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EditPad Lite Version History

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Don’t let the long lists of issues on this page make you think our products have a lot of problems. Quite to the contrary. All the bugs listed below are bugs that we have fixed. Many of these are corner cases reported by only one or perhaps a handful of our customers. Other software companies often don’t spend any effort addressing such issues, much less list them publicly. We take pride in producing high quality software, and often release free updates to ensure you won’t have any problems with our software.

EditPad Lite 8.0.6 – 6 February 2020

Improvement:

  • Text Layout: The “monospaced left-to-right only” text layout now allows characters that are matched separately by the same element in the syntax coloring scheme to form ligatures; characters matched by different elements in the syntax coloring scheme still cannot form ligatures.

Bug fixes:

  • File Types: PHP and ASP syntax coloring schemes now allow up to 49 PHP or ASP code blocks inside an HTML tag. Previously only 4 were allowed. The limitation exists to prevent runaway syntax coloring when an HTML tag is missing its closing >.
  • Options|Text Layout: Customizing a text layout for which a bitmapped font was selected now automatically ticks “allow bitmapped fonts” instead of reverting the font to Segoe UI or Tahoma.
  • Options|Text Layout: OpenType fonts can now be selected without ticking the “allow bitmapped fonts” checkbox.
  • Regex: A subroutine call to a capturing group that contains an subroutine call to a non-existent group caused regex syntax coloring to disappear and triggered an error if you tried to search with it.

See also: EditPad Lite 8.0.6 release notes

EditPad Lite 8.0.5 – 30 January 2020

Bug fixes:

  • Discard the .ini file instead of failing to start with a Unicode mapping error if EditPad’s .ini file is not a valid UTF-8 file.
  • Word wrap messed up line break positions when wrapping the bottom half of a file larger than 512 KB (64-bit 8.0.4 only).
  • Word wrap was not applied to the line in the middle of the file (or the only line in the file if it has no line breaks) when editing that line if the file was large enough for EditPad to have used background threads for line breaks and word wrapping when the file was loaded.

See also: EditPad Lite 8.0.5 release notes

EditPad Lite 8.0.4 – 27 January 2020

Improvement:

  • File Types: Regex to detect magic value is now applied to files matched by the “without extension” file type.

Bug fixes:

  • 64-bit version crashed with an “external exception” when trying to edit a file on a computer with a CPU that does not support SSSE3 or SSE4.1.
  • Adding a favorite could trigger an access violation (8.0.3 only).
  • Borders around edit boxes on toolbars were not always displayed correctly.

See also: EditPad Lite 8.0.4 release notes

EditPad Lite 8.0.3 – 14 January 2020

Improvements:

  • Clip Collection: The Edit Clip dialog now uses the same text layout as the active file so that a clip’s contents appear in exactly the same way in the Edit Clip dialog as they would in the main editor if you inserted the clip into the active file.
  • Command Line: file:/// URLs are now truncated at the rightmost ? and # to strip off queries and fragments from the file path.
  • Options|Word Wrap: The message prompting that elastic tab stops will be disabled while word wrap is enabled now has a “don’t show again” checkbox.
  • Search: Line By Line mode now places the cursor at the start of the line when a matched line is selected so that the matched line is highlighted as the active line (instead of placing it at the end of the selection which is at the start of the next line as the line break is also selected).
  • Triple-clicking a line to select the entire line now places the cursor at the start of the selected line instead of at the start of the next line (where the selection ends as the line break is also selected) for consistency with selecting a line by double-clicking the line number.

Bug fixes:

  • Command Line: Files passed on the command line using file:/// URLs were not opened as the URL was not correctly converted to a file path (8.0.1 and 8.0.2 only).
  • File Types|Colors and Syntax: Selecting a scheme from the “syntax coloring” drop-down list could assign a different scheme to the file type if EditPad’s installation folder or the %APPDATA%\JGsoft\EditPad Pro 8 folder contained an invalid or incomplete .jgcscs file.
  • Search|Replace All: Replacing all matches of a regular expression with a replacement containing backreferences could cause EditPad to run out of memory when making tens of thousands or more replacements in a single file.
  • Search|Whole Words Only: Word character choices from the active text layout configuration are now used when determining whether Whole Words Only should be disabled (which it is when the search term is a literal that does not begin and end with a word character).
  • Searching for a search term that includes a literal line break failed when searching through all open files and some files had not yet been the active file after opening them.
  • Status bar used the font configured for the tabs instead of the (non-configurable) font for toolbars and menus; this could cause status bar labels to be clipped as the status bar did not adjust its size to the font for tabs.

See also: EditPad Lite 8.0.3 release notes

EditPad Lite 8.0.2 – 4 January 2020

Bug fixes:

  • Options|Right-to-Left: Switching between different files with one file using a left-to-right and the other a right-to-left text layout now repositions the vertical scroll bar to match the text layout of the file switched to.
  • Options|Right-to-Left: Tabs were not laid out correctly when using a right-to-left text layout.
  • Preferences|Editor: Also highlighting lines wrapped from the active line did not always highlight the correct lines and did not remove the highlight when losing keyboard focus (if the option to maintain the highlighting was off).
  • Search|Find Previous would show the message that regular expressions cannot search backwards as many times as it had lines to search through when the Line By Line search option was turned on.
  • Search|Highlight All: When highlighting the matches of a regular expression in line by line mode, all lines visible below the bottommost visible line that needed to be highlighted were also highlighted.

See also: EditPad Lite 8.0.2 release notes

EditPad Lite 8.0.1 – 31 December 2019

Improvements:

  • Forum: Ctrl+Shift+C copies the subject of the selected conversation or the summary of the selected message.
  • Options|Import Preferences now refuses to import .ini files that were not exported by Options|Export Preferences.

Bug fixes:

  • EditPad Lite 8.0.0 did not initialize its progress meter causing any command that may show a progress meter to fail with an access violation.
  • Horizontal scrollbar was needlessly enabled when wrapping text at the edge of the window if the file contained a line that fit exactly within the available width.
  • Options|File Types: Selecting a different file type triggered an access violation in EditPad Lite (the AV had no consequences other than preventing changing the file type).
  • Options|Font: Selecting a different Script (a setting that does not affect EditPad) no longer results in duplicate entries in the font history.
  • Preferences: Clicking OK or Apply in the Preferences dialog failed with an access violation on portable installs of EditPad 8.0.0.
  • Search|Prepare to Search did not always select the search term it prepared when using the Search toolbar with the small Search and Replace boxes.
  • Sending a long list of files from Windows Explorer to EditPad no longer causes a false error about paths longer than 260 characters.

See also: EditPad Lite 8.0.1 release notes

EditPad Lite 8.0.0 – 23 December 2019

New features:

