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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 set encoding in gedit 3.2?

I can not display file coded with GBK. In gconf-editor of gnome 3.2 , I can not find encoding item of gedit . How to set it ? thanks
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gedit top menu invisible when started from terminal

Symptom: Go to dash, open gedit. The top menu is visible (expected behaviour) Go to terminal, type: gedit. Then the top menu is invisible. (Problem persists even when sending to bg) I've looked ...
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Extension to submit problem codes on Hackerearth, Codechef from editor

Is there any extension available in any editor to submit code directly from editor to the competitive programming sites like codechef, hackerearth, hackerrank, topcoder, codeforces etc.?
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Setting up Adobe Air with wine, removes gedit

Latest Adobe Air does not provide support anymore for Ubuntu versions. Since I tried to install an exe file using wine. There were issues to install latest version of wine 1.7. Since on google, I ...
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Can't get Mouse back in gEdit after Shift Key Is Pressed

By default when you type in gEdit, mouse disappears and you can get it back by moving your mouse. So, you can do whatever you want using your mouse. But when I press Shift or Ctrl or Enter and move ...
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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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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 duel-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 ...
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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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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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How can I make all applications use Nemo's file selection dialog instead of Nautilus?

I switched to nemo a long time ago, because I think it's superior to nautilus in many ways. One small thing bothers me however: Whenever I want to open a document in gedit (or evince, but I'm sure ...
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Gedit Crashes on opening large-ish file over ftp [closed]

I'm trying to open a .php file I have on a client's ftp server in gedit. Infact, there are two files that won't open. I think it's maybe because they're quite large? (8.7 and 10.4kb). Gedit opens, it ...
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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: 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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encoding in ubuntu 14.4 [on hold]

I am learning java ( from Horton's Beginning Java). My problem is finding an editor whereby I can view in proper format java's charBuffer chars which are UTF-16. If I write say "Garbage in, Garbage ...
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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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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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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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gedit: how can I define a snippet shortcut Ctrl-9?

I use gedit for LaTeX with the LaTeX and snippets plugins. I try to make snippets to put the selected text (or, if none is selected, the cursor) in curly, square and round brackets respectively. From ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org

When I try to gedit some files, then I received these from the terminal window. There is already one post about this: Gtk-WARNING : Calling Inhibit failed But it is not solved. How can I solve it ?
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How to make GRUB boot straight to Ubuntu Server 14.04

I was following this tutorial and it says to gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub but I get this message: root@ubuntuBirdCage:/home/bird47# gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub (gksudo:8029): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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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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save in gedit without ~ [duplicate]

I am editing and then saving a file with gedit repeatedly. Every time I save the file it adds a "~" to the file name. This is rapidly getting silly! Can someone tell me how to save without this ...
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Gedit Shortcuts stopped working

Suddenly the Gedit shortcuts stopped working. For example, Ctrl+F, instead of finding a string makes the cursor to the next character. Ctrl+H now has the same functionality as backspace. I tried ...
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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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How do I get gedit to print?

I can print from every other application -- Libre Office, gimp, Ubuntu test page, Kate, Inkscape, etc. -- but gedit stubbornly refuses to print, show a preview, or 'print' to a PDF file. When I try ...
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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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Printing 2 sides per page does not work anymore since update to 13.10

I used to often print documents with 2 pages per side to save paper. Since I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10, this no longer works properly. The problem seems to be with the rotation. Because if I ...
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Can't open gedit in ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Cannot open gedit by double clicking a text file or through terminal. gedit in terminal shows the following error: (gedit:3247): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-main.css:43:30: Failed to ...
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Gedit warning: GtkScrolledWindow is mapped but visible child GtkScrollbar is not mapped

When I use gedit, there is warning shown: (gedit:3166): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkScrolledWindow 0x236cd10 is mapped but visible child GtkScrollbar 0x2307ab0 is not mapped How can I fix it ?
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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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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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The encoding method(s) used to open the current text file by gedit

Suppose I have opened a text file in a gedit window, how can I find out what encoding method(s) gedit used to open the file? When the text file has different parts with different encodings, gedit can ...
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Always open files in the same gedit window

Overview I realize this has been explored in several other posts, but none seem to work on 14.04 and gedit 3.10.04. I'd like every text file opened via nautilus to open in the same window of Gedit. ...
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Gedit closes unexpectedly with segmentation fault (core dumped)!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, all my Ubuntu desktop was working perfectly but now I can't open gedit. It started to happen from nothing, there was no reason for that. When I try to open it from terminal ...
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Compile gedit 3 to use on Gnome 2

I'm on Gnome 2.32.1 (Ubuntu 11.04), and I would like to use gedit 3 on my current desktop environment. To achieve this, I think I could compile gedit 3 and its dependent libraries with a custom ...
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Trying to build GEDIT

I'm very new to Ubuntu, just installed 10.04 when my girlfriend's Macbook Pro (32 bit v1,1) couldn't keep up with OSX any more. I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to learn how to Linux. I've got ...
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How to install the gedit markdown-preview plugin on 14.04?

I've just installed the markdown preview plugin for gedit and I get the following error on the console when I try to activate it in the plugins tab: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Acess dash menu options with application launched as root

I have a question regarding why I can't use unity dash menu to work with app like for example gedit when I launch it with sudo. To be clear if I just launch gedit without gksu I can acess menu via alt ...