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I don't do a lot of it, but I need to edit some html files and need a text editor to do it. I liked the looks of Kate but someone in the forum said Kate would be a big download for me because I'm Xubuntu. And since I've converted an old Dell with only a 40 GB HD, and I don't really need a feature-laden text editor, I'm not eager to overload it. Just a text editor that plays nice with Xubuntu 13.10 will do.

I've heard good things about Bluefish. Will that not overload my Xubuntu 13.10?

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  • Try nano...or Leafpad – Mukund Feb 28 '14 at 8:05
  • You are going to end up with a bunch of recommendations :) – DK Bose Feb 28 '14 at 8:07
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    Mousepad is preinstalled in Xubuntu and can be launched from the Accessories menu, could you clarify why it does not satisfy your requirements? – ignis Feb 28 '14 at 8:34
  • I did not know Mousepad was a text editor. I will investigate it. Thx. – user250093 Feb 28 '14 at 8:48

Scribes or just plain and simple gedit should do the trick on an Xubuntu


You have default gedit editor inbuilt and it is quite good i thin if you are over loaded then gedit is good enough for html editing or you can use sublime text 3 as the look and fill is quite good as it made for mac.

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