I'd like to replace gedit, and use Sublime Text 3 as my default text editor for all text files on my Ubuntu system. Can you let me know how do I go about making this change?
These instructions assume that you have installed Sublime Text 3 using the
.deb file provided for Ubuntu. If you downloaded the tarball and installed it manually, you will need to change the paths below to your install location.
First, make sure that
/usr/share/applications/sublime_text.desktop exists (
sublime-text.desktop on some systems):
/usr/share/applications/defaults.list with Sublime:
Search for all instances of
gedit and replace them with
sublime_text. Save the file, log out and back in, and you should be all set.
If for some reason
sublime-text.desktop) doesn't exist, create it:
sudo touch /usr/share/applications/sublime_text.desktop
Open it in Sublime:
and paste the following into it:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Sublime Text GenericName=Text Editor Comment=Sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose Exec=/opt/sublime_text/sublime_text %F Terminal=false MimeType=text/plain; Icon=sublime-text Categories=TextEditor;Development; StartupNotify=true Actions=Window;Document; [Desktop Action Window] Name=New Window Exec=/opt/sublime_text/sublime_text -n OnlyShowIn=Unity; [Desktop Action Document] Name=New File Exec=/opt/sublime_text/sublime_text --command new_file OnlyShowIn=Unity;
However, if you installed Sublime Text using the
.deb file downloaded from sublimetext.com, the file should already exist.