This is a maintenance release that fixes a few issues reported since the last update, most notably the removal of a change made to the File Browser that would allow a passed in "folder" value to be used as the current base directory, as this was reported to cause a number of issues with various implementations of the MediaField across Joomla components.
This release fixes a number of bugs reported by users since the release of JCE Pro 2.8.5
In addition to these fixes, a few improvements and new features have been added.
Adaptive Style Reset and Guidelines Colours
A new Auto option has been added to the High Contrast Mode parameter (previously called Editor Styles Reset) in the Editor Global Configuration. This option is now the default, and if set, the editor content will be displayed using a high contrast style - black text on a white background - when the contrast of the template's text colour and background colour does not meet a minimum level of usablity (WCAG Contrast level 3:1).
Drag & Drop Upload of Pages with Markdown Conversion
The Template Manager now supports drag & drop insertion of pages - html, txt and md files - directly into the editor. The file will be uploaded with processing and conversion - including markdown to HTML - applied.
EXIF Image Description
A useful little addition for those users who like to work with the EXIF data of their images, the Image Manager Extended can now use the Image Description property, if set, for the Image Description (alt) value of an inserted image. The value is also applied to images inserted directly into the editor with drag & drop, like in the example below.
A keyboard shortcut for Soft Hyphen
You can now use CTRL + SHIFT + - to insert a soft hyphen character in any browser on Windows or MacOS.
This release fixes a number of bugs reported by users since the release of JCE Pro 2.8.2
In addition to these fixes, a few improvements have been made to existing features.
Direct Upload in the Media Field
A direct upload option has been added to the Media Field in the Images & Links tab, and other instances where the Joomla Media field is used. A file can now be directly uploaded using the upload button, or by dragging and dropping the file onto the field.
Template Framework Stylesheet Support
In an effort to produce a more accurate display of editor content, direct support for the Yootheme, Gantry (RocketTheme) and Wright (Joomlashack) CSS template frameworks has been added. Along with existing support for the standard template stylesheet selection, this will attempt to extract and import more relevant template stylehseet files for the editor to use for styling content, and to populate the Styles list with css class names.