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UltraEdit v23.20 now available

UltraEdit v23.20 packs a powerful one-two punch of performance gains and new functionality. You're gonna love these changes. Check out what's new at the link below...

Introducing UltraEdit v23 and the all new modern UI.

Your editor, your way. Our new interface is even more customizable than before.

Why the ribbon? Over the past few years there has been a growing call for modernization with the UltraEdit user interface, as well as better support for UHD/4k displays.

We set out to address the concerns of our new and existing users – starting with a survey of you, our existing users. The results were very telling: you wanted a more contemporary look while not sacrificing ease of use and functionality, an easier user interface, better handling of customizations, and last but not least, ultra-high-definition display support... The waiting is over.
With this feedback in hand, we carefully refactored and tailored UltraEdit's UI to make it more accessible to the new user while giving the existing user something to get excited about with the updated look and functionality, and most of all…. Complete control authority over customizations.

The new UltraEdit v23 ribbon style UI provides the contemporary look you crave while making UltraEdit's functionality more easily discoverable and accessible with its logical categorization and grouping of commands. Of course your favorite and most common keyboard accelerators and shortcuts are preserved! Furthermore, v23 features an updated icon set throughout the application and unmitigated support for UHD/4k displays.

By building upon the framework of your feedback and our powerful beta team, it's safe to say we didn't build v23.0...you did.

And we get it – as much as our survey respondents were in favor of the ribbon style, there are those who prefer classic toolbars and menus. No problem! Simply right-click on the ribbon and select "Toolbar/menu mode" to restore the classic look. If you like to run lean, you can still run with menus only.


Note: As a necessity of new window framework of UltraEdit v23 and later, existing menu/toolbar/layout customizations cannot be maintained in the new version. However, any future customizations in v23 and later will be preserved throughout all future releases.

The All New Ribbon

Toolbar / Menu mode

Compact Ribbon Mode

Toolbar / Menu mode, Large Icons

When I "fired up" v23 I was instantly pleased by the appearance of your version of a ribbon interface... the UltraEdit ribbon is so easy to use that I have not had any problem locating anything I was looking for. Visually, this version is immediately stunning.

You folks have outdone yourselves with UltraEdit v23! I've said it before, but I'll say it again... thank you for such a great product. It definitely is THE best editor I've used.


In our last user survey, we asked what new feature you wanted next. The overwhelming response was in favor of a Ribbon UI, and now it's here, implemented as only IDM can. And trust us, you've never seen it like this. We worked hard for months to make this the most deeply customizeable and gorgeous Ribbon there is.

Allow me to express my thanks for your new interface paradigm, as with it you have succeeded in the seemingly impossible task of maintaining a rich feature set, without overwhelming the user with a cacophony of options and choices, all at the same time.

The tabs are useful and meaningful. The options presented within each tab are both relevant and yet unobtrusive. The intelligent use of whitespace within the tab elements provides the appearance of a clean and uncluttered workspace that is conducive to getting work done.

Toolbar / Menu mode

Are you more of a traditionalist? We haven't left you behind! Simply right-click to get to Toolbar / Menu mode, which also includes our updated graphics and a Large Icons option. We've rewritten the familiar toolbar from the ground up, and it's more flexible than ever.

I have been using Ultraedit for many years and I think this is the best update yet. Thank you for making a great product even better.

Compact Ribbon Mode

For the times when you may want your custom Ribbon layout, but just a bit more real estate in your editor, Compact Ribbon mode is here. Simply right click your Ribbon and choose Compact Ribbon Mode, and we'll optimize your layout for maximum space everywhere else. You can also minimize your entire Ribbon at any time.

Minimized Ribbon

Get the best of both worlds. When you minimize the ribbon, simply click a tab and its contents will dropdown for you to choose an operation. It'll disappear as soon as you choose an option or click away. It's there when you need it, and conveniently tucked away when you don't.

I should be a classic candidate for the 'no new interface!' camp.. But, no; so far everything I've needed has been really easy to find via the ribbon.


Your work is your art. And UltraEdit's new Ribbon is your palette. Easily create new tabs with custom names. Create groups within those tabs, add your favorite functions to your groups and organize them however you wish. This power to custom tailor your work environment exactly for what you do is unprecedented.

Support for high-resolution displays

Got a high-resolution display? UltraEdit v23 has been updated to look great in ultra-high definition. If you're still using a normal HD display, that's OK, too. The bottom line is your favorite text editor is ready, and will look great the day you decide to upgrade.

I am astonished that the letters seem to be much more crisp on the screen...

Additional changes:

  • Further optimized to decrease startup time
  • Addressed and issue that cause the filter setting for spell checker not working anymore for C/C
  • Addressed special circumstances that caused the status bar to fail to refresh
  • Addressed an issue causing Russian spell check dictionary not to work with Russian (UTF-8) text
  • Additional minor graphical enhancements
  • Addressed an issue where installing on Windows 10 machines may cause the installer to produce sharing violation errors
  • Addressed an issue causing the Javascript function list to no longer work due to changes in the wordfile
  • See the full list of changes in UltraEdit v23.0