Software Update: UltraEdit

IDM Computer Solutions has released version 26 of UltraEdit. This one multifunctional text editor can handle plain ascii text, but hexadecimal files and html files are no problem either. Furthermore, the program has features such as macros, vertical block selection, syntax highlighting, a built-in ftp client and spell check in various languages. The changelog for this release looks like this:

UltraEdit version 26.00 changes:

  • powerful command palette
    • Easy and quick access to all of UltraEdit’s functionality and settings via Ctrl + Shift + P
    • Filter commands in search box at top
    • Pin favorite commands / settings to top of list
    • Access recently used commands in MRU list
    • Run macros, scripts, and user tools directly from command palette
  • JavaScript / CSS minifier and decompressor
    • JS/CSS drop down includes reformat, compress, and JavaScript Ribbon options
    • New “Formatting” group in Coding tab containing all code reformatting tools
  • Re-engineered code folding
    • Open – and fold – huge source files (up to 500 MB)
    • Faster parsing of huge files with foldable code
    • Much more accurate and better performing folding
  • Macro performance overhaul
    • In many cases, macros complete in 1/3rd of the time or previous versions – in some cases, even faster!
    • Improved macro performance and stability for huge files
  • Highlight all occurrences of string on double-click (no Shift required)
    • Configure under Advanced » Settings » Search » Advanced
  • Hints bar
    • See tips and hints contextualized to the work you’re doing
    • Scroll through all hints
    • Hints are designed to be automatic and unobtrusive
  • New “Expand all” / “Collapse all” options in function list context menu
  • Status bar shows total number of lines in file
  • Modernized key mapping
    • Ability to re-map Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab (provides browser-like tab switching)
    • Replace in Files re-mapped to Ctrl + Shift + R
    • Quick record macro re-mapped to Ctrl + Shift + Q
    • Esc dismisses “Highlight all” highlighting
  • Various user interface, framework, and window improvements

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Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website IDM Computer Solutions
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License type Shareware