MarsEdit 5.0.3: Syntax Highlighting Fixes and More

January 26th, 2023

MarsEdit 5.0.3 is now available on the MarsEdit site and on the Mac App Store.

This update includes a number of fixes for the plain text editor, particularly for the Markdown syntax highlighting that was introduced in MarsEdit 5.0. It also includes a number of other fixes and enhancements:

  • Plain Text editor improvements
    • Performance improvements and lots of little fixes
    • Fix a bug that prevented syntax highlighting when an Emoji character was part of a post
    • Restore functionality of “Check Spelling while Typing”
  • Restore MarsEdit 4 behavior of focusing on the body when opening an existing post
  • Fix a bug that caused focus to shift to Local Drafts after publishing a Micropost
  • Cmd-F shortcut now activates search field in post editor window, even if post content is not focused
  • Upload Utility window now closes after clicking the “Upload Now” button
  • Fix a bug that could cause the content of a post in Rich Text mode to disappear when pasting or undoing
  • Fix an issue with the layout of the Post Templates blog settings section when the template text is long

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