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I tried to change the width of indentation of my Eclipse IDE to 2 via Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Text Editors -> Displayed Tab Width.

However, when I press tab or shift + tab, I still indent or un-indent by 4 spaces. Why? This still occurs even after restarting Eclipse.

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If you search in preferences for the code formatter, I think you will find what you're looking for. It should be located under: Java > Code Style > Formatter

There should be a tab labeled Indentation with the settings which you seek to tweak.

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Also, see here for how to set up the formatter to auto-format your code with Ctrl+Shift+F.

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