Occasionally, I use Notepad to edit some form of code/html, which means I need to
tab a lot. The default indent size when hitting tab is eight spaces when ideally I'd like it be four.
Is there any way to change this setting?
Not with Window's Notepad, but the default tab for Notepad++ (free) is 4 characters. And it does A LOT more.
Windows notepad doesn't allow to modify the tab length. This is one of the motivations cause I have replaced it with notepad++ that does a lot more and allows the user to set the tab length as well: go to the menu Configuration > preferences > tabulations. In this mask there is the option to set it freely. How to replace ms win notepad with notepad++: Download n++ from the developer web site and when you install it the install wizard at a certain point shows an option to replace the built in windows notepad: check it and continue the setup procedures. Done. From now on you can enjoy the power of one of the best free text editors.