BBEdit 11.6.1 Release Notes
BBEdit 11.6.1 contains fixes for reported issues, as well as refinements to new features that were added in BBEdit 11.6.
For details on all the new features and enhancements available in BBEdit 11, please see its release notes.
For detailed information on using any of BBEdit's features, please refer to the user manual (choose "User Manual" from BBEdit's Help menu).
BBEdit 11.6 requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and is compatible with OS X 10.11 "El Capitan".
The "Options" panel in the Multi-File Search window now provides control over whether to search Git ignored files or not.
The file filter popup menu for disk browsers and project windows
(available under the magnifying glass icon) now has a command:
"Git Ignored Files". This command controls whether
git-check-ignore is applied when filtering files for inclusion
in the sidebar. It's off by default, so any item which is
excluded by a
.gitignore file will be hidden.
The "Open File by Name" window gets a control to include Git ignored files in the results. (This has no effect when using an URL or entering a full file path.)
On the "Text Display" submenu of the View menu, there are three new commands: "Zoom In", "Zoom Out", and "Actual Size". Use these to change the magnification of the text in editing views. For convenience you can assign keyboard equivalents to these commands in the "Menus & Shortcuts" preferences.
The Find Differences command now offers an option to include Git ignored files when comparing folders.
The "List Display Font" setting in the Appearance preferences has been replaced with a slider to set the font size. Lists in the application all use the system font. Most will use the specified size, except in specific cases where circumstance requires the use of a fixed font size.
Added Command-K and Command-R as keyboard equivalents for "Check Syntax" and "Run", respectively. (These were chosen for compatibility with THINK C.)
Differences that have been applied are now crossed out in the Differences window list, in order to avoid janky font italicizing effects on some OS versions.
When using "Check Syntax" or "Run" on an unsaved or
untitled document, the application will now write out a temporary
copy of the document. In the case of untitled documents, the
temporary copy will be in the system-designated temporary items
location, which is arbitrary but generally not anywhere near
Fixed a case in which changes made by a
attachment script would trigger a subsequent warning about the
document having unsaved changes.
Made changes to improve performance when bringing up the Open File by Name window with very large Git projects.
Fixed a pair of bugs that conspired to prevent scratchpad documents (the Scratchpad and Unix Worksheet) from correctly remembering and restoring their state across open/close cycles.
Fixed bug in which files opened via the ODB external editor interface (e.g. from other file transfer clients) would show the path to the temporary file rather than the display path provided by the client.
Fixed Perforce configuration file discovery so
that config files (as specified in the
variable) whose names are something other than
Fixed a crash which would occur when changing a language-specific color scheme setting to "Application Defaults".
If a folder that you chose for a disk browser, instaproject (by
dragging it on to the application), multi-file search, or Find
Differences is itself ignored by a
.gitignore file, the
application ignores (see what I did there) that fact, and will
operate on its contents as usual.
The "BBEdit Light" and "BBEdit Classic" color schemes no longer include explicit highlight colors, thus allowing the system highlight color selection to apply.
Fixed crash which would occur when completing a Markup Builder panel operation with some attributes set to empty values.
Fixed bug in which the color used for highlighting selected items in lists wouldn't always track changes to the highlight color setting in the General system preferences.
Fixed a crash which would occur on OS X 10.12 when opening the Preferences window more than once during a run of the application. (This addresses Radar 27293621.)
Fixed bug in which PHP completion was not providing detailed parameter completions.
Fixed bug in which the File Info panel would fail to appear on OS X 10.9.5.
Fixed bug in which using up-arrow and down-arrow while in the Open File by Name window's search box would change the selection in the results list, without bringing it into view.
Worked around OS behavior on 10.11 in which the search box in the Open File by Name window would lose keyboard focus and not get it back when it should have.
Fixed bug in which changing the "Document navigation" setting in the Appearance preferences didn't take effect until you created a new window or restarted the application.
Fixed bug in which the file info panel for remote documents (opened via built-in FTP/SFTP or a third-party file transfer client) would show file information for the backing cache file, rather than hiding the Info and Permissions tabs as was intended.
When using "New Text Document", "New Folder", or "New HTML Document" on the contextual menu in instaprojects, the save panel will new point to a more predictable directory when possible.
The "Copy Path" commands on the Edit menu now behave reasonably for documents opened from remote sources via the built-in FTP/SFTP support as well as by external file-transfer clients.
Fixed a bug in which a -37 error would be reported when trying to save a new document with a name containing certain characters.
Improved the reporting of PCRE pattern errors in the "Replace All" sheet used for text factory operations.
Fixed bug in which keywords matched by the "Keyword Pattern" in a codeless language module were colored as comments rather than as keywords.
Fixed bug in which "Open Counterpart" and the Counterparts menu didn't find eligible files in the absence of data from the Open File by Name cache.
Text generated by AppleScripts run from clippings or "Run AppleScript Filter" text factory actions is now normalized to linefeeds before being applied.
If your default shell is
tcsh, shell worksheets will
bash instead, because
tcsh doesn't play nice in
Fixed bug in which filenames whose extensions ended with a decimal digit would not match a custom language mapping for that extension.
Made a change to resolve an SSL connection failure when attempting "Check for Updates" on macOS Sierra betas.
Fixed a layout goof in the Keyboard preferences on pre-10.11 OS versions.
Made a change so that
.editorconfig file discovery is no
longer attempted for documents opened via the built-in FTP/SFTP
Fixed a bug in progress reporting in which the progress dialog would occasionally be blank, except for the progress bar and Cancel button.
Added additional diagnostic logging to help diagnose cases in which Unix tool execution fails unexpectedly.
TeX comments no longer interfere with Balance operations.
When using the "Check Syntax" or "Run" commands for a
supported language, the command path in the
#! line is now
honored in preference to the language module's built-in command.
Any specific arguments for debugging (e.g.
-d for Perl) may be
added as needed, and if so will be added after any arguments
specified on the
Fixed a bug in which "Show Scratchpad" in the application dock menu didn't bring the Scratchpad to the front in situations where the application was in the background.
Updated the list of Perl keywords, and split Perl predefined functions into a separate list so that they're colored as predefined names, and not as language keywords.
Fixed cosmetic bug in which items in the recently used search strings popup (in the Find and Multi-File Search windows) had backslashes escaped.
Fixed bug in which the general-purpose "Unix Script Output" log
would be nested one folder deeper in
than it should have been.
Fixed a crash which would occur when using a property specifier as the source for a scripted multi-file search/replace/text factory operation.
Text output from Unix scripts and filters is now normalized, so that any carriage return (ASCII 13) characters are converted to the internal representation, rather than appearing as gremlins.
Fixed bug in which collapsing and then expanding the "Currently Open Documents" section in a project's sidebar while the "Projects" section was collapsed could result in the items in the Currently Open Documents list being unresponsive to clicks.
Fixed drawing glitch which would occur when showing or hiding the Navigation Bar.
Script execution from the "Run" command now displays progress in situations where it didn't before.
When looking for installed Unix tools, the application will now enforce the restriction that any binary executables actually contain code that is runnable on the current CPU architecture. This fixes problems on systems that have obsolete PowerPC code installed in paths used by the application to find executables.
Fixed bug in which Markdown syntax coloring would become inconsistent during certain edits in text that was not part of a list or quoted block.
Fixed incorrect coloring of Markdown inline code while typing an unterminated code run at the end of a document.
Fixed a bug in which Git ignore checking for a batch of files would throw an unreported internal exception in some cases; this would lead to odd application behavior subsequently. (Typically this happened when using the Counterparts menu in the navigation bar.)