Configure Preferences: Editing
Menu: Configure > Preferences
Default Shortcut Key: none
Macro function: ConfigurePreferences()
The Editing page of the Configure Preferences dialog box contains options which relate to the editing of text files:
Default edit mode is Insert
Use this option to set the default edit mode to Insert. In Insert mode, existing text is pushed rightward to make room for characters which are typed from the keyboard. Note that this option causes newly created windows to begin in Insert mode, but it does not change the edit mode of any editor windows that may already be open.
Default edit mode is Typeover
Use this option to set the default edit mode to Typeover. In Typeover mode, characters which are typed from the keyboard replace existing text. Note that this option causes newly created windows to begin in Typeover mode, but it does not change the edit mode of any editor windows that may already be open.
Default word wrap mode is on
Use this option to change the default Word Wrap setting to on. Note that this option causes newly created windows to begin with Word Wrap on, but it does not change the Word Wrap mode of any editor windows that may already be open. The Word Wrap command can be used to change the word wrap setting for the current editor window, independent of this option.
Set active clipboard to Windows on startup
When checked, this options ensures that the active clipboard will be restored to the Windows clipboard each time Boxer is started.
Auto-indent to match indent of previous line
Use this option to enable Auto-indent. When Auto-Indent is active, pressing Enter at the end of a line will place the text cursor on a new line below with an indent level equal to that of the line above.
Stay at insertion point when Pasting
Use this option to cause the text cursor to remain at the point of insertion following a Paste operation. If inactive, the text cursor is placed at the end of the text which was pasted.
Cut/Copy/Append commands use text of current line when text is not selected
This option permits the Cut, Copy, Append and Cut Append commands to operate on the current line as though it were selected. Simply issue the desired command from any point on the line and the operation will be performed as though the whole line were selected.
Release selection after Cut, Copy, Append, Delete
When selected, this options causes a text selection to be automatically released after a clipboard operation is performed.
Backspace preserves text alignment when used in Typeover mode
Use this option to make the Backspace key overwrite with spaces when used in Typeover mode.
Allow Reformat to break lines after hyphens and em-dashes
When selected, this option allows the Paragraph | Reformat command to break a line after a hyphen (-) or an em-dash (--).
Allow Reformat to break lines after ellipses
When selected, this option allows the Paragraph | Reformat command to break a line after an ellipsis (...).
Find, Replace dialogs suggest word at text cursor as the initial search string
Undo buffer size
Use this command to set the buffer size used by the Undo command. Values between 2048 and 65535 are permitted. This value represents the amount of memory (in bytes) which is reserved for tracking undo information.
The default value is 65535, which is also the maximum value. There is little reason to select smaller values, as the memory cost is small compared to the utility that Undo provides.
Allow undo after File Save
Use this option to indicate that the Undo command should remain operable after the Save command is used, thereby allowing changes which occurred before Save to be undone. If this option is inactive, the Save command has the effect of the Clear Undo command, since Undo information is lost for changes made before the save.
Use this option to specify the symbol (or symbols) which are to be used by the Quote and Reformat command during its operation.
Apply quoting string only to line one
Use this option to designate that the Quote and Reformat command apply the Quoting String to the first line of the paragraph quoted.
Apply quoting string to all lines
Use this option to designate that the Quote and Reformat command apply the Quoting String to the all lines within the paragraph quoted.
Set mating pairs for Find Mate
This option can be used to edit the mating pairs which are used by the Find Mate command. The Find Mate command is used to jump quickly from a parenthetical element at the text cursor to its mate.
When the ellipsis (...) button is clicked, a small edit window appears which contains the currently defined pairs:
Each mating pair resides on a single line, with the equal sign (=) being used to separate the opening string from the closing string. Pairs can be removed from the list, or new pairs can be added. Click OK to save the changes.
Auto Close HTML, XML tags
This option can be used to enable or disable Boxer's Auto Tag Close feature. When enabled, and when an eligible file type is being edited, Boxer will automatically create the closing tag and place the cursor between the tags. For example, when you type <center>, Boxer automatically completes the tag with </center> and places the text cursor between the tags.
Auto Tag Close file extensions
Use this option to control which file types are eligible for the Auto Tag Close feature. When the ellipsis (...) button is clicked, a small edit window appears which contains the eligible file extensions.
Line ender for new files
This option can be used to set the default line ender type for newly created files. Choose from PC, Macintosh or Unix style line enders. A file's line ender can also be changed from the File | Properties dialog.