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Even though I have no characters selected, TeXstudio 2.8.4 appears to indent the whole line instead of inserting \t at the position my cursor is. This makes it a pain to, for instance, use tabs to align a table's columns.

How can I make the Tab key behave exactly as in typical text editor? (insert \t at the position of the text cursor, not at the beginning of the current line)

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    In my editor the TAB key does precisely nothing, so that I'm sure to not insert in my file any \t. I believe they're evil. ;-)
    – egreg
    Sep 12, 2014 at 23:35
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    The new version indeed binds TAB to “indent selection”. I get a <tab> with Alt-TAB.
    – egreg
    Sep 12, 2014 at 23:50
  • @egreg Unfortunately, Alt+Tab is the Windows shortcut for switching between windows, so that doesn't work for me. I tried setting the Indent selection hotkey to <none> instead of Tab, but the issue seems to persist (pressing tab inserts tabs at the beginning of the line, not the cursor). By the way, I don't mean anything strange by "inserting \t" - I just want the Tab key to do the same thing in TexStudio as in Notepad.
    – Superbest
    Sep 15, 2014 at 0:01

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This appears to be related to a bug in version 2.8.4.

tab is assigned to indentSelection, unfortunately the operation can't be left without a shortcut due to a bug (fixed in repository)

From the relevant bug report. Jan Sundermeyer says the bug will be fixed in the next version.

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