Questions tagged [gedit]

Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment

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is there a text editor which does not change the list of recent files?

I am using 18.04 Sometimes I am editing a text file in gedit when I have to lookup and copy from other text files. Doing that in gedit will fill up the list of recent files with these other files, ...
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Please Help:gedit via Terminal (sudo gedit): Unable to remove “highlight current line” and Unable to modify preferences?

I sued gedit with sudo. I would like to unchecked: (the Highlight the current line, Highlight matching brackets, and Display line numbers) of gedit during the sudo gedit. But I can't do that. Hence ...
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Bug gedit 3.36.2 with dark theme Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

Currently when i change to the dark theme and open a document using gedit: The current line is white and text is gray wich is difficult to read. Any way to fix this? Thanks
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dpkg: error processing package gedit (--configure)

dpkg: error processing package gedit (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration Setting up update-manager (1:20.04.10) ... ...
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Double click on text file in Ubuntu desktop does not launch gedit as expected

I expect the application 'gedit' to launch when I double click a text file on the Ubuntu desktop. Actual result is that nothing happens. Manually typing 'gedit file.txt' does open the file in gedit. ...
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Gedit prints Tepl-WARNING on save

I'm fairly new to Linux systems and i just installed an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a separate drive. When i use gedit to work on my files it prints the following warning when i save it: (gedit:6645): ...
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gedit showing wrong strange numeric characters after ubuntu upgrade

I was running ubuntu 19.04, then I used the dist upgrade gui to upgrade to 19.10. Then I did the same to upgrade to 20.04, which I'm currently running. I'm don't know if this started happening after ...
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I get a “Warning” after adding the line APT_AUTOGEN=“yes” to /etc/default/rkhunter with gedit

The warning is the following: "(gedit:38572): Tepl-WARNING **: 09:45:20.468: GVfs metadata is not supported. Fallback to TeplMetadataManager. Either GVfs is not correctly installed or GVfs metadata ...
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(gedit:27981): WARNING / R upgrade [duplicate]

I'm working on a Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. I wanted to upgrade R but I constantly get stuck. I've entered sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list Where I add deb https://cloud.r-project.org/bin/linux/...
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Saving file on gedit prints a warning in terminal

I recently installed a GRUB theme from gnome-look.org on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (my PC is Windows 10 dual-boot with Ubuntu). To install the theme successfully, the file at /etc/default/grub needs to be ...
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gedit cannot open file in external drive - permission denied

Just installed 18.04 and gedit cannot open files inside the external drive. I double-click in file and says "permission denied" (doing this in e.g. /usr/ .. works OK) I do not want to use sudo in ...
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How can I fix Malformed line (54) when gedit wont load? [duplicate]

Malformed line (54) error message gedit not running, cannot fix as line editor will not load. I cannot load any new software or programs. gedit worked before when I was in dual boot but I wiped ...
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Gedit highight current line default settings problem

I am unable to see what I type in the Gedit editor using dark theme. This is due to the default setting of highlighting the current line.
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Cannot open subfolder when browsing for documents in gedit ( and in Sublime text editor and Visual Studio code IDE)

In the gedit ( and in Sublime and the visual studio code IDE ) when I go to browse my folders to find a file using Open>Other Documents, clicking on a subfolder in the central panel to open that up ...
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Can I use gedit in Ubuntu prompt on Windows?

I'm trying to use gedit editor in Ubuntu terminal on Windows. I don't have a full Linux OS, just installed Ubuntu prompt for Windows from MS store. I need this for my programming course. Is this ...
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How to find a replace newline and commas in a file using regex function in gedit?

i have a text file : "postalAddress2": "Postal Address Line 2", "postalCity": "Postal City", "postalPostCode": "Postal Code", "postalState": "State", i need to remove the second column, ie, watever ...
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Ubuntu SSH connection to server | Open file with texteditor

I have an SSH connection to my server. I need to edit /etc/turnserver.conf. I can access the file with vi /etc/turnserver.conf. But honestly thats the worst **** I have ever experienced in my career ...
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GEdit: spell check multiple languages — Is there a way?

I have migrated to Linux (Ubuntu) from Windows, where I used Notepad++ as text editor. One of the features I really miss is ability to spell-check multi-language documents. I mean, documents ...
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Geany doesn't recognize admin:// URI

gedit admin:///etc/fstab correctly opens fstab on write mode and asks for admin password. But with geany it returns: phil@GLaDOS:~$ geany admin:///etc/fstab Unable to find file « admin:///etc/fstab » ...
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I need to repeat control-c to copy text in gedit, libreoffice writer, etc

When I copy a text, either a single word or a novel-length text, in text-editors like LibreOffice writer or Gedit, sometimes I need to hit control-c again because it doesn't work and it will paste the ...
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After editing and saving gedit(29705), I get warnings. alerts below

** (gedit: 30499): WARNING **: 17: 09: 35.099: Document metadata could not be set: Attribute metadata :: gedit-spell-language assignment not supported ** (gedit: 30499): WARNING **: 17: 09: 35.099: ...
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What is the role of & after gedit? [duplicate]

Whenever I want to open a editor from the terminal i write gedit filename.sh But in this case i cannot write again in the terminal until and unless I close the editor first. But whenever I use the ...
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How to reset GEdit Metadata?

How can I reset the programming language for the files in GEdit. I am not able to find a solution. Please help me. What happens is, when I open a certain file in a certain path, it always highlights ...
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18.04 server + XFCE: Double-click doesn't open .txt file with editor

I can’t open a normal text-file (.txt) by clicking on the file. The only way I can open the file is to right-click and select "open with another application" and then click the select button. Or ...
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How to fix ubuntu calculator & System monitor garbled-character problem?

