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Bug 76605 - Cannot change tab width for output window
Summary: Cannot change tab width for output window
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Output Window (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jaroslav Havlin
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-19 13:34 UTC by tkellerer
Modified: 2011-09-01 16:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description tkellerer 2006-05-19 13:34:53 UTC
The effective tab width for the output window is hardcoded to 8 characters and
cannot be changed through the Options dialog (neither basic nor advanced options).
Comment 1 Jiri Prox 2006-06-02 15:42:28 UTC
I'm afraid I don't understand it very well. Can you attach some screenshot?
Comment 2 tkellerer 2006-06-06 19:21:15 UTC
Assume the following code: System.out.println("1\tword);
It will be printed in the output window
1       word
as the output window assumes a tab is 8 spaces long. For every editor in NB I
can define the number of spaces NB assumes for each tab character. This is not
possible for the output window. I'm referring to the option available at 

Tools -> Options -> Advanced Options -> Editor Settings -> Java Editor -> Tab size

Comment 3 Jiri Prox 2006-06-07 09:00:37 UTC
The output is generated by ant, so reassigning there. Hope it's the right place.
Comment 4 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2008-02-07 15:51:23 UTC
Reassigning to new module owner Tomas Holy.