How to Install Bluefish Web Development Editor

2022-Oct-15 updated

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Bluefish is an editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages.

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Steps to Installing Bluefish

  1. Go to Bluefish Website.

    Before downloading check for the latest Bluefish release.

    As of 2022-Oct-15, the latest release is Nov 5 - Bluefish 2.2.12 release. Note this you want to make sure to download the latest exe.

    Click   Download  .

  2. Click   Win32 installer   for Windows 10 or   OSX installer   for Mac.

  3. The 2 files to be downloaded are at the top of the list:


    The sha1 file can be used to check and verify the exe file.

  4. Click on each file and in a few seconds each will begin downloading:

  5. The   exe   file downloaded using Chrome:

  6. Open and run the   exe   file.

  7. Pick your langauge and click   OK  .

  8. Click   Next  .

  9. Click   Next  .

  10. Check the components - scrolling when necessary.

  11. I don't like desktop shortcuts so I uncheck   Desktop Shortcut  . Check the components - scrolling when necessary.

  12. Check the components - scrolling when necessary.

  13. Check the components - scrolling when necessary.

  14. When you have finished checking the components, click   Next  .

  15. The default location works just fine, click   Next  .

  16. The default   Start Menu Folder   works just fine. I check   Do not create shortcuts  . Click   Install  .

  17. When installation is completed, click   Next  .

  18. When setup completed, click   Finish  .

  19. Click   Bluefish   in the Start Menu to start Bluefish.

  20. Initial view of Bluefish when it opens.

  21. I like doing the   Pin to taskbar   action.

  22. Ready to start coding. Use use   Edit → Preferences   to see the default settings and make changes if you want.

  23. Done.