Software Update: EditPad Lite 8.1.2

JGsoft has released version 8.1.2 of its free text editor EditPad Lite. This program is not intended for programmers, who should use EditPad Pro, RJ TextEd or Notepad++. This is more of a replacement for the Notepad that comes with Windows. Unlike Notepad, EditPad Lite can open an unlimited number of files in the same screen, has no limit on the size of files to open, and the number of undos and redos is unlimited. EditPad Lite is free for private use, but businesses can purchase a license if there is no need for all extras that the Pro version offers. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

Improvements:

  • Preferences|Save Files: Do not prompt to save unsaved files when Windows shuts down if EditPad is still running in the background to show its icon in the notification area with files kept in memory because the option to save the workspace is enabled.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Saving untitled files automatically when closing them now saves them as “Untitled 1.txt” instead of as “Working Copy of Untitled 1.txt” and adds them to the File|Open submenu of recently closed files.
    This avoids confusion between untitled files that were saved automatically when you closed them and working copies of untitled files saved at regular intervals while you had them open. It also means they are no longer opened automatically next time EditPad starts unless you also turn on the option to automatically save and reopen the workspace.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Saving working copies at regular intervals is again enabled by default, as it was in EditPad 7.
  • Preferences|Save Files: The option for closing untitled files is now also used for files that were previously saved with a file name in the form of “Untitled 1.txt”.
    This avoids confusion between untitled files that were saved automatically when you closed them and working copies of untitled files saved at regular intervals while you had them open. It also means they are no longer opened automatically next time EditPad starts unless you also turn on the option to automatically save and reopen the workspace.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Turning off the option to automatically save working copies at regular intervals now stops EditPad from saving working copies when the computer sleeps and stops EditPad from automatically opening working copies.

Bug fixes:

  • Keyboard: Pressing Arrow Up when the cursor is at the very start of the file or pressing Arrow Down when the cursor is at the very end of the file now clear the selection when selections are not persistent just as happens when you press Arrow Up or Down when the cursor is elsewhere on the first or last line of the file.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Automatically saving working copies when the computer sleeps no longer causes the working copies to be treated as the actual files when the computer resumes from sleep.
  • Preferences|Save Files: Shutting down or restarting your PC while EditPad has files with unsaved changes open no longer saves those changes unless you have selected this preference; a working copy (if enabled) will be left behind instead as EditPad 7 used to do.
  • Search: Small Search and Replace boxes do not fully scroll back to the left when their text is cleared.
  • Tab stop positions were slightly off when using the left-to-right text layout with a proportionally spaced font.
  • Windows XP: EditPad did not open certain file with certain names such as PhotoData.txt when passed on the command line or when those files were double-clicked in Windwos Explorer (since 8.0.0).

Version number 8.1.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website JGsoft
Download http://download.jgsoft.com/editpad/SetupEditPadLite.exe
File size 17.52MB
License type Freeware
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