I'm using web-mode package.

The source(.tsx file) in Emacs before:

import React from "react";

export default {
  args: {
    name: "",  // Here

The source in Emacs after:

import React from "react";

export default {
  args: {
      name: "Awesome",  // Here

I copied an Awesome text from other place and paste it to the editor, the indent changed from 2 to 4 at that line. Why it changed? How to avoid it?

The config in .spacemacs

(defun dotspacemacs/user-config ()
  (defun tide-setup-hook ()
    (tide-hl-identifier-mode +1)
    (setq web-mode-enable-auto-quoting nil)
    (setq web-mode-markup-indent-offset 2)
    (setq web-mode-code-indent-offset 2)
    (setq web-mode-attr-indent-offset 2)
    (setq web-mode-attr-value-indent-offset 2)
    (setq lsp-eslint-server-command '("node" (concat (getenv "HOME") "/var/src/vscode-eslint/server/out/eslintServer.js") "--stdio"))
    (set (make-local-variable 'company-backends)
    ┆   ┆'((company-tide company-files :with company-yasnippet)
    ┆   ┆  (company-dabbrev-code company-dabbrev))))

┆ (typescript :variables
┆    ┆   ┆   ┆javascript-backend 'tide
┆    ┆   ┆   ┆typescript-fmt-tool 'prettier
┆    ┆   ┆   ┆typescript-linter 'eslint
┆    ┆   ┆   ┆typescript-fmt-on-save t)
  • Maybe your indent-level in this mode is 4 and when you paste the content, it auto indent. You can confirm it with press tab before name in your first snippet. Jun 15, 2022 at 3:33
  • @TianshuWang Yes, when I type tab it was 4 indent. Then how to change to 2 if use prettier and editorconfig? I already set them to 2. I'm using Spacemacs. Jun 15, 2022 at 4:16
  • FWIW pasting text doesn't normally trigger any kind of auto-indentation, so that part is something you've configured (I'm going to hazard a guess that you've installed the "aggressive indentation" package, as IIUC it does things like that).
    – phils
    Jun 15, 2022 at 5:15
  • @phils I checked the .spacemacs configuration and didn't find the package aggressive indentation. But I find out highlight-indentation. I don't know if it did the same thing. Jun 15, 2022 at 5:29
  • @phils This only happened for .tsx file but .ts file works well. I'm using web-mode. Jun 15, 2022 at 5:40

1 Answer 1


maybe you have enabled better-defaults layer in spacemacs, if so, then it will automatically indent when you paste (yank). In order to paste (yank) without indenting, then prefix the command with C-u

C-u C-y

  • Yes, I'm using better-defaults. But even I disable it still the same as before. I can't understand C-u C-y clearly. When I type it there happened nothing. Jun 16, 2022 at 0:18
  • C-u C-y means press Ctrl-u, then Ctrl-y
    – Arkan
    Jun 16, 2022 at 15:50
  • Another solution, this way works: emacs.stackexchange.com/a/57893/38278 Jun 17, 2022 at 0:07

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