How To Install Brackets 1.2 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Brackets, the open-source editor created by Adobe is now available for Linux systems. It is very usefull for web designers and developers, because it has support for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Even dough is lightweight, it has some interesting functions, like Code Preview or Quick Edit. Quick Edit offers a simple and intuitive interface, offering the user the needed tools for manipulating the code, while the Core Preview mode allows the user to quickly move through the source code for an easier edit.

The latest version available for the Linux systems is Brackets 1.2, coming with the below changes.

Code Editing:

  • Drag & drop to move selected text: Enable the dragDropText preference to drag and drop any selected text. Works with multiple selections too!
  • CSS color name code hints: Code hints for standard named colors in CSS/LESS/SCSS, with color swatch preview.
  • SVG code hints: For tags, attributes, and attribute values – also including named colors.
  • Dart syntax highlighting


  • Find/Replace scrollbar tickmarks highlight current match

Key Bindings:

  • Use additional named keys in custom key bindings: PageUp, PageDown, Home, End, Insert, Delete. Can be used by extensions or in user custom key bindings.


  • Remember last-opened file in File > Open dialog box: Now matches existing Mac & Windows behavior.


  • Translation updates for: Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Romanian, Serbian.

In this article I will show you how to install Brackets 1.2 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install brackets

Optional, to remove brackets, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove brackets

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