Navigate through tabs-as-spaces as if they were actually tabs.

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by tiwahu | April 11 2016

by Jukka Hyvärinen | April 08 2015

With other people forcing me into spaces, this just might save my sanity.

by mful | January 15 2015

Switching to 5 star due to fix of SQL intellisense issue.

by Mikey Jensen (The Fantastic) | September 05 2014

I like it, but it's a little buggy sometimes (caret ends up at weird places that it wouldn't otherwise -- like the beginning of a line instead of at the next logical insertion point) -- also it only seems to work if "use spaces instead of tabs" is set as your preference in the editor and I don't think there's a way to configure it... that's a shame when you have to deal with other people's projects/code and don't want to change your settings.

by drwestco | February 28 2014

Good idea - normal one-space-at-a-time backspace is infuriating. Getting better with each update!

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  • VS2013 support?
    2 Posts | Last post August 11, 2016
    • I used to use this extension in VS2013 and came to rely on it. Now it no longer seems to support VS2013. Any chance you could update it to support 2013 again?
    • Ah, never mind. I see there's a VS2013 version on the github site:
      Would be nice if the version in the VS Extension Gallery supported both versions, but I'm glad a VS2013 version is available in some form.
  • TabSanity requires a version of the .NET Framework that is not installed
    3 Posts | Last post July 21, 2015
    • I have 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.5.1, and 4.5.2 all installed and I get this error message when trying to install Tab Sanity:
      6/22/2015 4:43:03 PM - Beginning to install extension to Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013...
      6/22/2015 4:43:03 PM - Install Error : Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.MissingTargetFrameworkException: The extension 'TabSanity' requires a version of the .NET Framework that is not installed.
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.CheckForValidDotNetFramework(IExtension extension)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.CheckForInstallBlockers(InstallableExtensionImpl extension, IInstalledExtensionList modifiedInstalledExtensionsList, Boolean isNestedExtension, Boolean& olderVersionInstalled)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.InstallInternal(InstallableExtensionImpl extension, Boolean perMachine, Boolean isNestedExtension, IDictionary`2 extensionsInstalledSoFar, List`1 extensionsUninstalledSoFar, IInstalledExtensionList modifiedInstalledExtensionsList, AsyncOperation asyncOp, UInt64 totalBytesToWrite, UInt64& totalBytesWritten)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.BeginInstall(IInstallableExtension installableExtension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.InstallWorker(IInstallableExtension extension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp)
    • I renamed it to a zip, found the xml file and commented out the line about the required version of .NET, and was able to install it, and it appears to be working.  Woot.
    • Hi Mikey. Please direct all issues to Also, I just published TabSanity for VS 2015, if that's of interest to you.