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Why a file automatically created with '~' whenever I change the gedit file? [duplicate]

Whenever I made changes in my text files, automatically another file with the same name plus a '~' gets created. Why does this happen? How can I prevent these files from getting auto-created? These ...
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How can I insert a Bash variable using the Gedit Snippets plugin?

I use Gedit and enabled the Gedit Snippets plugin. I added a custom snippet for the sh language that shall contain a Bash variable like $LINENO. It looks like this simplified example: my_command || ( ...
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Literally Nothing is Working to Change the Colour of My Gedit Embedded Terminal

I know several people have asked here about how to change the colour of the embedded Gedit terminal, and I've thoroughly read those posts myself. I've tried everything, but mine is still white. I am ...
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How to copy text from RHEL gedit inside vncviewer back to local Ubuntu desktop gedit?

My Question Copying text from inside the gedit app inside the vncviewer is not making its way out to the X CLIPBOARD from the vncviewer. What is the fix for this? Below are my configuration details, ...
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Gedit crashes opening serialized Java file

When I try to open a file containing a serialized java object, gedit crashes every time, and I cannot figure out why. It has no issues with other files besides these. I wasn't able to get a stacktrace ...
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How to set the default tab pagination to 2 spaces in gedit?

I am using gedit in ubuntu 14.04 for developping web applications, and I use tabs a lot in my code instead of spaces. Everytime I open gedit it sets the tab pagination to 8 spaces. How do I set ...
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Gedit TitleBar right click menu?

After running gedit command in terminal i see the original title bar right click menu , but when i run sudo gedit command it's only show Close on menu , although when i do the same with nautilus it ...
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gedit not opening any file when launched from terminal, not only system files

My gedit application is working as normal when I launch it from launch menu and I can do all the kind of things. However when I go to terminal and issue the following command: gedit text1 Then I ...
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Key remap in Gedit/Ubuntu

I'm programming with Scandinavian keyboard where the braces are a problem ([ is AltGr-8 etc.) I'd like to remap the letter å (the key right from p) to print [] and bring the focus between the braces....
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Can't use Python console on Gedit

The error message is: Plugin loader python3 was not found Python3 is installed... Using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
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This font could not be displayed - (gedit)

i'm having problem with my text editor (gedit) on ubuntu 16.04. How to fix it? thanks.
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No menu bar in gedit 3.18.3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Gedit usually shows the menu bar when the mouse is hovered over the top of Unity (desktop) no matter where or how gedit is displayed. This is ok. When started from terminal using sudo gedit there ...
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Gedit in ubuntu 14.04 does not change theme as normal user

I am trying to change the theme of gedit from Edit -> Preferences -> Fonts & Colors. But the theme does not get applied. Its the same for built-in themes and any new theme I add. Screenshot : not ...
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gedit extensions for programming

I like to use gedit for my C++ and Python programs. While the default language settings are rather impressive, I was wondering if there are any quality extensions I can install that enhance the ...
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How to permanently show the full path of file opened on Gedit?

Sometimes I have files with same name in different folders and I get confused witch of them I'm using on Gedit, because I can't see its path. How to have the full path visible always when working on ...
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Recover gedit file after save and restart

Is it possible to recover the old data of a file after it was erased by another file and restart ?
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making rgedit work in downgraded gedit (3.10.4) with ubuntu 16.04

I successfully downgraded to gedit 3.10.4 so that I could continue to use the rgedit plugin. While gedit appears to open and the rgedit menu appears, the rgedit buttons are not added to the toolbar ...
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status of gedit r plugin (rgedit) in 16.04?

People are going to great lengths to get the gedit R plugin back by downgrading gedit. I tried, but couldn't make those instructions work. Mostly now I'm sad. RStudio is shiny and everything, but ...
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Brightness Control

I recenetly installed ubuntu16.04 on my sony vaio VPCEH35en. The brightness control is not working. I have a Nvidia GEforce 410M . I tried to modify the xorg.conf file but ended up with this: ...
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Gedit does not save preferences (Ubuntu 16.04)

I'm trying to use gedit to learn Python, but whenever I save a document, when I reopen it my preferences (i.e Tab width and Display line numbers) are not saved. I would also like to change the default ...
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can gedit create a Unicode file?

Using bless I can see my gedit output is ASCII. Can gedit process some kind of Unicode?
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How can I open multiple html files with gedit from a script?

I have a list of HTML files I use for writing. I would like to script to open them for editing. HTML files are associated with Firefox as the Default Application on my system. New to Linux and ...
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Trying to set up a file server [closed]

So I'm exceptionally new to uBuntu/Linux in general. I've done the install of Linux Mint 15 onto one VM for PoC and then I figured how hard can it be to set up a File Server for this? I've gotten ...
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Is it possible to send selected code(whole documents) to the gedit terminal for execution?

