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How do I stop gedit from opening anything?

I use gVim all the time and open all sorts of plain text files, source codes and virtually anything that is readable with gVim. Ubuntu however decides that I should use gedit! I got searching and I ...
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gedit-r-plugin not showing up in plugin list in gedit

I installed the gedit-r-plugin through synaptic and in the past it has worked great. I can't seem to even get the plugin to show up in the Preferences -> Plugins list after updating to 11.10. I'm ...
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gEdit problem with color of selected text

I have a weird problem here using gEdit. It's gEdit 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.10. When I select some piece of text, this should be white text on orange background (Unity 11.10 default). Suddenly it started ...
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Will installing gedit also installs a GUI as a dependency in server?

I want to use gedit using ssh for file editing on my server. I use nano, but for html and css gedit is better. Now with sudo apt-get install gedit I get dependencies that are 120mb, that kind seems ...
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using gedit through ssh connection - should I have gedit installed on the server?

I wanted to try out using graphical tools over ssh. Just to learn a new thing :) so my understanding is this, I connect like this: ssh -port -x user@server But I'm running ubuntu server so it has no ...
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How to compile gedit LaTeX plugin?

Because I'd like to use the Gedit LaTeX plugin that is unfortunately not available for Gedit 3.2 in the repositories, I want to compile it myself. The most recent version you can get on http://git....
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How can I send current line in gedit to terminal?

When editing shell file in gedit, is there a way I could send current line (or selected block?) to terminal? When learning Python I use Spyder IDE. It has an option to execute code selection or block ...
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SyncTeX with gedit and Evince

In Oneiric gedit includes support for SyncTeX and Evince has supported it since 2.32 (Oneiric includes Evince 3.2.0). How do I use SyncTeX with gedit and Evince? I have compiled with the -synctex=1 ...
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Gedit is having problems starting up

I just installed the new version of Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit). Mr processor is intel i7. I am noticing that Gedit is having problems starting up. I start it then it crashes out with no error message and I ...
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Open with “gedit”

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 I have found that my "open with gedit" right click menu in the file manager does not work unless I use it twice. Does anyone know why this might be?
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Make gedit embedded terminal colours the same as the default terminal

I've just updated to 11.10 and now my embedded terminal in gedit does not match my default terminal. I hate looking at a white and black terminal. Does anyone know how to make the embedded terminal ...
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Reopen Tabs plugin for gedit not found

I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 a few days ago, and since then have not been able to use one of my favourite plugins for Gedit, reopen-tabs, which restores the tabs that were open when gedit was last ...
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Why did all my custom Gedit themes and language specs disappear after the 11.10 upgrade?

I recently upgraded to 11.10 on my desktop, but afterward all the custom themes I added and the MediaWiki syntax highlighting were gone. For the themes, I forget where I put the files, but the ...
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Why when I run Gedit can't I change the theme?

When I run Gedit as a regular user I don't get the menubar that lets me change preferences. But when I run Gedit from the command line (gksudo gedit) then I get the menubar that allows me to use ...
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Is it a good idea to install gedit in Lubuntu?

I've been a Ubuntu user for years now, but since 11.10 will come with GNOME3/Unity, neither of which I like, I've decided to switch to Lubuntu, which uses LXDE as the desktop environment. The only ...
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How do I change the default application for unknown file types?

Ever since installing Bless Hex Editor, all unknown files and text files automatically open with Bless instead of gedit. How do I change it back? I don't want to have to manually associate files with ...
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Why is 'gedit' going back to default tab sizes all the time?

Everytime I open a file in gedit, I have to change again the tab with from 8 to 4, as I prefer it. Is there any configuration file where I can make 4 the default tab width?
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Per file-type preferences in gedit

I'm trying to use gedit for two different tasks: developing Python software and writing Latex documents. Both are based on pure text files, but they are very different: e.g. Python code needs to be ...
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How to change the window color (default: white)? [closed]

How to change the window color (default: white) in Oneiric? (In Natty, I could do it in Appearance.) (If 1 doesn't work) How to change the background color in Gedit? (In Natty, by right clicking I ...
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Make gedit recognize more encodings

I did some research over this issue and realized that everyone was suggesting to use iconv or recode to change the encoding of the file to UTF-8. The thing is that I do not want to change the encoding ...
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How do I install a plugin for gEdit v3?

I just installed the ubuntu 11.10, and I want to install a plugin for gEdit. I unpacked the plugin to the following folder: ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins but in the gedit doesn't show up the plugin.
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how to open/change config file of tvmobili in terminal

I must make some changes in my config file for my media server; tvmobili but I don't know where to find it, what commands must I use?
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How do I replace gedit 3.06 with gedit 2.30.4?

I have some problem. I have installed gnome 3, and now I have gedit 3.0.6 version. I need to replace it by gedit 2.30.4 version. Any suggestions?
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gedit modelines – What are they? How do they work?

There is a gedit plugin called Modelines and the plugin is described as Emacs, Kate and Vim-style modelines support for gedit. What are modelines? And how do they work in gedit?
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How can I configure gedit to execute different languages with F5?

