[solved] IDE (1.6.10) auto format not indenting 4 spaces

Hi all,

I have modified editor.tabs.size=4 in ...AppData\Local\Arduino15\preferences.txt (Windows 7) and restarted the IDE.

Hit tab and the cursor jumps 4 spaces and after typing the new line, hitting return aligns the next line correctly - either directly underneath or indented another 4 spaces.

CTRL-T changes all the spacing back to 2 characters!

Do I have to change another preference somewhere?
I had no joy getting this work in previous IDE's either.

Thanks in advance.


The Auto Format indentation is set in {Arduino IDE installation folder}/lib/formatter.conf line 11:


It’s very annoying that you have to set the value in two different places.


Thanks ever so much for a quick reply.