How to Install Notepad++ on Manjaro

While there are alternatives to Notepad++ on Linux, such as gedit, Sublime Text, GNU Emacs, and others, it isn’t easy to replace the many benefits Notepad++ has. Notepad++ possesses valuable features such as syntax highlighting, macro recording, full support for many programming languages including HTML, text autocompletion, and much more.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Notepad++ on Manjaro Linux via command line and GUI.

Installing Notepad++ via Command Line

Step 1. First, let’s make sure our system is up to date.

$ sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2. To install Notepad++ on Manjaro, we are required to have snap package manager enabled. To do so, execute the next commands.

$ sudo pacman -S snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Step 3. Now you can proceed to install Notepad++.

$ sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

Step 4. Once done, you can open up the application from menus or by typing in this command:

$ notepad-plus-plus

Installing Notepad++ Using GUI Method

Step 1. Head to the Package Manager, by going to the Menu in your desktop, then click on Add/Remove Software.

Accessing Package Manager through the menu on Manjaro

Step 2. Go to the top right corner of the window, click on the three dots and then head to Preferences.

Changing settings in Pamac to enable snap support

Step 3. In the Third Party tab, enable snap support.

Enabling snap support through Pamac settings

Step 4. Finally, search for Notepad++, locate the right title as shown below, then click on the download icon to start installing Notepad++.

Installing Notepad++ via Package Manager on Manjaro

Step 5. Now you are all set. To open up Notepad++ simply click on Launch.

Launching Notepad++ through Package Manager on Manjaro

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