Questions tagged [productivity]

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Is there a tiling WM that allows to place a common background window for all workspaces persisting the ability to use tiling algorithms?

Recently, I came across the idea of placing a window with currently playing video behind transparent terminal, like this. At the moment, I am using dwm, and I can implement a simple case of this idea ...
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Stack tabs when using Geany

Is there a way on Geany text editor (Linux) to stack tabs, such that there are multiple rows of tabs? Issue: Sometimes I have open 30 or so files in Geany. But Geany only shows about 10 on average (...
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ZSH - Autosuggest for the values output in the terminal window?

Is it possible to achieve the following ➜ ag editNote src/store/actions.js 8:const editNote = ({ commit }, e) => { 26: editNote, src/components/Editor.vue 5: @input="...
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Shortcut to delete command but keep arguments

When working in terminal I often have sequences of commands like: cat long/path/to/file/xyz.file nano long/bath/to/file/xyz.file bash long/path/to/file/xyz.file etc Usually I hit control + A, right ...
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How to print to PDF while appending to an existing document?

I am considering installing Linux Mint. I need to be able to Print to PDF, which appears to be as simple as selecting Print to PDF as the printer, however I also need to be able to append to ...
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What is the command line equivalent of kupfer/quicksilver/synapse quick starter?

I want a way to quickly launch programs while I'm in an SSH terminal. But I don't want to have to remember the exact command. For example, if I type "fox" into kupfer/synapse/quicksilver or unity ...
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What is a good way to maintain a backup of emails?

I want to be able to save my emails from various sources in a standard format and maintain a backup. An analog is taking pictures from multiple devices (e.g. cameras and smartphones) and saving all of ...
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Is there an application that could predict what I type and auto-complete my words and sentences?

I use to type a lot of text (in the browser) repeating the same stuff, using the same words and even same sentences over and over again. It would save me a lot of time if the computer could guess what ...
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Why should not I update to most recent kernel immediately after release [closed]

Question intended for system administrators. Consider system running a old but working kernel and all the required functionality is available. (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS specifically with kernel 3.2) Then a ...
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How can I create a single shorcut to open a set of programs?

Currently, I have a set of shorcuts to open several applications. I use xbindkeys to do so. I have something like this: Super + u -> sublime Super + e -> pcmanfm Super + s -> skype Super + x -> ...
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Preventing other GUI applications from stealing focus?

How can I prevent other applications from stealing focus from the active window? I have found solutions for other window managers, but nothing for "Metacity (Marco)" (the window manager of the MATE ...
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how to go mouseless [closed]

I would like to improve my efficiency. I recall seeing some tool to use gui applications on linux with the keyboard, but I do not recall much else about it! Please advise how I can go mouseless(for ...
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Increasing Productivity When SSH into Multiple Hosts [duplicate]

I work in operations and need to be able to log into multiple servers among a few hundred servers in a productive way. What I mean by productive is this: from the time from when someone asks me to ...
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Is there something similar to the Notepad++ session workflow?

Is tmux+vim/nano the closest thing to the Notepad++ workflow (in recent versions of Notepad++ that automatically save session state)? I really miss that, it was convenient to just dump text I copied ...
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Pruning the list of running GUI applications that have been “idle” for > 24 hours?

I open lots of GUI applications -- mostly, instances of Nautilus or Terminal -- without closing them promptly. Consequently, my list of active applications gets big. Besides the drain on the RAM, ...
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Select line not selecting whitespace

Is there a way to select (or paste) text without trailing/ending whitespace? eg. To copy the whole line I press y, to paste it somewhere else I use p, but it pastes the whole text with the trailing ...
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Passing arguments to KOrganizer event reminder bash/yad scripts

I am refining a bash/yad script which runs when an event reminder is triggered in KOrganizer. (yad is a drop-in replacement for zenity. It is being actively developed and has many more features and ...
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Move between different workspaces efficiently

Using GNOME here, I want to switch between different workspaces more efficiently -- by this I mean, suppose I am on workspace #1 and I want to switch to workspace #3 ... how do I that efficiently? The ...
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I would like to put one single icon in the Desktop that actually opens the Desktop. Any ideas?

The idea is to turn my Desktop into a place where I can put a image reference of what I am learning at the moment. This would be an example This means: puttig an image of the reference of what I'm ...
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Workflow management software for Linux

I'm not really sure if the software that I need is a workflow management software. Basically I need something that I can host on a Linux server that will provide the following functionality: support ...
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How can I log what software I use the most?

I really like using open source software and would like to help fund further development. Unfortunately, I have limited funds to do so. Being somewhat greedy, I would like to donate to the projects I ...
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How do I remap my caps lock key to ctrl+x within x.org?

I've seen some setxkbmap stuff when talking about key mappings, but ctrl-c isn't a single key. Ideally, I would love to make it a copy/paste key but that seems impossible on Linux. Is there a way ...
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Phrase Express Equivalent for Linux?

Is there some sort of auto text-insertion program with macros, similar to PhraseExpress for Windows in Linux? In case you've never seen this application it offers the following features: Organize ...
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Non-KDE alternative to KNotes?

Do you know a KNotes-like program that does not require the whole KDE stuff? To anybody not knowing KNotes, this is what it does and how it looks like:
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How to replicate (fork) the current terminal

Say I am using terminal and have sshed to a remote machine and did something. How do I create a new terminal tab (or window) so I still has everything from the previous terminal window without having ...
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How to maximize the use of computer performance Core i7 [closed]

How to maximize the use of computer performance Core i7 960 / 12GB Ram?. My operating system is Debian 6 (Linux kernel - 3.0.0-1-amd64). I think it does not work very quickly. Looking for some ways to ...
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Override the window title for an arbitrary window in KDE and set a custom window title

Using KDE here, but there might be a solution that works with other desktops environments too. I often am dealing with many many windows. Most windows contain many tabs (e.g. a Dolphin window with ...
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Autokey won't start

I installed autokey-gtk application but it won't start. When I run it from terminal it will write a message: Xlib.protocol.request.QueryExtension but that's all. The application won't start. Do you ...
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Starting automatically uppercase after dot

Is it possible to configure the following automation? Everytime I will type a sentence in which the last character is dot, colon or quotation mark it will change the next letter automatically to ...
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Program to track and analyze usage

I would like to get my computer usage statistics (what programs I ran, for how long and etc. More is better). I used to use wakoopa but I'm not willing to throw statistics out to the web. I've tried ...