UltraEdit 2022.1

All-new navigation features inside the command palette,
WebView2 integration, better SFTP security, and more…

UltraFTP v21.00 now available

HTML browser and live preview powered by new rendering engine

UE 2022.1 comes with the integration of WebView2, a Chromium-powered rendering engine that significantly upgrades browser view and live preview. This replaces the Internet Explorer-based control to render HTML used in older versions of UltraEdit.

This means you can use and enjoy newer web technologies available in the modern web ecosystem (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) — and simultaneously see it all from the editor.

UltraFTP v21.00 now available

2-factor authentication (2FA) for SFTP connections

You can now connect to SFTP servers that require Time-based One Time Passwords (TOTP), or more commonly known as two-factor authentication (2FA).

We significantly refactored FTP code to provide a favorable experience when working with 2FA connections. This extended to all FTP dialogs, the FTP explorer, reloaded FTP files, and beyond.

To activate, access the new interactive login option by going to the Advanced tab in the account manager. With this set and with 2FA configured on the server, you’ll be prompted to enter your TOTP from an external authentication system. Once authenticated, UltraEdit’s connection manager limits all data and commands to the single connection to avoid multiple authentication prompts.

What does a hex editor do?

  • Syntax highlighting maintained when selecting
  • Support for block comments opened with same characters as line comments
  • Support for arbitrary string pairs (square brackets, backticks, etc.)
  • Added support for Perl quote-like string operators, e.g.: qq(STRING)
  • Improved XML code highlighting with embedded CDATA sections
  • Addressed syntax highlighting issues with word-wrapped lines

Code highlighting routines have been re-engineered in UE 2022.1 for better and faster syntax highlighting. Code highlighting computations have been separated from the rendering computations of text on the screen.

This simplifies the process and has eliminated many bugs, making code highlighting reliable, faster, and more consistent—particularly useful if you use languages with highly specialized syntax and rules. However it also helps for key languages like Perl, PHP, JavaScript, and more.

This will lay the groundwork for regexp-based keyword highlighting that is currently under development.

Reimagined navigation with new command palette shorthand


Being able to quickly jump around text and code can save you loads of time— so we’ve added a new nifty way to navigate projects. This feature was added to have the option of avoiding unnecessary interactions with the mouse.

Now you can find, open, and navigate files by typing queries into the command palette (Ctrl + Shift + P).

This new functionality will search through all previously opened files in your history. (The recently opened file list can only have up to 32 entries). This means that with Quick Open Previous, you no longer need to leave the editor and manually find a specific file if it has been previously opened even once. In a similar fashion, if you know the file directory you can use Quick file open instead.

  • Quick open previously opened file:
    \ + file name or part of file path / name
  • Quick file open*:
    source file path / directory address
  • GoTo line, column, bookmark:
    : + line number / bookmark number or name

* wildcards (*) supported

Other notable updates…

HTML Tidy UI and commands list overhaul

HTML Tidy UI and commands list overhaul

HTML Tidy UI and commands list overhaul

Add/remove and rename output windowsa

Rename unsaved files

Rename unsaved files

Copy 4+ GB data to clipboard (beyond Windows limit)

Copy 4+ GB data to clipboard (beyond Windows limit)


  • Smarter positioning of child windows when opening off screen or on disconnected display
  • Improved parsing of URL formats for right-click open
  • Improved Reformat Paragraph with huge selections
  • Optimized “Save selection as” with GBs of selected data
  • Removed 160 byte limit on application title bar
  • Addressed file locking issues when saving FTP files
  • Addressed “Server signature does not match” issue with SFTP
  • Improved selection while in column mode
  • Addressed issue with duplicate characters in SSH log
  • Added missing “To uppercase” command to key mapping
  • Added file path and name to non-DOS line terminator prompt
  • Addressed tool performance issue with “Show DOS box” enabled
  • Further theming improvements

For the full list of new changes, head on over to our latest changes page.