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


Built-in diff for files

otakustay 7 years ago • updated by 杨维杰 5 years ago 10
Is it possible that Sublime provides a built-in diff functionality like vimdiff, which takes 2 files, open in a two-column layout, and gives a side-by-side diff view(not the .diff output)

Monitor project folders for changes

Karl Bowden 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 6 years ago 10
And indicate if file contents have changed on disk
Jon Skinner 7 years ago
Added in build 2027

A Better Looking Find in Files Result Page

matrushka 7 years ago • updated by robertcollier4 5 years ago 8
A better looking find in files results like AckMate Plugin for Textmate ( does. Current search results are shown in a bit confusing way.

Implement fontStyle in .tmTheme

ivank_ 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 5 years ago 12
I would really like to be able to make some things bold or italic.
Jon Skinner 6 years ago
This was added in 2165

Display current project

Josh Bjornson 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 6 years ago 11
Feedback in the title or status bar that shows what the active project is
Jon Skinner 7 years ago
This was added in build 2036.

It's worth noting that it won't be visible for unregistered users on OS X, however.

View encoding of file and convert encoding

daniel magnusson 6 years ago • updated by Denis Abramov 5 years ago 4

Make it possible to view file encoding and convert it.  ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-8 without BOM etc. 


Add elastic tabstop feature

oxman . 7 years ago • updated by niahoo osef 4 years ago 12
We have already discussed that on the forum at :

Nested syntax highlighting

Joel Thornton 7 years ago • updated by Trevor Allen 4 years ago 10
Support nested syntax highlighting.

Sublime Text 2 understands syntax in a manner that should make nested syntax highlighting possible.

Within a certain syntax scope, e.g., support the creation of rules by the user which will cause a syntax-mode switch for the contents of that text's scope.

For example, we might create a rule: when in, if the contained text matches /^SELECT/, apply .SQL syntax highlighting to that text instead.

A set of reasonable default rules could be assembled, e.g. for detecting stringified HTML and SQL in many languages, for Javascript within HTML <script> tags, etc. Allow toggling of these rules with a new View menu item "Nested syntax highlighting".

This could also be used to support per-file syntax highlighting in the find-in-all-files result buffer.

Some additional rule/configuration may be required to handle comprehension of string concatenation which varies by language, e.g. "some" + "thing" and multiline concatenations. Sublime would need to apply a nexted syntax-mode to all the parts of such a string whenever the (whole) string matches a rule.

The rules' criteria should support arbitrary python for cases which don't match a regex well; that code should be able to examine the parent scopes' text to make its assessment (e.g. examining a string variable's declared name in one's code to determine the string's syntax).
In a given file the user should be able to arbitrarily change the syntax-mode of any individual syntax-scope in any buffer, through the right click context menu or other method.

Adaptive Goto File/Anything result list

Stian Grytøyr 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 6 years ago 8
Make the default result list in Goto File/Anything (before you have typed anything) ordered by when you last opened the file, so that the previous file you worked on is at the top, the file you opened before that second etc. This would make keyboard based file navigation much more efficient, imho.
Jon Skinner 6 years ago
This was added in 2126

Syncing settings files and plugins list with

Vladimir Starkov 6 years ago • updated by Shawn McElroy 6 years ago 1

Syncing settings files and plugins list with Gist

This feature will provide possibility to sync your settings' files and plugins-list.

I propose to use Gist to synchronize all the stuff. give me a cue to use Gist to store text blocks for using from different computers.

Sync work is including several steps (method's logic was taken form google chrome sync):

  1. You provide your github accounts info (mail and password).
  2. Sublime Text 2 (ST2) connects to Gist and downloads all settings and full-detailed list of plugins used by you (list of downloaded, installed, enabled, disabled plugins).
  3. ST2 overrides your current settings (settings used before sync) with settings from Gist, then adds to syncing setting non-conflictable sections of code.
  4. After applying syncing to your current config settings will be sent to Gist again to sync re-formed settings.
  5. Syncing list of plugins is similar to syncing settings.

Note #1: ST2 should provide github's account data hiding (not posting this section of config) from posting to Gist

Note #2: Gits api can help to bring this feature to life.