Don't think I've seen this mentioned yet, but Geany works fine on Apple M1
silicon via Rosetta (which, after installation, is completely transparent
to the user). I'm sure we would expect this but I wanted to confirm it.
When I open e.g. shell scripts without any .sh extension, geany
categorizes them as "application/octet-stream", which, afaiu, is a
fancy way of saying "this could be anything".
This is mostly apparent in the icon assigned to the file, both in
Geany's file browser plugin, but also in ~/.local/share/recently-
used.xbel, an application-independent list of, well, recently used
files. This wrong mimetype then sticks around there (other apps do not
change it for that file once it is set).
When I analyse such files with 'gio info', I get 2 content types:
So afaics Geany always chooses the "fast" type?
Version 1.37.1, the issue occurs on 2 Archlinux installations and
someone using Geany on Debian Stable (Bunsenlabs) reports not having
I'm not a coder, but I'd be happy to get some help understanding, and
possibly help resolve it.
Reading the faq for Geany it appears that it does not support remote editing via ssh. But it seems like it works fine to fire up remotely Geany via ssh with x11 forwarding and use it for work on the remote file system. I'm really just using a remote display, mouse and keyboard all via ssh. Correct me if I am wrong.
Why is it that normal use of the left button to highlight and then the
center button to paste works between windows but not within a window?
You can paste into Geany, out of Geany, between different Geany windows,
but not within a given window.