Download

For Ubuntu and most other distributions

Just run the following command in a terminal window:

sudo snap install notepadqq

(if your distro doesn’t have a “snap” command, you have to install it: follow the instructions here)

 


Launchpad PPA

This method is not recommended. Use the above snap package instead.
PPA address: https://launchpad.net/~notepadqq-team/+archive/notepadqq

To install Notepadqq, simply run the following commands in a terminal:

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

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S notepadqq

OpenSUSE

sudo zypper in notepadqq

Nix users

nix-env -i notepadqq

Others

Check if Notepadqq is available in your distribution’s repositories. If not, you can build from source. Instructions at: https://github.com/notepadqq/notepadqq.

205 thoughts on “Download

  1. frank

    Is there a reason why notepadqq does not open files whose name start with a dot, e.g. .bash_history

    Reply
    1. Francisco

      On *nix like sistems the files that begin with “.” are “hidden” files, you need configure your file explorer for view it, in most of them, you can use “ctrl + h”.

      Reply
  2. Rocket

    Github members need to get their act together, NO ONE uses HTTP anymore. Get your stuff changed to HTTPS.

    Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      Rocket,
      everything I see here is HTTPS.

      As much as we would like, we don’t have control on Canonical’s servers (yet).

      Bye,
      Daniel

      Reply
  3. Alex

    Summary: The instructions to install Notepadqq above don’t work on all ISPs, due to some ISPs blocking insecure connections.

    Details:
    Here is an error I’ve got trying to install notepadqq:

    alex:/home/alex$ sudo apt-get update
    Err:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/caffeine-developers/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Could not connect to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (91.189.95.83). – connect (111: Connection refused)
    Err:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/trusty-media/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
    Err:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
    Err:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
    Cannot initiate the connection to dl.google.com:80 (2607:f8b0:4005:806::200e). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2607:f8b0:4005:806::200e 80]
    Err:5 http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Cannot initiate the connection to mirrors.us.kernel.org:80 (2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14 80]
    Err:6 http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
    Cannot initiate the connection to mirrors.us.kernel.org:80 (2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14 80]
    Err:7 http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
    Cannot initiate the connection to mirrors.us.kernel.org:80 (2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14 80]
    Err:8 http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
    Cannot initiate the connection to mirrors.us.kernel.org:80 (2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14 80]
    Err:9 http://toolbelt.heroku.com/ubuntu ./ InRelease
    Could not connect to toolbelt.heroku.com:80 (184.72.238.185). – connect (111: Connection refused) [IP: 184.72.238.185 80]
    Reading package lists… Done
    W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/dists/xenial/InRelease Cannot initiate the connection to mirrors.us.kernel.org:80 (2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14 80]
    W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/dists/xenial-updates/InRelease Cannot initiate the connection to mirrors.us.kernel.org:80 (2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14 80]
    W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/dists/xenial-backports/InRelease Cannot initiate the connection to mirrors.us.kernel.org:80 (2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14 80]
    W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/dists/xenial-security/InRelease Cannot initiate the connection to mirrors.us.kernel.org:80 (2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2001:19d0:306:6:0:1994:3:14 80]
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/caffeine-developers/ppa/ubuntu/dists/xenial/InRelease Could not connect to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (91.189.95.83). – connect (111: Connection refused)
    W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/InRelease Cannot initiate the connection to dl.google.com:80 (2607:f8b0:4005:806::200e). – connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 2607:f8b0:4005:806::200e 80]
    W: Failed to fetch http://toolbelt.heroku.com/ubuntu/./InRelease Could not connect to toolbelt.heroku.com:80 (184.72.238.185). – connect (111: Connection refused) [IP: 184.72.238.185 80]
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/trusty-media/ubuntu/dists/xenial/InRelease Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu/dists/xenial/InRelease Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    Little research showed that the problem is with some ISPs blocking these connections:
    https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/185992

    Note, that I’m in US and still got the same error.
    A bit more digging showed that the reason ISPs are blocking these connections is due to *security* concerns (http vs https?).

    Anyhow, I did install it by switching to another ISP, but hope this can be addressed so that others don’t run into the same problem.

