Name: [17666] Kenny X
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Basics of gedit [ID:1592] (1/2)

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video tutorial by Kenny X, added 08/09

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A simple tutorial on using gedit. Gedit is a text editor for Linux. It's a good text editor but simple at the same time. Please give feedback so I can get better.

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Not bad for a first screencast. I think you should do a little more preparation, say make a list of the features you want to cover and what you want to say about them before you start. Then work your way through the list as you speak. It will be more organized to the listener that way.


12. mustapha Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:29

THX for your video


very good, didn't know gedit could do all that.


10. Istimsak Sat, 06 Mar 2010 23:48

Very simple tutorial which pretty much displays the look of gedit. Simple as is, gedit does not look intimidating to a beginner wanting to learn how to write programs with a text editor. However, its best to give a few sample operations writing a few lines of code and watching what happens and why. Because gedit edits text files, show what encoding gedit supports and if some of these encoding can be emplemented. Overall, nice job!!!


9. joe oettinger Sun, 28 Feb 2010 03:18

Nice, well paced, friendly. Good level of detail. Informative. I've been using Gedit for a few years and I learned some new useful things about it. Thanks.


Good one to start with but i feel that you could prepare yourself a little bit on what you are gonna say and how you are gonna use the application to demonstrate it.


cool. a little bit nerous right?


Thanks a usfull taster.

How does it compare with emacs?


5. anonymous Wed, 16 Dec 2009 23:16

good overview,


4. anonymous Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:34

Very well done!


3. anonymous Mon, 05 Oct 2009 08:23

very good!!


Good to see a gedit tutorial, it is installed by default on Ubuntu 9.10

I found out that the auto indent option in the 'editor options' dialogue did not work, at least with Python syntax highlighting... I tried it but with no success. If I press enter after an if statement it should auto-indent, but id did not.

My suggestion for your screencasting: don't move the mouse pointer so fast, mouse movements must be as slow as possible.

Welcome aboard.


Nice run down of the basic features. And very cool to see gedit getting some exposure. Now I have the VIM braindamage I'm unlikely to switch, but the editor looks very user friendly. Impressed.


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