Last Friday, I reverted back to V4.6.2, build 2750, which is accessible from this website. I did a completely clean install, manually setting all my color and options preferences (to avoid importing any issues from the V5 installation).
I have now run for seven straight days without either of these issues occurring. (program crash and injection of garbage data at random locations). I have had between 5 and 18 files open at any given time, and I have not closed/restarted PsPad even once during that time. As a point of clarification, both of these issues had been *very* occasional occurrences on all versions, going back years. However, they have become unbearably common (well, for *some* of us) since V5. So I just want to let people know that reverting is a viable option if you are experiencing these issues. -- <https://forum.pspad.com/read.php?4,70027,70098> PSPad freeware editor https://www.pspad.com