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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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Ubuntu Natilus desktop window collides with windows applications

I'm encountering strange problem while running some windows programs under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When i have application opened and i try to press some keys the Nautilus search box (i can't inset image to ...
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Conky text overwriting itself with no erasure

So I set: own_window_type override ...and that solves the disappearing widgets caused by clicking on the desktop after having hit the "Show Desktop" button. It's the only thing that works so far, ...
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Starting Ubuntu once without starting services

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm wondering if it's possible to start Ubuntu and login without starting any unessential services. I change the "quiet splash" to "text" in boot options and go into text ...
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How to highlight a searched text in vim editor?

I have vim editor version 7.3 However in this when I search for a test by typing :/SEARCHTEXT the cursor goes to the line containing the text which is searched, but the text itself is NOT ...
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how can i compare data in 2 files to identify common and unique data? [duplicate]

How can I compare data in 2 files to identify common and unique data ? I can't do it line by line because I have file 1 which contains say 100 id/codes/number-set and I want to compare a file 2 to ...
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convert pdf images to text

i have been checking to see if there is a way to convert images of a PDFs to a real text file and i found some ways but i couldn't understand anything ,i am not that technical ,so if you please anyway ...
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Custom terminal function to change text case

I'm looking for a custom terminal function change_case that will function as below to help me manage my titles on my website: change_case [option] "string" option: upper - STRING TO UPPERCASE ...
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How do I fix my cursor working very slow for typing?

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and my cursor works very slow. Even if I type something, the text will appear after 2 minutes on the screen. Please help me out with this problem as soon as possible.
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text box prevents use of keyboard

Almost every time I try to play a game on my laptop, the textbox appears and I can't use my keyboard. My laptop runs on Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't figure out how to disable/delete the textbox. It always ...
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Tablet text input

I'm installing v.14.10 on a tablet but haven't been able to locate or access an onscreen keyboard. Is one available in Ubuntu?
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Why are hidden text files created [duplicate]

So in noticed every time I edit a text file with gedit, i get a hidden file in this directory with the same name except in the end this file has this symbol ~ So why does the system or gedit creates ...
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Script to write at the beginning of every line of a text file the name of the file

I would like to write a shell script that allows me to open a text file with a particular name and write the name of the file at the beginning of every line. So, if my file is called "test" and it has ...
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Why are certain words in Firefox missing from my webpages?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS-12 laptop, in Mozilla Firefox, with no extensions running. For some reason, Firefox has been taking sections of readable text out of the pages I've been ...
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.123 extension doesn't treated as textfile

The file became lotus spreadsheet when the file extension is .123. I want it to be treated as textfile only since the lotus is adding unecessary characters. Edit: It is only adding extra characters ...
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How to Overlay Text on Icons

I remember back in the day I used to have the opening snippet of txt files shown on my icons. I still have the icon set I used, which includes files like text-txt.icon [Icon Data] ...
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Auto rotate scanned text

How to automatically rotate a scanned image? Even if you insert the paper into the scanned carefully. About one degree rotation is left. Is here no way to automatically rotate the scanned image? I ...
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Can't correctly compare two text files using 'cmp'

I am trying to compare two text files using: if cmp -s file1 file2 then echo "Accepted" else echo "Wrong Answer" fi A C++ program's output is pipelined to file1, and the expected output is ...
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interchange 2 strings in file terminal command

I want to swap 2 strings in a file Here is the example [ link ]( text ) I want to make it [ text ]( link ) how can i do this ? i tried something with while but i can't make it link = ...
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How do i change the icon of an empty document to white?

I want to change color of empty document to white... How I can do !!
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How to make Ubuntu text color easier to read?

In Ubuntu 14.04 default text and icons color are gray and these are less clear and not easily to read. How can I make that colors darker and change to black or something else?
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Can I change the desktop text/icon text color?

I have a white desktop background and so text on any icons on the desktop end up somewhat merging with the background - and it's not the nicest to look at. What I'm wondering is, is there a way - ...
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cli window on ubuntu under oracle vm

My Ubuntu boots up to GUI interface. How do I get to the cli or at least a text window? I can't do anything useful with a gui.
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Search text within multiple pdfs and docs

I got a bunch of notes written by other students, but they are from an old textbook that didn't deal with everything in the same order, so I need to search through the notes for every chapter (each ...
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Automatic text highlighting

Does anyone know of a piece of software or browser plugin that highlights a text to help reading it? Imagine a box that slowly moves across a text almost like in Karaoke. I need something similar but ...
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Is there a way to view passwords in plaintext? [duplicate]

I need to figure out a password, but I'm not supposed to change the password itself. Is there anyway, perhaps through the common-password file or a command to show the plaintext password of a user?
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Photoshop CS6 crashes every time clicking text button

Every time I click text button on photoshop it just crashes, is there a solution for this? http://i.imgur.com/LompkZs.png Thanks Update: I have microsoft fonts installed, is it possible that adobe ...
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How does one read the contents of a text file located on the desktop using the terminal? [closed]

