How to Install Notepad++ in Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 via Snap

Last updated on January 7th, 2019

For those who want to install Notepad++ text editor in Ubuntu, though there’s already a Linux alternative called Notepadqq, a snap package of Notepad plus plus running with Wine now is available.

Snap is an universal Linux package format with almost all required libraries bundled in its installation file. And wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on Linux.

1. To make things easy, the latest Notepad++ 7.5.6 runs with wine has been made as snap package, so it can be easily installed via Ubuntu Software:

or you can open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install the snap via Linux command:

snap install notepad-plus-plus

2. After installed the snap package, you may install some plugs via commands:

sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:process-control

sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:removable-media

sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:hardware-observe

sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:cups-control

Finally launch the text editor from your application launcher and enjoy!

NOTE for Ubuntu 16.04 users first time installing a snap package, you may install the snapd daemon first via command:

sudo apt-get install snapd