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gedit plugin to highlight all instances of selection

Using gedit 3, I've tried multiple plugins to highlight all instances of the current selection (a la Notepad++): https://code.google.com/p/smart-highlighting-gedit/ ...
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Nautilus, gedit etc - remeber windows position [duplicate]

How to force nautilus and gedit (and practically all program's windows on ubuntu) to always remember their window position? When i start another nautilus window, it is randomly placed on different ...
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GEdit runs with unsaved empty document [closed]

In the last few days gedit has started behaving quite weird. Every time I open it, it has an unsaved, empty document, even if I open some code file (so as a result, instead of opening my file ...
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How to set default editor in 13.04? [duplicate]

None of this, this nor this worked in setting my default editor. Haven't tried this, I'm afraid it won't work either. So how do I set the default editor to emacs or possibly emacsclient in 13.04 ...
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how to make gedit align tab-separated values like it's a table? [closed]

I have a file like this: and i want it to be displayed like this: without adding extra tabs or spaces. Is it possible with gedit? Is it possible with something else?
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help cannot change inotify watch number because file cant be over written

so I'm trying to start using lsyncd for a more up to date backup system. the problem that i have run into is that the directory that i have to backup contains more than 250,000 items and i would like ...
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Gedit select text and just highlight it plugin

Does anyone know how to highlight some text or change its color in Gedit 3.4.1? I have a list of features or modules to include in my project and I just want to mark each as solved when am done with ...
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How to avoid mouse editing in gedit

I am not used to edit text by mouse, I mean to use 'Drag-and-drop text editing'. In gedit 3.4.1: I am used to select a part of text by clicking and moving the mouse. But I wish to avoid moving the ...
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using gedit in Ubuntu

I use gedit for files that I also need in Windows. For the files, I use the Windows-1250 code page. In the Ubuntu, I paste texts and sometimes after that I cannot save the file in the 1250 code page. ...
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Netbeans keep acting strange. Can I get it fixed or install a better IDE with recommended plugins?

But the problem is, today is my third day using ubuntu, and I find it is amazing. Except I just can't setting a good IDE. Netbeans is my IDE on Win8 and maybe my favoriate IDE on ubuntu. Here is the ...
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Gedit not displaying certain tabs

I am using gedit to edit a ruby file. In gedit (and Sublime) certain tabs are not displayed, that are displayed when I paste into the Internet, open with vi or open with Geany. This is all summarized ...
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Cannot use gedit on multiple remote machines using ssh

After setting up the last of my 5 remote machines, I decided to test that the network was working well by connecting to each and opening gedit. To my dismay, when I tried to open gedit on the second ...
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sources.list, edit root [duplicate]

Today I keep receiving this message with Synaptic: E: Malformed line 220 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to ...
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Speller in gedit won't change words

I'm using gedit and the speller actually highlight the misspelled words. But when I right-click the word and choose the correct word it won't change. Also I can't choose to add a new word.
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How to send current of line of code to terminal input in gedit 2013?

I just switched to ubuntu. I want to use R and I am using gedit to write R script. When I was using Mac, I was able to use run a R script line by line. However, I have no idea how to do this now in ...
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How to highlight Non-consecutive text in Gedit?

Is there any short-cut/keyboard command to highlight, i.e., select, non-consecutive text in gedit? For instance, say I want to highlight the words there and text in the previous sentence at the same ...
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Can I shrink gedit's side panel?

My laptop screen is fairly small and gedit's side panel won't go smaller than about 400 px. It is a little exasperating because I can't have any other windows visible if I want to use anything in the ...
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How to get QML syntax highlighting in gedit?

QML files opened with gedit don't have syntax highlighting. Is there a package providing a gtksourceview lang.spec file for QML? If not, has anyone written a lang.spec than can be installed locally?
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Why do I get IBUS-Warning on running the sudo gedit command?

Whenever I try to run a sudo gedit command as instructed in Step 4 of this answer, my terminal puts out: (gedit:7549): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/jared/.config/ibus/bus is not root! How ...
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What languages does Pluma / Gedit text editor cover for syntax highlighting?

I've tried a Google search and even tried Wikipedia. https://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ says: Features: ... Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, ...
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Help wanted with customising the markdown panel in gedit

I have gedit 3.6.2 (Lubuntu 13.04) and I've installed a plugin from gedit-markdown: support for Markdown language in gedit that allows me to preview markdown text in a bottom or side panel within ...
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Gedit: Saving has been disable by system administrator

I have a problem with gedit. If I start writing a new file or edit an existing file the Save button and short cut to save is disabled. If I exit a modified document a dialog opens with the following ...
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How To Run Program As A Different User [closed]

I'm trying to launch programs as a different user than what I'm logged in as. For testing I've been using gedit. When I type sudo -u app_restricted gedit, I get an error, app_restricted being the ...
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I can't use the terminal while gedit command is running [duplicate]

I recently installed 12.04. When I try to edit a file with gedit, I can't use the terminal until I close the editing file or I have to open a new terminal. But I think I didn't have this problem with ...
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Is there an easier or more 'correct' way to open gedit as root?

I have ubuntu 12.04 running in a virtual machine on virtual box. Its existence is mainly as a 'toy' to play about with Ubuntu, so for this reason I wanted the GUI (is that what 'Dash' is in ubuntu ...
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How do I remove hidden backup files?

I have files ending in ~ in my home directory, and I want to delete them. How do I do that? How do I prevent this backup functionality?
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How can I run sudo gedit as gksu gedit

I'm looking into ways of automatically loading Gedit as gksu gedit when I enter sudo gedit by mistake? I have found that I have made a number of files unreachable by using gedit and I have only just ...
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could not save the file /usr/… permission denied (13.04)

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and am trying to create an .sh file for conky in /usr/bin using gedit. When trying to save I get the error dialogue: Could not save the file /usr/bin/conky-start.sh You do ...
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running gedit as sudo

I'm really new and from the dark side (Windows)... I must be doing something wrong. The only way I can get gedit to run with a tool bar (Save As etc.) is to launch it with sudo from a terminal. I ...
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Open foo.r executable files in gedit

I'm editing a bunch of foo.r files (source R files for an R packages) in Ubuntu Unity 12.10. Every time I click on one of these files to open it in gedit, a dialogue box comes up: "Do you want to ...
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Gedit 3.6.1, how to increase the number of recent files from its default of 5?

Ubuntu 12.10, gedit 3.6.1 This won't work: gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/gedit- /preferences/ui/recents/max_recents 30 Modifying this file as root won't work either: cat ...
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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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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 ...