I have lately decided to use Geany as my default text editor. Geany handles text kindly. For a basic person like me it behaves likewise (which I appreciate). Geany is a text editor with IDE features. To display only the text editor part, I had set up Geany before. I am writing it down now to remember the settings, and to share to those who might find it handy.
General: Misc: Always wrap search check Hide the find dialog check # Ctrl + (Shift) + G Interface: Intr: Show sidebar uncheck Note: Show close buttons uncheck # Ctrl + W Tool: Show toolbar uncheck # a few shortcuts learn Editor Feat: Line wrapping check Code folding uncheck # change later? Line breaking column 80 # typical Indn: Width 2 # two is good for mult-indnt Dspl: Show line numbers uncheck # status bar display Show markers margin uncheck # seldom use Long line marker 80 #d1d1d1 Files Default EOL chars LF Ensure cons line end check Strip trailing s&t check # i remember easier
The message window I rarely use and can be turned off by doing View > Show Message Window and unchecking.
Key bindings useful to know
file: ctrl + n new ctrl + o open ctrl + s save ctrl + shift + s save as (added) ctrl + w close ctrl + r reload editor: ctrl + z undo ctrl + y redo ctrl + d line duplicate ctrl + k line delete ctrl + shift + del eol erase to ctrl + shift + bck bol erase to alt + ↑/↓ line scroll alt + pgup/pgdn line move search: ctrl + f find ctrl + g find again ctrl + shift + g find previous ctrl + h replace go to: ctrl + l line goto home bol # Left override end eol # right override tabs: ctrl + tab tab next