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Avoiding mouse scrolling in Gedit when editing long documents

I need a solution specifically for the Gedit Editor: When editing long documents I want to avoid having to scroll down with the mouse when hitting the end of the page. Is there a solution to avoid ...
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how to make gedit an ide?

I just wanna do all my coding stuff at one place. so I am interested to make my gedit a universal IDE. It should support at least C, C++, Java, Python, JavaScript and Markup Language. Thanks
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How do I downgrade Gedit to a previous (3.10.4) Version in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

As the title already says: I have some plug-ins which don't run with gedit 3.18.3 which is shipped with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. How can I downgrade to the version 3.10.4 which was used in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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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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What uninstalls apps from ubuntu?

A week ago I installed Unity Tweak Tool, then I found out it's no more there ... so I installed it again, and then it was removed automatically. Then I installed it the third time, this time it was ...
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Install `gedit-plugin` for a downgraded version of gedit

Using these instructions, I could get gedit 3.10.4 to run on ubuntu 16.04. Now, I need to install the version of gedit-plugins that corresponds to gedit 3.10.4. The sources are here but I have not ...
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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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Aliasing gedit to suppress terminal output

I am SSH'd into an embedded board (Jetson TK1 running Ubuntu 14.04). I use the -X option so I can use gedit to edit text files. When executed from a terminal, gedit spews a bunch of garbage on the ...
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gedit won't save&quit after upgrade to 16.04

Step to reproduce: open a text file in gedit modify something close the file, the program will ask to save say yes, the program will not exit, just save the file Until 15.10 the beavhiour was ...
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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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Write edited contents of file to stdout

I need a visual text editor that can be used as follows - the example will not work but illustrates the point. gpg2 -d x.gpg | gedit -w - | gpg2 -e -o x.gpg This command will allow me to decrypt a ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Spelling Suggestions…” in Gedit

Is it possible to use any keyboard shortcut for "Spelling Suggestions..." option when the cursor is on the wrong word when using Gedit? Or, if that is not possible, at least when right mouse click is ...
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light and simple like Leafpad but with Highlight Misspell words and Spelling Suggestions like Gedit

I am Linux beginner user. Tell me please can I find anywhere online the "core version" (if I can say like that) of Gedit? The only two features I would still in it are "Highlight Misspell words" and ...
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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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Laggy scrolling in Gedit and Mousepad on Lubuntu 15.04

I have this problem in Lubuntu 15.04: Scrolling in text editors like Gedit and Mousepad is quite laggy. It's annoying, because it's not responsive enough for comfortable work. Editors like Geany or ...
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Importing Gedit from gi.repository with Python3.4

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I have the following problem: When I wrote the following line in the Python2.7 console: from gi.repository import Gedit Everything happens as it should and Python IDLE 2.7 ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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Why do I get IBUS-Warning on running the sudo gedit command?

Whenever I try to run a sudo gedit command as instructed in Step 4 of this answer, my terminal puts out: (gedit:7549): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/jared/.config/ibus/bus is not root! How ...
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How to edit a file in gedit?

I'm trying to mount an hdd , by editing the /etc/fstab file using gedit. I'm aiming to edit incorrect line (using UUID) and got a detailed error message. I now have the correct line to insert in the ...
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Ask Ubuntu website not working properly [migrated]

Posted a question, received a response, but when i tried to reply there was no reply section to write my response just a comments box and a box saying "Answer Your Question" I have used this site a ...
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Where to enter commands to compile and run C program that resides in gedit?

I am running Ubuntu. Please advise where I should enter the command to compile the C++ program that I have entered in gedit. Please also advise if I need to relocate the C program before trying to ...
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Unable to play .mp4 videos.

I was downloading a video from youtube, which due to internet disconnection was canceled. after re-connection i started downloading the video again from the beginning and after downloading the whole ...
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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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Cannot remove guestsession after crash/ multiple errors

After using inkscape for design with a second monitor my system crashed and since then I can only log in as a guest . Upon logging in. I get an err msg saying all data would be deleted once I log ...
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How to debug c programs by gedit?

Is it possible to debug our programs written in c by gedit text editor ? If not, how can i do it ?
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Gedit from terminal - inconsistent behaviour

I tend to frequently open a text file from the terminal with a command like so: gedit filename.txt However, the behaviour is inconsistent; sometimes, the focus will leave the terminal and will not ...
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How to add 0.0.0.0 in hosts file before every domain in gedit?

