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Ubuntu hogging internet data even when idle

Ubuntu 20.04. I just connected my Ubuntu laptop that has negligible amount of apps installed to my WiFi. It's the only connected device to the router. My router is blinking rapidly, it does that when ...
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kde, Task Switcher - switch between windows of current application (Kubuntu 20.04)

I cannot set the hotkey to switch between windows of the same application to ALT+[key above Tab] on a German keyboard using Task Switcher. It works when I use a different combination like ALT+1, but ...
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A Chromium line process source on task manager

I have Chromium browser installed on Ubuntu 18.04. In task manager there's a line about Chromium browser which I want to know if it's normal or not, the line is: --type=utility --utility-sub-type=...
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KDE Plasma task manager does not show some apps during loading

I have kubuntu20.04 the task manager does not show the loading status with some applications when starting up them such as code. Sometimes I realize that the computer is not responding but I found two ...
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Where is task manager / task switcher configuration stored in a system with LXQT + Openbox?

I am using LUbuntu 20.04, which comes with LXQT + Openbox. I am searching for the config files to see why my task switcher is showing all applications in all desktops instead of only applications from ...
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how can I get thunderbird's "current tasks" in evolution?

when using the Tasklist of thunderbird, there is a filter called "current Tasks", which shows task that are unfinished and have a start-date in the past (or no start-date at all). Is there ...
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How to use taskset with more than 128 cores?

I am using taskset with more than 128 cores. I know that a cpu with less than 32 cores can run the following: taskset -p 0xFFFFFFFF pid How do I present the other cores besides the 32 cores. Thanks.
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Task Manager Won't Let Me Set Task Priority [duplicate]

When I go into task manager, everything acts normal except for my laptop being slow. But when I select priority, and try to change it, it gives me the massage "An error was encountered by setting ...
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Automate Task app to change the ADSL Modem Setting (Every Day)

According this question: I like to know what automate Task app in Ubuntu, you recommend to open the AdSL modem setting and automatically tick the gust network option in the modem IP address? I have ...
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Icons-only Task Manager Showing Redundant Icons For Dolphin and Firefox

In Kubuntu 19.10, my main display has a panel that features the Icons-only Task Manager widgit. Most icons work the way I want: after clicking an icon, that vary icon becomes my way of returning to ...
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Weird and Unasked Background Activities in Ubuntu Studio 19.10

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10 inside two desktop PCs, both with the same machine configuration. But, just in one of them, there are some annoying, weird and unasked activities, related with "kworker", "...
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How to control gzip and sed process

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10, Linux 5.3.0-40-lowlatency (x86_64). Since a while, one of my PCs, is working a lot with some process (apps) I've never programmed to work: "GZIP" and "SED" (and there are ...
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Is GZIP working always (invisible), by default?

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10. I want to know if the app GZIP is working, invisible, at any time, by default, even if we don't ask it to do something. In other words... Can this app work in an automatic ...
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Has there been a change in 19.04 with switching applications using (Super + tab)?

I've noticed that using Super+Tab in 19.04 starts on the focused application which is not very efficient for quickly switching back and forth between applications. The old functionality was that ...
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KWin "Walk through windows of current application" doesn't cycle

When using the "walk through windows of current application" shortcut it opens the right interface but doesn't cycle through all windows. Just the one. If I press the same combination again (or ...
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Application like Windows Task Manager [duplicate]

Is there any program like Task Manager for Windows which can kill any full screen program (mostly Windows games I play through wine) when it got stuck and it don't want anything to come above it? I ...
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Can't redirect stdout and stderr in background

I want to launch a task in background and redirect all outputs to a file. For this, I do ./main.py > /tmp/logsFile 2>&1 & but i doesn't work I think the problem comes from the background ...
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Change Alt+Tab style in Lubuntu to show windows preview

Is there any way to change Alt+Tab style to include a preview (thumbnail) of windows? Also, is it possible to jump into the list rather clicking Tab many times to reach the last windows in the list ...
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Win+W (Super+W) alternative for Lubuntu

In Lubuntu, is there an alternative for Super+W of Ubuntu? I'd like to see all running windows in Lubuntu and be able to pick one using keyboard. I can do this using Alt+tab, but it only shows ...
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Application for Managing Daily Routine?

I like to know, is there any good application that can manage a routine and remind me about every hour's task. I am a very forgetful person. I literally forget every small task I have to do. So, I am ...
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How to stop tasque creating a new task when clicking on any place

Is it possible to stop tasque creating a new (empty) task when I click? It is very annoying and I have to remind myself not to click every time I open tasque.
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Simple project/time/task management software any ideas?

As I am trying to learn new stuff using MOOCs, it is getting harder to see clear overall picture of past/current/future status. Is there a simple software for personal project management(online/...
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Is there any alternative for task manager in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

In Windows, we have the Windows task manager which can be used when the system becomes stuck or any programs become stuck (ie, ctrl+shift+esc). We can close the hung programs using this. I'm not too ...
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How to show size Ram and CPU ussage in Ubuntu?

I am newbie in use Ubuntu so I don't know how to show Ram and CPU usage which is the same in Task Manager on Windows. It can show by command line in Ubuntu or Application to see more.
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Why doesn't System Monitor tell me which process is using the CPU?

