f20 - gedit

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Dec 20 15:09:00 UTC 2013

On 12/20/2013 05:43 AM, Ahmad Samir wrote:
> On 20 December 2013 03:05, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> 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.
> I tested and yes the AppMenu doesn't show for apps run as root.
> As I posted before, you can force apps run under gnome-shell to show
> all their menus in their own windows and not rely on AppMenu by
> running this command as user in terminal:
> gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings overrides
> "{'Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu': <0>}"

ALL RIGHT!!!!  This works!  Thanks for all the private help to run it 
right as user.  gedit shelled to root now has preferences so I was able 
to turn off text wrap.

Also makes Nautilus behave better IMHO.  But I still can't get trees 
instead of places.  Have found out how to get folders showing trees, but 
not on the left.  Makes dragging and dropping a real drag.

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