Text Editor

by Christian Hergert

Edit text files


Text Editor is open source software licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 3 or newer.

Text Editor is bundled as part of GNOME®

Auto Save & Crash Recovery

Text Editor will save your drafts automatically in case you lose power or any other sort of crash.

They'll be right there the next time you start-up Text Editor.

Syntax Highlighting

Text Editor supports more than 150 programming language syntaxes out-of-the-box.

You can even create your own language or your own color-scheme!

Automatic Settings

Text Editor will try to determine the best settings for your document automatically!

Got special needs? Just drop-in a .editorconfig file and let Text Editor do the rest!

Not enough? Those old-school vim, emacs, and kate mode-lines are also supported.

Overview Map

Sometimes you need a good overview of what's in a file.

Use the integrated overview map to quickly scroll through large documents.

Found a bug? File it!

If you run into issues, file an issue and we'll take a look!

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Get involved

Use Builder to contribute your own changes to Text Editor!

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