Install Notepadqq (Notepad++-like Editor) in Ubuntu 14.04/15.04

June 30, 2015 — 12 Comments


Notepadqq is a free, open source, and Notepad++-like text editor for the Linux desktop. It’s written in C++ and works on Qt5.

Notepadqq helps developers by providing all you can expect from a general purpose text editor, such as syntax highlighting for more than 100 different languages, code folding, color schemes, file monitoring, multiple selection and much more.

You can search text using the power of regular expressions. You can organize documents side by side. You can use real-time highlighting to find near identifiers in no time.


Install Notepadqq in Ubuntu:

Notepadqq team provides an official PPA repository for all current Ubuntu releases (e.g., Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10) and their derivatives such as Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS Freya.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

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


2. After that, refresh system package cache and install the editor via Synaptic Package Manager:


or by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install notepadqq

And you can receive future updates of this editor just as part of system updates via Software Updater.

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12 responses to Install Notepadqq (Notepad++-like Editor) in Ubuntu 14.04/15.04

  1. when i try installing notepadqq trom terminal it shows following message:
    Unable to locate package notepadqq

    • I’ve got the same problem, I think the problem is I’m using ubuntu 12.04. If you check the sources to add ,there are sources for every ubuntu version but the 12.04.

    • Edílton Ricardo Langa October 23, 2016 at 9:09 am

      you need to add repository and update de package first

  2. First must run script
    sudo apt-get update

    Later run
    sudo apt-get install notepadqq

  3. Try this , To add this PPA to your Ubuntu distribution and to install Notepadqq, simply run the following commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install notepadqq

    • thanks @Ajay

      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install notepadqq

      this one helped :)

  4. how to uninstall the application?

  5. When I do “sudo apt-get update”, I get the following:
    “Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.”

  6. That was helpful. I was missing Notepad++ but Notepadqq is definitely a replacing app for Notepad++ in Ubuntu. Thanks a lot :)

  7. Is any more work being done on this?

    If so, the feature I would most urgently request is to enable code-folding around #if{,def,ndef,…etc} #else/#elif and #endif, just as it is available in Notepad++

    Thank you.

  8. how can i run java programmes on sublime text

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