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Questions tagged [text]

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

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Special characters doesn't show up properly

Every time when I download a subtitle with special characters like ă,ș and ț (Romanian special characters) my system convert the characters in ã,º and þ. If I try to replace the characters in gedit I ...
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Change tooltip text color of Ubuntu Vimix theme

I am on Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 and trying to adjust the colors of the Vimix theme. Especially, I want to change the foreground and background (text) colors of the tooltip popups. Editing the GTK3 css ...
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Text in Ubuntu 18.04 are too “white/bright”

I am having some trouble reading in both firefox and chrome. The texts in black/grey are sometimes unreadable (too white), mainly in login boxes. What can i do about it? Sorry about my english, i live ...
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How can I sort a text file from number of occupied lines?

How could I sort a text files from number of ocupied lines? From: `He spoke to her, saying, "Dear child, can my servant and I find shelter for the night in this little house?" "Oh, yes," said the ...
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windows themes are all screwed up

I just upgraded to 18.04.1 and I found that i cannot read the text within the drop down menus, sub menus, and buttons. For example, I cannot read my input when i type my user name and password in ...
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The Terminal to load software [duplicate]

Very new to Ubuntu. Typed in the command sudo app-get GParted install Was then asked for a password but was unable to enter the required characters any idea's. Thanks Kiama2005
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HP 4500 Using Libreoffice will not print black ink

I received an email that I wanted to print. Only way I could get it to print was to modify FONT color from Automatic black. Left at default my thumbnail profile picture printed? That had black in it?.....
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Changing text on a file using scripts [duplicate]

I want to change the PASS_MIN_DAYS = (whatever value is set) to PASS_MIN_DAYS = 15 using a script.The file it's in is /etc/login.defs.
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Using Linux / Ubuntu is there a means by which I can work with EBCDIC files?

Are there any tools available on Ubuntu that I can use to generate EBCDIC files? I need to BS up one for a test.
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Error when installing Scribes text editor in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

When running ./configure script, there is an error: Error: Python bindings for gtkspell was not found. Looking for this package, I discovered that python-gtkspell has been renamed to python-...
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How to change large text default factor scaling Ubuntu 18.04

How can I change large text (in universal access) default factor scaling from 1.25 to 1.21 in Ubuntu 18.04? Thanks, Diego
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Fonts in embedded wine

Glad that notepad++ is now available in Ubuntu. And no, I won't switch to NotepadQQ -- its features are not nearly as many as in Notepad++ As far as I understand, it is run via sort of embedded Wine. ...
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How to setup AutoKey for text auto-completion

How do I setup AutoKey to get the following result? I type a word like ubu in a text editor A window opens with the suggestion ubuntu I can select ubuntu through TAB-key ubu gets replaced with ubuntu
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Directly selecting text on hyperlinks? (In Windows with Alternate+Drag cursor, no drag/drop)

In Windows, if I hold Alt and select text by clicking and dragging, it works. In Linux, it moves the window of the browser like any other window. Selecting a hyperlink and dragging it usually does ...
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How to edit the text in eps files?

I have to modify only the text of an EPS file. I would like to do that without using programs such as inkscape, and I would rather modify the eps file opening it as a text file (for instance using ...
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Disable desktop text shadow in 18.04

I upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and I noticed that desktop icons' text have shadows, which I dislike a lot. How can I disable the shadows? I attached some photos (16.04 vs 18.04), sorry for their ...
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Text glitch after updating to 18.04

So as shown in the picture, text in certain applications is pretty glitchy. Not sure how to go about fixing this, but it only started after updating to 18.04 from 17.10.
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How to re-enable bold texts in Terminal?

In old versions of Ubuntu, there was "allow bold texts" option in preference settings of gnome-terminal. I used to turn it off. But in recent versions, it seems the option is gone, and I'm stuck in ...
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How to install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu with tar.bz2 file? [duplicate]

How to install Sublime text 3 on Ubuntu with its tar.bz2 file?
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text clipped at top after 18.04 upgrade

Not sure why this is happening, but since the 18.04 upgrade, some text on Chrome web pages is being clipped at the top. It seems as if the box drawn to contain the text is slightly too short for the ...
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Underling text when typing (suggestion?). I want to disable this

With the upgrade to xubuntu 18.04, when I type in certain softwares (like mono-develop, geany), the word I'm writing is underlined and when I press space it does something like the smartphone ...
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Text not displayed properly in Firefox

The above pictures are screenshots of the Chemistry Stack Exchange site. The top portion of the words is being covered by something. The same is happening on some non-SE sites too. Why is this ...
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Saving file in nano to specific folder

I'm trying to save a file in the nano text editor. I wrote a short test text and entered ctrl+O to save and name the file but I'm not sure how I can save file to a specific folder? and how I can later ...
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How to change text entry in Ubuntu 18.04

I was using Ubuntu 16.04. There it was so easy to change the text entry option. setting>text entry> But when I switch to Ubuntu 18.04 I can't find such option. So how can I write in another ...
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Find files containing multiple keywords with searchmonkey

I want to find all files containing all of a list of keywords, for example word1, word2, word3. Note that I don't want to restrict the search to files containing the string word1 word2 word3, where ...
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awk -F not working

When I do the following commands: echo "1;2;3;4;5" > file.txt Then: awk -F; {print $1} file.txt I am not getting the second element of file.txt. What is wrong?
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How to open and read SQLite files

I am trying to recover something from Mozilla Firefox history, and grep returns lots of binary files, I think they come from sqlite content. How can I view them in human-readable form, as text? At the ...
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Some KDE popups don't always show all the letters

Sometimes, and I've not been able to narrow down when, characters in the desktop environment popups don't display correctly. They aren't consistent, it's not always the same letters missing; sometimes ...
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How to delete words in the terminal with Ctrl-Backspace like in the rest of Ubuntu?

