BBEdit 14.6.1 Release Notes

BBEdit 14.6.1 contains fixes for reported issues, as well as some refinements to existing features.

BBEdit 14.6 was a feature update, which includes notable new features, visible changes to existing features, and fixes for reported issues.

For details on all the new features and enhancements available in BBEdit 14, please take a few moments to browse the release notes archive and review the release notes for any versions that you may not have seen.

To get a high-level overview of what's new in BBEdit 14, with screen shots, see the What's New in BBEdit 14 page.

For detailed information on using any of BBEdit's features, please refer to the user manual (choose "User Manual" from BBEdit's Help menu).

Important: Please make sure that you have read the BBEdit 14.0 change notes, as there are significant changes from previous versions.


BBEdit 14.6 requires Mac OS X 10.15.4 or later, and is compatible with macOS 11.0 and later. (Please see our OS compatibility guide for complete details.)

If you are using macOS 10.15 "Catalina", please make sure that you have updated to the latest available OS version (10.15.7).

If you are using macOS 11 "Big Sur", please make sure that you have updated to the latest available OS version (11.6 or later).

If you are using macOS 12 "Monterey", please make sure that you have updated to the latest available OS version (12.6 or later).


If you have been using any previous (13.x or older) version of BBEdit in Free Mode, starting BBEdit 14 will reset your 30-day evaluation period, so that you can have a full trial of the new features.

If you have previously purchased a license from us for BBEdit 13 or older, you will have a full 30-day evaluation period in which to try out BBEdit 14's new features. License upgrades are available at a discount for existing customers. Please see the BBEdit upgrades page for information and instructions.

Additions & Changes

This update consists solely of fixes for reported issues, and does not contain any new features. (It doesn't take any away, either.) Please see the BBEdit 14.6 release notes for a full summary of what's new in this version cycle.

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  • Enabled ligatures by default for Monoid and Monoisome.

  • Fixed the likely source of a submitted crash log.

  • Made a change to work around Radar 100658961, which would sporadically cause inconsistent enabling of buttons in the Find window (and probably other things too).

  • The application will honor the value of NSMenuShouldUpdateSettingsTitle when running on macOS 13.0 and later, if you're into that sort of thing.

  • Restored control of font smoothing based on the old expert preferences (as well as the AppleFontSmoothing system preference for which there is no GUI in macOS 12.0 and later).

  • Corrected display of zero-width and certain non-breaking space characters.

  • Fixed regression in which changes to a project's site settings weren't actually saved into the project.

  • Start Xcode project discovery on a background thread, so that if Spotlight is completely broken such that mds is hung and blocking API calls, the application won't hang at startup.

  • Fixed bug in which clicking on a color swatch in the Preferences window and then bringing an editing window to the front would fail to disconnect the Preferences swatch from the color panel, such that changes in the color panel would affect both the editing window (intentional) and the setting in the Preferences window (undesired).

  • When doing character-based soft wrapping to the window width, omit the em-width margin at the end, to allow for more accurate wrapping points.

  • Fixed bug in which soft-wrapped text in proportional fonts was not rewrapped correctly while editing.

  • Fixed crash which would occur after dragging a rectangular selection, either when attempting to undo the operation, or when closing the document subsequently.

  • Made a change to correct missing display of certain gremlins when using certain fonts.

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