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Recommended Programsi [closed]

Many thanks for the help regarding my previous Ubuntu problem. I'm successfully up and running now with Apache web server and my Wordpress site is now configured. I've installed Gimp 2.10 which is ...
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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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What is the use case for 3 keyboard layout mod tools under xfce4?

Essentially, I'm asking what's the difference between setxkbmap, xmodmap and xfce4-xkb-plugin. Specifically, what is the use case for each? Ultimately I wish to use one to make modifications to my ...
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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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connect to server through GUI

I am on Ubuntu Mate 22.04, though the I use the connect to server option in a variety of Desktop Environments. It works well most of the time, but right now, I would like to connect with a server that ...
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Creating colour fonts using Ubuntu 22.04

I see a few options to convert whatever we throw in as a font glyph for Windows. Is there anything similar we can use for Ubuntu? The above image is from FontSelf Maker I have FontForge, but it has ...
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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: anonymous@gmail.com 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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I am looking for a good domain block filter

Is there a domain block filter similar to ufdbguard? ​UfdbGuard has not been updated for a long time and will not work properly on Ubuntu 22.04. Do you have any good suggestions? Best Regards!
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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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What GUI-based, open-source software options are there for configuring ZFS?

In Ubuntu, configuration of settings such as the following can be done via console as mentioned in this question, including: Choice of compression algorithm Choice of the compression strength ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Automatic Interpretation of Hyperlink Text from URL

One of the features I really like in Google Docs and some text editors (like MarkText) is their automatic interpretation of the text for a hyperlink. You paste a URL into the document, and the editor ...
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Is there a parametric 2D CAD program for Linux which lets me redo a whole construction after changing lengths or radii defining them?

I am looking for a 2D CAD program where I can use variable lengths: All geometrical elements will be given initial numerical values, but the values may change later. The CAD program shall record all ...
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Are there any close alternatives to Microsoft PowerToys' FancyZones?

Power Toys is an open source toolbox that contains a lot of very useful tools for Windows 10+ and I use it on a daily basis at work. One of them though I really wish I could use in my personal system, ...
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Intelligent screen ruler for Linux with image edge detection (alternatiave for Microsoft PowerToys Ruler)

So Microsoft has this PowerToys screen ruler with smart image edge detection to measure distance between objects on the screen. It looks really nice. I am wondering if there is such an app for Linux. ...
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Which software management application should I use

I'm bit confused which app should I use to uninstall software. Is it "Discover", is it "Snap Store", is it "Software"? Sometimes I can do it with apt, but sometimes not. ...
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Need to image a hard drive minus any app or storage histroy

I have a laptop that I used for work. I'm getting ready to give it back to them, but I want to wipe the drive and reinstall with all of the programs that were installed previously and all of the ...
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Screenshot utility

Seems like the default screenshot utility went through some features overhaul but have become a royal pain in the neck and significantly increased the clicks and typing required. Here are few details: ...
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Wifi and network management

I'm looking for software [on Ubuntu] to manage devices that connect to my router network (through my laptop) to connect/disconnect them, manage their session, schedule times, track their activities, ...
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Program to split youtube audio file based on time and name of parts/chapters

With a music file and a text file containing the time stamp and name of each track is there a program that would separate and name each of the tracks correctly? The file is not ripped CD (cue, flac, ...
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Any KeePass-compatible password manager with OneDrive support?

I am moving some desks from Windows and macOS to Ubuntu... yey! But I have a tiny problem: Some of these need to access KeePass v2 databases hosted in OneDrive. Microsoft does not deliver OneDrive to ...
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Prevent Alt Tab menu overflow

When a lot of windows are open, the alt tab menu overflow. They just overflow and then I have to use left and right arrow buttons to navigate, not possible with a mouse pointer. Hence I would like to ...
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qpdfview doesn't remember the pdfs opened in last boot, how do I make it possible?

Answer I read the above answer and did the exact same thing. My needs are exactly the same as that OP. But when I rebooted my laptop, it showed none of the pdfs that I opened in last boot. How do I ...
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Use a file on SSD as cache for an HDD

I'm using Ubuntu Server 22.04. The server has an HDD in it, and I'd like to be able to speed up disk access for that HDD. My system boots from an SSD, so my idea is that maybe I can use space on the ...
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Simple queueing system for parallel processes

I want to setup a queueing system for my workstation, which has 32 processors. In principle, I would not connect it with any other workstation. I mean to use a system which is simple to configure and ...
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Multiple text replacement tools for Linux?

I need a tool that can replace multiple expressions by others on a single text or text file. This is because I have to "translate" templates that have the same function from one wiki to ...
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Note taking applications which keeps on screen while fullscreen inside game? (Kubuntu)

So, I like to keep tracks of an economy inside a game, but it's kinda annoying to always have to exit full screen to see my notes. So I'm looking for a note taking app which stays on-screen, even if I ...
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Can we have a terminal that we can write like a text editor?

Something that (for me) doesn't make sense is that terminals don't act like other text areas, like when we write on a text editor or on your browser. Features like copy and paste, select text, etc, ...
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Timer/screensaver app to impose regime for eyes?

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I would love to install a sort of screensaver or timer in order to impose periods of relax for my eyes. It should show a screensaver every period of time for 10 minutes. ...
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What are the free Image processing tools available to manipulate image regions and entire pixels?

I am working on an image task where I have to manipulate the regions and pixels in images. I need the tool to do 3 major task: Draw a rectangle box on the image Pick any pixel colour from the image ...
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Looking for comparable program to Logic Pro on Ubuntu

Looking to possibly make a switch from macOS to Ubuntu. However, the majority of my music work is in Logic Pro. I'm looking for a comparable program that has an extensive collection of midi-...
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How to open CAD files from Boardview?

I have a .CAD file created in Boardview. I have tried using OpenBoardView and it's very good, but it's basically for .BRD files not .CAD files. Is there something like BoardViewer (which is written in ...
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Image viewer with "tags" feature?

is there an image viewer available for Ubuntu that allows to assign "tags" (like "sport", "car", "river", "drawing" etc.) to any image in a directory ...
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What markdown readers are available?

First of all, everything I find seems to be an editor. I don't want an editor. I want a reader. I want a window that shows me the rendered markdown file, not its source. Sure, I don't care if it also ...
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GUI SSH connection manager for Kubuntu

I'm looking for an SSH connection manager with a GUI for Kubuntu. Is there an SSH connection manager? and SSH manager like Tera Term Menu or SSHMenu for Ubuntu are for Ubuntu. E.g., on Windows there'...
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software for editing 2 images at the same time

I am looking to find if possible a tool which can take a area screenshot and let me edit it like so: image with boxes however I also want an image like this to be created simultaneously after editing ...
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22.04 screenshots... How to Draw and edit?

I cannot draw arrows and text on top of my screenshots in Ubuntu 22.04 . I was able to do this in flameshot . I also tried Shutter which is also not enabling me to draw.. How to draw on top of ...
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Text editor to easily browse through a large text file [duplicate]

What simple text editor would you recommend to easily browse and scroll through a large file (a few hundred megabytes+)? For example, gedit has a problem that when a file is opened, part of the file ...
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Custom Audit Logs from Applications

I am trying to programmatically generate custom audit logs from the applications I've written (C/C++), but currently cannot find the library/functions that would allow me to do so. I am aware of ...
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