gedit Alternatives for Xfce

    gedit is not available for Xfce but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Xfce alternative is Geany, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to gedit and five of them are available for Xfce so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Xfce alternatives to gedit are SciTE (Free, Open Source), Mousepad (Free, Open Source), medit (Free, Open Source) and MadEdit (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.
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      Geany vs gedit opinions
      Most users think Geany is a great alternative to gedit.
      Is an IDE, not a text editor
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      lucienp3008 Loads faster than gedit, but requires a bit of manual editing to get a good dark theme.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs.
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    2. A simple text editor for the Xfce desktop environment. Mousepad aims to be an easy-to-use and fast editor for quickly editing text files, not a development environment or an editor with a huge bunch of plugins.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      medit is a programming and around-programming text editor. Started originally as a simple built-in editor component in GGAP, it grew up to a real text editor.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions, e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings (UTF8/16/32,Big5,GBK...) and WordCount.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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