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Install UnsafeScripts for this script to work!

Wikia has disabled User Scripts from running on MediaWiki and User namespace pages that end with a '.JS' file extension. This severely reduces the effectiveness of this script. It still works on CSS pages, as well as JS pages that are not MediaWiki:Common.js or User:Name/wikia.js and so on but that's it.

TabKeyInserter
TypeJavaScript
DescriptionAllows use of tab key on js and css pages
ScopePersonal
Site-wide
Author(s)UltimateSupreme
Updated18:08, October 8, 2013 (UTC)
Code/code.js
SkinsAll
LanguagesN/A


By default, pressing the tab key changes focus from the textarea. This scripts makes the tab key produce a tab character instead, which might be necessary for some coders who prefer indenting by tabs. The script runs only on pages ending with .js or .css.

Installation

In order to use this, put it in your w:Special:MyPage/global.js or wiki's Common.js. A helpful guide can be found here. Follow the following instructions:

Installation

Add this JavaScript on your wiki:

Global
w:Special:Mypage/global.js
Personal
Special:Mypage/common.js
Site-wide
MediaWiki:Common.js
importScriptPage('TabKeyInserter/code.js', 'dev');
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on Wikia
The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner.

If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.
Multiple imports — messy and slow
One import — clean and efficient
importScriptPage('AjaxRC/code.js','dev');
 
importScript('MediaWiki:localScript.js');
 
importArticle({
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
});
 
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
 
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
importArticles({
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
        'u:dev:AjaxRC/code.js',
        'MediaWiki:localScript.js',
        'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js',
        'u:wikiname:page1.js',
        'u:wikiname:page2.js'
    ]
});
Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.
But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.

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