If you are tired of gedit opening two tabs when you enter gksudo gedit filename someone posted this workaround on the bug report.
I noticed that gedit opens two tabs on every install on my box (in my signature) and it is annoying.
So, this is what was on the bug report that I cannot seem to readily find right now. BTW this also works very well until a fix is released.
Paddy Landau found that gksudo gksudo gedit finename was a workaround and someone came up with a script that will work so you do not need to enter gksudo twice.
Enter gedit ~/.bashrc or find this hidden file in your home directory and edit it and add the following:
Edit: This has supposedly been resolved with gedit 3.7 or greater.
# gksudo gedit opening 2 tabs fix
if [ "$1" = "gedit" ]
gksudo gksudo gedit "$@"
command gksudo "$@"
cavsfan@cavsfan-MS-7529:~$ apt-cache policy gedit
*** 3.8.3-0ubuntu3 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages