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Download BBEdit 12.6

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What's new in this version:

Additions:
- Added a "Folders" submenu to the main application menu. This menu gives quick access to BBEdit's application support folder (the same list that is available in the Folders tab of the Setup window). This is useful on its own merits, but is of particular relevance in the application sandbox, in which support folders can be buried in locations that are not easily accessible from the Finder

Changes:
- Made a change so that double-clicking anywhere in a syntax-colored number will select the entire number, even if it contains a decimal point (which would otherwise be a word break)
- When running on macOS 10.14.1 or later, BBEdit now uses built-in OS support for performing operations which require privilege escalation, namely authenticated saves and (if escalation is necessary) installation of the command-line tools
- If the application resets the evaluation period, the splash screen at startup will now advise you of this, via an alert. (The evaluation period gets reset when we've made significant changes to the application which we believe would warrant a full trial)
- Reworked the way BBEdit runs AppleScripts from the built-in Scripts menu and other sources, for sandbox compatibility and to resolve various longstanding issues
- AppleScripts are now run in a separate process, which means that any previous differences in scripting behavior as the result of running a script within BBEdit or from the Script Editor should be a thing of the past
- If "Keep folders on top when sorting by name" is selected in the Finder's preferences when BBEdit starts up, FTP browser windows will now obey the option and behave accordingly
- Changes to expert preferences from the command line (via "defaults write") are allowed to take effect immediately (except in documented cases where the preference change is intended to apply at a specific point in time, such as when restarting the application)
- The panel that appears when using "New Disk Browser" from the File menu now contains a helpful prompt
- The Save panel used for in response to "New Project Document" now has a prompt to clarify its purpose
- There is now an expert preference for controlling SSH "keepalive" behavior. If you have problems with your SSH server closing the connection after a period of non-use (which will subsequently cause errors in BBEdit), you can tell BBEdit to send a periodic "keepalive" message to while connected to the server
- This is configurable per host, per domain, or globally. Determining the appropriate value may require some experimentation, but 90 seconds is probably a good starting point
- The "Text Options" sheet gets a setting for the tab width, and an indicator when the file's settings are managed by EditorConfig
- BBEdit-specific print settings are now available in the Print panel when printing a text document. As a result, we have removed the "Printing" section from the "Text Options" panel, and restored the latter to its former simplicity
- The displayed path for files opened from within Zip archives or tarballs is now abbreviated using a tilde, if it is within the current user's home directory

Fixes:
- Modernized the internals of the #! script and Unix executable runner, SFTP operations, and shell worksheets
- Rewrote the internals of the built-in software updater to be sandbox-friendly. (This does not apply to Mac App Store builds)
- Updated the privilege escalation internals (used for authenticated saves and command-line tool installation when running on macOS versions prior to 10.14.1) for compatibility with app sandboxing
- Fixed bug in which the initial line number in "Go To Line" would not take into account any folded ranges in the text
- Fixed bug in which dragging the title bar icon in a window would drag the full-sized icon image
- Fixed bug in which the Windows palette didn't re-sort when the active document changed in an open window, or when certain other changes were made to open documents or windows
- Fixed bug in which the font smoothing expert preferences were inappropriately allowed to disable font smoothing while printing
- Fixed bug in which type-to-select in FTP browser windows would behave unpredictably, because as it turned out, the system was helpfully attempting to match in columns other than the "Name". (Thanks to Daniel Jalkut for figuring this out. Go buy one of his products or become a member of his podcast)
- Fixed bug in which SCSS interpolation structures (#{...}) would confuse the SCSS block parser and result in incorrect fold generation and function listings
- Fixed bug in which folders that were twisted open when saving state for a disk browser (when quitting) were selected when the disk browser window was reopened at startup
- Fixed crash which could occur if a document was closed while processing a (possibly accidental) command-click (the gesture to open an URL)
- Fixed bug in which Command-Shift-click on an URL did not open it in the background, as it should have. (The intended behavior is to open the URL in its designated application while keeping BBEdit active)
- Fixed bug in which certain inline-input edits which involved deleting in-progress input at the beginning of a hard line in a soft-wrapped document would leave the insertion point in the wrong place, and cause unexpected arrow-key navigation afterwards
- Made a change to improve text encoding detection in XML files whose filename extensions didn't map to XML. As long as the file has an exact "

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