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Questions tagged [gedit]

Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment

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'gedit' on the command line vs via the desktop

Related to Gedit won't let me change the text size: stuck in giant text mode I'm using the MATE desktop version of Ubuntu 14.04. If I right click on a text file via the desktop, and choose "Text ...
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Why am I geting the error: “Plugin loader 'python3' was not found” in gedit when I'm changing virtual environment using anaconda3?

Title says it all, but a little bakground info is at its place here: All gedit-plugins works fine when I've disabled the virtual env., but turning any of them on, makes the user settings/preferences ...
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Gedit and Bluefish freezing and not loading minified script files

Gedit and Bluefish not loading minified 1.6 MB JS file the processes freezes the whole system and a message pops after one to five minutes asking whether to wait or quit the app . The same file opens ...
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On 16.04 strange behavior of Desktop Entry files

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new pc and copied the data from my old pc (12.04) to the new one. It went well, except that I'm having problems getting the Desktop to work like a desktop, a ...
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Gedit latex random hightlighting problem

In gedit 3.28.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, I have syntax highlighting random problem :
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Does dconf remove/rewrite the configuration files placed in ~/.config/[program] when using 'reset' command?

As much as I know the files that keep the various programs' settings are placed in ~/config/[program]. Today I've encountered to question 1035307. The answer mentioned dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gedit/ ...
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A Weird GUI Problem With GNOME Programs

My Ubuntu OS' version is 18.04.1 LTS. When I start gedit, this is the result gedit screenshot: Same problem arises with GNOME Calculator: I think some things wrong with GNOME programs. I wish to ...
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FileZilla 3.38.1 file associations on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

I am trying to set up file associations in FileZilla 3.38.1 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. If I double-click on eg. test.php in Files it will open in gedit. So in FileZilla > edit > settings > ...
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How to clear history in Gedit? (Ubuntu 18.04)

I was just wondering how to clear the recently opened documents history on Gedit? I've looked but can't find anything on it. Thanks in Advanced!
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Error when trying to run sudo gedit /etc/profile [duplicate]

I tried edit profile, but the result are an error like this, oot@bmkg-VivoBook-14-ASUS-Laptop-X442UF:~$ geopsy geopsy: command not found root@bmkg-VivoBook-14-ASUS-Laptop-X442UF:~$ sudo gedit /etc/...
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Ubuntu 18.10, Gedit 3.30.1 disappeared from apps menu

Upon upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 18.10 something happened to Gedit: Its icon disappeared from my favorites (the only one doing so) It doesn't appear anymore on the apps grid Though it's ...
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Code completion for gedit

Is there any code completion plugin for gedit which supports all common programming lanuages (especially C and HTML/CSS)?
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Gedit won't let me change the text size: stuck in giant text mode

At first glance this sounds like a duplicate of Can't change text size in gedit, but it isn't: in that question they're actually talking about print size, I'm not. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Start a new instance of pluma or gedit when one is open already

pluma, and I believe gedit also, does not start a new instance, if it is running already, but instead opens the file with the existing instance. The call then returns immediately. Normally this is ...
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Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (gedit:2652): Gtk-WARNING **: 08:19:10.568: cannot open display: [duplicate]

Whenever I try editing a file such as test.java with gedit it always gives me this error. Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (gedit:2652): Gtk-WARNING **: 08:19:10.568: ...
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Opening gedit tabs

I heavily use gedit for opening and editing documents. Since yesterday (with no update or upgrade), gedit has started to open each document as a new window instead of its default behavior to open as a ...
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Gedit LaTeX plugin : pdf creation

I just can't compile a pdf with gedit-latex-plugin. It is working by using pdflatex command in terminal. I try with this .tex file : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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ScriptEditor folder missing in Fiddler

Customize Rules is not working in Fiddler web debugging proxy. Maybe it is not able find the editor for itself. See below screenshot for more information.
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How to redirect output with color in gedit [duplicate]

I have a simple script to print color text in terminal which I've directed to log file too. #!/bin/bash echo -e "\033[01;32mGreen color" > ~/Desktop/color.log When I run from terminal cat color....
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How to remove dconf-WARNING when running gedit over SSH?

I have a remote machine running on Ubuntu 18.04 with gedit installed. Every time I want to edit a text file with gedit, I got this annoying warning message: > gedit myfile.txt (gedit:27544): ...
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Gedit as the default editor in crontab

How do I make gedit the default editor for crontab? So far I've tried: sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gnome-text-editor gnome-text-editor /usr/bin/gedit 100 and sudo update-...
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Gedit always opens documents in new windows instead of tabs on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

I can't open new documents in tabs by clicking by mouse in the file manager. I searched for this issue but only found old questions for old Ubuntu versions. I changed DBusActivatable to false as the ...
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Why modify the setting profile of AppArmor can't work correctly?

I currently use the AppArmor as a novice, after I modify and reload the setting profile, it works but didn't match to my setting. With OS Ubuntu 16.04. Following is my setting: # Last Modified: Mon ...
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gedit cannot open display on ubuntu with Windows Subsystem

I'm completely new to ubuntu and am trying to get a text editor to open in a gui window. I'm on ubuntu 18.04 using the windows subsystem of Windows 10. When I call gedit, I get the following: arobiso@...
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Gedit malfunctioning

I am new to Ubuntu and well, recently (after 3 days of using it) my text editor (gedit) started malfunctioning. The whole window isn't visible, the background of the app in background is visible when ...
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Unable to start gedit in 18.04 without prefixing command with 'sudo'

I have upgraded to 18.04 and find that if I attempt to launch gedit from a terminal, I only get a small window showing part of the screen, which is a bit like a screenshot. I can close the application ...
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How can I access gedit's settings menu in 18.04?

