When coding with Geany, I often have quite long lines. I want them to wrap automatically, so that I don`t have to scroll horizontally to see what I've written.


Press Alt+D and then L to toggle line wrapping on or off.

Line wrapping off

Line wrapping off

Line wrapping on

Line wrapping on

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    Is there any way to make geany wrap on the long line marker column, rather than at the edge of the doc? – Benubird Feb 28 '16 at 21:35

Go to Edit > Preferences. In the Preferences dialog, go to Editor > Features and then check the first checkbox (the one corresponding to "Line wrapping") :

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    I activated that. But my lines are anyway about 4 to 5times my screen wide. – Paul Woitaschek Jun 20 '13 at 14:16
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    This did not work for me, so I closed the file and re-opened it, and then it worked. – Erel Segal-Halevi Nov 13 '14 at 7:58

Open the menu Document and check Line Wrapping which is the top-most entry in the menu.


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    This options works, but the Line wrapping option in Edit > Preferences > Editor does nothing. Weird. – dw1 Nov 30 '18 at 10:26
  • This works on UBNTU 16.04 lts, Geany 1.33. – EsmaeelE Dec 8 '18 at 8:21

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