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ReadOnlyBuffer (Macro) not working with jEdit 5.4
Submitted by Hans_Bauer on Friday, 19 May, 2017 - 11:30
Using the MacroManager i downloaded the "ReadOnly Buffer"-Macro and associated a Toolbar-Icon with it.

The Macro does not seem to do anything in jEdit 5.4.

Possibly there is a code change in jEdit, because my own-written macro "ToggleReadOnlyBuffer" also stopped working after the update from jEdit 5.3 to 5.4.

Any idea to update the macro "ReadOnly Buffer"?

Thanks Hans
(Windows) unable to release Ctrl+Alt+J hotkey for usage
Submitted by 1234ru on Wednesday, 24 May, 2017 - 19:21
Ctrl+Alt+J is bound to start jEdit when it is installed (which was pretty surprise by itself and was discovered accidentally). I need this combination for another program, so I went to "Start jEdit" shortcut's properties and reset the "Shortcut key" property to a blank value.
However, the hotkey still remains bound to starting jEdit (which happens when I press the keys), although the property of a shortcut is displayed as a blank value.

How can I get rid of it?
Windows 7 Install problem: The installer will now try to quit a running instance of jEdit, when there is no running instance..
Submitted by JimParinisi on Tuesday, 4 July, 2017 - 23:04
I have been running jEdit 5.3 for about a 1.5 years with no significant problem. On 2017-07-03 I used it and it worked fine. On 2017-07-04, It would not start. jedit and javaw exe's were created, but jEdit window would not display. I uninstalled version 5.3 and tried to install version 5.4 and got this error:
The installer will now try to quit a running instance of jEdit.
Please save your work and exit jEdit for the installation to continue.
The installer hangs up at this point.
I did not have a running instance, but the installer thought that I had one. I am guessing that something went wrong with jEdit when I shutdown on the 3rd. Does anyone know how to tell windows 7 to get rid of this phantom instance of jEdit. I am using a backup version of jEdit 4.5.2 for the time being. So, I can continue with my work. I am guessing that this phantom instance also caused the jEdit 5.3 startup problem that I had before the uninstall.
When will jEdit be cleared to use Java 9?
Submitted by jrs40 on Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 15:06
I cannot use jEdit with Java 9. I am running a Windows 10 x64-x86 box. When I click on any shortcuts that start the jEdit.exe program I get a message stating that i need a Java 1.8.x JRE and then am sent to a java Website to download the appropriate JRE. How do I inform the jEdit.exe program tjat java 9 is a valid java installation? Failing that, when can I expect to see a version of jEdit compatible with Java 9? Remember, Java 8 is officially unsupported as of October 2018. I do not look forward to creating form my own use some sort of script to run on a Windows 10 box to emulate the jEdit.exe program.
Highlight Plugin: What does the "Highlight overview" setting do?
Submitted by rovf on Friday, 18 May, 2018 - 10:27
The option settings for the "Highlight Plugin" named "Highlight Overview". What exactly is controlled with these settings?
Jedit 5.4.0 - hi CPU usage when text is selected and windows put to back
Submitted by edinburger on Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 12:10
I'm facing a strange behavior with Jedit 5.4.0

If I select some text in jedit, put another App in front of jedit then bring jedit back to the front by clicking on the jedit taskbar icon then Jedit (java process) starts consuming lots of CPU (up to 40% on a 2 core i5 system)
CPU utilization will only go down if I either click into the Jedit window or any of the Menu items.

disabling all Plugins did not help

I'm running Jedit under Win 10, java version "1.8.0_171"
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