Use the General page of the Settings/Preferences dialog to configure the editor behaviour and customize its view.
Change font size with Ctrl/Command+Mouse Wheel
If this checkbox is selected, a particular editor font size can be changed by rolling the mouse wheel while holding the ⌘ key.
This checkbox also affects font size in quick documentation lookup .
If the checkbox is cleared, rolling the mouse wheel while holding the ⌘ key scrolls the editor.
Move code fragments with drag-and-drop
If this checkbox is selected, you can drag-and-drop code fragments in the editor.
Soft-wrap these files
Use this field to apply soft wraps to specific file types (For example, it might be helpful when you are writing documentation in markdown files). Enter file extensions separating them with semicolon.
You can also enable or disable soft wraps right in the editor:
Use the original line's indent for wrapped fragments
Select this checkbox to use custom indentation for soft wraps on resizing the editor or console. Use the Add additional indent field to specify the indent number.
Only show soft-wrap indicators for the current line
If this checkbox is selected, the soft wrap characters will be shown in the active logical line only.
Otherwise, soft wraps characters will be shown at the end of each line, and at the beginning of each next line.
Allow caret placement
Show virtual space at the bottom of the file
If this checkbox is selected, the currently edited line (even if it is the final line) can be scrolled to the top of the screen. CLion adds the necessary amount of virtual lines.
When moving by words
Use this list to configure where the caret should stop when moved by words. You can select from the following options:
Upon line break
Use this list to configure where the caret should stop on line breaks. You can select from the following options:
Strip trailing spaces on Save for
Select the mode in which CLion will handle trailing spaces at the end of lines on file saving:
Delete trailing spaces on caret line
If this option is selected, trailing spaces will be stripped on the line where the caret is placed on save operation.
Ensure an empty line at the end of a file on Save
Select this checkbox to have CLion automatically add an empty line in the end of a file during the save procedure.
Highlight modified lines in gutter
Select this checkbox if you want added/modified lines to be highlighted with a color stripe in the left editor gutter.
Highlight lines with whitespace-only modifications with a different color
This option only becomes available if the Highlight modified lines in gutter option is enabled.
Select this checkbox if you want lines where only whitespaces were added/removed to be highlighted with a different color from lines with more significant modifications.
If this option is enabled, the editor scrolls the page when you navigate to an element, instead of just jumping to the target location.
Recent file limit
In this field, specify how many file names can be included in the list of recent files.
Recent locations limit
In this field, specify how many recently viewed code snippets can be included in the list of recent locations.
Copy (Ctrl+C) a text fragment as
Color scheme for copied fragment
Use this list to select a color scheme for the text copy. You can select from the following options: