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Title: How can I prevent line wrapping and instead allow horizontal scrolling in Gedit?
ID: /2018/12/21/How-can-I-prevent-line-wrapping-and-instead-allow-horizontal-scrolling-in-Gedit_
Created: December 21, 2018    Edited:  December 21, 2018
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On the window bottom of gedit click on the Line number / Column number section:

gedit text wrapping.png

Uncheck the Text wrapping option and a horizontal scroll box will then appear. Lines will no longer be wrapped.

If you want the setting to be permanent change your preferences. Use: Edit => Preverences => View => Enable text wrapping:

gedit preferences menu.png

You can’t access preferences if you are using sudo -H gedit though. You need to do this with regular user using gedit only. Then you can have sudo inherit your user preferences with a script such as this: How can I sync my root gedit with my user gedit's preferences?

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