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Gedit is the default text editor of the GNOME desktop environment and part of the GNOME Core Applications. Its designed as a general-purpose text editor, Gedit emphasizes simplicity and ease of use, with a clean and simple GUI.

Educational application and relevance

Designed as a general-purpose text editor.


Stable release 3.22.3 (9 November 2016) Preview release 3.23.91 (1 March 2017)


It is free and open-source software subject to the requirements of the GNU General Public License version 2 or later. It is easy and very simple tool you don’t need to do any configuration to use it. This application is also available in Mac and Microsoft Windows OS.

Overview of Features

  1. Gedit also has tabs for editing multiple files. Tabs can be moved between various windows by the user.
  2. It supports a full undo and redo system as well as search and replace.
  3. Gedit has an optional side pane displaying the list of open files.

Other similar applications

Text Editor, Notepad, Komodo Editor

Development and community help

Paolo Borelli, Steve Frécinaux, Jesse van den Kieboom, James Willcox, Chema Celorio, Federico Mena Quintero, Community help

Working with the application


Gedit main page.png Gedit page.png
To open Gedit text editor go to Application > Accessories > Text Editor. The Gedit text editor main page will look like above image.
Display the line margin.png Typing multiple languages.png
You can also add line margining numbers to text document. In the right side bottom corner, click on drop down option and choose "Display line numbers". Same like other text documents in UBUNTU, in text editor also you can type multiple languages in same page.
Save Gedit.png Multiple tabs .png
To save Gedit text document, click on SAVE or you can press Ctrl+S as same like other application. In Gedit windows, you can open multiple files in same tab.

File formats for creation

Saving the file

Like in most applications, a file can be saved using the FILE – SAVE AS command, or by the short-cut key CTRL-S. Always give a meaningful file name, reading which you should get an idea of the file contents.

Export and publishing files

We can export existed files into many program formats like C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others under SAVE AS option.

Advanced features

  1. Search and replace with support of regular expressions
  2. Go to specific line by using Line numbering


Method of installation Steps
From Ubuntu software Centre Search for Gedit
From Terminal sudo apt-get install gedit
From the web
Web based registration

The application on mobiles and tablets

In Android phones you can download many text editors from play store.

  • Text Editor
  • Memo

Ideas for resource creation


Gedit Wikipedia