I know some other text editors like Notepad++ enable split pane to edit to files side by side. Is there any way I can add this functionality to Gedit?


In gedit, choose Documents > New Tab group or Ctrl+Alt + N your gedit will split vertically. And you can drag tabs.

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    But it still doesn't let you to have two views of the same file... That's annoying... I wanted split pane to avoid scrolling up and down to check declarations. – Calmarius Dec 11 '15 at 12:50

Update: Gedit has now added this feature. I'm keeping my answer around for those using older versions of the application.

Gedit does not come with this feature.

But there is a plugin you can get: http://live.gnome.org/Gedit/Plugins#line-505

  • It doesn't behave exactly like Notepad++, but it'll suffice for the time being. – jumpnett Jul 28 '10 at 21:47
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    Care to share the name of the plugin? Your link is not valid anymore. – lubosz Aug 23 '18 at 16:27

Not yet, but it's in development see here, someone's working on it (among other features) as a GSOC project as far as I know.

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