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P.P. Quick features suggestions 2017-09-26 19:30:19
Hello,

I have been trying out Diffinity for a bit of time now and while I love the simplicity of use and visual interface, only a few things are preventing it from being really great. So I'd like to make a couple suggestions of features to add to future releases.

-Ability to insert a determined number of space characters instead of tab characters.
-Option to see whitespaces and/or carriage returns/line feeds by adding dots and symbols.
-Ability to move line numbers view to the right side of the screen for the right hand file.
-Option to reload files automatically if changed by an external program.

So I hope these features will be considered and they would surely make me switch to Deffinity as my main diff tool. Thank you and have a great day.



Anders Nivfors Re: Quick features suggestions 2017-09-26 20:48:48
Admin:
Hello and thanks for the feedback! See answers below.

- space instead of tabs
I'll note this down for future versions

- see whitespaces and/or carriage returns
This has been fixed already and will be part of the next version.

- move line numbers view to the right side
We've been looking at doing something with the right line numbers column, we'll see what it ends up with, either fixing so the edit lines are rendered on top of it or move it to the other side.

- option to reload files automatically if changed by an external program
This is already present in the current version

/Anders

P.P. Re: Quick features suggestions 2017-09-27 13:47:31
Thank you for your answer Anders. Rendering the edit lines over the numbers might be a good solution too. About the automatic detection of file modification I should have been more specific. I meant to add an option to have the reload be silent, without having to click YES to confirm that we wanted the diff to be updated.

Thanks again!

Anders Nivfors Re: Quick features suggestions 2017-09-27 19:04:53
Admin:
Ah I see, yes an option for that would be easy to add, I'll note it down. Thanks for the suggestion.