IntelliJ adding empty lines for every linebreak


When I open my code files in a simple text editor, they are displayed in a normal fashion. But when I open them with IntelliJ, there are additional empty lines after every linebreak, so between lines which are printed underneath each other normally there is one empty line. When there are 2 empty lines between to codelines in the original, IntelliJ makes that 4 empty lines. Upon saving, those 4 empty lines persist. How can I stop this?


Version Info:

Build #IU-241.14494.240, built on March 28, 2024

Runtime version: 17.0.10+8-b1207.12 amd64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.

Windows 11


Hello, Tobias Jung.

Could you please check the line separator settings for the files you encounter problems with? Could there be any hidden symbols in the files?


I figured I have to open those files in LF for things to work out . I set the global option “LIne sepeartor” to \n, but when I open a file, the bar you just screenshotted shows RF nevertheless


Tobias Jung, the general option you mentioned is applied to the new files only; you can see the hint under it. So, if you want the existing file to be opened with the separator, you should change it in the status bar.