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Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit is a free open source editor which provides basic functionality for programming in many languages.


Download the last Komodo Edit version.

Extract it and in its folder give the command:

sudo ./

then, specify the installation directory /opt/Komodo-Edit-x, where x is the major release.

Change owner and group:

sudo chown -R <owner>:<group> /opt/Komodo-Edit-x

and change the permissions:

sudo chmod -R ugo=rwx /opt/Komodo-Edit-x



  • the directory /opt/Komodo-Edit-x, where x is the major release;
  • the icon komodo-edit-x.desktop in /usr/share/applications/;
  • the string komodo-edit-x.desktop from the file /usr/share/applications/defaults.list.

If the icon remains in the menu, empty the folders:

  • /home/<user>/.local/share/Trash/files;
  • /home/<user>/.local/share/Trash/info.


Create custom toolbar

Open the right from View > Tabs & Sidebars > Toolbox.

Then right click on it and select New Custom Toolbar. Rename it in MyToolbar. One's shortcut buttons will have to stay in here.

Execute Python code

To create a shortcut button which saves and runs a Python script using python3, create a macro with Tools > Macros > Create New Macro and paste the following Javascript code:

if (komodo.view) {
setTimeout(function(){, 'python3 -u \'%F\'');
    }, 100);


Add-ons for the community should have their own Github repository.

If the maintainer has provide and .xpi release of the add-on, then it can be installed through Tools > Add-ons.

Otherwise it's necessary to build and install the .xpi manually as described in Installing from Source.

software/komodo-edit/start.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/03 09:36 (external edit)