Sublime Text 2 is a text editor for OS X, Linux and Windows, currently in beta.


Open symbol list in a pane

Nick Melnick 7 years ago • updated by robertcollier4 4 years ago 5
Being able to open another pane, similar to the file browsing pane, with the list of symbols in the current file would be handy. The Go to anything feature is handy in files you know well, but having the list for new code makes life easier.

Highlight found text in minimap

Ian Henry 6 years ago • updated by stijn 5 years ago 4
Kind of like how Chrome's find on page feature shows you where to scroll, it'd be nice to have a yellow line or something appear on the minimap for matches.

OpenBSD and FreeBSD

Daniel Aurelio Galeazzo 4 years ago • updated by Doug Kirk 1 year ago 1

Please build openbsd and freebsd binary.


Ctrl + Shift + D should duplicate not only current line, but current selection if available

Metin Amiroff 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 6 years ago 9
Currently the only way to duplicate a block of code is to go through a tedious process of select->copy->go down->unindent if needed->paste.

ST1 had a plugin (poweredit) that made Ctrl+Sift+D duplicate currently selected text if it's available. If not, it would duplicate current line. This is super useful and productive feature and I think must come by default with ST2.

Jon Skinner 6 years ago

 This was done in build 2091


Invisible tabs row, icons on the gutter

Aleksandr Gornostal 5 years ago • updated by Matthew Wild 5 years ago 4

When plugin uses add_regions API, sometimes tabs row or icons on the gutter (or both) disappear.

This bug was detected among the majority of Sublime versions and on all platforms.

Unfortunately it appears randomly. I can't tell how to reproduce it except using plugins that draw icons on the gutter (like Modific).


hex edit mode

Mike Kasprzak 6 years ago 0
Add a means of editing/viewing binary and text files in hexadecimal.

Off hand, that looks to be the only feature missing from everything I regularly use in UltraEdit.

disable animation in side bar

matrushka 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 6 years ago 1
maybe a global preference to disable animations on side bar?
Jon Skinner 6 years ago
The tree_animation_enabled global setting was added in 2139 to control this

Autoconvert spaces/tabs to default setting on file load

alexrussell 6 years ago • updated by myname iswithheld 1 year ago 7
I have a load of files that are throwbacks from the days of double-space indentation. I now use tabs (tab width 2).

I've set my default indentation type to tabs and set it not to autodetect indentation:
    "auto_indent": true,
    "detect_indentation": false,
    "tab_size": 2,
    "translate_tabs_to_spaces": false

It'd be great if, upon loading a file with space-based indentation, it'd detect it and convert to tabs for me. As it stands, I'm having to notice the spaces and use "Convert indentation to tabs" which is a great feature, but it'd be great to have it automatic.

Maybe I have my settings wrong. I thought detect_indentation might be key here, but it appears to simply detect the file's indentation method and override the default with that (which is actually what I would expect, so I'm not complaining there).

Hopefully that makes sense.

api to add stuff to sidebar

Dmitry Afanasyev 6 years ago • updated by Mauricio Lopez T. 5 years ago 2
It would be nice to have API that can add stuff to sidebar. 
For example, I want to make a plugin that display Ruby on Rails projects not by its directory structure but in logical one, i.e. templates under controllers, etc
I thing it would be useful for many kinds of plugins such as VCS systems, FTP plugins and more

Minimap border

Josh Bjornson 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 7 years ago 7
Option to display a subtle border around the minimap to help distinguish between the content and the minimap (same as in Sublime Text 1)
Jon Skinner 7 years ago
A shadow is now added when required to separate the minimap from the buffer