In previous versions of Ubuntu, gedit had a wordwrap option available in the menu option Edit -> Preferences -> View -> Enable text wrapping.

screenshot of gedit preferences in Ubuntu 13.04

But in Ubuntu 13.10, I don't see a Preferences menu anymore. How do I toggle word wrapping?

screenshot of gedit in Ubuntu 13.10


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Oh, that ever-annoying app-menu! Thanks, @vasa1, that seems to have done the trick. If anyone else runs into this, the solution is to paste this in a terminal window:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings overrides '@a{sv} {"Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu": <int32 0>}'

I didn't have to reboot or logout. As soon as I restarted gedit, the Preferences menu item was available.

(Bonus points to anyone who know what that arcane @a{sv...} text means!?)

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