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EmEditor v17.0.0 beta 1

Today, we are releasing EmEditor v17.0.0 beta 1.

Notes: Beta versions are updated frequently. In order to update automatically to future beta versions, please select Select Update Channel on the Help menu, and select Betas.

Updates from v16.9.3 include:

New General Features

  • Greatly improved the EmEditor launch speed by optimizing the code to save settings and others (especially for the portable versions or when many macros are registered to My Macros). See the test results table below.

Test results:

v16.9.1 v16.9.3 v17.0 Comparison to v16.9.1
Launch Time 5.45 seconds 0.734 seconds 0.156 seconds 34.9 times faster

* 64-bit portable version (using INI files), 119 macros registered to My Macros, 9 plug-ins, 20 recently used files, 20 recently used folders, 10 recently used fonts. Measured the time between when the first code was executed and when the program initialization was finished, Windows 10 (64-bit) Core i7-4790 16GB RAM.

  • When the Save Cursor Position and Bookmarks check box is set in the History page of the Customize dialog box, previous versions save cursor positions and bookmarks only for recently used files. The new version saves the information up to specified days (maximum 30,000 days). Moreover, the bookmarks can be indefinitely remembered by the option.
  • If a read-only file was detected during Replace in Files, a warning message is now displayed in the Output Bar.

New Options

  • Moved the Save Cursor Position and Bookmarks check box from the File page to the History page of the Customize dialog box.
  • Added the Number of Days to Save text box and the Never Clear Bookmarks check box were added to the History page of the Customize dialog box.
  • Added the Clear History dialog box, which will be displayed when the Clear History button is clicked in the History page of the Customize dialog box.
  • Added the Use Default Keywords check box to the Highlight (1) page of configuration properties.

New Commands

  • Delete Old Settings

Plug-in New Features

  • Added the Click to run a macro check box and the Macro File Filter text box to the Explorer plug-in Properties, and the Explorer plug-in allows you to click a macro file to run the macro instead of editing the macro.
  • Added the Run this Macro with EmEditor command to the context menu displayed in the Explorer plug-in custom bar.

Macro New Features

  • The ExecuteMacro method was added to the Editor object.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a certain bug related to the Delete Duplicate Lines command.

To Download

These files will be deleted when official release versions become available. The official releases can be downloaded at the Download page.

Remarks

When this version is first launched, the old settings will be converted to the new settings. The old settings will remain, but selecting the Delete Old Settings command will clear the old settings at anytime later. This version might not be compatible with old plug-ins and macros. Specifically, plug-ins and macros that depend on the registry information listed in the Technical Information below might not work anymore. Please verify if this version works with your plug-ins and macros, and please let us know if there are any issues at the beta forum or by emails so that we can resolve those issues. If you are using Aye Wong’s MacroPopupMenu2, please download and run a new macro called PopupMacros.jsee. If you are using a macro to set the current macro temporarily, please rewrite it by using the new ExecuteMacro method (refer to the PopupMacros.jsee macro as a sample).

Technical Information

Obsolete registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\ActiveString
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Macros
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\PlugIns
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent File List
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent Folder List
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent Font List
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent Insert List
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent Workspace List

Obsolete registry values in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Config\(Configuration Name) (including already obsolete values on older versions):

Accel
Clr11
Clr12
Clr14
Clr14_2
Clr14_3
Clr14_6
Clr15_4
Clr15_8
Clr2
Clr3
ClrPreview
ClrVar
ConfigCopiedFrom
DevMode
DevNames
GuideArray
HW
HW2, HW3, HW4, ...
IgnoreIndent
RegexIndentBegin
RegexIndentEnd
RegexIndentStatement
InitialFolder
LineComment1
LineComment2
MaxFindPreview
NW
OutlineBar
OutlineBarInit
OutlineComments
OutlineGuide
OutlineGuideInit
OutlineGuideMax
OutlineHideMatch
OutlineIndentType
OutlineLevelSize
OutlineMatch-1 ... OutlineMatch-32
OutlineRegex-1 ... OutlineRegex-32
OutlineReplace-1 ... OutlineReplace-32
OutlineVer
OutlineViewLevel
PIK
PIKM
PIKT
Tmpl

Obsolete registry values in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Common:

RecentFilterList (obsolete on v16.9)

Newly added data files:

%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Common\ActiveS.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Common\FileAttr.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Common\Macros.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Common\PlugIns.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Common\RecentFilterList.bin (Added on v16.9)
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Config\(Configuration Name)\Accel.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Config\(Configuration Name)\ClrPreview.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Config\(Configuration Name)\ClrVar.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Config\(Configuration Name)\DevInfo.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Config\(Configuration Name)\NW.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Config\(Configuration Name)\HW.bin
%APPDATA%\Emurasoft\EmEditor\Config\(Configuration Name)\PropEx.bin

Please post any questions or comments at Beta Forums.

Thank you for continue using EmEditor!

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