Is geany corrupting your files? Since I upgraded Ubuntu to Maverick RC, I had problems saving files over gvfs. I even made me switch to gEdit. But not for long. gEdit have so stupid keyboard shortcut and you can't to anything about it. So I was forced to look for further solution and finally got it on geany sourceforge bug tracker. Enabling use_safe_file_saving in geany settings file (.config/geany/geany.conf ) to "true" fixes the issue. Still don't know if this is a gvfs or geany issue, but at least geany is working again. Geany is still the best programming IDE I came across.