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Yeah, a little fun with the psychotherapist adds to the appeal. For me, Emacs meets all of my editing needs and then some. I especially like it when I am composing text that needs to fit onto a visible screen. For that, I can automatically wrap text. For Web-centric pages that wrap automatically and do not seem to like line control, I can turn it all off, so Emacs gives me both ways.
Emacs is especially handy when I am viewing news in newsgroups. I use Gnus for that nearly all the time unless I am on a server that blocks news through a proxy firewall; in that case, I use Web based newsreaders.
I do use a lot of text editors, mostly to be familiar with a wide range of them. I still use Vi and Vim. They are also great for many tasks, and from time to time they are quicker for certain things. But having an Emacs session going, assuming Emacs is available (and I try to install it whenever possible if it is not already there) is still my favorite approach.
Mousepad when I need to change a little in a file, vim if I need to change a bit more. Still voting vim as it has been something new for me.
I like vim even though I can only ever remember about 3 commands but it's easy and quick to scroll around using the keyboard and easy to bale out after doing something daft. Otherwise mousepad is excellent as a simple viewer/quck changes. I found Zenwalk uses geany and this is the best I used for xml docs, good tabbed interface and fast to load an xml. hmmm how to vote? mousepad I guess, being an Xfce junkie.
Another vote for Bluefish for HTML/CSS.
The features I like are the Tidy plugins (validator and cleanup filter); tabbed windows with keyboard toggling between tabs (nice when doing a visual comparison between two files); easy toggling of auto-closing of tags on or off; the formatting bars to single-click inserting of tags; and the language references (HTML, CSS especially for me).
Last edited by outofnicks; 02-01-2008 at 06:55 PM.