Delete/backspace when using softtab

Christoffer Karlsson 7 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 2

When using soft tabs, backspace/delete at the beginning of an indented line only deletes one space instead of all the space matching a soft tab.

For example, say I have set my tab width to 4 spaces and use soft tabs, then if I have a line with an indent of two tabs (8 spaces) and then enter a new line and want to outdent it one tab (to 4 spaces), I'd usually hit backspace and expect one tab to be deleted (4 spaces), instead only 1 space is deleted (leaving 7 spaces).

Using shift-tab at the beginning of a line does work, but I'd argue it makes sense to do this for backspace as well (other editors do that, including Textatic on macOS AFAICT).


Thanks for letting me know about this problem. This used to work on iOS, too, but Apple changed the behavior when the backspace key is pressed. This will be fixed in the next update.