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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Compile and Install Gedit from Source on Ubuntu

It is pretty obvious what I need to do, but below are the details just in case. I want to install and configure Gedit's latest version into my Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty tahr along with installing it's ...
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menu of gedit on Ubuntu 16.04

Where is the menu of gedit? It doesn't show up. Also, as you can see on this image the buttons are gone: There are only two buttons here (you can see the "open" button on the image and the "save" ...
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gedit with class browser plugin: sorting function list

I'm using gedit with the class browser plugin on Ubuntu. It's working nicely but all the functions appear in the order of their declaration which makes it very difficult to find what I'm looking for. ...
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Fallback fonts in gedit or geany for Windows

On Linux I often use gedit and Geany, and love the interface of both. On Windows (8) however, non seem to support font fallback; that is, when I open a text file containing Chinese and Japanese ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to bottom pane (command prompt) in gedit

I'm on Ubuntu, and using gedit for some minor programming stuff. I'm wondering if anyone knows a keyboard shortcut to switch between the text area and the bottom pane (shell, command prompt, or ...
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Opening encrypted pdfs in Ubuntu firefox

I am trying to open an encrypted pdf file in the ubuntu version of firefox. I am offered gedit as a default option, which doesn't work - i just get a stream of incomprehensible characters. I usually ...
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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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Different color scheme for monitor and printer with gedit

When I use gedit (the Ubuntu default text editor), I like to use a dark color scheme like Oblivion. A problem I'm facing however is that when the documented is printed the result is not very ...
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Does gedit have a maximum column length and how to counter that?

very simple question: I am writing my data in a text file in the format(say): name val1 val2 val3 file1 20 33 44 file2 30 22 22 file3 20 12 12 Now I have about 100 values i.e. ...
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What do I do about gedit “modifying” files without modifying them?

I have started using git via bash command line in combination with gedit to work on some stuff. My OS is Xubuntu 15.04. I have noticed something peculiar. Assume that I have gone through some files, ...
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gedit indent guides

I would like some indent guides for gedit. This is very useful in python code. I couldn't find such an option in the settings, nor a plugin to add it. Does anyone know how to make such a thing ...
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How to enable gedit editor in midnight commander?

How can I 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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How to preserve the Extended File Attributes in linux?

I'm working on a project where i rely mostly on the file's extended attribute that i set when i create the file. But i'm facing problem while modifying the file. Solid Example: When i edit the file ...
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To get clickable table of contents of LaTeX document in Gedit?

In OSX Textame, you can nicely list link table of your sections by CMD+T. I would like to have a similar feature in Gedit. My suggestion motivated by the thread Search Files in Folder in Gedit ...
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Search Files in Folder in Gedit

I would like to search files in folder similarly as you can do in Textmate in OSX by pressing CTRL+Shift f. How can you search files in folder in Gedit?
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Editor with dictionary word completion [closed]

Is there an linux editor which can autocomplete words from a dictionary? I don't ask for autocompletion of already written words in a document (like gedit does). Also I am not looking for (personally ...
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Ctrl+c is not working with gedit

When I use gedit command to try edit the a file and then pressing ctrl+c is not terminating the gedit and giving the following log gedit test.sh ...
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gedit - Home key, in indented text

Seems like a simple thing, but: Is there any way to convince gedit that pressing Home key on keyboard should go to the beginning of the text on an indented line, rather than to the 0th column? ...
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How to make HTML snippets available when working with PHP?

This question is not only about HTML and PHP, there are some files which are written in more than one language. Let's take example of HTML; here you can do CSS and JavaScript stuffs in it. In ...
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Gedit Syntax Highlighting

I'm trying to create a .lang file for some custom code I use. The two issues I'm stuck on are getting an entire line to highlight if it has an equals sign anywhere in it and to highlight lines that ...
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How to fix Gedit not showing files

I have Ubuntu 12.10, my Gedit suddenly stopped showing files on the file browser. It only shows folders. I can open any file on Gedit, but the file browser doesn't show the files on the current ...
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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 do you use sftp with gedit on Ubuntu?

Do you need a plugin to edit sftp files on a remote server with gedit? Which one works best? What about (non-secure) ftp?
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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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How can I open a large XML file?