    Reply
  4. kiddy

    In “Language” menu, there should be “FreeBASIC” ( This is an interesting programming language, very similar to QBasic that is the first language I learnt )

    Reply
  5. kiddy

    There is a problem – It can not input Chinese characters with fcitx. ( I use notepadqq 1.2.0 with qt 5.2.1 in Ubuntu 14.04). Hope it can input Chinese soon. Because I really like notepadqq (it remind me of those days in which I used notepad++)

    Reply
  6. claude

    vraiment télécharger les application s sa ne tiens pas je ne sais si ce la faute de la connexion ou bien le system que moi j’y utilise ma nouvelle version c’est 14.4

    Reply
  7. Leah

    Exactly what I was looking for, thank you for making this. However, it does take a little while to launch, any ideas to make that faster? Still a great tool though and thank you again!

    Reply
  8. nathan.t.holder@gmail.com

    Can’t find on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    main@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
    You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
    Notepadqq text editor
    More info: https://launchpad.net/~notepadqq-team/+archive/ubuntu/notepadqq
    Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

    gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpBXGxJt/secring.gpg’ created
    gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpBXGxJt/pubring.gpg’ created
    gpg: requesting key 63DE9CD4 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: /tmp/tmpBXGxJt/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
    gpg: key 63DE9CD4: public key “Launchpad PPA for Notepadqq Team” imported
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
    OK
    main@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get update

    main@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install notepadqq
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package notepadqq

    Reply
    1. ShoufaChen

      hello, maybe your working space is not right. Just try to input ”cd” then try again the three commands listed above.

      Reply
  9. Jam

    Hello,

    I try install Notepad on debian 9

    add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
    Notepadqq text editor
    More info: https://launchpad.net/~notepadqq-team/+archive/ubuntu/notepadqq
    Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

    gpg: keybox ‘/tmp/tmp5pqecrji/pubring.gpg’ created
    gpg: failed to start the dirmngr ‘/usr/bin/dirmngr’: No such file or directory
    gpg: connecting dirmngr at ‘/tmp/tmp5pqecrji/S.dirmngr’ failed: No such file or directory
    gpg: keyserver receive failed: No dirmngr

    apt-get update
    ……

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    1. Meslo

      After install i got this error /home/poison/Documents/notepadqq/out/release/bin/../lib/notepadqq-bin: relocation error: /lib64/libQt5WebKit.so.5: symbol _ZN13QSGRenderNodeC2Ev, version Qt_5_PRIVATE_API not defined in file libQt5Quick.so.5 with link time reference

      Cant run notepadqq

      Reply
      1. Dmitry

        Thank you for answer. Can i help with testing?
        My rig: i5 4570, GTX680, 8GB, Calculate linux 17(Gentoo-based)

        Reply
  10. Iosi Pratama

    Why i cant install notepadqq ?

    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    libgfortran3 : Depends: gcc-5-base (= 5.3.1-14ubuntu2) but 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.4 is to be installed
    notepadqq : Depends: notepadqq-common (= 1.0.1-0~xenial1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

    Reply
  11. franklin

    for some of us who cannot add repositories due to company firewall restrictions/policies, the PPA’s aren’t very helpful and it would certainly be good to have the .deb files instead

    Reply
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      1. me

        Hi. The install is failing on both PPA and using dpkg because it is failing to find Oracle JDK 7. Please help.

        Resolving edelivery.oracle.com (edelivery.oracle.com)… 23.6.70.138, 2600:1408:20:398::2d3e, 2600:1408:20:38b::2d3e
        Connecting to edelivery.oracle.com (edelivery.oracle.com)|23.6.70.138|:443… connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Moved Temporarily
        Location: http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u80-b15/jdk-7u80-linux-x64.tar.gz?AuthParam=1499168786_0107c0eac1e15e3aaa1e70d5511ed411 [following]
        –2017-07-04 11:44:26– http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u80-b15/jdk-7u80-linux-x64.tar.gz?AuthParam=1499168786_0107c0eac1e15e3aaa1e70d5511ed411
        Connecting to download.oracle.com (download.oracle.com)|23.219.88.81|:80… connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
        2017-07-04 11:44:26 ERROR 404: Not Found.

        download failed
        Oracle JDK 7 is NOT installed.
        dpkg: error processing oracle-java7-installer (–configure):
        subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
        Errors were encountered while processing:
        oracle-java7-installer
        E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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  12. Mike

    I’m new to Linux. Trying to install Notepadqq. I ran these commands in a terminal…
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install notepadqq
    It looks like it was successful, but I can’t find the program on my system. Any ideas?

