Debian Multimedia :: Changing Default Text Editor In Xfce
May 28, 2015
I would like to set the default text editor in Xfce to gedit. The only solution that I found on Google was to right click on a given text file, select 'open with other application', sleect gedit, and make sure that the "use as default kind" button is checked. Unfortunately this only works for text files with the same extension as the original file. Is there a way of setting every text file to open with gedit by default that doesn't involve repeating this exercise for every possible text file extension (.c, .py, .h, .hs, etc.)?
I want to give some of my directories special folder icons. For example, I have a Projects directory and I noticed that there is a special 'projects' directory icon available in my icon theme; I think that it would be nice to use that icon instead of the default directory icon.Google informs me that the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs can be edited to give certain directories special properties, including special icons. However, all my changes to the file get reverted after restarting my computer. Is there a way to make changes to user-dirs.dirs permanent?
How can I change the default text editor for console programs in Ubuntu.When I run mutt and send a message, it currently loads up Joe and I would prefet to load Vim.I know I can change $EDITOR for me only, but would prefe to do it system wide.
I'm unable to set a default text editor since upgrading to 11.4. Configure Desktop > Default Applications > Text Editor. Only has one option - Embeded Advanced Text Editor It's something named Mousepad 2.16. I wish to use Kate or Gedit instead!
Everytime I open Konqueror, it opens in "Embedded Text Editor" mode . So if I open it then click on a bookmark, it opens in edit mode. I can select View->View Mode->khtml and then the page displays properly. If I click on a link from that page, it displays properly. If I open a new tab, it is back to edit mode. If I open konqueror from konsole, it has the same behavior. I have removed all files under ~/.kde that mention konqueror, kong_* or kfmclient.
I checked the menu entry for Konqueror, and it is "kfmclient openProfile web browsing". I have set the view mode properly, then manually saved the profile in Konqueror. I have checked the system settings file associations, and the konqueror entry has the same application command (kfmclient) as the kde menu entry. Does anyone know how to make the view mode "stick" for Konqueror such that when clicking on html urls or selecting bookmarks causes Konqueror to display properly?
I was experimenting with distros the other day, and came came across Slitaz. Anyway, I noticed it had a really nice and lightweight text editor called Beaver. It had basic functions like syntax highlighting, and seemed to run on the lightest bit of ram.I wanted to install it for Debian. Anyway, I can't seem to find a .deb package for this application, nor apt-get install it. How would I go about getting this editor?
On windows I really only used Notepad++ as my text editor, it had two features that I loved.What I need to accomplish is what I would do with Notepad++ column editor.I could have like 100 lines, and place the cursor at a column, and goto edit>column editor, and I could insert an incrementing number. (I could also pad the incrementing number with 0s, this was GREAT for making batch files among other things.)So each line at that column had a number higher than the previous line.The other feature that I used sometimes was a search/replace with regex patterns.Does anyone know of an editor that has those features for linux? I am mostly after the column editor insert feature but if you know of one with both features that would rock.
I need to add arrows, text, geometric shapes, etc. to graphical charts. Gimp doesn't have any way to easily add arrows (that I know of) -it's way sophisticated compared to what I need.Back in the MS Windows world I used to use Snagit Studio. I could probably run that in Wine but I'd prefer something native.
Is there a simple text editor for Linux that will let you color or highlight text on demand? Something like gedit or leafpad with color? I know I can probably do this with vi or emacs, but I'm looking for something simple, need not be feature rich.
And I was about to install the last dependency: ATK (Accessability Toolkit).I opened the Archive Manager to extract the "atk-1.26.0.tar.gz" file (yes, I'm still switching from Windows so I'm fond of GUI), but I noticed all the text in that window was boxes, like the □ type box for every letter of text.So instead I thought it wouldn't be a big deal, because the terminal and regular windows weren't screwed up.I opened a text file in gedit (reference to commands in terminal, such as how to extract files via terminal), but yet again all of the text was □-like boxes.
I'd like to know if there's a reliable way to change the default user in Debian: when I installed testing starting from Jessie, I used rsync to set up a duplicate stable installation and then upgraded it to testing, as a result I now have the same username for both installations, which is sometimes kinda confusing.
Reading around a bit, looks like you can indeed change your username with relative ease, but then there will be always something left behind somewhere still pointing at the old username: is that the case?
I am running Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.2 on a Macbook Pro 15" with retina display. My resolution is currently set to 2880:1800 and any time I try to lower it, the whole screen goes to black (even if I change it to something in the 16:10 ratio) and I just have to keep force restarting when doing that. I want to lower it because a lot of stuff is really small. Certain aspects of windows in programs are so small, and in order to properly view stuff on my web browser I have to increase the magnification to around 250% for it to be reasonable.
Some things seem normally sized in the windows, and thus make things awkward on the screen, especially in chrome. Is there a way to fix this without having to change my resolution and/or font sizes? Making font sizes bigger on the gnome tweak tool makes things look a bit more awkward because it squeezes the text into small spaces. I would rather keep a higher resolution for a better picture, and changing it seems to mess things up. Here is what my browser looks like (without magnifying). Notice how the font size in the bookmark bar is disproportionately large compared to the buttons in the top right to close/max/min the window.
And this problem isn't just in the browser, but for example, in matlab everything is extremely tiny. I want to make everything larger, not just the text...
Just got a pretty fresh install of Debian/XFCE. Both monitors work out of the box on my 8400GS. I was unable to find an option to change it so I can span is as 1 work space instead of having them mirrored.
I just a newbie.i want to try customize my desktop.i found a website shown linux desktop very greatfull, like this :but i don't know how to start it.any expert guys please let me know the guiding for me to start this.
I use Debian Lenny and iceweasel as my browser on a gnome core desktop. I also use JFOREX (java application) for my trading platform. It works fine. The problem is when I click on portfolio statement in creates an error which states: "Error in launching web browser". I googled the error on the web and read some sites and it says that I should install gconf-editor and modify the URL handlers in order to point to iceweasel.
The problem is I am practically a noob when it comes to gnome and sadly I am not technical enough to understand the values that needs to be changed using gconf-editor.
I was having a problem with the sound not going up to a high volume on my machine, so I tried following some online tutorials and ended up destroying the sound system on my machine. Now, instead of just having quite sound, I have no sound. The machine is a Dell Precision server and the attached files show my sound configuration. Ideally, I would like a way to make the sound louder (>100%), but now I will settle for just having sound.
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