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gedit & terminal don't shows characters like * in ubuntu

When I open Gedit or Terminal , they don't shows me characters ( like * in Gedit ) and if I select the not showed characters with mouse ( that in terminal change their color to white ) terminal shows ...
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gedit - Annoying Documents window in the side [duplicate]

My OS: Kubuntu 21.04 Non-LTS So, ever since August I've been using Ubuntu and my text editor of choice was gedit. But only just now, a problem occured. On the left side there is now a strange window ...
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How to disable gedit side panel?

How do i disable this stupid side panel of gedit, that somehow appeared? There is nothing in the settings or plugins. Tried rm -r -f ~/.config/gedit as well, with no success. I don't have big screen ...
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Copy and Paste options are not working in Gedit text-editor in a Linux terminal

I'm new to Ubunto and Linux. I'm using Ubunto 20.04 Virtual Machine, and I'm trying to install asterisk using the terminal. There are some codes that I need to write in text files using gedit, but ...
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gedit Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused in ubuntu WSL

I have installed WSL with ubuntu 18.04 . I want to use gedit which I have already installed . The problem is that whenever I run a command with gedit I get Unable to init server: Could not connect: ...
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How do I get rid of invalid characters in a plain-text file when using Gedit?

Problem Gedit says that one of my files using UTF-8 encoding has invalid characters, and may get corrupted if I continue to use it. Details The file in questions is my Someday/Maybe List. I usually ...
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How to fix this trivial thing I hate but cannot describe briefly?

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04 currently, but this has been bugging me for years. So I make some changes in a new doc and go to save it: The selected text, Untitled Document 1, is making it very clear by ...
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Newbie - What are the pros & cons of using vim instead of gedit

I am a bit confused as of advantages or disadvantages of using 'vim, versus gedit. I just find 'gedit' very practical. Thks
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Unable to access Ubuntu.css in Gedit via command line [duplicate]

I was trying to open ubuntu.css from command line in gedit and got this error. It shows error about GVfs metadata. I am new to Ubuntu and Don't know anything about why is this happening?
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Gedit uses TAB by default for Python: How to change this for all Ubuntu users?

If I create a new Python file "gedit" uses Tabs as default for indentation. I am sure I could find a way to configure gedit to change this to four spaces. But I have a different goal. I ...
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I Change my display resulation But When I open gedit ~/.profile it's show me no permission

When I put gedit ~/.profile After put the gedit ~/.profile it's open the file but I can not edit it
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Good Text Editor With Macros

Do you know of a usable text editor with monospace font and support for macros? On Windows, I used to use notepad++ which was great. It's Linux equivalent nqq doesn't have macro support. I tried ...
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How to recover an unsaved file in Gedit?

My computer ran out of battery while I was writing to an unsaved file in Gedit. After rebooting, the file is gone. Options to create a backup before saving and autosave are disabled. Is there a way to ...
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why does “gedit” doesn't work for reading *.FASTA file?

I analyzed my *.fasta file on Linux 16.04. I would like to see the content of the *.fasta file. so I ran below command: gedit SRR662431.fasta the progress of reading content will be started but ...
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Can't login to Ubuntu 18.04

Suddenly i edit the /etc/environmemt variable. after that when i restart my ubuntu then i can't login. when i enter my pasaword and hit enter then it back me to login page. then i press Ctrl + Alt + ...
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gedit background becomes black when I open a very large file

Whenever I open a very large text file (I'm talking 100k lines or more), gedit's background color changes from white to black, which makes the black text almost impossible to read. Here's a screenshot ...
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Gedit keyboard shortcut for “Goto Next Bookmark”?

I have the Gedit Bookmarks plugin activated. The drop down "hamburger" menu has options to: Toggle Bookmark Goto Next Bookmark Goto Previous Bookmark Are there keyboard shortcut for any of ...
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Text cursor invisible in gedit for dark desktop theme

Gedit was working fine with the default desktop theme in Ubuntu 20.04. However, when I changed the desktop theme to dark, the text cursor in gedit becomes invisible, although the functionality of the ...
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Zooming does not work in my text editors

Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - are not working in my text editors, e.g. vim, gedit and nano on Ubuntu 20.04.0. It works perfectly in browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla, etc.
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Gedit SyncTex Plug-In in 18.04

I've upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 using the standard option of the ubuntu software installer, and the gedit synctex plugin stopped worked after that. It is hard to find out for me why -- it just does ...
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Gedit now unusable

Ubuntu 20.04, Gedit 3.36.2. Suddenly it has a black background with white characters. Click on a line turns it into a long white highlight, hiding the text underneath. Also, tabs are now freaky. ...
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What's up with Gedit's HTML highlighting?

I've been learning some HTML code recently, and something weird is up with Gedit's highlighting. Whenever I try to use the <h3> tag, Gedit immediately cancels all the highlighting and the text ...
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Starting gedit with parameters from terminal causes an error (gedit:47653): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL

If I run gedit -w -s from the terminal it gives an error: (gedit:47653): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: 12:20:04.475: g_dbus_action_group_get: assertion 'bus_name != NULL || g_dbus_connection_get_unique_name (...
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How to change fontsize in gedit embedded terminal?

I want to increase the default font size in the embedded terminal of gedit (3.28.1) using dconf-editor (3.28.0). I changed the current value under org.gnome.gedit.plugins.terminal.font from 'Monospace ...
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Lubuntu 20.04- How do I disable the virtual keyboard on login screen?

