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Problem on running shell script (how to NOT make it run from gedit) - Ubuntu 12.04

I want to run shell script or at least run it from terminal. I tried going to home folder/edit/preferences/behaviour and set executable text files to 'ask each time' but it doesn't even give the ...
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How to clean gedit's and other editor's find&replace history?

I have started working on a new project using gedit on ubuntu 12.04. The problem i am facing now is that, all previously searched terms are still there when i click on the drop down arrow in search ...
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Gedit terminal background image

Is there a way to make the gedit embedded terminal have a custom background image instead of just a color? I've gone through all the options I can think of and haven't found anything. I have ...
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How can I save an open text file in a GUI console from a text console? [closed]

I'm running the latest desktop Ubuntu, and my system seems to have frozen -- the pointer moves when I move the mouse, but nothing else is happening; even the clock is stopped. tty1-6 work just fine, ...
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GEdit not working for some users

I am using GEdit 3.8.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail with GNOME 3.8. I have two user accounts on my computer. When I launch GEdit in my account, I get a window that is blank, and am not able to ...
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How to add a new language definition for syntax highlighting in Gedit?

I've attempted to create a new .lang file for getting Gedit to recognize the Julia programming language. I have read the tutorial, the reference document and the wiki page Gedit/NewLanguage, and I ...
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Weird bug in gedit - line numbers cut off on the left [closed]

gedit seems to have a bug - if the file has more than 9 lines, but less than 99, the line numbers get cut off on the left side. Does anyone have an an idea how to fix this? I am running Ubuntu ...
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gedit opens different window though it should not

It's a follow-up of Why does gedit keep randomly opening new instances when opening files from nautilus? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity: I double click on a text file on the desktop or through Nautilus. ...
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Changing computer name [duplicate]

Can someone tell me how to change the computer name on a pc, I've tried to edit the /etc/hostname file but it won't allow me access to save the amended file, thought the user the system created was ...
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Cannot Login Ubuntu 12.04

I have been using Ubuntu for 2 months and it work fine. Yesterday I tried to make my Texlive Manager (tlmgr) running by inserting a PATH in /etc/profile.d. Today when I wanted to login as usual, I ...
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“libpeas-WARNING **: Could not find loader 'python3' for plugin” when loading a pluging in gedit

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and I use gedit for a lot of things. I was trying to install some plugins that I use quite frequently and I came into some issues. First I installed the plugins ...
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Gmate Install Fail

I'm looking to install gmate to allow use of gedit for Ruby development. Currently I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I can add the required repository but when I "apt-get update" the following error is ...
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Start a new process without blocking the terminal

Is it possible to do this? For example if I run "gedit tifatul.txt" via the command line, my terminal becomes blocked and I can't enter other command in this terminal before I quit gedit. Can I start ...
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Gmate installation issue

I was following the link GMate and Using Gedit as a Ruby IDE to make my Gedit as IDE. But when all the command was running good,the below one throwing me an error. kirti@kirti-Aspire-5733Z:~$ sudo ...
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How to install latest version of rgedit in 13.04

I've got a bug in the version of RGedit in ubuntu's repository and I want to install the latest version to see if this plays better with 13.04 somehow. What do I do once I download the archive? ...
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Why does gedit window open when I double-click a program file, “start-tor-browser”? [duplicate]

When I double-click the file, "start-tor-browser," the only thing that happens is a gedit window opens and displays a ton of programming code. The program does not execute. How to I make ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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Opening a non-utf8 encoded text file

I sometimes need to open text files that are encoded in EUC-KR. man gedit gives: --encoding Set the character encoding to be used for opening the files listed on the ...
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~/.profile OR ~/.bashrc OR ~/.pam_environment

Please which one of these should I edit to give me required result of the path to my programs both in normal user and as root. I have added in normal user and as root but there is error as quoted ...
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Configuring the gedit embeded terminal [duplicate]

I have two problems with my gedit embeded terminal: First my terminal line is white and black, and I really want it to be like the Ubuntu terminal line that is purple: Embeded terminal: Regular ...
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Gedit, Evince has print disabled

Print menu command is disabled in evince and gedit. Print functionality works fine in other applications like Chrome, GIMP, Firefox. Ubuntu printer setup correctly recognizes my printer and scanner ...
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gedit shortcuts

Is there a way to make my own shortcuts for terminal in gedit? I mean, for example if I want to compile a C++ source, when I press F9 I want it to make g++ source_file.cpp (this is only an example) ...
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How to enable Gedit autosave files with name of current system Date and Time

I want Gedit to autosave files, by the default name with the current system Date and time. Is this possible? If not, is any hack to achieve the same? The use of this feature is, the file names are ...
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How can I print the line numbers of gedit?

I want to print the line numbers along with c source-code in the text editor "Gedit". I am tired to look all day at the display. Thank you for any time or effort.
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Sluggish refresh when scroll on texteditor

it's about two days that I realized that I've got a strange problem on texteditor (gedit, but also Geany and others). When I scroll the text (with mouse but also with page down/up) it didn't refresh ...
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How can I change the default name that kate and gedit give to new documents?

