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how do I change the number of spaces generated when I press the tab key when composing an email message?

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I'm running Thunderbird 24.3.0 on Vista Home Premium.

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issues within issues.

Short answer is you can not.

Long answer is see short answer plus tabs are not for "Spaces" they are for measured distances. Modern operating systems use proportional fonts and a W is much wider than an I, whereas a mono spaced font such as IBM Courier uses the same space for both.

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issues within issues.

Short answer is you can not.

Long answer is see short answer plus tabs are not for "Spaces" they are for measured distances. Modern operating systems use proportional fonts and a W is much wider than an I, whereas a mono spaced font such as IBM Courier uses the same space for both.