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mousepad instead of leafpad for LXDE

Post#1 by Rava » 10 Mar 2011, 01:49

Why mousepad instead of leafpad for LXDE you might ask since leafpad is the standard text-only small editor for LXDE?

Well, I grew with some stuff from XFCe, and mousepad is an advanced fork of leafpad. The most missed feature is that it uses ~/.recently-used.xbel (like GIMP does) for storing a list of recently opened files. And it seems to cut that list to 10 files maximum. The mplayer based program that Puppy Quirky NOP uses (not running that currently, so I cannot tell you what "X wrapper program for mplayer" that Puppy derivat is using, but that one makes an infinite list that grows and grows and keeps each and every opened video file... :wall: I prefer the way mousepad does handle that list...

That "open recently" (I have no mousepad running right now so I try to remember the exact name of the menu entry) is very convenient and I have a ~/.recently-used.xbel on each and every Slax* version pointing to the most-used and wanted text or html files, some copy&paste texts included, and with LXDE I need to browse to the full path and filename every time again.

And I know that wikipedia only tells us on the XFCe page "it was originally developed to provide printing support, which Leafpad lacked at that time." and omits the "open recently" / support of / using ~/.recently-used.xbel feature.

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moved from 'Development' to 'Development ‹ Porteus Desktops ‹ Lxde'
as this request is LXDE specific.

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Re: mousepad instead of leafpad for LXDE

Post#2 by hypomania » 11 Mar 2011, 03:12

mousepad need xfce libraries , then will be big size to make text editor.
you can use "beaver gtk text editor " or "geany" if "leafpad" is not nice !

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Re: mousepad instead of leafpad for LXDE

Post#3 by Rava » 18 Mar 2011, 07:54

Thanks Arabic_World,

does anyone of these 2 use ~/.recently-used.xbel?

I used geany, but it's long ago...

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I created a Beaver 0.4.1 lzm, and it's running fine, but either I am too stupid and could not find the list in the menu with the recently opened files (that's what I miss in leafpad compared to mousepad)... or beaver don't support that.
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Re: mousepad instead of leafpad for LXDE

Post#4 by hypomania » 18 Mar 2011, 18:39

this option , is exist in geany

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geany (A text editor using the GTK2 toolkit)
Geany is a text editor using the GTK2 toolkit with basic features of
an integrated development environment. It was developed to provide a
small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other
packages. It supports many filetypes and has some nice features.
geany-0.20-i486-1gv
http://download.salixos.org/i486/curren ... 86-1gv.txz

geany-0.20-x86_64-1gv
http://download.salixos.org/x86_64/curr ... 64-1gv.txz

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