Increase/Decrease Indent not working properly

The keystroke to increase (Ctrl-Cmnd-:arrow_right:) or decrease (Ctrl-Cmnd-:arrow_left:) indents now require that text be in the line first. That was not the case prior to 3.2. I could increase the indent prior to typing; now I get a shadowy tab character (but no tab inserted) and typing begins at the current indent. This is disruptive to my writing process; I want to set my paragraph prior to typing content.