I want to use external tools to automate the internal execution of presently-being-authored scripts by keyboard shortcut. The only thing I can find on this is here. But I think it must be out of date ...
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Persistent High-Fan Speed xubuntu 14.04

To start off, I am new to linux and don't understand much about it :D Please excuse-me. So I am having the same trouble as many (?) other users with fan speed. I have an old Sony laptop Vaio PCG-...
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Avoiding mouse scrolling in Gedit when editing long documents

I need a solution specifically for the Gedit Editor: When editing long documents I want to avoid having to scroll down with the mouse when hitting the end of the page. Is there a solution to avoid ...
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How do I downgrade Gedit to a previous (3.10.4) Version in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

As the title already says: I have some plug-ins which don't run with gedit 3.18.3 which is shipped with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. How can I downgrade to the version 3.10.4 which was used in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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What uninstalls apps from ubuntu?

A week ago I installed Unity Tweak Tool, then I found out it's no more there ... so I installed it again, and then it was removed automatically. Then I installed it the third time, this time it was ...
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Aliasing gedit to suppress terminal output

I am SSH'd into an embedded board (Jetson TK1 running Ubuntu 14.04). I use the -X option so I can use gedit to edit text files. When executed from a terminal, gedit spews a bunch of garbage on the ...
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gedit won't save&quit after upgrade to 16.04

Step to reproduce: open a text file in gedit modify something close the file, the program will ask to save say yes, the program will not exit, just save the file Until 15.10 the beavhiour was ...
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Install `gedit-plugin` for a downgraded version of gedit

Using these instructions, I could get gedit 3.10.4 to run on ubuntu 16.04. Now, I need to install the version of gedit-plugins that corresponds to gedit 3.10.4. The sources are here but I have not ...
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Write edited contents of file to stdout

I need a visual text editor that can be used as follows - the example will not work but illustrates the point. gpg2 -d x.gpg | gedit -w - | gpg2 -e -o x.gpg This command will allow me to decrypt a ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Spelling Suggestions…” in Gedit

Is it possible to use any keyboard shortcut for "Spelling Suggestions..." option when the cursor is on the wrong word when using Gedit? Or, if that is not possible, at least when right mouse click is ...
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light and simple like Leafpad but with Highlight Misspell words and Spelling Suggestions like Gedit

I am Linux beginner user. Tell me please can I find anywhere online the "core version" (if I can say like that) of Gedit? The only two features I would still in it are "Highlight Misspell words" and "...
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Laggy scrolling in Gedit and Mousepad on Lubuntu 15.04

I have this problem in Lubuntu 15.04: Scrolling in text editors like Gedit and Mousepad is quite laggy. It's annoying, because it's not responsive enough for comfortable work. Editors like Geany or ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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How to edit a file in gedit?

I'm trying to mount an hdd , by editing the /etc/fstab file using gedit. I'm aiming to edit incorrect line (using UUID) and got a detailed error message. I now have the correct line to insert in the ...
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Where to enter commands to compile and run C program that resides in gedit?

I am running Ubuntu. Please advise where I should enter the command to compile the C++ program that I have entered in gedit. Please also advise if I need to relocate the C program before trying to ...
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Unable to play .mp4 videos.

I was downloading a video from youtube, which due to internet disconnection was canceled. after re-connection i started downloading the video again from the beginning and after downloading the whole ...
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Importing Gedit from gi.repository with Python3.4

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I have the following problem: When I wrote the following line in the Python2.7 console: from gi.repository import Gedit Everything happens as it should and Python IDLE 2.7 ...
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Cannot remove guestsession after crash/ multiple errors

After using inkscape for design with a second monitor my system crashed and since then I can only log in as a guest . Upon logging in. I get an err msg saying all data would be deleted once I log off....
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How to add 0.0.0.0 in hosts file before every domain in gedit?

When I add 0.0.0.0 i do it manually and it takes long time, how to apply in one step. for example i want block admedia.com and subdomains , i open terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/hosts, and put ...
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gedit - wrap text with character boxes

I use gedit for pure text writing (I mean not coding). To highlight chapters in the text I wrap with "+" boxes likes: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Title goes here +++++++++++++++++++++++++...
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where to find useful gedit latex snippets

I use gedit ad my default LaTeX editor and I am ok with that. I would benefit from more snippets rather than the default ones. Does anyone know where I can find useful snippet for gedit as LaTeX ...
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gedit-latex-plugin not working correctly

I've installed the gedit-latex-plugin on my machine running 15.10. When I enable the plugin, it shows the markup colouring in .tex files, but the menu option New LaTeX Document... doesn't appear, and ...
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Underlining and underscores in Unicode-aware editors

Here at home I use the Unity-based Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with gEdit and a Mate-equipped Slackware PC with Pluma. I have always wanted to emulate the good old typewriter under Linux, so as not to be forced ...
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Can`t display DHCP IP Adress leases

I ve been trying to Display the IP Address leases with: gedit /var/lib/dhcp/dhcp.leases gedit is installed but it still doesn`t work. (gedit:6004): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open Display: ...
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How to delete a line using a shortcut in Gedit?

Is there any shortcut for it? If not is it possible to set a key for this operation? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Change default editor for .cpp files

When I double click .cpp files I expect gedit to open it, instead RStudio opens it. How to set gedit as the default editor for .cpp files?
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Is it possible to use the Terminal's history feature to record html?

I am trying to learn html. I am familiar with the Command Line's history feature, and I was wondering if it would be possible to record what I am trying to learn in the command line using the command "...