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Can't open Gedit as root

When I run sudo gedit /path/to/some/random/file I get the following error ** (gedit:6262): WARNING **: Command line `dbus-launch --autolaunch=7f8731869e1c690b8205727e0000000a --binary-syntax ...
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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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Activating gedit-latex-plugin fails in Vivid

I installed gedit-latex-plugin in Ubuntu Vivid via aptitude without errors. Trying to activate the plugin in gedit via Preferences > Plugins results in a runtime error and the plugin not getting ...
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Why does gedit use alot more ram than the file size?

I'm not complaining about this isn't a problem but why when I open a 500MiB text file in gedit does it take over 8GiB of ram when it is fully open
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Having problem with opening softwares from the terminal (including wireshark & gedit)

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I am having errors opening softwares from the terminal. For example: build@build:/usr/local/bin$ sudo wireshark gdk_mir_display_open Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to ...
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Gedit error: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed

When running Gedit from Terminal, I encounter an error stating that Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed. Neither purging and installing using apt-get nor removing and ...
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Gedit error: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.restoretabs' is not installed

I rebooted the computer, after the installation of a new CD drive. Attempted to start gedit from the panel (Cinnamon). The icon wiggled, and a box flashed on the screen, then closed. I have already ...
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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 open new doccument tab in gedit and send text flow into it from terminal?

I want to make Krusader User Action which lists selected files. I know I can do it in terminal like ls -1 > list.txt and than delete unwanted. But I'm looking something like gedit newDoc.txt < ...
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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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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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Gedit Plugin: How to get the buffer of a newly opened file from another file in Gedit?

I've written a code for a Gedit Plugin which opens another file, self.window.create_tab_from_location(Gio.file_new_for_path(file_path), None, line_number, 0, ...
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How to get new face of gedit

Iam not being able to get the new face of Gedit. The new look came with gnome 3.14 and I am currently running ubuntu gnome 15.04 with gnome version 3.14
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Getting the default text editor used in system

I have been searching and browsing for a long time and have not been able to find an answer to my question. I have used select-editor and I note that I am using /usr/bin/nano. Is this the default ...
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Grey bars when scrolling

I've been reinstalling things like the texteditor and the filemanager and now i get theese grey bars when scrolling to the edge.
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Which system calls are called when file is updated from gedit? [duplicate]

If any file is updated using gedit then internally which system calls are called or which algos are called ?? What is the way of getting that list of operations occurred when file is updated from ...
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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. See image below:
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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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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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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 ...