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CKEditor 4.4.5 with Safari 7.1 Fix Released

Right after the official launch of Safari 7.1 we would like to announce the immediate release of CKEditor 4.4.5 with a fix for a critical issue with the latest Apple browser version. Apart from this, CKEditor 4.4.5 contains a variety of other updates including some further refactoring of the undo manager, a workaround for a Chrome 37 issue, and a few other fixes.

Safari 7.1 Compatibility

Immediately after the release of the latest Apple browser for desktop as well as iOS8 Safari the CKEditor team was notified of the issue with the Enter key. The problem was rectified at once and we have decided to speed up the release of the new editor version in order to deliver the fix to the general public as soon as possible so that all Safari users could continue using CKEditor without any issues.

CKEditor Fixes

This is yet another release with valuable community contributions (keep them coming, everyone!). Remiremi fixed an iOS selection issue, Thomas Andraschko expanded CKEDITOR_GETURL support to some more plugins, Naoki Fujikawa fixed the <base> tag not being created in a certain scenario and Axinet corrected an issue with removing the preview for the Image dialog window definition. Thanks for your help, guys!

We also had to create a workaround for a Chrome 37 regression that caused the document title to stop updating (although we do hope that the Chromium team fixes the real issue on their side soon!).

Apart from this, undo manager refactoring continued and a memory leak that occurred when you reinitialized the editor multiple times was fixed by destroying and removing the filter from CKEDITOR.filter.instances.

Please note that since CKEditor 4.4.5 the config.autoParagraph configuration option was marked as deprecated as we feel that changing the default value might introduce unpredictable usability issues and so it is highly unrecommended.

Last but not least, some remaining unoptimized images from the editor distribution package were optimized.


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


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