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Linux code/text editor with specific features (open-source)

Please recommend a Linux (Debian / Ubuntu / Mint) text/code editor that meets the following feature requirements: Able to load a 15MB file with word wrap enabled in under 2 seconds on moderate ...
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Android vim keyboard associated with Android clipboard (for editing text with vim commands)

The vim text editor which runs on Linux and Windows and also under several versions such as viPlugin in several IDEs and as DroidVim under Android is great. However, it would be nice if in Android I ...
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Is there an equivilent for 'old' notepad?

I mean, I guess I can get a copy of notepad.exe from an older system - but I'm wondering if there's a maintained alternative. Current notepad is gradually getting bloaty (I like tabs, but I have ...
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Distraction-free text editor for Ubuntu/Linux, like pyRoom

PyRoom seems to be spottily maintained and only works with Python 2 so I'm looking for a replacement: distraction-free writing, nothing but the text preferably, pleasant or configurable fonts, text ...
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Text Editor recommendations for django shell (python manage.py shell)

When performing debugging or adding data to my database from CSV files I rely on the django shell (python manage.py shell). I used this during development on a Windows PC and although, I hated using ...
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Recommendation for tree structured note-taking software

Good morning, I'm looking for a note software that does this: Organization of notes in the form of a tree with nesting without limitation. Tables can be created and customized. Customization of ...
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Free LaTeX extension that can be added to flask-ckeditor

I also want the LATEX extension to be free in production. Here is the documentation on https://flask-ckeditor.readthedocs.io/en/latest/> . I Can use another text editor if someone has a ...
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Do you know a text editor to work on both Windows and macos, which supports writing from right to left?

My research so far yielded the following results: VSCode - support RTL fonts but not writing from right to left. NP++ - Does support RTL, but Is not compatible with MACOS. Sublime Text - support RTL ...
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Is there a software or framework to create Drag and Drop interfaces?

I want to create an interface that lets users interact with a big text-like file, but in a more visual way. Like editing a JSON file but with visual nodes and links instead of via text editor, similar ...
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Browser Based Text Editor Supporting Custom Math Mode Commands

What browser based text editor is there which allows me to render my writing in a scrollable area wiithout page breaks, supports some kind of math environment, e.g. TeX, LaTeX, KaTeX, MathJax, MathML,...
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A generic editor for trees and graphs of text

I am missing a generic editor, similar to a plain text code editor (like Kate), but not for lines of text, but for trees and graphs of lines of text or variant data records. I always wondered why this ...
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GUI for editing multiple JSON files

I am looking to edit JSON files in bulk / batch. I know I can do this programmatically, or do find/replaces across files, but I am hoping to find a friendlier GUI that allows me to do things across a ...
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Text editor that displays number of words and characters selected

Sometimes I have to draft text that has either a word limit or a character limit. A long time ago, I used to do this by using a text editor that had a status bar. The status bar would say something ...
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Tool to view invisible Unicode characters in text for Windows

I have text that looks like this: واحد اثنين 12 000 I would like to see if the space between the 12 and the 000 is a normal space (U+0020) or a narrow no-break space (U+202F). I would also like to ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

I'm looking for a gratis text editor for Linux that supports column manipulations/selection like the Notepad++ text editor for Windows allows. Specifically, I want to be able to: Quickly and easily ...
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Alternatives to Notepad++ with restoring previous session feature

I've been using Notepad++ for a long time as a quick note taking app. The "feature" I most use is the ability to have multiple tabs opened with text that I typed and the ability to close the ...
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Editor for all sorts of (Text) Files

The IT world is full of text files, for configuring things for defining things or for authoring text. Since many years I've been searching a tool that can edit text files that have a user defined ...
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GUI for source code documenting system, that can resolve references to comments in dual pane window?

I often have this problem, coding in C or Python: I start writing an expression, and it starts with a simple line comment, so far so good; say: // initiate sending to hardware: hardware_send_init(&...
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batch-processing PDFs with automated edits

I have 100 pdfs. All of them have a portion at two parts within them which I want to hide. ALSO, I have to put a .jpg image at a fixed position (in all pdfs). The image is different in all pdfs. The ...
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I am looking for a text editor allowing to save and edit a list of search and replace expressions (search in multiple files, a plus)

I am looking for a text editor for linux (I am using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS) that is able to save, let me edit and choose among a list of search and replace list. I have looked around and cannot find what ...
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Rich Text Editor with extra or external plugins support

I am looking for a free rich text editor which supports extra or external plugins like MathType and Chemtype. I tried with CKEditor5 via its official documentation in Angular 13, but it gives some ...
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Free WYSIWYG Editor with the ability to upload video from device

I am building a website that would compile test questions. However, test questions and answers should be entered in LaTeX format with image/gif/audio/video/hybrid files upload features from the device....
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Looking for a Weasel-word spell checker

Recommends using precise terminology when "weasel words" are detected. Similar concept to the Simple Terminology checker mentioned on this site that detects jargon words. Perhaps similar to ...
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A markdown editor similar to StackOverflow built-in post-editor

Is there any text/MD editor close to StackOverflow post with MD + embedded code snippet for taking notes and documenting? (as well for teaching) low file-size live preview offline lightweight
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Text editor that would allow jumping to line 12,250,758,440 of a 170GB / 22,843,445,311-line file

I need to work with a rather large file I heard good things about UltraEdit and it seemed promising, it's able to open the file, but it turns out that it can't jump to line numbers higher than 2^32 (2,...
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Online collaborative text editor (like Google Docs), with an URL to access the RAW text content

