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

  • 1
    2.0.2 build 116 and still this option is missing.
    – carbonr
    Nov 25, 2013 at 5:39
  • 1
    This option is finally being implemented! Dec 18, 2013 at 20:52
  • clicked through your link Tachyon did not see anything mentioning the new option?
    – Randy L
    Feb 3, 2014 at 20:26
  • 4th paragraph: "and are in the process of shipping a new beta of Kaleidoscope with support for ignoring whitespace." Mar 13, 2014 at 17:20

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

  • It's also a setting (Preferences ->Text->Ignore differences in whitespace)
    – felipep
    Jan 22, 2015 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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