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How to copy paste contents in VI editor?

I tried using CTRL + V for pasting contents in a VI editor document, but CTRL + V is not interpreted as a paste.
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How do I make Geany my default editor on Ubuntu?

I actually want to change the default text editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 from nano to Geany. When I used this code: update-alternatives --config editor .. I don't see Geany in the list. So to add ...
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How to edit ISO Images (Including Bootable ISOs)

I am looking for tools for Ubuntu that can be used to EDIT ISO Images. Including ISO images that are bootable like Ubuntu and Windows ISOs. Not only edit but save the edited ISO and can still boot ...
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Are there any GUI man page editors are available?

I find the man page format extremely painful to write. Is there a GUI (WYSIWYG or WYSIWYM) editor available to make this task easier? I'm hoping for an application that is to man pages as Kompozer is ...
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How to switch the editor in mc (midnight commander) from nano to mcedit?

Using ubuntu 10.10 the editor in mc (midnight commander) is nano. How can i switch to the internal mc editor (mcedit)?
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Text editor with syntax highlighting, theme support and codee folding

I like Notepad++ under Windows. I was wondering if there are some similar ones for Ubuntu? Or just the powerful and convenient one in your opinion. Features that I like are: syntax highlighting for ...
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View two text files at the same time side by side

I have two text files. Each line represents a line in one language. I need to check if the alignment always fits. Therefore I need a program that displays both text files at the same time with line ...
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What are some good GUI binary viewers/editors?

What are some GUI applications that will let me view and edit binary files (executables, images, etc.).
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Is there Split Pane support in Gedit?

I know some other text editors like Notepad++ enable split pane to edit to files side by side. Is there any way I can add this functionality to Gedit?
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Recommendation for Regex editor?

I asked for recommendations for Regex editors on stackoverflow a while ago. Following is one of the replies: What is "good" depends on what is most useful to you. For me, though, these are ...
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Bind Ctrl+Right to nextword in nano (as it is in all other apps)

And likewise Ctrl+Left to prevword. I read the man page of nanorc and found bind key function menu So the line bind ^Left prevword main would be what I want, the problem is that nano only ...
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How to change visudo editor from nano to vim? [duplicate]

When I use visudo, it always opens it with nano editor. How to change the editor to vim?
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How can I customize Vim for web development and programming?

I tried already to find something for my question in [askubuntu.com] , but nothing was answering my needs. So, what i want is build vim as a very powerful and useful editor for html,css, javascript, ...
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Is there a text editor for the command line that uses the same keys as Notepad on Windows?

I'm used to work in Windows environment and are used to the commands in Notepad e.g. CtrlS for save, CtrlC for copy and so on. On Ubuntu it's handy to work directly in the command line, e.g. as with ...
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ubuntu terminal is not working properly in vi editor

Recently I installed ubuntu in my laptop for using c programming. but when I open the terminal and typed vi test.c, It open it but it will not work properly. when i pressed backspace it will not work ...
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Override theme background color for certain applications

When using a custom theme (Equinox Evolution Midnight in my particular case) the manager at System > Preferences > Appearance > Theme > Customize > Colors is indeed reflecting the actual system-wide ...
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Is there any good font editor?

There is any good font editor for ubuntu? Like high-logic Font editor for win. I tried Doubletype, but not worked very well, and really outdated.
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Copy paste buffer configuration best practices

There are two copy/paste buffers in Ubuntu: ctrl+c, ctrl+v and alt+ins, shift+ins mouse select and click on selected text. That buffers often appears to mix up, and second buffer doesn't work in ...
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How to set default editor in 13.04? [duplicate]

None of this, this nor this worked in setting my default editor. Haven't tried this, I'm afraid it won't work either. So how do I set the default editor to emacs or possibly emacsclient in 13.04 ...
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Is there an equivalent to MacRabbit's cssedit on Ubuntu?

If there is an emacs pluggin that would give me similar functionality, that would be welcome as well. Thanks!
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Change SciTE background colour when Find highlights the word I'm looking for?

I'm using SciTE. I'd like to change the background colour to something very bright that's easy to spot. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks so much.
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PhotoShop alternative for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alternative to Photoshop or Paint.NET Hello. I am working in Ubuntu. I want to do some editing and drawing. On Windows I was using Adobe PhotoShop like software. Now I ...
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Best editor for ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Dreamweaver HTML editor replacement? Hello Can anybody suggest me the best editor for ubuntu(9.10) for programming purpose like dreamweaver.and also the ...
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SWF Editor/Decompiler

I am searching for a good, and preferably free, SWF editor and/or decompiler. I do not have access to the original FLAs. Does anyone know of a program that would accomplish this?
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How to turn off geany message window by default?

I use geany to do simple text editing and viewing. But its message window takes half the area and is useless for me. I want to turn it off when I run geany. I know there is a command option ...
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Why Kodos is not part of the available packages in Ubuntu Quantal 12.10?

