Text typically refers to a string of human-readable characters.

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Text appears too small in FullHD 1080p display, not much help found

Text in my new full hd laptop appears to be extremely small in many applications (like google chrome). I already changed the font size in many places like in System settings>>system>>universal ...
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How to hide desktop icons text?

How can I hide the text shown under the icons on my desktop? Using Ubuntu 15.10. I did find older questions suggesting to use gconf-editor, but I know that gconf is old and now it's been replaced by ...
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Can't highlight text by moving the mouse down

Problem(youtube) I can't highlight text by moving the mouse down in browsers. This problem exists in different distributions of Ubuntu. I was tested on: Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu. Version of ...
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I found in a test “navigate to the bin directory, make a file of entries i find there and store it in your personal directory” [closed]

How do i get to bin because every time i try in terminal it says there no such file or directory as bin, ive tried cd bin, cd ..bin cd ../bin. I want to point out i have no idea what im doing and ...
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Using AWK to write a CSV file (help me learn it)

I've been struggling with a pdf Directory (list of companies) that was converted with PDFTOTEXT and I would like to convert it's contents with AWK, the input file has the following format: COMPANY ...
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Adjust text scaling factor for all users

I am using gnome tweak tools on my system which is Ubuntu 12.04 with a few users set. I want to change the text scaling factor for all the user accounts. If I use gsettings set ...
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Is the terminal window a text editor?

Exactly what the title asks. Is the terminal window a text editor, can it be used as one, and if not then which are some good ones to install?
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Zoom in file window (ctrl +)

I'm a new Ubuntu 14.04 user and I have a small problem. When I zoom using ctrl + + or - in a folder window, for example in the videos folder, the icons zoom in and out, but the text doesn't scale ...
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How to add words to a text file using just open terminal command (no editors) and then save the text file

I'm new to Linux. I need to edit .conf file from open terminal only and not using any text editors. That is, can I add words and sentences to a config file from open terminal? Example: command ...
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Slow text rendering (scrolling) in several editors after enabling dynamic power management

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an HP EliteBook 8530p laptop. Ever since I found out how to enable the dynamic power management on the open source radeon driver, it helped greatly to reduce ...
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How to copy/paste text without formatting by default?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I find it annoying that by default the copy/paste functionality also pastes the text format. Most of the time when I copy/paste text I only want to paste the ascii text ...
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Replacing text in a Shell Script

I am running the command echo 'link_1234' | sed 's|_|&/|g' And it is returns the value of link_/1234 I need the _ to be deleted Is there any way to have the _ be cleared?
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Parsing downloaded HTML

I would like to download a HTML file from a website using wget then search through the file for a specific line and wget that link. example: wget example.com/whatever.html The output of that html ...
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Generate mp3 file from espeak

I'd like to convert an text file to an mp3 file using espeak. Is it possible to do this? I'm trying to use espeak to create a song synthesis shell script that can convert text to a song.
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How can I encode and decode percent-encoded strings on the command line?

How can I encode and decode percent-encoded (URL encoded) strings on the command line? I'm looking for a solution that can do this: $ percent-encode "ændrük" %C3%A6ndr%C3%BCk $ percent-decode ...
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When creating a new text file, should I add a .txt extension to its name?

When I create a new document aimed at containing only plain text, I am not obliged by Ubuntu to add a .txt extension to its name. It works indeed very well: gedit opens it without problem, ...
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How do I extract test line by line from a text file in terminal?

So I have a .sh script that needs to wget a lot of files. I have a text file set up like this http://www.website.com/w4w4wbvert9rtr/video.mp4 http://www.website.com/wserteg444gs4r/video.mp4 ...
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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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Text editor global background color

I like coding and recently installed Eclipse. I noticed I couldn't code in it. It was the bright white background that killed my eyes. I switched it to a light gray. I saw the option "system default". ...
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Why are mp3 files being copied as text files to the Pen Drive?

What is the probable cause of copies of mp3 files from HD to Pen Drive being showed as text files? System: Ubuntu 15.10 $ df -h /dev/sda1 ext3 1826221144 24892076 1708555692 2% / ...
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Is there Split Pane support in Gedit?

I know some other text editors like Notepad++ enable split pane to edit to files side by side. Is there any way I can add this functionality to Gedit?
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when I select a file in dolphin the name disappears

I'm using dolphin under gnome 3 and when I select a file, the name disappears. I tried looking at my kde settings and looking under colors and nothing seems out of the ordinary, and I don't know if ...
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problem in the libreoffice

After editing the file format .doc in program libreOffice I kept it in the windows word format and text turned into: please, help.
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Why can't I copy text from the Ubuntu Terminal?

This is really weird. I can't copy anything from the terminal. The Ctrl+Shift+C command and Edit->Copy does nothing, no matter how much or little text I have selected. What ever was on my clipboard ...
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14.04 Evolution 3.10.4 prints attachments when printing email

Just switched to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and am using Evolution 3.10.4. When I try to print an eMAIL with *.txt attachments, Evolution want to print the attachments as well as the eMAIL. To clarify, ...
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Advanced Ping Script [closed]

I want to have a little script which do a ping to 8.8.8.8 every 2 seconds and put only out the time. It should also put a "#" between every time. Like this: 25.5 # 25.4 # and so on... Finally i ...
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How to get infos from a movie using mediainfo in a single line?

