TextWrangler 4.5.12 Release Notes

TextWrangler 4.5.12 is a focused update to work around a bug in OS X Yosemite which causes the size of the "Open" and "Save" file dialog boxes to creep until the bottom of the dialog is no longer accessible. For more information on this issue, see here: http://sixcolors.com/post/2014/11/attack-of-the-50-foot-save-sheet/.

For details on all other recent fixes, please refer to the TextWrangler 4.5.9 Release Notes, TextWrangler 4.5.10 Release Notes, and TextWrangler 4.5.11 Release Notes.

For information on changes made in previous versions, please see the release notes archive.

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


TextWrangler 4.5.12 requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later (10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5 or later recommended).

PowerPC-based Macs are not supported.


  • This release consists entirely of a change for compatibility with future OS releases, and contains no new features.


  • Added some code to work around a bug in OS X 10.10 and 10.10.1 (Radar 18785168 and 18701840) in which the height of the Open and Save panels would creep by 22 pixels each time, until the bottom edge of the panel was off screen and inaccessible.

    Note: This change will not automatically return the Save and Open panels to their default size; instead, it will prevent these panels from growing out of control again after you have reset them. In particular, you can restore the Save panel to its default size by issuing this Terminal command:

    defaults delete com.barebones.textwrangler NSNavPanelExpandedSizeForSaveMode