  • Encodings: ATASCII, EBCDIC 1047 Latin-1, EBCDIC 9067 and 8616 extending the Greek and Hebrew EBCDIC code pages, EBCDIC 924/1140/1148/1155/4971/12712 adding the euro symbol (replacing the generic currency symbol in some of these).
  • File Types: CSV (comma separated values).
  • File Types: TSV (tab separated values).
  • File Types: “Without Extension” file type that allows you to configure EditPad and make it the default editor for files without an extension.
  • File Types|Colors: Bold and italic now offer an “unchanged” choice that uses the style selected in the text layout configuration; this allows the “off” choice to force bold or italic to be off.
  • File Types|Colors: Color for visualizing control characters that aren’t tabs or line breaks in text mode.
  • File Types|Colors: Copy and Paste buttons to copy or paste the selected color so that you can easily make two colors the same or reuse colors from other palettes.
  • File Types|Colors: Extra space between lines color to make it easy to display ruled lines when adding extra space between lines in the text layout configuration.
  • File Types|Colors: Harmonized color palettes; customizing them automatically limits the color picker to a harmonized set of 12 grays and the 12 primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
  • File Types|Colors: Import and export color palettes.
  • File Types|Colors: Monochrome color palettes; customizing them automatically limits the color picker to a monochrome color set.
  • File Types|Colors: More predefined color palettes such as Silver, White on gray, Amber (dark), Green (dark), Night light (very dark, without any blues), Sunshine (light yellow), Log cabin (brown), Blue sky (light blue), Twilight (dark blue), Embarcadero dark, PowerShell ISE light and dark.
  • File Types|Colors: Printing palettes with black text on a white background; one of these is automatically selected when printing a file that you’re editing with a palette that does not have black text on a white background.
  • File Types|Colors: Solarized light and dark palettes; customizing them automatically limits the color picker to the 16 solarized colors.
  • File Types|Colors: Strikeout style and color.
  • File Types|Colors: Underline color can now be different from the text color for underline styles other than “font”.
  • File Types|Colors: Underline style can be unchanged (same as off in previous versions), none, font (same as on in previous versions), single, double, thick, half, wavy, dotted, dashed narrow, or dashed wide.
  • File Types|Colors: Visual Studio Light and Visual Studio Dark palettes that mimic VS 2017.
  • File Types|Definition: Show in file type selection lists option that determines whether the file type is available in File|New, File|Save, and Options|File Type allowing you to remove file types from these lists while still keeping it functional when detecting a file’s file type.
  • File Types|Encoding: If the default encoding is a Unicode encoding, provide a non-Unicode encoding as a fallback for files that aren’t valid Unicode files or if they reference unassigned code points. This makes it possible to set UTF-16 as the default encoding without having ASCII files show up as Chinese.
  • File Types|Encoding: Line break style inserted by Ctrl+Enter can now be set to any line break style supported by EditPad.
  • File Types|Syntax: All syntax coloring schemes included with EditPad Pro are now also included with EditPad Lite.
  • File Types|Syntax: The custom syntax coloring scheme editor is now included with the purchased version of EditPad Lite.
  • File Types|Syntax: The syntax coloring schemes that can be downloaded in EditPad Pro can now also be downloaded in EditPad Lite.
  • File Types|Tabbing: Detect indentation size of the text surrounding the block to be indented.
  • File Types|Tabbing: Elastic tabstops.
  • File Types|Tabbing: Regular expression to detect tab size and whether the tab key should insert a tab or spaces.
  • File Types|Tabbing: Turn on “tab-separated values” to show tab-delimited, comma-delimited (CSV), or any-one-character-delimited files with properly aligned columns.
  • Forum: +1 button that adds a “me too” vote to an issue such as a bug report or feature request.
  • Forum: Ability to filter down to conversations one participated in.
  • Forum: Ability to show complete conversations while searching.
  • Forum: Email notification level that includes conversations that you gave a +1 in addition to conversations that you participated in.
  • Forum: Server side search to search through the message bodies of all conversations, including ones you haven’t viewed.
  • Go|Go To Position: Move the cursor to a byte offset or to a line and/or column position; optionally expand the selection.
  • Keyboard: Alt+Page Up/Down scroll to make the line with the cursor the last/first visible line if the cursor is above/below the last/first visible line; otherwise they scroll one page up/down.
  • Options|File Type and File|New submenus are now available in EditPad Lite too.
  • Options|Text Layout: Layout: How to visualize control characters: two stair-stepped letters (RFC 1345); control+letter, stair-stepped hex codes; IBM PC glyphs; Unicode code points for displaying control characters; the last two only work with fonts that support these code points.
  • Preferences|Cursors: Mouse pointer over selected text can now be configured separately so you can have an I beam over unselected text and an arrow over selected text like in Word or Wordpad.
  • Preferences|Cursors: Option to place the cursor at the end of the file instead of at the top of the file when opening a file for which EditPad has not remembered an editing position.
  • Preferences|Editor: Option to highlight all wrapped lines when highlighting the active line.
  • Preferences|Panels: Same colors as the file editor option makes the side panels use the same colors as the editor, changing colors when switching between files that use different palettes.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Limit backup copies by size.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Option to save the file being edited rather than a working copy at regular intervals. Only allow this option when creating multiple backup copies per file, so automatically saved changes can be undone.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Option to use a specific folder for working copies rather than the folder containing the original file (or the My Documents folder for untitled files).
  • Preferences|Save Files: Reduce backup copies older than a certain number of days to one per day and backups older than a certain number of weeks to one per week, instead of deleting all backups older than a certain number of days.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Working copies are now saved when the system goes into standby or hibernation to prevent data loss if the system never resumes from standby or hibernation.
  • Preferences|Search: Prefer side-by-side arrangement of the Search and Replace boxes on the multi-line search panel.
  • Preferences|Search: Separate options for using the selected text or the word under the cursor as the default search term when using Search|Prepare to Search.
  • Preferences|Tabs: Bold font for active tab.
  • Preferences|Tabs: Minimum number of visible tabs, reducing tab width if there are too many tabs to fit within the width of the tab control.
  • Preferences|Tabs: Option to hide file extensions.
  • Print Preview: Selecting a palette that does not use a white background for plain text now shows a warning that printing with a colored background may use a lot of ink.
  • Proxy: Customize user agent string.
  • Regex: .NET-style capturing group subtraction (group balancing).
  • Regex: \h is a shorthand for horizontal whitespace.
  • Regex: \K keeps the text matched so far out of the match results.
  • Regex: \o{377} is now an octal escape and \0337 is now an error.
  • Regex: \R matches any line break, including Unicode line breaks, and treats CRLF pairs as indivisible.
  • Regex: \v is now a shorthand for all vertical whitespace instead of a character escape for the vertical tab.
  • Regex: Branch reset groups.
  • Regex: Character class intersection [left&&[right]].
  • Regex: Regular expression recursion and subroutines.
  • Regex: Relative backreferences \k<-1> and \k<+1>.
  • Regex: Replacement string conditionals in the form of (?1matched:unmatched) and (?{name}matched:unmatched).
  • Regex: XML shorthand character classes.
  • Search: Free-spacing regular expressions.
  • Setup: Per-user installations that don’t require admin rights and that can create shortcuts and file associations.
  • View|Dark Theme switches between the standard Windows theme and EditPad’s own dark theme.
  • View|New Editor: Command to launch a new instance with administrative privileges.

Improvements:

  • Automatically reloading files when their last modification date changes no longer reloads all files when your computer’s time zone changes (which may happen automatically when daylight saving time begins or ends).
  • Block|Indent/Outdent: If there is no selection, indent or outdent the active line without making a selection.
  • Character Map: Double-clicking a character in the character map now enters characters in the same was as typing characters using the keyboard so that Overwrite mode is respected and column editing is supported.
  • Context menu key on the keyboard now shows the context menu for side panels when they have keyboard focus.
  • Context menu key on the keyboard now shows the same context menu as when right-clicking when the small Search and Replace boxes have keyboard focus.
  • Convert|Line Break Style: Replaces the Windows/UNIX/Mac options to allow conversion between all line break styles rather than just these three; also allows the line break style for the Enter and Ctrl+Enter keys to be chosen.
  • Edit|Cut Append, Copy Append, and Swap with Clipboard now work with the small Search and Replace boxes when they have keyboard focus.
  • Extra|Sort Alphanumerically replaces Extra|Sort Alphabetically.
  • File Types: Fast syntax coloring schemes now use a background thread if the visible part of the file is very large, such as an XML file or database dump that does not have line breaks.
  • File Types|Colors: Color picker shows all the colors used in the selected palette in the order that they are first used so you can easily use exactly the same color for multiple elements.
  • File Types|Colors: Margin color is now customizable in EditPad Lite too.
  • File Types|Colors: Selecting “default” as the background, text, or underline color for selected text now leaves that color unchanged when text is selected instead of using the highlighting colors of the Windows theme.
  • File Types|Colors: Show previews of all the colors in the list.
  • File Types|Definition: Always Open/Edit files of this type with EditPad are now enabled for the “unspecified file type”; they add an “Open” or “Edit” item to the context menu of all files in Windows Explorer that don’t already have one; the context menu items open the file in EditPad; double-clicking the file will not open it in EditPad.
  • File Types|Editor: Specifying a maximum line length for word wrapping and setting word wrap off by default now makes that maximum line length the default when turning on word wrap via the Options menu.
  • File Types|Encoding: Default line break style can now be set to any line break style supported by EditPad.
  • File|Save As now makes backup copies of files it overwrites (if backups are enabled).
  • File|Save now preserves the file creation time when quick backups are enabled.
  • Files larger than 2 GB can now be opened by the licensed version of EditPad Lite.
  • Files with paths longer than 260 characters are now opened and saved correctly; previously EditPad acted as if such files did not exist.
  • Forum: Edited dates are now shown relative to the posted date if the time gap between now and the edited date is larger than the time gap between the posted date and the edited date.
  • Forum: Editing the summary of a message now also updates the subject of the conversation if it is the same as the old summary of the message.
  • Forum: Long lists of conversations are now loaded faster.
  • Forum: Reply dates are now shown relative to the starting date if the time gap between now and the reply is larger than the time gap between the reply and the start of the conversation.
  • Forum: Sort attachments by clicking column headers in the list.
  • Go|Back/Forward in Editing Position renamed from Previous/Next Editing Position to make it more obvious that these commands use chronological order like the Back/Forward in Edited Files commands and unlike the other Next/Previous commands.
  • Go|Go To Position: Ignore thousands separators.
  • HTTPS is now used to download syntax coloring schemes, file navigation schemes, and spell check dictionaries (on Windows Vista and later).
  • Line break scanning now uses two background threads making it twice as fast and allowing the end of the file to be accessed instantly after opening the file as the second thread starts at the end of the file.
  • Line break style detection is now done whenever you insert or delete lines, possibly changing the status bar indicator and the line break style used by the Enter key.
  • Line break styles other than CRLF, LF, or CR can be inserted by pressing Enter; the dominant one of NL, LS, or PS is inserted if the file exclusively uses Unicode line breaks; FF or VT is inserted if the file exclusively uses these line breaks.
  • Mouse: Holding down Alt on the keyboard while double-clicking in the margin area (where line numbers are shown) now selects the line without the line break.
  • Mouse pointer shown when scrolling the editor by clicking the mouse wheel now supports all resolutions between 100% and 400% display scaling.
  • Options|Font: Show a checkmark next to the font that is being used by the active file if that font is present in the menu.
  • Options|Text Layout: Complex script text layouts now allow fonts like Fira Code to form ligatures with parentheses and angle brackets; always spaces text correctly; ligatures are not broken to allow different colors; ligatures can have only one text color; they can have multiple background colors if the ligatures use one glyph per character.
  • Options|Text Layout: Complex script text layouts now always use the main font for visualized spaces and generic line breaks.
  • Options|Text Layout: Independent options for treating underscores, hyphens, other punctuation, currency symbols, math symbols, and/or symbols as word characters.
  • Options|Text Layout: Monospaced left-to-right text layout no longer clips italic overhang at the end of words or at color changes.
  • Options|Text Layout: Monospaced left-to-right text layout now allows fonts like Fira Code to form ligatures; only spaces text correctly if the ligatures use one glyph per character; ligatures are broken when some of their characters need to be displayed in different colors. Works with Fira Code and Hasklig. Does not work with DejaVu Sans Code because it does not use one glyph per character.
  • Options|Text Layout: Monospaced left-to-right text layout now assumes that characters in right-to-left scripts are stored in visual order in the file. This allows files from old (DOS) systems that did not support modern bidirectional editing to be displayed correctly. As a consequence, the monospaced left-to-right text layout also disables automatic font substitution. Only characters supported by the font will be displayed.
  • Pinned side panels now pop out immediately instead of sliding out slowly when you hover the mouse pointer over their buttons.
  • Preferences|Cursors: Custom mouse pointers now support sizes larger than 32x32 when DPI scaling is set to 200% or more, supporting DPI scaling up to 400%.
  • Preferences|Cursors: If you select a custom mouse pointer with inside and outside colors then those colors are also used for the mouse pointer that indicates scrolling when you click the editor with the mouse wheel.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Separate options for closing files with unsaved changes and closing files that were never saved, allowing untitled files to be saved automatically without prompting; the choice for files with unsaved changes now affects files that were made empty.
  • Preferences|Shortcuts: Open with EditPad context menu item for folders is now also added to the “directory background” context menu in Windows Explorer.
  • Preferences|Shortcuts: Open with EditPad context menu items in Windows Explorer now show EditPad’s icon.
  • Regex: Attempting to search for a regular expression that is too long for EditPad Pro to handle now triggers a clear error message, instead of a crash. Syntax highlighting highlights the tail end of the regex in red to indicate just how much too long the regex is.
  • Regex: Invalid backreferences in the replacement string are now treated as errors.
  • RegexBuddy: When sending part of a file or the contents of a modified file to RegexBuddy, make sure that RegexBuddy uses the same encoding as EditPad. Regex tokens such as \xFF are affected by this. Requires RegexBuddy 4.0.0 or later.
  • Search: Start EditPad with blank Search and Replace boxes; the last used search term and replacement can still be accessed via the Search History.
  • Search: Allow backwards searching in regular expression mode if the regular expression consists entirely of literal text.
  • Search: Better performance when replacing all matches inside a selection.
  • Search: Multi-line Search and Replace boxes are now resized based on how many lines of text they contain when they are stacked vertically.
  • Search: Progress meter now appears after one second for searches that take more than one second to find the first match.
  • Search: Replacing all matches of a regex in a file now shows a second progress meter while making the replacements after all matches were found instead of keeping the progress meter stuck at 99% while the replacements are made.
  • Search: Small Search and Replace boxes now have syntax coloring for regular expressions and placeholders.
  • Search: Tab key now switches between the small Search and Replace boxes when either of them has keyboard focus instead of giving keyboard focus to a toolbar button.
  • Search: Whole words only is disabled if the search term is not a regular expression and begins or ends with a character that is not a word character.
  • Search: Whole words only option now takes the “character sequences to treat as words” setting in the text layout configuration into account when the search term is literal text; regular expressions continue to follow their own rules.
  • Search|Highlight All: Highlighted matches are no longer obscured by the search range.
  • Search|Highlight All: Zero-length regular expression matches are now highlighted too.
  • Search|Incremental Search can now find shorter words before longer words when “whole words only” is on.
  • Spell check: Live spelling now correctly checks words that have multiple colors applied to them by syntax coloring.
  • Spell check: Live spelling now lays the color for misspelled words on top of syntax coloring so that the syntax color rather than the plain text color is used when any part (background, text, underline) of the color for misspelled words is set to “default”.
  • Spell check: Words in ALL CAPS are no longer ignored by the spell checker; they are accepted as correctly spelled if the dictionary contains the word in ALL CAPS, in lowercase, or with the first letter capitalized.
  • Spell check: Words with MiXeD capitalization are no longer accepted as correctly spelled unless the dictionary contains the word with the same MiXeD capitalization.
  • Toolbar icons can now be switched between small, medium, and large sizes by right-clicking the toolbar.
  • Toolbar icons now support up to 400% display scaling at all increments available in the basic display settings in Windows, allowing EditPad to properly scale its toolbars on all PC and laptop displays on the market today.
  • Window and taskbar icon are now red when EditPad is running with Administrator privileges.
  • Windows 10: Scroll the tabs with the mouse wheel while the mouse pointer is hovering over the tabs.
  • Word wrapping is now done using two threads separate from line break scanning, making it more than twice as fast and allowing the end of the file to be accessed instantly after opening the file or turning on word wrap as the second thread starts at the end of the file.
  • Word wrapping no longer breaks after leading whitespace if the first word on the line is too long to fit, preferring to wrap in the middle of that word instead.

