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Hi I have tried to install this plugin for gedit by copying the files auto_completion.gedit-plugin auto_completion.py to /usr/share/gedit-2/plugins/autocomplete however when i restart gedit and go to edit -> preferences this plugin is not listed.

Am I missing a step? Is there a way to tell gedit to look for new plugins?

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Answer found on ubuntu forums here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=710623

.gnome2/gedit/plugins/ is the right directory (or /usr/lib/gedit-2/plugins/ if you want them installed systemwide).

Your plugin should have a .gedit-plugin file and a .py file or a folder containing .py files with maybe a glade file. the .gedit-plugin must be in the root of the plugins directory (e g: .gnome2/gedit/plugins/).

If it still doesn't work try to run gedit from a terminal and look at the output, you may find some useful debug info.

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