Geany 1.37.0 (October 25, 2020)


  • Build with GTK3 by default.
  • Add an option (enabled by default) to save main and project configuration whenever documents are opened/closed to reduce accidental loss of current session in the event of a crash.
  • List Geany in the category TextEditor (Dominic Hopf, Issue#2460).

Bug Fixes

  • Fix main window name as seen by accessibility tools (Issue#2421).
  • Add missing include (Pino Toscano, PR#2402).
  • Fix a possible crash when quitting (Hodong & Guido Falsi, Issue#2457, PR#2634).


  • Allow to cancel Open Project and New Project dialogs without closing the current project.
  • Don't ask whether to close current project when opening a recent project.
  • Disable some items when they are not available.
  • Provide a CSS name for most widgets (PR#2469).
  • Adapt margins width to font size and zoom (Issue#1733, PR#1738).
  • Show OS info in debug messages.
  • Persist color picker palette (Issue#2595).
  • Fix color of selected text in search entries with no match (foresto, Issue#2332, PR#2333)


  • Update Scintilla to version 3.21.1 (PR#2506).


  • Add BibTeX filetype (Mirco Schoenfeld, PR#2212).
  • Update JavaScript keywords (dmitryunruh, PR#2486).
  • Update Lua block comment end (Filip SzymaƄski, PR#2566).
  • Update FreeBasic keywords (Issue#2583).
  • Add Smalltalk filetype (Snowflake the Pony, PR#2399).
  • Add a configuration option to select the default Python command.


  • Improve Build-related settings documentation.
  • Added documentation for the Color Chooser (LarsGit223).


  • Bundle the GLib GSpawn helper binaries with the installer for plugin that use the related GLib API.
  • Make IPC port number configurable, and move the default outside the dynamic range used by Hyper-V (Issue#2101, PR#2585).
  • Use the py launcher for Python filetype (Issue#2211).
  • Support programming ligatures (like Fira Code font) (Issue#2535).


  • New translations: ie
  • Updated translations: da, de, el, es, fr, id, it, ja, lv, nl, pl, pt, ru, sk, sv, zh_CN

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