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timothykemp+openid 6 years ago • updated by FichteFoll 5 years ago 8
A visual editor for colour schemes, like that provided in Xcode, IntelliJ, Eclipse and many other editors would be a very welcome addition. The current process is very complicated and quite sparsely documented.
I'd like to have it but as a plugin not built in
Plugin would only be possible with GUI Python libs but none of them is distributed in ST2 by default (afaik).
On a side node, I found this screenshot recently and I really like how it looks like:

I don't know where it's from but it seems to have exactly what it takes to edit a color scheme. Would be really nice if this was to be implemented somehow. I'd also be satisfied with a plugin or the name of the program (and if it's usable on Windows).

Maybe combine with this and add a "live preview" functionality, or just a "Preview" button.

See also Color scheme preview on mousehover would be pretty awesome.

I agree we need one. I'm not into complicated stuff and certainly don't want to be dealing with code when there are better ways that could be implemented. 

It's been driving me mad, I don't like using other people's versions of the default colour scheme and I haven't been able to find a good one for editing files that have a mix of PHP and HTML5 as well as CSS and JS files (in other words, WordPress theme files!). 

So +1 for a visual editor, and I really hope it comes to fruition. I keep gravitating back to Notepad++ because it has what ST2 doesn't have, a visual way of editing colour schemes. 

Oh and it needs to work on Windows!

Yeah but it only does half the job i.e. there's no support for PHP and CSS as far as I could tell.

What do you mean? You can simply add a new entry to it with the desired scope selector.

But I guess that you probably don't know what a scope is so take a look at this: http://manual.macromates.com/en/scope_selectors#scope_selectors
I can't remember the other places where you can read about scopes, but pressting "ctrl+alt+shift+p" on Windows/Linux will reveal the scope of the character following the caret.


It definitely only does 'half the job' as it can only be used online as a web app...so not all that useful for most people's workflows. 

Iirc it saves stuff offline so it can be used offline once loaded (this is only possible with Chrome to my knowledge).