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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 ...
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Where do I find the local and the gedit plugins folders in Ubuntu 14.04?

I know this will be likely marked as a duplicate. But none of the answers in Finding the gedit plugin folder can solve my problem. It seems that I don't have a gedit plugins folder. Is there any easy ...
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save in gedit without ~ in virtualbox

How can I save in gedit whilst using ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox into a shared folder without ~ being added to the end of the file name? If I try the answers suggested here then I cannot save at all. ...
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Sound at end of file

When looking at a file with gedit, is there a way to cause a sound e.g. a bell sound or a click when I reach the end of the file I am searching through?
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Save as with gedit [closed]

I have a file that I'm going to be editing and then saving multiple copies of so that I can run them in a model I'm using. Having edited the file I now don't seem to be able to save it under a ...
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gedit and gksu a file

I tried to edit a php file using gedit and sudo gksu I got following error message using gedit mytext.php. gedit mytext.php (gedit:2644): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkScrolledWindow 0x17d4880 is mapped but ...
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Can't print in portrait

Since this morning, I can't print in full size portrait. No matter how I fiddle the printing options, reboot the computer, restart the printer, the hard copy always comes out half size, 2 pages per ...
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I need to change the Read Only in gedit to Read/Write

I am BRAND new to Ubuntu. I just installed it along with Win7 as dual-boot. I need to edit the grub file and reset the grub-timeout from 10 to 0. I have done this from the terminal with sudo gedit ...
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How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file?

How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file when opening it? I notice that gedit can always find the correct encoding when opening a text file of mine, while chardet can often fail to and ...
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How to convert a text file with mixture of encodings to a single encoding?

I created a text file by copying its different parts from different sources (webpages, other text files, pdf files) into gedit and saving it to the file. I guess that is the reason that I have ...
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Use custom command to open files

gedit application is set as default application for text files. Supposing I have a script with execution rights in /usr/bin, how can I set that script to be run when I open a text file using Nautilus ...
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How to replace tabs for spaces in gedit?

If you create a file using gedit, which is configured to insert 4 spaces each time you press tab. Then for some reason you edit the file and some tabs get inserted (i.e. While editing on Windows). How ...
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Shift + any key combination closes search dialog in gedit on 14.04

When I hit Ctrl+F and type any uppercase letter (using the Shift key) in the search dialog, the dialog closes and the letters appears in the document instead. I don't remember changing any shortcut ...
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Switch text direction in GEdit

I want GEdit to show all paragraphs in right-to-left view. I know that it renders paragraphs starting with rtl characters correctly. But I need paragraphs starting with ltr characters also shown as ...
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gedit : plugin “imitation” doesn't work after upgrade to ubuntu 14.04

Unfortunately, I can't use the gedit plugins called imitation and "regex search and replace" after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. Anyone could help me, please? I already ran: sudo apt-get install ...
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Weird screen tearing behaviour with scrolling after updating Nvidia drivers

So I updated my self to the latest stable Nvidia driver. It is 340.32 version. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with it. Everything is fine but if I try to scroll in some programs like for instance Gedit or ...
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Any Favorites/ Bookmark file plugin for Gedit 3.12 +?

I want to bookmarks files in Gedit so that I can open them easily later. There are some old plugins which used to work for older versions. But is there any working plugin for Gedit 3.12+. I am using ...
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Cannot update/get any packages. gedit not installed

my problem is that my sources.list is out of date for some reason. I already found the fix in another port, but it doesn't work. It says to use gedit to edit sources.list and replace everything with ...
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Running python module in gedit embedded terminal [closed]

I'm new to python and i'm trying to run my first module but i can't do that through gedit embedded terminal the code i wrote is def num(b): print("Give A Number") b = b +5 print(b) I ...
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Search capability does not work since upgrade to 14.04

When I do a search (Ctrl+F) in LibreOffice Writer only one letter is accepted, like in some sort of overwrite mode. The same happens, for example, in gedit. However a Ctrl+F search from the browser ...
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Alias to open multiple text files in different directories from terminal

