Friday, December 24, 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Google Chrome 96 issue

ConstEdit has become very unresponsive for certain documents after the update to Google Chrome 96 (or Microsoft Edge 96). This could be due to the same issue caused by the update for many Twitter and Instagram users. From the bug post, it is apparent that Google has started to investigate into the problem. Hopefully we can expect a fix in the next update. Please be patient for the time being.

Update on 06Dec. I have found a temporary workaround for the issue until the fix from Google is delivered. If you are encountering the same issue, you may disable Spell Check from Settings > Languages. Performance of ConstEdit will be back to normal. The workaround works for both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Update on 08Dec. The latest Google Chrome update to version 96.0.4664.93 seems to give some improvement to the performance. But still it is obviously slower than it should be.

Update on 16Dec. The latest Google Chrome update to version 96.0.4664.110 still does not fix the issue. I have reported the issue to the Chromium support team, and waiting for their feedback.

Update on 31Dec. Hear from the Chromium support team that the issue is fixed in the upcoming verson Google Chrome 97.

Update on 05Jan. The slow-down is no longer observed with the latest Google Chrome update to 97.0.4692.71. The issue has been resolved with Google Chrome. As for Microsoft Edge, it can therefore be hopefully expected that the issue be fixed in the upcoming update to version 97.

Update on 08Jan. The slow-down is no longer observed with the latest Microsoft Edge update to 97.0.1072.55. The issue has also been resolved with Microsoft Edge.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Emergency Fix 4.1.1 for ConstEdit Word Processor

This is an emergency fix to deal with the change of the URL of the End User License Agreement EULA, due to a Google Drive security update recently. I overlooked this security update, and the relevant links in the extension were not changed accordingly. This update fixes these URLs.

This update also makes the message, which appears on the popup when the extension icon is clicked if "Allow access to local URLs" is not enabled, more instructive.

Please note that the fix is still pending review by Google and Microsoft. And the update will not be available from Google Web Store and from the Microsoft Edge Addons store, until the reviews are completed. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

ConstEdit Word Processor 4.1 is fully compatible with Microsoft Edge

ConstEdit is now fully compatible with Microsoft Edge web browser also. ConstEdit has passed all validations and is listed in both the Microsoft Edge Add-ons store and Chrome Web Store. You can install ConstEdit from its page in the Microsoft Edge store directly if you are using Microsoft Edge.

This is the changelog of the current update :

  • Added. A new shortcut key Ctrl+Shift+F1 is added for toggling Voice Typing.
  • Added. New shortcut keys Ctrl+F2/F3 are added for Lowercase/Uppercase.
  • Changed. Shortcut keys for Numbered/Bulleted List, Outdent/Indent and Move Up/Down have been changed to Ctrl+Shift+F7/F8/F9/F10/F11/F12 respectively, to avoid clashing with keys in Windows.
  • Changed. Voice Input language codes for Chinese languages have been changed so that they are fully compatible with both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
  • Changed. End User License Agreement EULA has been updated accordingly.