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Size of indentation

This is very random question, but on the video in VSCode he has indentation set as "Spaces:4". I have it set the same and in my document there are 4 spaces and in the video it looks rather like 2 spaces which is more readable and saves some space. How can I have a same look as in the video?

Just replace in VSCode preferences 4 with 2.

@Oksana Koyfman that is exactly what I am asking not to do as this is clearly not a solution, I want to keep my 4 spaces as he in the video. I thought there is some option to have indent shorter optically having 4 spaces.

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,855 Points

Hi Marcin,

Oksana is correct. The only way to do this is to change the tab size from 4 to 2.

This is overwritten when a file is opened or code is copy/pasted into the editor by the Detect Indentation flag in the settings. You can see in This Video that Andrew Drags-n-Drops code into the editor that has only 2 spaces indents, so 2 spaces is what will be used, regardless of what his editor is set to.

But simply, Oksana is right. If you want to only use 2 spaces, you are going to have to change the 4 to a 2 in your local editor. There is no "optically" option.

Keep coding! :) :dizzy:

ok, then I was wrong, thanks for explanation