Does anyone know how to highlight some text or change its color in Gedit 3.4.1?

I have a list of features or modules to include in my project and I just want to mark each as solved when am done with it. Just a simple highlight or color change will do.


  • You might want to use Libre Office Writer. – Ubuntu User Feb 2 '17 at 18:31

As Gedit is just an editor and not intended for publishing/presentation this feature is unlikely to be found. Have yourself a look at the list of available plugins though.

As a workaround I suggest you go to View/Highlight Mode and select some script (I used sh). Now every line that has a # at the beginning is displayed differently.

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    Its not exactly what I was looking for but its a nice workaround. Thanxs. – Parto Sep 5 '13 at 18:01

In Gedit go to ViewHighlight Mode and select what kind of highlight mode do you wish:

gedit - Highlight Mode


You can use gedit-plugins to enable a lot of features in Gedit. Install it and just enable it to access the features you want.

Follow these simple steps:

Hope this short description somewhat helps you..

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