I recently upgraded to Notepad++ 5.5, and I can't find the tab indentation options. Does anybody know where they were moved? They used to be easily locatable in the Preferences menu, but apparently this has changed...

  • If you don't want to modify a language, but just change the current default, try: Settings, Preferences, Tab Settings, Tab Size. Jul 14, 2015 at 17:32

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Settings -> Preferences.

Go to the Language Menu/Tab Settings tab. The tab options are on the right-hand side.

Tab/indent away, good sir!

  • 9
    Okay, I'm blind; they moved the "tab" settings to the tab tab. lol
    – Jim Fell
    Sep 28, 2009 at 17:01
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    To be fair, NP++ config is hideous. Sep 28, 2009 at 18:26
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    sheesh. You'd think that would be a text box or an incrementer.
    – CAD bloke
    Mar 11, 2011 at 2:27
  • @DisgruntledGoat, I wonder how they organize it. I can better organize it using a random diceroll.
    – Pacerier
    Jun 18, 2015 at 23:35
  • In 7.7.1 find it under "Settings -> Preferences... -> Language -> Tab Settings". Set by clicking the underlined number. Check the list of languages for overrides of the default settings. Apr 27, 2020 at 17:07

Do you mean tab size? If so, check under Edit Components.

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    'Edit Components'?? What do you mean?
    – Pacerier
    Jun 18, 2015 at 23:36

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