Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
SlickEdit® / Re: SlickEdit for macOS - two issues
« Last post by Graeme on Today at 01:40:07 AM »
(I don't know about Chrome.  I stay away from that bad boy.)

Why do you stay away from Chrome?
SlickEdit® / Re: SlickEdit for macOS - two issues
« Last post by Clark on Today at 12:50:48 AM »
Please post your user.cfg.xml or email it to support.
SlickEdit® / Re: SlickEdit for macOS - two issues
« Last post by Clark on Today at 12:50:08 AM »
Weird. Safari unzips the zip file and discards it. You can zip it back up like this (pain):

Code: [Select]
cd ~/Downloads
cd hotfix_se2802_7_cumulative
jar cvfM ../ *

Firefox works fine for me. I just downloaded the latest version.

Chrome definitely works. I used to use Firefox. Then Firefox decided it would never sync any bookmarks no matter what and I didn't want to create a new account so I switched to chrome. I can only use multi-platform browsers for my bookmarks which support my phone, Windows, macOS, and Linux. I understand the lack of trust of Chrome for sure but in my case, chrome is my only option.
SlickEdit® / Re: SlickEdit for macOS - two issues
« Last post by jorick on May 23, 2024, 11:41:44 PM »
I'm using Menlo 10 for my SBCS/DBCS source windows.  Just place the cursor after the end of the line on any file.  Virtual space needs to be enabled ("click past end of line" is on).

Downloading the hotfix is very difficult.  Firefox (my browser of choice) sees only an empty window in DropBox.  Safari wants to unpack the file and discard the zip as soon as the download is finished.  The only way to keep the zip is to right click on the name in DropBox and select "Download Linked File As..." and use the default name.  But opening the file in SE shows that it's not a zip file but an html file.  I did manage to install the hotfix just now with these steps:

o  In Safari, go to the hotfix page at and click on the "Hotfixes for 28.0.2" link.
o  Go into the Hotfix for SlickEdit 2023 (v28.0.2) folder.
o  Right click on the name "" and select Copy Link.  Don't click Download.
o  Run Firefox and paste the link in the URL bar to go to the hotfix.  The page will show the hotfix in the upper left corner but the center will say "Folder empty"
o  Click the Download button to download the hotfix.  This will download the real zip file and not unpack and delete it.  The hotfix may now be installed.

This is the only way I could download the real hotfix.  Everything else I tried using just Safari would either unpack and delete the zip file or would download the web page and rename it to a zip file.  (I don't know about Chrome.  I stay away from that bad boy.)
SlickEdit® / Re: Cursor drag selection runs away
« Last post by Clark on May 23, 2024, 11:13:31 PM »
This does seem a bit fast. It is configurable but not through the GUI. Set the macro variable def_scroll_speeds

Default values are:

30.0 20.3 10.4 10.6

format is this:
Code: [Select]
delay1.skipcount1 delay2.skipcount2 delay3.skipcount3 delay4.skipcount4

Try changing it to this: 

60.0 30.3 10.4 10.6

make the delay longer and the skipcount less to slow things down.

When I lift the mouse button it does stop scrolling for me. What kind of mouse are you using?
SlickEdit® / Re: SlickEdit for macOS - two issues
« Last post by Clark on May 23, 2024, 10:38:58 PM »
1. this is a limitation. SlickEdit thinks you are pressing a key like the letter "." (or "a") and assumes the binding will insert some text. There are no attributes on commands to indicate if the command inserts text or not. You would have to write a custom command which did manual processing based on whether there was a selection or not and make sure you added the VSARG2_MARK to the name_info(). The VSARG2_MARK attribute turns off automatic processing that occurs before a command is executed.

2. I can't reproduce this. Maybe we need a sample file and precise instructions. Also, let us know what font you are using.

As for the hot fix issue, unzip the contents of your hot fix file. That error message means that hotfix.xml file is missing or invalid (probably missing). I suspect that all the contents are incorrect. No idea why though because the file name looks correct.

SlickEdit® / Cursor drag selection runs away
« Last post by joecar on May 23, 2024, 06:48:11 PM »
When you drag the cursor to select a bunch of lines, as the cursor goes past the bottom of the SlickEdit window, the rate of line selection grows in a "runaway" manner and you lose control of the selection. The cursor then hits the end of the file (which may be quite large), and sometimes VSE hangs.

The rate of line selection should probably be slowed down, and lifting the mouse button should probably stop the rate of selection.

SlickEdit Pro 2023 (v28.0.2.0 64-bit Qt5)
The original issue:,18394.msg

If I create a markdown with this:

Code: [Select]



...and then I cut and paste the Get-Foo line, it now pastes correctly (there is no extra space added at the beginning of the line).

However, if I add another section (or just duplicate this entire code block in the markdown), as in:

Code: [Select]







...then now, when I cut and paste the 2nd Get-Foo, it once again adds a space at the beginning.

Can we fix this?
SlickEdit® / Re: Cannot load hotfix on MacOS
« Last post by jorick on May 23, 2024, 05:11:01 PM »
I'm having the exact same problem, and I made sure that I'm using the actual hotfix file with the name
SlickEdit® / SlickEdit for macOS - two issues
« Last post by jorick on May 23, 2024, 04:59:17 PM »
  • The Del key is bound to linewrap-delete-char and works as it should, deleting the character to the right of the cursor, or deleting a selection.  But if I bind the PadDot key to linewrap-delete-char, it will delete the selection plus one character to the right of the selection (deleting a single character works however).  If the clear key is set to NumLock and NumLock is off, PadDot works.  Unfortunately, there's no indication that I can see of the state of the NumLock key to know that I'm going to get proper operation of PadDot.
  • If the cursor is placed in virtual space, it will appear one character to the right of where it should be.  If a character is typed, it will still appear at the click point.  If a selection is done in virtual space, the cursor will appear one space to the right of the selection.

SlickEdit Pro 2023 (v28.0.2.0)

Serial number: [redacted]
Licensed number of users: Single user
License file: /Library/Application Support/SlickEdit/28/slickedit.lic

Build Date: April 4, 2024
Emulation: CodeWright

OS: macOS Sonoma
OS Version: 14.4.1
Processor Architecture: Apple M1 Pro (10 cores)

Memory: 99% Load, 16243MB/16384MB Virtual
Shell Information: /bin/bash -i
Screen Size: 1728 x 1117 (0 0), 1920 x 1080 (-1920 0), 1920 x 1080 (-3840 0)

Project Type: Python
Language: .py (Python)
Encoding: UTF-8, no signature

Installation Directory: /Applications/
Configuration Directory: /Users/Richard-Bennet/Library/Application Support/SlickEdit/28.0.2/
Spill File: /tmp/slkspill.Richard-Bennet.33997

Hotfixes: None.  Any attempt to open downloaded from DropBox results in the following error message: "Invalid hot fix.  Could not open manifest: File not found"
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10