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

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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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Weird Text Boxes Showing in Gedit and Bluefish Editor, as well as Firefox

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Installed on my computer, I use Gedit and Bluefish for html and css edits(If theres any better ones out there let me know :) ) And for some reason apostrophes and quotes sometimes ...
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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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Text and lines Jamming after installing some font packages!

I tried to install some packages related to fonts on Ubuntu and now the texts in browsers are jammed and into each other. like this:
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Text is getting messed up on the Screen

My text is getting messed up on the screen in random way. Depending on where I click or what I do some text on the screen gets messed up. I can't place any image because of the reputation points, but ...
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how do I correct text sizes on the web?

I open for instance http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/warrantless-cell-tracking/ and the text on the left hand (story) is very small, but the test on the right (advertisements) is quite ...
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Save Webpage contents in a text file

I have following weblink: http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/explore/sequenceText.do?structureId=1APS&chainId=A I wish to save only certain parts of this file in a text file, that is, I want only the ...
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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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Disable copying of 'nothing' when copying and pasting in Ubuntu

I run into this often, as I edit a lot of text on Ubuntu, and sometimes instead of pressing the CTRL + V key to paste I press the CTRL + C key on the blank line I'm trying to paste on. What this does ...
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Forms not working properly

I am Website Designer. I created an input text box through Blue Fish HTML Editor. But when I previewed in Firefox it is showing overlapped to next column. But in windows same browser is showing ...
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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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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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CTRL + Home (or End) combination not working

I usually use the combination Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End to move the cursor to the beginning or to the end of a line. Suddenly these combination is not working anymore! Can anyone help?
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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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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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How can I disable drag-copy of text?

Instead of allowing me to change my selection within a highlighted area with the mouse cursor, it attempts to perform a drag and drop operation with the currently selected text, copying the text to a ...
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Console shows on shutdown/logout

When I shut down, I will see a black screen with console text for about one second. After about one second, it goes to the splash screen and shuts down normally. I see the same console when I am log ...
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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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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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Accented letters can't be typed after Alt+Tab

If I'm typing on LibreOffice or Gedit, and I switch windows via Alt+Tab to check on something, when I come back accents (á, é, í, ó, ú) don't work. Te re-enable them, I have to open a different text ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Text disappearing in scroll windows Lubuntu 14.04

Just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on Dell Pentium 4. The text in scrolling windows disappears upon opening and window. The only way to get it to appear is by using scrollbar, but if the mouse hovers over ...
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Changing text of system menus

How would that be possible? Like changing text on "Log in" button to something like "vafeles" or changing control panel options to something obscure like "laikaverķis"?
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how to read text message that resides on it like windows with sony Ericsson wireless manager

i am using sony Ericsson for a Mobile Broadband connection ; it woks perfectly but i want to know if there any way to read text messages that resides on it like windows with sony Ericsson wireless ...
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Counter Strike Problem with Ubuntu

I figured this is an error with Ubuntu, so I thought I should post it here. I recently Installed Counter Strike on Ubuntu 13.10, but some of the text doesn't show up. The menus are fine, but then I ...
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How do I give icon titles more space to display text?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04. I use a size 15 font to display all fonts on my computer and I've noticed that if certain applications have a longer name that consists of two or three words they get ...
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Web pages displaying only text and some are not working at all

I am dealing with very painful problem and don't have idea how to get rid of it. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and some web pages are displaying only text. For instance web page facebook.com, youtube.com, ...
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Create tab using Gtk+3 and Python and load file into it

I want to create an Ubuntu app using Gtk+3 and Python. In the app I want to be able to get the file from the user; create a tab and load the file into it (i.e. into the TextView that will be ...
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Launch a new window from Gtk+3 app

I want to create an Ubuntu app using Python and Gtk+3. I want to get the contents of the file displayed in the main window and load it into a separate window (load it into another TextView for ...
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Search box in the Dash has garbled and obscured text

I have a 4-month-old notebook with a new hard drive (under warranty). Search text in the Dash is garbled and partially obscured, as if the text is bigger than the search field. I appreciate any help. ...
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How to install Lucene 4.0.7 in ubuntu 12.04

I am using ubuntu 12.4 and I have an assignment to explore Lucene 4.0.7. But I could not install it. I did not get any type of help from search engines or other forums. So please any body help me.Here ...
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Pasted text doubles up

When I cut/copy and paste, text doubles up. So if I say 'good thing' it comes out as: good thinggood thing'. How can I solve this annoying issue?
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When I try to install from CD it crashes showing screeds of text

I need some help! I've made a boot disc, but every time I boot I just get pages and pages of text (in a rather odd font) and then it just stops. I sometimes can get the first options page - try ubuntu ...