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I'm C++ programming in ubuntu 12.04 using gedit and it recognizes c++ default commands. I was wondering if I can make it able to recognize the new classes I define and change their color in the code or sth.

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I don't believe there is an automatic way to do this, but you can do it manually. If you run gksudo gedit /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/language-specs/cpp.lang, it will open the definition file that controls how gedit does syntax highlighting for C++. If you want your classes to have the same color as the built-in types (e.g. bool), add a line like

<keyword>classname</keyword>

To the section that begins

<context id="types" style-ref="type">
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