Some customization steps after Geany installation

Install Geany and its plugins

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geany-dev/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install geany geany-plugins

Activate needed plugins

Open Geany, go to Tools -> Plugin Manager and activate the plugins:

Geany Plugin Manager

Enable “Mark Word” feature of the Addons plugin

Go to Tools -> Plugin Manager, select Addons and click on Preferences. Enable the option “Mark all occurences of a word when double-clicking it” on the Configure Plugins dialog.

Geany configure plugins

Add color schemes to Geany

Follow the instructions on github.com/codebrainz/geany-themes for downloading and installing new schemes. Then go to View -> Change Color Scheme and select one.

Create custom color scheme

Make a copy of your favorite color scheme

cp ~/.config/geany/colorschemes/solarized-dark.conf ~/.config/geany/colorschemes/my-solarized-dark.conf

Open the new file in Geany, update the [theme_info] section, and modify the colors according to the Geany Manual, for example:

marker_line=0x000000;0xb8f4b8;false;false
marker_search=0x000000;0xb8f4b8;false;false
marker_mark=0x000000;0xb8f4b8;false;false

Get rid of the vertical line (long line marker)

Navigate to Edit -> Preferences, select Editor then the Display tab, and disable the Long line marker.

Geany long line marker

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