Install Notepadqq (Notepad++ like Editor) in Ubuntu 18.04, 17.10

Notepadqq is a free and open-source Notepad++ like text editor for Linux. With more than 100 languages support, it is the ideal editor for your daily tasks.

This tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest Notepadqq in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and their derivatives.

Notepadqq Appimage:

If you just want to give a try on the text editor, you can download the Appimage from the link below:

Notepadqq Releases(.Appimage)

The Appimage is a single executable file. Simply make it executable in its “Properties -> Permissions” dialog, and then run the file to launch the editor.


How to Install Notepadqq via PPA repository:

The software has an official PPA that contains the traditional .deb packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.


2. Then install the editor either via Synaptic package manager or by running commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install notepadqq-gtk

Once installed, launch the editor from your application launcher and enjoy!


To uninstall Notepadqq code editor, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove notepadqq-gtk

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under ‘Other Software’ tab.

Install Notepadqq via Snap package:

Notepadqq snap package, the universal Linux package format, now is available in snappy store for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and higher.

1. (This is only for Ubuntu 16.04/14.04 users never installed a snap package) First install snapd daemon by running command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open


2. Then snap can be installed directly in Ubuntu Software, though it runs in sandbox and is kinda large in file size.


You can also run command in terminal to install the snap package:

snap install notepadqq


Once installed, launch it from your application launcher. (Log out and back in if you don’t the icon)

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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