I'm running the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu Quantal and I've used extensively Kodos, a user friendly regex editor. It seems that for some reasons, this package has been deleted from the Ubuntu Quantal ...
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Unable to run gedit as a different user

I login as user 'foo' and if I am able to run gedit and edit files in my Ubuntu 12.04 machine with a DISPLAY setting as :0 If I "su - bar" and then try to edit files, I get a no protocol specified ...
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Problem with encoders in Subtitle Editor

When I try to open a .mp4 with subtitle editor I get the following message GStreamer-plugins missing. The playback of this movie requires the following decoders which are not installed: H.264 ...
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How do I use Kate's text filter plugin for macros?

I've been through just about every editor on Linux (gedit, geany, vim, gvim), and decided that kate works best for me. However, it doesn't easily support macros, and I need to do a search and ...
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How do I run a script from within the vim editor?

When within vim (the editor I use mostly because of the terminal integration), I want to run my script (e.g. Python or Javascript) from within vim. I do not mind if it opens a new window, I would ...
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What PHP & Xdebug based Editors do people use other than Eclipse, Netbeans (anything java based) or VIM

What editor do people here use in linux? I want Xdebug support but I don't want something java based (eclipse, netbeans, etc) nor do I really want to use VIM. Any native GTK based editor/sdk that ...
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How do I stop XML Copy Editor from crashing when opening a file? [closed]

I tried installing XML Copy Editor, and whenever I try to open an XML file in it, it crashes. It seems like it just shuts off, as though I clicked close, because it doesn't generate and error log. How ...
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Hex/Decimal/Ascii Editor (Save Game Editor)

In windows there are some tools to edit Saved Games, for example the old UGE (Universal Game Editor) and Cheat Engine. I am looking for a hex/decimal editor that can read this files and find/replace ...
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How to set NetBeans as a default editor in FileZilla

When I open any php, html, or css files FileZilla opens them in GEdit. Instead I would like FileZilla to open them in NetBeans 7.3. I would like to set NetBeans as the default editor in FileZilla. ...
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Dreamweaver-like HTML editor for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? I'm trying out Ubuntu 12.04 after a long run with OS X, and was wondering if there was an HTML (and CSS and PHP) ...
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Looking for a simple outliner

Back in the day i used OmniOutliner a lot. Is there something like that for GNOME? Google suggested me Gnome Outliner and a friend of mine mentioned TreeSheets. But is there something else?
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Unity dash home menu editor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash? I did fresh install to 11.10 and I am unable to find a menu editor. Please do not post methods offered by 11.04 as ...
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Any editor that does autocompletion in Ubuntu?

Is there any editor/IDE(or a plugin for an existing editor like Vim or GEdit) that does auto-completion of many languages (not just C++)? Aptana does only HTML/CSS/JS and Code::Blocks does only C++ (I ...
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Basic Photo Editing tool suggestions [duplicate]

Well I'm not a photographer and I'm kind of noob at editing photos. xD I need something basic and free. Like I'll crop, resize, maybe use paint brush. Also I need blur tool so that I can blur native ...
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Repair Vim editor

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have some troubles with Vim editor. First I was using the normal version preinstalled with Ubuntu, then I installed VI Improved from Ubuntu Software Center, with some ...
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Simple editor with colored fonts

For my four year old son I need a text editor. He has an old laptop (with Ubuntu, no internet connection) and loves to type. We need the following: easy changing of font colors; best if there are ...
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Image editors to convert images to WebP for Ubuntu?

Is there a good image editor application for Ubuntu with which I can convert jpr/png images into WebP format? ImageMagick was a crap for me! With it, output webp image's size just increased!!!
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What is the best editor for HTML, CSS etc? [duplicate]

in Windows I'm using Komodo & Notepad++ for coding HTML, CSS etc. In Ubuntu, what's the best editor I can use? Thanks :)
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Ubuntu Eclipse : Backspace key started working like Delete key

Yes, Its happens suddenly when i am working on eclipse don't know how. I am working on eclipse, backspace key works all fine but suddenly its started working like delete key (When press backspace we ...
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issues to inspect a long text file

If I run sudo pico /var/log/lighttpd/website/error.log I get a very long file, and I cannot see last lines. If I run: sudo tail -f /var/log/lighttpd/website/error.log | awk '{print $1 "--" $2}' ...
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facing problems with vi editor in CLT

My keyboard keys are not working properly in Command line terminal when i use "vi" command to edit a file or write a program.backspace doesn't work. arrow keys doesn't work and are printing A B C D ...
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terminal can't find enchant while running ./configure

I'm working on Ubuntu Studio 14.04, and I'm trying to upgrade Subtitle Editor, whose version in the repositories is 0.41.0, even though, as I see here, version 0.51.0 is out since April. So, I ...
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Installing Kompozer

I just read about Kompozer and wanted to install the software. Have downloaded the kompozer zip file into my downloads and found installation 'instructions' here: ...
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Lightweight C/C++ editor with code completion and debugging

Ever since the debugger plugin for geany stopped working (see below), I am looking for an editor for C/C++ source files with the following features: Code completion (i.e., Intellisense-like ...
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I find a advanced video editor for Ubuntu

I need a video editor which has the next functions: move the video (like move tool on gimp) resize the video (like scale tool on gimp) rotate the video (like rotate tool on gimp) and color ...