At present jEdit has three word wrap modes which are as follows:
None: no word wrapping
Soft: word wrapping is done against the specified margin
Hard: the file is modified to insert new line breaks at the specified margin
These modes only work if there are space characters in the line. If jEdit is working with a file that has no space characters it does not wrap the line. This means it is not the editor of choice for this kind of file and other utilities like Windows Notepad are used instead.
I would like to request a new option "Wrap to Window" which works irrespective of the contents of a line. In effect it should make the horizontal scroll bar redundant.
I believe there are two choices for this new option:
1) A new Word Wrap mode, called Window
2) A new option Window Wrap that disables Word Wrap and when Word Wrap is enabled Window Wrap should be disabled
Initially I thought option 1 sounded right but as this new option will not word wrap but just wrap the second option might be better and clearer for new users.
I believe this would be a very valuable enhancement to jEdit and if nothing else will mean I don't keep having to use Windows Notepad!
Bug 1623562 contains some information relating to this and was the trigger for this request.
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