How to compare files?
Previous versions appear to have had this capability. Can’t find any mention of it now. How can one compare two versions of a file and have the differences highlighted? thanks!
It’s the Compare Plugin, currently at v2.0.0, which is available thru the Plugin Manager, or from the download link in this post from the developer.
Plugins > Compareis the menu, and
Plugins > Compare > Comparewill actually perform the comparison. I’m not sure, but I think it may have changed its keyboard shortcuts from the old v1.5.5 – if so, that might explain why you couldn’t find it… but since I never memorized the old shortcuts, I don’t know for sure. The toolbar icons look like the following, where I’ve selected the “Compare” button, which actually performs the comparison:
(I have selected
Settings > Preferences > General > Toolbar > ☑ Standard icons; if your settings are different, the icons may appear different as well)
The default shortcut for Compare command in v2.0.0 is Ctrl-Alt-C.
In previous versions it used to be Alt-D but since Alt-something is the Windows way to access the menu the shortcut was changed.
I tried installing the compare plug-in and after auto-restart the compare plug-in was still not there. So next time I did a manual restart and it worked.