See also: EditPad Lite 8.0.0 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.6.7 – 10 December 2019

Bug fix:

  • Selecting Help|Forum in the menu or clicking the Forum button on the toolbar triggered an access violation, making it impossible to access the forum (7.6.6 only).

EditPad Lite 7.6.6 – 9 December 2019

Bug fixes:

  • Block|Insert File: Inserting an empty file now simply does nothing instead of triggering an access violation error.
  • Block|Rectangular Selections: Copying a rectangular selection to the clipboard, exiting EditPad, and then pasting into another EditPad instance pasted the copied text but not as a rectangular selection.
  • Help window no longer becomes unresponsive if EditPad shows a modal dialog box while the help window is already visible.
  • Search: Toolbar buttons and context menu items were not highlighted when you hover the mouse over them if the Search or Replace drop-down list had keyboard focus.
    As a consequence of this fix, the Search and Replace drop-down lists lose keyboard focus if you hover the mouse over a button on the Search toolbar.
  • Using a color picker no longer automatically moves pointer to the default button in the dialog box that uses the color picker button when the option to automatically move the mouse pointer to the default button is enabled in the Windows Control Panel.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.6.6 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.6.5 – 8 February 2019

Bug fixes:

  • Clip Collection: Double-clicking a clip that contains a parameter to be substituted by AceText causes its Substitute Parameters dialog to appear behind EditPad.
  • Cut and Copy commands were disabled when nothing was selected in the main editor and “copy active line when nothing is selected” was turned off even when the Search or Replace box had keyboard focus and a selection.
  • Search: Free-spacing comments immediately after an exact spacing group were not highlighted as comments; e.g. #test was not highlighted as a comment in (?x)(?-x:a)#test.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.6.5 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.6.4 – 11 May 2018

Improvements:

  • Character map: Minimum cell size now scales on high DPI systems, keeping large character sets like Unicode legible.
  • File tabs are now better proportioned on high DPI systems.
  • Windows 10: Installer now deals with Controlled Folder Access more efficiently when Windows Defender is operational and ignores it when Windows Defender is not operational, ensuring a smoother installation on Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) and 1803 (April 2018 Update).

Bug fixes:

  • File Types|Encoding: Default line break style is now used when opening an existing file that does not have any line breaks.
  • Saving an existing file failed if the file was in use by another application even when that application did not keep a write lock on the file.
  • Search: Highlighting regex matches with the Inverted Line By Line search option turned on did not work correctly (7.6.x only).

See also: EditPad Lite 7.6.4 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.6.3 – 15 January 2018

Improvements:

  • Windows 10: Installer adds EditPad as an allowed application to Controlled Folder Access in Windows Defender in the Fall Creators Update.
  • Windows 10: Installer no longer complains that it can’t create the desktop shortcut if that was blocked by Controlled Folder Access.

Bug fixes:

  • Preferences|Open Files: Option to automatically reload all files was turned off each time you opened the Preferences dialog.
  • Windows 10: EditPad now shows an error message instead of pretending the file was saved successfully when overwriting an existing file is blocked by Controlled Folder Access.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.6.3 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.6.2 – 10 October 2017

Improvements:

  • Spell checker: Learned words that are not entirely lowercase are now case sensitive just like words in the main dictionary.
  • Text Layout Configuration: Disable character width option when the text layout is not monospaced to indicate that it won’t be used.

Bug fixes:

  • Spell checker: Automatic suggestions for a misspelled word that is all lowercase now preserve the case the suggested word has in the dictionary instead of making it lowercase.
  • Spell checker: Learned replacements that only change the case of a word no longer highlight occurrences of the word with the corrected case as misspelled.
  • The ellipsis character U+2026 was changed into a line break when copied to the clipboard by EditPad from a file that does not exclusively use CRLF line breaks and pasted into an application that’s not from Just Great Software.
  • View|Browser in some situations used the browser that was previously associated with .html files instead of the browser currently associated with .html files, depending on how the file association was changed.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.6.2 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.6.1 – 30 May 2017

Improvement:

  • Tip of the day is no longer shown at startup when automatic news is shown at startup.

Bug fixes:

  • Go|Next/Previous Editing Position now clears the selection when selections are not persistent.
  • Proxy server settings were not saved (7.6.0 only).

See also: EditPad Lite 7.6.1 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.6.0 – 3 April 2017

New feature:

  • Help|News & Updates: New version announcements and other news about EditPad and optionally other Just Great Software products can now be shown automatically or upon request.

Improvements:

  • Proxy password is now encrypted when stored in the .ini file.
  • Search: Highlighting regex matches of \r or \n now highlights all CRLF pairs to indicate that replacing half a line break always replaces the entire line break in EditPad.
  • Windows 10: Mouse wheel scrolls the control pointed to by the mouse pointer instead of the control that has keyboard focus.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.6.0 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.5.0 – 27 October 2016

Improvements:

  • About box and demo messages now scale on systems using 200% or more display scaling.
  • Toolbar icons are now doubled up in size on systems using 200% or more display scaling making the small icons suitable for 200% display scaling and the large ones for 300% scaling.

Bug fixes:

  • Convert|Rot-13: When nothing is selected and thus the whole file is converted, the whole file also became needlessly selected.
  • Search: Combo boxes for the search term and replacement (when using the Search toolbar without the full Search panel) did not scale their width on high DPI systems.
  • Toolbars: Switching between small and large toolbar icons made the toolbars and menus unresponsive until you closed and restarted EditPad (7.4.0 and 7.4.1 only).

See also: EditPad Lite 7.5.0 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.4.1 – 27 April 2016

Bug fixes:

  • Clip Collection: If AceText crashes or becomes unresponsive, EditPad now silently abandons its connection with AceText instead of spewing an infinite stream of “the RPC server is unavailable” errors.
  • Forum: Splitter positions in forum are not preserved when restarting EditPad.
  • Preferences|System: Turning on the option to erase history lists stopped the search panel from saving its search term but did not erase the previously saved search term, if any.
  • Regex: Quantifiers on literal line breaks counted CRLF as two iterations instead of one iteration.
  • Regex: Quantifiers on literal line breaks were highlighted as errors.
  • Search: Whole words only searches are now consistent between forwards searches, backwards searches, and match highlighting.
  • Spell check panel scaled itself twice to high DPI monitors, causing the buttons to be enormous and the list of suggestions to be obscured by them on very high DPI monitors.
  • Windows 10: Closing EditPad when it is not maximized and with the left or top edge of the window touching the left or top edge of the desktop caused it to start up slightly wider or taller next time (7.4.0 only).

