Software Update: RJ TextEd 15.50

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Version 15.50 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. Since version 15.45, the following changes and improvements have been made:

RJ TextEd version 15.50

Word/Selection highlighting

The highlight color is now different for each word or selected phrase you want to highlight. So if you select eg 3 different words – they will be highlighted using different colors.

Brace Highlighting

You can now highlight matching braces as bold, underlined or framed. With or without a background color. You can also use a background only if you set the type to “None”. Options can be found in [Environment/Themes/Customize…]† Also fixed a few issues with background color.

Highlight Expressions

Fixed an issue with regular expressions.

Added a menu item to the editor context menu.
(It was previously only available in the Search->Highlight menu)

Windows XP

Fixed some issues with open file dialog.

Syntax highlighters

Updated the bash highlighter to add functions to the code explorer. Changed how folding works and how strings are highlighted.


  • Chinese language issue in installer.
  • Possible FTP reconnect issue with “Keep alive”.


  • Install issue when using standard user accounts.
  • Some minor issues found while coding.

RJ TextEd version 15.49 (2nd release for Windows XP/Vista


Startup issue on Windows XP.

RJ TextEd version 15.49


  • Updated JavaScript syntax to handle Template Literals (template strings).
  • Updated PHP syntax to handle execution operators.

Search dialog

You can now use Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab to switch between tabs.


  • Calling editor with command line switches when the editor is already open.
  • Alt shortcuts in search dialog.
  • XML fold issue.

RJ TextEd version 15.48


  • Syntax editor theme issue.
  • Issue with line breaks in selection of empty lines.
  • Issues when “Run as administrator”.
  • Goto matching bracket should work even if brace highlighting is disabled.

RJ TextEd version 15.47


Some Emmet Abbreviation Issues.

RJ TextEd version 15.46

Emmet Abbreviations

Added support for the standard Emmet lorem abbreviation.

Ex1. p>lorem100
Ex2. ul>lorem10.item*4
Ex3. lorem120


  • Exception message when changing theme.

Version number 15.50
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows 11
Website Rickard Johansson
License type Freeware
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