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Gparted, Gedit doesn't open with the gksu command [Xubuntu]

I'm not able to start software as GParted, GEdit with the gksu command (neither the sudo). I see commands in the task manager start, but disappear before to have a result. So, have you any clue to ...
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“gedit” does not launch as root: “CRITICAL: file log.c …”-error (no gksu problem!)

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with XFCE. Since a few weeks, gedit is not launching any more as root (with gksu gedit). Launching with my normal account works without problems. The problem is not gksu, ...
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Writing a simple Gedit plug-in

I love Gedit and use it daily, but there's one simple thing that would make my work so much simpler. And that is being able to use the arrow keys to open and close directories in the File Browser in ...
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Is there a text editor which can display null bytes

Not important to the question but I'm working with files output from a php script. These files contain null bytes (\00) which is actually part of the php output and should not be removed. Up until ...
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Templates directory in Ubuntu: can I use this feature with gedit in bash shell?

Saw this question: What is the "Templates" folder in the home directory for? But I wanted to know whether I can use this feature with gedit in bash shell? If yes How? If no is there any ...
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Installation via GEdit [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu (first installation, a few days back). I'm using GEdit to install some very specific Nvidia drivers (Quadro Fx 1800). Nvidia provides a .run file which I'm allowing Ubuntu 14 ...
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gedit not working in ssh session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

when I try using gedit in an SSH Session, I get this: max@amancer:/etc$ gedit SWARM.txt ** (gedit:24616): WARNING **: Befehlszeile »dbus-launch --autolaunch=b3945c581ae43ae601b4b5190000000c --binary-...
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How to prevent file owned by root when using `sudo gedit`

When using gedit , i always need to edit file in /etc/ or /usr/ which need to be root. So i created a Launcher shortcut on the left with command sudo gedit. So every time i click the icon on the left ...
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Why are hidden text files created [duplicate]

So in noticed every time I edit a text file with gedit, i get a hidden file in this directory with the same name except in the end this file has this symbol ~ So why does the system or gedit creates ...
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Ctrl+tab stoped working in gedit after installing xfce

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in virtualbox. I recently installed xfce and I have noticed that ctrl+tab stopped working in gedit both in xfce and GNOME. It works fine in Firefox for example. Is ...
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gedit “lagging”

whenever I use gedit, the program lags when I switch lines with the mouse or enter/backspace. It only started doing this in the past month and I have no idea why. A bit of background, I'm using my ...
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Set default syntax highlighting for file extension in gedit

I am working on octave scripts which have the file name extension .m. When I open them, gedit chooses Objective-C as default syntax highlight option, so I have to change that manually every time. How ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: daniel@...
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Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in the default gedit app?

Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in Ubuntu's native gedit app? I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. following are not working ctrl+tab, ctrl+pageup. Thanks in advance
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Gedit can't save files

Gedit can't save files. My Gedit has greyed out the 'Save' button, and only offers to 'Close without saving'. Other programs saves the same files without any problems and i seem to have enough rights. ...
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Gedit hangs and crashes

While typing in Gedit(Ubuntu 14.01) it occasionally hangs,the mouse arrow flickers and then it crashes without any error message(it just closes),causing great trouble. I am normally using Gedit ...
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gedit lags when changing cursor position

With Ubuntu 14.10, gedit lags extremely even when only navigating C++ files. Meaning changing the cursor position sometimes takes up to a second. Is this known?
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How to add custom color scheme to gedit-3.14.0

I change the xml file in the /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/ but it didn't work, and when I want to add my own scheme through the Preference --> Font&Color and it replied that "The ...
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How to change the gedit “Highlight current line”color?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10-gnome3.14. Here is the question. when I check the "highlight current line" check-box on the gedit, it highlight the current line, but the color is pure white I can barely see ...
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Krusader automatically opens newly created text files

I want to disable the auto open newly created text files with the internal editor in Krusader. Always when I make a new text file in Krusader with right-click + Create new + Text file, Krusader opens ...
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GEdit High CPU usage C programming

I am newbie on the ubuntu and C programming. One they I said I should try ubuntu and here I am. I heard a lot that GEdit is a great tool for programming.I tried that It is absolutely normal when I am ...
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Problem while creating the 95proxies file

When I run this command in Terminal: sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d The following message is displayed: /etc/apt/apt.conf.d is directory please check that you typed the location correctly and try ...
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How to change gedit preferences from terminal?

I'm preparing a bash file to automatically configure a fresh installation, and would like that gedit goes to the desired shape without manually configuring the preferences. How can it be commanded ...
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Cannot edit php5.fcgi owned by Me with RWX owner permissions

Ok, I kind of thought I understood Linux permissions and then I encountered this one. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a virtualbox on my Windows 7 pro laptop. All udpates are applied to windows, ...
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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Is Gedit-3.14.2 available for ubuntu?

