@philipwhite Honestly most mouse-based text editors are going to require some big GUI framework. GTK or Qt mostly.
Oh! There is an editor that works with the mouse fairly well. But it is in the terminal. Called micro.
@josias that's okay. I appreciate your suggestion. Nothing is perfect, so the more the more options I know about, the better. Everyone responding has already showed me a few options I didn't know about, so this has overall been helpful.
I also use the terminal for most things, including my editor (I use kakoune), but in this case I'm thinking about non-technical people who are using low-power machines that don't have fast disk speeds. That's kind of a low bar, but in my experience notepad.exe meets it fairly well (one of the few excellent things Microsoft has made).
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