I recently failed to properly upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 14.10 and I'm having all sorts of GUI issues with Unity, Gnome & other interfaces as soon as I log in. I don't have access to most basic ...
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How do you create a Bash Script for replacing text in a document, utilizing regular expressions? [closed]

Identical to this question: Find and replace text within a file using commands However I want an answer that utilizes regular expressions specifically. So in short: Using commandline; what command ...
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Speech to text software for notes [duplicate]

Is there any software for speech to text ? I want to make random notes. From searching i can only find the opposite, text to speech. Thanks. EDIT: The question which has been linked to mark this ...
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Text Rendering Problem in Ubuntu and all derivatives [closed]

i have an issue with text rendering in ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 and all its derivatives... here is picture of my issue: It happens in all Desktop Environments. I'm using AMD R9 270X with open source ...
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Sublime Text 2 problem on Ubuntu

so I installed sublime text 2. There are 2 problems, first one is with license, I register it everything is okay, but when I exit program and open it agian it's unregistered agian.. what to do? Second ...
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Text file viewer that automatically refreshes when file changes? [duplicate]

I have a text-file that is being continually written to by another program. gedit can refresh the text file contents by going to File -> Revert, but this requires manual input. Is there a text-file ...
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Severe lag while typing in 14.04

I see that there are those who are experiencing a typing lag. This happens to me intermittently. At times typing not only lags but stops dead. Happens in Firefox, Terminal, EVERYTHING. (including this ...
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Shell script to check url

I am trying to write a shell script to check for the existence of a particular directory in a particular domain name. For example, I have a web site named www.example.com. I want to check whether the ...
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How to combine multiple text files into one text file ordered by date created?

I'm a newbie so please help: I keep a journal on my iPhone using Scratch that outputs all notes I make to a separate .txt file stored in Dropbox. I have this synced with my Ubuntu 14.04 system, so ...
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Installed app with weird problem: Text entry doubles keystrokes - EExxaammppllee

I installed the app transgui on a couple of machines with Ubuntu 14.10. On one (and only one) of the machines, each and every text field exhibits the strange behaviour of all keystrokes counted double ...
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Is there a global shortcut for creating strikethrough text?

Sometimes, I want to create s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶o̶u̶t̶ strikethrough text quickly and easily. What's a quick way to do this that is usable in any program? P.S. Someone should add 'strikethrough' as a tag ...
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invisible text in fabebook comment field unless highlighted

That's just it! Text in the message and search fields work, but with comments I have to type everything, highlight it, edit as needed and then it enters as a normal comment. I am new to Ubuntu so I ...
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Is there alternative program for read text attributes (family, color, size etc.) from PSD format in Linux Ubuntu?

GIMP is wonderful tool but in all its' greatness PSD format full compatibility for text is missing. That is, text layers become rasterized upon import. I've found out that this is because lack of ...
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How do I create simplistic window-like elements in a command-line program?

When I execute sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm in the terminal I see a simplistic window-like listmenu. Is there an way to make something like that in C++? This looks something like:
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Using Ubuntu command line to replace text in huge file

I have a huge XML file that I must work with. Right now the file is only 1 line that contains about 2 million characters which represent 30,000 records. There are no carriage returns or linefeeds ...
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Search capability does not work since upgrade to 14.04

When I do a search (Ctrl+F) in LibreOffice Writer only one letter is accepted, like in some sort of overwrite mode. The same happens, for example, in gedit. However a Ctrl+F search from the browser ...
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Changing desktop item text colours on 14.04

I found questions like this on forum, but i need to change only text colour of the items on desktop folder. My wallpaper obstructs the black coloured item names. But i don't want to change the item ...
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How do I start the Textual (non-graphical) installer?

I'm using the Desktop version of Ubuntu. As soon as the installer starts, I type the Escape key which reveals the F1-F6 options. Tying Escape again gives this dialog: **"You are leaving the ...
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Typing is extremely sluggish/choppy after upgrading to 14.04

Last night I upgraded to 14.04. Since then, typing text has been almost unbearably unresponsive. Double letters often pop up, while letters are skipped at other times. The worst happens in Terminal, ...
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Change folder background color and text color in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to change folder background color from default white to deep gray and text color from default black to white. How can I do that operation?
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Some programs (Eclipse) show their tooltips with an unfitting black background [duplicate]

Here is a tooltip from Eclipse, that pops open when you press CTRL+O: Is this intentional? White text on black background does not exactly fit in, and it would be much more readable if it used some ...
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Accessing a remote file via ssh on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a text file on one of my computers that is running 12.04. I was planning to use ssh to allow for another computer to read this text file. The issue is that the system that I am working with is ...
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Check user input is alpha numeric

Hi Im not any sort of programmer but found myself creating an install script which installs mySQL which works fine. I would like to improve the script by asking the user to enter text that will be ...