Software Update: EditPad Lite 8.4.0

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JGsoft has released version 8.4.0 of the 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. Since version 8.3.0, the following improvements have been made:

EditPad Lite 8.4.0

New features:

  • Font used by the main menu, toolbars, and context menus can now be changed by right-clicking the main menu or any toolbar and selecting Menu Font.


  • Manifest now includes longPathAware to indicate support for paths longer than 260 characters (which EditPad has had since version 8.0.0).
  • Status bar now adjusts its height and the width of its panel to the size of the font.

Bug fixes:

  • Reducing font size after enabling line numbers no longer makes the cursor invisible at the start of the line.
  • Search|Highlight All: A zero-length regex match at the very end of the file is now highlighted.

EditPad Lite 8.3.1


  • Do not copy text in AceText’s clipboard if PowerGREP 2.xx is installed as this old version of PowerGREP was not correctly future-proofed for AceText’s new clipboard format.
  • Search: Allow Find Previous with a regular expression when the Line by Line search mode is active, going through the lines in the file from bottom to top and applying the regex to each line from left to right.

Bug fixes:

  • File Types|Encoding: If the default encoding is UTF-16 or UTF-32 but the file being opened is not a multiple of 2 or 4 bytes in size then open the file using the non-Unicode encoding instead of trimming the final bytes in the file to make it a multiple of 2 or 4 bytes in size. Previously, EditPad would check whether the file is likely valid UTF-16 or UTF-32 after the final bytes had been trimmed which could result in the file being opened using the non-Unicode encoding but with 1 or up to 3 characters missing at the end.
  • Search Options|Adapt Case: When searching in regular expressions mode (regardless of whether the seach term is a regex or a literal) and replacing with a literal string using the Adapt Case option, then doing a second replacement with a different replacement string continued to use the previous replacement until a regex match with different casing was found.
  • Search: Pasting 17 or more bytes from a hex editor into the small Search or Replace box failed with an access violation error.
  • Search: Regexes like \Gliteral that start with \G and then have nothing but literal text ignored the \G finding the literal text anywhere in the file.
  • Search|Replace Current as well as Replace and Find Next/Previous commands failed with an access violation error if the replacement text contained the %LINE% or %LINEN% match placeholders (8.3.0 only).

Version number 8.4.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website JGsoft
License type Freeware/Paid
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