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Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages. It is extensible with...

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Avg rating of 2.7 (3)| 8 comments

What is gedit?

Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages. It is extensible with plugins.

Currently it features:

  • Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
  • Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others)
  • Undo/Redo
  • Editing files from remote locations
  • File reverting
  • Print and print preview support
  • Clipboard support (cut/copy/paste)
  • Search and replace
  • Go to specific line
  • Auto indentation
  • Text wrapping
  • Line numbers
  • Right margin
  • Current line highlighting
  • Bracket matching
  • Backup files
  • Configurable fonts and colors
  • A complete online user manual
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gedit Features

  1.  Lightweightgedit consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Syntax Highlightinggedit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
  3.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsgedit can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  4.  Spell Checkinggedit can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
  5.  Autocompletiongedit can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.

gedit information

  • Developed byThe GNOME Project
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.7
  • Alternatives169 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 8 comments and reviews about gedit, and it has gotten 674 likes

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surehand53
  
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  • simple lightweight beginner friendly IDE yet it has some quite useful functions
  • terminal access
  • support for many languages
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Everything is lightweight compared to atom and code...

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dx486
  
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Mac version needs 178 MB on disk. This is a text editor!

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not free for windows

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ab1
  
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One of the worst text editors ever made.

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ZackGules
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Gedit is not a text editor, but more a IDE. Its extensible for work with source code, but not with text files. For example, its formating is hidden deeply inside (text style, line warp etc). Besides, it now uses GTK3 libraries, which have "own unique style" of GNOME3. If you are not inside GNOME3 or fan of it, you may feel uncomfortable with how it now looks and functions.

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Visuex
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gedit is my editor of choice as a web programmer. Since it is completely pluggable the functinality is endless and with the File Browser plugin it can even work someone like an IDE. If you enable the Snippets plugin or create custom snippets items using AutoKey then you can have even more control over your code. Also if you install the Zen Coding plugin then you will wrtie code 5x faster at a minimum.

http://code.google.com/p/zen-coding/

gedit is fast and powerful in it's own right and then adding zen coding it becomes a top contender for best editor for Gnome Linux

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evan
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I love gedit. Simple, pluggable, and it doesn't get in the way of my development. If you're having issues with slow load time disable the 'file browser' plugin. In some cases it'll make a huge difference in load time.

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  • Text Editor
  • notepad
  • Word completion
  • gnome

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gedit platform details

Mac

The latest Mac binary is 3.2.1, which was released in 2011. However, the latest source releases should work.

Windows

The latest Windows binary is 3.20.1, which was released in 2011. However, the latest source releases should work.

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