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How to Install Notepadqq on Ubuntu 20.04, a worthy Notepad++ Alternative

Looking for a worthy alternative to Notepad++ on Ubuntu? Look no further than the free Notepadqq app

If you have ever used Notepad++ on windows and wished for similar application on Linux. Then, you would love Notepadqq. Notepadqq is a native Linux application, clearly designed to look and feel similar to Notepad++.

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Notepadqq has support for over 100 programming languages. It runs fast, compared to Notepad++ on Linux. Moreover, it has support for themes and mathematical expressions too.

In this article, we are going to install Notepadqq on Ubuntu 20.04. We can install Notepadqq using apt package manager or by using snap package manager. You can choose to follow any method for installing Notepadqq. So now, let’s see how to install Notepadqq.

Install Notepadqq using Apt

To install Notepadqq, open terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T and run the following command.

sudo apt install notepadqq
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That’s it, Notepadqq is now installed on your system. You can open it from the App launcher or search for it in GNOME Activities menu to quickly find and launch the software.


Install Notepadqq using Snap

Snap packages can be installed in two ways in Ubuntu 20.04. You can use snap command in terminal or use Ubuntu Software Centre.

Install from the command line

To install Notepadqq using snap command, open the terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T and run:

snap install notepadqq

If an authentication prompt pops-up, enter the password and press the ‘Authenticate’ button.

Your Notepadqq installation will be complete soon and you’ll be able to launch it from the App launcher in Ubuntu.

Install from the Ubuntu Software Centre

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Similarly, to install Notepadqq from Ubuntu Software Centre. Run Ubuntu Software Centre from the Dock or the Application menu.

Once Ubuntu Software Centre is open, press the search icon at the top left corner of the window. Then, a Search Box will appear. Type or paste Notepadqq in the search box and hit Enter.

Select Notepadqq from the list of apps in search results. Then, press the ‘Install’ button on Notepadqq’s app listing page.

When asked for a password to authenticate the installation, enter your Ubuntu user password and press the ‘Authenticate’ button to confirm the installation of Notepadqq.

Ultimately, any method mentioned above can be used to install Notepadqq. Choose your preferred way have a better alternative than Notepad++ on your Linux machine for your code editing needs.