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Restore documents that were left open between sessions.
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Gedit Restore Tabs

This is a plugin for Gedit, the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. This plugin is for Gedit versions 3 and above. This plugin is NOT compatible with Gedit 2.x.

Upon starting Gedit, this plugin will try restore all open documents from the last Gedit window that was closed.


  1. Download the source code form this repository or using the git clone command.
  2. Copy the files to the Gedit plugins directory ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/.
  3. Copy and compile the settings schema as root.
  4. Restart Gedit.
  5. Activate the plugin in the Gedit preferences dialog.

For Example...

git clone git://
cp restoretabs.* ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/

With root access (su or sudo)...

cp org.gnome.gedit.plugins.restoretabs.gschema.xml /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/
glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/
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