I'm unable to find any settings to disable it. I did find one post on it but I get an error when I try to follow the post. I attempted this: sudo gedit /etc/sddm.conf I got this: sudo: gedit: command ...
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E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list E: The list of sources could not be read [duplicate]

line 1 does not contain anything I have checked this by using sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list command. Got this error during repository update.
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how to run python in gedit?

I wrote python code in gedit. As we know there is an internal python console in gedit, how can I run my python code there instead of running it in terminal.
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gedit: Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused

I am trying to make use of the alias command to separate the ROS1 and ROS2. I have dual-booted Ubuntu on my MacAir machine and am using the docker container, which I have installed both the ROS1 and ...
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How to change the color of the underline of misspelled words in gedit

In gedit, the plugin Spell Checker underlines misspelled words. I would like to change the color of the underline. Is it possible? The red is almost not visible with dark color schemes. I am basically ...
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How to quickly search recently opened text files in gedit?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 (with gedit 3.36.2), the gedit text editor no longer offers me the ability to filter recently opened files. The former UI is shown in this image: After the upgrade, ...
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How would I change the gedit theme/colour scheme? (20.04 LTS)

At the moment every time I try to run gedit I get the following error: ** (gedit:42831): WARNING **: 17:39:58.054: Default style scheme 'pop-light' cannot be found, falling back to 'classic' style ...
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Is it possible to bring back the search box in gedit open recent files dropdown in 20.04?

After upgrading from 18.04 to 20.04 I noticed that there is no longer a handy search box when I try to open a recent file. Only a dropdown of the last 10 opened files (as shown in the image). Is it ...
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syntax highlighting not working in gedit

i download a asm-intel.lang file from here: https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/Projects/GtkSourceView/LanguageDefinitions and i move it to the gtksourceview*.0/language-specs/ after i open gedit and ...
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Line break on symbol shows hyphen

Since the upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.1 (from 18.04.1) gedit appears to have a new feature for line breaking. With the preferences "line breaking" and "don't split words across two lines&...
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Is there a public repository for GtkSourceView language definition files, for language version 2.0?

I'm using a version of Gedit that uses GtkSourceView 4.0, which requires language definitions to be 2.0, like this: However, I don't have a language definition file for assembly that's version 2.0. ...
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Where is the Gedit icon in Ubuntu 20.04

Short version: Where is the icon file that Ubuntu uses for Gedit in menu's etc? Explanation: I use cairo-dock in ubuntu. I added a shortcut to the panel for Gedit. Right now cairo-dock has given it ...
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Change color of embedded terminal in gedit (Ubuntu 20)

I can't change the color of the embedded terminal of Gedit in Ubuntu 20. I've tried both this solution Make gedit embedded terminal colours the same as the default terminal and this one Gedit embeded ...
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Summertime anomaly with RFID ini file and gedit

We use RFIDs to monitor red squirrels. To set/correct the RTC in the readers we alter an ini file parameter by a nominal amount, quickly save file to SD and slot SD immediately into reader. This ...
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The snap version of gedit won't let me save files. How can I fix this?

EDIT This question can be closed, because it's being looked at by the snap team. gedit version 3.36.2 has a bug that causes me formatting problems (it affects many files of mine, so there's no easy ...
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Edit Gnome GTK2 & GTK3 settings systemwide to change default white background color

I need to change the #FFFFFF white background color to #808080 system-wide on all Gnome gtk2 and gtk3 apps windows on Lubuntu 18.04 LTS. Apps such as Firefox, Gnome Disks, Gnome Software and many ...
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No menu bar in gedit when using sudo gedit [file]

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I want to change some settings in Preferences. Everything is fine when I am a normal user, but when I use sudo gedit [file], no menu bar is present: Normally, the menu bar ...
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Xubuntu - Application Finder - Change Order of Results

Since upgrading to Xubuntu 20.04 I've noticed an issue with the application finder. I have installed gedit and when I type SUPER + R and type gedit to start gedit, it puts the gedit application as the ...
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Can not click checkboxes in preferences in gedit

When I use gedit in Ubuntu 20.04, whenever I click on any of the checkboxes in Preferences, nothing happens. For example, when I click on Display line numbers, the checkbox is still marked as checked....
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X Server: Connection refused

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.LTS in a WSL2 environment. I am trying to get graphical applications to run but had no success so far. On Windows, I run Xming 6.9.0.31 which tells me the server is on :0.0. In ...
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How do I fix “The plugin ”External Tools“ could not be loaded. An error occured: Plugin loader ”python 3“ was not found)” error in GEdit?

I'm using GEdit version 3.36.2 pre-installed with Ubuntu 20.04.1. I wanted to enable the External Tools plugin of GEdit, but I'm unable to do so. When I click on the External Tools option, I get ⛔ ...
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Gedit: move sidebar to the right

Is there any way, via a plugin, hack, gsettings, or some other way, to move Gedit's sidebar to the right?
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Problem opening and reading Windows NotePad document with Unicode in Ubuntu

I opened a Windows NotePad document in Ubuntu, using Text Editor(gedit), which was in Unicode format and the document opened with a yellow heading section containing error messages: There was a ...
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Gedit: how to disable auto-completion in search/replace window

I am using Gedit 3.28.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 64bit as my favourite script editor. Gedit not only stores some of my newest search/replace strings so that I can select them from the drop-down list in the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to duplicate a line in gedit?

Is there a way to duplicate current line in gedit using a keyboard shortcut? OS: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS gedit version: 3.36.2

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