[wingide-users] That annoying tabs and spaces message

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Sat Mar 23 15:43:17 EDT 2013

David Cortesi wrote:
> Since switching from the 101 to the Personal, I often get a warning 
> dialog when opening a file telling me that this file uses both tabs 
> and spaces for indentation, and do I want to convert it. I always 
> click "Convert".
> Oddly, although I click "convert" which I assume would modify the 
> file, the modified signal (dot in the red gumdrop) does not appear. 
> But usually I end up saving the file after edits anyway.
> And then the message appears again next time I open the file.
> In Preferences I have Default Indent Style: Spaces Only. I don't edit 
> these files in any other editor.
> Why doesn't "convert" actually modify the document?
> Why does the message keep coming back?

Can you send the file to support at wingware.com?

You may be able to turn off this warning with the Editor > Indentation > 
Show Python Indent Warning Dialog.  Please let me know if that doesn't help.



Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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