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gedit - show file path for recently opened files

Gedit shows the recently opened files. How do I make gedit show not only the file-names but also the file path for recently opened files? I work on a website which has an index.tcl / index.adb in ...
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gedit “cannot open display” , on remote OSX , using ssh - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Profile

I am getting the following error message when using ssh to log into a remote machine: gedit: cannot open display and ssh -X -l root your-machine-name does not work usage: ssh ...
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An Odd Gedit Font Problem

For some reason I can not change my font type or colour in Gedit. I tried going into preference, and choosing a colour scheme (the background changed only). I was unable to even change the font ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gedit error cannot open display

I'm trying to fix an apache2 error (see... Why is my Apache not working after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04? to understand the error) but to do that I have to use gedit, now after installing gedit and ...
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Gtk-WARNING : Calling Inhibit failed

I was trying to use gedit, when I came across the following problem: myPC@TM77:~$ sudo gedit /etc/pm/config.d/config (gedit:12512): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/myPC/.config/ibus/bus is not ...
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Firefox Opening Pdfs in Gedit

I've just done the latest system upgrade to my ubuntu LT 14.04 and now pdfs don't open with firefox; instead they open with Gedit to give mangled nonsense. After searching around ask ubuntu I found ...
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gedit error gedit:2128

I am a beginner Linux user I use Lubuntu Core... I have been trying to add echo 9 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to /etc/rc.local and every time when I change something in ...
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Gedit PHP syntax highlighting

Does anyone know how to fix this issue? I have PHP inline to HTML. There's an opening quotation and the inline PHP also has a quote, but Gedit thinks it's the closing quote for the HTML. Add this to ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit 3.10 on ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from version 12.04 to 14.04, now with gedit 3.10. Previously I had managed to customize some shortkeys, e.g. block commenting to Ctrl+r and block uncomment to Ctrl+t (instead ...
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Enable line numbers in gedit

I can't find how to enable the line numbers, current line highlight, and other goodness in 13.10.
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Disabling gedit backup files (filename~ tilde)

How can I get the following command to change for the root user as well? gsettings set org.gnome.gedit.preferences.editor create-backup-copy false This command should disable gedit backup files. ...
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Alternative for notepad++'s IndentByFold plug-in in gedit (auto-indent) [duplicate]

I have some bash script which I want to beautify/code format. In my windows system i have used notepad++'s IndentByFold plug-in to code format and beautify some php,html file etc and it worked fine. ...
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Warnings while launching gedit from the Ubuntu terminal

I am facing these warnings while launching gedit from my terminal. Eventually gedit starts, but with these lines of warning every time when I launch gedit: (gedit:3830): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing ...
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Syntax highlighting for Python in gedit

I'm using the default setting. I'm looking for a simple legend that says 'this color means that' or 'comments are blue, functions are green', whatever. I'd think the need for this would be painfully ...
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Gedit's slow when there're unsaved changes

THE PROBLEM: I'm finding that gedit is working incredibly slow when there are unsaved changes. The mouse-pointer flickers and typing is painfully slow. PARTIAL FIXES: As soon as I save the changes ...
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Menu bar missing in gedit

I don't know what I did in gedit (and nautilus), but menu bar gone away. Here a screenshot. Actually, menu bar changed but I like the "classic" way, with "File, Edit...". What I did wrong and how I ...
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Gedit plugin for HTML tag match

Is there a Gedit plugin for highlighting HTML matching tag? If so then please suggest me. For example in this sample: <div> //div1 <div> //div2 </div> //end of div2 ...
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Why gedit can't be used with sudo? [duplicate]

I read this answer explaining that "sometimes" root can own something at /home/$USER directory. Can anyone give an example how to prove it. Just give a test case when something really bad happens, ...
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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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Gray bars when scrolling

I've been reinstalling things like the text editor and the file manager, and now I get these gray bars when scrolling to the edge.
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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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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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Nothing happens when i press the power button

When i press the power button on my desktop it used to suspend but now it seems that nothing happens. Would the fix be under sudo gedit /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn? Thanks.
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Activating gedit-latex-plugin fails in Vivid

I installed gedit-latex-plugin in Ubuntu Vivid via aptitude without errors. Trying to activate the plugin in gedit via Preferences > Plugins results in a runtime error and the plugin not getting ...
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Can't write udev rules?

