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I followed this tutorial on getting Gedit dash installed but for some reason it doesn't work anymore. I wrote a silent script that does everything automatically:

cd /tmp
sudo apt-get -y install python-pygments
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7162902/gedit-dash.tar.gz
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
sudo file-roller gedit-dash.tar.gz --extract-to=/home/username/.local/share/gedit/plugins

and gedit-dash worked fine. But then it just stop working. When i go to the plugins menu, I select the Dashboard, no errors, but i still don't get gedit-dash?

Note: zeitgeist and zeitgeist-extensions-fts are also installed

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gedit. is a powerful text-editor that can be extended with some plugins one of my favorite plugin is gedit-dash although you can't install it via ubuntu-software-center but you can download the files from a Dropbox url the quickest way to install is via command line like this.

dependencies

sudo apt-get -y install python-pygments
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7162902/gedit-dash.tar.gz
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
sudo file-roller gedit-dash.tar.gz --extract-to=/home/YOUR USERNAME/.local/share/gedit/plugins

rename the "YOUR USERNAME" comment to... your username

while we are taking about installing gedit-dash lets upgrade to the latest stable version of gedit (3.2.6) this may take 10 min or less.

sudo apt-get build-dep gedit

cd /tmp
wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gedit/3.2/gedit-3.2.6.tar.xz
tar Jxf gedit-3.2.6.tar.xz
cd gedit-3.2.6
./configure
make
sudo make install

hope this will help

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