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I'm using gedit 3.10.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Spell checker enabled. At the moment, I have to enable the "Highlight Misspelled Words" option every time I open a file, even if it is the same file. I would like to have the "Highlight Misspelled Words" option enabled by default when I open gedit.

I searched for an answer and I only found this 2007 forum post that links to a bug that offers a command that doesn't work in my version of Ubuntu/gedit as a solution.

Is it possible to have the "Highlight Misspelled Words" option enabled by default in this version of Ubuntu/gedit?

It would also be nice to have the "Set Language…" option enabled by default as well without having to change the language of my entire system.


EDIT:
Thanks to @jozxyqk for providing a more recent link:
gedit highlight misspelled words for every document by default

  • help.gnome.org/users/gedit/stable/gedit-spellcheck.html.en claims it should be enabled all the time if you enabled. I would still consider it a bug if it does not stay enabled. – Rinzwind Jul 21 '15 at 11:23
  • @Rinzwind Sorry guys, I wasn't using the right words. I wrote "spell checker" when what I meant was the "Highlight Misspelled Words" option. Please check out my edited question. Thanks in advance and sorry. – Xirux Nefer Jul 21 '15 at 11:38
  • The same question, still no answer yet. – jozxyqk Jul 28 '15 at 2:51
  • @jozxyqk Thank you for providing a more recent link :-) I'm starting to think it's not possible to do this, and the plugin authors are not active... We will have to code something ourselves. I'd do it if I knew how to make gedit plugins (or update the existing ones). Whoever codes this functionality into the Spell Checker will be my hero until the Sun dies. – Xirux Nefer Aug 4 '15 at 22:54
  • I had a shot at plugins but it seems some updates to the API are not reflected by the docs/tutorials. Might be a few years until the gedit3 changes settle and its worth trying :( – jozxyqk Aug 5 '15 at 5:24
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No it can not be set as default.

That does not rule out that someone who knows how to decompile, reprogram and recompile the spell checker plugin for gedit can't make a setting for it, it is open source after all. If it is indeed abandoned, then it is even more so free game. Just give credit where due. I would love to have this option, and setting a different language as default too.

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i think add spell checker plugin in gedit 1st of all open gedit.then Click preferences inside edit button.then click plugin button, and then add spell checker plugin

  • Sorry guys, I wasn't using the right words. I wrote "spell checker" when what I meant was the "Highlight Misspelled Words" option. Please check out my edited question. Thanks in advance and sorry. – Xirux Nefer Jul 21 '15 at 11:38

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