- 1 Warning
- 2 Accessibility
- 3 Audio, Image and Video
- 4 Communications
- 5 Encryption
- 6 Entertainment
- 7 Miscellaneous
- 8 Work on Sensitive Documents
- 9 Editor
- 10 Additional Software
- 11 Footnotes
- 12 License
Audio, Image and Video
Audio Recorder and Editor
Image and PDF Viewer
Start menu →
Screenshot Creator and Image Editor
OpenPGP (GnuPG Frontend)
- Enigmail documentation [archive]
- GnuPG documentation [archive]
- OpenPGP key distribution strategies
- parcimonie - privacy-friendly helper to refresh a GnuPG keyring [archive] (in Debian [archive])
Start menu →
VLC Media Player
To start it:
Start menu →
Work on Sensitive Documents
LibreOffice [archive] (Debian package [archive])  is recommended. It is a fully-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft (R) Office. A word processor is included, along with spreadsheet and presentation applications.
Printing and Scanning
Scribus [archive] (Debian package [archive]) is an open source desktop page layout accessible from the desktop menu (
Graphics). It can be used for many tasks; from booklets design to newspapers, magazines, newsletters and posters to technical documentation.
Scribus has sophisticated page layout features like precision placing and rotating of text and/or images on a page, manual kerning of type, bezier curves polygons, precision placement of objects, layering with RGB and CMYK custom colors. The Scribus document file format is XML-based. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents can be recovered with a simple text editor.
scurl: SSL Command Line Downloader
To securely download files or webpages from the Internet on the command line, scurl is pre-installed in Whonix ™. scurl should be preferred over wget, since the former enforces strong encryption and is less buggy.
To invoke scurl to download a file, use the following syntax and replace the example URL with the file's location.
scurl --remote-name https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.5.1/tor-browser-linux64-8.5.1_en-US.tar.xz
This will download tor-browser-linux64-8.5.1_en-US.tar.xz to the current working directory.
Refer to the scurl entry for further examples and a complete description of this tool.
Open File with Root Rights
sudoedit for better security. 
To use a different editor. Replace
mousepad with the name of the editor you wish to use.
SUDO_EDITOR=mousepad sudoedit /path/to/file
If the recommendations in this section are unsatisfactory, additional applications can be easily installed in a few steps; see Install Software.
- Florence homepage [archive]:
It is useful when a real keyboard is unusable either because of a handicap, disease, broken keyboard or tablet PC; but when a pointing device is usable. Florence stays out of your way: it appears on the screen only when needed. An auto-click functionality also help people having difficulties to click buttons.
- The Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface (at-spi2-core [archive]) is apparently a Florence dependency, since in testing it did not work without this package.
- Non-Qubes-Whonix ™ means all Whonix ™ platforms except Qubes-Whonix ™. This includes Whonix ™ KVM, Whonix ™ VirtualBox and Whonix ™ Physical Isolation.
- See also: RecordMyDesktop in Wikipedia with screenshot [archive].
- However, unrestricted access to the large number of codecs, along with the gstreamer and ffmpeg frameworks can expose the system to remote attacks. The risk is greater than with Tor Browser because the latter attempts to restrict codecs to a particular subset. No cookies are stored by VLC and no information is collected and sent to third parties [archive]; see the Original Whonix forum thread [archive].
- See also: LibreOffice in Wikipedia [archive].
- https://forums.whonix.org/t/use-sudoedit-in-whonix-documentation/7599 [archive]
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