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Integrated development environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.

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How Can I Add, and Use, a Color Scheme for Geany?

I have found that one of my favorite text editors for programming is Geany, however the default color scheme is very bright and hurts my eyes when programming for awhile. There are other color schemes ...
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How do I make Geany my default editor on Ubuntu?

I actually want to change the default text editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 from nano to Geany. When I used this code: update-alternatives --config editor .. I don't see Geany in the list. So to add Geany,...
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How to configure Geany to wrap lines?

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.
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Terminal in Geany

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, I am a big fan of Geany, but now i don't have the terminal at the base of the window. I have tried to change the terminal preferences, without success. any ideas?
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How to get out of fullscreen mode?

I was stuck in Geany in fullscreen mode and unable to get out. All the suggestions I found on websites were too complicated (for me). I finally discovered that by depressing the ALT key and the V key, ...
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How to open directories in geany IDE?

I have a directory already created which has sub-directories in it, it was created by Eclipse IDE. And now, I'm willing to continue developing the same project using a different IDE - Geany IDE. But,...
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How do I keep Geany's versions updated after installing it in my system?

When will Geany 0.21 be in the repos, instead of Geany 0.20? Whose responsibility is it, Ubuntu or Geany? I wasn't sure of where I could get packages information, so I just used Ask Ubuntu.
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HTML pair tag highlight alternative for Geany editor on Ubuntu 14.04

Is there any plugin or other option to achieve this functionality. What I want is if I select an opening tag or place cursor near to it its matching closing tag should be highlighted either through a ...
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Is there bookmark in Geany?

I have C++ code with more than 10,000 lines. I am looking for anything which store some lines. Like bookmarking some lines or some functions in order to facilitate access to them. For example a list ...
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Is there any shortcut key to align code in Geany editor?

Am using Geany editor in ubuntu 13.10, Is there any shortcut key to align code (auto-alignment) in Geany editor? For example : in Eclipse - Ctrl+Shift+F to invoke the Auto Formatter
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Geany / Gedit: hex editor plugin

Are there any plugins for Geany / Gedit to support reading binary/hex files?
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sudo geany throws fatal error [duplicate]

I really like the Geany text editor, and would like to use it instead of gedit for all text editing. However, every time I try to launch Geany from the terminal using sudo geany file.conf, I get this ...
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how to use the geany debugger?

I am new to debugging and I need to how to use the debugger in geany IDE. Is there any documentation or a video available in the internet related to the geany debugger? I have surfed everywhere but I ...
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shortcut to send selection to terminal in geany

So i've set up the geany to use with the terminal. My next question is how to set up a keyboard shortcut to send the currently selected code to the terminal?
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Which version of Python do I have installed?

I'm trying to write a simple Python script using Geany. This IDE will automatically compile the code I write but I'm not sure which version of Python it is using. If I enter python --version in the ...
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Error running C program compiled with Geany IDE Error Code: 127

I installed Geany IDE via Ubuntu Software Center. Wrote a hello world prog in C and it compiled successfully but when i tried to run it, it gave me this error: ./geany_run_script.sh: 5: ./...
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How to turn off geany message window by default?

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-...
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Geany annonying line

I am using Geany for C programming. There is an annoying line where I am typing. An image can explain it better. I uninstalled and installed Geany with no luck. How do I get rid of the line? Geany ...
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How to run PHP code in browser directly from Geany?

I'm using a latest Geany version from official repositories, same with a php5 package. There is my question: How to run PHP code from Geany directly in web browser instead of terminal? I know, there ...
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How to indent multiple lines by single characters in Geany?

Basically I'm looking for what is analogous to selecting a block of text or lines and hitting tab; but instead of tab doing so with the space-bar. Is there an easy shortcut for it? Can't find ...
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How do I move the terminal in Geany?

Is there any way we can move the terminal from the bottom to the sidebar? We work in ROR and the terminal is used quite often, so having them side by side would be helpful.
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Text editor that can wrap text in predefined HTML tags like Notepad++

I'm new to Ubuntu and am trying to figure out some things. In Notepad++ it is possible to use WebEdit plugin and define keyboard shortcuts for different HTML tags. E. g. "Ctrl + p" can wrap the text ...
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How to change default terminal of Geany to Konsole (or another emulator that supports CTL)?

I am using Konsole as a terminal to contribute to wikimedia pages. I use Konsole because unlike most terminal emulators it supports CTL (complex text layout) so I can clearly read my language (Tamil) ...
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Geany is not compiling python script, but it runs on terminal

I installed Anaconda, and I run my scripts on terminal successfully with: python3 scritp.py When I execute on Geany I get: ImportError: No module named 'numpy' How to run a python script on Geany ...
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Geany: *execute* line in Terminal

I have a problem with Geany. I can set a keyboard shortcut to send selection to the terminal. But these line are just copied on the terminal, not executed. So, if you select this line: R and send it ...
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Is plugin needed for php code completion in Geany?

