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Why does gedit require restart to change color scheme to a custom xml?

I created a custom color theme (by copying, renaming, and editing cobalt.xml in /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles). When I tried to add this theme (via Edit > Preferences, Fonts & Colors tab, ...
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gedit highlighting “ CISCO IOS” can't find one

daily i 'm using gedit in order to configure Cisco devices is there someone who created a cisco highlighting language ??? can't find one .... and it is a loooong way creating one from scratch....
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make commercial closed app

I want to use Ubuntu to make a commercial closed app (e.g. web or mobile app); so I'm running Ubuntu while developing the app. According to this answer I should be able to do so, but I want to make ...
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downgrade gedit from 3.10 to 3.6

I am on ubuntu 14.04 and gedit 3.10 In a previous post I asked why zencoding plugin did not work on my version of gedit. But now I realized that from this list for 3.8 ~ 3.10 zencoding is not ...
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Gedit not preserving extended attributes on file edit

I'm working on a project where i rely mostly on the file's extended attribute that i set when i create the file. But i'm facing problem while modifying the file. Example: When i edit a text file in ...
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How to set gedit language to specific files

How to set gedit to open file as CSS language for .SCSS file extension?
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How can I copy the path to the currently opened file in gedit to the clipboard?

I am trying to write a custom command in Gedit which copies the currently open and active document's path(both upto parent dir & upto file) to clipboard, as I couldn't find any gedit-plugins or ...
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Gedit does not auto-highlight .x10 files

Since I am working with X10, I got the X10 language highlighting for gedit. This works, but whenever I open an .x10 file I first have to change the "Highlight Mode" to "X10", otherwise there is no ...
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Something with .txt File? [duplicate]

I have stored a text as .txt while saving it in Gedit in Ubuntu 14.04. But after viewing that folder, which i have stored will have two files with that name but with 'Tilde Symbol' '~' for an ...
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How to open a file in text editor through terminal?

I am fairly new to Linux and using Ubuntu. I am trying to set-up a task alert everyday at a fixed time. I am using the "Scheduled tasks" software tool(I have installed this) for the same. This ...
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Warning using Gedit in Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I am trying to edit a file in Ubuntu 14.04, while I am doing it, an error message appears every time I am using Gedit. I tried with several files and using root and other users but in vain. I ...
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Broken fonts Xubuntu 14.04

Something quite bizarre happened today. While I was opening a new project on Intellij 14 my fonts started to look funny on IntelliJ and on other apps like gedit. When I first installed xubuntu I ...
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Switch syntax highlighting in a Gedit file

I have a mixed latex and lua syntax file with .tex extension that has a normal tex highlighting, ignoring the lua one. Is it possible to have both at once, or have a sort of switch in the document to ...
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I need to know more about gedit I am a 10th standard student [closed]

I need to know many tags to create a beautiful webpage And please help me Ubuntu Pleasee I think through a video would be bettter
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Internet Connection not being picked up

My dad has ubuntu installed on his PC, and up to now we haven't had any issues with it. However a couple of days ago it auto-updated to a new version of ubuntu. Looking at the details in settings, it ...
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Split screen plugin for gedit 3.10.4

I would like to split the screen in gedit in order to see simultaneously multiple files. I found this plugin https://github.com/jonocodes/GeditSplitView but after moving SplitView.plugin ...
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Gedit “Highlight Misspelled Words” enabled by default

I'm using gedit 3.10.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Spell checker enabled. At the moment, I have to enable the "Highlight Misspelled Words" option every time I open a file, even if it is the same ...
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What does this error means?

When I put the input command ; sudo gedit ~/.bashrc I got the text editing terminal screen added export PATH .... and other lines saved them. But in the command line terminal, I saw these : ...
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Cannot open local files using Gedit over SSH

I tried to start gedit on one of my servers by running: `ssh test@test-server gedit and it runs, but it displays the filesystem of my server and not my local system. How can I get gedit to show my ...
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Fix for flickering mouse in gedit on 15.04 when unsaved changes exist?

Using ubuntu 15.04. This only occurs in gedit. And it only occurs when there are unsaved changed in gedit. When there are unsaved changes, the mouse starts flickering. Here is a video of what it ...
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How do I get my “gedit” plugin to work?

I'm trying to install a plugin for the gedit text editor that will allow for split pane viewing of files; i.e. I will be able to view multiple files side-by-side (simultaneously). The plugin came in ...
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How to install RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm looking for an SVN GUI that integrates into the file browser (Nautilus or Thunar). So far I've only found RabbitVCS for this, but I'm having trouble installing it. Yes, there are plenty of posts ...
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i can not edit file even after entered root password

i want to edit actual_brightness with gedit in (/sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0) to change brightness level. my way is pressing alt+f2 then gksudo gedit then enter the password after editing the ...
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gedit - show file path for recently opened files

Gedit shows the recently opened files. How do I make gedit show not only the file-names but also the file path for recently opened files? I work on a website which has an index.tcl / index.adb in ...
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gedit “cannot open display” , on remote OSX , using ssh - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Profile

