GNOTE(1)                     GNOME User's Manuals                     GNOTE(1)

       gnote - A simple note-taking application for Gnome

       gnote [OPTION] ...

       This manual page documents briefly the gnote command.

       Gnote is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple
       and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and
       information you deal with every day.

       Gnote's usefulness lies in the ability to relate notes and ideas
       together, using a WikiWiki-like linking system.

       When run without any options, the Gnote note menu appears in the Gnome
       Panel's notification tray area.  Selecting a note from the menu
       displays the note's spatial window.

       Changes to notes are saved automatically.  Links to URLs, files, and
       other notes are detected as you type.  Rich editing such as
       highlighting, bold, italics, undo/redo, and variable font sizes are

       Global keybindings exist to allow fast access to Gnote notes and
       dialogs.  These keybindings are set in GConf (see below) and may be
       activated from any application.

       The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with options
       starting with two dashes (`--').  A summary of options are included

              Create and display a new note.

       --new-note TITLE
              Create and display a new note with the title given.

       --open-note TITLE/URL
              Display the existing note matching TITLE or URL.

              Display the "Start Here" note.

       --highlight-search TEXT
              Search and highlight TEXT in the opened note.

              Show summary of options.

              Show version of program.

       Gnote has several preference settings stored in GConf.  Changes to
       Settings are applied instantly to any running Gnote instance. A summary
       of the GConf settings and their purpose are described below.

              Global X keybinding for displaying the "Start Here" note.  The
              default keybinding is <Alt>F11.

              Global X keybinding for displaying the Gnote applet's note menu.
              The default keybinding is <Alt>F12.

              Global X keybinding for creating and displaying a new note.

              Global X keybinding for opening the recent changes dialog.

              Global X keybinding for opening the note search dialog.


       Please enter bug reports in the Gnome Bugzilla bug tracker

       Hubert Figuiere <>

       This manual page was originally written by Luca Capello <>.
       Adapted to Gnote by Hubert Figuiere

gnome                            April 7, 2009                        GNOTE(1)