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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Convert vim syntax highlighting for use with gedit

Is there an easy way to convert vim syntax highlighting definitions for use with GtkSourceView/gedit?
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How do I make Gedit run a custom command when I save a certain type of file?

Can I tell Gedit to automatically run a command like slimrb -p foo.slim foo.html whenever I save a file ending in .slim?
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gedit in VMware always says file has been modified since opening when I save

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware Workstation 7.1.0, and using gedit to edit text files that are in a folder shared between Ubuntu and Windows 7 x64. Whever I try to save a file in gedit, it gives ...
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Is it possible to get gedit's External Tools plugin working with cygwin on Windows?

I see that gedit has an External Tools plugin, but it is Unix only. Is there a way to get it working with cygwin on Windows? Or is there a windows alternative to External Tools?
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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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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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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 specify location of preferences file for gedit

On one of my linux machines gedit appears to be launching from a system supplied profile: in any case none of the settings are update-able: all read only. IS there an env setting or a command line ...
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gedit 3.14 find/replace within selection

I used to use advanced-find to find/replace within a selection of text. This breaks after updating to FC21 with gedit 3.14 and it doesn't look like it's maintained anymore. It seems pretty damn ...
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How can I change Gedit keyboard shortcuts?

Pretty much this question: Can you do keyboard shortcuts in gedit? , except those answers don't work for me. Specifically I want to change the redo shortcut from ctrl-shift-z to ctrl-y. Whenever I ...
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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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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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How do I save to my home folder using gedit on MAC OS X?

I've just created a text file in gedit. I'm trying to save to a folder in my home folder and I'm getting the following error: You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file. ...
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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 ...