See also: EditPad Lite 7.4.1 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.4.0 – 18 December 2015

Improvements:

  • Installer no longer asks to accept the license agreement if you already have EditPad Lite 7.x.x installed.
  • Installer now puts a single shortcut directly in the Start menu which better fits the Start menu on Windows 10.
  • Preferences|Side Panels: Selecting a dark background color for the side panels now makes EditPad select a different theme for tree views that provides more contrast when you restart EditPad.
  • Windows 10: New look for the menus and toolbars on Windows 10 to add a bit more contrast to EditPad’s user interface.
  • Windows 10: Preserved window position now allows the visible portion of the window border to sit directly against the edge of the screen.

Bug fixes:

  • Do not prompt again checkbox on the question whether a file that was modified on disk and has unsaved changes did not stop the prompt if the choice was to reload the file.
  • Search: Replacing all matches of a regular expression in a large file would in rare circumstances only partially insert one or more replacements if the replacement was longer than the match (introduced in 7.3.2 and partially fixed in 7.3.5).

See also: EditPad Lite 7.4.0 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.3.8 – 5 May 2015

Improvement:

  • Preferences|Cursors: Custom mouse pointers now scale on high DPI systems just like the standard mouse pointers.

Bug fixes:

  • Double-clicking the same file twice in Windows Explorer while EditPad is not running may start a new EditPad instance wtih two tabs for the file when the two double clicks are timed just so.
  • Occasional random crashes when a single 64-bit EditPad instance was using more than 4 GB of memory (or an immediate crash on startup when the AllocationPreference registry key forces memory to be allocated from the top down).
  • Regex: Syntax highlighting indicated numbered backreferences that use the syntax for named backreferences as errors even though EditPad allows such backreferences (as long as there is a group with the specified number).
  • Search: Changing the search term or replacement string via the right-click menus of the drop-down list does not show the selected term until keyboard focus is moved away from the drop-down list.
  • Windows 7, 8, and 8.1: Minimizing EditPad when the option to hide the taskbar button is turned on in Options|Preferences|System left a non-functional taskbar button instead of hiding it (7.3.7 only).
  • Windows 8 and 8.1: The edges of the panels on the main window are now gray like they are on previous versions of Windows, instead of blue.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.3.8 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.3.7 – 23 February 2015

Improvement:

  • File Types|Colors and Syntax: Palette editor color picker previews RGB values when the mouse hovers over a color.

Bug fixes:

  • Spell check: Romanian dictionaries did not show suggestions.
  • Windows 7: Maximizing EditPad, then minimizing all windows with Win+M, and then double-clicking a file in Windows Explorer brought up EditPad’s window in its restored size (not maximized) if you had not previously minimized it from its maximized state by clicking the Minimize button on its caption bar.
  • Windows 7: Maximizing EditPad, then minimizing it, then restoring it unmaximized, and then double-clicking a file in Windows Explorer caused EditPad to maximize itself; this would continue until EditPad was minimized from its non-maximized state.
  • Windows 7: Maximizing EditPad, then minimizing it, then restoring it unmaximized, and then using a menu item like File|New that is available through EditPad’s icon next to the system clock (even if that icon is disabled) caused EditPad to maximize itself; this would continue until EditPad was minimized from its non-maximized state.
  • Word wrap: Word wrapping broke lines at certain characters where it should not, such as the non-breaking hyphen.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.3.7 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.3.6 – 5 December 2014

Bug fix:

  • Search: Turning on incremental search, entering a search term, and then backspacing the search term caused other commands to either not show a progress meter or to permanently show a stuck progress meter.

EditPad Lite 7.3.5 – 1 October 2014

Improvement:

  • Search: Drop-down lists on the Search toolbar (when not using the full Search panel) no longer show multi-line search terms that the Search history remembers from the full Search panel.

Bug fix:

  • Clip Collections: Uploading a clip collection failed if the description contained line breaks.
  • Search: Replacing all matches of a regular expression in a large file sometimes did not make the replacements correctly if the replacement was longer than the match in versions 7.3.2, 7.3.3, and 7.3.4.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.3.5 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.3.4 – 21 August 2014

Bug fix:

  • File Types, Encoding: EditPad 7.3.3 ignored the option to preserve the presence or absence of the byte order marker in existing files, using only the option “write a byte order marker at the start of Unicode files” to determine whether files would be saved with or without a BOM.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.3.4 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.3.3 – 12 August 2014

Bug fixes:

  • High DPI: EditPad enforced a minimum size that was larger than the screen on small screens with very high resolution and thus very high font scaling (e.g. 200% font scaling on a 10” full HD screen).
  • High DPI: Side panel captions and tabs used excessively large fonts on high DPI systems; they now use the font size specified one the Panels tab in the Preferences.
  • Search: Replacing with a blank replacement used the last non-blank replacement in regular expression mode.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.3.3 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.3.2 – 16 July 2014

Improvement:

  • Search|Replace All: A search-and-replace that makes a large number of replacements throughout the entire file (such as making a change on every line in the file) is now faster and uses less memory.

Bug fixes:

  • Editor: Deleting a rectangular selection left an empty rectangular selection that disabled certain commands like Extra|Trim Whitespace that have special behavior on rectangular selections until the selection was reset by clicking somewhere in the file or making a new selection.
  • Editor: Deleting a rectangular selection with the cursor on the bottom line and then using a command like Edit|Cut that operates on the active line when there is no selection operated on the deleted selection’s bottom line instead of the top line where the cursor is at after deleting the selection.
  • Maintain History List: Open, Remove, Up, and Down buttons were not disabled when the dialog was initially shown (with nothing selected) if the dialog had previously been used with something selected.
  • Search: Attempting to use a regex with a syntax error caused other commands to either not show a progress meter or to permanently show a stuck progress meter.
  • Text Layout: Deleting a text layout and then switching to a tab that was using the bottommost text layout caused an index out of bounds error.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.3.2 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.3.1 – 14 March 2014

Improvement:

  • Help: Better workaround for the bug in IE 9 that causes 64-bit applications to crash when using HTML Help, allowing EditPad to show the correct help topics instead of the first page of the help file.

Bug fixes:

  • Convert|Text Encoding: Dialog box did not adjust its size to fit on small screens.
  • File|Open submenu forgets files that were still open in EditPad when Windows was shutting down.
  • Keyboard: Latvian keyboard layouts are now recognized as using the AltGr key making EditPad disable conflicting Ctrl+Alt+letter keyboard shortcuts by default.
  • Options|Text Layout: Selecting one of the complex script text layouts for a file that contains very long sequences of characters (10,000 or more) from a single Unicode block without any whitespace caused EditPad to eat up all available memory.
  • Regular expressions in the form of (?<=lookbehind).* performed very poorly when the “dot matches line breaks” option was off.
  • Search|Replace All and Search|Cut Matches were extremely slow when the Line by Line search option was turned on.
  • Spell: Straight apostrophes in spell checker replacements were always changed into smart apostrophes instead of only changing them when the misspelled word used smart apostrophes.
  • Undo: Closing a read-only file while no other files are open resulted in a tab for a blank untitled file that allowed editing but did not allow undo or redo.

EditPad Lite 7.3.0 – 26 July 2013

Improvements:

  • Fallback fonts for complex script text layouts are now used in a more granular fashion, allowing smaller bits of text to be displayed with different fonts, ultimately allowing more characters to be displayed with the correct fallback font. This improves the rendering of text mixed with special symbols such as mathematical equations.
  • Forum: HTTP proxy server support extended with more authentication methods.
  • Forum: SOCKS proxy server support.
  • Working copies: Do not automatically load working copies of unsaved files when there is already a running EditPad instance that cannot be reused because it is running with different permissions (admin vs non-admin).

Bug fixes:

  • Forum continued to use the old proxy settings until you closed the forum window if you changed the proxy settings after having successfully connected to the forum.
  • Pasting a small amount of text at the very start of a file fails if the text was copied from another file with a different line break style.
  • Print: Adding a new color palette via the print preview failed with a “list index out of bounds” error.
  • Search: Line by line search failed or hung when searching through all files and a file that wasn’t the active file hadn’t been fully scanned for line breaks yet.
  • Search: Regular expressions starting with \Z or starting with a lookbehind followed by \Z that could not find a match before the final line break in the file (because of the lookbehind or whatever follows \Z) caused EditPad Pro to hang if the file ended with a line break.
  • Toolbars: Toolbar visibility was not preserved when restarting EditPad if you did not customize the toolbars at all other than changing which toolbars are visible.
  • View|Custom Layouts: Loading a previously saved layout broke the Options|Word Wrap and Options|Text Layouts submenus.
  • View|Custom Layouts: Saving a layout caused the bottom half of the Options|Word Wrap submenu to be doubled up.
  • View|Custom Layouts|Delete removed the selected layout(s) from the menu but deleted the .ini files for the most recently added layout.
  • Windows XP: Enabling the tray icon and the option to hide the taskbar button, opening and closing the text layout configuration dialog, and then minimizing EditPad did not hide the taskbar button; restoring EditPad via the taskbar button made EditPad’s window edge and caption unresponsive.
  • Windows XP: Enabling the tray icon and the option to hide the taskbar button, opening the forum, minimizing EditPad, and then restoring EditPad via the taskbar button made EditPad’s window edge and caption unresponsive; hiding EditPad’s taskbar button is not possible while the forum window is still open.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.3.0 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.2.3 – 22 February 2013

Improvements:

  • Ignore command line parameters pointing to notepad or notepad.exe.
  • Preferences, Search: Turning off “double-clicking a word instantly highlights all occurrences of that word” and clicking OK in the Preferences window now removes any instant highlighting so users who are unaware of the Search|Instant Highlight menu item don’t get stuck with a highlight they’re trying to disable.

