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How to use fixed window position in KDE for gedit

I am on Manjaro-KDE-amd64. I would like to know if it is possible to use fixed window position for gedit text editor under KDE. Thanks, Manish Jain
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How to save gedit changes right along with nano changes, instead of appending ~?

I've got a .nanorc file that I love, records all changes to files when using nano. Gedit, on the other hand, just writes out a file next to the live version with a ~ appended. Is there some bit of ...
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Can one see from other program if Gedit is running and contains unsaved text?

I use Gedit as my favourite text editor. Is it possible to write a script for example in Python or Bash to check if Gedit is running and contains unsaved text?
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Is there a way to automatically remove trailing whitespace when saving with gedit?

Is there a plugin of some sorts that gets rid of trailing spaces and tabs in every line when saving a file edited with gedit?
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How to run sudo gedit without connection refusal?

I'm installing and configuring the ssh in CentOs 8 with a virtual box machine. I installed both libraries with following command: sudo yum install openssh-server openssh-clients Then I started the ...
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Is there a way to upper-case a selected text?

I use gedit text editor; in this application I can easily change the case of a selected text: all UPPER case all lower case invert case title case (screenshot) The question is: is there a ...
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Can GNOME 3 Text Editor icon be made to run gedit as current user?

This is a follow-up question to Why does gedit only run with sudo? To try keep my questions focused, I'll ask this as a separate question instead of tacking on to the prior one. My GNOME 3 desktop ...
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Why does gedit only run with sudo?

$ which gedit /usr/bin/gedit $ ls -l /usr/bin/gedit -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 18696 Nov 27 05:55 /usr/bin/gedit $ gedit $ # Nothing happens $ sudo gedit [sudo] password for user: $ # gedit window starts ...
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Error spam from gedit when launched from command line

I have gedit set as my git editor, and it works quite well for me. When I do git commit, gedit pops up with the commit info and I can enter my commit message, Ctrl+S, Ctrl+Q and git will proceed as ...
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Can gedit open files like nedit's CTRL+y?

Nedit has the option of opening the file directly from the path mentioned in the file. Can the same thing be done in gedit?
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Syntax highlighting for git syntax in gedit

Is there a way to automatically get syntax highlighting for git syntax in gedit? I set gedit as my default git editor with git config --global core.editor "gedit -s". Now when I type git commit, ...
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How to force gedit to run each window in a separate process?

With Ubuntu and Gnome classic desktop, sometimes I have separate windows of gedit open on different workspaces. Since the program has its flaws and can be easily choked, for example by trying to undo ...
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cat shows file contents, gedit and vim show blank file

I was planning on building a current logging device with an Arduino, and tried starting off with the basic SD-card write example from the Arduino IDE sketchbook. The Serial console showed no errors, ...
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opening editors on files with invalid characters in them

In my use case, I have a lot of text files containing invalid characters. When I search through those files, e.g. grep "some text" /home/bla/blubb/* | xargs editor_of_your_choise I'm ...
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Open file in gedit by using full path

In the previous versions of gedit, I was able to open the file directly by entering the full path of file in open window dialog box. But now, I have to browse to the folder manually before I can open ...
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Can I use “gedit” through “ssh”? [duplicate]

I am trying to use gedit to see a file inside a mini-pc I connected through ssh but it get: (gedit:3864): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. Using the fallback 'C' locale. ...
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Gedit (from terminal) has stopped opening files in tabs, and now opens an instance per file - how do I switch it back to tabs?

I'm using a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 MATE edition. I'd installed gedit which had been working normally, ie if i did gedit filename, and gedit was already open, it opened the file in a new tab. On ...
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How do I change the color of the spell checker squiggly red line for GTK applications?

For example for Geany and gedit. I expect something as simple as some .gtkrc-2.0 line but there is no documentation on this. How do I change the color of the spell checker squiggly red line for GTK ...
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Possible explanations for locked window input

I've never seen this before. I opened gedit (gedit2), three windows but one session, meaning all windows share the same PID. Note that there is absolutely no way to open more than one gedit2 session ...
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Can I change how gedit prints its page header?

I'm often using gedit to print text documents. One thing I don't like is that it prints the full path to the document inside the page header, which sometimes overlaps what's in the top right corner; I'...
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Why is a duplicate file sometimes created after editing a file? [duplicate]

I use gedit to modify/create files in my system, and sometimes I see that after editing, a duplicate file is created by the name of samename~ Just that ~ is extra. Why does this happen? Is there any ...
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One gedit instance per i3 workspace

On Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity, I get one gedit window (or even instance?) per workspace. Opening a new file, e.g. from Nautilus, would open it in a new tab in the workspace window, or open a new one if ...
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Why text file always opens at the same point I closed it?

I have a .txt file whith quite a long text content. I noticed whenever I read the content up to a certain line and close the file, if I re-open the file later (right away, hours later, or days later),...
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View text file and highlight numbers

I'd like to view a text file on the terminal and highlight its numbers. Something like I get when I open it with gedit. I haven't been able to do this with less, cat, vim or other viewers/editors. P....
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Gedit: How to insert backslash \ in search and replace regex

I'm trying to comment out some lines in c++ by matching them with a regex, and replacing with the match preceeded by \\. But instead, gedit performs no replacement, and the search+replace dialog gives ...
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Why does gedit need libbluray?

