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Old 12-28-2016, 02:43 PM   #1
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looking for a Gedit-like text editor


Any recommendations for a text editor similar to Gedit? I've favored Gedit for a while, but I simply don't like the new interface of the latest version, which resembles Firefox. All it did was make an editor that had probably nothing to criticize slightly less convenient to use; moving most of the menu options to one right-side menu with an icon displaying three horizontal bars (hence the Firefox resemblance) only served to annoy me. There doesn't appear to be any way of changing it back, and I can't downgrade--no other version available. Guess I'll see what else is out there.

I like the multi-tab functionality in Gedit, but the only particular feature I require is datestamping. If there were a similar graphical text editor with datestamping but no tabs, I would try it.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 02:48 PM   #2
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The MATE fork of Gedit, Pluma, acts like Gedit back in the good old days. There's also an XApps version and KDE's KWrite
 
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:12 PM   #3
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I like, use and paid for Sublime Text2.
It's only shortfall is NO NATIVE PRINT function.
 
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:41 PM   #4
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xed is essentially gedit with the traditional UI, with some changes by the Linux Mint team.
Might be worth looking at.
 
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:06 PM   #5
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I like KWrite but can't use it because I don't like KDE

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The MATE fork of Gedit, Pluma, acts like Gedit back in the good old days. There's also an XApps version and KDE's KWrite
Thanks, I'm trying out Pluma. I used KWrite years ago and like it; trouble is, you can't install it without installing a large number of KDE files, and I don't like KDE 4--hate it, really. (Although Trinity was good until I noticed it seemed a little buggy.)

I currently use XFCE.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 01:22 PM   #6
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There is also geany, it's still gtk2.
Code:
pacman -Si geany
Repository      : community
Name            : geany
Version         : 1.29-1
Description     : Fast and lightweight IDE
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             : http://www.geany.org/
Licenses        : GPL
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : gtk2  hicolor-icon-theme  desktop-file-utils
Optional Deps   : geany-plugins: various extra features
                  vte: terminal support
                  python2
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Download Size   : 3.11 MiB
Installed Size  : 11.88 MiB
...
 
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:26 PM   #7
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Kate? Kwrite?
 
Old 12-29-2016, 01:38 PM   #8
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Wine and Notepad++?
 
Old 12-29-2016, 02:58 PM   #9
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Wine and Notepad++?
That is by no means a ridiculous idea, and I considered it during my early years in Linux (and probably tried it), because I liked Windows Notepad. It was extremely simplistic but extremely quick and efficient; and I have never seen an easier datestamp function--you simply press F5. (Every Linux editor I know with a datestamp requires opening a menu.)
The only reason I didn't stick with this plan is that in principle, its convoluted nature (use two programs just to run a text editor, which wasn't even a Linux text editor) seemed to defeat the purpose of keeping Notepad (simplicity).
 
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Agreed. But your argument is that the only reason to keep Notepad++ is simplicity. I would argue that, in my case, I have wine installed anyway - and Notepad++ is just so good at so many different things and it is hardly simplistic. Look at its wonderful macro recording and the plugin system!

I keep wine around for two reasons. At home it keeps me from having to run windows, because the few programs the wife requires works in wine. Second, I really like Notepad++ and Irfanview.
 
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