Geany Toggle Bars plugin
This is a plugin for Geany to show and hide the menu and status bars with a keystroke.
Most of the time, when using Geany, I don't need the menu and status bars; they are just noise. But occasionally I want to check the status bar (e.g. for the line/column number) or browse the menu. So I want to toggle their visibility with a keystroke. This plugin does that.
Because it's so useful to see the progress bar during a build, the status bar will be automatically shown whenever the progress bar is shown (and hidden afterwards).
- Install Geany 1.27+.
- Make sure that "Show status bar" (Geany preferences → Interface → Miscellaneous) is enabled.
- Install GeanyPy.
On Debian/Ubuntu, install
geany-plugin-pyas well as
togglebars.pyon your Geany plugin path, e.g. in
- Open Geany's plugin manager (Tools → Plugin Manager) and enable GeanyPy and Toggle Bars.
- Select Toggle Bars, click Keybindings, and set your preferred key for "Toggle menu and status bars".