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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to append multiple lines of text to a file?

I want to append this text: <Directory "/var/www/*"> Order allow,deny Allow from all AllowOverride All </Directory> to the file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf I have access via ...
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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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Strange characters when booting ubuntu 14.04.2 with TEXT mode

i've installed xubuntu 14.04.2 desktop x86 on my laptop. i changed /boot/grub/grub.cfg to have it booting with TEXT mode. everything works find but one: strange characters are shown before showing ...
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Advanced text replacement

How can I replace a text in all files in all subfolders when my search includes "*" for example I have many text files containing such pattern (some wrong paths that I want to correct) ...
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Can't Type In Text

I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer. I got it to run smoothly until this point. I am unable to type text anywhere in Ubuntu. Any ideas? Output of xinput list: ↳ Logitech Device. Wireless ...
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Clean or convert pdf documents

I have a pdf file (500 pages) with a lot of images ( black and white). However, the text is blurred and although it is readable, it's really a pain ( maybe hardcopy was scanned poorly, not sure on ...
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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 MATE is opening all existing text files as executable

I have a lot of text files that I copied over from a NTFS volume which, when I open them in Ubuntu MATE 15.04 through the Caja file manager, open as executable and show the dialog box which asks me if ...
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Clip behavior - disappearing content when copying text

Very often when I want to simple move a block of text, it disappears from the clip content. I mark a block of text, click ctrl+x and then when I move to the target area with my cursor, I click ctrl+v ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Search for files contain lines with many conditions

I can search for files which have a specific word by using grep grep -l "word" /path However what if I want to search for files which have "word 1" and "word 2" in a same line? I can use: mkdir ...
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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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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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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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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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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?