    Reply
    1. Jerome

      What happens if you type “notepadqq” without quotes in a terminal ?
      And what distro are u using ?

      Reply
  13. HR

    Hi,

    I’m assuming that there is no build available for ARM and that I’d need to compile?

    Adding the repository is successful, then running update works fine, but there is no package available.

    abc@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install notepadqq
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package notepadqq is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    However the following packages replace it:
    notepadqq-common

    E: Package ‘notepadqq’ has no installation candidate
    abc@localhost:~$

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  14. MarkDubya

    I’m not able to use your repository on Linux Mint 18 Sarah Cinnamon Edition.

    You are about to add the following PPA:
    Notepadqq text editor
    More info: https://launchpad.net/~notepadqq-team/+archive/ubuntu/notepadqq
    Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

    Executing: /tmp/tmp.mQOrh3ezIp/gpg.1.sh –keyserver
    hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80
    –recv-keys
    63DE9CD4
    gpg: requesting key 63DE9CD4 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpgkeys: key 63DE9CD4 can’t be retrieved
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
    gpg: Total number processed: 0
    gpg: keyserver communications error: keyserver helper general error
    gpg: keyserver communications error: unknown pubkey algorithm
    gpg: keyserver receive failed: unknown pubkey algorithm

    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu xenial InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2E30EE6263DE9CD4
    E: The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu xenial InRelease’ is not signed.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

    Reply
  15. Andrej

    Hi,
    I’d like to contribute, but clicking on the Donate button on this page shows this:
    ————————–
    Coming soon…
    PayPal.Me isn’t available in your country.
    ————————–

    Please write on this page your email address, which you use on PayPal, or your PayPal user name.

    Also I have a question: Is it possible to use separate windows instead of document tabs? Notepad++ allows this by placing asNotepad.xml in its install directory.

    Reply
  16. de

    I added this repository but in last step I am getting:

    none@PC:~$ sudo apt-get install notepadqq
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package notepadqq

    Reply
        1. amarelhopy

          before installing ANYTHING please update && upgrade your machine:
          #apt-get update
          OR
          $ sudo apt-get update
          THEN
          #apt-get upgrade
          OR
          $sudo apt-get upgrade

          After that execute:
          sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq

          THEN:
          Again:
          “apt-get update”
          search the notepadqq package with:
          “apt-cache search notepadqq”
          then install with:
          “apt-get install notepadqq”

          Consider doing this with “sudo” or as superuser

          Reply
  17. Aths

    Hi I am new to ubuntu.I am a developer and want to install notepadqq but I am unable to figure out any way i tried getting hint from the comments .But no luck .Can someone explain me how to do it the basic way??

    Reply
  18. Flo

    Great,
    at least one editor that is *somehow* similar to notepad++ and which is free.
    Though, someone could care more about the opening/first-time-opening loading times, since i’d say there is some room for improvement (running a classic HDD here, no SDD)
    Regards

    Reply
  19. Greg

    So I’m still fairly new to the whole linux set-up so please forgive me if this is an extremely noobish mistake. When trying to install notepadqq, it gets to a purpleish screen that says “configuring ttf -mscorefonts-installer” and at the bottom it says however when i try to click on it, or continue forward, it does not seem to do anything.

    help?

    Reply
  20. Cainã Perotti

    Hey, how can I install notepadqq without using apt-get? My university doesn’t let we use sudo, so I can’t install using the repository.
    I’m using Linux Mint 17.3
    Thanks.

    Reply
      1. Cainã Perotti

        Hey, thanks for the fast reply!
        What compiler should I use? This is my first year in Computer Science (my first month actually) so I’m a little newbie hahaha.
        Thanks!

        Reply
        1. danieleds Post author

          You need a C++ compiler. Just install Qt on your machine and then follow the instructions in the readme: it should be pretty straightforward :)

          And good luck for your CS years! :)

          Reply
  21. goodknight

    Hi,
    I have installed notepadqq (0.51.0) via PPA this morning, and since it was complaining about the version of Qt (“You are using an old version of Qt (5.2.1)”) I have installed the latest Qt on my Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. However it is still complaining about the version, so I have also set Qt paths according to this article (http://askubuntu.com/questions/435564/qt5-installation-and-path-configuration) changing the configuration file (“/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt-default/qtchooser/default.conf”). Currently my Qt paths are like this:
    /home/user1/Qt/5.6/gcc_64/bin
    /home/user1/Qt/5.6/gcc_64/lib

    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Lukard

      Thumbs up.
      I also installed it today and got the same warning message. I will ignore it for now since I am not using advanced features.

