CKEditor 4.0.1 Released

The CKEditor team is happy to announce the release of CKEditor 4.0.1. This latest update introduces a slew of changes. For starters, a few issues have been corrected in Magicline, a new CKEditor 4 feature that allows you to place the cursor around elements that normally cause positioning trouble, like tables and line breaks. The team is particularly proud of this feature as it offers a unique and user-friendly solution to a problem that is present in most WYSIWYG web text editors.


To use Magicline, create a table or line break and hover your cursor over the desired location where you want to place the caret. A red line and arrows will appear showing where the insert will occur. When you are ready, simply press the red, square button on the right-side and the editor will automatically place the caret in the proposed location. It will also adjust spacing to compensate for the change.


CKEditor has a reputation for caring about accessibility, so this version includes numerous updates as well as improved Inline Editing compatibility with the JAWS screen reader.

The update also introduces new accessibility shortcuts. The additional commands let users access adjacent focus spaces around the caret (for example two adjacent HR elements) by pressing Ctrl + Alt and the respective bracket buttons simultaneously, with "Ctrl + Alt + [" accessing the previous focus space and "Ctrl + Alt + ]" accessing the next focus space.

Other Updates:

  • Default Moono skin has been tweaked to include support for Internet Explorer’s Quirks Mode
  • Improved Webkit copy/pasting support in Chrome and Safari
  • Improved floating toolbar positioning in narrow window
  • And over 30 other improvements


Check out the What's New? page for the full list of changes.


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CKEditor is available in Open Source and Commercial licenses. Full details can be found on our license page.

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Please use the CKEditor development website to report issues and suggestions through tickets.


Community support is available through our forums. Visit the support page for additional options.

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