From where I will get gedit latest version? Current I have 3.10.4 installed on my Ubuntu version 14.10. Do we have any ppa available to download latest gedit?
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Cobalt theme for Geany?

Is there any cobalt theme available for Geany Editor just like Gedit cobalt theme? Also how to install these themes. Is there any way we can create our own theme for these types of editors?
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Can I make gedit embedded terminal cd automatically to the current file's directory?

How to make gedit terminal itself to change directory to the location of the file which is opened currently in gedit? As by default i have to cd till i get to present file location in my gedit-...
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How can I change the color of gedit's spell checking underline?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 today, and in its version of gedit (3.10.4), the spell-checking plugin highlights misspelled words in light grey. Is there a way to change it back to red? I poked around the ...
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What does the Gedit plugin called “Dashboard” do and/or provide?

What does the "Dashboard" plugin do? It's description says "A Dashboard for new tabs.", but I can't see what's changed after I enable it or what it lets me do differently. I don't see anything like a ...
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What does the Gedit Plugin called “Quick open” do and/or provide?

What does the "Quick open" plugin do? It says that it "Quick open: Quickly open files.", but I can't see what's changed after I enable it.
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Gedit won/t highlight the syntax colors for new langauge

i am trying to create a new language definition for Gedit. language is called nesC and it is basically derived from C, sharing the C structure as a result. i have followed instructions on <https:/...
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How can I stop gedit crashing when using save as?

I keep encountering a problem when trying to use the Save As functionality in gedit when I am running a model that keeps creating files in the directory I am looking at. I have opened a file and ...
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My Python files opens in gedit instead of Python [duplicate]

My Python files opens in gedit instead of Python. Is there a way to fix this? I have tried to allow them to execute in the properties setting, but that didn't work. I can open them in the terminal, ...
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lubuntu 14.10 gedit plugin folder

Which directory should I copy gedit plugins for gedit to recognize them in? I was browsing around the web, none of proposed folders worked. I want to use ftp code editng gedit plugin.
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Edit make file permanently

I'm a newbie with Linux, I'm using for few days, I'm trying to edit a makefile, adding a line in the CFLAGS field, via gedit, but when I compile the file It reverse back to the original version, ...
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gedit top menu invisible when started from terminal and using x11-Forwarding

Given: I'm using export $(dbus-launch) in my /etc/bash.bashrc file as I'm normally running under a non-admin user and need to su - admin to do anything dangerous. Normal behaviour: Go to dash, open ...
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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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How to edit the interval of autosave feature on gedit?

Can anyone tell me how to change the autosave feature so that it saves in intervals of less than 1 minute?
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Gedit launches with Save & Save As disabled unless launched as root

Whether I launch gedit from a terminal or from the GUI, the Save and Save As menu items are ghosted as soon as gedit opens. I can't even start with a blank editor, type something, and then Save As ...
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gedit: how to increase spaces between lines?

I am using gedit with a strange font that the lines sometimes overwrite on each other. can I change the spacing between lines?
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How to get another text-file be opened in new tab in mousepad?

Earlier when I used to gedit in Unity environment, when I opens a text file with gedit (considering one file is already opened in gedit), then it opens in new tab in already opened window. After ...
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What am I doing wrong with the shell script? Noob [duplicate]

I created a new document, opened it with gedit and the script is very simple and it works in terminal, basically something like this: #!/bin/sh sudo blah blah blah But when I save it on the ...
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Gedit and Filezilla Input Problem

I upgraded 14.04 to 14.10. I installed my apps(lamp, nodejs, filezilla, phpstorm, git etc.). I have some input problems in some apps. In Filezilla, I can't use tab and delete keys Some UI problems, ...
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Is it just me or anyone think Ubuntu 14.10 is… “very inconvenient, difficult” to use :| [closed]

In my case, the new Gedit version has no outline border (like a plain white piece of paper) and it bugs my eyes. The Nautilus file manager, for some unknown reasons? My left click can no longer create ...
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How can I make a script for opening a predefined set of .txt files on gedit at startup?

Unfortunately as of late a lot of gedit plugins have stopped working for me, including the session saver. I wanted to find an easy solution to this problem and then it came to me that I can just ...
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Gedit .LOG feature

In MS Notepad I can create a file like this: .LOG I updated function xyz(), line 32 today. save it, and when I open it: .LOG I updated function xyz(), line 32 today. 25-10-14 8:04:56 How can ...
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gedit highlight misspelled words for every document by default

Every time I open documents and for every new documents I have to re-enable the spell-checker in gedit. How can I toggle it to always be on for every document?
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Mouse cursor dissapears when long-pressing Alt in Gedit

When I press Alt in Gedit, and hold it for two seconds or so, the mouse cursor disappears, and then as I continue moving the mouse, the cursor starts flickering. The flickering happens only inside the ...
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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 ...