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  • (Score: 2) by Subsentient on Monday June 03, @09:09AM (2 children)

    by Subsentient (1111) on Monday June 03, @09:09AM (#1359170) Homepage Journal

    For terminal work, which is frequent, I usually use nano. I can use vim but I find it more cumbersome and less natural.

    For grocery lists, simple jot-down stuff, etc, I don't use a notes application, I use mousepad, Xfce's text editor. It's small, minimalistic, Gtk+ based, and has good clipboard integration.

    For code, I use Geany []. Truly an excellent mini-IDE, using Gtk+3 and C/C++. Has efficient autocomplete, support for tons of languages, and very easy to make your own colorschemes. I've used Geany for nearly every bit of code I've ever written, since I was 15. I love Geany.

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  • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Tuesday June 04, @03:41AM (1 child)

    by tangomargarine (667) on Tuesday June 04, @03:41AM (#1359248)

    I use mousepad, Xfce's text editor.

    I'm trying to figure out what the difference is between Mousepad and Xed, both of which apparently came with my Mint XFCE install. The menus look practically identical?

    Or is there some weird technical reason like one of them is built using Gtk and the other uses Qt or something

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    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 04, @06:23AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 04, @06:23AM (#1359265)

      Completely different lineages. Mousepad is officially a part of the XFCE project and is an almost complete rewrite of the original Mousepad, which was a fork to add printer support to Leafpad, which was an original project back in the early 2000s. Xed is the official text editor for Linux Mint and is a fork of Pluma, which is the official text editor of the MATE desktop, which forked it from gedit when they forked the entire GNOME project, and gedit was created by the GNOME team back in the late 1990s. The resemblance is only superficial and probably comes from both using GTK, both supporting the system theme, and both being based in the sort of base idea of what a turn of the century text editor should look like .