Questions tagged [text-editors]

Software to edit text. Also consider the `html-editor` tag, if appropriate.

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Lightweight “USB stick runnable” JavaScript/plain text editor for Mac?

I need a very lightweight text editor that will do plain text and hopefully JavaScript syntax highlighting. The most important thing is that I can avoid any kind of installation, I'd like to run it ...
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Text editors - personal preferences

Recently I have decided to get into coding, I will be attempting (operative word) Java. I have no real idea at present what I will be making, or what real requirements I will have as yet, but that is ...
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A non-WYSIWYG, HTML aware, text editor

I was dreaming about a text editor with specific functionalities (reasons will given at the end) in relation with HTML and CSS. block level tags shouldn't appear in the editable part, but in the ...
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A notepad replacement that prevents opening multiple instances of the same file (while allowing for multiple instances of itself)

I am looking for a notepad replacement. Free or commercial. I'm on Windows 8.1 Must have features: I want to be able to open multiple files, each in a different instance of the program, while only ...
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Markdown editor for *buntu with auto-ToC and drag-drop structure

I'm seeking a Markdown editor that is: ready-to-run on *buntu, and not an "online" editor; and includes these two features: auto-generated table of contents (ToC) from headings; and the facility ...
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Android Text Editor

I am looking for an Android text editor to replace 920 Text Editor. Why? It appears 920 Text Editor may be abandoned. It has not been updated recently, has been removed from the Google Play Store, ...
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Web-based Text Editor for Server Files

I have a list of files on my development server that I want users (who are already authenticated against the webserver) to be able to edit. I don't want to bother them with FTP or WebDAV, so I would ...
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Editor or plugin that allows CSS styles to be edited like they are in Google Chrome

In Google Chrome it's possible to tab through all the properties in a CSS selector in the developer tools, editing as you go along. The tab key-press event will automatically insert a new property or ...
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Nano-like terminal text editor supporting undo/redo, softwrap

I am looking for a lightweight text editor that runs in the terminal. I currently use nano 2.2.6, but I am slightly dissatisfied with it (particularly the fact that it doesn't have working undo/redo). ...
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text editor with graphic comments

I am a programmer and I am looking for a text editor that can display images in comments. The reason is that when I am documenting some functions, I very often find myself wanting to describe them ...
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Terminal output editor with collapse function for prompts

Is there a text editor which allows to parse output of a terminal session in the form of [x@y:/path/]# cmd1 bla1 bla2 [x@y:/another/path/]# make 10000 K lines [x@y:/another/path/]# cmd2 bla1 and ...
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Text editor with tile view

I am looking for a Windows text editor that allows me to tile 3-4 files inside one window. Basically like this "Tile Tabs" Firefox add-on. Currently I am using Notepad++ with multiple instances to ...
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Offline and Portable PHP text editor that have Live Preview functionality

Is there a text editor or IDE for PHP (and if possible, include HTML and CSS) that is: Offline (do not need internet in order to function) Portable (extract from a zip file and run immediately) Live ...
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Netbeans Undo Redo Store Changes

It's possible to view the changes in code and/or form before to apply them? I don't turn off Netbeans, but my memory (not computer memory) isn't enough to remember my previous changes.... Then I ...
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Batch Document Creation [closed]

I draft letters that have the same basic language but with a few variations for 50+ people (e.g. name; bill amount etc). I edit these manually and feel that there must be an easier/more automated way ...
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FTP text-editor that allows Folder bookmarks?

Do you have a recommendation for an FTP software which includes a text editor, and in addition to that allows Folder bookmarks? (bookmarks that will lead you to a certain path at the home directory, ...
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OneNote Alternative

I work for a small MSP and we currently use OneNote to manage our client documentation. The search and dynamic method of creating pages is nice but there is one drawback I'm hoping someone has a ...
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Text Editor or IDE supporting many languages

I am looking for a text editor or interactive development environment (IDE) that will support many languages, including but not limited to C, C++, Lisp, Scheme, Fortran, bash, ksh, zsh, m-files (...
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Google Chrome like word search in Notepad++

Is there a plugin that makes it possible to do a Google Chrome like word search in Notepad++? After a word search Google Chrome shows the approximate position of the line in which the word was ...
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Extremely lightweight text editor for OSX that just edits text

I'm looking for an extremely lightweight text editor that opens almost instantly and uses very little memory on OSX. I have TextWrangler and Sublime Text, but both of those editors take more than 10 ...
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Any cmd text editor which support common text editing shortcuts?

Is there a shell text editor that uses common keyboard shortcuts for navigation and editing? I need the following features as much as possible: Ctrl + (c/x/v) for copy, cut & paste selecting by ...
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Open-source text editor written in Qt

Is there a good text editor that is written in Qt? For example, for Gtk there is gEdit, Geany, and probably others. But I don't know any such editor written in Qt. Please note, though, that I'm not ...
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Editor for Linux shell scripts

So I am looking at creating multiple shell scripts for my Lubuntu machine (the hope is to get it close to autonomous as possible). I have used apps such as Geany (which is good), but obviously I want ...
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WYSIWYG HTML JavaScript-based editor? (to replace TinyMCE)

I'm looking for a WYSIWYG editor that will let a user type and format text (bold, italics, insert links, etc) which I can then grab via jQuery as raw HTML code and do something with it. I've tried ...
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Semantically enriched document editor

I am looking for a document editing tool that would be able to: load ontology RDF files match and suggest terms as they are typed from the RDF file and autocomplete them while keeping the attachment ...
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Which LaTeX editor can I use to create a sane book publishing workflow for non-savvy writers?