When you create a new file in kate or gedit they name them like "Untitled1" or "Unsaved Document 1". How can you change this to some other string$n pattern of your choice?
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How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus rather than open them in Gedit text editor? [duplicate]

When I double-click on a script in Nautilus in order to run it, the script opens in my text editor with no option to do so. Using Nautilus, how do I run executable text files and/or scripts?
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How to install Emmet with gedit text editor in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I came to know about emmet plugin. Which is really awesome for writing markups. As I am a developer I am using gedit with zencoding plugin to write markup easily. Now as I ...
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Why does pylint Gedit plugin give me an error when I try to enable it?

I downloaded and installed the pylint gedit plugin. I then copied the pylint.gedit_plugin file and the pylint directory to /usr/lib/gedit/plugins I couldn't see it in the gedit plugins menu so I ...
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Text editor that can wrap text in predefined HTML tags like Notepad++

I'm new to Ubuntu and am trying to figure out some things. In Notepad++ it is possible to use WebEdit plugin and define keyboard shortcuts for different HTML tags. E. g. "Ctrl + p" can wrap the text ...
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Cannot compile java code [Unicode Byte Order Mark 65279]

I wrote a simple Java program with the gedit text editor. public class Example{ public static void main (String args []) { System.out.println("hi yaar"); } } When I tried to ...
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How do I change the colors of a Gedit theme?

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm using a custom theme called Twilight for Gedit and I'm trying to change some of the colors of the theme. I went to: /home/user/.local/share/gedit/twilight.xml ...
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howto prevent gedit always opening a new unnamed file when launched

Is there a way to prevent gedit from always opening a new "untitled" file when launched (at least when an other file name is passed either with Alt+F2 and gksudo)? It is borring to always have to ...
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Geany / Gedit: hex editor plugin

Are there any plugins for Geany / Gedit to support reading binary/hex files?
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Gedit not found on launchbar when I minimize, Ubuntu 12.10.

I updated from 12.04 to 12.10, and when I minimize gedit, it doesn't show up in the launch bar. The only way I'm able to get it back is to open one of the files that has already been opened in gedit. ...
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Search plugin for wrapping words with text in Gedit v3

I've been searching out for a plugin that could possibly wraps words with specified text. For example I double click this word to highlight it : word and using a particular shortcut, it becomes ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Eclipse IDE opens py file with gedit(default) cant run file from gedit? cant switch default to eclipse?

I am trying to run a simple 'hello world" py file in Eclipse and the file opens with gedit or gvim and i cant seem to get it to run. So I installed Eclipse and I cant seem to get the py file I select ...
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Lost a saved gedit file

I saved a text file in gedit last night before shutting off my computer, and I remember what I named the file. When I turned on my computer this morning to load the file, I could not find it. I've ...
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Search in a big file for specific string

I have a 6 GB text file. It has an access record for a whole month to my website. That file is my only hope to know how a someone got access to my website and hacked it. But, as the file is too big, ...
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Can I change the color of tabs in gedit?

under Xfce 4 (Xubuntu 4.8) the tabs of gedit appear black with dark grey writing (at least on my PC it does). Obviously this makes it pretty hard reading the file names that are open. Changing the ...
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How to open the default GUI text editor in Ubuntu or Lubuntu via a script?

I have a script that uses gedit to open text file in Ubuntu. That script does not work under Lubuntu. What command is required to execute the default text editor? I want to make the script usable ...
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Can Gedit plugins work in Sublime Text 2?

Is there a way to get the gedit-dash plugin working in sublime text2? Here is a screenshot of gedit-dash
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“EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported”

I am on ubuntu 12.10. Every time that I try to open gedit on root this appears: (gedit:3254): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols ...
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Where can I find gedit's backup files and how to open them?

So, I just finished off the first part of an important task for school and today when I was going to continue, the document with my notes were gone. The only fragment I've got left of my file is the ...
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how to hide filepath and page number in gedit for printing

I have to submit report on my project and i need to print source code but gedit includes file path, filename and page number at the top of the page how to remove it ?
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Why does my gedit “open” pulldown not show any recent documents? [duplicate]

gedit used to show recent documents in an "open" pulldown, but that list has been empty recently. It has been this way for a while now (by while, I mean weeks) and I can't pinpoint any one change that ...
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Why won't Gedit display Hebrew letters in documents, while LibreOffice works fine?

I am using Gedit and LibreOffice Writer. When I want to write in Hebrew I don't have any problem. When I download a LibreOfiice file in Hebrew I do not have any problem, either. When I download a file ...
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How do I install gmate in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install gmate in ubuntu 12.04, I followed instructions from here sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-on-rails/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gedit-gmate The ...
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Font rendering in gedit is smooth, but not smooth in NetBeans

See the attached image. The window in the background is gedit with the fonts rendered smooth. The window on top is NetBeans with not-so-smooth font rendering (not anti-aliased, I think). Both ...
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Saving has been disabled by system administrator [duplicate]

I have coded my own HTML website recently, and today I wanted to add a Google calendar object to it. Today I got an error when trying to save the Google calendar code. I am the admin on my Ubuntu PC, ...