Can I setup WinMerge so that it shows me the exact difference of single words?

Up to now the whole word/phrase is highlighted, even if only one character is different (see picture for an example).

The URL in line 11 is highlighted completely, even though only one character ("http" vs "https") is different Example Diff


You can indeed.

Open WinMerge, then under the Edit menu, choose Options:

Edit Menu

This will open the Options (Editor) window, from here, select the Editor sub-option. In here there will be a section labeled Line Difference Coloring where you can select how the differences will be highlighted. To do what you're wanting, make sure to check the box View line differences and select the option for Character level:

Options Editor

This will highlight the characters that are different on each line.


Hope that can help.

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