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Thread: Extreme gedit Annoyance

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    Extreme gedit Annoyance

    Using Raring Ringtail 64bit freshly installed.

    Double-clicking on anyfile.txt in dolphin, opens up the file in gedit as expected.

    But it also opens an empty document. Every.Single.Time. So closing your document always brings up the "save untilted document 1 before closing" dialog. Extremely annoying.

    What I've tried, unsuccessfully:
    1. /usr/share/applications/gedit.desktop - every entry reading "Exec-gedit etc" changed to "gedit $1 < /dev/null" - no effect.
    2. Within dolphin, used "open with" and specified "gedit $1 < /dev/null" - no effect.
    3. Within dolphin, used "open with" and specified "gedit %U" - no effect.
    4. Within dolphin, used "open with" and specified "gedit" - no effect.

    Anyone, any ideas, please?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Extreme gedit Annoyance

    Are you logged in as root when this happens? If so, it maybe a known bug.

    Also, see if any of these relate to you:
    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120283
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=276103
    https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2519
    Last edited by vasa1; June 24th, 2013 at 03:19 AM.
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    Re: Extreme gedit Annoyance

    use vim

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    Re: Extreme gedit Annoyance

    That irritant seems to be fixed in 13.10 - so far at least. You could download leafpad as a replacement or alternative to gedit.

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    Re: Extreme gedit Annoyance

    vasa1,

    Thanks for the suggestions, I had actually found them and tried them out before I posted here (none solved the problem for me), but since we now know it's a "feature" and it's been fixed in an upcoming release, I can live with it for a little while.

    Thanks everybody for your responses!

    Cheers
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