Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1302384
unable to set preferences for gedit as root
Last modified: 2018-01-01 20:16:27 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #985602 +++
Description of problem:
When opening gedit as normal user, the preferences menu item
is included in the drop down menu on the Gnome top panel.
However, if gedit is opened as root, no drop down menu appears
when clicking on the gedit icon located on the Gnome top panel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gedit as root user
2. click on gedit icon in top panel
no drop down menu appears
drop down menu opens, so gedit preferences can be changed
--- Additional comment from Gene Czarcinski on 2013-08-14 15:23:19 EDT ---
seems to be a lot of little "gotchas" with gnome3 and Fedora 19 ... is anyone reporting these upstream so that maybe someone will actuallly look at them and maybe fix them??
--- Additional comment from Martin on 2013-12-03 12:34:32 EST ---
Hope this thread isn't dead...
I have exactly the same problems.
Fedora 19: 3.11.9-200.fc19.x86_64
GNOME Shell: 3.8.4-2.fc19.x86_64
1)With no special wright
Acces to all my plugins (texte coloration/backscreen color etc...) But impossible to save as root.
2)Using root privileges with administrator account
"$ sudo gedit"
That give no access to the drop down menu from top panel. No plugins available in this mode.
3)Connect as root
After connect as root with "su"
That give me access to the drop down menu (Preferences / Quit). Stil no plugins available with this mode.
So that's just a comment to say u'r not alone :)
And i'll be happy to be able to use gedit as my new Text editor for codes. Everywhere in my HD. ;)
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