I have installed the Better Python Console-Plugin for gedit and I am happy with it when I view python code. But I would like to be able to execute some different languages source codes when I have ...
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How to avoid opening duplicate files in new windows in gedit?

Having already opened several text files with each in one tab in a window, now open another text file, gedit sometimes creates another window instead of a session under the current window. I ...
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How do I add a syntax highlighter format to Gedit?

How can I add in the regular expressions for an additional syntax language?
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Errors shown in terminal when editing files with gedit

When editing any file f.e. like this: r@ngf:~$ sudo gedit /etc/default/grub [sudo] password for r: (gedit:1638): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used....
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remember what files are opened in a session of gedit?

I was wondering if it is possible to remember what files are opened in a session of gedit, by gedit itself or its plug-ins, just similar to what session manager of Firefox does? So that next time ...
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Memory problem with gedit

I found that as a gedit session runs longer, the more memory it takes, regardless of how small the sizes of the text files opened in the session are. So is it normal or a memory leak problem? For ...
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How can I get gedit ready for programming in Ruby and Ruby on Rails?

I'd like to know which gedit plugins I could install to make programming for Ruby and Ruby on Rails easier?
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Text inside files has squares with numbers in it

Some text files I come across, have little squares with numbers in them (in place of certain characters). I am unable to copy and paste these in Ubuntu, but may search and replace in gedit each ...
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How to avoid warning message while using gedit?

How to avoid the following warning message from gedit(2.30.4) on Ubuntu 11.04. (gedit:25519): CRITICAL **: gedit_spell_checker_language_to_key: assertion `lang != NULL' failed
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English grammar checkers for gedit or LibreOffice Writer?

Please let me know if there are any efficient English grammar checkers available for gedit or LibreOffice on Ubuntu 11.04.
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Gedits gedit-latex-plugin not working correctly

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 yesterday and am now working on setting things up correctly. I am having a problem with gedit-latex-plugin for gedit. I can install it and enable it, and I get the extra menus ...
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Can I set a default syntax highlighting in Gedit?

Until you save a document in gedit, syntax highlighting is turned off. There are obviously good reasons for this -- people might get confused if certain words were randomly showing up in different ...
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Is there a way to open a text file in an already open instance of gedit?

I have a simple usability problem that I would love to fix. I work quite a bit with gedit as my LaTeX editor (with the excellent LaTeX plugin). I constantly need to work with several files. So, a very ...
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How to replace python-gtkhtml2? [closed]

I would like to install under Lucid the restructured text plugin for gedit, but it fails as it can't import gtkhtml2. Previously it was provided by the python-gtkhtml2 package, but it's not compatible ...
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Compile gedit 3 to use on Gnome 2

I'm on Gnome 2.32.1 (Ubuntu 11.04), and I would like to use gedit 3 on my current desktop environment. To achieve this, I think I could compile gedit 3 and its dependent libraries with a custom ...
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Trying to build GEDIT

I'm very new to Ubuntu, just installed 10.04 when my girlfriend's Macbook Pro (32 bit v1,1) couldn't keep up with OSX any more. I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to learn how to Linux. I've got ...
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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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How do I remove/ignore words from gedit's spell checker dictionary?

How do I remove/ignore words from gedit's spell checker dictionary?
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Gedit's LaTeX plugin opens a dialog called “Choose Master Document” each time a .tex file is opened

I use gedit-latex-plugin to edit my LaTeX documents. However, each time I open a .tex or .sty file, an annoying dialog labeled "Choose Master Document" pops up, and unless I select the same file again,...
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Can I change gedit's background color without changing to another theme?

I like ambiance but i find it a little too hard on the eyes to have to edit files on a pure white background, like gedit's. Is there any way to modify my theme to make gedit's background color darker?...
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How to know which versions of application I can install via apt

I try to use apt-cache search gedit But there is no information about version. I am trying to install gedit 2.30.4 (by default it is 3.x on Gnome 3). But there is no gedit with this version. sudo ...
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Installed gmate but themes and plugins now showing up in gedit

I am installing gmate on Ubuntu 11.04 (Gnome 3): sudo apt-get install gedit-gmate But gedit is untouched (there should appear new themes and plugins).
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Gedit has an unlisted Ctrl-D shortcut which deletes a line. How can I override it?

In Gedit, I installed the line_tools plugin. It uses Ctrl+D to duplicate the the current line. When I pressed Ctrl+D, it did the opposite! It deleted the line instead! It turns out that Gedit has ...
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How can I make 'man' more gui friendly?

When I type man bash it shows the info in the terminal itself. How do I tell "man" to open up the info in gedit instead? Is this possible?
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gedit messes up file names in headline

I open several text files in gedit. But when switching to view different text files, the file name shown in the headline of gedit is messed up. So I was wondering if it is a bug and how to solve this ...
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How to change background color of gedit embedded terminal [duplicate]

How can I change the background color of gedit embedded terminal? I have tried changing my normal terminal (ctrl+alt+t) background and restarting gedit - but no luck. Thanks