Re: [code] [textadept] Textadept 10.0

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2018 12:50:48 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, 2 Aug 2018, Mitchell wrote:

> Hi Randy,
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2018, wrote:
>> On Thursday, August 02, 2018 10:54:54 AM Mitchell wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2 Aug 2018, Keresztes Barna wrote:
>>>> For me its killer feature is that I can use the same editor in CLI
>>>> (curses) or GUI mode. I think this is the best (if not the only) modern
>>>> CLI text editor (in contrast to the legacy editors like vim/emacs)
>>> I agree that being able to easily switch between the terminal and GUI
>>> versions is extremely useful. I do it all the time.
>> Hmm, I've been considering starting to use Textadept, and, today, I
>> actually
>> went looking for a Debian package or a binary to install, but reading some
>> of
>> documentation (which may be out-of-date stuff) I got the idea that it
>> couldn't
>> be used in GUI mode (or, more specifically, with a mouse).
>> In GUI mode, can I use a mouse?
> Yes, of course. It's just a GTK application. What documentation did you see
> that looked out of date? The binaries I provide should run on your Linux
> machine from wherever you extract the files to -- no installation required.
>> Aside: I understand (or think I understand) that all (or at least most)
>> actions can be invoked with keyboard shortcuts, which is a nice feature,
>> but I
>> also like to "mouse around".
> Yes, pretty much every command available has a key shortcut, but it's just
> for convenience. You can still use the mouse extensively.

It's also worth pointing out that the terminal version also has mouse support, at least for moving around buffers and views and making selections.


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Received on Thu 02 Aug 2018 - 12:50:48 EDT

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