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Bug 117161 - simple way to turn off text line limit
Summary: simple way to turn off text line limit
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formatting & Indentation (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Dusan Balek
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-09-30 16:57 UTC by _ jrichard
Modified: 2017-06-22 08:14 UTC (History)
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Description _ jrichard 2007-09-30 16:57:34 UTC
The Netbeans 6.0 beta 1 options dialog for java code editing doesn't have a way to disable text line limit.    I can disable it if I go into the "magic"  Advanced 
Options dialog and drill down to the correct editor, but no typical Netbeans user does this.  They just live with the ugly line.   (OK, you can change the color - 
but that's weird too, why can I change the color but not get rid of it or change the number of characters that the limit is at?)

Anyway, I think it would be good to have a checkbox to "enable line text limit" in the standard options dialog.
Comment 1 vrtata 2007-12-09 05:25:21 UTC
The option to disable the Text Line Limit does not even exist after drilling down into the Advanced options.
Comment 2 Vitezslav Stejskal 2007-12-11 09:43:06 UTC
Yes, we need the checkbox somewhere. The number of characters where the line is drawn can be controlled from
Tools-Options -> Editor -> Indentation -> Right margin. In the meantime you can set this to eg. 200 so that it stays off
screen most of the time.
Comment 3 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 07:26:17 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss
Comment 4 datazuul 2017-06-22 08:01:38 UTC
Still the same behaviour under 8.2.

Max value for Tools - Options - Editor - All Languages - Right Margin = 200
and no checkbox to deactivate "Right Margin" line length limit
Comment 5 datazuul 2017-06-22 08:14:18 UTC
additional info to previous comment:
requirement: just delete max value 200, so that values > 200 can be given. (we need for example 256)