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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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Text Editors preference page

The following preferences can be changed on the General > Editors > Text Editors page.

Appearance options

Option
Description
Default
Undo history size
This option allows you to set the size of the undo history for text editors.
200
Displayed tab width
This option allows you to set the displayed tab width for text editors.
4
Insert spaces for tabs
This option allows you to insert space characters in place of tab characters.
Off
Highlight current line
This option controls whether or the current line is highlighted or not.
On
Show print margin
This option controls whether the print margin is visible or not.
Off
Print margin column
This option allows you to set the print margin column position.
80
Show line numbers
This option controls whether or not line numbers are shown on the left side of the text editor.
Off
Show range indicator
This option controls whether or not range indicators are shown in the text editor.
On
Show whitespace characters
This option controls whether to display whitespace characters in text editors.
Off
Enable drag and drop of text
This option controls whether text drag and drop is enabled.
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
This option controls whether the editor automatically positions 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
This option controls various appearance colors.

Here is how the Text Editors preference page looks like:

Image of the Text Editors preference page

Related reference
Editor

 


 
 
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