I updated to 18.04 and I cannot find gedit's settings menu anymore. There's a "hamburger" menu at the top right corner, but it doesn't contain anything useful. How can I set the tab width, enable line ...
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Recover Macbook APFS Partition

My question is very similar to this thread, but my situation is slightly different. I have been successfully dual-booting OS X and Ubuntu for some time now with 2 partitions. I managed the partitions ...
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Edit the /etc/sudoers file to provide permission to Jenkins

I need to edit the /etc/sudoers file using the command: sudo gedit /etc/sudoers and add the below: jenkins ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL Post adding and trying to save I am getting the error: (...
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unresponsive gedit

I was running gedit from command window for editing a xml file. After editing the file, I closed the gedit text editor window. But the gedit process was till running in command window. So I forced ...
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gedit weird encoding of standard text file

This question wa also posted in this SO post. I have a standard text file that is shown perfect with cat: $ cat myfile.txt v0[shape = Mrecord, label = ""] When I use xxd to examine the exact line ...
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gedit text editor on ubuntu 16.04 lts [duplicate]

What is the command to understand from terminal that 'gedit text editor' is installed on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? What is the command to install the same on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?
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Gedit preference only available to superuser

I have an annoying issue with gedit on Ubuntu 18.04. Only under sudo gedit when I can see/change preferences. Appreciate any experience to a solution. Tried all the methods I can find such as removing ...
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Gedit: unable to access plugins without sudo

Unless I'm running gedit with 'sudo' I am unable to access the plugins I've installed. Additionally settings are not saved. Ie if I activate a plugin or change some setting when I open it without sudo ...
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Can I non-manually add a comma to the end of hundreds of lines of text?

I have hundreds of rows of text like so: aaabbbccc dddeeefff ggghhhiii They do not have a space at the end. I want to add a comma to the end of each line. Is there a way to non-manually achieve ...
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Why do I see a current screenshot of my screen everytime I open gedit?

When I open my gedit without root, I get this strange glitch as shown in the screenshot: However when I type "sudo gedit" in a terminal it works fine. My graphics card is a Intel Corporation Iris ...
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A folder out of many is empty on my external drive after accidentally unplugging

I was running photorec in try ubuntu recovering formatred data of my 1tb main drive img copy which was on my external drive. I quitted the process for later resuming, and went to edit .ses file as ...
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gedit last line obscured by status bar

When I maximize gedit the last line of the text editor is obscured by the status bar at the bottom of the screen. This occurs even if I scroll to the very bottom of the document. Say the document is ...
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Why does gedit (Text Editor) switch to read only, and how can I undo it without reloading?

So, I have been using the gedit text editor for years, often with multiple files open at a time in tabs. Today, I find that my two gedit sessions and all the files open in them are suddenly all in "[...
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Set Gedit font from cli when lauching

Sometime I want to edit RTL text with a specific font. I find it cumbersome to change font all the time. Is there a way I can tell gedit to set a certain font when launching it via cli. The cli ...
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Select range of lines in native linux text-editors (gedit, pluma, nemo)

I have a very large text file, and I want to select part of the text (range of lines. Example: from line 10000 to line 40000 and the text has 100 thousand lines). But I do not see any option in these ...
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gedit “Manage External Tools” menu option doesn't appear

This is not the same question as: "Manage external tools" not popping up dialog where the dialog box doesn't pop-up after selecting Manage External Tools from the gedit Tools menu. My ...
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edited avahi-daemon.config with sudo gedit instead of gksu gedit - problems?

There seems to be an issue with graphical programs run by sudo instead of gksudo, because the result could be that files in my home folder are owned by root. I've been using sudo gedit for a while ...
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Single command to open various applications [duplicate]

Usually, before beginning my coding duty I open the following: google-chrome nautilus terminal system monitor gedit Is there a way to open all of them with a single terminal command? I use Ubuntu ...
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Is there a dropdown notepad for the top bar (systray?) in ubuntu?

Is there a basic dropdown notepad for the top bar in ubuntu 16.04 ? unity. like 1 pad dropping down like for example the calendar.
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What could cause this glitch in gedit?

I was casually working with my Ubuntu 18.04, when all of a sudden the desktop ceased to be responsive. I restarted the system and booted to a black screen with mouse pointer and the CPU fan going all ...
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How to reset gedit preferences?

gedit lately suddenly started to open new files in new windows and it is really frustrating to me. I searched graphical preferences, preferences listed by How to change gedit preferences from terminal?...
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Gedit file browser panel does not appear

I am currently setting up a new xubuntu setup (using the latest 16.04 iso, because I like to have version parity between my installations) for some short term work, and I ran into a peculiar problem. ...
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Is it possible with Gedit or the command line to modify every fourth line of a text file?

I am trying to convert a text file into a tab separated spreadsheet. My text file is something like this: Dog Cat Fish Lizard Wolf Lion Shark Gecko Coyote Puma Eel Iguana With standard search and ...
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gedit error : “Unexpected error: Invalid byte sequence in conversion input”

I'm doing a research project in NLP. For that I have to analyze a unicode (Sinhala) text file of around 10mb and it opens in Google docs. But when I try to open it from gedit I'm getting this error ...