Software Update: RJ TextEd 14.40

Version 14.40 of RJ TextEd has been released. This free Swedish-made text editor has several features, which are especially interesting for software and web developers, such as syntax highlighting, autocompletion, extensive selection and sorting options and an embedded (s)ftp client. The program is being developed for Windows, but can also be used under Linux via Wine. The following improvements have been made in this release:

Chrome Preview

Updated component and libraries to version 79.0.3945.


Made some changes and fixed a few issues. Both SSL explicit and SSL implicit connections should work better now.

If the server certificate isn’t deemed valid during the validation process, a window is opened containing information about the certificate – allowing the user to examine the certificate and except or abort the connection. If the user accepts the certificate – the decision is remembered and the certificate window is not presented again.

FTP profiles

Made some minor visual changes in dialog windows.

Document Views

Changed the document view layout. Views are now aligned in a maximum of three columns. Each column can have two views (top and bottom).

It may seem similar to how it worked before and most users may not see any difference. But some layouts are now possible, that wasn’t previously. The document view drop down selector should be more intuitive to use as well.

File open dialog window

Added a new option to add opened files to the most recently used list (MRU).

This is, of course, the standard behavior. But the option allows you to open files without adding them to the MRU list.


Added support for markdown files. Supported abbreviations are:

a = link b = bold bq = blockquote code = inline code snippet h1..h6 = heading. Eg h2 = ## Heading 2 hr = horizontal rule i = italic img = image ol = ordered list pre = code block with language based highlighting strike = strike through table = table ul = unordered list @l or @l80 = create lorem generated text

  • Toolbar button for Character viewer was added. Enable in “Customize toolbars…”.


  • Site synchronization issues.
  • Site synchronize exclude issues.
  • Minor issue in site options.
  • Minor mouse cursor issue on auto completion list box.
  • Auto completion with array [].
  • Compatibility issue with WordWeb and default shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+W).
  • A few menu language issues.
  • Undo issue in column mode.
  • Runscript issue.

Version number 14.40
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Rickard Johansson
License type Freeware