ANNOUNCE: mousepad 0.5.6 released

Gaël Bonithon trash.paradise at
Sat Jul 31 19:35:59 CEST 2021

mousepad 0.5.6 is now available for download from

What is mousepad?

A simple text editor for Xfce.


Release notes for 0.5.6
- New Features:
- Add session backup and restore
- Remember windows and tabs (#21, !108)
- Handle unsaved documents (#32, !109)
- DE session support (#3, !110)
- Extend the use of recent history (!107)
- Add use of `GtkSourceView:smart-backspace` (!101)
- Add a "Move Words" action (!100)

- Appearance Changes:
- Add a setting to control tab expansion (#100)
- Prefs dialog: Substitute CSD for status bar visibility
- Add a "File" tab to the prefs dialog (!108)
- Make search input fields less flickery (!104)
- Allow saving non-existent, empty but named file (#120, !103)
- Enable "Save" action for read-only documents (#126, !103)
- Make "Find as you type" an option (!102)
- Reveal hidden setting "indent-on-tab" (!101)

- Code Refactoring:
- A review of duplicated view-related actions (#127)

- Tests:
- Add a test plugin to monitor application state (!105)
- Add a test script for Mousepad (!99)

- Bug Fixes:
- Filter notebook click events also on y-coordinate (#144)
- Allow to open files from the trash can (#141, !112)
- Monitor file deletion (#140, !111)
- Printing: Create config file if it does not exist
- Check all windows for the file to be opened
- Fix wrong externally modified document in some situations
- Plugin support: Properly handle plugin settings (#136)
- Direct monitoring of symlink targets
- Set the state of submenu actions
- print-dialog: Fix some memory leaks
- Fix a type inconsistency in the "encoding-changed" signal
- Always check if the user has explicitly set a filetype
- Fix monitoring events to listen to
- Ensure statefull actions exist until their state is recovered
- Fix GVariant-related memory leaks
- Do not warn if the plugin directory does not exist
- Add a sanity check on the window for "Externally Modified"
- Do not set the style scheme id as translatable
- Properly update recent menu in case of file deletion
- CSD: Set the decoration layout for all windows
- Add a sanity check on file location for monitoring
- Add "preferences" action to `mousepad.desktop` (#130)

- Translation Updates:
Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish,
Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), English (United
Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew,
Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese,
Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post
1500), Persian (Iran), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil),
Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish,
Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur
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