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How to isolate open applications, and ideally processes, in Ubuntu workspace?

I combine work and study, so I need a separate set of tabs for each task. For example: for work it is chrome with work-related tabs, vscode, obsidian.md and others, and for study - chrome, but with ...
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How can I create a Gantt Chart

How can I create a Gantt chart if I'm running CentOS 8? This is for standard project planning application -- I want to lay out the schedule for a bunch of work. I'm aware of TaskJuggler but want to be ...
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CLI tool to run commands defined in a config file

I'm working as part of a team of developers on a software project with many moving parts. We use a Makefile to easily run commands and scripts that are regularly needed during development. Examples ...
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How to get both the current working directory and the current process in the status line for tmux?

I would like to have two status lines with the first status line showing which directory the window is in and the second one showing which process is running in the window. Is this possible? I use ...
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Application for tracking applications usage times

Does there exist a program which allows to automatically track "window focus" time in, for example, Gnome? For example, I would like to track how much time per day I spend using a certain ...
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Writing custom alias for common bash commands [closed]

[best practices question] I'm just getting started with unix - and I find some of the common operations e.g. creating symbolic links ln -s or renaming files mv unintuitive. I am debating whether to ...
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how do you check to see if your cinnamon desktop is running with 3D acceleration (i.e. not "software rendering")?

I have a VM that is sluggish and I think I fixed the issue but I want to make sure the cinnamon desktop is running with 3D acceleration (i.e. not "software rendering"). How do you check to ...
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Files holder application like dropover and yoink for Mac

I've recently switched back from macOS to Linux Mint. The only thing I miss about Mac is having a utility that could hold my files for copying and pasting while I switch between the desktops. Yoink ...
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Generic text expansion tool in Linux?

Is there a generic text expansion tool in Linux? I have to type some same strings frequently and I want to use abbreviation to type faster. For example, I type a lot "symbol testapp/testapp.debug" in ...
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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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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 ...
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