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I have the following settings to have two-space sized tab stops:

:set tabstop=2      
:set noexpandtab
:set shiftwidth=2

However, every time I hit Tab, two 2-space-width tabs go in. I just want a single 2-space-sized tab stop. What am I missing here?

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What is the value of shiftwidth? – romainl May 13 '13 at 20:26
    
:set shiftwidth=2, it is also 2 – user1027169 May 13 '13 at 20:34
    
If this answer worked for you, please mark it as the accepted answer, so that other users know that it worked and that the question has been answered. Thanks! – Duncan Lock Jun 21 '13 at 9:48
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Maybe softtabstop is set to 4? Try this:

:set tabstop=2
:set noexpandtab
:set shiftwidth=2
:set softtabstop=2
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