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gedit not showing any recent files

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. The installation is only 2 weeks old. A few days ago, gedit stopped displaying the recently opened files (under the Open button in the toolbar). It always displays ...
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Issue with gedit printing

I executed gedit and printed some texts with it in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But I think that It's not doing it correctly. Perhaps I don't know how to use gedit. Please help me with the way how to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to recover a lost text file?

Yesterday I was working on a text file in a drive that was mounted from a ntfs Windows 8 partition. After running Windows 8 and coming back to Linux, I saw the file is gone, only to have a backup file ...
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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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What was the default font of gEdit on Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid)?

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to Lubuntu 14.04 and I installed the latest version of all the programs that I had on my previous computer. I installed the latest gEdit 3.10.4 version and a lot has ...
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permissions denied even though I'm a system admin (and the only user of the system,) when trying to access and edit .desktop files? (14.04)

When I try to save the .desktop file (for Google chrome in this instance,) I revive a message that in short states I do not have the require permissions to do this. Is there any fix for the problem at ...
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File script not saved as expected

When I try to edit a script (with Sublime Text 3) the file is saved normally. But when I open the same file with gedit, the file is empty. Also when I run the script (.sh) nothing happens unless I ...
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How to make gedit a java ide

Im looking for a lightweight ide. I've heard that gedit can also be used for this purpose. Can anyone tell me how to make it a java ide, I haven't come across anything helpful yet. In Tools > Manage ...
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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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How do I update `ubuntu-themes`?

I'm super annoyed by a bug that has supposedly been fixed in "ubuntu-themes" but I am on 13.10 and I don't even see an "ubuntu-themes" package. Sooo... what package should I be looking for?
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What is this gtk-warning “Calling inhibit failed” working with Gedit?

While working with gedit run from terminal, I got this warning message: (gedit:21824): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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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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How to write superscript characters in gedit?

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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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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Prevent gedit from creating files with the '~' (tilde) suffix

I have observed that in gedit if I edit a file, another file is created in the same directory (the one with the same filename and a tilde '~' suffix). The extra file remains even if I close gedit. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Gtk warning when opening Gedit in terminal

Previously, I need to clear documents history, so I Googled and found this: http://www.watchingthenet.com/ubuntu-tip-clear-disable-recent-documents.html I did the step, and then when I opened gedit ...
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Problem in installing gedit-gmate on Ubuntu 14.4 LTS

I am tring to install gedit-gmate on Ubuntu 14.4 LTS and I have made these commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-on-rails/ppa update using: sudo apt-get update then install using: ...
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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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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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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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Hide debug information when running apps from the command line

Most of the time running a gtk application from the command line it starts dumping debug information to the stdout even though I put them in background. Example: ~$ gedit test.html # and ctrl+z to ...
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Add 'duplicate file' to Gedit file browser panel right-click menu?

In TextMate and other IDE's like Netbeans, there is a right-click option to duplicate a file. Is it possible to add this feature in Gedit file-browser panel on right click? Currently, I can create ...
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Why does sudo gedit NOT open files starting with Exclamation mark

When trying to open a file with sudo gedit /path/to/file with a file name starting with a ! in front eg !config.ini i can not open the file. However if i do sudo nautilus then open the file with gedit ...
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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 external tools Build broken

I've enabled external tools in gedit and ever ytime I attempt to use the build tool either by pressing Ctrl+F8 or by clicking the menu item nothing seems to happen. It should run the make command. ...
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Nautilus and open file dialogs hung after update to 14.04 LTS

after upgrade to 14.04 opening nautilus or pressing Ctrl+o from e.g. gedit let the application hung for about 30 seconds (gedit becomes gray). What to do?
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go to line in gedit

How can we go to a specific line in gedit? I use Ctrl+L but nothing shows to ask which line to go to. I found those keys in here
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How can I go back to command line?

When I run ipython notebook or gedit in Terminal, the command line does not appear and it stops somewhere. How can I go back to command line mode?
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How to delete history of Totem and Gedit in gnome shell?

How can I delete history of Totem and Gedit in gnome shell? I can not find a menu option to do this, unlike in gnome 2.
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Weird Text Boxes Showing in Gedit and Bluefish Editor, as well as Firefox

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Installed on my computer, I use Gedit and Bluefish for html and css edits(If theres any better ones out there let me know :) ) And for some reason apostrophes and quotes sometimes ...
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How to use 22 pixel size icons for toolbars in Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to tell the theme engine to use 22 pixel size icons for toolbars? I like to use the FS Icon set (http://franksouza183.deviantart.com/art/FS-Icons-Ubuntu-288407674) with Ubuntu. ...
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Gedit text editor is not opening properly in ubuntu 12.04

G edit text editor is not opening properly in Ubuntu 12.04. When i press Alt+tab it shows in the list but does not shows when i click it. It works fine for some time after that it doesn't work. I am ...
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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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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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gedit error message 8828

I wanted to edit my php.ini file, so I type sudo gedit php.ini but I got following error message: Inung ** (gedit:8828): WARNING **: Could not load Gedit repository: Typelib file for namespace ...