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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 Mousepad, SciTE, MadEdit and medit.

gedit alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of gedit.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Chrome OS
  • BSD
  • GNOME
  • OpenSolaris

Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with...

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  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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGeany consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingGeany supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGeany is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingGeany can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ PortableGeany can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think Geany is a great alternative to gedit.

    Is an IDE, not a text editor

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    Loads faster than gedit, but requires a bit of manual editing to get a good dark theme.

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    Mousepad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMousepad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    SciTE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • 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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    MadEdit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingMadEdit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    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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    medit

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax Highlightingmedit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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