gedit is a lightweight editing tool for the GNOME desktop found in many distributions of Linux, BSD and other Unix systems.

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Where do I get gedit for windows?

Do I just install the binary from here: http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ Is it simply click to install or? Do I install python 2 or 3? Or does it matter?
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Gedit open current directory from terminal - Ubuntu 10.10

I've been searching for how to do this for quite some time and can't find an answer. I'm new to UNIX environments in general so excuse my ignorance. I'm watching a screencast on Rails and in OSX it ...
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Formatting gets changed when trying to copy text from gedit to vim

I want to copy/paste some text to vim from gedit. The original text looks like this: I start vim, press "i", then right click, paste, and get this: How could i set vim to not to do this? How ...
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how to turn off line wrap in gedit?

I've been using kwrite for a long time and love the way I can turn on/off line wrapping easily. Now I'm running Ubuntu with gnome, trying to avoid any KDE at all on this particular machine. Gedit ...
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How do I change the theme of gEdit on WIndows?

Gedit (like most Windows GTK applications) is hideously ugly. I already tried the solution described in this question, however, it a) prompted me to install an endless array of DLLs and finally ...
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use gedit to open file with null characters

I know GEdit has a bug which prevents it from opening a file with null (\0) characters in it. This is a huge inconvenience for me because I frequently have to open big log files with only a couple ...
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Can gedit on mac be used to edit files over ssh?

I use a linux machine at work and a mac at home. I can ssh from my machine at home to my work machine. But the only editor that I have access to on the command line then is vi, which I don't like. ...
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Create new tool for Gedit LaTeX plugin

I would like to create a new tool for the Gedit LaTeX Plugin, but I run into two problems. First, I cannot select "New" from Edit / Preferences / Plugins / LaTeX Plugin 0.2 / Configure Plugin / ...
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gedit spell checker on osx

I just installed gedit and its spell checker on OSX. However, whenever I come to "Set Language", to set it to English so I can do spell checking, I get an empty list, and English does not appear ...
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Is there a Python 3 console plugin for gedit?

I recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu and am settling into a new text-editor; gedit. With its plugins, gedit is surprisingly capable. I thought I would need to run"Notepad++ in Wine", but the ...
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Why won't gedit file browser plugin show files?

Does anyone know why gedit won't show any files on my system, but only show folders? See attached screenshot for clarification. In the screenshot, both Explorer and gedit are showing the exact same ...
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How to enable gedit editor in midnight commander?

how can set gedit to be default editor in mc? When I hit F4, gedit should be used rather than mc's default editor.
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Refresh Chrome Tab

Is there a way to refresh an opened tab of chrome (or chromium) from terminal? (using ubuntu 10.04). I need this to gedit shortcut to refresh chrome each time I save the file I am editing.
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Can you do keyboard shortcuts in gedit?

Not sure if I am missing something very obvious here, but it looks like you can't set your own key bindings in gedit. I've looked around on the ubuntu support forums and Googled around, but apart from ...
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How to install plugins for gedit on Mac OS X?

gedit in this thread pretty much raised my interest as a light weight editor / IDE for R. I was happy to see that there is a .dmg for Mac OS X, but I still wonder where / how to install plugins, in ...
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How to tell GEDIT to reload currently opened file

I am using GEDIT and I would like to have a shortcut key that allows me to tell GEDIT (on Ubuntu) to force reloading from file system the currently opened file. How can I do that?
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open 2X separate gedit's in ubuntu?

I am wondering if there is a way to force gedit (the default text editor in Ubuntu) to open a separate window when opening a second text file, with another already open. The default behaviour is to ...
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Is there an OpenVMS EDT keypad plugin for gedit?

Is there a OpenVMS EDT keypad (layout) plugin for gedit?
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Gedit opens on all workspaces?

I'm using Fedora 10 with XFCE. Every time I open Gedit, it opens a instance on every workspace. The circle icon on my window border is selected (meaning, enabled on all workspaces). When I disable it ...
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How to add an item to the gnome menu that starts gedit as root?

I right clicked the gnome menu and clicked on "Edit menus" Then I clicked on "New item". Type: Application Name: gedit as root Command: gksudo gedit Comment: Launch gedit as root. When I click ...
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I have problems printing from gedit in Windows

Gedit in Linux works like a champ. For me, in two installations Gedit in Windows XP works well except that it will not print properly on HP LaserJets or Toshiba's laser printers. It will make a 90 ...
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Shortcut to remove first character of multiple lines in gedit

I want to be able to remove the first character of a line when I highlight multiple lines in gedit. Example: %Example is %Commented Code %Uncomment using this shortcut I would then ...
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G edit - Find tag in Ubuntu

in Gedit Can I use image tag for find and replace with a space. I simply need to remove entire image tags in the html Using Find & Replace
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GEDIT problem on Windows

Every once in a while (5 minutes or so), gedit interrupts my typing with a little "This file has changed on disk" message and asks me if I'd like to reload it. I know that the file isn't being ...
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Changing GEdit's default file open/save path?

When opening/saving a file using GEdit you see a open/save file dialog. The default location to open/save files in is ~. Is there anyway I can change it so that the default open/save is ~/Desktop/?
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How to configure GEdit correctly?

I've installed GEdit, but I find it quite unusable for programming purposes, which plugins are useful for such thing? (e.g.: to enable auto indentation, auto completion, ...) One of the thins I'm ...
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manually import snippet for gedit in ubuntu

I am trying to import a new snippet into snippet plugin for gedit. But when i click on the 'import' button the screen freezes and am not able to click on the dialog. I looked online for a solutin ...
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How to stop Firefox opening xml files and get gedit to open them instead

When ever I open an xml file in Ubuntu it opens with Firefox, how do I change the file association to open with gedit instead?