[texworks] what do the tab-width and auto-indent GUI mean?

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 12 20:03:49 CET 2010

On 10 Jan 2010, at 21:31, kap4lin wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 1:57 PM, kap4lin <kap4lin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On 2009-12-06 08:44, kap4lin wrote:
>>>> Now, I am not able to figure out two of the settings under Edit >
>>>> Preferences > Editor:
>>>> 1. Tab width (32 pt) -- I don't see any changes when 8 or 16 or 64 pt
>>>> is used? Is this the indent width? Pressing TAB always jumps 6
>>>> characters in the editor, no matter what this value is.
>>> Yes, this is supposed to be a tab size. Unfortunately, it currently
>>> isn't working (thanks for noticing and reporting). I have just posted a
>>> patch to fix this, though (see
>>> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=89) which Jonathan
>>> hopefully commits to svn soon.
>>> BTW: It's supposed to read "px" instead of "pt" (this is also fixed by
>>> my patch). And it's not generally 6 characters, as you can also work
>>> with proportional fonts in the editor. It is indeed the amount it says
>>> it is, e.g. 32 px.
>> Ah, great. May be I should move to the trunk from the stable!
> Sorry to dig this up. But was the patch never applied? I am running
> the r541 from trunk. And it is still 'pt' w/o any effect!

Thanks for the reminder; sorry, I forgot to apply this one. It's in there now.


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