Use this dialog box to explore changes to a file, or selection. The dialog box consists of two views:
The same dialog boxes are available on the context menu of a file or selected text in the editor.
This view shows the list of revisions of a file, with the date and time when the revision has been stored. Some of the revisions are supplied with tags and labels.
Revisions are tagged automatically, for example, on opening a project, committing changes, or performing test. You can also set your own labels.
|Click this button to revert the selected action.|
|Click this button to create a patch based on the selected local version.|
|Click this button to have the corresponding reference topic shown.|
The same actions are available on the context menu of each revision.
If a revision is selected in the History view, the left pane of the Differences view shows this read-only revision, with the differences against the current revision, which is displayed in the right pane. The current revision is editable.
|Ctrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+Insert, Alt+C or Escape, WCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCommand C or Command InsertCommand C or Command InsertCommand C or Command Insert||Click this button to copy the line at the caret or the selected fragment of text to the Clipboard.|
|or||F7F7F7F7F7F7F7Ctrl+F7F7F7Control F7 or Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift F7Shift F7Shift F7||Use these buttons to move to the next or previous difference.|
|Ignore whitespace||Use this drop-down list to define how the differences viewer should treat white spaces in the text.
|, or||Use these buttons to apply differences.|
|Legend||This area shows summary information about the encountered differences: the number of differences found and the color map.
The color map for the Differences viewer is configured in the Colors and Fonts page.