Option for monospaced font in Text Editor

djdjohnson posted 1 year ago in Feature discussion
One option that would be nice to have is the ability to view the contents of the Text Editor (the one you get when you press F2 when a string column is selected) using a monospaced font such as Courier New or Lucida Console.

I have a number of database columns whose contents are designed to be viewed using a monospace font. To read them properly now I copy to the clipboard then paste into Notepad.

It would also be great if HeidiSQL remembered which columns were viewed with that monospaced font then use that same setting again when viewing that same column.

Thanks for listening!
kalvaro posted 1 year ago
I haven't tried but it's possible that it's using the font defined at "Tools/ Preferences/ Data appearance/ Font". I know it isn't what you're asking for but it can be a workaround.
ansgar posted 1 year ago
Yes, the font you specify in Tools > Preferences > Data appearance is the one which is used for the grids and also grid editing. I must say I also prefer a monospaced font for data in general, not only in some cases. Especially numbers and ISO dates are more readable and vertically aligned when using a monospace font.

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