Mediainfo text is to long for me , so . I'm looking how to configue mediainfo to gives me just those infos : "file name , video codec with bitrate + audio codec with bitrate, size and duration of the ...
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Help using GNU Screen to output text

Hi :) I was wondering if you guys could help me figure something out... Im trying to make a startup script for Spigot server and I want it to start a screen session called "minecraft" and then write ...
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How to format text within the Thunderbird Conversations view?

I am trying to make a move from gmail to my own email, and for this I am testing Thunderbird on Ubuntu. Since I really like the gmail style I installed the Conversations view extension. So far so ...
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Selecting words with double-click: Use SPACE as word delimiter only, no “_”

I have not yet been able to find how to select all text until next space when double clicking on it. In Ubuntu 14.04, using bluefish editor to code PHP, double clicking text_to_be_selected results in ...
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copy french text from pdf file

I have a French thesis which I am trying to read, to better understand some parts I am trying to copy some text and use that in google translate, however if I copy text I am getting just rubbish as ...
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Deleting duplicate lines in text file…?

Complete noobie question --- How can I delete duplicate lines in a text file via command prompt? For Example- I have a 10MB text file and I want to keep only one line of "My line", but somewhere in ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 white text on white BG in Ubuntu Software Center

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 installed right now on my PC. I have this issue where in Ubuntu Software Center when I select an item it then appears as white text on white background. It isn't that it ...
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Highlight text in CHM files

I have few chm files and i'm using xchm reader as the tool. but i need to highlight some important points in the documents. is there is any possible plugin for xchm or any special chm readers ...
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Internet Text & Ubuntu Menu Text Color variegated - hard to read

I'm a new user to linux/ubuntu and I have just installed the ubuntu 14.04 version. The drop-down menu text and the internet texts appear to be orange/red and fade/mix-up randomly. Sometimes texts ...
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What is the quickest way to indent a block of text with spaces for use within a web browser?

I occasionally have the need to indent a block of text with spaces for use within a web browser, for example, when formatting a code block on this site or in a post on Launchpad. So far I've just ...
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How do I boot into true text mode?

I've found ways to disable gdm or lightdm or whatever 11.10 uses, but I can't find a way to get a true text-mode boot. I want to see all the kernel messages fly by as it boots, not a stupid purple ...
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Characters missing / corrupted text Ubuntu 14.04 (and other versions) Intel 5th gen

In Ubuntu 14.04 from one day to another characters start to be missing in all applications (Ubuntu menus, thunderbird, etc). How to fix this?
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Add text to image

I wish it was as simple as the title... But it isn't. What I want is to add Japanese text with right orientation (up to down, right to left), and if there's such a thing, furigana as well. Gimp ...
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How can I fix a key that works only when I hit shift+“key”?

It seems that whenever I try to type an equal symbol it won't show up on any sort of text input. I tried the xev command and got a little overwhelmed with all the technical info in the terminal. I can ...
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Something with .txt File? [duplicate]

I have stored a text as .txt while saving it in Gedit in Ubuntu 14.04. But after viewing that folder, which i have stored will have two files with that name but with 'Tilde Symbol' '~' for an ...
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Is there a text mode browser which supports javascript?

I need to configure my router remotely, and links etc won't work because the router config page uses javascript and refuses to run without it. Obviously, shame on netgear for being this crap, but is ...
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Text Randomly Not Displayed

I have a strange bug in ubuntu in which text is randomly broken. See the image below. This occurs also in various applications including gedit and terminal, but notably never occurs in sublime. I've ...
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Create a single pdf from multiple text, images or pdf files

I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?
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Broken NotifyOSD. No bubbles, only text

My problem is that NotifyOSD doesn't show bubbles as it should. Instead of them it shows text in top left corner: https://i.imgur.com/kFXdXE0.png?1 This problem appeared when I was trying out ...
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Text Editor Scratch

I am trying to install a text editor named Scratch,which is the default text editor in Elementary OS. I've done the following commands. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo apt-get ...
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Text not displaying on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Macbook Pro Retina, the text won't display on any of the programs. Images:
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Why does “ps aux | grep x” give better results than “pgrep x”?

I've just tried the following command on my Ubuntu, it doesn't show a thing: pgrep php5 shouldn't it return the process id of php5(which the following command just does)?: ps aux | grep php5 So, ...
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Disable Text File Preview in Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I find that text files are displayed with a preview in the icons. I do not want to disable preview for all file types because I need thumbnails for images, media and various other ...
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Behavior of Ctrl-D Ctrol-D when creating a text file

I can create a text file named ora using cat > ora, as follows: Note: Press Ctrl-D twice after entering And you too. below. user@wavesDell:~/tryKen$ cat > ora I like a big boat. I like all ...