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Editor Settings

An editor window provides you with a large set of customizable properties. The Editor settings page in the Tools » Settings… is used to configure these properties.

Editor Settings Page

Editor Schemes

Hex Editor Neo allows you to associate a particular set of options with a specific file pattern. File pattern is specified using the regular expression. When a file is opened in the editor, its full path is matched against a regular expression and if match succeeds, the specific scheme is used. Otherwise, the scheme called “All documents” is used.

Configurable Options

Font and Font Size
You can select the font and font size to be used by an editor window. Only monospace fonts can be selected. Hex Editor Neo automatically scans your system for all compatible fonts and presents them in a Font combo box.
This field lists all font density levels. At least regular and bold densities are usually present, while some fonts may provide with more intermediate density levels.
Line Spacing
Allows fine-tuning of line height in the editor window.

It is well known that humans better understand the screen table full of numbers if each odd table's row or column has different background color than even row or color.

Hex Editor Neo supports both row and column interlacing. In addition, it allows you to specify odd and even row/column color separately.

Interlacing provides you with a choice from three options: “None”, “Interlace columns” (the default one) and “Interlace rows”.

Specify the offset display mode. Choose from Hex, Decimal and Octal modes.
Display as
Specify the default display mode. Choose from Hex, Decimal, Octal, Binary, Float and Double modes.
Group by
Specify the default grouping mode. Choose from Bytes, Words, Double words and Quad words modes.
Specify the default number of columns. Choose one of the predefined values or enter any number from 1 to 9999.
Byte order
Specify whether little-endian or big-endian byte order is used by the editor window.
Select the default editor window encoding.
Smart Indentation

When this option is ON, additional small gaps are inserted between columns to improve readability.

Smart Indentation

Smart indentation is applied only when the number of columns in a window is a power of 2.

Code Pane
Specify whether the Code Pane is visible.
Text Pane
Specify whether the Text Pane is visible.

Any changes you make in this window automatically updates all applicable opened editor windows. If you have changed the specific options in the editor window, you can use the Take from current window button to copy those changes into this window.

Press the Reset to Default button to cancel your changes.

Default Values

By default, when the new editor window is created, it gets the following settings:

FontLucida Console, Regular, 12pt
Offset (address) display modeHex
Data display modeHex
Byte orderLittle-Endian
EncodingDefault ANSI
Smart indentationON
Code paneON
Text paneON