Bug fixes:

  • File|Rename/Move: Renaming files now works even when the only change is a difference in case.
  • Keyboard: Ctrl+punctuation key combinations to type letters with diacritics did not work if the punctuation key is typed by a Shift+number key combination, even after removing the same Ctrl+Shift+number key combination from the shortcuts for the Mark menu.
  • Preferences, Search: “Double-clicking a word instantly highlights all occurrences of that word” now only invokes Search|Instant Highlight when you actually double-click a word, and not when you double-click something else that has a double-click action of its own, such as URLs that open web pages. Selecting Search|Instant Highlight in the menu will still highlight whatever is selected or under the cursor, even if it has a double-click action.
  • Search commands that process all matches like Replace All showed an access violation error after showing a proper error message when attempting to use an invalid regular expression (7.2.1 and 7.2.2 only).
  • Search: Replacements that include placeholders like %MATCHN% were made as if the “Adapt Case” option was always on when the “Regular Expression” and “Case Sensitive” options were off.
  • Search: Replacements with double-digit backreferences starting with a zero like \06 were interpreted as \0 only instead of \0 followed by a literal digit (e.g. 6) if there are fewer than the specified number (e.g. 6) capturing groups in the regex.
  • Search: Searching for a regex with a syntactically invalid character class containing a hyphen such as [\u1234-\u567] and then searching for a syntactically valid regex containing a character class caused the regex to be parsed incorrectly, adding a literal hyphen to the character class. Any subsequent searches using another regex with only valid character classes had the regex parsed correctly again.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.2.3 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.2.2 – 10 December 2012

Bug fix:

  • Division by zero errors when opening files, closing EditPad, and/or changing the font size.

EditPad Lite 7.2.1 – 26 November 2012

Bug fixes:

  • Search: Attempting to search with an invalid regular expression enables the Replace Current and Replace Current and Find Next commands. Using either of those causes an access violation because there is no current match to replace. The buttons should be disabled when the search fails.
  • Search: Using a keyboard shortcut such as F3 to search with an invalid regular expression shows the error message about the invalid regular expression twice.
  • Selecting text from right to left and deleting the selection caused an access violation (7.2.0 only; Lite only).

See also: EditPad Lite 7.2.1 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.2.0 – 2 November 2012

New feature:

  • Preferences|Editor: Copy active line when nothing is selected.

Improvements:

  • Deleting (large) rectangular selections is now much faster.
  • Edit|Copy should not do anything when the cursor is on a blank line and nothing is selected.
  • File|Save As should close the file that is being overwritten to prevent the same file being open in two tabs.
  • Forum: Double-clicking an editpad: link within EditPad should open the link directly in EditPad’s forum rather than using the system for web URLs, which may be configured to launch a specific browser.
  • Windows 8: Uninstall shortcut is no longer pinned to the start screen by the installer (but it won’t unpin any shortcuts that were previously pinned).

Bug fixes:

  • Edit|Cut Append and Edit|Copy Append failed with an access violation if the clipboard contained an empty string (as opposed to the clipboard being genuinely empty). EditPad itself will never put an empty string onto the clipboard.
  • Extra|Delete Duplicate Lines fails to delete the 3rd duplicate in blocks of 3 or more duplicate lines when using the “adjacent lines only” option.
  • Extra|Delete Duplicate Lines fails when using the “selection only” option and the first line in the file is not selected (7.1.2 only).
  • Print: Print preview was not rendered correctly on high DPI systems.
  • Print: Selecting a different color palette in the print preview changes the color palette in the editor too, instead of only applying the palette to the print preview.
  • Search|Copy Matches: Copying the matches of a regex that only finds zero-length matches causes an access violation when trying to paste the blank data that was copied to the clipboard; now Copy Matches will not alter the clipboard if all matches are zero-length.
  • Tabs: Clicking above or below the scroll, list, and close buttons on the tab control should not activate the tab that would appear at that position if the buttons were not present.
  • View|Browser does not work correctly when Firefox is the default browser and the path to the file you’re editing contains spaces (7.1.2 only).
  • Windows 8: Toolbar combo boxes did not properly display their drop-down arrows.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.2.0 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.1.2 – 31 May 2012

Improvements:

  • 64-bit: Indicate x86, x64, or WOW64 in the About box to indicate whether you’re running the 32-bit version on 32-bit Windows, the 64-bit version on 64-bit Windows, or the 32-bit version on 64-bit Windows.
  • Extra|Delete Duplicate Lines now uses all CPU cores while comparing lines.
  • Search|Toggle Search Panel has been renamed as Multi-Line Search Panel to make it clearer what this menu item does.
  • Toolbars: If you have never customized the toolbars and haven’t used an earlier version of EditPad 7.x.x then EditPad no longer saves the toolbar configuration, resulting in a noticeably faster shutdown of EditPad on slower computers. If you did customize the toolbars or use an earlier version, then you can use View|Restore Default Layout to tell EditPad to stop saving the toolbar configuration.

Bug fixes:

  • 64-bit: Handling of “multimedia” keyboard keys and user-configured mouse buttons was broken in the 64-bit version of EditPad.
  • Clip Collection: Automatic save should not trigger errors when modifying clip collections stored in the Program Files folder.
  • Context menu customizations did not stick in versions 7.1.x.
  • Extra|Delete Duplicate Lines incorrectly treated lines with rare combinations of different text as duplicates.
  • Installer: License key was not installed when installing EditPad 7.0.9, 7.1.0, or 7.1.1 silently.
  • Mouse pointer did not snap to the default button when this option is turned on in the Control Panel.
  • Preferences, Keyboard: Alt+letter combinations used as accelerators on the Preferences form could not be assigned as shortcuts to menu items. The same problem also existed in the Tools configuration and Macro properties.
  • Preferences|Cursors: “Backspace unindents” does not correctly unindent when the preceding line it has to unindent to has only one non-whitespace character at the very end of the line.
  • Preferences|Keyboard: Button to restore default keyboard shortcuts did not restore those of the side panels other than the Search panel.
  • Preferences|Keyboard: Clip Collection commands were not listed.
  • Preferences|Keyboard: Side panel shortcuts were not shown in the list of conflicting shortcuts.
  • Preferences|Tabs: The option to show the close button only on the active tab allowed non-active tabs to be closed when clicking on the space reserved for the close button.
  • Search: Blank files are no longer skipped when searching for a regular expression, so that regular expressions such as \A can find zero-length matches in blank files.
  • Search: Line by Line mode found/highlighted lines in which a zero-length regex match could be found after the line break.
  • Search: Regular expressions no longer fail to find zero-length matches at the start of the file when using a command to find the next match or all matches.
  • Search|Cut Matches sometimes used the replacement text from a previous search-and-replace.
  • Search|Replace All triggered an access violation if it found a match at the very end of the file and the replacement text was shorter than the search match.
  • Search|Replace All with the “Line by Line” option no longer deletes the line break at the end of the line if the replacement text is not blank. This prevents the next line from being appended to the replaced line and prevents all lines after the first match from being deleted if the search term is part of the replacement text.
  • Spell check panel did not scale properly on high DPI systems.
  • Spell check: Double-clicking a misspelled word highlighted by live spelling while the spell check panel was still busy finding suggestions for a previously double-clicked word closed the spell checker instead of checking the new word.
  • Spell check: Words that are the result of automatic replacements by the spell checker should not be marked as misspelled, even if the original dictionary does not contain them.
  • UTF-8 auto-detection ignored an invalid UTF-8 sequence at the very end of the file.
  • View|Browser started Firefox minimized if Firefox was not running and Firefox was the default browser and EditPad Pro was configured to use the default browser.
  • View|Custom Layouts: If restoring a layout triggered any kind of error, the menu with the saved layouts became blank.
  • View|Office 2003: Switching to or from the Office 2003 display style worked only once during each EditPad session (7.1.x only).
  • View|Restore Default Layout now also restores the size and position of the main editor, in case it has become dislodged from its normally fixed location.
  • View|Restore Default Layout squished toolbar icons together on PCs configured for 144 DPI (150%) or more.
  • Windows 7: Options|Stay on Top causes the Options|Font window to appear behind EditPad, making it impossible to further interact with EditPad using the mouse; EditPad now works around this Windows 7 issue by temporarily disabling “stay on top” mode while showing the Font dialog.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.1.1 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.1.1 – 24 January 2012

Bug fixes:

  • Clip Collection: When not using AceText, the drop-down menu of the Open button on the Clip Collection panel did not always remember the collections that you opened previously.
  • WINE: EditPad 7.1.0 crashed upon startup when run on Linux using WINE.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.1.1 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.1.0 – 16 January 2012

New feature:

  • 64-bit: EditPad’s installer now automatically installs a 64-bit version of EditPad on 64-bit Windows.

Improvements:

  • Dockable panels: New mechanism for docking panels makes it easier to position panels exactly where you want. Instead of moving the mouse pointer to an invisible area next to the edge of another panel, you now move the mouse pointer to icons that appear in the center of the panel that you’re dragging over.
  • Extra|Delete Duplicate Lines now shows a progress meter.
  • File|Open: Show a warning when opening a file causes a working copy of that file to be opened along with it.
  • Forum: The button to delete messages is now labeled Cancel for messages that are being edited, to make it more obvious that this button deletes the edited message, but leaves the original message in place.
  • Search: Selection as Search Text now escapes regex metacharacters if the Regular Expressions search option is active.

