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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. The screenshot image..
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Writing a simple Gedit plug-in

I love Gedit and use it daily, but there's one simple thing that would make my work so much simpler. And that is being able to use the arrow keys to open and close directories in the File Browser in ...
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Can I toggle word-wrapping on/off quickly in Gedit?

Depending on nature of the text, sometimes line wrapping is convenient, sometimes it is just confusing. And every time I need to switch this (pretty frequently) I have to do to View - Preferences - ...
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Is there a text editor which can display null bytes

Not important to the question but I'm working with files output from a php script. These files contain null bytes (\00) which is actually part of the php output and should not be removed. Up until ...
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gedit fails to start without dbus-launch - why doesn't package depend on dbus-x11

On some 14.04 Ubuntu installs (chroot's) I don't have the dbus-x11 package installed. gedit hangs when running gedit somefile and displays warning/error messages: ** (gedit:12476): WARNING **: ...
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I have problems with creating a hotspot

While creating a hotspot by using these instructions -- http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/09/3-ways-create-wifi-hotspot-ubuntu/ -- I receive the following: tux@tux:~$ gksu gedit ...
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Gedit embeded terminal showing both background and foreground in white color

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.I am using Gedit with one of the plugin called Embeded Terminal which is used to place the terminal attached at the bottom part of the Gedit.Now my problem is in that embeded ...
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ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS Gtk warning

after screen freeze at sign on yesterday, I attempted fix thru Terminal commands (apparently I am way too much of a noob) currently in terminal I am unable to use gedit (confirmed newest version is ...
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Templates directory in Ubuntu: can I use this feature with gedit in bash shell?

Saw this question: What is the "Templates" folder in the home directory for? But I wanted to know whether I can use this feature with gedit in bash shell? If yes How? If no is there any ...
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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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Why gedit does not respond most of the time in Ubuntu 14.10

In earlier versions of Ubuntu till 14.04 Gedit works fine but in Ubuntu 14.10 most of the time it does not show the cursor while moving the mouse( inside Gedit not with any other application ), does ...
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English grammar checkers for gedit or LibreOffice Writer?

Please let me know if there are any efficient English grammar checkers available for gedit or LibreOffice on Ubuntu 11.04.
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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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Gedit tries to open everything!

I am having a huge problem. Whenever i try to open a file gedit tries to open it. For example I download something with firefox, i click on the file to open it and gedit opens! Even in when I want to ...
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Installing gedit 3.11.2

I am trying to install gedit 3.11.2 from: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gedit for some reason, it does not work on my ubuntu 13.10 the file ./configure is not found. i followed the steps in the ...
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gedit lags when changing cursor position

With Ubuntu 14.10, gedit lags extremely even when only navigating C++ files. Meaning changing the cursor position sometimes takes up to a second. Is this known?
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Installation via GEdit [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu (first installation, a few days back). I'm using GEdit to install some very specific Nvidia drivers (Quadro Fx 1800). Nvidia provides a .run file which I'm allowing Ubuntu 14 ...
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Some Gedit preferences won't change

I am using Gedit version 3.10.04 on Ubuntu 14.10, and only just installed Ubuntu last night on my laptop. My problem is that only some of Gedit's preferences are changeable. Specifically, the ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit

Since I spend a lot of time on my laptop, I've gotten used to using keyboard shortcuts for everything. I want to be able to switch from tab to tab of opened documents in gedit by pressing Ctrl+Tab ...
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High Contrast Gedit Tabs

I can barely see the which Gedit tab is "activated". I believe this is controlled by the operating system. I looked in Ubuntu Tweak > Miscellaneous but I don't see any color or contrast settings ...
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gedit not working in ssh session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

when I try using gedit in an SSH Session, I get this: max@amancer:/etc$ gedit SWARM.txt ** (gedit:24616): WARNING **: Befehlszeile »dbus-launch --autolaunch=b3945c581ae43ae601b4b5190000000c ...
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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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How to prevent file owned by root when using `sudo gedit`

When using gedit , i always need to edit file in /etc/ or /usr/ which need to be root. So i created a Launcher shortcut on the left with command sudo gedit. So every time i click the icon on the left ...
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Get Menu bar to disappear in full screen mode in gedit

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.10 gnome and I don't know how to get rid of the menu bar in Gedit in full screen mode. There is no option for that
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How do I remove/ignore words from gedit's spell checker dictionary?

How do I remove/ignore words from gedit's spell checker dictionary?
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Why are hidden text files created [duplicate]

So in noticed every time I edit a text file with gedit, i get a hidden file in this directory with the same name except in the end this file has this symbol ~ So why does the system or gedit creates ...
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“EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported”

I am on ubuntu 12.10. Every time that I try to open gedit on root this appears: (gedit:3254): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols ...
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How do I install gedit without Zeitgeist?

I do not like this zeitgeist thingy. Because it is neither possible to (easily) configure it to shut up, nor is it possible to (easily) remove it without breaking other things. Unfortunately, the ...
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Ctrl+tab stoped working in gedit after installing xfce

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in virtualbox. I recently installed xfce and I have noticed that ctrl+tab stopped working in gedit both in xfce and GNOME. It works fine in Firefox for example. Is ...
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Getting “permission denied” when trying to edit a plugin for Gedit [duplicate]

I've tried everything that I know, which admittedly is not a lot. The problem is that I can't use the plug-ins in Gedit because the loader is set to "python 3". I read an answer where all one has to ...
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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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Gedit Error (I am getting most of the times , I am writing a C program in Gedit, just want to know why is this happening?)

I am getting this error most of the time , I am writing a C program in it. And as a result , all of my codes get white-washed and I have to start afresh. Please help ASAP. (gedit:3350): Gdk-ERROR **: ...
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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 “lagging”

whenever I use gedit, the program lags when I switch lines with the mouse or enter/backspace. It only started doing this in the past month and I have no idea why. A bit of background, I'm using my ...
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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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Cobalt theme for Geany?

Is there any cobalt theme available for Geany Editor just like Gedit cobalt theme? Also how to install these themes. Is there any way we can create our own theme for these types of editors?
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Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in the default gedit app?

Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in Ubuntu's native gedit app? I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. following are not working ctrl+tab, ctrl+pageup. Thanks in advance