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I can not find a settings in TextEdit to disable line wrap. I have found only wrap to page/window.

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I know that this does not answer your question, but let me suggest you TextWrangler as a free and more featured alternative to TextEdit.

Hope it helps.

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Thanks Pablo, I am actually looking for less features, not more. :) I will take a look at TextWrangler. –  Željko Filipin Dec 9 '09 at 13:24

Another suggestion is to try smultron.

I don't think textedit is designed to be much more than demoware.

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Thanks, I got another suggestion to try smultron, I have already installed it. –  Željko Filipin Dec 9 '09 at 16:08

This isn't possible and you can't even dig into the plist file to override this behaviour. But you can get close.

In File → Page Setup create a Custom Page size with absurdly huge margins:

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Now select Format → Wrap to Page and TextEdit will now have horizontal scroll bars, but you'll be stuck with an annoying whitespace on the top and left side of the page.

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