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

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Ubuntu 20.04 server ting text on 1440 screen

I use a new 1440 gaming monitor for a Windows desktop but also feed in 2x Ubuntu servers and one Debian server (no GUIs on any of them) through a 4K KVM switch. The text on the three Linux devices is ...
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How do you reinstall Ubuntu after deleting python3.6? [duplicate]

I recently made the stupid mistake of uninstalling python3.6 because I upgraded to python 3.9, not knowing how important python is for Ubuntu. I got signed out automatically and when I tried to sign ...
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Unable to view text files on putty using the less command

After invoking the less command in putty,it keeps on returning that the text file is a directory without showing the text in the directory. Actual command: less file_name ls -l gives -rw-r--r-- l
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Ubuntu 20.04 only shows half text

Ubuntu is only showing half text in almost any program, title bars, menus, etc. I tried setting font to large in accessibility, didn't work. used fc-cache -r fc-cache -f and didn't work. additional ...
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Router login using Links2 webrowser for terminal

I can call up the router login page using the Links2 text based webrowser for terminal, and enter details but when I submit the form nothing happens... The router is TL-WR40N, the server is version 18....
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speech marks around text file when referring it in the terminal

this is an ultra noob question. but I'm learning commands in the terminal and whenever I have to reference a text file in the terminal (which I made in the text editor), I have to put speech marks ...
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Why my screenshot saved in text format?

I took a screenshot using shift + Print Screen Key. It is saved in the Pictures folder as a text document and couldn't view the image. The extension is still .png but the image viewer couldn't open it....
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Regolith - i3-wm - Background color of some text and some text colors messed up

I got Regolith-Ubuntu and I'm pretty satisfied so far. I could solve most of the issues, with the wide support including this site here. I wasn't sure, if this issue is right here or might be better ...
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What is a .txt~ file and how can I open it?

I noticed a file with a .txt~ extension. What does the ~ mean? How can I open this file? It seems not to work with a text editor.
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How to reinstate files from an rdfind (removes duplicates) summary text file

I have used rdfind to remove duplicate files. It produces a results.txt file. This shows the first of the duplicate files which it did not remove and then the list of all the duplicates that were ...
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Text sometimes go small text even if Large text is truned ON

I am using Ubuntu on dual boot on my pc. And I use the Large text option turned ON all the time. But when I click on any hyperlink which is stored in any docx file or pdf file, the new window of ...
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How can we batch convert chess move files of .pgn file format to .bin file format?

Prologue: A .pgn format is type of text file format used for recording Chess moves with other information like date, event, score, opening, engine evaluation, variations, depth etc. This file format ...
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Mass/Batch renaming text files based on the first line (content) of the text file in Ubuntu 20.10?

I have 2015 files which are .pgn files. This is a form of text file only, opens with Notepad++. I am I want to mass rename these files replacing their name with the first line of the respective file ...
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Simple note taking app on Ubuntu that allows markdown and copy paste of tables in spreadhseet format

(tag suggestions welcome) I've been exploring note taking apps, including those listed here and here. Preference is a foss app. I installed Simplenote which seems nice but already does more than I ...
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Open text file located at desktop [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and I have a text document file at my desktop. When I double click it, this error is displayed: So I tried unchecking Allow executing file as a program. This solved my issue, but ...
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Keyboard not working inside of any application Ubuntu Live 20.04

I've just made a live installation of Ubuntu on a USB drive, and I boot into it fine, but when I do, I'm not able to type anything inside of any application (e.g. Firefox), inside of Settings, I can ...
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Text in conky overlaps

I'm quite new to this and found a code to download for conky, and after testing it, old text overlaps the new one. Here's the link to the code, and the code itself: Link: https://github.com/cagwait/...
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Open .txt in ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

Hello I have a dual boot system with Win10 and Ubuntu 20.04 and I want to open Windows notepad files(text document) in Ubuntu so how to open it?
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Text in title bar buttons

This "NORMAL" text appears in the bar where the minimize and close buttons:
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Zooming does not work in my text editors

Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - are not working in my text editors, e.g. vim, gedit and nano on Ubuntu 20.04.0. It works perfectly in browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla, etc.
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I am looking for an application to transcribe audio to text

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 as the operating system and LibreOffice as the office suite. Due to the tasks I perform, it would be useful to install a simple to use application that would allow me to play ...
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How to edit text in specific tags in specified files to capitalize the content

Ubuntu 20.04 desktop A directory contains files with different extensions. Some of the files have the extension .nfo. They contain metadata about video files for the Kodi system. These .nfo files ...
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Typing/Text Cursor Thickness and Color

Using Ubuntu 20.04. When using LibreOffice Writer, the text/typing cursor (thin vertical line indicating the insertion point in the sentence) is very difficult to see. How to make it:- thicker ? a ...
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Can I give filenames an opaque background on the desktop? They are hard to read against a busy wallpaper pattern

In Ubuntu 20.10, it's hard to read the names of items on my desktop when I use a busy wallpaper background image. Can I change a setting or something to make the text blocks have an opaque background?
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Can't select text in XPS document on Ubuntu 20.10

The title is really straightforward: I'm using Ubuntu 20.10 and I cannot select text when viewing XPS Documents with any document viewer I try. Well, almost any : Okular does enable me to select it, ...
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How can I add a new file by right click-add a new …file(text, doc etc.) easily?

