Notepadqq – Linux Alternative to Notepad++ – Here’s How to Install on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10

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If you like Notepad++ on Windows and Mac OS, you’ll like Notepadqq for Linux systems, including Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.04 | 17.10 and 18.04 when it’s released.

Notepadqq is a simple yet powerful code and text editor with support for over 100 languages. Just like Notepad++, this open source editor is designed by developers for developers, supports multiple themes.

If you like dark theme or a light one, you’ll find your favorite color scheme. if you’re looking for a Linux alternative to Notepadd++ for Ubuntu, then install this tool.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Notepadqq on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 with it’s released in April of the year.

Step 1: Add Notepadqq PPA Repository

Before installing Notepadqq, you’ll want to add its PPA repository on Ubuntu. To do that, run the commands below

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

When you run the commands above, you will be prompted to accept and install the repository key. accept and continue

Step 2: Install Notepadqq

Now that the repository is install, run the commands to install Notepadqq

sudo apt update
sudo apt install notepadqq

The commands below should install the tool on Ubuntu and ready to use. Go to Ubuntu dash and search for Notepadqq, then select and launch it. and begin editing your codes.

Step 3: Remove / Uninstall Notepadqq

If you decide that you no longer want to use this tool, you can run the commands below to remove it.

sudo apt purge notepadqq

Then run the commands below to remove its repository from Ubuntu

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


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  1. you cannot print from notepadqq in linuxmint 18.3 ?

  2. Anthony C Thomas

    Could not remove Notepadqq from Ubuntu 18.04 as per instructions 🙁

  3. Daniel Petrucci

    Remove: sudo snap remove notepadqq

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