Bug fixes:

  • Editor: Home and End when Scroll Lock is active now scroll to the first and last column in the file instead of the first and last line; Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End still scroll to the first and last line when Scroll Lock is active.
  • Search: Pressing Ctrl+Z (Undo) while the large search box has keyboard focus after Ctrl+F (Prepare to Search) now correctly reverts the search term to what it was before Ctrl+F replaced it with the word selected in the main editor.
  • Tabs: Double-clicking the tab background to add a blank tab immediately closes that tab when double-clicking at the spot where the new tab’s X button appears.
  • Tabs: Dropping a file onto the file tabs background should make it the last file in the project.
  • Windows 7: Progress meter was sometimes shown on the taskbar button when there was no progress to indicate, and was sometimes not shown on the taskbar button when a progress meter was being shown.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.1.0 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.9 – 9 December 2011

Improvements:

  • Editor: Right-clicking on the blank space after the end of a selected line now shows the context menu for selected text.
  • Installer: Create portable installation without admin rights.

Bug fixes:

  • Editor: If a file had more than 9,999 lines then the width of the margin was sometimes inconsistent until you caused all visible lines to be repainted.
  • Editor: Opening a file larger than 64K with line numbers turned on by default sometimes caused an access violation error.
  • Editor: Right-clicking on blank space inside (rectangular) selections now shows the context menu for selected text.
  • Portable: Do not prompt to be the default editor when running a portable installations as portable installs should not touch the host PC.
  • Printing failed if the font was not a TrueType font.
  • Search|Copy Search Matches: If searching for all the matches took long enough for a progress meter to appear, EditPad failed to close the progress meter after copying the search matches, making further interaction with EditPad impossible.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.9 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.8 – 20 October 2011

Bug fixes:

  • Editor: Adding lines to or deleting lines from a file that was still being word wrapped in the background caused the file to be wrapped incorrectly, possibly resulting in errors when trying to edit the incorrectly wrapped lines.
  • Preferences|Keyboard: Changes in key combinations were not actually applied to the menu items.
  • Search|Prepare to Search did not show the full search panel when both the search toolbar and search panel were invisible (7.0.7 only).
  • View|Browser showed an error code 42 even though the file was correctly opened in the browser (7.0.7 only).
  • Windows 7: If you minimized EditPad, restored it and moved it to a different monitor, then some commands such as File|Open moved EditPad’s window back to the position it was previously restored to.
  • Windows 7: If you placed EditPad on a monitor that has the taskbar at the left or at the top, minimized EditPad, and then restored it, EditPad’s position would be shifted by the width or height of the taskbar.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.8 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.7 – 4 October 2011

New features:

  • Forum: Attach the clip selected in the Clip Collection panel and add attached clips to the Clip Collection panel.
  • Forum: Attach the collection from the Clip Collection panel and load attached clip collections into the Clip Collection panel.

Improvements:

  • Forum: Change cursor when toggling between insert and overwrite mode if the text layout for the default file type uses different cursors for insert and overwrite mode.
  • Search: If the Search drop-down list is already visible (on a custom toolbar) even when the Search toolbar is not, focus the Search drop-down list rather than showing the full Search panel.

Bug fixes:

  • Editor: Backspace moved the cursor without actually deleting any characters when the cursor was positioned after the indentation spaces on a line and all preceding lines in the file have equal or more indentation and “backspace unindents” was enabled in Options|Preferences|Cursors and “auto indent” was enabled in the Options menu.
  • Editor: Pressing the arrow right key while the cursor was at the end of the line did not move the active line highlighting to the next line if the cursor was invisible (blinking on/off) at the moment it was moved.
  • File Types, Colors: Apply button did nothing.
  • File|Print: Printing the second time failed if the file was larger than 64K and part of it was selected.
  • Forum: Pressing Ctrl+C when the list of conversations or messages had keyboard focus copied an URL using the editpadlite: protocol instead of the editpad: protocol that EditPad actually responds to.
  • Preferences, Panels: Font setting for side panels is now also applied to the spell checker.
  • Preferences, Save Files: Specifying a specific folder for backups with a trailing backslash no longer causes errors when saving backups.
  • Search: Padding was not applied to placeholders for capturing groups such as %GROUP1:6L%.
  • Search: Replace All using a regular expression sometimes results in incorrect line breaks.
  • Statusbar: Keyboard indicator did not correctly indicate the first key of a two-stage key combination.
  • Toolbars: Main menu is missing the Go and Extra menus when adding it as a toolbar button.
  • View|Browser: If the default browser did not use DDE, the View|Browser launched the browser but did not pass it it the file to be viewed.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.7 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.6 – 19 August 2011

Bug fixes:

  • Opening files on UNC paths via the command line or via Windows Explorer failed in version 7.0.5 because EditPad 7.0.5 interpreted UNC paths incorrectly.
  • View|Browser: If the default browser did not use DDE, the View|Browser command executed the file to be viewed rather than executing the browser and passing it the file to be viewed.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.6 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.5 – 15 August 2011

New feature:

  • Editor: Ctrl+Left Shift and Ctrl+Right Shift toggle the direction of the text to left-to-right or right-to-left when a keyboard for a right-to-left language is installed (though not necessarily active).

Improvements:

  • Search: Auto-completion of the Search drop-down list on the search toolbar (when using it without the full search panel) is now case sensitive when the Case Sensitive search option is turned on; the Replace drop-down list is now always case sensitive.
  • Search: Pressing Esc while the search or replace drop-down list has keyboard focus (while using the search toolbar without the full search panel) moves keyboard focus back to the main editor.
  • Text Layout|Cursors: Cursor shape now has two flag options. One makes the flag indicate the direction of the input language (as in Notepad), the other the direction of the text the cursor is at (as EditPad 7 did previously).

Bug fixes:

  • Convert: Convert menu commands inserted an extraneous space when converting a rectangular selection that spans only a single line.
  • Editor: Characters were squished together when using a bold proportionally spaced font and the first file you opened with that font had word wrapping set to a specific line length.
  • Editor: Pasting while a rectangular block is selected does not correctly replace the selection unless the cursor is in the upper left corner.
  • Editor: When line numbers are being shown and word wrap is off, the left hand gutter does not expand to accommodate line numbers beyond 9,999 when adding lines to the file if it previously had fewer than 10,000 lines.
  • Forum: Editing a message and then deleting the edits instead of sending them incorrectly decremented the message count for the conversation.
  • Help|Create Portable Installation did not copy over the layouts of the toolbars and side panels.
  • Keyboard: Pressing F10 activated the main menu instead of invoking the command it was assigned to (View|Files Panel by default).
  • Options|Text Layout: Pressing F1 or clicking the Help button on the text layout configuration window did nothing.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Saving backups in a specific folder should be disabled when the “hidden history folder” option is selected.
  • Search: Alt+Letter keyboard shortcuts that aren’t used on the search toolbar but are used by main menu items don’t work when the search or replace drop-down list has keyboard focus.
  • Search: Replacing with the %MATCH% placeholder triggered an access violation when a regular expression found a zero-length match.
  • Tabs: Right-clicking on the X when close buttons are shown directly on tabs caused a “list index out of bounds” error.
  • Text Layout: The strictly monospaced left-to-right layout now correctly spaces the full-width variants of ASCII characters as ideographs even when the option to space all ASCII characters as ideographs is off.
  • Toolbars: The Large Icons item in the right-click menu for toolbars did not change its checked state when changing the same option via the Customize item in the right-click menu.
  • Undo and redo should not work on files that have been marked as read-only after saving the changes.
  • View: Switching between custom layouts or restoring the default layout sometimes failed with a “cannot focus disabled or invisible window” error, causing further errors when trying to interact with the toolbars and/or side panels.
  • Windows 7: Maximizing EditPad, then minimizing it, and then double-clicking a file in Windows Explorer brought up EditPad’s window in its restored size (not maximized).

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.5 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.4 – 28 June 2011

Bug fix:

  • Options|Stay On Top causes EditPad to stay on top of some of its own dialog boxes.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.4 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.3 – 27 June 2011

Improvement:

  • Editor: Full double-buffering of all edit controls to eliminate flicker.

Bug fixes:

  • Editor: Changing the font size with Ctrl+wheel, switching to another file, and then switching back displayed the file with the original font but spaced as if it was still using the changed font size.
  • Editor: Lines containing tabs were not displayed correctly when using a right-to-left text layout.
  • Editor: The text cursor was positioned incorrectly on lines containing both tabs and ideographs when using the “monospaced left-to-right” text layout.
  • Editor: Typing or pasting into an empty file and then Shift+Clicking somewhere selected the text from the start of the file until the click instead of from the end of the file (where the text cursor is) until the click.
  • Search: Incremental search was not reset when you moved the cursor, causing incorrect incremental search results, or errors if you closed the file and then changed the search term (Lite only).
  • Tabs: Right-clicking on the tabs now shows the context menu when the mouse button is released rather than when it is pressed.
  • Windows 7: If the icon next to the system clock was enabled, maximizing EditPad, minimizing or closing it, and clicking on the icon next to the system clock restored EditPad but did not maximize it.
  • Windows 7: If the icon next to the system clock was enabled, restoring EditPad (so it’s not maximized), closing EditPad with the X button, then right-clicking the icon next to the clock and selecting Exit caused EditPad to pop up briefly before closing, instead of closing without showing itself.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.3 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.2 – 8 June 2011

Improvements:

  • File|Reload from Disk: Do not clear out the file in EditPad if it no longer exists on disk; prompt to retry reloading the file; do nothing if canceled.
  • Menus: When using Alt+letter keyboard shortcuts to access menu items that have submenus but are also commands in themselves, holding down Alt will open the submenu while releasing Alt will activate the command. For example: holding down Alt, pressing F, pressing O, releasing Alt will open the File|Open submenu with recent files. Holding down Alt, pressing F, releasing Alt, pressing O will activate the File|Open command and show the open file dialog.
  • Text Layout: Ideographs are now exactly twice as wide as ASCII characters when using the “monospaced left-to-right” text layout with the option to use full-width ASCII characters turned off.