I'm in a bit of a sticky position having to introduce several people to work that is inherently harder than what they are going to be comfortable with. I would like to ease this transition my making ...
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Is there a JS library that would grant vim key bindings to a textarea?

This is a related question, but I am wondering if there is a pure JS solution that a server could serve so that all client browsers can enjoy the vim keybindings without extra client-side extensions.
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Lean and fast RTF (Rich Text File) editor with more features

Often, plain text files are sufficient to get an idea across (see this question). But sometimes you need more. But not so much more that you need to get all the hamsters together to fire up a ...
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Windows plain text editor that allows to bold/italicize/indent

I write quite a bit in plain text files. A simple text editor, like Notepad, meets most of my needs when writing plain text files. But sometimes being able to bold or italicize a word is very useful....
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Source code highlighting

I am looking for a text editor (best would be an Eclipse plugin) which lets me highlight source code lines automatically (programatically) according to a set of given line numbers. Say, I have a file ...
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PHP editor with extras

I am looking for a PHP/JS/HTML/CSS editor which has autocomplete function (like IntelliJ IDEA & Eclipse). It would be also great if it supports themes :) Dreamweaver is too heavy for me with a ...
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Code editor (maybe Scite?) to write Java under Windows XP

I am looking for an edition of SCiTE for Microsoft Windows XP along with its supporting JAVA SDK. I searched in Google with different terms but I didn't get any proper results or download link for it. ...
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Simple cloud code editor (+ python interpreter)

I'm teaching a very introductory weekend computer class to high schools students and am looking for an editor for them to use. Here's what I'm looking for: Python support, with syntax highlighting ...
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Windows easy-to-install Asciidoc editor

Asciidoc is a text-based document format. I tried the AsciiDoctor editor , but it requires installing Ruby and typing gem install asciidoctor, which scares away potential writers, especially the ones ...
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eBay template HTML editor

I'm looking for an application (some editor etc.) that can help in creating eBay auction templates. Do you know any? I want it to be dedicated for eBay (if any exists) - I mean, it should serve eBay ...
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Free text editor that closes brackets automatically (replacement for Sublime Text)

I'm looking for a free text editor on Linux that has similar functionality of Sublime Text. I really only care about how it closes brackets automatically and such things. So here are the things I ...
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Windows program to monitor a log file for new lines and automatically display them as they are added to the file

I have text file, like log.txt which constantly updates. I want some text editor which I can open on separate monitor to display this file. I want this text editor to "reload" text file from disk ...
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Text editor for Windows with TOC, Markdown, syntax coloring, hyperlinks

I've been using wikidPad since I remember. My wiki has zillions of words and the database is now very very slow so wikidPad is useless for me. I've come up with the idea to separate some large ...
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Mac-alternative for Notepad++ with similar layout?

I'm looking for an alternative to Notepad++ that runs on Mac OS. The thing is, I need a text editor that looks as similar as possible to Notepad++. A little background: I'll be holding HTML and CSS ...
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Linux: Text editor that supports windows cp1256 and iso 88859-6 encodings

I am looking for a gratis editor that works on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit that can read Arabic encodings, specifically cp1256 and iso 88859-6. I want also the ability to save/convert them to different ...
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Text editor allowing cursor to be placed anywhere with a click

I'm looking for a Windows or cross platform text editor which let's you easily place text anywhere with just a click to place the cursor, without having to tab or space your way over. Similar to ...
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I mix between a text and a math editor

I'm looking for a software like Word, but able to do math calculations, so that you can write text that explains the math, and then show some calculations. Like TI-Nspire CAS (which I find a bit ...
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Out-of-the-box Semantic Highlighting IDE or text/code editor

After reading "A case against syntax highlighting", I started looking for an IDE or text/code editor that comes with that option as part of its default options, but didn't have luck - seems like the ...
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Portable, real-time collaborative, multimarkdown editor, with live preview and version control integration

I'm looking for a tool, collection of tools and/or plugins, or even works-in-progress in this general direction, for this quite demanding (and possibly conflicting) set of requirements: user ...
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Instant-load Notepad replacement

I am looking for a little more advanced alternative for Notepad. There are a lot of text-editor but most of them take a while to open. I found Metapad as a fast and feature-rich replacement. ...
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Linux terminal text editor which behaves like GUI ones

I'm looking for a linux text editor to run in a terminal on a remote computer over SSH, for coding (mainly in Ruby), but I'm familiar with graphical text editors (like Kate, Geany, GEdit, etc.), and I ...
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Super-lightweight cloud based text editor

I have a rubbish old netbook that I use for writing when I'm out and about. It's of such limited specifications that I use notepad++ for this rather than a real word processor. Recently I lost some ...
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Feature-rich Turtle editor

I want to edit Turtle (RDF) files in the most convenient way possible. Formal requirements: The solution must be FLOSS and a local/offline client that runs natively on GNU/Linux. I don’t expect (but ...
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Advanced line breaking (with prefix, suffix and width) for comments in text editors on Linux?

Basically, I'd want to achieve some sort of automatic line breaking in a text editor on Linux; I'm pretty sure it exists, but I don't know how it's called. Let's say the facility allows you to specify ...
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Simple text editor for spreadsheet-style data entry

I enter a lot of data that will ultimately be saved as comma separated text files (.csv). I currently use Excel but often find that it auto-formats the data inappropriately and is basically overkill ...