simple Xfce oriented text editor
  18 reviews

Mousepad is a graphical text editor for Xfce based on Leafpad.

The initial reason for Mousepad was to provide printing support, which would have been difficult for Leafpad for various reasons.

Although some features are under development, currently Mousepad has the following features:
* Complete support for UTF-8 text
* Cut/Copy/Paste and Select All text
* Search and Replace
* Font selection
* Word Wrap
* Character coding selection
* Auto character coding detection (UTF-8 and some code-sets)
* Manual code-set setting
* Infinite Undo/Redo by word
* Auto Indent
* Multi-line Indent
* Display line numbers
* Drag and Drop
* Printing
Latest reviews
hobbledehoy899 2 years ago

Much better than Xed!

Quexos 3 years ago

I prefer it over gedit.

lemoncurry 3 years ago

NFG - Always prints Line Numbers!!! regardless of settings NFG

jahid_0903014 4 years ago

It's good and quite powerfull, but doesn't have syntax highlighting

AlephAlpha 4 years ago

Better than gedit when opening files in some weird character encoding.

RytronII 6 years ago

Lite but does the job. Akin to Leafpad.

ali20 6 years ago


trollboy 8 years ago

Nice editor. Simple and fast. I prefer this to gedit when using a GUI.

altayanta 8 years ago

Very fast to open TXT and CVS format files. Now is my default TXT viewer!

farnaby 8 years ago

Nothing special, but works as expected.

zc456 8 years ago

Really like Mousepad. Very simple and reminds me of Notepad - in a good way. I mostly develop using an IDE, so having this does not bother me.

flan_suse 8 years ago

Leafpad is better. Old and even new versions of Mousepad still have some annoying bugs.

Xyie 8 years ago

There's not a lot to this, and for me, that's a plus. Sometimes I need a quick place to type something up where Notes/Tomboy doesn't make sense or doesn't have enough space, and where a word processing program is just too slow or too much. This isn't really oriented towards being any sort of IDE at all, though it does have line numbers if you need it for a light purpose of doing some code work. Fast, quick, simple, and works like a charm.

mjjzf 9 years ago

This as an editor is more like the infamous Notepad than something you can use for development and design. The lack of syntax highlighting makes it uninteresting to me compared to other applications more potent but still lightweight - like Medit and Beaver.

jelevin 9 years ago

preferred to leafpad

dumpstar123 9 years ago

Good STUFF!!!!

AndrewX192 9 years ago

Very basic text editor, not for programmers or web designers. If you want more features go for kate/kwrite or gedit.

maty1206 9 years ago

It's GUI is just like leafpad, but it is improved the printing support. Good but a little bit heavy.