Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
0answers
238 views

gedit highlight misspelled words for every document by default

Every time I open documents and for every new documents I have to re-enable the spell-checker in gedit. How can I toggle it to always be on for every document?
3
votes
0answers
199 views

Any Favorites/ Bookmark file plugin for Gedit 3.12 +?

I want to bookmarks files in Gedit so that I can open them easily later. There are some old plugins which used to work for older versions. But is there any working plugin for Gedit 3.12+. I am using ...
3
votes
0answers
290 views

Printing 2 sides per page does not work anymore since update to 13.10

I used to often print documents with 2 pages per side to save paper. Since I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10, this no longer works properly. The problem seems to be with the rotation. Because if I ...
3
votes
0answers
166 views

Gedit, Evince has print disabled

Print menu command is disabled in evince and gedit. Print functionality works fine in other applications like Chrome, GIMP, Firefox. Ubuntu printer setup correctly recognizes my printer and scanner ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
609 views

How to install the latest version of gedit?

I want to report a bug report for gedit. Before reporting I want to install the latest version. I downloaded the source and configure fails like this: No package 'libxml-2.0' found Requested ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Open html file with gedit from Unity Dash (Files lens)

I search a html file wit super-f. The file was found and Ubuntu displays these choices: open folder open file email file The above items where translated from german back to english. If I chosse ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

Gedit not preserving extended attributes on file edit

I'm working on a project where i rely mostly on the file's extended attribute that i set when i create the file. But i'm facing problem while modifying the file. Example: When i edit a text file in ...
2
votes
0answers
238 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
348 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
231 views

Can I change the gedit shell output colors?

With the help of (answers to) questions like Make gedit embedded terminal colours the same as the default terminal and How can I change the color of the text in a terminal embedded in GEdit? my gedit ...
2
votes
0answers
364 views

Mousewheel does not work in gedit

I have uninstalled overlay-scrollbar. But in gedit mouse-wheel does not work when scrolling. In other gnome and kde programs mouse-wheel works well; it is disabled just in gedit. I open it in kde ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

Gedit showing preferences option in edit menu only when I open gedit using sudo gedit

Gedit preferences option is not displayed when I open a text file by double-clicking. However, when I open gedit by using sudo gedit command from terminal, preferences option will be displayed. But, ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

gedit flashes on ubuntu

I am having a problem every time I try to open gedit. The txt file opens and starts to flash. I cannot control it and I cannot see the content of the txt document. The only way out is to press Alt + ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Internet Connection not being picked up

My dad has ubuntu installed on his PC, and up to now we haven't had any issues with it. However a couple of days ago it auto-updated to a new version of ubuntu. Looking at the details in settings, it ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Disabled tap to click still works for some checkboxes?

I have disabled tap-to-click in the system settings, and it is disabled in most cases, however it still registers in some places, e.g. for checkboxes in system settings and the sudo password dialog. ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Gedit PHP syntax highlighting

Does anyone know how to fix this issue? I have PHP inline to HTML. There's an opening quotation and the inline PHP also has a quote, but Gedit thinks it's the closing quote for the HTML. Add this to ...
1
vote
0answers
128 views

Gedit's slow when there're unsaved changes

THE PROBLEM: I'm finding that gedit is working incredibly slow when there are unsaved changes. The mouse-pointer flickers and typing is painfully slow. PARTIAL FIXES: As soon as I save the changes ...
1
vote
0answers
81 views

Nothing happens when i press the power button

When i press the power button on my desktop it used to suspend but now it seems that nothing happens. Would the fix be under sudo gedit /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn? Thanks.
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
144 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
311 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
112 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
250 views

How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file?

How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file when opening it? I notice that gedit can always find the correct encoding when opening a text file of mine, while chardet can often fail to and ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
167 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
325 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
159 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
112 views

How to avoid mouse editing in gedit

I am not used to edit text by mouse, I mean to use 'Drag-and-drop text editing'. In gedit 3.4.1: I am used to select a part of text by clicking and moving the mouse. But I wish to avoid moving the ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

How to activate the RabbitVCS plugin for GEdit?

I have installed RabbitVCS and its various extension on system with Ubuntu 14.04: $ dpkg -l | grep rabbitvcs ii nemo-rabbitvcs 2.8.0-1~webupd8~trusty ...
0
votes
0answers
162 views

Gtk-WARNING from gedit

Is my gedit or ubuntu installation to blame for these warnings? If so, what is the repair procedure? gedit:14294): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkScrolledWindow 0x13c2880 is mapped but visible child ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Plugins not showing up at after placing files in gedit directory

I'm trying to add a plug-in on gedit to help me develop to html. I downloaded this one and followed the instructions for installing. After placed the files at /usr/share/gedit/plugins I noticed that ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

GLib-GIO-ERROR: org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time

Upon starting gedit on my Ubuntu-14.04, I see the following error: (gedit:3173): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed I tried the answer of Gedit ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

Critical failure on a clean 14.04.3 while using `gedit`

On a clean installation of 14.04.3 plus more than 300MB of updates to 2016 January 2 is the following file: brian@dell:~/Documents$ ls -lat SystemRestorationNotes.txt -rw-rw-r-- 1 brian brian ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

gedit: Mark region by searching

How can I mark a region in gedit by searching? Example: |abc abc abc abc abc ffffff abc abc The cursor is at the beginning (| char). I want to mark the area from the current cursor position until ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How To Create And Customize Shortcut Keys In Gedit 3.10.4

Is there a way to customize shortcut keys in Gedit 3.10.4. I know there is a ~/.config/gedit/accels but modifying it does not seem to work.
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How to make gedit status bar show replace results count for longer time?

After you search and replace text in gedit, the count of replaced items is displayed at the bottom of the gedit window, in the status bar: Found and replaced X occurrences This information is ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Not able to type an letters in Gedit

I am not able to type letters into Gedit, this is what I get when I try: