Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 222433
gedit should not use tabbed interface by default
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:15:40 EDT
Description of problem:
gedit uses a tabbed interface by default on Fedora. Even starting the
application a second time from the Applications menu, it opens a new tab in the
existing window instead of opening a new window. This is contrary to the GNOME
SDI guideline. gedit should open a new window by default as every other program
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
As seen in external bz. reference, the upstream rejected this as not a bug....
Actually... reopen. I think that Fedora should modify the gedit.desktop and
include the --new-window option. Also supposedly a simple plugin can disable the
display of the tab bar, I am (was) a new gedit user so I have no idea if such a
plugin exists. Does anyone more experienced with gedit know? If there is such a
plugin Fedora should include it by default -- if not maybe I can write one if it
really is easy.
Or did I arrive late and is this an already lost holy war?
This seems not to be fixed in Fedora 7: There is no --new-window option in the
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