Use syntax highlighting in Gedit

Programmers will be pleased to hear that Gedit includes syntax highlighting. However, it doesn't appear until the document is saved. It can be enhanced by clicking Edit ^ Preferences and checking Highlight Matching Bracket which, as its name suggests, will highlight the opening and closing brackets of any command/phrase. If for any reason you want to deactivate syntax highlighting, open gconf-editor and navigate to /apps/gedit-2/preferences/syntax highlighting and remove the check alongside enable on the right-hand side.

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For other Gedit tricks, see Tip 10, on page 70; Tip 134, on page 176; and Tip 155, on page 198.

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