There are some basic behaviors that can be set under Preferences. These are the basic settings that I am using.
Open Gedit, Go To Edit>Preferences>View Tab.
Turning this off just keeps you from missing wrapped comment lines.
The Go Compiler outputs the line numbers where it finds errors.
Easier for these old eyes.
Just a guide line, 80 columns is a left over from card punch days.
Handy with these languages that love brackets.
Go to Edit>Preferences>Editor Tab.
The Go programming style recommends using tabs rather than spaces. See: http://golang.org/doc/effective_go.html
It drives some people crazy, I find it useful.
I don’t like losing work.
Fonts & Colors Tab
Go To Edit>Preferences>Fonts & Colors Tab.
I prefer the default simple, Monospace font, it lines up code well and is easy on the eyes. Check this box, or choose the font you want.
This really gets interesting. See the Plugins Chapter.
Also, In Gedit Go to View
Check the panes in view.