Has anyone else noticed unwanted spaces being injected to your code? It happens around special characters, like : @ # ! ?
For instance, I'll code something like: lcd.print("ABCD: ");
The next time I look at the file, that line says: lcd.print("ABCD : "); (notice the new, extra space before the colon)
This has happened to many of my projects. I'll reopen one, make an update to the code someplace NOT near the problem, and when I recompile and load the code to an Uno or a Mega, the LCD has extra spaces where they didn't used to be, sometimes causing row overflow. It happens in commands and in comments -- everything gets zapped with unwanted spaces around special characters.
If you have seen this behavior with the IDE (1.8.5) and know of a fix, please share it with me. I'm using a Windows 10 Home operating system on a year-and-a-half-old desktop, running version 2004 (OS Build 19041.450)