This guide will show you how to set the tab width in Atom. This is helpful if you have a standard tab spacing that is not equivalent to the default two spaces. Below you can see the difference between 2 spaces and 5 spaces.
Changing the tab width setting is easy if you follow the instructions below. You can always change it back if your tab to space standard changes.
- In the main menu, navigate to
- On the left hand side of the new tab, select
- Find the
Tab Lengthsection. You can see the default tab length is 2.
- Set the new
Tab Lengthto whatever you would like. In my case I chose
5and the difference can be seen in the first image of the post.
The setting will take places once you click out of the input field. As you can see it is easy to set the tab width in Atom. What is your standard tab width and why? Please comment below, I am interested in learning more on why this is a configuration in the first place.
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