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Mousepad Alternatives for Windows

Mousepad is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Mousepad and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to 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.
This page was last updated Jun 26, 2022
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.

    Visual Studio Code vs Mousepad opinions
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    AdinanCenci

    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

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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  2. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    Notepad++ vs Mousepad opinions
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    AdinanCenci

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

    Negative comment 11 months ago
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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.

    Sublime Text vs Mousepad opinions
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    Paid, not general-purpose

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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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.

    Vim vs Mousepad opinions
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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.

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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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!!

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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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.

    VSCodium vs Mousepad opinions
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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.

    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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  7. 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.

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    AdinanCenci

    Both are simple text editors, although gedit have more features

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  8. 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.

    GNU nano vs Mousepad opinions
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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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  9. 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.

    Bluefish Editor vs Mousepad opinions
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    tuva-hayabi

    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.

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