I want to add a new file to any directory by just one or two clicks. There is a way like using terminal and touch command, but I want it to be easier and can be done by anybody. Is there a simple way ...
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How to take input from user until a specific character appears

How can I read from standard input until a specific character appears like in the example: while [[ input is not $ ]]; do read -p ... for ... done
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How to take the text form a file within <> (regex)

How can i take the text from a file that is between < > and the one that is not: file: hello<world> within <>: world without <>: hello
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How to delete one specific characters from a word within a file based on a condition

How can I delete one or more specific characters of some words within a file that respect one condition like in the example: The condition here its that the script will delete all the a characters of ...
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SVG textpath doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Attempting to place text along a path. Example from web but fails on my box: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <svg xmlns="http://www....
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How can I double every character in a file excepting newlines?

Ηow can I double every character in a file except newlines? Ιt should look something like this: File content before: echo hello world File content after: eecchhoo hheelllloo wwoorrlldd
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what is the program that convert audio to text

Is there any tool in ubuntu can I use it to convert german audio to text? I searched a lot but all application using English
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Window title text is unreadable after upgrading from 18.10 to 20.04 LTS

In these pycharm windows you can see that the title is in unreadable format, the same is happening to all other softwares. How to fix it?
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Enable Large Text through Terminal

I need to know how to enable and disable Large Text accessibility feature through the Ubuntu 20.04 Terminal. My desktop is constantly in large text mode (even though the accessibility settings don't ...
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Bug of tiny text interface when computer starts [duplicate]

All of a sudden, when the computer started, the log in screen was strange and the text almost unreadable so small it was. I typed the password and all the system text remained very tiny and unreadable....
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How to view and manage large data in terminal?

How do I manage huge terminal outputs and data to view and analyze it all? For example when I am trying to look at the kernel with ls -lR it will output so much data that it will take me a year just ...
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my username turns into dots on the login screen

This error suddenly appeared with no reason, my username in the login screen is written like "ez..." instead of "ezzat" like if the text is overflown. Also, there is a slide bar on ...
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Display Text Too large on startup - possible GUI driver issues

So, I had a few issues installing a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 with respect to the GPU driver. I was having issues with screen size, that were eventually fixed. Now, with a recent update, I have an initial ...
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How to stop text editor selecting paragraph instead of to the end of the line when I hit shift-end?

How can I stop my text editor from selecting the paragraph instead of to the end of the line when I hit shift-end? For my use, the best lightweight text editors are the ones geared towards programmers ...
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Why are fonts not rendering in GIMP? [duplicate]

After updates, some text is not rendering. I think it is in the form of binary. Here's a screenshot of the issue in GIMP.
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How do I fix the color shift on the text?

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 so I'm still very new to Ubuntu. I like it and have gotten a few things done already like overclocking my monitor and customizing everything. Though, there's this 1 small ...
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Ubuntu claims “executable text file” (e.g. .txt,.csv,.sh but not .xls) despite absence of `x` permission

When clicking on a file in my Ubuntu's file explorer Nautilus, for most types it asks me each time whether I want to run or view it. E.g. .csv, .txt, .sh, but not e.g. .xls (which readily opens with ...
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Vim: How to enter a normal editor command in shell before literally oppening

There is a command option when you run vim to open a file with command-line that i found when i was searching. here it is: vim "+ normal G" textfile When you use the command + normal G vim ...
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How to remove text from a folder name after a certain word

Need assistance trying to write a script/command that will clear text on a directory after a certain word, in this example download. Thought about using a for i statement but have had no luck. Example ...
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Italics display issue on Firefox and Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 and use LivePatch. I don't restart my computer that often, but this week after I did, I noticed that all italics text is messed up and not rendering properly in Firefox. I ...
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Text not loading properly in Ubuntu 18.04

On my Ubuntu 18.04 system, the menu texts are not highlighted as they used to be earlier. I don't know what happened- any change in a file, etc. that this problem has occurred. The following images ...
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How to prevent the text cursor from jumping to where the mouse cursor is

Whenever I am editing text if I press the shift button, often times the text cursor will jump to where the mouse cursor is and it will mistakenly highlight the text. Since it happens fairly quickly, ...
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How to append text in the beginning of each line using sed

<AppendNhere> A H W C <AppendNhere> A H W C <AppendNhere> A H W C Sed '/^/ i N' filename I tried appending N using this, but it's appending N to the beginning of new ...
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Only some Chinese characters properly displayed in my Xubuntu 18.04 system

I'm working on a CangJie5 typing tutor program in python, and I want to make the system able to display any character that can be typed using the CangJie5 input method. After making a list of the ...
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Poor text visibility after ugrading to ubuntu 20.04

Here is screenshot of menu in status bar And also in calendar and Notofication panel I tried changing the theme from ubuntu's Yaru dark to Yaru light and also to Ant-Dracula (https://github....

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