Text Comparisons > Editors

This page lets you customize the following preferences:

 

Preference

Description

Default

Undo history size

This option is not applicable to DeltaWalker as it features unlimited-size, linked undo/redo.

 

Displayed tab width

Use this option to set the text editors' tab width measured in space characters. If a tab is represented by a tab character - see Insert spaces for tabs below - the number of spaces specified here will affect only the display with of a tab. If, however, a tab is represented by spaces, this will be the number of actual spaces.

4

Insert spaces for tabs

Check this option to have every new tab inserted in the text editor substituted with the number of spaces specified in Displayed tab width above. This applies for tabs inserted by pressing the Tab key and tabs inserted by pasting text with tabs. Existing tabs are not affected.

Off

Highlight current line

Check this option when you want the text editors to highlight the line where the insertion point is.

Off

Show print margin

Turn on this option to make the print margin visible.

Off

Print margin column

Use this option to set the print margin column position.

80

Show line numbers

Check this this option to have line numbers shown on the left side of the text editors.

On

Show range indicator

This option controls whether or not range indicators are shown in the text editor.

On

Show whitespace characters

Choose this option to make all whitespace characters - spaces, tabs, carriage returns and line feeds - visible.

Off

Enable drag and drop of text

Select this option to enable drag and drop of text inside the text editors.

On

Warn before editing a derived file

This option controls whether to warn if a derived file is going to be edited.

On

Smart caret positioning at line start and end

When this option is turned on the editor will automatically position the caret and the start or end of a line.

On

Show affordance in hover on how to make it sticky

This option controls whether to show an affordance in the hover on how to make it sticky.

On

Appearance color options

Follow this link to customize colors and fonts applicable to text editors.


Appearance

Image of the Text Editors preference page

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