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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Text partially disappearing in many applications after unlocking on Xubuntu

Ever since I updated to the new Xubuntu version (16) I have two behaviours: sometimes I have to switch tty after unlocking the Laptop to make my mouse cursor appear again. I heard it is related to ...
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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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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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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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Problem with evince interface inserting text

Since a couple of days I have a strange problem with evince: in all the operations that involve inserting text (like finding some text in a file, saving a file with a name chosen by myself, even ...
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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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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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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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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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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 access>>...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...