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Changes in Qedit for Windows 4.7.03
New Features and Enhancements
You can now ask Qedit to save your changes at regular intervals. You have to enable the
Save Automatically option on the General tab of the Preferences dialog.
Once enabled, you can specify the number of minutes between each save.
Note that the option applies to all the files currently opened. Qedit will do a Save on
each one. You can not disable the option for some files and enable it for others, nor can
you specify a different interval for individual files.
Split a Window Using Menu Commands
Up until now, you could only split windows using the mouse and the split boxes displayed
on the horizontal and vertical scroll bars. You can now split a window or a pane in half
using the Horizontal or Vertical commands in the Split Window sub-menu
of the Window menu.
Open Multiple Local Files
You can now open multiple local files at once. You can use the standard Windows key
CTRL to select them.
Let's assume that, somewhere in the file list, you have 3 files called:
SHIFT key allows you to select all files between the first and last
names selected. If you select ABC.txt, hold the
SHIFT key and select
GHI.txt. Windows automatically selects DEF.txt along with the other 2 files.
CTRL key allows you to select files that are not contiguous in the list.
Using the previous example, if you select ABC.txt, hold the
and select GHI.txt, only these 2 files will be selected. DEF.txt will be
Dialogs With Tabbed Formats
The Preferences dialog now uses a tabbed format.
The options from the previous Preferences dialog have been separated in groups based
on the functionality they apply to. There are 3 groups (or tabs): General,
Defaults and Searching. To switch between groups, simply click on the
Control Your Intelligent Mouse
Some newer models of mouse come with a wheel that allows you to scroll the screen without
moving the pointer to the scroll bar. As you spin the wheel, the text moves up or down. You
can control the scroll speed using the Mousewheel Acceleration slider on the
General tab of the Preferences dialog.
Display Invisible Characters
You can now display characters that are normally invisible, like spaces and tabs,
using the Show invisibles command of the View menu. If you enable this option,
space characters will appear as small dots and tab characters as small arrowheads
pointing to the right.
You can have this option enabled automatically for all files that you open by selecting
the appropriate option in the Defaults tab of the Preferences dialog. You can
also select a different color on the General tab of the Preferences dialog.
The Properties sub-menu of the File menu is now a tabbed dialog. The commands
in the sub-menu, Information and Options, are now separate tabs.
- The Smart search option is now working correctly on local files.
- When working in the MPE namespace on an MPE host, Qedit did not find a file if
the name entered in the File name text box of the Directory dialog
contained lower-case characters.
- Special and international characters were not detected as valid characters. This
prevented some functions like auto-indent and word selection
(Smart search) from working correctly.
- During a Save As operation on a host, the server did not return the
fully-qualified name to the client. This caused the document database to contain
incomplete information. Version 4.7.10 of the server now returns fully-qualified names.
- In some circumstances, the document database was not saved to disc.
- If some lines were to overflow during a Replace operation, Qedit incorrectly
reported that the problem was on line #0. Qedit now reports the correct record number.