Fix gedit on Kubuntu

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jun 17, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

gedit works fine on Kubuntu, but the editor does have a few quirks that can quickly become a nuisance. For starters, the Up and Down arrows in the Find panel use generic blank icons. To fix this problem, install the gnome-icon-theme-symbolic package using the sudo apt-get install gnome-icon-theme-symbolic command.

By default, when you launch gedit on KDE or open a text file in it, the editor automatically creates an empty Untitled document. Needless to say that closing and discarding each and every empty file manually can quickly become rather annoying. Fortunately, this issue is easy to fix (I stumbled on the solution in a Ubuntu Forums thread). Open the gedit.desktop file in a text editor using the sudo nano /usr/share/applications/gedit.desktop command. Locate the Exec=gedit %U line and replace it with gedit $1 < /dev/null. Save the changes, and you are done.

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