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NAME gnote - A simple note-taking application for Gnome


DESCRIPTION This manual page documents briefly the gnote command.

Gnote is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.

Gnotes usefulness lies in the ability to relate notes and ideas together, using a WikiWiki-like linking system.

When run without any options, the Gnote note menu appears in the Gnome Panels notification tray area. Selecting a note from the menu dis- plays the notes spatial window.

Changes to notes are saved automatically. Links to URLs, files, and other notes are detected as you type. Rich editing such as highlight- ing, bold, italics, undo/redo, and variable font sizes are supported.

Global keybindings exist to allow fast access to Gnote notes and dialogs. These keybindings are set in GConf (see below) and may be activated from any application.

OPTIONS The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with options starting with two dashes (--). A summary of options are included below.

--new-note Create and display a new note.

--new-note TITLE Create and display a new note with the title given.

--open-note TITLE/URL Display the existing note matching TITLE or URL.

--start-here Display the "Start Here" note.

--highlight-search TEXT Search and highlight TEXT in the opened note.

--help Show summary of options.

--version Show version of program.

GCONF SETTINGS Gnote has several preference settings stored in GConf. Changes to Set- tings are applied instantly to any running Gnote instance. A summary of the GConf settings and their purpose are described below.

/apps/gnote/global_keybindings/open_start_here Global X keybinding for displaying the "Start Here" note. The default keybinding is <Alt>F11.

/apps/gnote/global_keybindings/show_note_menu Global X keybinding for displaying the Gnote applet s note menu. The default keybinding is <Alt>F12.

/apps/gnote/global_keybindings/create_new_note Global X keybinding for creating and displaying a new note.

/apps/gnote/global_keybindings/open_recent_changes Global X keybinding for opening the recent changes dialog.

/apps/gnote/global_keybindings/open_search Global X keybinding for opening the note search dialog.


BUGS Please enter bug reports in the Gnome Bugzilla bug tracker (

AUTHOR Hubert Figuiere <>

This manual page was originally written by Luca Capello <>. Adapted to Gnote by Hubert Figuiere

gnome April 7, 2009 GNOTE(1)