I'm new to Geany IDE. I have installed basic Geany without any plugins from ubuntu software center. I couldn't find code completion for php when I press Ctrl space. Is plugin needed for this ...
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How to compile Geany from source on 17.10

How can I compile Geany from source and apply the flag --enable-gtk3? I have a HDPI screen, the icons are tiny, and this issue on GitHub recommends compiling from source. I've downloaded the source ...
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Geany symbol menu in VIM

On the Geany editor there is symbol tab which when you pass one C program to Geany it shows all functions and classes and variables and macros in the list . So is there any ability like that in VIM? ...
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Execute program in Geany produces geany_run_script.sh script

I had to reinstall my Java compiler a while back, so I know I broke something. Now when I execute a program in Geany (pressing F5) it produces a geany_run_script.sh script in my working directory. The ...
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How do I enable Geany's plugin manager

I'm running Lubuntu and installed Geany. In the Tools menu I don't have the Plugin Manager entry. I tried a few ways and I couldn't get it. Can anyone help me to bring it on?
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Find and replace text in multiple files using geany

I'm looking for a method to find and replace text in hundreds of files. I know that Geany can find text in multiple files. That's good. But how to replace the text? Geany seems to do it only in the ...
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Update Geany to use Nano shortcuts

I use Geany a lot for editing, but ultimately use nano far more often. While navigating nano I use Ctrl+K and Ctrl+U key combo all the time (Cut/Paste). Yes, I understand there is Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V ...
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Color Picker function in many applications doesn't work in Ubuntu 17.10

Color Picker function in Gimp, Geany or Gpick doesn't work in Ubuntu 17.10. Are there any known workarounds for this problem?
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Text editors need root access to work correctly

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, and I have a problem with 3 text editors - Geany, Gedit and Sublime Text. These 3 editors cannot access most of their menu items, including Open file and Save file. The only ...
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geany cannot run file built by g++ on kubuntu

I used geany and g++ on Ubuntu, they were working just fine. But now I just installed Kubuntu, and geany just doesn't work as usual. Geany builds and compiles with g++, but it cannot run the file. ...
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Fortran Syntax in Geany

I use Geany 1.22 in Ubuntu 12.04, but it isn't highlighting Fortran syntax. What is the solution?
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How to make Geany understand the new HTML5 elements?

For example <header> and <footer> are new HTML5 elements, but as it seems in the screen shot below both the elements are marked as red which probably means Geany is telling : Warining : ...
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Geany output in terminal

When I press the run button on Geany with Python 3.5, I get the outputs in a new terminal window. I guess that it should be linked with Preferences>Tools>Terminal where I have written xterm -e "/bin/...
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How do I change the “unsaved” colour in Geany's open document tab?

I haven't been able to find the location to change the colour I highlighted in the posted image. It isn't in the installed Geany theme. I think it has to do with Ubuntu's theme but I haven't been ...
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Installed geany has no options

I'm new to geany IDE. I installed geany from ubuntu software centre, and the window has no options other than opening a new file. I can't file any preference, tools option too for configuring. I ...
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From an ubuntu GUI application (e.g. Geany), can I “Save As” but with sudo?

I ran geany without sudo. I opened a file (jail.local) and modified it. Now I can't save it back to the original file. Is there a way to execute a [menu] command (e.g. File/Save) "as super-user"?
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cannot build Java programs in Geany Editor?

Something error with Geany cannot build java programs. when i click on build i get output like :- make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. PS: Nothing problem with JDK. Run ...
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Select full column in text file (geany)?

How can I select a full column of text in Geany? I know that Ctrl + Alt allows me to select a rectangle of text, but if I want to select a full column, I have to scroll all the way to the bottom of ...
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The last line in geany window is obscured

The last line of code in Geany is semi-obscured: an underscore _ cannot be seen, and other codes are just harder to view. I'm using ubuntu 12.04, geany 0.21. Is there a way to fix this?
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Geany Terminal window

I would like to know if there is a way we can display the "Terminal Window" permanently on the right side or in bottom in Geany. I have tried checking all the menu items but couldnt find out how to ...
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geany 1.32 - change color of bracket matching 18.10 MATE

In this version the highlight for matching brackets is dark blue which against a black foreground font is not a significant highlight. Ubuntu 18.10 MATE. How can I set this to a brighter color? Web ...
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Lightweight C/C++ editor with code completion and debugging

Ever since the debugger plugin for geany stopped working (see below), I am looking for an editor for C/C++ source files with the following features: Code completion (i.e., Intellisense-like ...
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How to interact with python scripts on geany after running, just like on IDLE

On IDLE after running a script/program made with python by pressing f5, you could still interact with the program even after it finished running. But on Geany, when running it, and when the program ...
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Save geany 'status' logs to file?

The content of the status tab in geany: (logs your activity). I would like to append that to a file automatically. Ideally the file would start empty and each new item on this tab would be appended ...
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Geany doesn't support x-selection paste inside same file?

On the Ubuntu environment, I find it very handy that I can select some text somewhere, and then middle-click somewhere else and the text will be pasted. Geany supports pasting text this way, as long ...