When editing some questions, mostly with code, I discover some of them seems to have "tabs". I mean when I backspace once, it removes 4 spaces. I have been trying to reproduce this but never could.

How do people achieve to add tabs in their questions?

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    Probably from tabs in code or something, copied and pasted over.
    – Andrew Li
    Mar 9, 2017 at 5:54

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You can simply prepare your question in your favorite text editor and copy/paste it into the post edit box. Tabs are fine for Markdown. It treats them the same as spaces, so it's all fine.

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