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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}}. 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 for your documents. If no such limit is required, leave zero in this field.
*[[Search page]]
*[[Tools page]]
{{version}} Prior to version '''4.5.2''', this value could be altered any time 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}} setting 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}} setting specifies whether the lines of a document are to be counted according to the actual word wrapping or not. Turn this setting on to count the lines unwrapped, even while they are being {{feature|word wrapped}}.
The number of the actual line 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}} setting specifies whether the {{feature|Complete Word}} dialog items are to be sorted alphabetically, or shown according to 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}} setting enables or disables the {{hotkey|Esc}} and {{hotkey|Shift+Esc}} hotkeys.
====Show recently opened files====
The {{field|Show recently opened files}} setting 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|Save As}} dialog should always append a default extension to a file name when no extension is specified by user. The default extension may not exceed 4 characters.
Default extension for plain-text documents is usually {{string|txt}}, but some users may choose to override this and use another value. E.g. Use {{string|html}}, if you creat more HTML documents than simple text files.
====File associations manager====
{{todo|Describe later.}}
===Favourites page===
See chapter [[Favourites]] for any details.
===Filters page===
See chapter [[Text Filters]] for any details.
===Settings page===
This page offers a place to specify, which categories of options and settings are to be saved upon every exit, so they outlast to the next time, TED Notepad is started.
If none of these categories is ever saved, TED Notepad will always be running with the default or preset values. If these categories are saved only once, directly after configuring TED Notepad to your specific needs, TED Notepad will always start with such desired configuration. See below.
Furthermore, if these categories are saved upon every exit, TED Notepad always starts the same way it was closed for the last time. This is the default behavior.
Note, that these settings are not shared between two running instances of TED Notepad. Therefore, if you change the {{feature|word wrapping}} in one window, the other one will remain unchanged. That is usually desired, however, if you add a new {{feature|favourite}} in one window, it will not be present in the second one. You will have to save the settings of the first window (e.g. by closing it, which will save all the {{feature|favourites}}).
====Save settings on exit====
The {{field|Save settings on exit}} option specifies whether any options/settings should be saved at all. Saved options/settings are automatically loaded when TED Notepad is runned next time. If this option is not checked, the settings are not saved upon any exit, therefore, they remain the same as they were before.
If you want the settings never to be saved and never to be loaded, uncheck this option the very first time you run TED Notepad and click the {{button|Save checked settings}} button. From now on no other settings will then be saved anymore as well as they have never been before - nothing to load the next time TED Notepad is started.
Note: The technique above will actually save one setting, saying not to save any other settings. To prevent TED Notepad completely from saving any settings, use {{feature|/nl}} and {{feature|/ns}} command line parameters. See chapter [[Command line parameters]].
If you want to preset the settings once and then have them all the same every time you start TED Notepad, make the changes and then click the {{button|Save checked settings}} button. The settings will be saved. Then uncheck this {{field|Save settings on exit}} checkbox and click the {{button|Save checked settings}} button again. From now on no new settings will ever be saved.
====Save window position====
The {{field|Save window position}} specifies whether the main window's position is to be saved. If saved, the next time TED Notepad is started, it will appear on the same position as before. Turning this option on is not recommended much. See notes below for details.
<small>Troubleshooting note: If you are using two displays/monitors, you may simply choose to place TED Notepad on the second display. However, when you disconnect one of those displays later and run TED Notepad, its window will be opened on the missing display and will become quite invisible. It may be quite tricky to move it back into viewable area. Therefore, be careful about this setting. A lot of users already get their window lost this way.</small>
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====Save window size====
The {{field|Save window size}} specifies whether the main window's size is to be saved. If saved, the next time TED Notepad is started, its size will be the same as before. Otherwise, it depends on the system, how big the window will be.
====Save basic options====
The {{field|Save basic options}} category specifies whether basic options from the [[Options menu]] are to be saved. These are the switches that are usually touched a lot according to specific types of documents and/or the type of usage. Especially, the {{feature|Word Wrap}} option, the {{feature|Status Bar}} visibility option, the {{feature|Stay on Top}} and the {{feature|Fixed-width Font}} options belong to this category.
====Save actual search====
{{todo|Describe later.}}
====Save settings====
The {{field|Save settings}} category specifies whether the settings from the {{dialog|Settings}} dialog are to be saved. These are the settings that are usually not modified a lot.
Note: This category actually archs over the saving of nearly all the settings in the {{dialog|Settings}} dialog. However, note, that {{feature|Favourites}} and {{feature|Filters}} are treated as separate categories.
====Save Filters====
{{todo|Describe later.}}
====Save phrases from tools====
The {{field|Save phrases from tools}} category specifies whether phrases and also some options from the dialogs of tools are to be saved.
====Save Extended Clipboards====
The {{field|Save Extended Clipboards}} category specifies whether content of the {{feature|Extended Clipboards}} is to be saved. See chapter [[Clipboards menu]] for more details about the {{feature|Extended Clipboards}}.
====Save checked settings====
The {{button|Save checked settings}} button saves all current settings according to the check boxes above, exactly as they would be saved upon exit.
Note: This button is disabled, if {{feature|/ns}} command line parameter takes place. See chapter [[Command line parameters]] for more details.
====Restore defaults====
The {{button|Restore defaults}} button restores all options/settings to their default values as if no options/settings were ever loaded and/or modified. Note, that if you restore all options/settings, but choose not to save them, they will not remain ''restored'' next time TED Notepad is launched.
Note: There are two options that may not be restored this way: window position and window size.

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

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