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Changing background color of gedit's whitespace highlighting

I've used NEdit since about 2003. NEdit's whitespace highlighting is subtle and I prefer it to the dot other editors put in whitespace. NEdit's background normally is light grey and whitespace is ...
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How to change the colour of embedded terminal in linux mint 12 to be able to use `ls` and `byobu`?

I'm using Linux Mint 12 and am having problems with the embedded terminal in gedit. Using the default themes I'm unable to use 'ls' and 'byobu' as in part of their output foreground and background ...
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Why won't Gedit save my file the first time I try?

I'm using Gedit on Fedora, and when I try to save, it states that it's unable to, but if I try again, it succeeds. So, it saves only on the second attempt, every time.
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Arithmetic operations in regex

I am using gedit regex plugin (Python style regex). I would like to do some arithmetic operation on a backreference to a group. For example: PART 1 DATA MODELS Chapter 2 Entity-Relationship Model ...
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How to match group 1 in a regex followed by a 0 rather than matching group 10

In regex plugin of gedit, I use a regex to match/search and another for substitution. In the matching regex, I only have one group. In the substitution regex, I use \1 to refer to the group, and I ...
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Gedit opening an “Unsaved document” on opening files with mouse

When I open files by double-clicking a file with mouse I always get one additional "Unsaved Document X".. which is very annoying, because I have to close tham all, and click "Close without save" every ...
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Problem installing markdown preview plugin for gedit on Linux Mint

I'm trying to install a markdown preview plugin for gedit, but when I try to active it, the entry greys out. Running gedit via the terminal, I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent ...
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What is it that clobbers my letters together in Gedit?

Sometimes, after I’ve been editing a text file in Gedit, the letters clobber together like this: Why is this? How can I stop it from happening?
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How do I create a new file and edit it as root?

I've tried: gksudo gedit /etc/xinetd.d/tftp (this is the path I need). I got an error message: couldn't find the file /etc/xinetd.d/tftp please check that you typed the location correctly and try ...
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How does one find and replace text in all open files with gedit?

How does one find and replace text in all open files with gedit?
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Gnome - windows always open top left

I find this a highly annoying "feature" on a wide screen monitor that my mostly used apps - terminal and gedit always open directly under the top-left corner of my screen and I have to drag them to my ...
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How can I write a new syntax highlighter for gedit?

Some times I wish the particular language I happen to be writing in had syntax highlighting. How can I add that?