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

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Thunderbird, Alt+Tab Text Disappears

Whole message lines disappear in the Thunderbird 38.8.0 mail client on Lubuntu 16.04. The Alt+Tab switcher shows icons, but shows no text. So the problem is likely not specifically with Thunderbird, ...
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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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Is there a program for computer audio playback transcription?

Is there a program for computer audio playback voice to text transcription?
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Kubuntu Cursor Select problem

I have discovered a strange bug with the mouse cursor. The select point on the 'text select' cursor is inaccurate on Kubuntu 16.04. For example if I try to click on text, it will select the text above ...
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Ubuntu phone - Latvian text input method

I purchase Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition. I had imagined that the Latvian user interface language also includes Latvian text input method but I feel very disappointed that such a possibility is not ...
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How can I keep the format of echo'd text

I'm trying to print the iptables rules from the "list" command into a file using command line, whilst keeping the formatting in tact. How do I do that? So for example, the command I'm thinking of is ...
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16.04 Japanese Text Input not working

There were a set of extra steps I needed to take with Ubuntu 14.04 that got Japanese text input working, but the same steps seem to not apply to 16.04. The system toggles between "En" and "Ja", but ...
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How to display line numbers in Nano text editor [duplicate]

When using Nano text editor, how can I display line numbers so I can see the lines that I am getting error messages about. I have a lengthy program and am getting an error message for line 95 and 125 ...
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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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is there a program like shortkeys lite (textre placement) in ubuntu?

is there a program like shortkeys lite (text replacement) in ubuntu? In windows I use shortkeys lite to replace text quickly is there a similar text replacer in ubuntu linux?
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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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Backwards disjointed Arabic text

I have downloaded Wine and have a flash-based interactive program. The Arabic font is reading backwards and the letters are disjointed. What is the fix please?
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Pygame text processing

I am trying to write a python/pygame program to simply display text. I want it to work so that when you type, for example, the letter "A", it appears on screen (kinda like gedit/notepad/whatever). I ...
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How to delete multiple lines from txt file, based on a variable in previous column?

The idea is this: I have a document with data listed in the following way (shown below), and I want to delete any line that has a value of 70 or less in the 6th (last) column. On top of that, I want ...
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gedit - wrap text with character boxes

I use gedit for pure text writing (I mean not coding). To highlight chapters in the text I wrap with "+" boxes likes: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Title goes here ...
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One liner to convert small text string to PDF

I've been trying to find a way to create a simple PDF page from the terminal that contains only one string, for example, "Prelude". Some background: I use pdfunite to join music charts together into ...
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How can I get the last occurrence of a repeated string in the text file?

I have a data file consists of several rows and columns with numeric and string data. Some string and numeric patterns are repeated. I need to extract last repeated pattern. For example; 715 ANKR PRN ...
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How to disable .txt content icon preview? [duplicate]

I wish to permanently disable the process that generates a preview of any file content (specially text files) and generates an new icon for it. Sometimes my programs quickly update several files and ...
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How can I use some kind of default display driver on ubuntu?

I dug a somewhat ancient PC out of the garage to set up as a Linux sandbox for my kids. It is a 1Ghz P3 w/ 512MB RAM and 40GB disk. It is an all-in-one Compaq iPaq desktop circa 2000. I downloaded the ...
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A plain text viewer which can hide lines that meet specified regexps

Each time I've been looking for "something I don't know exactly what" in big text file, e.g. log-file, huge shell script, I wish to hide all the lines of certain types. I wish to select certain lines ...
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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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TXT file - wrong view on Windows? [duplicate]

I just made a .txt file with my laptop (that runs Ubuntu 14.04), and when i open it with my Computer (runs Windows 10) it shows it like I wrote everything in one line Maybe it's a dumb question, but ...
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How can I force all text in a cell onto the next page in Libre Office / Open Office?

When I make a table in Libre Office, and the text in a cell is too long for the page, it splits the text across multiple pages: How can I make any row with too much text put all the text on one ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...