stijn 5 years ago 0
title says it all. Can be found for example in Opera and NotePad++. Once the option is there, logical next step would be to add one that hides the close button on the tab.
Zach Riggle 6 years ago • updated by Кирилл Улановский 5 years ago 1

If indentation settings are "indent using spaces", then auto-indentation and the TAB key should insert spaces.

When a TAB character ("\t") is pasted from the clipboard, it should remain a tab character. 

lkraider+openid 5 years ago • updated by lewen7er9 4 years ago 3
Feature Request:
Add an option on the right-click menu at the Mac dock icon to open a new window.

Many apps on the Mac have some useful commands on the menu that appears when you right-click their icon on the dock, Sublime has none, but an option to open a new window would be really useful, specially when working with mission control spaces and you want a new sublime window on the current space.
Calvin Rien 6 years ago • updated by Allan Lavell 4 years ago 13
When the Unity3D authoring tool shows warnings or errors about a line of code, you can double click the line in the Unity console to open the specified file in an external text editor.

In TextMate, BBEdit, Smultron, and MonoDevelop the specified file opens with the cursor at the specified line.  This is not the behavior in Sublime Text 2.  It would be very useful to include this behavior in Sublime Text, I'm assuming that the line number is passed as an argument in the open file event.
Daniel Blanchard 6 years ago 0
When editing a large data file with 1000's of lines, I often cannot tell whether doing a search/replace has caused ST2 to lock up or if it's just taking a long time to finish.  Some sort of visible progress meter (much like the file loading one) would be greatly appreciated.
Saeed Alipoor 1 year ago 0

Harry Pehkonen 6 years ago • updated by Michael Krueger 6 years ago 4

"View" in the menu should mostly have options for presentation, not for changing the file.

When a newbie like myself wants to convert indentation to spaces or tabs, one would probably look under Edit and Tools.

Thanks very much for the awesome editor!


Mario Olivio Flores 6 years ago • updated by Dirk Heider 5 years ago 3
I have a hard time noticing which files are unsaved vs saved.  I was wondering if you could make it more obvious when a file has yet to be saved.

Francis Gastellu 5 years ago • updated by Tuncay Demirtepe 4 years ago 3

Currently, the results of a multi-file search end up in a temporary editor. It would be an *extremely* time-saving feature to have the ability to edit the files in-place, inside the search results window. Unfortunately it edits the search result editor's buffer, which can be saved on its own, but that's much less useful.

In fact, when I did my first search and got a whole bunch of results in a seemingly editable file, i thought I was being offered dozens of mini editors, and i was blown away. Then i was very disappoint.

Alysson Bortoli 6 years ago • updated by Paul Madley 2 years ago 11
Would be nice to move the deleted file to the Trash (Mac) and prompt before delete, some thing like "Are you sure?"
Jon Skinner 6 years ago
As of 2165, deleted files are moved to the trash, rather than deleted, so taking a cue from Finder, a confirmation prompt is unwarranted.
Naeem Noor 6 years ago • updated by Alex Dearden 6 years ago 5
a live php syntax checker would be nice, just like in RapidPHP 2010
AgileApricot 6 years ago • updated by Deepak M 4 years ago 5
Like Firefox's "Tab Groups" feature it would be really useful to have a way of saving a particular set of files and screen layouts for a project.

I often open a certain set of files and change the panel layout when i'm working on one feature but need a different set of files and layout for another feature. It would be great to be able to save these layout groups and flick between them like projects.
codex 6 years ago • updated by Aleksandr Gornostal 5 years ago 3
It would be nice if lines I've modified, as measured against my RCS (e.g. git) would be marked in some way--for example, by changing the color of the margin (or line number) for that line.  Different colors could be used for adds, deletes, and modifications.
glyph 6 years ago • updated 6 years ago 0
Many Python projects use either reStructuredText (sphinx) or epytext (epydoc) formatted docstrings.  It would be very nice to have syntax highlighting on those docstrings.
Josh Bjornson 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 6 years ago 1
The project specification and the project state should be stored separately (maybe sublime-project and sublime-workspace?). As it is now, it will be difficult to edit the project files (because there is so much state information stored there) and sharing projects doesn't make much sense. The simplicity of the old project files was great but I really like the features of the new projects. Can't we have the best of both worlds? sublime-project (build_system, folders, save_all_on_build, plus any include/exclude instructions). sublime-workspace (buffers, file_history, find_in_files, find_state, groups, layout, select_file, show_minimap, side_bar_visible, side_bar_width, status_bar_visible)

"It may be worth doing this, but I'm concerned about confusing people: people may not know what a 'workspace' is, so they use the project functionality when they'd be better served by using workspaces." http://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1444&p=6606#p6623

Sublime Text "internally" manages the state information for other aspects of the editor ("Auto Save Session", "Session"), so why not store the project definitions "externally" and the current state (workspace) "internally"?

By storing these separately, people could more easily share projects and could still have their own local workspaces.

The biggest issue I can see is the possibility of the project and the workspace getting out of sync (if one of the files is moved to a different location).
Jon Skinner 6 years ago

 This was done in build 2111

Andy Jarrell 5 years ago • updated by Stratigos 4 years ago 2

Project folders require a manual update for the contents to be viewed.  This seemed to  have been introduced in 2.0.  Please see this technical support discussion.


Inversion 6 years ago • updated by Rafal Chlodnicki 6 years ago 1

When opened file was modified externally ST2 makes Revert and looses the scroll position. It makes impossible to watch for the log files changes if it is being periodically updated externally. Scroll position should be restored after the file refresh.

Lynnais 4 years ago • updated by Donald Dade 1 month ago 3

An option to keep sublime window on top of other windows and applications, its really annoying how i have to look for sublime window each time, when i have too many application opened (on win7).

scott cogmeister 7 years ago • updated by Alessandro Morandi 5 years ago 1
Or, preferably, list the project name BEFORE the absolute path. This aids in faster recognition of the project name.
Chris Browne 5 years ago • updated by Kiran Singh Randhawa 1 year ago 1

It would be great if there were a snippet variable for various dates (current date, file creation date, file last-modified date) in order to craft informative file-heading comments that give away some clue as to the age of a file and how often it's updated.