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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Weird screen tearing behaviour with scrolling after updating Nvidia drivers

So I updated my self to the latest stable Nvidia driver. It is 340.32 version. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with it. Everything is fine but if I try to scroll in some programs like for instance Gedit or ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I get gedit to print?

I can print from every other application -- Libre Office, gimp, Ubuntu test page, Kate, Inkscape, etc. -- but gedit stubbornly refuses to print, show a preview, or 'print' to a PDF file. When I try ...
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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 ...
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The encoding method(s) used to open the current text file by gedit

Suppose I have opened a text file in a gedit window, how can I find out what encoding method(s) gedit used to open the file? When the text file has different parts with different encodings, gedit can ...
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Always open files in the same gedit window

Overview I realize this has been explored in several other posts, but none seem to work on 14.04 and gedit 3.10.04. I'd like every text file opened via nautilus to open in the same window of Gedit. ...
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Gedit closes unexpectedly with segmentation fault (core dumped)!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, all my Ubuntu desktop was working perfectly but now I can't open gedit. It started to happen from nothing, there was no reason for that. When I try to open it from terminal ...
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Acess dash menu options with application launched as root

I have a question regarding why I can't use unity dash menu to work with app like for example gedit when I launch it with sudo. To be clear if I just launch gedit without gksu I can acess menu via alt ...
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Gedit crashes due to highlight mode

I recently started to have a problem with gedit in Ubuntu. If I try to open a file where the metadata selects a highlight mode, it crashes. I can open files in plain text, but if I try to select a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Display character offset in gedit

GEdit only shows the line and character position of the cursur. However i need the character offset also. How can this be done? Is there a configuration or plugin to achieve this? /ronald