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

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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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How do I copy the whole history of the clipboard to a text file?

I would like to paste my whole clipboard history consisting of words copied (Ctrl+C/by selection) during my reading sessions. I installed programs like Glippy and ClipIt but I couldn't figure out how ...
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How to change the color of menu text?

First, take a look at this screenshot. http://picpaste.com/pics/Screenshot-4yF1UqRf.1287160366.png Now, I managed to change the selection color from orange to light gray which is very nice. But now ...
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Ubuntu Studio 12.0.4 & Mozilla Firefox Input Text Glitch [closed]

I am experiencing a serious issue with the "Dark Theme" functionality in Ubuntu Studio 12.0.4 (Low Latency) & Mozilla Firefox 17.0.1. The Google Search Engine Field input text is rendering "Light ...
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Text inside files has squares with numbers in it

Some text files I come across, have little squares with numbers in them (in place of certain characters). I am unable to copy and paste these in Ubuntu, but may search and replace in gedit each ...
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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 change the text colour on my desktop icons?

How can I change the text font colour of my icons on my desktop. I have used gnome-color-chooser by choosing "Desktop" panel and changing to white colour on Colorize with but unfortunately, nothing ...
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nomachine NX: Text missing on all gtk interface (Unity and Gnome Classic)

[EDIT] Just in case this could help someone... I have found a .... new solution? http://www.nomachine.com/preview/download-package.php?Prod_Id=14 I am guessing that's nomachine's next version of ...
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Firefox doesn't display website text

Firefox 11 doesn't show any text on some sites as Google and Youtube. Also Lotus Symphony doesn't show many UI Labels. This problem occurred suddenly. Firefox display error: Symphony ...
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ATI Driver installer screen missing nearly all text, how do I resolve this?

I am using 64-Bit Ubuntu 12.10 On a Dell 7520, intel core i5 3210, ati 7730m, 4gb DDR3 I downloaded ATI catalyst software driver for linux (amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.10-x86.x86_64.run), but ...
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How to install Ubuntu using CLI commands from a live CD?

I was wondering if there is any way of installing Ubuntu from command line using the Ubuntu Live CD. I am aware of the alternate CD text install, but just wanted to know if its possible to do so from ...
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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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Are there any players (or other programs) intended for transcription? [duplicate]

I mean players that include features related to listening to recorded talking for the purpose of putting that into text. One elementary feature would be a somewhat refined way of play/stopping, ...
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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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Can Searchmonkey find a term inside textfiles?

Searchmonkey has a search option called "Containing". What can it do? Can it find a term in text file?
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Change text field editing in GNOME 3 to use Control and Meta keys like Emacs or bash

A while ago I did this on my Mac and I was able to use Emacs controls in all Cocoa Text Widgets. I'm a big Emacs user and it's really been great to do such lightning fast editing in email and web text ...
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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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Change SciTE background colour when Find highlights the word I'm looking for?

I'm using SciTE. I'd like to change the background colour to something very bright that's easy to spot. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks so much.
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How can I force the Nautilus sidebar text color to stay white in my Ambiance modification?

This is related to How can I change the color of the pane separator for my Ambiance theme modification?, which has just been solved. Now I have a new issue. As shown below, the text color for the ...