Gedit - disabling "untitled document 1"

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Feb 1 19:45:33 UTC 2015

On 01/31/2015 12:02 PM, rikona wrote:
> Hello NoOp,
> Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:50:05 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> On 01/28/2015 09:50 PM, rikona wrote:
>>> I've gotten quite irritated with Gedit - every edit generates a tab
>>> with "untitled document 1" that has to be dealt with on closing.
>>> How can I keep gedit from ever coming up with "untitled document 1"
>>> unless I tell it to. Net searching did not offer clues, but maybe I
>>> asked the wrong thing... 
>> ...
>> See:
>> <>
>> and
>> <>
> Those were quite interesting. Mostly it talks about running gedit as
> root, which I'm not trying to do. It does mention the problem of
> trying to run it from Konqueror, and talks about that as essentially a
> different issue. That's when I see the problem, as do many others. 
> An interesting and informative comment was mentioned, essentially
> saying that all Gnome graphical programs should not be run as root and
> expected to perform properly. The developers do not consider that to
> be a bug and have no intention of changing that even in the future.
> Something for everyone to keep in mind. 
> In the discussions, the workaround for several people was to use a
> different editor. The geany program looks quite good to me as an
> alternate but was not mentioned in the discussions. I guess that will
> be my workaround, unless someone can suggest a way to get it to
> operate properly when called from Konqueror - I'd still like to be
> able to do that. 
> Thanks much for the info.

Yes, just installed kong & I can reproduce in 12.04 on konqueror. The
problem seems to have been taken care of in 14.04 as I cannot reproduce
there - I'll see if I can figure out the differences.

These are the versions I have in 14.04:
$ apt-cache policy gedit
  Installed: 3.10.4-0ubuntu4
  Candidate: 3.10.4-0ubuntu4
  Version table:
 *** 3.10.4-0ubuntu4 0
        500 trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
$ apt-cache policy konqueror
  Installed: 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1
  Candidate: 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1
  Version table:
 *** 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1 0
        500 trusty-updates/universe
amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4:4.13.0-0ubuntu1 0
        500 trusty/universe amd64

In 12.04 the are 3.4.1-0ubuntu1 and 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.1 respectively.

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