f20 - gedit

"Germán A. Racca" german.racca at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 03:35:45 UTC 2013


On 12/19/2013 10:05 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>
> On 12/19/2013 07:45 PM, "Germán A. Racca" wrote:
>> On 12/19/2013 09:32 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>
>>> On 12/19/2013 07:16 PM, "Germán A. Racca" wrote:
>>>> On 12/19/2013 07:22 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On 12/19/2013 08:35 AM, Alexander Volovics wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 08:05:49AM -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Confirm
>>>>>>>> used dconf-editor instead to set the overrides and now those
>>>>>>>> entries
>>>>>>>> appear within gedit.
>>>>>>> What did you change?  I just went through all of dconf-editor listed
>>>>>>> items and did not recognize anything to change that would turn on
>>>>>>> settings/preferences in gedit let alone directly turn off word wrap.
>>>>>> When you open gedit in Fed20 + Gnome-3.10 a gedit icon appears in the
>>>>>> top bar. If you click on this and choose 'preferences' you will see
>>>>>> under 'Text Wrapping' the entries: 'enable text wrapping' and 'do not
>>>>>> split words over two lines'. Is this what you are looking for.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I assume you are using standard Gnome-3.10 and not "classic mode".
>>>>>> I know nothing about "classic mode" (don't use it).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is this icon not visible in your install?
>>>>>
>>>>> Fresh install.  Have not applied the updates yet.
>>>>
>>>> Please, do it right now.
>>>>
>>>>> I see that gedit icon
>>>>> on the top bar once gedit is running.  It has a down arrow right
>>>>> next to
>>>>> it.  I assume that lets me switch between copies of gedit if more than
>>>>> one is open.
>>>>
>>>> Why don't you try instead of assume? The down arrow is not for
>>>> switching between different copies of the same application, but for a
>>>> drop down menu. You should click on it to see its behavior by
>>>> yourself, it is cheap!!
>>>
>>> I DID try clicking on the arrow and nothing happened.  Since I only had
>>> one gedit opened, I tried to figure it out.  Now that you say this is
>>> what it does, I realized where I MAY be having troubles.  I am in
>>> terminal, sued, and running gedit to edit the yum.conf.d files! So I
>>> opened terminal regular and ran gedit & and sure enough it works and I
>>> can set preferences no problem for ME and turn off word wrap.
>>>
>>> But I cannot do it for root's use of gedit to edit config files.  :(
>>
>> You are right about this, because I opened /etc/yum.conf with gedit
>> using sudo and I'm not able to open the drop down menu. Maybe this
>> behavior is intentional, but I'm not sure.
>
> So, I should give it a try and just put up with the wrapping. Afterall
> vi wraps, but actually does it smarter.
>
> I can see why, as the top bar is running as ME and should NOT let ME set
> preferences for gedit as root.  But that begs the question on HOW to
> change the preferences for root.

Anyway, it is safer to use something like VIM to edit files as root, I 
only tested gedit because I saw your email, but as root I use only VIM 
to edit files :)

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Germán A. Racca
Fedora Package Maintainer
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