On a Ubuntu 14.04 machine I set up recently, I noticed that sometimes the CPU consumption in System Monitor was at 30 or 40%, yet in the list of processes, only a few processes were listed as using ...
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Is there a way to keep current window active when opening a new program?

An example: I Open up Chrome (first) and after; Documents. Chrome opens first, so I start entering a url. In the middle of writing it, Documents opens and becomes my new active window; so now I'm ...
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Forcefullly kill a process in Ubuntu [duplicate]

How can I forcefully stop a process in ubuntu, like we can do from task manager in ubuntu. look its not the same question as you indicate here. I want a feature in ubuntu 15 which is just same as task ...
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How can I see background process in Ubuntu? And kill unnecessary processes?

In Windows by using Task Manager we can see how many .exe files are running. Also in command prompt we use tasklist command to see processes. In ubuntu how can I see all processes and kill unwanted ...
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Trying to move to Ubuntu at work

I am trying to go Ubuntu all the way, including at work. I think everything is covered in terms of applications, as on a daily basis I use Skype, Word, Adobe Reader, and print via my WiFi network. ...
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How to show all windows like in the Windows tab of Windows Task Manager?

How to show all windows like in the Windows tab of Windows Task Manager? Here is some extra text to bypass AskUbuntu's quality filter.
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Sync Evolution with Android apps through Owncloud or other centralised online source

I'm hoping someone can help with this as I'm so close to achieving my perfect workflow environment. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a laptop and an android smartphone. Overall what I'd like to ...
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How do I properly restart Chrome?

I've been doing some WebGL development, and of course crashing Chrome occasionally along the way. When this happens, WebGL in Chrome won't work until I restart my PC, which makes me think that even ...
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How do I find out if a configuration setting is running?

I use a High-DPI monitor on my Lenovo Yoga2 Laptop (like a retina display) so I have to change the overall font-scaling. There are many ways to set the text-scale-factor, for example dconf-editor, I ...
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Blender with multiple monitors

I run blender with multiple monitors and each window creates a new Icon in my taskbar, in comparison Gimp which has multiple windows does not. is there a way to fix this? I am running KDE desktop. I ...
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Docky not showing up in the task manager?

Docky is frozen, but I can't find it in the task manager. How do I kill it?
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Taskwarrior (task reminder) applet

I am trying to find a way how to integrate taskwarrior (aka task) reminders into unity and I understand the clock applet in ubuntu shows tasks from evolution-data-server. Is there a way to switch task/...
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How can we setup Startup tasks [duplicate]

In Windows we can add applications/batch scripts to open automatically on startup. Is there something similar in Ubuntu, or Linux in general?
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Linux alternative to Windows Task Scheduler or another way of doing it

Does Linux have an alternative to Windows Task Scheduler, another way like a script or an inbuilt function?
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Task manager for Ubuntu

Is there any task manager for Ubuntu similar to Windows Task Manager?
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scheduled tasks running but have disappeared

I had recently installed gnome-schedule 2.1.1-4 onto my ubuntu 12.10 so that i may be able to schedule a recurrent shutdown on my laptop everyday at 1:55 pm. After a few days when i didn't need the ...
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Add a feature like one in Windows task manager?

I really like the System monitor in Ubuntu but there is one feature that I am missing that is in Windows Task manager. In addition to showing the processes Windows task manager also has a tab that ...
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How can I see how many processor cores are working?

I have quad-core processor system. I was using Windows before installing Ubuntu. Windows by-default was using 1 core* and I could change that with msconfig. How can I do this in Ubuntu or is it ...
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What to do when system locks up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Let's say the entire desktop freezes and nothing's responding... In Windows I'd just hit Ctrl+Alt+Del then find the application that's "...
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Nitro Tasks files location

After trying to sync my tasks from the online Nitro client (on Ubuntu One), my local client ceased to work (blank window freezes on "loading..." when program is run). I'm trying to access the tasks ...
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Should Nitro pull in manual changes to todo.txt?

I was very happy to find that Nitro created a todo.txt containing the tasks I added in the application. I like editing a todo.txt manually. However, after doing so (and syncing) it appears that Nitro ...
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Where is the Task Manager? [duplicate]

Is there any UI in ubuntu like the one in Windows to kill the processes forcefully. My google chrome application is stuck and i can't close it, need to do it forcefully.Please help !
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Best collaborative task manager for Ubuntu and Android?

Right now I use Astrid as a task manager, since I can share tasks with our LoCo Team members and everything works fine. I use it with Google Chrome and Android, but I don't really like using Chrome ...
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How can a frozen/locked-up program/app be closed?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Desktop. My son and I are playing games on GCompris and several modules freeze/lockup. When it does, I don't know how to close the program. I know in Windows I ...
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Is there a task switcher (Alt+Tab) for Xfce that allows to select application using a mouse click?

I feel that the standard task switcher under Xfce isn't very good. For example it doesn't allow you to select an application by mouse clicking on it. On Windows for example, there is a program called ...
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Is it possible to have lxtask as the sole task manager and to remove the gnome system monitor?

If so, having lxtask installed by now, which package am I supposed to uninstall? Otherwise, I'd simply uncheck the gnome system monitor in the lxpanel settings. Kind regards, schlossblick