Is there some way of enabling the plugins properly?
Is there a better version of XED available for download?
1) If one looks at the XED help under the topic plugins it has a link to a web page:
where you can download more plugins.
But going there gets you to a screen that says that the page is not created yet.
2) The help for the sort plugin says that when you choose sort from the EDIT menu, a sort dialog box opens where you can specify sort options.
But no such box opens, and the sort just happens right then; you have no option for example to select the starting column, or to choose reverse sort.To use the Sort plugin, perform the following steps:
Select the lines of text you want to sort.
Choose Edit ▸ Sort. The Sort dialog opens.
Choose the options you want for the sort:
To arrange the text in reverse order, select Reverse order.
To delete duplicate lines, select Remove duplicates.
To ignore case sensitivity, select Ignore case.
To have the sort ignore the characters at the start of the lines, set the first character that should be used for sorting in the Start at column spin box.
Synaptic does not show any extra XED packages that refer to plugins other than those installed.
3) One thing I really miss is a "recent Files" option when opening a file; or better showing inthe menu the last 4 files that were worked on.