- live preview: see your changes in real time in a web browser (by default, this only supports Google Chrome, but there’s also experimental support for other browsers – you can enable it from the Brackets File menu);
- inline editor: simply put your mouse cursor on a CSS ID, press Ctrl + E and Brackets displays the CSS selectors inline;
- supports extensions and comes with a built-in extension manager, with hundreds of themes and extensions available to install.
Changes in Brackets 1.9 include:
- reverse inspect in Live Preview (clicking an element in Live Preview highlights the corresponding tag in the source code);
- the application now supports “Replace All” in Find & Replace along with batch operation;
- the Extension Manager now displays the download count for listed extension, and it allows sorting based on download count or published date. Thanks to this, you can easily find the most popular and the latest extensions;
- focus can now be swapped between panes using a keyboard shortcut (Alt + w);
- language mode can now be changed for untitled documents (and code coloringand code hints are now supported for such documents);
- GitHub organizations can now own Brackets extensions and update them.
A complete changelog is available HERE.
And the second issue is that the official Brackets Debian / Ubuntu debs depend on libgcrypt11, which is not available in Ubuntu versions newer than 14.10.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
sudo apt update
sudo apt install brackets
Alternatively, download the WebUpd8 Brackets PPA debs from HERE.
Fedora users can install Brackets by using an unofficial copr repository (not yet updated to version 1.9 at the time I’m posting this article).
Arch Linux users can install Brackets from AUR (not yet updated to version 1.9 at the time I’m posting this article).