Author Topic: Special characters space and tab in v18  (Read 2443 times)

chrisant

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Special characters space and tab in v18
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:30:17 pm »
I finally found time to upgrade to v18.  It was much faster and smoother than I'd feared, I should have done it a long time ago.

One question:

I can't find how to configure how Tab and Space are displayed.  I can choose whether they're displayed, but it seems as if I can no longer choose what the visual representation is for them.

The dot for Space is fine.
But the horizontal bar for Tab is very intrusive and distracting, yet I need to know where Tabs are present.

Q:  How can I get a single character for Tabs again?

Or at least make the horizontal line dotted, or a gradient that trails off to the background color, or at a bare minimum be not so long?  If it were even 2 pixels shorter then it wouldn't touch the characters following it, and there would be some visual separation.  But ideally go back to taking up only one character, instead of 8 characters.  My eyes hurt and it visually no longer looks like there's ANY whitespace in the files.  :(

Phil Barila

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Re: Special characters space and tab in v18
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 03:35:48 am »
Tools > Options > Appearance > Special Characters

chrisant

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Re: Special characters space and tab in v18
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 04:56:29 am »
That's the first place I looked.
Tab and Space are no longer there in v18.
See attached screen shot.

Phil Barila

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Re: Special characters space and tab in v18
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 07:03:52 am »
Well, int that special?  Sorry for not looking more closely.