I am getting the following error message when using ssh to log into a remote machine: gedit: cannot open display and ssh -X -l root your-machine-name does not work usage: ssh ...
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An Odd Gedit Font Problem

For some reason I can not change my font type or colour in Gedit. I tried going into preference, and choosing a colour scheme (the background changed only). I was unable to even change the font ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gedit error cannot open display

I'm trying to fix an apache2 error (see... Why is my Apache not working after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04? to understand the error) but to do that I have to use gedit, now after installing gedit and ...
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Firefox Opening Pdfs in Gedit

I've just done the latest system upgrade to my ubuntu LT 14.04 and now pdfs don't open with firefox; instead they open with Gedit to give mangled nonsense. After searching around ask ubuntu I found ...
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gedit error gedit:2128

I am a beginner Linux user I use Lubuntu Core... I have been trying to add echo 9 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to /etc/rc.local and every time when I change something in ...
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Gedit PHP syntax highlighting

Does anyone know how to fix this issue? I have PHP inline to HTML. There's an opening quotation and the inline PHP also has a quote, but Gedit thinks it's the closing quote for the HTML. Add this to ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit 3.10 on ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from version 12.04 to 14.04, now with gedit 3.10. Previously I had managed to customize some shortkeys, e.g. block commenting to Ctrl+r and block uncomment to Ctrl+t (instead ...
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Alternative for notepad++'s IndentByFold plug-in in gedit (auto-indent) [duplicate]

I have some bash script which I want to beautify/code format. In my windows system i have used notepad++'s IndentByFold plug-in to code format and beautify some php,html file etc and it worked fine. ...
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Syntax highlighting for Python in gedit

I'm using the default setting. I'm looking for a simple legend that says 'this color means that' or 'comments are blue, functions are green', whatever. I'd think the need for this would be painfully ...
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Gedit's slow when there're unsaved changes

THE PROBLEM: I'm finding that gedit is working incredibly slow when there are unsaved changes. The mouse-pointer flickers and typing is painfully slow. PARTIAL FIXES: As soon as I save the changes ...
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Menu bar missing in gedit

I don't know what I did in gedit (and nautilus), but menu bar gone away. Here a screenshot. Actually, menu bar changed but I like the "classic" way, with "File, Edit...". What I did wrong and how I ...
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Why gedit can't be used with sudo? [duplicate]

I read this answer explaining that "sometimes" root can own something at /home/$USER directory. Can anyone give an example how to prove it. Just give a test case when something really bad happens, ...
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Nothing happens when i press the power button

When i press the power button on my desktop it used to suspend but now it seems that nothing happens. Would the fix be under sudo gedit /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn? Thanks.
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Can't write udev rules?

I have it written, SUBSYSTEM== "usb", ENV{DEVTYPE} =="usb_device", MODE="0666" but it tells me I don't have permission to save it, why would that be? I am administrator.
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Activating gedit-latex-plugin fails in Vivid

I installed gedit-latex-plugin in Ubuntu Vivid via aptitude without errors. Trying to activate the plugin in gedit via Preferences > Plugins results in a runtime error and the plugin not getting ...
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Having problem with opening softwares from the terminal (including wireshark & gedit)

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I am having errors opening softwares from the terminal. For example: build@build:/usr/local/bin$ sudo wireshark gdk_mir_display_open Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to ...
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Gedit error: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed

When running Gedit from Terminal, I encounter an error stating that Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed. Neither purging and installing using apt-get nor removing and ...
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How to open new doccument tab in gedit and send text flow into it from terminal?

I want to make Krusader User Action which lists selected files. I know I can do it in terminal like ls -1 > list.txt and than delete unwanted. But I'm looking something like gedit newDoc.txt < ...
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Gedit Plugin: How to get the buffer of a newly opened file from another file in Gedit?

I've written a code for a Gedit Plugin which opens another file, self.window.create_tab_from_location(Gio.file_new_for_path(file_path), None, line_number, 0, ...
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How to get new face of gedit

Iam not being able to get the new face of Gedit. The new look came with gnome 3.14 and I am currently running ubuntu gnome 15.04 with gnome version 3.14
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Getting the default text editor used in system

I have been searching and browsing for a long time and have not been able to find an answer to my question. I have used select-editor and I note that I am using /usr/bin/nano. Is this the default ...
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Gray bars when scrolling

I've been reinstalling things like the text editor and the file manager, and now I get these gray bars when scrolling to the edge.
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Which system calls are called when file is updated from gedit? [duplicate]

If any file is updated using gedit then internally which system calls are called or which algos are called ?? What is the way of getting that list of operations occurred when file is updated from ...
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Whenever I download an .sh-file gedit opens up

Whenever I download an .sh-file gedit opens up and then freezes. Why?
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Warning editing rc.local (/etc/rc.local)

I want to edit /etc/rc.local to boot a driver when starting up. But when I edit rc.local, terminal says: (gedit:2844) gtk warning calling inhibit failed ...
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Gedit Window split into two

My gedit window is split into two halves along the length each of which has a different shade. How can I shift it back to the original view. See image below: