This package is a component of the Atom editor. The advantage of using this package is the ability to switch between different lengths and types of tabs (soft and hard) quickly. This with just a few shortcuts. You can, for example, use tabs of 2 spaces for an HTML source code and tabs of 4 spaces for a PHP source code, without having to access the settings screen every time.
CTRL+2sets the tab length to 2 spaces;
CTRL+4sets the tab length to 4 spaces;
CTRL+8sets the tab length to 8 spaces.
To switch between hard tabs and soft tabs quickly, you can access:
Packages > Practical Tabs > Type
The Atom Practical Tabs package is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT License.
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