for Linux?

I am looking for a free tabbed ssh manager to replace GnomeConnectionManager. I liked SuperPutty in Windows. Is there any alternative? What would you recommend? Reminna is cool but doesn't seem to ...
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