The cursor shape used to look like ‘I’ but now it looks like a solid rectangle. When I type a letter, it is not inserted but overwrites an existing character. What happened?
“Overwrite” mode is turned on. Press the Insert key on your keyboard to toggle “Overwrite” mode.
Can I display single-byte spaces as any marks?
Yes. Go to Tools | Properties for Current Configuration, open the Marks page, and check the Show Spaces check box.
How can I display continuous line numbers from page to page?
On the General page in Tools | Properties for Current Configuration, uncheck the Show Page Numbers check box.
I don’t like the new Windows XP style toolbars. Can I use the old toolbar buttons?
Yes. Select Customize Toolbars… from the Tools menu, and select 16 color.
How do I display an underline at the cursor position?
On the Scroll page of Tools | Properties for Current Configuration, in the Options list, check Horizontal Line.
How do I find the number of the words in the selection?
The Word Count plug-in displays the number of words in the selection.
How do I display line numbers?
Toggle on View | Line Numbers.
In XHTML and XML documents, XML files, text inside a tag and the matching tag at the cursor becomes highlighted. Can you disable this behavior?
Yes, in Tools | Properties for Current Configuration for the HTML and XML configuration properties, go to the Highlight (2) page and clear the Highlight Matching Tag check box.
A backslash character is displayed as a Japanese Yen or Korean Won mark.
Depending on a font you use, a backslash character
\ (U+005C) can be displayed as a Japanese Yen or Korean Won mark
¥. Please read Yen and yuan sign for historical reasons.
How can I display emoji in full colors?
Go to Tools | Customize…, go to the Text Rendering page, and check Use DirectWrite.
How can I select large icons for toolbars?
Go to Tools | Customize Toolbars…, and select Use Large Icons.
Can I change the Tray Icon on the Task bar to my favorite icon?
Yes. Run Registry Editor, and navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Common. Right-click and create a new String Value called
TrayIconFile. Set the string to the icon file path. Create a DWORD value called
TrayIconIndex and set it to the icon index in the file.