I have to read an XML file and put it into a database. First, though, I want to open it and 'clean' it by deleting many chunks of records. The original file is about 20Mb. How can I open this file to ...
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GEdit 'Session Saver'

I use 'session saver' with GEdit on Ubuntu 11.10. I would like to know where GEdit stores them so that I can automatically back it using DropBox. Session Saver: Allow to bookmark working sessions ...
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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?
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unable to open a file in gedit from the terminal when I login as root

When I try to open a file named tester.php from gedit by logging in as root, I see this : [root@Feddy htdocs]# gedit tester.php (gedit:4310): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session ...
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How to move files and folders with Gedit?

Is there a plugin or something to be able to drag and drop files in the file browser? I thought gedit was gonna become my default "IDE" after throwing away Netbeans. But just now I found I can't ...
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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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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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sude gedit Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

I have a VPS on which I am attempting to install pure-FTPd via a root SSH account on a remote machine. I have already installed gedit and have gotten to the stage where I need to edit a config using ...
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Gnome: How to open a very very large log file?

I've got a log file about 157Gb (Gnome). It's a very large file and nor gedit nor vim can open it. Alternatively I want only to see the last 20 lines and I can't back it up because of space storage ...
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Starting gedit from terminal produce error messages

When I start gedit from a terminal I get this output on the terminal: tomas@debian:~$ gedit (gedit:12617): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_list_store_set_column_types: assertion `priv->columns_dirty == ...
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Does Gedit have cool keyboard shortcuts?

I have used Vim before and I love the keyboard shortcuts, but I hate having to copy and paste, so I am looking for a text editor that makes it easier. I have been trying Gedit. It's cool. But I really ...
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Change language colors/syntax highlighting in gedit

When a javascript file is open in gedit, I want comments to be green instead of the default blue. How do I change the colors?
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when i try to acces the gedit as root user it shows the error like this

when i try to acces the gedit as root user it shows the error like this: root@localhost Downloads# gedit No protocol specified Cannot open display: Run 'gedit --help' to see a full list of available ...
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Gedit gktsourceview3.0 rules - multiple optional suffixes

I'm trying to write a syntax highlighter rule for arm assembly to use in gedit. In arm, every command has some optional suffixes which make it execute conditionally. So obviously I want the command ...
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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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Missed scrolls in Gedit and nautilus

After I type anything in GEdit, it ignores the next 6 ticks of my scrollwheel in a direction. If I scroll 6 times up, it will then let me scroll up, but not down. To scroll down I will have to scroll ...
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Why can't I open a certain file in gedit

I edited one of gedit's language files (syntax highlighting) and – to test the changes – changed the language of an open file to another one and then back. I did this a couple of times, ...
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Unable to save file with gedit

After upgrading to Fedora 18, I am no longer able to edit the files in my html folder using gedit. The files have the following permission: -rw-r-----. me apache ...
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gedit flashes and exit automatically when opening a file

Environment:Ubuntu 11.10 gedit 3.2.3 When I open a specific .php file with gedit, it will appear in a flash and disappear immediately. I searched the web and found one way to get around this - use ...
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CSS Taglist for gedit 3.4

How do we install/integrate CSS tag list in ubuntu 12.04, so that we can get the info of tags in the gedit text-editor? Where to get the tags xml files from ? and where to place them ? Does anyone ...
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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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Add terminal plugin to gedit on Windows

How can I use the embedded terminal feature, available for gedit on Linux, on Windows?
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Which command line text editor has the closest keybindings to Notepadd++, Gedit, or Kate (or any modern CUA style editor)?

I'm looking for a text editor that has an amazing common user access (CUA) mode (or can be configured to have it) that resembles closely modern editors like Notepad++, Gedit, Kate, Sublime, etc. I've ...
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gedit color HTML file

I have a file that I don't want to put .html in its name. However, I still want gedit to color it like an HTML file. Is there a way that I can tell gedit to color it as an HTML file? Like putting some ...
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PowerShell ISE as C editor (like gEdit with embedded terminal)?

I've just discovered PowerShell in Windows 7 and realised that it comes with an ISE too. In Linux, I use gEdit with an embedded terminal when writing C programs and I've been looking for an ...
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Convert vim syntax highlighting for use with gedit

Is there an easy way to convert vim syntax highlighting definitions for use with GtkSourceView/gedit?