      Reply
  22. tld2003

    Hi, I can’t build from source on qt5 for ubuntu 12.4
    I run
    $ ./configure –prefix /usr
    checking for QT5 qmake… qtchooser -run-tool=qmake -qt=5
    checking for c++… /usr/bin/c++
    checking whether c++ compiler builds test program… ok
    checking whether c++ compiler supports -std=c++0x… ok
    checking whether compiled test program works… ok
    checking for make… /usr/bin/make
    checking for git… /usr/bin/git
    checking for pkg-config… /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking for Qt5Core library… -lQt5Core
    checking for Qt5Gui library… -lQt5Gui -lQt5Core
    checking for Qt5Network library… -lQt5Network -lQt5Core
    checking for Qt5WebKit library… -lQt5WebKit -lQt5Gui -lQt5Network -lQt5Core
    checking for Qt5Widgets library… -lQt5Widgets -lQt5Gui -lQt5Core
    checking for Qt5WebKitWidgets library… -lQt5WebKitWidgets -lQt5Sensors -lQt5Location -lQt5Quick -lQt5PrintSupport -lQt5OpenGL -lQt5WebKit -lQt5Qml -lQt5Widgets -lQt5Gui -lQt5Network -lQt5Core
    checking for Qt5PrintSupport library… -lQt5PrintSupport -lQt5Widgets -lQt5Gui -lQt5Core
    checking for Qt5Svg library… -lQt5Svg -lQt5Widgets -lQt5Gui -lQt5Core
    Submodule ‘src/editor/libs/codemirror’ () registered for path ‘src/editor/libs/codemirror’
    generate Makefile… done

    when $ make
    …..
    In file included from main.cpp:3:0:
    include/notepadqq.h:33:30: fatal error: QCommandLineParser: No such file or directory
    compilation terminated.
    make[1]: *** [../../out/build_data/main.o] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/******/notepadqq/src/ui’
    make: *** [sub-src-ui-make_first] Error 2

    how it work done ?

    Reply
  23. Navneet

    I used this method to install Notepad in my ubuntu since it become difficult to write for my blog androidtutorialpoint.com . It is working fine. Thank you so much :)

    Reply
    1. steve

      Cant build from source !!!
      qt5 for ubuntu 16.04 (development branch) DOES NOT CONTAIN:

      libqt5webkit5
      libqt5svg5
      so build generates “not found!” messages

      then trying make ………

      Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: svg webkitwidgets
      Makefile:42: recipe for target ‘sub-src-ui-make_first’ failed
      make: *** [sub-src-ui-make_first] Error 3

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      1. Guy Stone

        Qt5 had some reorg. Before running .config, Load the required modules with
        sudo apt-get install libqt5webkit5-dev libqt5svg5-dev qttools5-dev-tools
        This should drag in the proper bits and pieces for notepadqq to compile successfully.

        Reply
        1. steeeve

          THANKS GUY :-)
          That worked but couldn’t get it to run from build folder, installing worked though.
          Then I go have a look on GIT and …………….. the build is there for 16.10 beta as of 6 hours ago LoL.

          Reply
  24. kungfu07

    I am running NotePadqq on Ubuntu 14.04.It is a very nice editor thank you guys!
    Is there a way to heve : Bracket Completion Add automatically a closing bracket when you insert one.

    Reply
  25. Phil

    Is there a way to have the indentation line up when word wrap is on like in N++? For an example of what I mean.

    start of line
    part split on to next line

    rather than

    start of line
    part split on to next line

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Phil

      It didn’t preserve the spaces so I’ll do it with underscores.

