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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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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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gedit 'broken' after update on Ubuntu 13.10

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10. In the meanwhile I have removed the Enthought Python distribution manually because I want to start back on the 'official' packages. So I removed the python ...
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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 ...
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How to change the default highlighting of gedit for a specific extension

Everytime I open a .m file, gedit associates Octave highlighting to it. I would like to change the default behavior to Matlab. How can I, in general, change the default highlighting that gedit gives ...
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How to get QML syntax highlighting in gedit?

QML files opened with gedit don't have syntax highlighting. Is there a package providing a gtksourceview lang.spec file for QML? If not, has anyone written a lang.spec than can be installed locally?
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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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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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Gedit plugins error

i can 't run some plugin in gedit. when i run some plugin like " externaltools " program is closed and show this error in the terminal: > > (gedit:11796): GVFS-RemoteVolumeMonitor-WARNING **: ...
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Are there any Gedit plugins for Rails

I have watched some video tutorials for rails and spotted gedit as very good editor for ruby on rails development. I installed gmate and some plugins for programming (autocomplete and intelligent ...
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Weird Text Boxes Showing in Gedit and Bluefish Editor, as well as Firefox

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Installed on my computer, I use Gedit and Bluefish for html and css edits(If theres any better ones out there let me know :) ) And for some reason apostrophes and quotes sometimes ...
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How do I change the colors of a Gedit theme?

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm using a custom theme called Twilight for Gedit and I'm trying to change some of the colors of the theme. I went to: /home/user/.local/share/gedit/twilight.xml ...
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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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How can I make all applications use Nemo's file selection dialog instead of Nautilus?

I switched to nemo a long time ago, because I think it's superior to nautilus in many ways. One small thing bothers me however: Whenever I want to open a document in gedit (or evince, but I'm sure ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why am I unable to load python gedit plugins?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.03 with 3.5.0-44-generic kernel. Python 2.7 and 3.2 are installed. However, whenever I try to enable gedit plugins (python ones, like Bracket completion or Code comment) I ...
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show C output in gedit's embedded terminal

I use gedit to write simple C code (learning basic C now). There is a plugin to embed terminal into gedit, like: I want to have a shortcut key, say F5 to compile the current .c file (gcc -o ...) ...
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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 ...
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Gedit - Background mouse wheel

I'm encountering a problem on all my Ubuntu & Mint installs: When I have a file opened with Gedit and scroll the mouse wheel into another application, gedit gets scrolled too. How to reproduce: ...
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Gedit terminal background image

Is there a way to make the gedit embedded terminal have a custom background image instead of just a color? I've gone through all the options I can think of and haven't found anything. I have ...
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encoding and decoding in gedit

Sometimes in gedit, when I save a text file with special characters (such as Greek characters, math notations, Chinese characters) I copy from some webpage and am about the exit gedit, it will warn me ...
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gedit not showing any recent files

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. The installation is only 2 weeks old. A few days ago, gedit stopped displaying the recently opened files (under the Open button in the toolbar). It always displays ...
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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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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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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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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 text editor is not opening properly in ubuntu 12.04

G edit text editor is not opening properly in Ubuntu 12.04. When i press Alt+tab it shows in the list but does not shows when i click it. It works fine for some time after that it doesn't work. I am ...
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.profile recovery

I desperately need help. I added a line at the end of my .profile and now I can't login. I have tried to solve it through a Live CD, following these instructions. However, I get this message opening ...
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Installing new character encodings

When I open some text files that should contain šđčćž characters (Serbian latin), IE from subtitle sites, I get wrong characters è, æ... Also, when I try to save file in encoding other than utf-8 I ...
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Use “cobalt” gedit theme on kate

Where could I find the cobalt theme for kate? Or, if there isn't, where can I obtain gedit's colors so that I can manually put them on kate creating a custom theme?
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Customize gedit color theme as python idle

class Player(): My gedit used python idle theme so when i type this piece, 'class' show orange but 'Player' is black. so if i want change classname or function name's color into blue, what should i ...
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gedit external tools Build broken

I've enabled external tools in gedit and ever ytime I attempt to use the build tool either by pressing Ctrl+F8 or by clicking the menu item nothing seems to happen. It should run the make command. ...
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Gedit html tidy producing blank output

Trying to set this up in gedit: http://code.google.com/p/gedit-html-tidy-plugin/ I tried using the default options and also tried force-output, yet every time I tidy the html, it erases everything in ...
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Updating Gedit by compile, make and install the .tar.xz

Basic Specs - Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome 3 (session fallback), Ambiance theme, Faenza icons. I noticed i was using an outdated version of Gedit and decided it was a great opportunity to try to compile, make ...
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Gedit: execute line in embedded plugin

is there a way to execute a line from within gedit to the embedded terminal in the bottom panel? I am aware of the external tools plugin, but I could not find a working code to send the command from ...
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Gedit Default File Opening on SSHFS Files

When I open Gedit, and start typing a path to a file I want to edit on a SSHFS drive, if I'm not fast enough in typing and pressing enter, Gedit CHANGES what I have typed, and automatically selects ...
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Will installing the gedit 3.9.3 PPA break my system because of adding GNOME 3 staging?

I would like to get the new gedit version, but you have to add the GNOME3 Staging PPA and I've heard that GNOME 3.10 can/will cause issues with Unity, as I read here: Now – and it’s important ...
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How to change gedit action for URL drag from Firefox (link copy instead of downloading source code)?

What I want to do is from Firefox drag the desired link to a gedit window and let the URL be pasted instead of downloading a source code (as now gedit does). Actually I'd appreciate any faster way to ...
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gedit terminal palette issues, again

I'm on ubuntu 12.04/precise with GNOME 3.4.2, running an XFCE 4.8 desktop. I have gedit 3.4.1 with terminal plugin 3.3.4. I'm trying to set my colour scheme to 'solarized dark'. In the screenshot ...
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(gedit:28533): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

Whenever I run gedit in ubuntu 12.04 terminal I get the following error; root@heena:/# gedit boot.txt ** (gedit:28533): WARNING **: The connection is closed (gedit:28533): EggSMClient-WARNING **: ...
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gedit vs log files

my default editor is gedit and while opening only kern.log and ufw.log I got following error: There was a problem opening the file /var/log/kern.log. The file you opened has some invalid ...
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Unment dependencies when installing Gedit

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Gedit is gone, and when I try to install it again I get a dependency error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gedit : Depends: gedit-common (< 3.9) but ...
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Cannot add gedit plugin

Here I found a nice gedit plugin that I decided to install. The instructions on this page are based on the old ubuntu versions, so I tried another way: I downloaded the plugin, unpacked it, renamed ...
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big menu in gedit on Ubuntu Saucy

Im kinda new to Ubuntu and for some reason the Gedit context menu became three times the normal size one day.....I dont remember any changes i made before that....I looked around in gconf editor for ...
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How can Gedit 3.6 display all UTF-8 characters

My UTF-8 text files have a number of non-printing characters without font entries such as U+1D179 Musical Symbol Begin Phrase characters. Older versions of Gedit, such as the version shipped with ...