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Gtk WARNING ** when editing /etc/fstab

When trying to edit /etc/fstab I get this warning $ gksudo gedit /etc/fstab (gedit:15908): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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How can I change the Gedit keyboard cursor / caret to a block instead of a bar?

The single-pixel-width cursor / caret in Gedit (and other text editor boxes in Ubuntu) is pretty thin and hard to see: I like the block cursor used in the standard terminal, however: Is there a ...
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Where do I find the local and the gedit plugins folders in Ubuntu 14.04?

I know this will be likely marked as a duplicate. But none of the answers in Finding the gedit plugin folder can solve my problem. It seems that I don't have a gedit plugins folder. Is there any easy ...
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save in gedit without ~ in virtualbox

How can I save in gedit whilst using ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox into a shared folder without ~ being added to the end of the file name? If I try the answers suggested here then I cannot save at all. ...
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save in gedit without ~ [duplicate]

I am editing and then saving a file with gedit repeatedly. Every time I save the file it adds a "~" to the file name. This is rapidly getting silly! Can someone tell me how to save without this ...
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Sound at end of file

When looking at a file with gedit, is there a way to cause a sound e.g. a bell sound or a click when I reach the end of the file I am searching through?
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Save as with gedit [closed]

I have a file that I'm going to be editing and then saving multiple copies of so that I can run them in a model I'm using. Having edited the file I now don't seem to be able to save it under a ...
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How do I get gedit to print?

I can print from every other application -- Libre Office, gimp, Ubuntu test page, Kate, Inkscape, etc. -- but gedit stubbornly refuses to print, show a preview, or 'print' to a PDF file. When I try ...
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gedit and gksu a file

I tried to edit a php file using gedit and sudo gksu I got following error message using gedit mytext.php. gedit mytext.php (gedit:2644): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkScrolledWindow 0x17d4880 is mapped but ...
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Can't print in portrait

Since this morning, I can't print in full size portrait. No matter how I fiddle the printing options, reboot the computer, restart the printer, the hard copy always comes out half size, 2 pages per ...
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Can't open gedit in ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Cannot open gedit by double clicking a text file or through terminal. gedit in terminal shows the following error: (gedit:3247): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-main.css:43:30: Failed to ...
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I need to change the Read Only in gedit to Read/Write

I am BRAND new to Ubuntu. I just installed it along with Win7 as duel-boot. I need to edit the grub file and reset the grub-timeout from 10 to 0. I have done this from the terminal with "sudo ...
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How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file?

How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file when opening it? I notice that gedit can always find the correct encoding when opening a text file of mine, while chardet can often fail to and ...
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How to convert a text file with mixture of encodings to a single encoding?

I created a text file by copying its different parts from different sources (webpages, other text files, pdf files) into gedit and saving it to the file. I guess that is the reason that I have ...
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The encoding method(s) used to open the current text file by gedit

Suppose I have opened a text file in a gedit window, how can I find out what encoding method(s) gedit used to open the file? When the text file has different parts with different encodings, gedit can ...
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Display character offset in gedit

GEdit only shows the line and character position of the cursur. However i need the character offset also. How can this be done? Is there a configuration or plugin to achieve this? /ronald
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Always open files in the same gedit window

Overview I realize this has been explored in several other posts, but none seem to work on 14.04 and gedit 3.10.04. I'd like every text file opened via nautilus to open in the same window of Gedit. ...
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Gedit closes unexpectedly with segmentation fault (core dumped)!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, all my Ubuntu desktop was working perfectly but now I can't open gedit. It started to happen from nothing, there was no reason for that. When I try to open it from terminal ...
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Acess dash menu options with application launched as root

I have a question regarding why I can't use unity dash menu to work with app like for example gedit when I launch it with sudo. To be clear if I just launch gedit without gksu I can acess menu via alt ...
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Use custom command to open files

gedit application is set as default application for text files. Supposing I have a script with execution rights in /usr/bin, how can I set that script to be run when I open a text file using Nautilus ...
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How to replace tabs for spaces in gedit?

If you create a file using gedit, which is configured to insert 4 spaces each time you press tab. Then for some reason you edit the file and some tabs get inserted (i.e. While editing on Windows). How ...
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Shift + any key combination closes search dialog in gedit on 14.04

When I hit Ctrl+F and type any uppercase letter (using the Shift key) in the search dialog, the dialog closes and the letters appears in the document instead. I don't remember changing any shortcut ...
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How to remove fontconfig warnings when running gedit from terminal? [duplicate]

When I was working on a C program with Gedit in Ubuntu 12.04, font configuration warnings were shown in the terminal. What should I do to remove these warnings? shayna@shayna-Vostro-3446:~$ gedit ...
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Gedit opens new windows with two tabs [on hold]

When gedit is running and I open a new empty window, the window is created with 2 tabs containing untitled documents. This occurs whether I select "Open a New Window" from the dock icon or run gedit ...
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Gedit crashes due to highlight mode

I recently started to have a problem with gedit in Ubuntu. If I try to open a file where the metadata selects a highlight mode, it crashes. I can open files in plain text, but if I try to select a ...
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Switch text direction in GEdit

I want GEdit to show all paragraphs in right-to-left view. I know that it renders paragraphs starting with rtl characters correctly. But I need paragraphs starting with ltr characters also shown as ...
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gedit : plugin “imitation” doesn't work after upgrade to ubuntu 14.04

Unfortunately, I can't use the gedit plugins called imitation and "regex search and replace" after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. Anyone could help me, please? I already ran: sudo apt-get install ...
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Weird screen tearing behaviour with scrolling after updating Nvidia drivers

So I updated my self to the latest stable Nvidia driver. It is 340.32 version. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with it. Everything is fine but if I try to scroll in some programs like for instance Gedit or ...
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Any Favorites/ Bookmark file plugin for Gedit 3.12 +?

I want to bookmarks files in Gedit so that I can open them easily later. There are some old plugins which used to work for older versions. But is there any working plugin for Gedit 3.12+. I am using ...
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Cannot update/get any packages. gedit not installed

my problem is that my sources.list is out of date for some reason. I already found the fix in another port, but it doesn't work. It says to use gedit to edit sources.list and replace everything with ...
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Running python module in gedit embedded terminal [closed]

I'm new to python and i'm trying to run my first module but i can't do that through gedit embedded terminal the code i wrote is def num(b): print("Give A Number") b = b +5 print(b) I ...
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Search capability does not work since upgrade to 14.04

When I do a search (Ctrl+F) in LibreOffice Writer only one letter is accepted, like in some sort of overwrite mode. The same happens, for example, in gedit. However a Ctrl+F search from the browser ...
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Alias to open multiple text files in different directories from terminal

After hours of searching and trying different gedit plugins I did not manage to add a session saver to gedit to open some files in Ubuntu 14.04 (see here). So, I am trying to create a permanent ...
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find out the encoding method that gedit uses to open a text file?

gedit successfully guessed the correct encoding charset of a text file. I would like to find out what the charset is, but couldn't find a way in its menu. How can I do that? Thanks.
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gedit automatic session saving

I am using gedit on Ubuntu machine. Suppose if I open gedit and open some files say - file1.txt & file2.txt , then after if I close the gedit and reopen once again then it is creating a new ...
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How to stop gedit (and other programs) from outputting GTK warnings and the like in my terminal?

I am running awesome on trusty after having upgraded from raring. My desktop environment intentionally does not have all the Gnome / Freedesktop daemons running—I don't want them. When I execute ...
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Is there a gedit plugin that will detect errors in php code?

I dont know if this is even possible inside of gedit, i know there are third party editors that will do this but i like gedit and would like to know if anyone knows of such a plugin because i cant ...
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Can I turn off gedit antialiasing?

As the text seems blurry I'd like to disable antialiasing in gedit. I don't see anything related in the program's Preferences. The problem appeared after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04:
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gedit problem when open by terminal

when I open terminal and run the command sudo gedit first.cpp it shows this error in terminal: (gedit:24589): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/bonny/.config/ibus/bus is not root! (gedit:24589): ...
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Change where gedit saves temp files

Looking for a way to put gedit's temporary tilde files in a different directory than the one I'm working in. Is there a way to do this?
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Problem to copy a file from HDFS to local system [copyToLocal: Permission denied]

I have installed and executed an mapreduce program successfully in my system(Ubuntu 14.04). I can see the output file as, hadoopuser@arul-PC:/usr/local/hadoop$ bin/hadoop dfs -ls ...
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How to recover a lost text file?

Yesterday I was working on a text file in a drive that was mounted from a ntfs Windows 8 partition. After running Windows 8 and coming back to Linux, I saw the file is gone, only to have a backup file ...
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How change gedit preferences in xfce / xubuntu?

Where can I find Gedit preferences in Xubuntu? They are like some rare, elusive bird. Numerous help forums like this give varying reports of where it might have been spotted. But you go where they ...
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permissions denied even though I'm a system admin (and the only user of the system,) when trying to access and edit .desktop files? (14.04)

When I try to save the .desktop file (for Google chrome in this instance,) I revive a message that in short states I do not have the require permissions to do this. Is there any fix for the problem at ...
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“Manage external tools” not popping up dialog

I enabled the "External Tools" plugin for gedit. I clicked on Tools > Manage External Tools, but it didn't pop up a dialog. It did nothing. What did I do wrong? How can I re-install this plugin?
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File script not saved as expected

When I try to edit a script (with Sublime Text 3) the file is saved normally. But when I open the same file with gedit, the file is empty. Also when I run the script (.sh) nothing happens unless I ...
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How to make gedit a java ide

Im looking for a lightweight ide. I've heard that gedit can also be used for this purpose. Can anyone tell me how to make it a java ide, I haven't come across anything helpful yet. In Tools > Manage ...
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What is this gtk-warning “Calling inhibit failed” working with Gedit?

While working with gedit run from terminal, I got this warning message: (gedit:21824): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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Gedit crashes on opening having upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 So far its still pretty broken - using gnome flashback things see 'off' and I cannot quite put my finger on the problems. Lots and lots of system crashes and error ...
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Gedit Text size plugin keyboard shortcuts not working

From this answer the way to zoom in/out of text in Gedit is by installing gedit-plugins, enabling the text size plugin and using Ctrl + Mouse scroll to zoom in/out. This doesn't work in Gedit 3.4.1 ...