When programming in VS Code, I always use the Tab key for indenting. But, I was surprised that is stopped working all of a sudden. How do I fix this?

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    If you have enabled the "Tab Moves Focus" -mode, try pressing Ctrl + M, and then try if the tab key works correctly. Jun 6, 2019 at 19:58

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You have enabled the Tab Moves Focus -mode.

Press Ctrl+M to disable the mode. After that your Tab-key indents your code again.


Pressing Ctrl+M did not disable the mode for me, however the right side of the bar along the bottom of vs-code shows Tab Moves Focus as enabled, which you can click to disable.

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