I have the settings for this done correctly.

enter image description here However for certain cases, like when I declare or initialize an anonymous class, and eclipse puts out auto-generated code, all of that is still tab-spaced. Is there a workaround to this?

  • Which editor in Eclipse are you actually using, though? Formatting rules might case an editor to ignore this preference. – nitind Feb 18 '15 at 16:05
  • normal java editor - eclipse luna – deostroll Feb 18 '15 at 16:44

For the Java Editor, it's controlled with/by the Java Formatter preferences. Java Editor Typing preferences Relevant section of the Formatter profile

  • I'm not sure why there would be a general offer of 'insert spaces for tabs' yet not respect it. – Queso May 6 '16 at 14:48
  • Thanks. I couldn't modify the built-in profile, so first I had to create my own. Luckily, you can copy a built-in profile and then customize it. – Jabba Oct 9 '16 at 9:43

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