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editor2 (lightweight text editor)

#1 Post by Midas » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:33 am

Zabkat's (https://www.zabkat.com/) editor2 has been mentioned a few times here at TPFC forums but has no single topic really fit to post news and updates. Well, that ends now.

The closest thing I have found to a dedicated homepage is this 2010 blog post containing some portability workaround (that, luckily, has seen big improvement since then; editor2 is now natively portable):


Editor² begun its life as an embedded thread in 2xExplorer [...] Although it won't substitute your main editor (say for writing your source code), it is nevertheless a very compact quick'n'dirty editor/viewer thingme to be appreciated by programmers and lay users alike.
In 'editor2.txt' file included in xplorer2 download packages

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Let me quote myself on the peculiar arrangement of editor2 distribution:
Midas wrote: Although Editor2 is freeware, it doesn't have a separate download location, and has to be extracted from the Xplorer2 trial package -- downloadable at http://www.zabkat.com. (BTW, the corresponding files are: ed2skin.png, Editor2.txt, editor2_64.exe, editor2_64.exe.manifest, editor2_UC.exe, editor2_UC.exe.manifest.)
Editor2 latest version is currently v2.9.5.0 (no specific changelog) -- it's included with any xplorer2 v4.2.0.1 release.

Please note that if looking for the 64-bit version, you'll have to grab it from the corresponding non-free Pro or Ultimate download packages.

Editor2 is made portable by placing an empty 'ed2.ini' file in its folder before first run.

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Re: editor2 (lightweight text editor)

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:10 pm

Thanks for giving the program it's own thread. The topic definitely comes up often enough that a source is called for.

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Re: editor2 (lightweight text editor)

#3 Post by Midas » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:37 am

Editor2 v2.9.6.0 released (no individual changelog, see below).

Relevant snippet from 'changes.txt' regarding xplorer2 v4.3.0.0 released 2019-10-29:

* Internal editor² version 2.96 with better handling of high DPI screens. If you need it in dark mode, tweak the background colors to taste from program settings (VIEW > OPTIONS menu).

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Re: editor2 (lightweight text editor)

#4 Post by Midas » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:58 am

Editor2 v2.9.7.1 released 2020-10-25 (no individual changelog, see below).

Relevant snippet from 'changes.txt' accompanying xplorer2 v4.5.0.1, released on the same date:

* editor² build 2971 adds automatically managed frequent document list in FILE menu

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