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I use geany to do simple text editing and viewing. But its message window takes half the area and is useless for me. I want to turn it off when I run geany. I know there is a command option --no-msgwin for that. But how can I tell geany not to show message window if I start geany from right click menu? Is there such a configuration option?

Or, can I can configure geany to have a minimal message window size when geany starts?

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If I understand your question.. you want to hide this window:

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Go to the MenuBar View -> Show Message Window and untick it.

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Then close geany and open a file with the right click menu.

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No more Message Window.

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Hope this helps.

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If I understand your question correctly, you can go under Edit --> Preferences, and choose to suppress status messages.

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Also Un-check the items shown in the image below

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Thanks, Mitch. But that's not what I want. I want the message window to disappear (e.g. when you run "geany -m") – HongboZhu Oct 7 '13 at 12:50
Thanks for the follow-up. Now I only have the annoying term window left at the message window place. I guess now I need to figure out how to turn off the term. – HongboZhu Oct 7 '13 at 13:09

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