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Set default syntax highlighting for file extension in gedit

I am working on octave scripts which have the file name extension .m. When I open them, gedit chooses Objective-C as default syntax highlight option, so I have to change that manually every time. How ...
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True column-mode (block-selection and editing) text editor solution?

In windows, I used to use a text editor called crimson editor which featured the best column-mode editing support I have yet to use. When enabled via a simple Alt-C shortcut, selections could be made ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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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 can't save files

Gedit can't save files. My Gedit has greyed out the 'Save' button, and only offers to 'Close without saving'. Other programs saves the same files without any problems and i seem to have enough rights. ...
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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
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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 change the gedit “Highlight current line”color?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10-gnome3.14. Here is the question. when I check the "highlight current line" check-box on the gedit, it highlight the current line, but the color is pure white I can barely see ...
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Unindent selected lines in gedit

I'm using the Gedit text editor. For a single line, we can simply press Backspace to remove the indentation on that particular line. How can I select several lines and unindent them all?
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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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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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Krusader automatically opens newly created text files

I want to disable the auto open newly created text files with the internal editor in Krusader. Always when I make a new text file in Krusader with right-click + Create new + Text file, Krusader opens ...
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How to activate the Gedit terminal plugin on Ubuntu 13.10?

I have the following packages installed: gedit gedit-common gedit-plugins In Ubuntu 12.04 with these packages installed all that was needed was to activate the terminal plugin and the press ...
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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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Problem while creating the 95proxies file

When I run this command in Terminal: sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d The following message is displayed: /etc/apt/apt.conf.d is directory please check that you typed the location correctly and try ...
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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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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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How to change gedit preferences from terminal?

I'm preparing a bash file to automatically configure a fresh installation, and would like that gedit goes to the desired shape without manually configuring the preferences. How can it be commanded ...
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Cannot edit php5.fcgi owned by Me with RWX owner permissions

Ok, I kind of thought I understood Linux permissions and then I encountered this one. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a virtualbox on my Windows 7 pro laptop. All udpates are applied to windows, ...
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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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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Gedit won/t highlight the syntax colors for new langauge

i am trying to create a new language definition for Gedit. language is called nesC and it is basically derived from C, sharing the C structure as a result. i have followed instructions on ...
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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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Is Gedit-3.14.2 available for ubuntu?

From where I will get gedit latest version? Current I have 3.10.4 installed on my Ubuntu version 14.10. Do we have any ppa available to download latest gedit?
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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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What does the Gedit plugin called “Dashboard” do and/or provide?

What does the "Dashboard" plugin do? It's description says "A Dashboard for new tabs.", but I can't see what's changed after I enable it or what it lets me do differently. I don't see anything like a ...
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What does the Gedit Plugin called “Quick open” do and/or provide?

What does the "Quick open" plugin do? It says that it "Quick open: Quickly open files.", but I can't see what's changed after I enable it.
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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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Can I make gedit embedded terminal cd automatically to the current file's directory?

How to make gedit terminal itself to change directory to the location of the file which is opened currently in gedit? As by default i have to cd till i get to present file location in my ...
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Gedit Gtk warning on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

When I open gedit from the terminal by- gedit& I get a warning- Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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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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Application windows do not pop up on Ubuntu 14

Since I installed Ubuntu 14, app windows do not pop up as they used to do before. For instance: When new skype messages are received, skype window do not pop up (even when configured to splash). Or ...
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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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Edit make file permanently

I'm a newbie with Linux, I'm using for few days, I'm trying to edit a makefile, adding a line in the CFLAGS field, via gedit, but when I compile the file It reverse back to the original version, ...
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How can I stop gedit crashing when using save as?

I keep encountering a problem when trying to use the Save As functionality in gedit when I am running a model that keeps creating files in the directory I am looking at. I have opened a file and ...
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My Python files opens in gedit instead of Python [duplicate]

My Python files opens in gedit instead of Python. Is there a way to fix this? I have tried to allow them to execute in the properties setting, but that didn't work. I can open them in the terminal, ...
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lubuntu 14.10 gedit plugin folder

Which directory should I copy gedit plugins for gedit to recognize them in? I was browsing around the web, none of proposed folders worked. I want to use ftp code editng gedit plugin.
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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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How do I add a syntax highlighter format to Gedit?

How can I add in the regular expressions for an additional syntax language?
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How to activate external tools in Gedit? - Ubuntu 14.10

My external tools in Gedit doesn't work . I get this error when I check it: An error occurred : plugin loader "python3" was not found . I've tried these solutions but they haven't worked: Link ...
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gedit top menu invisible when started from terminal and using x11-Forwarding

Given: I'm using export $(dbus-launch) in my /etc/bash.bashrc file as I'm normally running under a non-admin user and need to su - admin to do anything dangerous. Normal behaviour: Go to dash, open ...
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“Unexpected error: Invalid byte sequence in conversion input” in gedit

I have a text file. I created the content of the text file by copying from some webpage into it. During the creation, I was completely under gedit. I then saved the file and exited gedit. But since ...
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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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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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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 ...