Gedit 3.12.2 / 3.14 Beta 2

A lightweight word processor with spell checking, for the GNOME desktop environment
Gedit is an open source text editor application for Linux-based operating systems. It is mostly used under the GNOME desktop environment, but you can also install it on other open source window managers.

While the application is distributed only as a source archive that can be configured, compiled and installed on any Linux flavor, users can find and install Gedit straight from the default software repositories of their distribution.

It is more than a simple text editor, as it can be used by developers as a programmers’ editor. The software provides users with an uncluttered user interface that can be used by novices and expert users alike.

Gedit features full support for internationalized text (UTF-8), configurable syntax highlighting for various languages, such as C, C++, Java, XML, HTML, Python, Perl, undo and redo functions, as well as the ability to load files from remote locations.

Talking about supported programming languages, the application automatically detects the syntax of a certain file, but it also allows users to choose one from the statusbar or the Highlights Mode entry of the View menu.

Its main features include spell checking support with automatic highlighting of misspelled words, advanced document statistic functionality that displays the total number of lines, words, bytes, as well as characters, with or without spaces, in the entire document or the current selection.

Among other features we can mention file reverting, print and print preview support, clipboard support (cut, copy, paste), search and replace, go to specific line, auto indentation, text wrapping, line numbers, right margin, current line highlighting, bracket matching, file backup, and configurable colors and fonts.

With a complete online user manual, Gedit can be easily used by programmers to successfully write and edit code. Besides Linux, the application also supports the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Reviewed by on March 15th, 2014


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last updated on:
August 20th, 2014, 11:08 GMT
price:
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developed by:
The Gnome Project
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Text Editing&Processing \ Others

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What's New in version 3.14 Beta 2
  • New Features and Fixes:
  • Fix a segmentation fault when loading a file
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Gedit is a 100% free, cross-platform and open source graphical application designed to act as a text editor and word p...

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