Bug fixes:

  • Editor: Lines containing tabs were not displayed correctly when using a right-to-left text layout.
  • EditPad could not be minimized after clicking the taskbar button twice (but don’t double-click) while the icon next to the system clock and the option to hide the taskbar button are enabled. Clicking on the icon next to the system clock allowed EditPad to be minimized again.
  • EditPad could not be restored by clicking the taskbar button directly if it was minimized while the Clip Collection panel was open and AceText was running. Starting a new EditPad instance did restore the running instance and shutting down AceText made the problem go away.
  • File Types|Colors and Syntax: Selecting “Clickable URLs” syntax coloring significantly slowed down EditPad 7’s handling of files with extremely long lines.
  • Forum: The Help|Forum menu item now restores the forum window if it was minimized.
  • Forum: With the EditPad icon next to the system clock enabled, clicking on one of the forum links in the help file to discuss a help topic caused EditPad to try to connect to the forum each time EditPad was restarted after closing it but not fully exiting it.
  • Options|Text Layout: Changes made to the text layout configuration via Options|Text Layout were not preserved when restarting EditPad Pro unless other preferences were also changed after changing the text layout configuration.
  • Search: The Loop Automatically option fails to loop if there is only one file open and the All Files search option is turned on.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.2 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.1 – 30 May 2011

New features:

  • Forum: Attach file being edited.
  • Forum: Attach search panel settings.

Improvements:

  • File Types: Ignore unquoted spaces before and after each file mask in the list of file masks.
  • Forum: Forum window stays enabled when EditPad’s main window is showing a modal dialog box.
  • Search: Preserve state of the Highlight option when restarting EditPad.
  • Search: Take the whole search match (selection) into account rather than just the end of the search match (cursor position) when scrolling the text to put the search match into view.

Bug fixes:

  • Double-clicking on whitespace at the start or end of a line should not select the line break and any whitespace on the previous or next line.
  • Extra|Delete Duplicate Lines failed with an access violation in EditPad Lite. The file being edited was unaffected by this.
  • Open and save dialog boxes did not appear when “disable visual themes” was turned on in the compatibility settings for EditPad. Since EditPad is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7, you should not turn on any of the compatibility settings.
  • Options|Font: If only one file is open, changing that file’s font and then closing it does not use the default font for the new blank Untitled 1 file, even though it uses all other default settings for that file.
  • Proxy settings were not saved unless you changed other preferences too.
  • Search: Hiding the search toolbar, using the full search panel, closing the full search panel, and showing the search toolbar again did not update the search toolbar with the search term last used on the full search panel.
  • Search: Line by line searches using regular expressions did not restrict the full regex match to a single line.
  • Search: Pasting into the search and replace drop-down lists failed with a beep if the text on the clipboard included a line break; now it will paste the first line.
  • Search: Pressing Enter in the Search drop-down list on the search toolbar (when not using the full search panel) always moved keyboard focus to the main editor, even when that option was disabled in the Search Preferences.
  • Text Layout Configuration window now has scroll bars when the whole window doesn’t fit on the screen.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.1 release notes

EditPad Lite 7.0.0 – 16 May 2011

EditPad Pro features now available in EditPad Lite:

  • Character map.
  • Clip collection.
  • Command line parameters for opening the file at a particular line or character. This will allow the next free minor updates of RegexBuddy, RegexMagic, and PowerGREP to select search matches in EditPad Lite 7, like they already can with EditPad Pro 6.
  • Extra, Sort.
  • Extra, Trim Whitespace.
  • Preferences, Keyboard: Configure keyboard shortcuts.
  • Preferences, Save Files: Auto-save and backup options.
  • Preferences, Shortcuts: Create “Open with EditPad” context menu item.
  • Search: Regular expression support.
  • Search: Highlight search matches.
  • Search: Incremental search.
  • Large toolbar icons.

New features:

  • Automatic ASCII->Unicode interpretation for encodings that use sequences of ASCII characters to encode Unicode characters. This works with files encoded in VIQR, ASCII+\uFFFF, ASCII+&#xFFFF, ASCII+&#65535; and ASCII+&html;. E.g. for ASCII+&html; typing &eacute; inserts those 8 ASCII characters into the file. When you type the ; the whole sequence will appear as é in EditPad. For VIQR, typing e’ inserts those two ASCII characters, and EditPad will show é. If you want the ASCII codes to appear literally, you have to escape them yourself. EditPad does not automatically encode & as &amp; for ASCII+&html; or ‘ as \’ for VIQR. If you type in é with one of these encodings, EditPad will display the é and insert &eacute; or e’ into the file.
  • Character Map: Buttons to insert the character, its code page index in dec/hex, its Unicode code point in dec/hex or its XML entity.
  • Character Map: Filter map on Unicode blocks and scripts in addition to or instead of Unicode properties.
  • Character Map: Look up characters by typing in their code points.
  • Context menu item on file tabs to copy the file’s path to the clipboard.
  • Convert|Text Encoding: ArmSCII (Armenian).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: ASCII+\uFFFF ASCII+&#xFFFF ASCII+&#65535; ASCII+&html;
  • Convert|Text Encoding: EUC-CN (Simplified Chinese).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: EUC-JP (Japanese).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: EUC-KR (Korean).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: EUC-TW (Traditional Chinese).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: GEOSTD8 (Georgian).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: HZ (Simplified Chinese) (conversion only; no direct editing).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: ISCII (Indic).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: ISIRI-3342 (Persian).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: ISO-2022-CN (RFC 1922) (conversion only; no direct editing).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: ISO-2022-JP (RFC 1468), ISO-2022-JP-1 (RFC 2237), ISO-2022-JP-2 (RFC1554) (conversion only; no direct editing). Also known as “JIS”.
  • Convert|Text Encoding: ISO-2022-KR (RFC 1557) (conversion only; no direct editing).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: Kamenický (Czech and Slovak).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: KZ-1048 (Kazach).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: Macintosh character sets.
  • Convert|Text Encoding: Mazovia (Polish).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: MIK (Bulgarian).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: PTCP154 (Cyrillic Asian).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: TSCII (Tamil; conversion only; no direct editing).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: US-ASCII (7-bit).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: UTF-7 (conversion only; no direct editing).
  • Convert|Text Encoding: Vietnamese code pages: VISCII, VIQR/Vietnet, VNI, VPS, TCVN
  • Convert|Text Encoding: YUSCII.
  • Edit, Insert Date and Time, Other Date and Time: Screen that list all available date and time placeholders to easily build up a date and time format.
  • Edit, Insert Date and Time: History menu with recently used date/time formats instead of a single fixed date/time format configured in the preferences.
  • EditPad Lite can now be licensed (purchased) for business and government use. It is still free for personal use.
  • Extra, Consolidate blank lines: multiple blank lines are replaced by a single blank line.
  • Extra, Remove blank lines.
  • File Types, Colors: Ability to create multiple user-defined presets.
  • File Types, Colors: Ability to select a color preset for each file type, to allow different file types to use different color combinations.
  • File Types, Colors: Color buttons show a color wheel to select any color instead of boxes for entering R,G,B numbers.
  • File Types, Editor: Font and text layout can now be configured per file type.
  • File Types, Encoding: Option to auto-detect ASCII+UCN and ASCII+XML entities.
  • File Types: Choose the default file type for new files.
  • File Types: Multiple file types can now be selected at the same time in the file type configuration screen and any changes made in the file type configuration screen are applied to all selected file types.
  • File, Save Copy As: Checkbox on the Save dialog to open the copy of the file in EditPad right after saving the copy (Windows Vista and 7 only).
  • Go|Next Editing Position: Move in the opposite way from Go|Previous Editing Position. EditPad now remembers 16 editing positions per file instead of just 4.
  • Keyboard: Ctrl+punctuation key combinations for typing of accented characters on a keyboard that does not support them.
  • Keyboard: Key 5 on the numeric keypad scrolls the view to center the cursor in the screen when Num Lock is off.
  • Options, Right-to-Left: Toggle between left-to-right and right-to-left writing.
  • Options, Text Layout: Increase or reduce the line height and character width by one or more pixels, for a tighter or roomier display. Add one or more pixels of extra line spacing to make lines easier to distinguish. Set everything to zero to emulate EditPad 5 and 6. Set font size adjustment to zero, and extra line spacing to 1 pixel to emulate EditPad 4.
  • Options, Text Layout: Option to display ASCII characters using full-width characters when a file is detected to contain ideographs, so columns made with spaces and tabs line up nicely when ASCII and ideographs are mixed.
  • Options, Text Layout: Option to force the editor to be monospaced, even when a proportionally spaced font is used.
  • Options, Text Layout: Option to toggle Ctrl+Left/Right between always going to the start of the next word (like programming editors) instead select the next word (EditPad style).
  • Options, Text Layout: Option to treat all non-whitespace non-word characters as word characters, as whitespace characters (as in EPP 6), or to ignore them when double-clicking on a word to select it, or when using Ctrl+Del etc.
  • Options, Text Layout: Presets and custom selections with combination of font, reading order, cursor movement, cursor appearance, and character spacing.
  • Preferences, Cursors: Backspace unindents when Auto Indent is turned on in the Options menu. In EditPad 6 pressing backspace when there is only whitespace to the left of the cursor unindents the line when auto indent is on. Turning off this option restores the EditPad Pro 5 behavior, where backspace always deletes one character to the left of the text cursor.
  • Preferences, Cursors: Option to make arrow left and right move the cursor at the left/right edge of the selection and clear the selection (like Notepad does) instead of moving the cursor left/right one character and clearing the selection (like Wordpad does).
  • Preferences, Cursors: Smart End key.
  • Preferences, Editor: Automatically turning on “selection only” when pressing Ctrl+F with a selection that spans multiple lines is now an option.
  • Preferences, Editor: Double-clicking a word instantly highlights all occurrences of that word.
  • Preferences, Editor: Option to always highlight the active line, even when the editor does not have keyboard focus.
  • Preferences, Editor: Option to disable drag-and-drop editing as some people find it a little to easy to made inadvertant changes while clicking about with the mouse.
  • Preferences, Editor: Option to make Ctrl+Wheel change the font size (zoom) instead of scroll one page. Zooms individual edit boxes without changing the font in the text layout configuration.
  • Preferences, Open Files: Option to automatically reload all modified files when switching from another application to EditPad, instead of just the active file.
  • Preferences, Open Files: Option to automatically reload local files, but not network files.
  • Preferences, Panels: Change the font and colors used by the side panels.
  • Preferences, Save Files: Backup option to add the date and time as an extension.
  • Preferences, Save Files: Option to specify a specific folder to create all backup files in.
  • Preferences, Save Files: Quick backup option that moves files and saves a new file (like EditPad Pro 6), vs. an overwrite option that makes a backup copy and overwrites the original file (like EditPad Pro 4 and 5). The key difference is that while the former option is faster, only the latter will guarantee that the file saved keeps all of its file attributes. Particularly if the file is on a non-Windows system this will make a difference, as EditPad cannot control the file attributes like UNIX file ownership that Windows does not control.
  • Preferences, Save Files: Single backup appending ~.
  • Preferences, Tabs: Font.
  • Preferences, Tabs: Option to add new tabs at the end instead of to the right of the active tab.
  • Preferences, Tabs: Option to have an X button directly on each tab.
  • Preferences, Tabs: Use most recent order when switching tabs with Ctrl+Tab.
  • Print preview: Select any of the color schemes defined in the Color Preferences, and remember the selected scheme in relation to the one used for the editor.
  • Read Only: Toggle read only status via an item in the context menu of a file’s tab.
  • Search, Instant Highlight: Automatically highlight all occurrences of the selected text.
  • Search, Inverted Line by Line: Match lines that do not contain the search term.
  • Search, Line by Line: Search each line separately, and select the entire line if it contains the search term.
  • Search, Toggle Search Panel: Toggles the visibility of the search panel, without changing the search text.
  • Search: A progress bar now appears for long searches, allowing the search to be aborted.
  • Search: Cut or copy all search matches to the clipboard.
  • Search: Placeholders %MATCH%, %MATCHN%, %LINE%, %LINEN%, and %FILE% with padding and arithmetic options.
  • Search: Search toolbar can now be used shown with or without the full search panel with multi-line search and replace edit controls. Small search and replace boxes appear on the toolbar when the search panel is hidden.
  • Side panels can now be docked anywhere and made to float.
  • Tabs: Holding down the Control button on the keyboard while clicking the X button on the tabs or pressing down the mouse wheel closes the tab without saving the file.
  • Tip of the day: Previous Tip button.
  • Toolbar and Menus: Side panel commands can now be added to context menus and the main toolbar.
  • Toolbar and Menus: The main menu, all the toolbars and most of the context menus can now be configured by right-clicking and selecting Configure, allowing all items to be rearranged and unused items to be removed.
  • Toolbar and Menus: Toolbars can now be docked anywhere or made to float.
  • Unicode file name support.
  • Unicode signature (BOM) status bar indicator, and an easy way to toggle writing the BOM for individual files.

