EditPad Lite is a general-purpose text editor, designed to be small and compact, yet offer all the functionality you expect from a basic text editor. EditPad Lite works with Windows NT4, 98, 2000, ME, XP and Vista.
- Drag and drop: Drag tabs from EditPad to Windows Explorer to copy the
- Drag and drop: Drag tabs from one EditPad instance to another. Hold down
Shift to move the file between the instances, instead of opening it twice.
Unsaved files can be dragged.
- Drag and drop: Dragging text from one EditPad instance to another with
the Shift key held down will now move the text (i.e. deleting it from the
- Drag and drop: When dropping files with the Alt key held down, insert
the full path to the file into the clip rather than the file's contents.
This works with files dragged from Windows Explorer (or any other
application) as well as tabs dragged from EditPad.
- File Types, Encoding: Option to write the BOM only if already present,
using the write/don't write option as the default for new files.
- Setup: Create Portable Installation directly from the self-extracting
setup. The Install on Removable Drive menu item in the Help menu was
renamed for consistency.
- When saving a file, check if the encoding matches the XML declaration or
the HTML content-type meta tag (if either of these is present). The reason
for this is that when you open a file, EditPad looks for an XML
declaration and HTML content-type meta tag. If either of these is found,
the encoding specified in it overrides any settings you made in the file
type configuration. This means that if you save a file with an incorrect
XML declaration or HTML content-type meta tag, EditPad will open it with
the wrong encoding next time, as would any other application that supports
XML or HTML.
- EditPad now uses a plain menu bar without images if a screen reader is
running when you start EditPad, as some screen readers cannot read
EditPad's owner-drawn menus.
- Screen readers will now properly "see" spaces in EditPad's
editor control. This was broken since version 6.1.0 due to the fix to
force consistent spacing when Windows XP does font substitution. This fix
is still in place, but now improved to be compatible with screen readers.
- U3: The U3 version of EditPad Lite 6.3.x failed to save its preferences;
EditPad Pro did not have this problem.
Tools and Utilities
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