How to zoom in on white space symbols
Joseph M Cutcher III
I need the tiny black dots in this image (which are white space symbols) to be larger.
holding down Ctrl + Scroll only makes the text bigger. not the symbols.
One way to make this whitespace symbol bigger is to use a scripting language plugin
for example python script and use the funtion setWhitespaceSize from the editor object.
editor.setWhitespaceSize(4) # 2 is the default
This function called from a bufferactivated callback could do what you want to have.
This function called from a bufferactivated callback
Hi Claudia, I’m confused by that final part of your response as the OP didn’t ask to do this differently for different files/types. For myself, I just
.setWhitespaceSize()once in my startup.py and it works forevermore, globally…am I missing your point about this?
As @Scott-Sumner pointed out I’ve always had success just setting the white space size during initialization.
What I’ve done in the past is catch the SCN_ZOOMIN and SCN_ZOOMOUT notifications and use some simplistic mechanism to map the zoom value to an appropriate whitespace size so that it is changed dynamically.
Note though there is a bug in the version of Scintilla that Notepad++ uses which does not draw the white space exactly centered. This is really only noticeable if you set the whitespace large enough.
Thx for the hint and alternatives. Actually I thought it is a buffer setting but gave it a try
and have to confirm it isn’t. But it is a per editor attribute which means, we have to set
editor1 and editor2 from within startup.py