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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 '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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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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How do I update `ubuntu-themes`?

I'm super annoyed by a bug that has supposedly been fixed in "ubuntu-themes" but I am on 13.10 and I don't even see an "ubuntu-themes" package. Sooo... what package should I be looking for?
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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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Crontab opens as blank page, cannot save

I am really not familiar with linux, and only started using it recently, so be patient with me. I am trying to control a camera on regular intervals through a script that is called upon in the ...
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Incorrect spell check results

Firefox and Gedit (at least) are checking spelling wrongly. Which package should I file a bug against? For some time I've had issues with spell checking in Firefox. I hadn't bothered with them since ...
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Compiz reverts to desktop wall

I installed compiz and when I enter compiz --replace in terminal after switching compiz from desktop wall to desktop cube the cube works and rotates however when I exit terminal compiz reverts back to ...
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Closing - not killing - gedit instances via the terminal (to save changes)?

How can I close multiple instances of Gedit windows through the command line? Some of the windows may contain changes to documents. So, I would like to be prompted to save them or not. If I use ...
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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 can I save an open text file in a GUI console from a text console?

I'm running the latest desktop Ubuntu, and my system seems to have frozen -- the pointer moves when I move the mouse, but nothing else is happening; even the clock is stopped. tty1-6 work just fine, ...
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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 make gedit align tab-separated values like it's a table?

I have a file like this: and i want it to be displayed like this: without adding extra tabs or spaces. Is it possible with gedit? Is it possible with something else?
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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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.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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How can I debug a bug in gedit and GTK+?

I tried to debug a bug in gedit and GTK+ but encountered a problem. What command should I put the console that it gives me the sources of both two projects? I tried apt-get source gedit ./configure ...
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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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recover/restore a corrupted file

My supervisor computer crashed last night, and I'm trying to help him out. He made a R script but when he tried to open it, it was empty. But for some reason the file is 7.9kb so it should not be ...
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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 ...
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How do I safely copy code from websites?

I have broken my ubuntu install on my chromebook enough times to be fed up because each time requires a reinstall. I've done more than 15 reinstalls between yesterday and today. My problem lies in ...
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Setting file browser root in gEdit

I use gedit with the SnapOpen extension, which allows to locate files quickly inside the "browser root" directory. This is the directory which you select in the file browser in the side panel. When ...
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libgdk-3.so.0 and libstdc++.so.6.0. errors

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (updated recently). I am having some very unusual errors. Initially I had errors for libstdc++.so.6.0 and I tried to resolve it by adding the /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu in the ...
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I cant connect internet because avahi .local problem

I used Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7. I got a problem when I tried to connect a Wifi. The message was "Your current network has a .local domain, which is not recommended and incompatible with the ...
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Better Python Console not working on 12.04

I installed the plugin (copied the files to /usr/lib/gedit/plugins/) but when I hit the f5 when a python file is open in the gedit,nothing happens.Only a message is seen at the bottom of the gedit ...
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Fonts in Gedit overlapping with tab toolbar

The problem is that the first line of Gedit is overlapping with the tab toolbar. It is happening with every font that I use even the default one. Is it something to do with my theme (Mac OS X)?