On Windows, Notepad++ is my favorite editor because I use the mouse to toggle bookmarks by clicking the line number.

Is there a code editor that does that on Linux? Atom and Sublime only appear to support a keyboard shortcut, and SciTE doesn't even do that.

I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 on a 32-bit Dell Latitude D630.

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    I use Geany, and can get a marker to show up next to a line by cliking in the space between line number adn actual editor window. However, I can't figure out what those marks are used for....
    – ivanivan
    Mar 22, 2017 at 17:22
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    @ivanivan You can mark the lines you're working on and switch between them using Ctrl+, and Ctrl+. Notepad++ uses F2 and Shift+F2 for that. Mar 23, 2017 at 10:10

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I managed to get Notepad++ working in Wine.

Geany also supports simple mouse-based bookmarking, but requires two keys to cycle through them.


Code::Blocks could be a good choice for you to try:

  • it is available for most platforms
  • Right Click, Bookmarks, Toggle Bookmark
  • Right Click in margin, Add Bookmark
  • Ctrl-B to toogle Bookmark
  • Support for multiple programming languages
  • Full IDE for C/C++/Fortran
  • C/H file swap
  • Go To Declaration/Implementation
  • Find callers, instances, etc.
  • Free, Gratis & Open Source.
  • Plug-ins
  • Custom Syntax Highlighting
  • Multiple Compilers Supported
  • I prefer a single left click to toggle, single key to switch focus, and most recent version via Synaptic. Mar 23, 2017 at 10:19

CudaText editor does that on mouse click. Click on gutter, lefter than line numbers, it toggles bookmark for that line.

It is free, runs good on Linux.


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