When I'm in a text in any program (browser, text editer, IDE) I can delete 3 words by holding Ctrl and pressing Backspace 3 times. This works perfectly in all programs, except for the terminal. In ...
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How to select by the word in the terminal with quick keys?

I'm currently making a switch from my old Macbook to a new and shiny Ubuntu (Purism) Laptop. Things go pretty well, but I'm having trouble selecting text in the terminal. When I'm in a text in any ...
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Need an Indexing Batch file to Print Text File

I have a lot of files saved on Flash drives (about 40 flash drives). I want to create a collection of text files which show the flash drive number and the drive content with folders, subfolders and ...
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Text file output of directory contents

My apologies if this has been asked before. I am using Ubuntu 16.04.3 desktop and would like to be able to output the contents (file names) of a directory into a single text file via terminal/cli. I ...
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Text Editor Only Allowing One Page To Open

Running Ubuntu 17.10 and recently I noticed I can only open one text file and not multiple using text editor. previously I could open several at a time and they would be stacked. Anyway to sort this ...
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Merge files using a common column (using awk) [duplicate]

I have two text files: file 1: CHROM POS ID REF ALT 1 61442 rs2531261 A G 1 924629 rs28622096 A G,T 1 974662 rs2465135 G T 1 995481 rs9442393 T G file 2 CHROM POS ID REF ALT FORMAT 1 61442 ...
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Merge files using a common column (awk)

I have two text files: file 1: #CHROM POS ID REF ALT 1 61442 rs2531261 A G 1 924629 rs28622096 A G,T 1 974662 rs2465135 G T 1 995481 rs9442393 T G file 2 #CHROM POS ...
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no visible text, things dissapear after mouse over

Upon booting up Lubuntu with a new motherboard, I discovered that no text is visible in any of the menus, but hyphens and underscores are. Also, the Icons for power, lancher etc disappear when I mouse ...
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text highlighting (select to copy) stopped working in the terminal

I have a weird effect in one workstation: suddenly, the system does not allow me to copy text from a terminal to paste it somewhere else by simpling selecting it. I can still paste into the terminal ...
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a command or script for changing encoded characters in a text file

I believe there are other options too, but I was wondering would it be possible to replace some characters in a text file with the Command line? Example: è to č, æ to ć and so on... Could I point a ...
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Weird text glitching on 16.04 [duplicate]

Just now, after waking my fully up-to-date install of 16.04 (updated this afternoon) from suspend, I found that a lot of text is randomly missing from certain applications. This has happened twice ...
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How to find duplicate names in a text file and display them?

I have a document named names.txt . I want to write a command that finds the most repeated name and shows me how many times this name has been repeated.In case of a the, it will show a random name of ...
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Opera menu text seems to be ghostly (not showing properly)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and when I use Opera the drop down menus are not showing the text properly, is there a way in settings or similar to fix this? Have tried in both Opera and Ubuntu but no luck. (...
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How to create high fidelity PDFs with copyable text from scans?

Some companies provide software for Windows with their scanners* that can create PDFs from scanned pages which look exactly like the scanned material (as if it were just full-page images) but the text ...
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How to remove carriage returns in a text editor?

How can I go about remove carriage returns from a file in a text editor? For example, if I start with this: Hello world this is an example I'd like to end up with: Hello world this is an example ...
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Parameters of the 'cat' command [closed]

cat -b test1.txt This command is meant to skip blank lines and number the rest. cat -n test1.txt This command numbers lines no matter what. I tried both of them. One on a file with only spaces ...
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Remove Control Return and merge lines in one text file and limit number of characters

I wan to remove Control Return and merge lines in one text file and limit number of characters input.txt containing: comment 1 comment 2 ... comment n output.txt should one strings: comment 1 ...
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wget particular TEXT string from HTML side

I would like to copy a particular line from an HTML-Site into a TXT file. E.g. http://www.bafg.de/php/KOBLENZRHEINW.htm Always contains the line: Letzter gemessener Wert : 221 cm um 15:30 Uhr MEZ ...
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Gedit is not working properly (image in question). Why?

When I open a text file this happens: If I scroll up or down this happens: Why? What should I do?
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Text editor with option to enclose selected text in tags

I want to be able to select an amount of text and enclose it in some kind of a customisation tag. I used Geany, Atom, Gedit, Bluefish and I don't think any of them provide that option. For example, ...
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Pasting external text into XTerm or UXTerm

I have a newly installed Ubuntu 17.04 Server and am trying to install some packages that require long command lines. I want to copy the long command line from the web page and paste it into the ...
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How to add right-click (on desktop) to create text file functionality 16.04.2 Ubuntu GNOME

How can I add a right-click desktop menu entry to create a text file to Gnome 3 in Ubuntu 16.04.02?