Gedit - disabling "untitled document 1"

rikona rikona at
Thu Jan 29 21:06:29 UTC 2015

Hello Nils,

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:53:01 AM, Nils wrote:

> rikona wrote:
>> Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:33:59 PM, Karl wrote:
>> > Please describe in excruciating detail exactly how you are starting
>> > gedit.
>> Mostly, I right-click on a file in konq and select "Open with gedit".

> I suppose with "konq" you probably mean "konqueror".


> So which desktop are you running? KDE or Unity or even something
> else?

Running Unity + some KDE pgms

[I've noticed Unity and KDE do not get along very well in several
ways...] :-)

>> >    ps ax | grep gedit
>> tried an experiment--
>> if from konq, I get:
>> .... /usr/bin/gedit   plus   what file name was opened-
>> opens with "untitled document 1"
>> if from Nautilus, I get:
>> ....   what file name was opened, not preceded by
>> /usr/bin/gedit  - so there is a difference in how it's called-
>> opens without "untitled document 1"

> I'm not sure what you mean here - is it something like this?

> ... /usr/bin/gedit somefile.txt "untitled document 1"

No - it is just  somefile.txt

"untitled document 1" never appears anywhere

> If that's the case, there could be something wrong with the file type 
> options for opening a file with gedit. I just tried the behaviour of a
> freshly installed gedit run from konqueror, and there was no extra file
> "untitled document 1".

Was this a rt click in konq, 'open with gedit', way it was started? If
so, that's what gives me the "untitled document 1".

> So please check the file type options:

> From konqueror right click the icon of a text file and select 
> "Properties" and in the new window select "File Type Options".

I don't have this in the window. This is konq 4.8.5 in Ubuntu 12.04.

> In the
> lower right selection area select gedit and on the right click the 
> "Edit…" button. Select the "Application" tab and make sure that the 
> entry in the line "Command" is "gedit %U". Click "OK" (several times) 
> and check if it still opens the extra file "untitled document 1".

I can set gedit as the preferred pgm for .txt via "config konq". This
gets konq to open the file with gedit, but it still gives me the
"untitled document 1", for which I still have to go through the whole
'close' routine. And, it does not change the output of
ps ax | grep gedit.

still        /usr/bin/gedit       somefile.txt

[side note - in konq, the preferred pgm for .txt is usually set to
kate. This will then open the file in kate, BUT it will be in one of
the several incidences of kate already running, not a new one. AND, it
is not clear which incidence it will be in. Almost always in another
desktop even though there's a running kate on that desktop. The KDE
pgms seem to get 'lost' in the Unity desktop management...]



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