#2416 With large portions of clipboard text cut'n'paste gets slow

severe bug

When there have been huge portions of text been
copied or cutted (and are in the "Paste Previous"
and "Paste Deleted" lists), every following (small)
cut'n'paste action gets really slow.

This even resulted in a Java "Out of heap memory"

After the crash there was some "#history.#save#"
file there, but no original one anymore. So the
crash probably happened when the new file should
have got written.

As far as I remember was the #save# file

When I started jEdit again, it deleted the
#history#save# file and I had to take a backup.

This bug probably affects register handling.

It might be a good idea to have a recent maximum
limit for clipboard snippets to be stored in the


  • Damien

    Damien - 2010-11-15

    Is this still an issue? Has a recent maximum limit been implemented?

  • Roman Tsourick

    Roman Tsourick - 2017-12-02
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Roman Tsourick

    Roman Tsourick - 2017-12-02

    The list is now limited. I believe that was implemented around 2012.

    The limit of entries is set in Global options -> jEdit -> Appearance -> History text field entries to remember and is 20 by default.
    The overall limit (number of characters) is set to 5'000'000 by default (though no UI provided to change).


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