Improvements:

  • Block|Write and Block|Append have been renamed to Block|Write to File and Block|Append to File for clarity.
  • Convert|Text Encoding: Converting from Unicode or any of the other legacy Vietnamese encodings to Windows 1258 now decomposes characters so that Vietnamese characters that are represented with combining marks in Windows 1258 are properly converted.
  • Create Portable Installation: If a PortableApps folder exists, install into a subfolder of that folder instead of into a subfolder in the root of the drive.
  • Drag and drop: Bring EditPad to front when dropping a file or text onto it.
  • Drag and drop: Drag URLs as URLs rather than as text, so they can be dropped on a web browser to open them.
  • Drag and drop: Dragging a tab now shows an image of the tab while dragging.
  • Drag and drop: Dragging and dropping text onto the selected text (e.g. from the main editor onto the selected search term after opening the search panel) now replaces the selected text rather than inserting the dropped text in the middle of it when not using persistent selections.
  • Edit|Delete Line: Do not move the cursor to the start of the line.
  • Edit|Redo: The keyboard shortcut for Redo was changed to Ctrl+Y to be more in line with other Windows applications. You can change it back to Ctrl+R via Options, Preferences, Keyboard.
  • Editor: Moving the cursor up and down when using a proportionally spaced font now maintains the horizontal pixel position instead of the column position of the cursor.
  • Editor: Tabs now line up correctly when using a proportionally spaced font.
  • Editor: The mouse pointer is now updated when the text scrolls underneath it (e.g. to change to a hand pointing at a link).
  • EditPad 7 runs side by side with EditPad 4, 5, and 6 instead of reactivating a running instance of EditPad 4, 5, or 6 like those versions do. EditPad 7 only reactivates EditPad 7 instances.
  • Eliminated 3d sunken border as to put the scroll bar against the edge of the screen if EditPad is maximized, making it very easy to hit with the mouse.
  • Exit item is now at the bottom of the right-click menu of EditPad’s icon next to the system clock for consistency with other Windows applications.
  • Extra|Delete Duplicate Lines: Options what to delete: 1st occurrence of duplicate lines, 2nd and following occurrences of duplicate lines, and/or non-duplicated lines.
  • File Types, Colors: Make the color for links configurable.
  • File Types, Colors: The bold, italic, and underline checkboxes are now hidden for items on which they have no effect.
  • File Types: Eliminated the distinction between core file types and other file types, so all file types can be reordered or deleted.
  • File Types: Exporting file types saves all selected file types into a single .ini file.
  • File Types: Importing file types now asks if file types that are already in the list should be replaced or not if some are determined to be duplicates (only works with file types exported from EditPad 7).
  • File, New: Automatically number untitled files.
  • File|Reload from disk: Auto-detect the file type based on the contents of the reloaded file if the file is using the “any file” file type.
  • File|Reopen: Add files when closing them, and remove them when opening them, to make the Reopen menu an easy way to retrieve accidentally closed files instead of a list of recently opened files that mostly shows files you have already open at the top.
  • Go, Back and Go, Forward move back and forward between files in the order they were last edited. These replace View, Previously Edited File which rotated through the last 5 files.
  • HTML meta tag check for determining the file’s encoding now supports the new HTML5 charset meta tag. <meta charset="iso-8859-15"> must be in the first 512 bytes of the document.
  • Keyboard: Do not use default keyboard shortcuts with Ctrl+Alt+letter if a keyboard layout is installed that uses AltGr, to prevent conflicts between Ctrl+Alt+letter and AltGr+letter.
  • Keyboard: Tab key respects overwrite mode and replaces the next character(s) with the tab or its equivalent in spaces.
  • Keyboard: When expanding a selection with Shift+Up/Down, select everything to the start/end of the file when up/down is pressed with the cursor already on the first/last line. Moving the cursor away again from the first or last line restores the cursor’s previous column position.
  • Mouse: Double-click on spaces to select a run of spaces, just like double-clicking on a letter selects words.
  • Opening a file via Windows Explorer (or any other application) should place the tab for the new file after the tab for the current file, instead of at the end. The File|Open menu item in EditPad does the same. Closing the new file then reactivates the previously edited file.
  • Paste: In Overwrite mode, pasting text should overwrite just like typing text does.
  • Preferences, Import: Preferences exported by previous versions of EditPad can be imported.
  • Preferences, Save Files: Turning on the option to automatically save working copies every few minutes now causes EditPad Pro to save working copies and leave them behind instead of prompting to save when you shut down Windows while EditPad has unsaved files open.
  • Preferences, System: The option to save settings into an .ini file instead of the registry has been removed. EditPad now always uses an .ini file. On some systems, EditPad took a long time to close, possibly due to anti-spyware software checking registry writes, making them very slow.
  • Read Only: Files forced to be read-only via the status bar indicator or the Open File dialog checkbox do not lose their read-only status when reloading from disk.
  • Reload from disk prompt now has a button for closing the file.
  • Search, Highlight: Highlighting multi-line search matches (which require the whole file to be scanned from the top rather than just the visible part) is now done in a background thread. If match highlighting hasn’t reached the visible part of the file yet, it is displayed immediately without search matches until highlighting catches up, rather than waiting for all the matches to be found.
  • Search, Highlight: Highlighting of search matches is now updated instantly as you type in the search match instead of after a fixed 2-second delay.
  • Search: Alt+Letter mnemonics for search options that take priority over main menu items when the search panel has keyboard focus.
  • Search: Ctrl+F starts the search if the search box already has keyboard focus.
  • Search: Option checkboxes have been replaced with toolbar buttons.
  • Search: Remember the visibility of the search panel and its size between EditPad sessions.
  • Search: Selecting Remove All in one of the history menus now clears all 3.
  • Spell check: The replacements added to the user word list now take precedence over the main dictionary. This allows you to delete words from the dictionary by adding an automatic replacement for that word.
  • Undo: Changes made before and after saving a file now always result in separate items in the undo history, so there is always a way to undo to the point of each save. E.g. type “foo”, save, type “bar”, undo removes “bar” instead of “foobar”.
  • View, New Editor: How the new editor is opened can now be configured in a submenu of the View, New Editor command rather than via the Preferences screen.
  • View, New Editor: Starting a new editor that splits the current editor now resets the size of the original editor when the new editor is closed and the original editor was not resized after the new editor was started.
  • Vista & 7: EditPad now scales itself instead of letting Windows handle the scaling when the font size in Windows has been increased by more than 125% (i.e. the display resolution is more than 120 DPI) resulting in a much crisper appearance of EditPad.
  • When EditPad is closed while maximized on a multi-monitor system, it now remembers which monitor it was maximized on in addition to being maximized.
  • Windows 7: Long operations that show a popup window with a progress meter now also indicate the progress on the taskbar button.

See also: EditPad Lite 7.0.0 release notes