Several small changes to gedit-window management: Prevent tabs; Prevent files open twice; Automaticly resize windows to fit content
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Gedit plugin: Window Management

Several separate activatable small changes to gedit-window management.


  • Prevent tabs (every view in it's own window)
  • Prevent files to be open twice (highlights the first one instead)
  • Automaticly resize windows to fit content
  • Hide the new toolbar that normally cannot be hidden.
  • Configurable


This plugin is licenced under the GNU General Public Licence version 3. If you do not know what that means, see the file 'LICENCE'.

Minimum requirements

  • gedit-3
  • python-3

This plugin is only tested in ubuntu-14.04, but others should also work (in theory).


Clone the git-repository

Execute the following command:

git clone

Download the zip-archive

Extract the zip-archive anywhere you want.


  1. Move, copy or link the folder you downloaded to ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/addiks-window-management
  2. Restart gedit if it is running.
  3. In the menu, go to: Edit > Settings > Plugins
  4. Make sure the checkbox next to "Addiks - Window Management" is active.


  1. In the menu, go to: Edit > Settings > Plugins
  2. Select "Addiks - Window Management"
  3. Click on "Preferences"
  4. Activate or deactivate whatever you like.