QuiEdit - distraction-free text editor

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QuiEdit - distraction-free text editor

#1 Post by I am Baas » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:58 pm

QuiEdit is a distraction-free, full-screen text editor
http://www.cogsci.nl/software/quiedit
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Dl @ http://www.cogsci.nl/software/quiedit#download

Tested: Portable

Settings: keybinding.conf in the resources folder but it also writes to .quiedit-saved-content in user\current and some settings to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cogscinl\Quiedit\MainWindow
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Re: QuiEdit

#2 Post by webfork » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:40 pm

Looks pretty sharp ...

Synopsis: QuiEdit is a distraction-free, full-screen text editor (a quiet editor). I initially wrote it for personal use, to write blog posts and such. It supports theming, basic text formatting, Markdown syntax, and spell checking.

License: GPL v3

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Re: QuiEdit

#3 Post by Midas » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:00 am

Just discovered QuiEdit and have been horsing around with it. What follows is a summary of my findings...

QuiEdit is an OSS multi-platform text editor (based on Python v2.7 cum Qt4) available for Windows and Linux and currently at v0.23 (see http://www.cogsci.nl/software/quiedit).

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found QuiEdit portable; nonetheless, under Windows XP SP3, it writes settings to the registry and to the user default folder, so I put together a quick'n'dirty™ yaP launcher (see http://pastebin.com/k0Wy6m0k).

For the record, relevant locations are 'HKCU\Software\cogscinl\quiedit' and '%USERPROFILE%\.quiedit-saved-content', respectively -- the later is in fact an HTML file containing the last editor state.

Keyboard shortcuts, interface themes and spelling checker files (the author says: "Unfortunately I haven't been able to get PyHunspell working under Windows.") are kept by default inside 'QuiEdit' folder, in a 'resources' subfolder.

Some unknown oddity is keeping me from editing a theme file to my liking (I already posted the author); there are a few default ones to choose from, though. Other than that, QuiEdit works as expected, with native MarkDown editing as a bonus (toggle MD preview with CTRL+SHIFT+M by default; shortcut help is at CTRL+H, quit editor with CTRL+Q).

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Re: QuiEdit

#4 Post by I am Baas » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:40 am

Midas wrote:I am Baas found QuiEdit portable; nonetheless, under Windows XP SP3, it writes settings to the registry and to the user default folder, so I put together a quick'n'dirty™ yaP launcher (see http://pastebin.com/k0Wy6m0k).

For the record, relevant locations are HKCU\Software\cogscinl\quiedit and %USERPROFILE%\.quiedit-saved-content, respectively -- the later is in fact an HTML file containing the last editor state.

@Webfork: I move for the current topic be displaced to the FTANP forum.
Did you read my post about QuiEdit? If you did, you would have noticed that I identified the exact same locations you refer to in your post. Settings are saved to keybinding.conf file in the resources folder.

QuiEdit is portable but not stealth.
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Re: QuiEdit

#5 Post by Midas » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:01 pm

I am Baas wrote:
Midas wrote:For the record, relevant locations are HKCU\Software\cogscinl\quiedit and %USERPROFILE%\.quiedit-saved-content, respectively -- the later is in fact an HTML file containing the last editor state.

@Webfork: I move for the current topic be displaced to the FTANP forum.
Did you read my post about QuiEdit? If you did, you would have noticed that I identified the exact same locations you refer to in your post. Settings are saved to keybinding.conf file in the resources folder.

QuiEdit is portable but not stealth.

Yes, I did. :)

I posted my findings on the following grounds: that you had tested under Windows 7, and that you'd disagree with my appraisal... :mrgreen:

As much as I like QuiEdit, I still stand by my motion, since other programs have been deemed non-portable for much less than you have granted QuiEdit -- e.g., current application path, theme selection and spelling options are all saved to the registry, as you can easily confirm if you test with the launcher I put together.[/list]

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Midas wrote:Some unknown oddity is keeping me from editing a theme file to my liking (I already posted the author); there are a few default ones to choose from, though.

I have now solved this; I was editing the 'system-default.theme', which is kind of a dummy theme -- after copying and editing 'wordperfect-51.theme' and deleting the saved '.quiedit-saved-content' I got QuiEdit working to my liking...

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Re: QuiEdit - distraction-free text editor

#6 Post by webfork » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:09 pm

Old thread update: appears to have been discontinued, last update back in 2014. A few relevant links:

Old home on archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20160304033 ... re/quiedit

New home: GitHub - smathot/quiedit: Distraction-free, fullscreen text editor
https://github.com/smathot/quiedit

Article: QuiEdit Gives You a Distraction-Free Writing Experience in Ubuntu
https://www.maketecheasier.com/quieditd ... ng-ubuntu/

Mirror: Download Portable QuiEdit 0.23
https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE- ... Edit.shtml

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Re: QuiEdit - distraction-free text editor

#7 Post by Midas » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:12 am

Thanks for surfacing QuiEdit, which was at the time my favorite Markdown editor. 8)

Apparently the last version released was v1.0.2 -- but only for (Ubuntu/Debian) Linux, cf. the official changelog...

QuiEdit Github Windows release remains at v0.23, available at:


Sadly, the "portable" Softpedia download still saves settings to '%USERPROFILE%' and 'HKCU\SOFTWARE\cogscinl\quiedit'.

Here's a new screenshot of QuiEdit displaying its help (default CTRL+H) and configuration (default CTRL+SHIFT+P) screens with the "wordperfect-51" theme.

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