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Tab Size preference is ignored

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Fixed/

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Jake Munson / yacoubean (Jake Munson)

Created: 05/14/2014

Components: Preferences

Versions: 3.0

Failure Type:

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: PublicBeta / 290015

Priority/Frequency: Major / All users will encounter

Locale/System: English / Windows 7 32 bit

Vote Count: 3

Problem Description: If you use the Eclipse preferences to adjust the Tab Size in the editor, the change is not reflected in the editor. I have tried changing the Tab Size in multiple locations in the preferences, but none of them work.

Steps to Reproduce: I found 3 places to adjust the tab width in the preferences:
1. General->Editors->Text Editors->Displayed tab width
2. Java->Code Style->Formatter->Edit...->Indentation->Tab size
3. ColdFusion->Profiles->Editor->Formatter->Edit...->Indentation->Tab Size

I changed the tab size in all of the above to 2.

Actual Result: The tab size remains at 4.

Expected Result: The tab size is changed to 2.

Any Workarounds: None.

----------------------------- Additional Watson Details -----------------------------

Watson Bug ID:	3760370

External Customer Info:
External Company:  
External Customer Name: yacoubean
External Customer Email:  
External Test Config: My Hardware and Environment details: 

Intel Xeon 3.2 GHz

4 GB of RAM


Windows 7 Enterprise SP 1

Java 1.7.0_55



Yes, I found this to be annoying too. Please fix.
Vote by extuser
27048 | May 14, 2014 10:13:48 PM GMT
Setting tab preferences in General->Editors->Text Editors->"Displayed tab width" should now work in CFB editors.
Comment by Ram K.
27038 | May 23, 2014 03:38:57 AM GMT
I just confirmed that this is working in the final release of CFB3 (not the beta).
Comment by External U.
27039 | May 23, 2014 10:31:40 AM GMT
Please fix this. I'm still using ColdFusion Builder 2 because of this Bug in ColdFusion Builder 3.
Vote by extuser
27049 | May 23, 2014 02:52:24 PM GMT
Please fix this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vote by extuser
27050 | May 24, 2014 10:50:13 PM GMT
Sorry – but it still not works. I’ve tried it with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (both as Eclipse Plugin and as standalone installation). Unfortunately ColdFusion Builder still ignores the Tab size change to 2. I’m using Version: (which I’ve have downloaded from Adobe).
Comment by External U.
27040 | May 26, 2014 01:35:24 AM GMT
Note that this fix is not released to public yet. It will be available in one of the updates soon.
Comment by Ram K.
27041 | May 26, 2014 04:24:37 AM GMT
As indicated in the comments on this forum thread:, this is not completely fixed. Changing the tab setting works for the current file open in CFBuilder, but as soon as you close the file and reopen it, the display reverts back to a tab spacing of 4 (instead of whatever has been set in the preferences). Please reopen this bug.
Comment by External U.
27042 | June 11, 2014 10:47:27 AM GMT
As I mentioned, the fix is not released to public yet. The first update released for CFB also does not contain this fix.
Comment by Ram K.
27043 | June 12, 2014 08:31:00 AM GMT
@Ram, Sorry. I think the fact that your comment come before the release of the first "update", and seeing a somewhat changed behavior in the new build of CFBuilder (tab space setting actually partially works), we assumed that the update you spoke of was part of the same one released at the end of May. Will await the next update eagerly. :-) -Carl V.
Comment by External U.
27044 | June 12, 2014 09:51:04 AM GMT
@Ram, I retract my previous comment. The built shown to the right (Fixed in Build) is 290015. My current build in CFBuilder 3 (per Help-->Product Details) is 290048. Seems like a newer build than the one it was supposedly fixed in. So aside from build numbers generally being meaningless to end users (as there isn't to my knowledge a way to match build numbers with Update numbers), do they not go in order sequentially (as one would assume)? Shouldn't build 290048 have everything in build 290015 and more? Or is the build number shown here incorrect? Color me confused...
Comment by External U.
27045 | June 12, 2014 10:22:58 AM GMT
@Carl, the hotfix/update source branch is different from the main source branch. The fix was made in the main branch but was not taken into the hotfix branch. So even though build number of the hotfix is greater than the fix build number of this bug (from the main branch), not all the fixes from main branch are brought in to the hotfix branch.
Comment by Ram K.
27046 | June 12, 2014 10:31:17 AM GMT
@Ram, I think this speaks to a problem that I and others have brought to Adobe's attention in the past: showing the build numbers to end-users is pointless, since we are completely unaware of the internals of the build process. Instead, it should be version and updater numbers (at least for CF10+ / CFBuilder). Then we can all stop going "wait, it's still broken" and "when is this fix going to be available?" when we see an "internal" build number appear in the "Fixed In Build" box. I think maybe I've found a blog topic for myself...
Comment by External U.
27047 | June 12, 2014 11:58:55 AM GMT