I am under Ubuntu 20.04.02, using Gnome 3.36.8.

My gedit (version 3.36.2) does not have a toolbar. As per this (from 2016): 1) that is part of "the new look" of gedit (see also this), 2) that has been asked before, 3) there is a workaround via a ppa that "tricks" into downgrading gedit, 4) for those who don't want to "downgrade", a fork of gedit named pluma is suggested.

As of today (2021), is there any way to get the toolbar in gedit?
I found no dconf setting for that in org.gnome.gedit.preferences.ui,

Related (mostly from about 2016, where the transition occured):

  1. Where are gedit's preferences?
  2. Menu bar missing in gedit
  3. gedit top menu invisible when started from terminal and using x11-Forwarding
  4. https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2326742
  5. https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/gedit-has-no-menubar-4175591052/

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Excuse me. Hello, Bro. I have a suggestion for your problem. I'm a newbie, but you can try this option. You can reinstall gedit from terminal to resolve that. Sorry my English.

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    Your English is not bad, but I guess at least some hint to this solving the problem is desirable... Jun 3, 2021 at 13:33

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