Pardon me if this is something that "everybody knows," but gedit (the gnome gui text editor) has a dependency on libbluray. I've googled and read the release notes for gedit, with no luck, and I can'...
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Why Gedit's hash symbol is expanded and interpreted wrongly in internet browsers?

I copy-paste Gedit-hash (#) in a part of filepath into internet browser to read PDF file unsuccessfully: no file found with Gedit-hash symbol. Inputing there directly the hash symbol from the ...
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How to force gedit to open a new window independently of existing gedit windows whenever a text file is double-clicked on a Gnome desktop of Debian 8?

How can gedit be forced to open a new window independently of existing gedit windows whenever a text file (.txt) is double-clicked on a Gnome desktop of Debian 8, Jessie? Suppose that a.txt is ...
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Cannot open GUI editors in superuser mode

I was trying to edit my sources.list in order to add local mirror information. I am not comfortable with command line editors, so I tried using sudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list. I got the ...
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Can I get gedit to open on startup with a list of certain files?

I know how to make certain processes open up at start up but I'd really like to get gedit to open a number of files by default every time as well. It sometimes takes me a couple of minutes to find/...
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GtkSourceView lang file is loaded but nothing gets highlighted

I want to create a custom lang file for source highlighting in gedit etc. Before I start, I cloned an existing file for testing purposes, /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/language-specs/imagej.lang and ...
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can't kill gedit process from its PID

This is the sequence of commands, gedit starts, but it cannot be killed from its process ID $ gedit& $ t=$! $ echo $t 4824 $ kill $t bash: kill: (4824) - No such process It would work just fine ...
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Some apps throw GTK+ errors

System: Ubuntu desktop 16.04.1 LTS I get the following errors when running, gedit from a terminal command line: (gedit:5688): Gtk-WARNING **: GTK+ module libgail.so cannot be loaded. GTK+ 2.x ...
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How to get a “duplicate line” hotkey in gedit?

I want to have a shortcut key for duplicating the currently selected line in gedit. Many other editors use Ctrl+D or Ctrl+Shift+D for that, but gedit is different. Here the default behaviour: Ctrl+D:...
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How to comment out LaTeX code in Gedit? [closed]

I am not sure if it is supported but cannot find it. OS: Debian 8.5
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Fullscreen not working in xmonad

I am using Arch Linux (4.7.5-1-ARCH) with xmonad (xmonad 0.12) window manager. I am new to xmonad and I am still learning it. I have not done much modifications so my xmonad.hs is minimal. import ...
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Custom syntax highlighting misbehaving in gedit

I'm creating a custom syntax highlighter for a markup-like language that I created to accomplish some natural language manipulation stuff, so I thought I'd get started with the simple keywords, seeing ...
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Downgrade Gedit in Fedora 23

I am running Fedora 23 and need to downgrade to gedit 3.10.4 and the corresponding versions of gedit-plugins and gedit-r-plugin. This answer provides code to do this in ubuntu. I'm trying to do the ...
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Using open file dialog within gEdit using keyboard only

I use the default gEdit on Cinnamon on Linux Mint, but I find when opening files from within it, I cannot navigate the open file dialog solely using the keyboard. I hasn't been intuitive how I use tab ...
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Is there a shortcut in gedit to insert a line, i.e. the exact opposite of deleting a line?

In gedit, Ctrl+D deletes a line. Is there a shortcut for inserting/adding a line?
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How to remove context menu items or change right click behaviour?

Is there any way to remove or disable the 'undo' and 'redo' options in the right click context menu for gedit? Another suitable solution would be to disable the 'click on release' mouse feature. So ...
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Substitution with Regular Expressions in gedit

Say I want to remove all digits from a text file using gedit 3.10.4 advanced_find 3.6.0 I have selected the Advanced Find/Replace plugin to support regular expressions out of an internet search. It ...
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How to add the correct repositary in gedit?

I am trying to install Rstudio in my linux mint 17.1 using software package manager. I tried the following way which is given by this link. But I am getting the following error. E: Malformed line 2 ...
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Thunar fails to open gedit files

When I try to open a file with gedit in Thunar, I get a loading cursor for a few seconds, then nothing happens. In Task Manager I can see gedit --gapplication-service start for a while, then close and ...
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Font in gedit changes when I input the first letter in a line

I think this is a rather strange problem. I am using gedit, and my current font in the settings is the default (Monospace 10). But some lines in my text file has a clearly different font: Still ...
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Removing gedit without removing all of cinnamon-desktop-environment

I don't like gedit and always use geany or vim or something else. Removing it from my current Debian testing install also removes the cinnamon-desktop-environment meta package because it depends on ...
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How to launch gedit from terminal and detach it (just like “subl” command works)?

To open a file to edit in gedit I run gedit sample.py &. But with Sublime Text it is simply subl sample.py. This opens the file to edit and it doesn't run in the background (in my shell). How ...
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Editing multiple files simultaneously with vim/gedit

I'm trying to save some work by editing multiple files with the same name located in different directories: $ mkdir -p directory_{0..10}/results How may I create files with the same name in all ...
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Adding new language to Gedit

I need to add a new language in Gedit. The problem is, it is included in Gedit menu of languages now, but its syntax is not highlighted and Gedit is not able to indentify the language just from the ...
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lp prints blank pages for pure text file

Printing a text file through lp result in blank page while printing same file through gedit works fine. lp is able to print pdf and jpg image files, but not text file. On further looking in to ...