When I add 0.0.0.0 i do it manually and it takes long time, how to apply in one step. for example i want block admedia.com and subdomains , i open terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/hosts, and put ...
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gedit - wrap text with character boxes

I use gedit for pure text writing (I mean not coding). To highlight chapters in the text I wrap with "+" boxes likes: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Title goes here ...
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where to find useful gedit latex snippets

I use gedit ad my default LaTeX editor and I am ok with that. I would benefit from more snippets rather than the default ones. Does anyone know where I can find useful snippet for gedit as LaTeX ...
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gedit-latex-plugin not working correctly

I've installed the gedit-latex-plugin on my machine running 15.10. When I enable the plugin, it shows the markup colouring in .tex files, but the menu option New LaTeX Document... doesn't appear, and ...
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Underlining and underscores in Unicode-aware editors

Here at home I use the Unity-based Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with gEdit and a Mate-equipped Slackware PC with Pluma. I have always wanted to emulate the good old typewriter under Linux, so as not to be forced ...
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Can`t display DHCP IP Adress leases

I ve been trying to Display the IP Address leases with: gedit /var/lib/dhcp/dhcp.leases gedit is installed but it still doesn`t work. (gedit:6004): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open Display: ...
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How to delete a line using a shortcut in Gedit?

Is there any shortcut for it? If not is it possible to set a key for this operation? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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How can I disable gedit's behaviour of right-aligning Arabic text?

If I open a new document in Gedit and I type a line in English, followed by a line in Arabic, Gedit is very smart and makes the line in English right-aligned, and it makes the Arabic left-aligned, as ...
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Can't change gedit preferences and terminal preferences don't save

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I've just started using it for one of my college courses and instead of having all of us install Linux on our machines they had us install a virtual machine ...
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gedit plugin to highlight all instances of selection

Using gedit 3, I've tried multiple plugins to highlight all instances of the current selection (a la Notepad++): https://code.google.com/p/smart-highlighting-gedit/ ...
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How to stop Gedit, Gvim, Vim, Nano from adding End-of-File newline char?

Sometimes I want the last line of a text file to be a simple string of text with no newline character appended: ...eg. to concatenate another file to it. Several editors automatically modify my ...
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Change default editor for .cpp files

When I double click .cpp files I expect gedit to open it, instead RStudio opens it. How to set gedit as the default editor for .cpp files?
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EDIT: gedit's LaTeX plugin does not like \newcites from multibib package

EDIT2: I was finally able to find out under which exact circumstances the behavior described in my second point occurs: It's when a .tex file contains the \newcites command from the multibib package. ...
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Is it possible to use the Terminal's history feature to record html?

I am trying to learn html. I am familiar with the Command Line's history feature, and I was wondering if it would be possible to record what I am trying to learn in the command line using the command ...
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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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How do I install a plugin for gEdit v3?

I just installed the ubuntu 11.10, and I want to install a plugin for gEdit. I unpacked the plugin to the following folder: ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins but in the gedit doesn't show up the plugin.
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Stuck on text-select/text-highlight on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm running a guest Ubuntu 14.04 on VMWare and whenever I'm editing text in gedit or another editor sooner or later the cursor gets stuck in text-highlight mode which means that left clicks highlights ...
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How to sort lines in a text file alphabetically with gedit

With Ubuntu's gedit text editor how can I sort lines in a text file alphabetically?
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sftp bookmarks - programs to open remote sftp files

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. In Nautilus there are some sftp bookmarks to connecting to a remote server. My editor installed are Gedit, Leafpad and LibreOffice. The problem is that to open a simple ...
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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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Increase or View all Stored History in Gedit

I would like to be able to see the last ~200 files opened in Gedit. I was able to increase the number it shows to 40 using this command: gconftool-2 --type int --set ...
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Would it be possible to save gedit backup files in a “specific” Folder?

Based on this Question I would like to know if it would be possible (and if so how) to save these auto-saved backup files into a specific or different folder. As I'm using git as a revision control ...
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Why doesn't my gedit(ubuntu 12) have an edit button

Hello I'm pretty much a newbie with linux, and I have decided I want to use gedit with some addons for developing "ruby on rails" sites. The problem I'm having is that my gedit has no edit-button and ...
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recently-used.xbel is empty and entries are never added

I'm on a fairly new install of 15.10 and I noticed in gedit that I have no list of recently opened files. "~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel" is there and writable but the contents are the following: ...