System: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, x86_64 Garbled-character problem as shown in the image below: But the gedit (Default Text Monitor) works fine: How could I fix this?
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Gedit uses high CPU (ubuntu 16.04)

I used gedit on Ubuntu for my everyday life. Previously it is fine, but some weeks ago a strange thing happens. It consumes high CPU. I disable all plugins, and monitor the CPU usage. You can see in ...
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19.10 - Hang on save file confirmation dialog

When closing Visual Studio Code with unsaved changes, the application greys out as if going unresponsive and sits for a few seconds before bringing up the standard "Are you sure you wish to close ...
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can't open gedit on ubuntu warning unable to connect to server

error message when using gedit on ubuntu I keep getting an error whenever I try to open gedit on ubuntu from Windows 10. I already redownloaded and updated gedit but still keep getting the same ...
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Forcing gedit to recognize .kv files

On Ubuntu, the language that defines syntax highlighting for kivy layout files is installed by default (or added automatically when installing kivy). The problem is, in gedit, I have to manually ...
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Installing intelligent text completition for gedit on Ubuntu 19.10

I'm trying to install the package "intelligent text completition 3.8" for gedit by following this guide: Unpack the archive Put intelligent_text_completion.plugin and intelligent_text_completion.py ...
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gedit text windows are opening with only 2 lines visible - how to fix?

All of a sudden my gedit new text windows open as a thin 2 line window. I didn't find a setting in preferences. How can I change this so new windows open normally ( i think the size of the last ...
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Graphical glitches in certain, but not all, programs with Intel integrated graphics

i recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my old MacBook Pro (Model: A1278). Everything is working fine except some programs like gedit und calculator. In these programs i get weird graphical glitches ...
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How to search or append a word in text file using gedit and terminal commands only

I have to calculate the time consumed in search and append operation in gedit text editor. I know that I can calculate time in any command operation by using prefix time in that command like time ls ...
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Location of the created using gedit

I have installed Ubuntu app on Windows 10 and also installed gedit. After I create a file using gedit, I want to access it through the File Explorer. Where can I find it?
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gedit and gpg: just want to protect my text file

i've been writing into a text file, using gedit. today i decided it will be a good idea to password protect it. i've searched quite a bit on google, and finally came up with this solution, which ...
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gedit open second file onwards in a new window. Ubuntu 19.10

In Ubuntu 18.04 when I open a second text file, it opens in a new window out of the box. In Ubuntu 19.10 when I open a second text file, it opens in the existing window with new tab. I have tried ...
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How to open a text file in current working directory with `gedit admin://`?

The following terminal command will open the text file ubuntu.css from any location of a file structure: $ gedit admin:///usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css However, if I am already in directory ...
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Gedit bash highlight

When I edit bash script(first line is #!/bin/bash) in GEdit, there is no highlighting. But with View->Highlight Mode, there is no result when searching "bash" or "script", which to choose?
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Changing keyboard shortcuts in gedit

There's no way to change the shortcuts from the GUI or with a plugin, which is odd because there are ways to tweak far less important features. Every similar question about this topic is from years ...
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Invalid Characters trying to open text file created in notepad with Gedit

Related question - except I'm moving from Windows to Ubuntu (don't need Windows notepad) I am trying to open a text file using gedit/Ubuntu 16.04 that was created in Windows using the apparently ...
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gedit: Clipboard content gets pasted into text being edited without user warning

gedit is pasting some content (possibly clip board) into text being edited without warning me. And this happens when I am editing source code (*.f90 files) making it very dangerous. This used to ...
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How to revert classic GNOME decorations for gedit, nautilus etc?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (with gnome-flashback-metacity) to 18.04 LTS. I'm not very happy about the new design of window framework (see below). Is it possible to revert it back to normal?
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markdown preview in gedit

I've found a plugin to preview markdown in gedit. But I am not sure if it is backdated. Is there any other better option for previewing markdown in gedit?
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Unable to select text after upgrade in some apps (Terminal, Gedit, Eclipse, Subl)

After the upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04, I experienced a strange behaviour when selecting text in some applications, or widgets of these applications. E.g. in gedit If I select text, either selecting ...
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The menu bar style of the gedit editor disappears and is squeezed together

Regardless of any editor, the style of the menu bar disappears after opening.
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Problem in installation of gedit in Ubuntu18.04 LTS on Windows 10 [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu from the Microsoft Store and I have installed it. I tried downloading gedit using $ sudo apt install gedit I got this problem: How do I resolve this problem? EDIT: Attempts to ...
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How to modify the formatting options for a single <keyword> in a syntax highliting definition for GEdit?

What I have done I made the following language definition for GEdit, an XML dialect aimed to keep the log of measurements. I made it as a modification of the DocBook language definition. File: lcs....
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gedit: is there a keyboard shortcut in gedit itself to insert date and time?

Note: I'm interested in knowing if there's a shortcut native to gedit itself. I'm not interested in solutions involving Autokey, etc. In gedit 3.28.1 (Ubuntu 18.04) and 3.30.0 (Ubuntu 19.04), if I ...
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gedit code to embed current date within the file

Does the gedit editor have a code to automatically embed the current date when I save a file? I don't always remember to edit my "last updated" comment in the file.
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Path completion for gEdit

Is there any gedit plugin for path completion? or there is already implemented without any need to install completion?

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