I'm looking for an online collaborative tool, similar to Google Sheets or Google Docs, that: is a text editor (ideally with monospace font, for code) with an URL to access the RAW text ideally, with ...
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Modeless console text editor with regexp replacement and macro recording

I'm looking for modeless TUI (console) text editor with the following features (required) Should run on Linux. Support of other UNIX-likes, Mac and Windows is nice to have but optional. (required) ...
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Text/hex editor that supports mixed line-endings

I have a file that contains "mixed" line-endings, i.e. both LF and CRLF. This is because the file is a mixture of plain text that also has binary data interspersed. I'm looking for a text ...
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Open source text editor for Android supporting SAF

I would like a text editor for Android that is open source supports Storage Access Framework (SAF) provides text search. Features 1 and 2 are needed for security reasons. I need only very basic text ...
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Read-only large file viewer (> 10 GB), including gzipped file

Note: I have already read Best viewer for large text files (> 10GB) and Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows but here the specific point is the compressed file support. In ...
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Simple Text Editor in Linux with Conditional Formatting

I am looking for a simple Text Editor on Linux (Arch, preferrably) with conditional formatting. I have noted this question. I am not looking for a syntax highlighter. I need conditional formatting, ...
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Open-source CSV viewer & editor

Expanding on several questions asked 10 years ago on Stack Overflow, I'd like to elaborate what's the best CSV Viewer Editor in 2021. What makes a good viewer (for me): Displays CSV in Grid view, not ...
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Text editor for Mac that supports editing files via an SSH session

I would like a text editor with the following parameters: Works on latest version of OSX Supports editing files remotely via SSH, like Atom does via a plugin Doesn't crash all the time (which is why ...
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GUI to cut individual lines from a text file to create a new one

I need a Windows program that will display a text file and let me select individual lines of that file to move to a new file. So, for example, I can select lines 4-9, 14, 22-24, 46, etc. as I scroll ...
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What WYISWYG/GUI eBook editor do you reccomend?

I am looking for a WYSIWYG/GUI eBook editor that has robust functionality beyond that of Calibre or Sigil. I am speaking of the ability to edit many of the HTML elements via GUI without touching a ...
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Text editor that can paste lines

Is there any text editor that can paste the selected lines? For example I select 10 lines, then, when I use paste, it will paste the first 5 lines with the next 5 lines, separated with a tab. I am ...
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Mac text editor that supports folding and multiple workspace/desktops

I'm looking for a Unicorn, the mythical Text Editor that will do everything I want it to do, and especially one feature that Mac's TextEdit has that I haven't found elsewhere: easily open multiple ...
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text/graphical editor with dynamic alignment/margins/paddings

I'm looking for an editor that is able to auto-adjust the positions of neighboor elements based on their content size and alignment/margins/paddings. I'm used to web development where the browser will ...
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Does someone know a text editor which is multi document, support programming languages, images and support RTL languages?

my wet dream of the perfect text editor would be: Multi documents \ tabs Programming languages support (indentation, keywords colors, etc.) RTL languages support (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.) Accept images ...
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WYSIWYG CSV editor that logs changes

I have a csv file that I want to edit manually on my Mac. I work with data digitization from PDFs, and sometimes rare errors occur that I just want to fix manually. For the sake of reproducibility, I ...
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IDE best supportive for sparse many line code

I use Allman brace placement. Most of the time the code I write is sparse, involves a lot of scrolling up and down. Clearly an IDE that has multiple windows viewing the same file is a must. Quick code ...
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PineGrow a good HTML editor?

I'm a front-end developer and have been using Adobe Dreamweaver for years. But it just has so many weird glitches that never seem to get fixed, and they drive me crazy. Now I'm getting into CSS Grids, ...
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Fast text editor / word processor for Windows that supports basic tables

I have been using Jarte Plus as my go-to text editor / word processor to create and edit simple documents. I like that it's a portable application, very fast to load, and has a small memory footprint....
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App that can help me manage my copy-paste

I talk to a lot of clients every day and answering FAQS could be a really hard time for me in the long term. What I do is copying from the txt file, alt-tab, paste. I want an app that can help me ...
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Windows RTF Editor That Doesn't Mangle OS X/macOS TextEdit RTF List Formatting?

When I open rich-text files created in OS X's/macOS's TextEdit on Windows in WordPad or Microsoft Word, neither bulleted/unordered lists' nor numbered/lettered/ordered lists' formatting transfer over ...
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Best open source or free text editor for Windows, not for developer usage, just solid text editing?

I'm looking for a solid text editor for Windows 10. Preferably one that is open source, can handle large files (like a few hundred MB), and does not use Java or Cygwin. It's for a co-worker who's not ...
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Is there a text editor that can open big XML files?

So I wanted to get identicons of Stack Overflow users and decided to try and get the Users.xml file, and opened it in the following: MS Word 2010 - I currently own this version, and the XML file ...
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Simple open-source text editor for Windows

I have searched online regarding open-source text editors (for Windows) and most of the sites recommend Atom, Visual Studio Code, etc., which are primarily focused on programming. I don't want such ...
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Lightweight python editor for Mac

I am looking for a lightweight, fast and simple python file editor. I do not need fancy extensions or debugging capabilities, maybe a very simple syntax checker, and that a tab inserts 4 spaces. That'...
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Text editor where math notation is effortless

I recently tried Wolfram Mathematica, and I was amazed at the amount of detail I can accomplish in math notation, the thing is that Mathematica is paid, and the only thing that can read the .nb files ...
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