Geany Split View

Split the Geany editor view into two

Geany was reviewed as part of a series of lightweight programming editors. To select a reviewed lightweight programming editor read the Lightweight Programming Editors.

Geany is a small IDE that loads quickly. Geany can be extended by the use of plugins. One of the plugins that ships with Geany is the split window plugin.

This tutorial uses the Geany. Once a link is clicked, it will open in the specified frame.

    Tools are required:

  • Geany Text editor.
  • Geany Split Window plugin.

Optional Download and install Geany

Geany is required in order to follow this tutorial. For more information about Geany read Lightweight Programming Editors.

How to Use:

    Open Geany

  • Tools -> Plugin Manager.
  • Check Split Window -> OK.
  • Tools -> Split Window -> Horizontally.

Demonstration: Geany Split Window Tutorial

Image Missing Geany Split Window Tutorial


Geany is a powerful editor that has features only available in much larger IDEs. An important tool that programmers need is a split view of the current window. Geany provides the split window plugin to enable the current editor view to be divided into two windows.

The split window plugin is disabled by default and needs to be manually enabled. Once enabled, the user has a choice between horizontal and vertical split.


  1. Use plugins as needed and disable if not required.
  2. To return to the single view, close the split view on the right.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 12:00 am and is filed under Tips & Tricks. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “Geany Split View”

  1. Rob Says:

    April 4th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Love Geany but this plugin is severely limited. I cannot copy from or paste into the split window which means I have to turn to NetBeans for this type of functionality.

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