Is there a way to change default width of indentation when pressing Tab key? I know about the thing on top of the page where I can change them manually, but is there a way to change the width for all future "tabs" in the document?

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    I don't even remember what I was asking about a year ago, but moving the indentation slider thing on the ruler can solve this, so this is my accepted answer :p Jun 6, 2014 at 2:39
  • Ten years and apparently it hasn't been solved yet. I just wanted my tab key to add 4 spaces, instead of 12 in Google Docs.
    – 101is5
    Dec 9, 2023 at 20:55

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The signs are this is not possible eg with tabbing set at 1/2" and not configurable without use of the thing at the top of the page (ie 'ruler'!) though there are various ways to step 1/2" at a time.

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    How does this answer the questions? Jun 3, 2020 at 6:21

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