I've been using Eclipse at work for a few years now and decided to try another IDE for a personal project. I chose IntelliJ IDEA because I like how it looks and because of all the positive opinions I heard and read about it. However, I'm one of those weird people who can't edit a text without having whitespaces showing. On top of that, the whitespace characters must be visible but unobtrusive, just like the ones in TextPad and Eclipse (single or double guillemets).
The arrow, whether in IntelliJ or Notepad++ is just too much to bear for my eyes. Is it possible to change that character? I must confess that I've never seen any editor that allowed users to change that specific character BUT if I were on an editor dev team, I would implement it AND, IntelliJ being that "configurable", I hope there's a way. Unfortunately, I haven't found it so I was hoping a knowledgeable user would know enough to enlighten me as to whether this is possible and if so, how.