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    linux C++ IDE with this particular feature:

    I'm looking for a C/C++ linux IDE or editor that lets you change text and background colors. The default white background hurts my eyes and I would like to change it to black. Also I would like a very minimalistic one. Such as is ConTEXT for windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elninio View Post
    I'm looking for a C/C++ linux IDE or editor that lets you change text and background colors. The default white background hurts my eyes and I would like to change it to black. Also I would like a very minimalistic one. Such as is ConTEXT for windows.
    There is no "minimalist" IDE -- I think the very concept of an IDE goes against minimalism. Are you looking for an integrated environment to edit code, search code, compile, debug, and run programs? Or are you just looking for an editor?

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    emacs as an editor can be as minimalistic or advanced as you like.
    Or you could just use vim in a terminal emulator. A nice black screen shouldn't hurt your precious eyes too much

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    The default white background hurts my eyes
    Reduce the screen brightness
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Reduce the screen brightness
    QFT.

    Also if you can, increase the monitor refresh rate.
    It is too clear and so it is hard to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Mir View Post
    Also if you can, increase the monitor refresh rate.
    Provided that it is a CRT, that is. LCD does not suffer from this problem.
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    kwrite has it (provided you don't mind X11).

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    I'm pretty sure you can change the text and background colour in (x)emacs, although you'd have to look up how that's done. It also allows you to compile and you can jump to error lines from the compile output, as well as running the debugger (gdb) in there if you like.

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    kwrite has it (provided you don't mind X11).
    kate is much nicer than kwrite IMO. And KDevelop is best of all!
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    well kate, kwrite, KDevelop all use (embed) the same editor.

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    Yes, and kedit, too, to a lesser degree. (I think, anyway.) You don't have syntax highlighting with kedit.
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