Even though I love geany, the lack of a true dark ui in windows was one of
the main problems (if not the main one).
Finally I've found an easy trick to get a dark UI, so I'm sharing it here.
It works with Geany 1.37 and probably with earlier versions using GTK2. No
need for a GTK3 build.
1. Go to the following page. It's a GTK2 dark theme for Inkscape. We're
gonna basically use it for Geany. It works.
2. Download the dark theme from the github repository. You have the link in
the page linked in step 1. Or just click here:
3. Go to '[Geany root folder]\share\themes\MS-Windows\gtk-2.0'. There
you'll find a file called 'gtkrc'. Rename it as 'gtkrc-backup-original'.
4. In the zip file downloaded from github, go to
share>themes>Ms-Windows>gtk-2-0. There you have both a file named 'gtkrc'
and a folder named 'ui'. Copy both of them in the folder in the step 3.
5. And that's all. After it, Geany in windows should look like this:
For years I've had "sort" bound to Ctrl-1 as a "custom command" and it makes
tidying things easy. Just set up a new machine and was looking around for 15
minutes in the preferences trying to find where I configured it. Finally had to
break down and google it. Finally found it, buried three menus deep under Edit.
Was wondering if the "custom commands" configuration could be moved/copied into
the preferences. Might also introduce some folks to the feature in a more
Stumbled upon geany when looking for a plain text editor that had very
strong AND intuitive search and replace functions and capabilities.
Trusty vi just wasn't allowing my brain to wrap around any kind of
technique and since finding geany - - - - well I've been using it for
a number of years and don't see that changing - - - - - so many thanks
for a wonderful product that I likely use only a tiny fraction of its
tools or capabilities.
Ran into something and am not sure how to get around or fix.
Opened a previous document - - text - - created in Geany.
Wanted to edit a few words by deleting them (using backspace key) and
then desiring to type in the new word. What resulted was that the word
was deleted but the insertion started overlapping the remaining
Is there a way to edit text, removing anything from parts of a word to
even complete phrases, and then entering anything from a new bit (of a
word) to possibly even paragraphs (if not even more) without 'writing
over' the remaining previous text?
(Have I explained this badly - - - I hope not!)
I'm using Geany 1.36 under Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Language and keyboard are
After an update it happened that some special characters like á ã ~ do not
appear in the editor. They appear only in the terminal.
I changed the keyboard to US international format but the problem still
Is there a way to overcome this problem?
Thanks in advance
Using Geany as an IDE for assembly language programming with AVRA, an
assembler for Atmel chips. Error messages take the form:
.../projects/SCADA_1/scada_2(414) : Error : Unknown mnemonic: bloggs
I need a regex to match the two groups 'scada_2' and '414' so that Geany
can go to the source line with one click. Regex's are a nightmare to
learn from scratch, so I'm hoping for a bit of help.