I have it written, SUBSYSTEM== "usb", ENV{DEVTYPE} =="usb_device", MODE="0666" but it tells me I don't have permission to save it, why would that be? I am administrator.
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Can't open Gedit as root

When I run sudo gedit /path/to/some/random/file I get the following error ** (gedit:6262): WARNING **: Command line `dbus-launch --autolaunch=7f8731869e1c690b8205727e0000000a --binary-syntax ...
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configure gedit to always open in new window

I would like to configure gedit so that everytime I double click on a text file it will open on a new window instead of a new tab. How can this be done? Something like, gedit --new-window "file ...
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Having problem with opening softwares from the terminal (including wireshark & gedit)

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I am having errors opening softwares from the terminal. For example: build@build:/usr/local/bin$ sudo wireshark gdk_mir_display_open Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to ...
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Gedit error: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed

When running Gedit from Terminal, I encounter an error stating that Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed. Neither purging and installing using apt-get nor removing and ...
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Gedit error: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.restoretabs' is not installed

I rebooted the computer, after the installation of a new CD drive. Attempted to start gedit from the panel (Cinnamon). The icon wiggled, and a box flashed on the screen, then closed. I have already ...
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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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How to open new doccument tab in gedit and send text flow into it from terminal?

I want to make Krusader User Action which lists selected files. I know I can do it in terminal like ls -1 > list.txt and than delete unwanted. But I'm looking something like gedit newDoc.txt < ...
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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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Create a custom syntax highlight in gedit

Following my question from long ago, I am still trying to tweak my fortune handling capabilities. The display in terminal is awesome, just one thing remains - syntax highlighting in Gedit as I add, ...
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Gedit Plugin: How to get the buffer of a newly opened file from another file in Gedit?

I've written a code for a Gedit Plugin which opens another file, self.window.create_tab_from_location(Gio.file_new_for_path(file_path), None, line_number, 0, ...
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How to get new face of gedit

Iam not being able to get the new face of Gedit. The new look came with gnome 3.14 and I am currently running ubuntu gnome 15.04 with gnome version 3.14
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Getting the default text editor used in system

I have been searching and browsing for a long time and have not been able to find an answer to my question. I have used select-editor and I note that I am using /usr/bin/nano. Is this the default ...
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Which system calls are called when file is updated from gedit? [duplicate]

If any file is updated using gedit then internally which system calls are called or which algos are called ?? What is the way of getting that list of operations occurred when file is updated from ...
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Gedit Window split into two

My gedit window is split into two halves along the length each of which has a different shade. How can I shift it back to the original view. See image below:
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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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Whenever I download an .sh-file gedit opens up

Whenever I download an .sh-file gedit opens up and then freezes. Why?
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Where are gedit's preferences?

This is incredibly weird. I don't see "preferences" in any of my gedit menus. I'm running Version 3.8.3. All I want to do is show line numbers, but I can't do that without preferences. Where the heck ...
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Warning editing rc.local (/etc/rc.local)

I want to edit /etc/rc.local to boot a driver when starting up. But when I edit rc.local, terminal says: (gedit:2844) gtk warning calling inhibit failed ...
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Why is Gedit set as default calendar app in Ubuntu?

Just wondering why is a text editor (Gvim or Gedit) set as the default calendar app in Ubuntu. Does any one know the reason why?
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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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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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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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“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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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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Gedit - significant lag when editing long files

It's pretty much unusable on long files, whereas Jeany runs it without a hitch. Is my only option to ditch Gedit? It would be a shame because the minimialist design is great.