In this short tutorial, we'll see how to install Typora for Linux Mint. We'll also see how to use and customize it.

Step 1: Add key and repository for Typora

It's good idea to check the official installation page for Linux: Typora for Linux and verify the instruction for changes.

Why the original Linux instructions can't be used directly for Linux Mint? Because of error: Typora - Malformed input, repository not added.

Below are the modified commands for Linux Mint. First we will add the key by:

# or run:
# sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys BA300B7755AFCFAE
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Next we will add the repository:

echo -e "\ndeb ./" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Note !

Please note that command above is used instead of the command below:

# add Typora's repository
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb ./'

The reason for the error is the slight difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint in the way they work with arguments. Which lead to error:

Malformed input, repository not added.

More info can be found in the link above.

Step 2: Install Typora on Linux Mint

Once the key and repository for Typora are added to your system - then you need to refresh the package information on your system by:

sudo apt-get update

Now Typora can be installed by:

# install typora
sudo apt-get install typora

In the output of this command we can see ( in case of success ):

0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 1 not to upgrade.
Need to get 66.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 231 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 ./ typora 0.9.96-1 [66.7 MB]
Fetched 66.7 MB in 7s (9,929 kB/s)                                             
Selecting previously unselected package typora.
(Reading database ... 397298 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../typora_0.9.96-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking typora (0.9.96-1) ...
Setting up typora (0.9.96-1) ...

Step 3: Update Typora on Linux Mint

The Linux Mint will automatically refresh and add Typora updates to the Update Manager. You can verify it by going to:

  • Update Manager
  • Edit
  • Software Sources

Now we need to search for: deb ./

Upgrade can be done by:

# upgrade all packages + Typora
sudo apt-get upgrade

You can check which is your current version by clicking on:

  • Help
  • About


Step 4: Use and customise Typora

We'll now see the Typora application in the:

  • Linux Mint main menu
  • Office

You can start it from there and add it to your panel.

If you like to change the theme then you can go to:

  • Themes
  • Select a new theme
    • Github
    • Newsprint
    • Night
    • Pixyll
    • Whitey

If you like to change default settings for Typora on Linux Mint you can go on:

  • File
  • Preferences

Here we can change:

  • General
    • On Launch - what folders or files to be shown at start
    • Autosave
    • Shortcuts
  • Appearance
    • Font Size
    • Status Bar
    • Themes - here you can get more themes if you like
  • Markdown - the markdown settings for math, whitespaces, smart punctuation and more

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