After hours of searching and trying different gedit plugins I did not manage to add a session saver to gedit to open some files in Ubuntu 14.04 (see here). So, I am trying to create a permanent ...
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find out the encoding method that gedit uses to open a text file?

gedit successfully guessed the correct encoding charset of a text file. I would like to find out what the charset is, but couldn't find a way in its menu. How can I do that? Thanks.
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gedit automatic session saving

I am using gedit on Ubuntu machine. Suppose if I open gedit and open some files say - file1.txt & file2.txt , then after if I close the gedit and reopen once again then it is creating a new ...
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How to stop gedit (and other programs) from outputting GTK warnings and the like in my terminal?

I am running awesome on trusty after having upgraded from raring. My desktop environment intentionally does not have all the Gnome / Freedesktop daemons running—I don't want them. When I execute ...
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Is there a gedit plugin that will detect errors in php code?

I dont know if this is even possible inside of gedit, i know there are third party editors that will do this but i like gedit and would like to know if anyone knows of such a plugin because i cant ...
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Can I turn off gedit antialiasing?

As the text seems blurry I'd like to disable antialiasing in gedit. I don't see anything related in the program's Preferences. The problem appeared after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04:
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gedit problem when open by terminal

when I open terminal and run the command sudo gedit first.cpp it shows this error in terminal: (gedit:24589): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/bonny/.config/ibus/bus is not root! (gedit:24589): ...
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Change where gedit saves temp files

Looking for a way to put gedit's temporary tilde files in a different directory than the one I'm working in. Is there a way to do this?
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Problem to copy a file from HDFS to local system [copyToLocal: Permission denied]

I have installed and executed an mapreduce program successfully in my system(Ubuntu 14.04). I can see the output file as, hadoopuser@arul-PC:/usr/local/hadoop$ bin/hadoop dfs -ls /user/hadoopuser/...
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How change gedit preferences in xfce / xubuntu?

Where can I find Gedit preferences in Xubuntu? They are like some rare, elusive bird. Numerous help forums like this give varying reports of where it might have been spotted. But you go where they ...
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“Manage external tools” not popping up dialog

I enabled the "External Tools" plugin for gedit. I clicked on Tools > Manage External Tools, but it didn't pop up a dialog. It did nothing. What did I do wrong? How can I re-install this plugin?
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Gedit crashes on opening having upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 So far its still pretty broken - using gnome flashback things see 'off' and I cannot quite put my finger on the problems. Lots and lots of system crashes and error ...
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Gedit Text size plugin keyboard shortcuts not working

From this answer the way to zoom in/out of text in Gedit is by installing gedit-plugins, enabling the text size plugin and using Ctrl + Mouse scroll to zoom in/out. This doesn't work in Gedit 3.4.1 ...
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How to write superscript characters in gedit? [duplicate]

In gedit, how can I write x^2 without using ^? Where 2 will be the superscript of x.
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Adding languages to gedit spellchecker

It's all in the title. By language I mean human language that are not included in the default version (say dutch, german, spanish, ect...). I'm using gedit 3.4.x.
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Could not write bytes: broken pipe - looking for log of removed packages

I have a dual boot system with 12.04 and windows 7. Ubuntu worked fine yesterday but this morning upon boot I get subject. Searched the forums and unsuccessful with recovery. I tried : sudo gedit /...
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Man Page Complete External Documentation pdf or text build

Ubuntu 14.04 man Version 2.6.7.1 gedit Version 3.10.4 I'm in the process of putting together a Complete Man Page Documentation, currently as a txt file, hopefully as a pdf eventually once I find a ...
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Sudo gedit error

** (gedit:8315): CRITICAL **: file log.c: line 980: unexpected error: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process ...
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gedit snippets lost

Here's the problem: Everytime I close gedit all of my own (LaTeX)snippets are lost when I launch it for the next time. Default snippets are still available and working. What I tried so far: Restart ...