Install Brackets Code Editor 1.10 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04 / Higher

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The brackets text editor has reached the 1.10 release recently. Here’s how to install it in all current Ubuntu releases including Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

Brackets 1.10 features:

  • Supports more than 40 different file encodings. You can Open/Save files with different encodings.
  • Search history support
  • CSS code hints support @rule and pseudo selector/element code hints.
  • Provides CSS code hints in style attribute value in html.
  • Forward/Backward navigation in edit history
  • Ability to Enable/Disable default extensions
  • HTML menus are replaced with native menus in Linux.

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How to Install Brackets 1.10 via PPA in Ubuntu:

Although there are official .deb binaries available in the release page, an Ubuntu PPA repository is a good choice to keep the software up-to-date easily via Software Updater utility.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command to add the brackets ppa maintained by webupd8 team.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets

2. Then install the editor via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get brackets

Or upgrade it through Software Updater if you have a previous release installed:

check updates


To remove the PPA repository, simply launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove the text editor, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove brackets