Issue #686 open

Hide dot in first column when whitespace is visible

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In the commit window one can make whitespace visible. The first column is used to display the chars + or - for the diffs. But it shows dots in unchanged lines when whitespace is visible. This can be confusing when I try to eliminate whitespace from otherwise empty lines. For those it displays “·LF” although there is no whitespace in that line. I suggest to keep the first column empty if no +, - or @ displayed.

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  1. Steve Borho

    This is not a configurable option, it's simply the format of unified diff going back more than 20 years. FWIW, it also throws off tab stops.

    One option is to pull the first column into the margin; this has been on the Nit list for nearly a year

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