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In Kaleidoscope, how do I configure it to ignore whitespaces?

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I emailed the support team and the answer is:

As of Kaleidoscope 1.1.2, there is no way to ignore whitespace in Kaleidoscope.

Also see this tweet

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2.0.2 build 116 and still this option is missing. –  carbonr Nov 25 '13 at 5:39
This option is finally being implemented! –  TachyonVortex Dec 18 '13 at 20:52
clicked through your link Tachyon did not see anything mentioning the new option? –  the0ther Feb 3 '14 at 20:26
4th paragraph: "and are in the process of shipping a new beta of Kaleidoscope with support for ignoring whitespace." –  Jonathan Van Matre Mar 13 '14 at 17:20

Kaleidoscope 2.1 beta has the "ignore whitespace" feature. It is on the bottom toolbar. See: http://www.kaleidoscopeapp.com/beta

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It's also a setting (Preferences ->Text->Ignore differences in whitespace) –  felipep Jan 22 at 16:19

You may want to look at http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/ for a free alternative that runs on OS X and supports many more functions than Kaleidoscope.

KDiff3 obviously doesn't have as fancy of an interface, but it works well and supports all the things Kaleidoscope is still lacking, like merging and whitespace/line ending ignoring.

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