Whitespace characters replacement

  • Hello,

    I want to know if it’s possible to chance the whitespace characters on notepad++

    For instance, I see this

    notepad++ white characters

    But it feels too highlighted and cumbersome.

    Monodevelop use very neat characters and coloring:

    monodevelop white characters

    You can see they don’t get in the way of your code and they are still there.

    I like to program with them enabled, but in notepad++ it’s impossible to have them activated.

    I hope you have a solution for this.


  • @Omar-Gamelogic

    Maybe the designers are trying to discourage the use of tab characters by making the visible version annoying? :)

    I think that if I ever worked anywhere that allowed tab characters in their source code, I would agree with you and wouldn’t be able to have visible whitespace turned on. As it is, however, I like seeing visible SPACE characters, and I actually have to INCREASE the default level of highlight for them using a Pythonscript command, because the default is just too weak.

    Sorry but I don’t think there is an easy solution for you with the visible tab characters…

  • I’m more interested on the carriage return / line feed characters, the others are fine.

  • @Omar-Gamelogic

    In that case, see the “View” menu -> “Show Symbol” submenu options. There you have:

    Show Whitespace and TAB
    Show End of Line
    Show All Characters

    If you set it to only “Show Whitespace and TAB”, then I think you’ll be happy with the result.

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