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Highlight TODO and other keywords in the Text Editor (gedit) isn't working

I'm using the Text Editor (gedit) for couple months. I have downloaded the inkpot theme because it seems good. https://gist.github.com/carmelom/14e74271d4c03f3028f0e050be0e7f0a The problem is, it's ...
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Libre Office will not stop reverting to USA language (even after uninstall)… how to stop it?

I'm in UK, but each time I create a new text document the language always starts as English USA. I've gone into options language settings and changed all to English UK, but every time I create a new ...
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TED for Joplin (to replace Evernote/Tusk)

The intent here is to use Joplin as a note taking app to replace Evernote/Tusk . However Joplin's editor is oriented for coders, whereas my needs are for a good RTF text editor. A blog recommended ...
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Text editor row and font color problem ( Ubuntu 20.10 - Dark Mode active)

When I'm using Text Editor, the font and active row colors are the same and I can't read this text on the active row:
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Minimal rtf editor

I’m switching from mac, and really liked textedit for making simple lists and notes. After switching to Ubuntu, I like gedit for the same purposes, but I have a bunch of old .rtf files that I want to ...
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Why is 000-default.conf a symlink?

Why is 000-default.conf a symlink? lrwxrwxrwx 1 cole cole 35 Mar 3 10:36 000-default.conf -> ../sites-available/000-default.conf I am trying to use notepad via WinSCP to edit and save my changes ...
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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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Simple note taking app on Ubuntu that allows markdown and copy paste of tables in spreadhseet format

(tag suggestions welcome) I've been exploring note taking apps, including those listed here and here. Preference is a foss app. I installed Simplenote which seems nice but already does more than I ...
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Unable to install autopep8 to VS Codium?

On Ubuntu 20.04, I use VS Codium for Python programming. When I press ctrl+shift+I, there appears a popup that says "Formatter autopep8 is not installed. Install?". When I click Yes, there ...
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My terminal does not redirecting to Text Editor App

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 . Today I reinstalled it , and then i was trying to execute this command via terminal sudo nano /etc/fstab While I execute it, it opens a text file and it was supposed to open ...
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How to edit files in GUI text editors as root?

This time and another I need to edit some files that are supposed to be edited by root only. I would very much prefer to do it in a GUI text editor rather than using command line tools like nano or vi....
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Text editor remembers new files without explicity saving to disk

I'm searching for a texteditor (similar to notepad++) if I write a text in a new (unsaved) file and close this texteditor (or crashes), the file is still here if I reopen notepad++, without ever ...
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Best way to encrypt a text file in ubuntu (and possibly Android)

I am currently using a simple 7zip archive that I open with Gnome Archive Manager, and that level of encryption would be fine for my needs, but Gnome Archive Manager does copy the file to the temp ...
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Cannot save or exit in sudoeditor

I am new using sudoeditor and I just want to edit sources.list file and then exit. However, after editing the file, I cannot save or exit. First I press ESC and then try to type the activated cursor ...
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Use different default applications to open .txt and .ply files

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. As is known, .txt suffix is for plain text files, and .ply is for polygon meshes. However, I find that for some weird reason, the default application to open .txt and .ply are ...
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Text is deleted when double-click the input box in Ubuntu 20.04

Text is deleted when I double-click it in a text editor or in an input box, which is annoying to me. For example, if I double-click just after '20.04' when editing the title of this question, '04', '.'...
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How to set the Terminal's format style for the Text Editor?

I copy commands and their output from Terminal to text files. I would like to see the same styling on the copied text as I see it in the Terminal when I open such a file in Text Editor. I tried a few ...
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FeatherPad limited encodings

I am testing the FeatherPad simple text editor. Ubuntu 20.10 provides version 0.12.1 of FeatherPad. On this version, I noticed that only a limited variety of text encodings are supported. Especially ...
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How to write in Urdu in text editors on Ubuntu 20.04?

I want to write Urdu in my text editors in Ubuntu 20.04? However, the language support isnt available officially and the solutions on the web don't seem to work? I would prefer a phonetic keyboard but ...
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No cursor blinking(actually not visible only) in the Ubuntu's default text editor

I've installed Ubuntu dual boot(version 20.04 LTS) and when I opened the Ubuntu's default text editor, I didn't see any cursor blinking. I'm not talking about mouse pointer that is visible, only the ...
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Looking for a linux ISPF editor, preferably ubuntu

Does anybody know if there is an ISPF editor for ubuntu or any other linux distro? I'm an old time mainframer and I miss editing files as records as opposed to bytes. Thanks!
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Jump to end of line, multiple contexts e.g. text editor, browser bar

(tag suggestions for this post welcome) I used to have a Mac. In various circumstances, if I wanted to jump to the end of a line, I would press Command + →. Is there an equivalent on Ubuntu desktop (...
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Other desktop apps bleed into a newly launched Text Editor

Since upgrading to 18.04 (~2 years ago), I've had this weird desktop-bleeding problem on certain text-based applications including Text Editor, Meld, etc. The problem looks like this: What happens is ...
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Cut/Copy/Mark a specific word in Nano

I know that you can search for words within nano by using Ctrl+W, and I know you can replace words by using Ctrl+\. Now I am looking for a way to search for a word in a file and then cut/copy/mark ...
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Alternative to notepad++ analyse plugin for Ubuntu

I am not allowed to install wine in my ubuntu 18.04, so I cannot install notepad++. Is there any alternative to Notepad++ Analyse Plugin, as some text editor which supports similar functionality. List ...
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Is there a some editor tool to display literal `\n` as newline?

