I’m having a hard time getting tabs to behave like I expect. I have set tabLength to 3 (using the settings > editor panel), and I have also mandated soft tabs and turned on the indent guide.
The expected behavior is that when I press ‘tab’ (i.e on a new line) I will get 3 spaces. I also expect the indent guides to be lined up 3 spaces apart. What I get is a 4-space tab, and indent guides that are 4 spaces apart. In fact, nothing I do seems to actually change the size of the tabs or indent guides, including reverting to the default setting of 2.
AutoIndent is off, for now. I am using the consolas font family, but I have also tried courier just to make sure it wasn’t a monospacing issue. I’m working on Python file, and Atom has the grammar properly identified. This is a day-old install of Atom under Windows 10. I have restarted Atom a couple of times and tried --safe, with no effect.
My editor settings in the config.cson file show that my inputs in the config panel have been accepted:
Any idea what I’m doing wrong here?