Bug 1302384 - unable to set preferences for gedit as root
unable to set preferences for gedit as root
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gedit (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2016-01-27 11:46 EST by Jim
Modified: 2018-01-01 20:16 EST (History)
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Description Jim 2016-01-27 11:46:39 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):

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gedit as root user
2. click on gedit icon in top panel

Actual results:
no drop down menu appears

Expected results:
drop down menu opens, so gedit preferences can be changed

Additional info:

--- 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 ---

Hi there!
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
Gedit: 3.8.3-1.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"
"# gedit"
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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