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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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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 embedded terminal not working

I get this error when I run gedit: $ gedit Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gedit/plugins/terminal.py", line 309, in do_activate self._panel = ...
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Running python module in gedit embedded terminal [on hold]

I'm new to python and i'm trying to run my first module but i can't do that through gedit embedded terminal the code i wrote is def num(b): print("Give A Number") b = b +5 print(b) I ...
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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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Alias to open multiple text files in different directories from terminal

After hours of searching and trying different gedit plugins I did not manage to add a session saver to gedit to open some files in Ubuntu 14.04 (see here). So, I am trying to create a permanent ...
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How to open the default GUI text editor in Ubuntu or Lubuntu via a script?

I have a script that uses gedit to open text file in Ubuntu. That script does not work under Lubuntu. What command is required to execute the default text editor? I want to make the script usable ...
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could not save the file /usr/… permission denied (13.04)

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and am trying to create an .sh file for conky in /usr/bin using gedit. When trying to save I get the error dialogue: Could not save the file /usr/bin/conky-start.sh You do ...
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Unable to run gedit as a different user

I login as user 'foo' and if I am able to run gedit and edit files in my Ubuntu 12.04 machine with a DISPLAY setting as :0 If I "su - bar" and then try to edit files, I get a no protocol specified ...
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find out the encoding method that gedit uses to open a text file?

gedit successfully guessed the correct encoding charset of a text file. I would like to find out what the charset is, but couldn't find a way in its menu. How can I do that? Thanks.
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gedit automatic session saving

I am using gedit on Ubuntu machine. Suppose if I open gedit and open some files say - file1.txt & file2.txt , then after if I close the gedit and reopen once again then it is creating a new ...
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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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Can I change gedit's background color without changing to another theme?

I like ambiance but i find it a little too hard on the eyes to have to edit files on a pure white background, like gedit's. Is there any way to modify my theme to make gedit's background color ...
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Is there a gedit plugin that will detect errors in php code?

I dont know if this is even possible inside of gedit, i know there are third party editors that will do this but i like gedit and would like to know if anyone knows of such a plugin because i cant ...
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How do I encrypt/decrypt file within gedit?

In the previous version of Ubuntu (eg: maverick, natty), I used to do a: sudo apt-get install gedit-plugins seahorse to have the ability to encrypt/decrypt file within Gedit after enabling the ...
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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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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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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 ...