gedit lately suddenly started to open new files in new windows and it is really frustrating to me. I searched graphical preferences, preferences listed by How to change gedit preferences from terminal? and I also tried to uninstall gedit, remove all gedit files/folders in $HOME and reinstall gedit back, but nothing of that didn't help.

  • Uninstall needs to be a "purge" to remove personal settings ;)
    – Rinzwind
    May 12, 2018 at 12:13
  • I uninstall everything using purge, but in case of gedit it just didn't work. Maybe a bug?
    – aleskva
    May 12, 2018 at 12:38
  • What version of Ubuntu do you use? Is it clean install or upgrade?
    – N0rbert
    May 13, 2018 at 8:24
  • Clean 18.04 Ubuntu
    – aleskva
    May 13, 2018 at 17:23

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Gedit settings are saved in GSettings or DConf, so you can reset them with the following command:

dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gedit/
  • Thank you, so my issue is a bug, this preferences reset also didn't help with initial problem...
    – aleskva
    May 12, 2018 at 23:19

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