Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· stephane

TextMate 2: Set a tab size and soft tabs by default

At Identified, we use a tab size of 2 and soft tabs. It was pretty easy to tell TextMate to use this behavior but since I switched to TextMate 2, I couldn’t find a better way than telling TextMate my preferences for each files I opened (which is not very convenient).

Fortunately, after some queries on Google, I found the solution to my problem.

To set a tab size by default, go to TextMate 2’s preferences > Variables and add a new variable “tabSize” with the size as the value (in my case, 2).

To set soft tabs by default, add the variable “softTabs” and set it to ‘true’.

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Nice! I think you still have to restart the app, but works great.

over 1 year ago ·