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Warning[edit]

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Accessibility[edit]

On-screen Keyboard[edit]

Florence [archive] is an extensible, scalable, virtual (on-screen) keyboard. [1]

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the florence at-spi2-core package.

sudo apt-get install florence at-spi2-core

The procedure is complete.

[2]

Audio, Image and Video[edit]

Audio Recorder and Editor[edit]

Audacity homepage [archive] (Debian package [archive]).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the audacity package.

sudo apt-get install audacity

The procedure is complete.

Image and PDF Viewer[edit]

Ristretto [archive] and muPDF [archive] come pre-installed in Whonix ™.

Start menuGraphicsImage Viewer

Screenshot Creator and Image Editor[edit]

Qubes info box Non-Qubes-Whonix ™ only! [3]
In Qubes, screenshots only work in dom0 (System ToolsScreenshot) and this applies to the entire platform, including Qubes-Whonix ™.

Shutter homepage [archive] (Debian package [archive]).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the shutter package.

sudo apt-get install shutter

The procedure is complete.

Video Editor[edit]

Flowblade homepage [archive] (Debian package [archive]).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the flowblade package.

sudo apt-get install flowblade

The procedure is complete.

Video Recorder[edit]

vokoscreen homepage [archive] (Debian package [archive]).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the vokoscreen package.

sudo apt-get install vokoscreen

The procedure is complete.

Another good option is gtk-recordmydesktop [archive] (Debian package [archive]). [4]

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the gtk-recordmydesktop package.

sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop

The procedure is complete.

Communications[edit]

E-Mail[edit]

See E-Mail.

Instant Messengers[edit]

qTox [archive] comes pre-installed in Whonix ™.

IRC Client[edit]

HexChat (Debian package [archive]) is pre-installed in Whonix ™.

XMPP/Jabber Client[edit]

TODO

Encryption[edit]

OpenPGP (GnuPG Frontend)[edit]

OpenPGP can be used to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify text. GPA [archive] and GnuPG [archive] come pre-installed in Whonix ™ (Debian packages [archive]).

Documentation:

Entertainment[edit]

Media Player[edit]

The VLC Media Player [archive] (Debian package [archive]) is pre-installed in Whonix ™. There are no increased fingerprinting risks because VLC does not run Javascript [archive]. [5]

Start menuMultimediaVLC Media Player

Miscellaneous[edit]

Calculator[edit]

galculator homepage [archive] (Debian package [archive]).

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the galculator package.

sudo apt-get install galculator

The procedure is complete.

Terminal[edit]

Xfce-Terminal homepage [archive] (Debian package [archive]). Konsole is pre-installed in Whonix ™.

To start it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

Work on Sensitive Documents[edit]

Office Suite[edit]

LibreOffice [archive] (Debian package [archive]) [6] 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.

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the libreoffice package.

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

The procedure is complete.

To launch these applications: Start menuOffice

Printing and Scanning[edit]

See Printing and Scanning.

Publishing[edit]

Scribus [archive] (Debian package [archive]) is an open source desktop page layout accessible from the desktop menu (ApplicationsGraphics). 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.

To install it: Start menuSystemXfce Terminal

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the scribus package.

sudo apt-get install scribus

The procedure is complete.

scurl: SSL Command Line Downloader[edit]

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.

Editor[edit]

Open File with Root Rights[edit]

Prefer sudoedit for better security. [7]

sudoedit {{{filename}}}

To use a different editor. Replace mousepad with the name of the editor you wish to use.

SUDO_EDITOR=mousepad sudoedit /path/to/file

An alternative would be to install these tools lxsudo mousepad so you can keep copying and pasting these instructions.

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the --no-install-recommends sudo lxsudo mousepad package.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends sudo lxsudo mousepad

The procedure is complete.

gksudo gedit {{{filename}}}

Additional Software[edit]

If the recommendations in this section are unsatisfactory, additional applications can be easily installed in a few steps; see Install Software.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. Non-Qubes-Whonix ™ means all Whonix ™ platforms except Qubes-Whonix ™. This includes Whonix ™ KVM, Whonix ™ VirtualBox and Whonix ™ Physical Isolation.
  4. See also: RecordMyDesktop in Wikipedia with screenshot [archive].
  5. 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].
  6. See also: LibreOffice in Wikipedia [archive].
  7. https://forums.whonix.org/t/use-sudoedit-in-whonix-documentation/7599 [archive]

License[edit]

Whonix ™ Software wiki page Copyright (C) Amnesia <amnesia at boum dot org>
Whonix ™ Software wiki page Copyright (C) 2012 - 2019 ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP <adrelanos@riseup.net>

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see the wiki source code.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see the wiki source code for details.



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