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Mousepad is described as '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' and is a Text Editor in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Mousepad for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like Mousepad are Notepad++, Sublime Text, Vim and VSCodium.

Mousepad 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 Mousepad.
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  • 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...

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  1. Visual Studio Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.

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    Visual Studio Code is a professional tool for programmers and developers, Mousepad is a bare bones text editor.

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    It's heavy-weight while Mousepad is as lightweight as it can possibly get

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  2. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

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    AdinanCenci

    Notepad++ is a professional tool for programmers and developers, Mousepad is a bare bones text editor.

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  3. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Edit side by side in widescreen
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    Paid, not general-purpose

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  4. Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.

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    Mousepad is a GUI text editor; Vim is a command line based editor. Both are great in their own ways but they are used in completely different contexts.

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    An absolutely beautiful-yet-minimalist hotkey-based editing setup, legendary extensibility, and outstanding community support & extensions.

    ...In other words: it's freakin' awesome!!

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    AdinanCenci

    Vim is a professional tool for programmers and developers, Mousepad is a bare bones text editor.

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  5. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

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    AdinanCenci

    VSCodium is a professional tool for programmers and developers, Mousepad is a bare bones text editor.

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  6. 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 Mousepad opinions
    Most users think Geany is a great alternative to Mousepad.

    Notepad is a text editor; Geany is an IDE. Recommending it to someone looking for a text editor is like, you ask me for a butter knife and I hand you a chainsaw.

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    Vertical selection, speed

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    gedit

    • 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 support for several languages. It is extensible with plugins.

    The Default look under GNOME with Adwaita
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    AdinanCenci

    Both are simple text editors, although gedit have more features

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    GNU nano

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

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    Notepad is GUI based, Nano is terminal based. I love Nano and use it lots but apples and oranges.

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    Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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    Mousepad is a text editor, nothing more, and Bluefish is actually an editor for HTML, CSS and web programming languages like PHP, JavaScript and such. But Bluefish can be used as a plain text editor as well, in my opinion, as it is lightweight enough.

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  10. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus.

    Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom
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