Quick open

As the name of this plugin would imply, the Quick Open plugin helps you to open files more quickly than using the usual ways of opening files. To enable this plugin, select gedit ▸ Preferences ▸ Plugins ▸ Quick Open.

Once you have enabled the Quick Open plugin you can use it as follows:

  1. Open the Quick Open dialog box by pressing Ctrl+Alt+O, or by selecting File ▸ Quick Open.

    The Quick Open file dialog will appear.

  2. Use your mouse to select the file or files that you want to open.

    To select several individual files, hold down your Ctrl key while you click on the files that you want to open.

    To select a group of files, click on the first file that you want to open, hold down the Shift key, and then click on the last file in the list that you want to open.

  3. Click Open.

Quick Open will look for files in:

  • The directory of the currently opened document

  • The root directory of the File Browser Pane plugin

  • Recent documents which are also shown in the Recent folder in Files

  • Directories which you have bookmarked in Files

  • Your Desktop directory

  • Your Home directory

Quick Open displays files in any of the above locations regardless of whether or not you have opened them previously.