"Show virtual space at file bottom"

... in IDE settings, editor group.
What is this supposed to do? Even when I select it and scroll to the bottom of a file, there is nothing changed at all.
Also the help is still missing an explanation.

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You can see the effect by doing these steps:

1.) Enable the 'show virtual space...' option.
2.) Open a rather large Java source file.
3.) Scroll to the bottom by pressing . 4.) Press +. 5.) Press ]]>.
6.) Move the vertical scrollbar to its very end.

You will see that in steps 3 through 6 the visual portion of the file is moved upwards for a certain amount.

If you disable the option then the file position remains the same in steps 4 through 6.


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