While scrolling through the Discover Software Center, I came across FeatherPad. This Qt text editor suppoorts tabs, line numbers, and a bunch of operations with the tabs including dragging a tab off the software and it then becomes it’s own standalone. The best thing is the speed with which it opens up. Simple and clean.
Yeah FeatherPad is great for using as a simple text editor. I’ve been using that as my primary one for a long time (2 years maybe?). Then I can use Kate for more involved stuff when needed. There is also FeatherNotes which is a handy kind of…well, the name says it all really!
It replaced leafpad on all my systems immediately I found it. Will even run OK as root - and I love that it has dark mode for editing (as well as maintaining syntax colouring). My go to scripter now…
as you see…
I’m seeing a kind of Macish look to those windows?
Well - I certainly didn’t want a Windows look! I haven’t seen anything I like better, so I live with the ‘association’. At least it’s clear what they do…
featherpad & feathernote is programmed of guys of lxqt; pitty its not in the lxqt group
already using a while as sddm-conf-editor from aur for sddm, but currently using ly so not needed
only i cant use plank, blaming i dont use x11, feathernote & featherpad is nice, in terminal fpad xxx.txt also works.
Initial release 2016; 4 years ago