gedit is the text editor of the GNOME desktop environment.

The first goal of gedit is to be easy to use, with a simple interface by default. More advanced features are available by enabling plugins.

Notable Features

  • Files are opened in tabs
  • Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
  • Syntax highlighting for lots of languages (Python, Shell, C, C++, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, Markdown and many others)

  • Configurable fonts and colors
  • Print and print preview support
  • Search and replace with support of regular expressions
  • A side panel with an integrated file browser
  • Spell-checking
  • Word auto-completion
  • Undo/Redo
  • Auto indentation
  • Text wrapping
  • Line numbers
  • Right margin
  • Highlight current line
  • Highlight matching brackets
  • Editing files from remote locations
  • Backup files
  • A flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically add new advanced features
  • List of plugins distributed with gedit



On Windows

gedit is available on the Microsoft Store: gedit for Windows.

On macOS

  • macOS packages (a bit outdated)

  • A Homebrew formula for the latest version of gedit is available: brew install gedit

On Linux

gedit is installed by default with many Linux distributions, otherwise you can install the gedit and gedit-plugins packages.

Getting in Touch

See Also


Apps/Gedit (last edited 2021-04-05 12:06:20 by UserName)