Feature request: Virtual space
I like the virtual space option in Visual Studio. It allows the cursor to stay in the current column as it is moved up or down. I would like to see this option in Notepad++.
For feature requests to have any meaning they should go here: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/issues
For the record I really wanted virtual space too when I started working with NPP.
This feature is supported by Scintilla (don’t know how polished though) so it is just a matter of having a gui selection to enable it.
In theory a plugin may be able to add that support.
It can be enabled currently without an need for a code change to Notepad++. See http://superuser.com/questions/401551/notepad-cursor-past-end-of-line-virtual-spaces for a possible procedure (there are others, e.g. with Pythonscript).