Notepad++-like editor for Linux
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Latest commit 2f01d8c Jul 21, 2016 @Teklad Teklad committed with danieleds Feature: User customizable keyboard shortcuts. (#225)
Support for User-customizable hotkeys (fixes #143)



Build dependencies Dependencies
Qt 5.3 Qt 5.3
libqt5webkit5-dev libqt5webkit5
libqt5svg5-dev libqt5svg5
qttools5-dev-tools coreutils

Get the source

$ git clone
$ cd notepadqq

Build it

notepadqq$ ./configure --prefix /usr
notepadqq$ make


You can run notepadqq from its build output folder. If however you want to install it, first build it by following the above steps, then run

notepadqq$ sudo make install


Notepadqq might work on Qt 5.2, but it's recommended to use Qt 5.3 or later. If the newest version isn't available on your distribution, you can use the online installer to get the latest libraries and install them into your home directory ($HOME/Qt). Notepadqq will automatically use them.

Distribution Packages

Ubuntu (official packages) ★

Notepadqq is available from an official PPA:

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

Debian (official packages) ★

Download a deb package from the Ubuntu PPA: download

Arch Linux

You can install different versions of the package from AUR:


Use a package for a compatible distribution, or build from source. If you want to submit a package: