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CotEditor for Mac

CotEditor 3.8.6

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Sometimes latest versions of the software can cause issues when installed on older devices or devices running an older version of the operating system.

Software makers usually fix these issues but it can take them some time. What you can do in the meantime is to download and install an older version of CotEditor 3.8.6.

For those interested in downloading the most recent release of CotEditor for Mac or reading our review, simply click here.

All old versions distributed on our website are completely virus-free and available for download at no cost.

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What's new in this version:

- Change the default shortcut for Format > Font > “Reset to Default” command to ⌘0 and let “Bigger” command accept also ⌘=
- Add shortcut ⌘/ to “Show/Hide Status Bar” command
- Add shortcut ⌘⇧T to “Show/Hide Tab Bar” command
- Avoid showing rainbow cursor when canceling the initial syntax highlight
- [trivial] Modify the layout of the progress dialog and the regular expression syntax reference
- [trivial] Let input fields in the Edit pane accept values without a percent sign

- Fix an issue where creating multiple cursors by rectangular selection failed under macOS 10.15
- Fix an issue where the selection highlight color in inactive windows could make text hard to read under macOS 10.14–10.15
- Fix an issue where the progress message by find/replacement was not updated when no occurrence found
- Fix a possible crash when an invalid color code is input to the color code panel
- Improve stability