Tabs and Shifting Text
When a tab is inserted in the text, the tab is replaced by 4 spaces. This setting is hardcoded, as preference pages are not supported yet.
Pressing backspace on a line with white space before the caret is interpreted as backspacing an indentation level. 4 spaces will be deleted.
To shift lines of code to the right (i.e. indent):
- Select the lines you wish to shift right
- Press Tab
To shift lines of code to the left (i.e. outdent):
- Select the lines you wish to shift left
- Press Shift+Tab
Shifting is done by adding or removing 4 spaces before the text on the lines in the current selection. Left-shifting is also possible when the lines start with than less than 4 spaces. In that case, the lines loose all indentation. Note that Eclipse will not left-shift lines that have different indentation levels.