When I use textmate, I select multiple lines and I press TAB, I would like to change the indentation of my code, rather than deleting it.

Is there a way to change this functionality?

  • doesnt work anymore in the most recent stable version...
    – user4635
    Mar 24, 2011 at 9:34

3 Answers 3


Using Alt + Tab also works.

  • Handy to know...
    – Jason
    Nov 8, 2010 at 15:19

Not sure about changing the tab but you can use

CMD + }

to indent multiple lines of code at the same time.

CMD + {

pushes it to the right.


I like to hold down alt and then use the mouse to select a column of text. Then I hit tab to indent the lines.

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