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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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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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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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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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Gedit launches with Save & Save As disabled unless launched as root

Whether I launch gedit from a terminal or from the GUI, the Save and Save As menu items are ghosted as soon as gedit opens. I can't even start with a blank editor, type something, and then Save As ...
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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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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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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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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 change the color of gedit's spell checking underline?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 today, and in its version of gedit (3.10.4), the spell-checking plugin highlights misspelled words in light grey. Is there a way to change it back to red? I poked around the ...
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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Get Menu bar to disappear in full screen mode in gedit

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.10 gnome and I don't know how to get rid of the menu bar in Gedit in full screen mode. There is no option for that
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Gedit Error (I am getting most of the times , I am writing a C program in Gedit, just want to know why is this happening?)

I am getting this error most of the time , I am writing a C program in it. And as a result , all of my codes get white-washed and I have to start afresh. Please help ASAP. (gedit:3350): Gdk-ERROR **: ...
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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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Application windows do not pop up on Ubuntu 14

Since I installed Ubuntu 14, app windows do not pop up as they used to do before. For instance: When new skype messages are received, skype window do not pop up (even when configured to splash). Or ...
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How to activate external tools in Gedit? - Ubuntu 14.10

My external tools in Gedit doesn't work . I get this error when I check it: An error occurred : plugin loader "python3" was not found . I've tried these solutions but they haven't worked: Link ...
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Extension to submit problem codes on Hackerearth, Codechef from editor

Is there any extension available in any editor to submit code directly from editor to the competitive programming sites like codechef, hackerearth, hackerrank, topcoder, codeforces etc.?
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Setting up Adobe Air with wine, removes gedit

Latest Adobe Air does not provide support anymore for Ubuntu versions. Since I tried to install an exe file using wine. There were issues to install latest version of wine 1.7. Since on google, I ...
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gedit: how can I define a snippet shortcut Ctrl-9?

I use gedit for LaTeX with the LaTeX and snippets plugins. I try to make snippets to put the selected text (or, if none is selected, the cursor) in curly, square and round brackets respectively. From ...
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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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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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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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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 ...