Gedit does not wrap around the right margin

Bug #329500 reported by muzh on 2009-02-14
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gedit
Confirmed
Wishlist
gedit (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Hi,

I would like Gedit to doing word wrap automatically when the cursor reaches the right margin.
Currently I have to expicitly press the enter key when the cursor comes close to the right margin.

M

Andreas Olsson (andol) wrote :

What version of gedit are you using? If you go to Edit --> Preferences --> View; do you find any settings regarding word wrapping?

Changed in gedit:
status: New → Incomplete

Hi,

This is Gedit 2.24.2.
Yes I do find 2 settings for Test Wrapping : For enabling Word Wrap
and for disabling splitting of long words.

Muzammil

2009/2/14 Andreas Olsson <email address hidden>:
> What version of gedit are you using? If you go to Edit --> Preferences
> --> View; do you find any settings regarding word wrapping?
>
> ** Changed in: gedit (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> Gedit does not wrap around the right margin
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/329500
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Andreas Olsson (andol) wrote :

Guess I should also ask the question which I thought was implied :-) Does those two options do what you would expect them to?

If so, is it ok if I mark this bug as invalid?

muzh (syed-muzammil-hussain) wrote :

Hi,

The two options do seem to do what they say they do - Make the right
margin visible and also disable splitting of long words during word
wraps.

However, in almost all text editors the right margin is actually a
boundary for the word wrap. Here in gedit it is just a visual boundary
- no wrapping takes place at the right margin.

M

2009/2/14 Andreas Olsson <email address hidden>:
> Guess I should also ask the question which I thought was implied :-)
> Does those two options do what you would expect them to?
>
> If so, is it ok if I mark this bug as invalid?
>
> --
> Gedit does not wrap around the right margin
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/329500
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in gedit:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → New

To resume, I would call this feature "physical" or "hard" word wrap. Very useful sometime, and the basic reason to continue using tools like [x]jed, [x]emacs or vi[m]. Would be nice to have it in gedit.

Upstream bug has been marked as duplicate of bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143827.

Changed in gedit:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Does this still occur on Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" with gedit 3.30.2-0ubuntu0.18.10.2?

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
tags: added: intrepid
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