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    gedit Find somehow disabled

    Ok so this has been annoying me for a while. At some point in the last few weeks, I must have accidentally disabled Find in gedit.
    Going into Search > Find, clicking the magnifying glass icon, and the shortcut Ctrl+F all do nothing.

    Oddly, this is only for my profile- Find works just fine if I use (gk)sudo gedit.
    I tried some time ago to uninstall/reinstall gedit, but it didn't seem to do anything.

    I can't imagine what I did to disable Find, save maybe using sudo instead of gksudo a few times; then again, if I recall correctly, I had to install gksu myself
    (I'm running Ubuntu 13.04; if this sounds off let me know).

    If anyone can help me re-enable Find and/or help figure out how I disabled it in the first place, I'd be very thankful.

    (btw Find and Replace works just fine for me, but it's rather cumbersome if all I want to do is look for occurrences and not replace anything)

    --edit--
    Also just realized that go to line also doesn't work as user (works as root). Again, neither the menu option nor the key combination seems to work.
    I guess whatever this problem is has to do with tabs popping up in the corner, but I can't think of any setting like that.
    Last edited by jneedle29; September 6th, 2013 at 03:24 AM.

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    Re: gedit Find somehow disabled

    I don't use gedit but could the find utility be a plugin or extension you have inadvertently disabled?
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    Re: gedit Find somehow disabled

    I'm inclined to say no-unless it's located somewhere different from the other plugins, I don't think so; nothing in Edit > Preferences > Plugins looks like a regular find, except maybe the GDP find, but that's for searching through a bunch of files, not the current one; besides I have it enabled. Unless one of these search things i overriding the default...

    Btw another odd thing I noticed- looks as if Ctrl+i centers the line I'm currently on and also removes my cursor temporarily as opposed to opening the go to line panel. Maybe I somehow overwrote these functions?

    --Edit: Just figured out what this is-started removing plugins, and discovered that when my cursor goes away (after pressing Ctrl+i or Ctrl+f), it's because I am able to use these now (maybe they were disabled by the modelines plugin? I don't even know why I enabled that in the first place). However, the little window isn't popping up for either. Still really confused.--
    Last edited by jneedle29; September 7th, 2013 at 01:32 AM.

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