[Tex/LaTex] TexStudio indents the line instead of inserting a tab when I press Tab

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Even though I have no characters selected, TeXstudio 2.8.4 appears to indent the whole line instead of inserting \t at the position my cursor is. This makes it a pain to, for instance, use tabs to align a table's columns.

How can I make the Tab key behave exactly as in typical text editor? (insert \t at the position of the text cursor, not at the beginning of the current line)

Best Answer

This appears to be related to a bug in version 2.8.4.

tab is assigned to indentSelection, unfortunately the operation can't be left without a shortcut due to a bug (fixed in repository)

From the relevant bug report. Jan Sundermeyer says the bug will be fixed in the next version.