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Old 11-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Lightweight code editor and Xfce start button

Dear all,
two very short questions for the family.

I am running on a s l o w monocore cpu laptop xfce and I adore it!!! Any editor with a bit of nice features (not just copy paste) for editing code... .c .R .nc files some of the candidates...

Also do you know how I can edit my xfce settings to make the window button to launch the start menu?

I would like to thank you in advance for your help

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Will geany work out for code editor? It's quite lite despite being (almost) an IDE.
Old 11-13-2013, 05:53 AM   #3
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thanks for the answer. Currently installing it and testing it.

Now I have to find a way to use the window button to make the xfce menu to pop up

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Xfce has a keyboard-shortcuts editor. If the memu is already listed, you can change the default keystroke. If it isn't, add an entry for xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu.

The usual keystroke for a Linux menu is Alt-F1. If you don't like that, I'd suggest not using the Super (aka Windows) key alone: it's convenient to use it as a modifier with another key to launch a range of programs, to save using the menu. I have Super-a for accounts, Super-c for calculator, Super-e for editor, and so on.
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Originally Posted by nonamedotc View Post
Will geany work out for code editor? It's quite lite despite being (almost) an IDE.
Thanks for the post. I've been using 'nedit' for a long time and have been concerned that it has become a dead project, with the last update back in '05. I downloaded geany, built and installed it and gave it a quick run with some code I'd been working on. It is a good editor. Its feel is very similar to nedit which is what I was hoping to find somewhere. I've a strong feeling this program will replace nedit as my editor of choice. Again thanks. I'd never heard of geany before.



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