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===General page===
====Tab Size====
This chapter describes all fileds within the {{dialog|Settings}} dialog of TED Notepad.
The {{field|Tab Size}} value specifies the size of each {{system|tab stop}}. These {{system|tab stops}} determine, how much each Tab character will shift the following text.
=====Table of Contents:=====
====Left Margin====
*[[General page]]
*[[Edit page]]
The {{field|Left Margin}} value specifies the size of the left {{system|selection margin}} of the document. This {{system|selection margin}} is a space between the text of the document and a border of the main window. Here a user can drag the mouse cursor to quickly select entire lines.
*[[Appearance page]]
*[[File page]]
====Text Limit====
*[[Save/Load page]]
*[[Clipboard page]]
The {{field|Text Limit}} value specifies the maximum allowed length of text of a document. If this value is to be breached, text may be truncated and a warning will be given. Use this limit in order to create a top limit of your documents. If no such limit is required, put zero into this field.
*[[Search page]]
*[[Tools page]]
{{version}} Prior to version '''4.5.2''', this value could be altered anytime in order to be able to edit a document of whatever size, but a specific positive value must have always been chosen. Version '''4.5.2''' allows to leave this field with zero value for no actual limit.
*[[Favourites page]]
*[[Filters page]]
====Persistent selection in Tools====
*[[Settings page]]
The {{field|Persistent selection in Tools}} setting specifies whether the selection should outlast all used tools. If checked, the selection will be updated to re-cover the results of any used tool. Otherwise, the selection will be discarded and the caret will be placed at the end of such results (exactly as if the results of that tool were pasted to the document using a clipboard).
Note: For some tools (e.g. {{feature|Indent}} selection with Tabs or {{feature|Quote Mail}}) the selection always persits, because these tools are ment to be used several times in sequence on the same selection.
{{tip}} Such a setting may become useful especially, when you need to perform several tools in sequence on the same text. Imagine that you need to use {{feature|Unique Lines}} tool and then additional {{feature|Sort}} on the uniqued lines. When this setting is enabled, the selection will automatically cover the results of the first tool, thus you may use the
second tool without need to re-select the text.
====Auto-indent text====
====Use spaces instead of Tabs====
====Include underscores within words====
The {{field|Include underscores within words}} specifies whether an Underscore character should be included within the definition of the {{defined|word letters}}. This definition is used when working with words, like {{feature|Select Word}} or {{feature|Complete Word}} features do.
Note: Other characters, those that are not included within the {{defined|word letters}} are furthermore divided into two groups: {{defined|white-spaces}} and {{defined|word delimiters}}. All word-oriented features of TED Notepad (e.g. {{feature|Select Word}}) usually treat all white-spaces as one delimiting character. In other words, {{feature|Select Word}} selects either a word or all consecutive white-spaces or a single word delimiter otherwise.
====Line numbers unwrapped====
The {{field|Line numbers from unwrapped lines}} specifies whether the lines of a document are not to be counted according to the actual word wrapping. The actual line number is displayed in the {{feature|Status Bar}} and may be used, for example, in the {{button|Go to Line}} feature.
====Complete Word dialog sorted====
The {{field|Complete Word dialog sorted}} specifies whether the {{feature|Complete Word}} dialog items are to be sorted alphabetically, or by their preceding order in the document. See chapter [[Edit menu]] for more details about the {{feature|Complete Word}} feature.
====Enable exit by Esc key====
The {{field|Enable exit by Esc key}} enables or disables the {{hotkey|Esc}} and {{hotkey|Shift+Esc}} hotkeys.
====Show recently opened files====
The {{field|Show recently opened files}} specifies whether the {{feature|Recent Files}} menu is to be active. The {{feature|Recently opened files}} are always maintained, but they are saved upon {{feature|Exit}} only when this setting is turned on.
Note: To save {{feature|Recent Files}} succesfully, no {{feature|/ns}} command line parameter, nor the {{feature|Exit without saving!}} may take their place. See chapters [[Command line parameters]] and [[File menu]].
====Empty recent files menu====
The {{button|Empty recent files menu}} button empties the list of the {{feature|Recently opened files}}.
====Fixed-width Font, Proportional Font====
The {{field|Fixed-width Font}} specifies whether the default system fixed-width font is to be used as a {{field|fixed-width}} font or a custom user's font. Use the {{field|Primary font}} button to choose this custom user's font.
The {{field|Proportional Font}} specifies whether a default system font is to be used as a {{field|proportional}} font or a custom user's font. Use the {{field|Secondary font}} button to choose this custom user's font.
====Use multi-level Undo/Redo====
The {{field|Use multi-level Undo/Redo}} turns on/off the multi-level {{feature|Undo/Redo}} feature. See chapter [[RichEdit clone]].
====Clear Undo buffer upon Save====
The {{field|Clear Undo buffer upon Save}} specifies whether to forget all multi-level actions upon the {{feature|Save}} operation. The last action remains remembered anyway. This option has no effect when {{field|Use multi-level Undo/Redo}} option is turned off. See chapter [[RichEdit clone]].
====Automatic detection of URLs====
The {{field|Automatic detection of URLs}} specifies whether URLs are to be detected and highlighted in the document. Note: It may be necessary to reload somehow the text of the document after applying of the settings/options to get the autodetection fully working. This is because only loaded or somehow modified text is searched for URLs and each apply of the settings/options may discard all previously found links. See chapter [[RichEdit clone]].
====Use doubleclick to launch URLs====
The {{field|Use doubleclick to launch URLs}} specifies whether a doubleclick or a single click on an auto-detected URL is required to launch it in a default internet browser. See chapter [[RichEdit clone]].
===File page===
====Default encoding====
The {{field|Default encoding}} specifies a default file encoding that should be used for new documents. Supported encodings are {{system|ANSI}}, both {{system|Unicodes}} and {{system|UTF-8}}.
Note: See chapter [[Managing documents]] for more informations about these file encodings, their usage, advantages and also their pitfalls.
====Default newlines====
The {{field|Allow UNIX/Mac newlines support}} specifies whether the transparent UNIX/Mac newlines support is to be available.
See chapter [[Managing documents]] for more details about transparent newlines support.
{{todo|Describe more.}}
====Open/Save dialog filters====
The {{field|Open/Save dialog filters}} defines filters,  that are to be used in the {{dialog|Open/Save}} dialogs as file filters. They appear in a combo-box, usually bellow the file name box. Such a filter consists of two {{defined|strings}} separated by a Pipe character.
The first {{defined|string}} in a filter is a name to be displayed that describes the filter (e.g. {{string|Text Files}}). The second one specifies the filtering pattern (e.g. {{string|*.txt}}). Therefore a filter for text files would look like this: {{string|Text Files|*.txt}} or maybe even like this: {{string|Text Files (*.txt)|*.txt}}.
To specify multiple filtering patterns for a single filter, use a semicolon to separate the patterns (e.g. {{string|*.txt;*.doc;*.bak}}). A filtering pattern can be a combination of valid filename characters and an asterisk wildcard character. Do not include spaces in the pattern string.
Several filters are to be delimited also by a Pipe character. Therefore this {{dialog|Open/Save Dialog Filters}} value should eventually consist of pairs of {{defined|strings}} delimited by Pipes. Each pair defines one filter: a name and its filtering pattern.
====Default file extension====
The {{field|Use default file extension, if missing}} setting specifies whether the {{feature|Sa

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This chapter describes all fileds within the Settings dialog of TED Notepad.

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