How to open multiple buffers in JEdit like in GEdit or Mousepad

Many of us use a text editor to edit program code. The simplest and clean edit is GEdit on the Gnome desktop. However, if you are not on the Gnome desktop, you may miss it. You can use JEdit which is much more powerful, however, by default, it does not open multiple programs alongside each other as tabs like GEdit. You can still use JEdit, but you need to install a plug-in called BufferTabs. Follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Start up JEdit.
  2. Select Plugins -> Plugins Manager -> Install.
  3. Choose BufferTabs and install it.
  4. Restart JEdit and you now get the same look and feel as with GEdit with each program opening in a tabbed display.