      ____start of line
      ____part of line split onto the next page

      rather than

      ____start of line
      part of line split onto the next page

      Reply
  26. Windy Love

    Thanks for share …
    I have waiting in long time !
    …………………………………………………………………….
    Cảm ơn vì đã tạo ra nó !
    Tôi đã đợi nó rất lâu,
    Tại tôi dùng Windown nhiều và tôi rất thích Notepad++ nhưng tôi k thể tìm thấy phần mềm tương tự trên Ubuntu .Thật tuyệt khi bạn đã tạo ra Notepadqq

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  27. Alex

    Every time I open a Fortran file (in my case .f95), I have to manually tell it to use Fortran as the language, although it remembers which scheme I use for Fortran. Is there anyway to make it remember this so that I don’t have to tell it the language?

    Reply
  28. Art

    Hi,
    I installed Notepad ++ in Ubuntu 15.04 work well (big txt files), but there is a small problem:
    It is not keeping the saved theme (settings> preferences> appearance) and also are not save the window position … always opens in a very small window, with the default theme at the bottom of the desktop.
    How can I make permanent the visual changes ? (config file tips??)
    Att.
    Art

    Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      Hi Art,
      look at the files within ~/.config/Notepadqq/. Do you have write permissions?

      You can also try to completely remove ~/.config/Notepadqq.

      Reply
    2. Art

      Hi,
      I know that is not the purpose of this section, however I am unable to use the find / replace (advanced) for line break \n, tab \t and others specials chars.
      I tried some regex variants, however unsuccessfully :(
      Att.
      Art

      Reply
  29. bob marley

    How can i change the fontsize … nice program but useless with big fonts …. i dont no found a way to change the fontsize ….

    Reply
  30. Mikkle

    Just wanted to say that this is a very nice editor on KDE Plasma 5 (Qt5). This is especially so now that Kate has reintroduced a bug where it scrolls per hard-broken lines rather than screen lines. That means for those of us who prefer dynamic wrap, you will be scrolling per paragraph in Kate! Anyway, Notepadqq is not my default text editor (mainly for LaTeX) on Kubuntu 15.10. Looking forward to having a Wily build in the ppa ASAP!

    Reply
  31. ie

    Successfully installed Notepadqq on LUbuntu 15.04 using the provided instructions.
    STEPS: System Tools > LXTerminal
    Copied the commands outlined on the top of the page and on the LXTerminal menu, I used Edit and paste from this website.
    . Notepadqq has an icon under Programming and Accessories.

    NOTE:
    First, I tried to type the command to no avail, but it worked when I copied and pasted.

    Happy computing

    Reply
  32. Deepika

    I am getting this error in step 3 , any help ??

    $ sudo apt-get install notepadqq
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package notepadqq
    (precise)phil@localhost:~$

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  33. Paul H

    Will not install using the commands
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install notepadqq

    on Ubuntu precise (12.04.5 LTS)

    Reply
  34. Pod

    I am running NotePadqq on Ubuntu 14.04. The menu bar is not visible. I have tried everything I know of but it will still not show up. Ideas?

    Reply
  35. Nikos Tzanos

    Great editor. Nice addition to the linux stack.
    My only issue is (I already opened an issue on Github) that even if I install the latest Qt through the onilne installer as suggested by the popup it still looks for the repo installed Qt first and keeps complaining. I would suggest that the order would be $HOME/Qt, /opt/Qt and then the default repo location.

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful tool

    Reply
  36. Phil

    On Ubuntu 12.04 (Chromebook running Ubuntu through crouton) I get the following error:

    (precise)phil@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install notepadqq
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package notepadqq
    (precise)phil@localhost:~$

    It looks like the first command in the instructions added the repository fine, so I’m not sure what’s going on. Anyone else have a similar issue?

    Reply
    1. Anonymous

      Looks like you forgot step #2:

      1) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
      2) sudo apt-get update
      3) sudo apt-get install notepadqq

      Make sure you enter “sudo apt-get update” before trying to install notepadqq,
      This should add the ppa to your “general ppa list”, and will now look up in the proper notepadqq-team ppa.

      // btw, Notepadqq is really awesome, great work!

      Reply
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  37. Jacob

    Hi Danuel,

    I kindly want to know if and when an update for the Nqq will be available ? Any hints as for the main new features ?
    Also, should we update the Qt’s development tools to the latest version (Qt5.5) ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jacob.

    Reply
      1. Jacob

        Thanks Daniel !

        Qt(5.5) now runs the Nqq 0.50 .
        I still cannot open a fresh Nqq window from two separate terminals on two different workplaces (under Ubuntu MATE) – its just opens a “new file” in the already opened window on the first workplace.

