In 3.10 I was able to hide the toolbar, in 3.18 not

Asked by Me on 2016-03-04

The version included in Ubuntu Wily Werewolf allowed me to hide the toolbar, the version that seems to be included in Xenial Xerus does not offer this. Is this intended?

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Manfred Hampl
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I suggest you report a bug. Xenial is prerelease and issues and features may be missing.

Me (mayerchristel) said : #2

Does anyone know how I could make this command

sudo apt-get install gedit=3.10.4-0ubuntu13


I was courious if it is possible to use 3.10.4 in Xenial.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

You can specify the version number in commands like "sudo apt-get install gedit=3.10.4-0ubuntu13" only if that version is made available for your Ubuntu release. This is not the case here.

You could try manually downloading the version for wily and force installing with dpkg:

Download gedit-common_3.10.4-0ubuntu13_all.deb from

and either gedit_3.10.4-0ubuntu13_amd64.deb (64 bit) from

or gedit_3.10.4-0ubuntu13_i386.deb (32 bit) from

Install these packages with
sudo dpkg -I --force-downgrade gedit*.deb

If that works well, you have to apt-pin this version to prevent automatic upgrade to the newest version.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Oops. sorry wrong autocorrection, the install command should have been
sudo dpkg -i --force-downgrade gedit*.deb

Me (mayerchristel) said : #5

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.

Me (mayerchristel) said : #6

Thanks a lot! :)