In python console: print('xx\nyy') xx yy In bash console: echo -e 'xx\nyy' xx yy In mysql console: create database mytest; use mytest; CREATE TABLE sample(content VARCHAR(250)); insert into sample(...
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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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Is there a way to get syntax highlighting for Raku lang in Pluma / Gedit?

This question is related to What languages does Pluma / Gedit text editor cover for syntax highlighting?. I noticed Raku programming language is not supported yet by Pluma in Ubuntu Mate 18.04. ...
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How to stop text editor selecting paragraph instead of to the end of the line when I hit shift-end?

How can I stop my text editor from selecting the paragraph instead of to the end of the line when I hit shift-end? For my use, the best lightweight text editors are the ones geared towards programmers ...
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In Nano is there a way to have nanorc settings apply to just one filetype/syntax?

Background: To enable Nano's syntax highlighting I have configured various shared .nanorc files with the format /usr/share/nano/*.nanorc, eg /usr/share/nano/python.nanorc This works well but I keep ...
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Shortcut key to show and hide embedded terminal on gedit

I have been using gedit for writing codes and compiling and running using the embedded terminal provided along with it. I often need to show and hide the terminal. The only option I have is to close ...
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Change default text editor to Micro. Doesn't appear in the “Open with” category

I want to use the Micro text editor as the default application to open various text files, but when I try to do the usual procedure: Left-click > Properties > Open With... I see that Micro doesn'...
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Enter button and others write in other windows - Text editor

I opened multiple windows of text editor; when i press enter or when i press shift to insert a parenthesis, the output is not in the current window, but in another window. How can i fix it? Thank you ...
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Text resolution blur in text editor and browser Ubuntu 20.04 focal

I just booted Ubuntu 20.04 but I do not understand why text resolution is blurred. I tried to use tweak if it shows some changes but it doesn't help.
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a data file in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS?

Let's say I have a text file my-text-file.txt and the file is in the ~/Documents directory. How can I create a desktop shortcut to that file? In other words, I want to have an icon on my desktop ...
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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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How to make the Delete key work in micro (text editor) when this is running under st terminal (from bspwm)?

How to make the Delete key work in the Micro text editor, when this is running under st terminal (from bspwm)? When I press the Delete key, this sequence appears: "[P". I have tried changing the ...
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How to enable auto close bracket inside a bracket in GEANY editor

I like the geany text editor very much. However, one thing that I don't like is that while I code in C/C++, the auto-close bracket option does not work inside similar types of brackets. Here's an ...
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Issue with a text editor in ubuntu 18.04

Text editor does not show the latest parts of the text format files when I take up it to the left side of the screen. like below image
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Editing Text file header (Fasta format)

This is a fasta format heading >KRH76248 pep chromosome:Glycine_max_v2.1:1:47401227:47414434:-1 gene:GLYMA_01G141900 transcript:KRH76248 gene_biotype:protein_coding transcript_biotype:...
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Xed not installing [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Trying to install Xed but get the following message: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/xapps/ubuntu focal Release 404 Not Found [IP: 2001:67c:1560:...
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Mu-editor installation failed

I tried to install Mu-editor from the terminal with pip install mu-editor. It downloaded everything, and at the end of installation I got this error: ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1: ...
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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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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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How to combine TSV file

I have four TSV files like this: file_1: abc \t 1 def \t 3 ghi \t 5 file_2: abc \t 10 def \t 4 ghi \t 7 file_3: abc \t 8 def \t 5 ghi \t 1 file_4: abc \t 4 def \t 2 ghi \t 1 I want to combine ...
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How to filter data with the highest number

I have thousands data like this: abc_1 abc_2 abc_3 abc_4 def_1 def_2 def_3 ghi_1 ghi_2 I want to filter it to get only data with the highest number which is abc_4, def_3, ghi_2. How I can get it?
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How to split string in TSV file

I have TSV file like this: abc_1 def_2 ghi_3 jkl_4 mno_5 I want to split that in to the: abc def ghi jkl mno and 1 2 3 4 5 How I can get that?
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How can I install the minimap plugin for vi or vim?

My System Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS Window Manager: i3WM No virtualization. Native install. Parts of this question comes from my post on Facebook Some days ago I was trying to identify this ...
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How to display the 10 most recent started processes

I am trying to pipe the output of ps -ax -o pid,lstart into an awk and work with that or try to sort by a certain collumn using sort , but the output of ps -ax -o pid,lstart is something like 1 ...
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Add an editor to a list of terminal system editors

When you use vipw or crontab or just type select-editor you are presented with the list of the editors installed on the system. How do I add my custom editor to that list?

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