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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Last update: 2020-04-09 Having a similar need to the OP, I searched the whole web for current solutions. There's no current perfect solution, but there are a few ones that might be worth a try. Note ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Visual Studio Code Pros: Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) Open-source, see its GitHub page, though there is some fog about it Free of charge, MIT license Faster than Atom IntelliSense ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

gVim Pros: Cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac, Amiga, OS/2, others, even Android and iOS) Open-source, see its GitHub page Free of charge (although it encourages charity donation), GPL license with ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

MarkdownPad It displays a live view on the right side. You can see a full list of features on the website. Source: http://markdownpad.com/ Note When starting MarkdownPad for the first time, it ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Atom Pros: Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) Open-source, see its GitHub page Free of charge, MIT license Shell script syntax highlighting with strong color for variables: Cons: Start-up time ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Assuming your Windows OS has a browser, and you can find at least briefly a working Internet connection, you can use StackEdit StackEdit features: Works offline - documents are saved in your browser'...
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Windows text editor for editing files hosted on remote linux server

Looks like the perfect match for you is Notepad++, which ships with an FTP file browser: Notepad++ with opened FTP browser / FTP config (source: StackOverflow; click images for larger variants) ...
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

I used to recommend Kate as the editor to use ... until it stopped working correctly in non-KDE environments (missing icons, etc) Now I cheerfully recommend Geany - https://www.geany.org/Download/...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Another alternative you can choose is Github Atom. Since nobody mentioned it, I give you the alternative editor which I use every time when I am working on a project. Github Atom is not only Markdown ...
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

You may try Sublime Text. It has all the features listed by you. The UI is modern and quite fast, and supports mouse + configurable keyboard shortcuts: As well it includes other features: "Goto ...
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Text Editor or IDE supporting many languages

Atom Atom is a free open-source text and source code editor for Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Most of ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Texts does do it and is available for Windows and MacOs. http://www.texts.io
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Instant-load Notepad replacement

I'm surprised no one mention Notepad++ yet. Everything I do is instant all the time, has a bunch of syntax highlighting for most languages and markups, and a nice collection of plugins for automation,...
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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

If you prefer a GUI, you can use BareTail: free and paid versions available Windows Portable Like "tail -f" on Unix systems, but with many more features Tail multiple files Configurable ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Kate Pros: Cross-platform (Linux, Mac OS, Windows) Open source Free software (GPL) Fast Has syntax highlighting support for a lot of different files (Markup, Scripts, Source code, configuration, ...) ...
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Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows

You can use gVIM for Win32: https://sourceforge.net/projects/portablegvim/ It uses virtual rendering and can easily handle 50+ GB files. Works on our logfile dump (if you experience any trouble, ...
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

Vim While the UI is pretty old school, there is a reason it is still popular a quarter century after it's creation; it's awesome. Here is an article that walks through how to install most of the ...
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Simple open-source text editor for Windows

What you want is likely Notepad++ which has all those things which you mention as far as I can tell. It works great on Windows and has slews of free plugins as well. Source code: https://github.com/...
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Syntax highlighting text editor for Mac OSX

Take a look at Atom. "A hackable text editor for the 21st Century" It is very similar to TextMate or SublimeText, written by the folks at GitHub, and it's open-source. Its core value proposition is ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Haroopad is a cross-platform (Linux, OSX, Windows) Markdown editor GUI based on NodeJS that includes a live preview pane. In a lot of ways, it is similar to the Atom editor (in fact I suspect they ...
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Extremely lightweight text editor for OSX that just edits text

You can use TextEdit. It is included with all OSX editions, and works perfectly: just edits text opens instantly (it does for me) low memory consumption lightweight shows text in black on white as ...
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Text Editor or IDE supporting many languages

Sounds like a recipe for eclipse http://www.eclipse.org/ runs on multiple platforms Support for lots of syntaxes http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ free, OSS! widely used for C and C++ fortran ...
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An open-source cross between an IDE and a text-editor?

Atom is a very good text editor that covers your requirements. Free and Open-Source Code highlighting for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SCSS, and PHP. (Bonus for Python and Ruby) Code completion ...
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Software to replace multiple text strings in multiple files

You can do this with Notepad++ without opening your files: Open Notepad++ Press Ctrl + H Switch to the tab titled "Find in Files" Specify your search text, and the replacement Set the folder in ...
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Linux text editor for large text files

CudaText editor can open/edit big files, up to avail memory size (better use x64 version). Default max size is 1Gb. To allow max file size of 2Gb, call "Options / Settings-user" and write such option ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Emacs Pros: Cross platform Free and Open Source Software Free of charge Supports both GUI and CLI usage, even for a single instance simultaneously. You can have your emacs windows in your desktop; ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Here's a new Markdown Editor for Windows to check out. http://mike-ward.net/markdownedit It has a built-in preview as you requested plus most of the other features one would expect like: as you ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

I've been asking this question for a long time now too. I use this: Pen -- what you see is what you get. It's probably not as full-featured as other solutions, but I really appreciate that I can ...
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Windows easy-to-install Asciidoc editor

Hands down, the best for me is for now AsciidocFX : http://asciidocfx.com/ One package to install gives you an asciidoc editor with live preview, a toolbar with selected snippets, and a complete ...
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Editor for Linux shell scripts

“Alignment” is called indentation. Most editors intended for programmers do a reasonable job of indenting program text automatically out of the box (Vim is a notable exception, getting it to indent ...

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