text editors

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Extending the Gedit Text Editor with Plugins


GNOME’s default text editor, Gedit, includes a powerful plugin system similar to Firefox’s. There are useful plugins available for both programmers and regular users.

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Created by giantrobot 9 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 35 weeks ago
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Leafpad - a minimal GTK text editor


Simplicity is a wonderful thing sometimes. Leafpad is designed to be just that, simple. It is designed as a plain text editor.

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Created by chimera 9 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 44 weeks ago
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How I Learned to Stop Killing Myself and Learn Vim


When I first started Linux, I fired up “Text Editor” and almost collapsed. What the hell was that? I like many Windows and Mac users, hit this bird on the first flyover of Linux. Now I could have used Open Office but I’m an old dog, and if I’m gonna be taught new tricks they better be damn good ones.

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Created by extra 9 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 46 weeks ago
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gedit: a powerful, underrated text editor for everybody


Most computer users spend their entire life looking for the Holy Grail. In other words, they spend all their life searching for the perfect editor that supports all their languages, is free as in speech, has spelling, has highlighting… you get the picture. Obviously, there isn’t a perfect editor out there. However, some come pretty close. Ironically, one of them is one that any Ubuntu (or in fact, any Gnome) user has installed, though they may not know it. It’s called gedit (also known as Text Editor).

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Created by dave 9 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 47 weeks ago
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Free/Open-source Text Editors with GUI


A text editor is a type of program used for editing plain text files. Text editors are often provided with operating systems or software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files and programming language source code.

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Created by bluecheese 10 years 1 week ago – Made popular 10 years 1 week ago
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How To: Unlock The Power Of Gnome's Text Editor


When I first started using Ubuntu I wanted to find a text editor something like BBEdit or TextMate on the Mac. After flirting with both Vi and Emacs, I eventually turned to gEdit, the humble little default text editor for the Gnome desktop. But I quickly realized that gEdit is actually quite powerful.

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Created by C733tus 10 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 9 weeks ago
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