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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?
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Can't change gedit preferences and terminal preferences don't save

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I've just started using it for one of my college courses and instead of having all of us install Linux on our machines they had us install a virtual machine ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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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 + ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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sftp bookmarks - programs to open remote sftp files

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. In Nautilus there are some sftp bookmarks to connecting to a remote server. My editor installed are Gedit, Leafpad and LibreOffice. The problem is that to open a simple ...
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Deactivate anti-aliasing only in Gedit

With unity-tweak-tool I've turned off anti-aliasing so that "bitmap" fonts in Gedit look nice. But then the whole desktop will look awful. My current solution is to simply set a bitmap font as ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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:
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Spikes in CPU usage while using Gedit in Lubuntu from ibus-daemon and ibus-x11

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 all up to date and I have started noticing every now and then my CPU is spiking I managed to catch it in a top as shown below: top - 18:12:17 up 3:40, 5 users, load ...
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Why does gedit require restart to change color scheme to a custom xml?

I created a custom color theme by copying, renaming, and editing cobalt.xml in /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles. When I tried to add this theme via Edit > Preferences, Fonts & Colors tab, ...
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Broken fonts Xubuntu 14.04

Something quite bizarre happened today. While I was opening a new project on Intellij 14 my fonts started to look funny on IntelliJ and on other apps like gedit. When I first installed xubuntu I ...
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Switch syntax highlighting in a Gedit file

I have a mixed latex and lua syntax file with .tex extension that has a normal tex highlighting, ignoring the lua one. Is it possible to have both at once, or have a sort of switch in the document to ...
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Fix for flickering mouse in gedit on 15.04 when unsaved changes exist?

Using ubuntu 15.04. This only occurs in gedit. And it only occurs when there are unsaved changed in gedit. When there are unsaved changes, the mouse starts flickering. Here is a video of what it ...
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gedit error gedit:2128

I am a beginner Linux user I use Lubuntu Core... I have been trying to add echo 9 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to /etc/rc.local and every time when I change something in ...
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Can't write udev rules?

I have it written, SUBSYSTEM== "usb", ENV{DEVTYPE} =="usb_device", MODE="0666" but it tells me I don't have permission to save it, why would that be? I am administrator.
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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.