        Hope you guys will fix this soon.

        Thanks again,
        Jacob.

        Reply
  38. Martino

    I installed Qt 5.5 to /home/mnkt/qt but notepadqq can not detect, it still said 5.2.1 installed.
    Please help me.

    Reply
    1. Ian

      notepadqq cannot detect Qt 5.5 because the script file, ‘notepadqq.sh’, that executes it only “knows” about Qt 5.3 or 5.4. To use Qt 5.5 you need to edit that script file to include that version. I am using Qt 5.5 and on my system the script file exists in ‘/usr/lib/notepadqq’.

      Reply
      1. mlanzero

        Make sure to install Qt5.5 first. I used homebrew. Be sure to track down any errors when you run ./configure. You may have to brew uninstall qt5 before reinstalling @5.5. This is what worked for me.

        brew install qt@5.5

        Add Qt5.5 to your path or .profile as instructed. Then continue with typical make sequence.

        ./configure –prefix /usr
        make
        sudo make install

        Reply
  39. Don

    There’s some feature that allows to connect to a LAMP server? like in Notepad++
    I’d like to work in my php files directly in my remote server
    beside that, good job

    Reply
  40. Jacob

    Thanks for the great work.

    In future release I think that plug-in that collapses loops scop across the code will be very useful.
    Where can I find current plug-ins for NQQ ?

    Thanks,
    Jack.

    Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      Work in progress!
      It shouldn’t be difficult, but we need someone to work on it (I’m currently focused on extensions).

      Reply
    2. robert

      nqq is a clone of notepad++, so why you want windows version ? You have notepad++ already. Lucky you.

      Reply
      1. Nick Peterson

        Sigh. Because nqq is not really a “clone” of notepad++, it’s merely an approximation at best.
        It lacks several important features, such as the one I’m missing now, which is code-folding around #if (and its variations) and the concluding #endif (and all the variations of #else that may occur in between).
        If any work is still being done on it, that’s the functionality I’d request first.

        Reply
  41. Jim

    Hi Daniele!

    I really love Notepadqq and I could help the project, translating it to the Greek language.
    I’m not a coding-geek, but I can surely help the spread of Notepadqq and our Greek linux friends to use it.

    Plz, let me know.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      Hi, thank you!
      Right now, the infrastructure to support the localization of Notepadqq is not active yet. It’s surely something that we need, so stay tuned for future updates ;)

      Reply
  42. aligator

    The donation button here doesn’t work. The one on the right works great.

    Great project! I was looking for something like this for a long time.

    Reply
  43. amy

    Hi, when I follow these instructions on Ubuntu 14.04 I get:

    Package notepadqq is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    However the following packages replace it:
    notepadqq-common

    E: Package ‘notepadqq’ has no installation candidate

    I tried installing notepadqq-common then apt-get install notepadqq again, but same result.

    What am I missing? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. djcj

      Is the PPA ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq still in your sources?
      Did you try to uninstall all notepadqq packages (notepadqq notepadqq-common notepadqq-gtk) and then install notepadqq again?

      Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      A menu item to make it reappear is surely needed!
      In the meantime, you have two options:

      • Right-click on the menu bar and click on the empty item in the context menu;
      • Open ~/.config/Notepadqq/Notepadqq.conf and delete the line that starts with “windowState=”;
      Reply
      1. rohit

        where to find Open ~/.config/Notepadqq/Notepadqq.conf and delete the line that starts with “windowState=”;

        Reply
  44. Rusty

    I use Notepad++ a lot in Windows, and I’m looking for something similar in Linux. This program looks amazing, but I’m wondering if it supports plugins? I especially use the diff pluging heavily in Notepad++. Is that available for Nqq?

    Thanks,
    Rusty

    Reply
  45. Nicolo

    Hello, I am trying to create an RPM for my OpenSuSE 13.1.

    Do you know how to get the SPEC file I need for it?

    Thank you!

