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Release 5.1.18

 6th December 2018 at 9:00am

See GitHub for detailed change history of this release

Major Improvements

Global Keyboard Shortcuts

This version introduces new infrastructure to handle global keyboard shortcuts. The core ships with the following shortcuts:

  • alt-I (or ctrl-I on Mac) - New image
  • alt-J (or ctrl-J on Mac) - New journal
  • alt-N (or ctrl-N on Mac) - New tiddler

See How to create keyboard shortcuts

Node.js HTTP Server

The HTTP WebServer functionality has been significantly improved:

See WebServer for more details, or see the changes on GitHub.

Special Characters in Tiddler Titles

In previous versions of TiddlyWiki, there were some special character sequences in tiddler titles that would break certain features. For example, a tiddler title ending in double quotes would cause the Table-of-Contents Macros to render incorrectly.

As of 5.1.18, many of these problems have been fixed by refactoring the features to use the latest abilities of wikitext:

Note that using certain characters in tiddler titles will still prevent some features from being used correctly. For example, two vertical bar characters are used in the double curly braces transclusion syntax to separate the tiddler title from the template title: {{title||template}}. However, although it would be impossible to transclude a tiddler called title||template using that syntax, one could still transclude it using <$transclude tiddler="title||template"/>.

Plugin Improvements

Translation Improvements

New and improved translations:

  • Catalan
  • Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German

Usability Improvements

  • Added support for splash screens to be shown while TiddlyWiki is loading – see Creating a splash screen
  • Added display of backlinks when renaming a tiddler
  • Added persistent indicators at the bottom of the window showing any hidden drafts
  • Added current username (if set) to the title of draft tiddlers, making them easier to identify in multiuser scenarios
  • Added a warning for binary tiddlers in view mode
  • Extended permalink/permaview to copy the URL to the clipboard as well as updating the address bar. This behaviour can be customised in $:/ControlPanel settings
  • Improved saving to use the $:/SiteTitle as the basis of the filename
  • Added support for webp, heic and heif image formats
  • Fixed tiddler positioning when creating new tiddlers
  • Fixed smooth scrolling in new windows
  • Fixed problem dismissing popups within new windows
  • Fixed handling of disabled missing links so that core user interface features are not broken (see also here)

Hackability Improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed with WidgetMessage: tm-new-tiddler overwriting creation fields of existing tiddlers
  • Fixed problem with unwanted variable substitutions by restricting variable substitutions to macros defined with the define pragma
  • Fixed problem with the 'excise' editor toolbar button not showing if the tiddler type is "text/vnd.tiddlywiki"
  • Fixed problem with generation of wifi QR codes
  • Fixed $tw.platform.isLinux on the latest Firefox
  • Fixed problem with using full screen on secondary windows
  • Fixed subtle bug whereby the RevealWidget was not refreshing properly when the state tiddler of a popup changed
  • Fixed problem with malformed HTML entities
  • Fixed crash when passing illegal arguments to the decodeuri Operator and decodeuricomponent Operator
  • Fixed errors when a popup blocker blocks opening a new window
  • Fixed problems using a lazily loaded tidler as a state tiddler with the RevealWidget
  • Fixed problem with modals not appearing in the correct window
  • Fixed the animations for adding and removing tags in edit mode, and a similar fix for the animations in the "Open" sidebar tab

Developer Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Refactored $tw.utils.parseStringArray() to optionally allow non-unique entries


@Jermolene would like to thank the contributors to this release who have generously given their time to help improve TiddlyWiki: