Tab acting like alt-backspace


#1

Sooooo…I have been using atom for a while now on multiple computers and have recently run into an issue that I am not sure what the source is. I use emmet.io to develop html, etc. However, recently when I hit tab, rather than expanding the text, the key press behaves like alt-backspace and deletes to the beginning of the last word. I can’t find anyting in my keybindings to indicate that this should be expected behavior and I have nothing in my keymap.cson file either. This is incredibly frustrating as I find the productivity enhancement that emmet.io provides in my html development almost necessary.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this. Matt


#2

There’s actually a FAQ about Emmet for causing problems like this:

There are links in there to resources that may be of assistance.


#3

Thanks. It looks like this is an issue that someone else reported on the github page of emmet.

Sigh…now what? Is there a tool similar to emmet that does work?


#4

selector-to-tag does something similar, but it’s very basic.