    Reply
  46. Eitan

    Some issues I ran into:
    – Ctrl+H not working? possibly due to an old QT version
    – dragging a file to an open nqq window appends it to the current ‘new’ buffer instead of opening it. (unlike double-clicking which opens correctly)
    – tabs are not saved. exiting nqq causes me to lose my tabs

    other less-important issues:
    – No preference window to set the keys. how was I supposed to know that ctrl+alt turns rectangular select mode? I got that from guessing.
    – No help or a manual of any kind. (man is quite unhelpful)

    Reply
  47. Yacine

    Thanks a LOT for this work ! This project is absolutely great and what we need for a long while… Don’t ever abandon it and us.
    For a beginning app it’s really resulted…

    Reply
    1. sanders

      Nah, it’s all good now. Uninstalled it and reinstalled it with the Qt 5.4.0 that I installed before. That folder was renamed Qt then I reinstalled Notepadqq. You can delete these messages if you want.

      Reply
  48. Paulio

    Is there a bug in the latest release of notepadqq that doesn’t get to detect Qt5.4? I created a system link in both folders “home\(user_pathname)\Qt” and “\opt\qt\5.4” that links to where i installed the binaries for qt but I still don’t understand why it still would identify qt 5.2.1 instead of qt 5.4

    Reply
    1. Paulio

      I meant *symbolic link* my bad. I just don’t know how notepadqq doesn’t detect the new qt5.4 sdk for some unknown reason. I’m just a newbie at this…

      Reply
  49. fgpayano

    When I run this: sudo apt-get install notepadqq

    Show me this: E: Unable to locate package notepadqq

    Reply
  50. Mauro

    CTRL+Space shortcut is not working on my ubuntu 14.10.
    Maybe because I’m already using it for another program, but there’s no way to set it!

    Reply
  51. Wojtek

    Without build-in FTP client it’s only another PHP/HTML editor (gPHPEdit is much better). So, I have to use Wine to run Notepad++ :(

    Reply
  52. Jinsu

    It would be awesome, if the program provides a facility to check spelling. Kindly integrate a dicionary in future releases.

    Reply
  53. Miek

    [code]W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found[/code]
    Is this project dead? Will you be supporting packages beyond ‘precise’?

    Reply
  54. karsten

    compiled and runs on Odroid U2, thanks for this great work! immo best leightweight editor with syntax highlighting.
    keep it up!

    Reply
  55. Frank

    Check the “make uninstall” command, it deleted my /usr/share directory, I had to reinstall ubuntu!

    Reply
  56. anarcotux

    i try to install on xubuntu 12.10 but on ubuntu software center afer the ppa update says “not found”, how can i solve the problem? thanx

    Reply
  57. Robert

    I’ve added the ppa successfully with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq, but then when I click on the link you posted above to install it – Ubuntu Software Center opens and I get this:

    Not found
    There isn’t a software package called “notepadqq” in your current software sources.

    Any chance of getting this into Ubuntu Software Center?: http://developer.ubuntu.com/publish/

    Thanks!

    Reply
  58. Phred

    Just curious: is it difficult to support Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) LTS? It is a long-term support release and I suspect that a text editor doesn’t need the latest and greatest system in order to edit text.

    Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      Nope, it’s not difficult. But it requires time ;-)
      So, given that I miss time for development too, I try to limit my tests to the latest Ubuntu version.
      But you’re right, it should run on old LTS releases without any problem!

      Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      We need somebody that is able to work on it! At this moment Notepadqq supports only English (and a little of Italian). By the final release we’ll ensure to support most languages.

      Reply
    2. 刀尖红叶

      I can help translate ,but just to Chinese(simple or traditional).But notepad++’s author is from Taiwan,notepad++ has Chinese language package,why reuse it?

      I also hope notepadqq can support more encoding,Chinese encoding also include GBK,GB18030,while now latest vertion doesn’t support.It’s a pity!

      Reply
      1. danieleds Post author

        Notepadqq will support more and more encodings, this is still a beta version :)
        Unfortunately we can’t reuse notepad++ language pack “as-is” because it would require a lot of additional work. But for new translated strings we can of course take inspiration from the already translated strings in notepad++!

        Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      Great! The license is GPLv3… I’m going to write it somewhere here on the website too.

      Regards

      Reply
  59. aleroot

    Can i install notepadqq also on debian squeeze ?

    Can i add the same repository of natty ?

    Reply
    1. danieleds Post author

      Hi, Notepadqq is still in a pre-relase status, so it’s not ready for production purposes.
      Anyway, you can convert the DEB package into a RPM package using the “Alien” software.

      Bye!

      Reply

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