Is there an option to turn off FILES from the sidebar?

jleequeen 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 5 years ago 3
Some people may like it, but I really hate the FILES being at the top of the sidebar, because it's a waste.  I know you can collapse it, but it's really a turn off.  It's open by default, and for me, it serves no purpose.  I know what files I have open in the tab bar.  Is there a way I can turn this off?
Jon Skinner 6 years ago
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vintage mode - R (replace many)

Greg Elliott 6 years ago • updated by Pekk 5 years ago 4
r is currently implemented, but R is not (replace many characters). this is a super useful command when you're changing out numbers (say, 309 to 410).

'Show build results' doesn't make sense if already shown (turn into 'Show/Hide' and move to View menu)

iconv 7 years ago 0

First, Tools->Build Results->Show Build Results menu item does nothing if those are present. It should change name to 'Hide Build Results'.

Second, it would be better to move this under View menu since most Show/Hide items are already there.


Menu bar color

Tadeusz Łazurski 6 years ago • updated 6 years ago 3
ST2 is great and this is great:  http://sublimetext.userecho.com/topic/19274-theming-of-the-sidebar/ 

But is it possible to change top menu color as well. It distracts me in distraction free mode :P

Built-in web output tab

farcaller 6 years ago • updated by Xavura 6 years ago 1
It would be very useful to have a tab supporting web output. Mostly what I'm interested in is a python-scriptable webkit container. 
That would allow to make highly customised output, useful in lots of scenarios (take a look on what TM1 does with tests output for rspec, it's pretty amazing).
Additionally it would allow those of us who do web development to have a possibility of "internal" browser for any testing.
And just think about how it could improve the situation with in-editor API documentation.

Style Token feature from Notepad++

Razvan Taranu 5 years ago • updated by siddumummy 4 months ago 3

A way to highlight certain pieces of text with different colors. Like the current highliting when you find a word, but I can assign permanent colors to the text.

Very useful when tracking variables / file logs through large files.


Centralized repository for plugins

Alexandre Gravem 7 years ago • updated by Will Bond 7 years ago 3
It would be nice if you set up a website or some other way to keep track of existing plugins for ST2.

Change App icon

Ted Pearson 6 years ago • updated by klo uo 5 years ago 5
The App Icon looks too similar to Terminal.app. I keep getting confused between the two. Recommend a change for sure!

"Zoom" reset

Andrew Montag 6 years ago • updated by Craig Patik 5 years ago 2
I like using Ctrl + Scroll to change the font size (easy for presenting to other people) but the only thing missing is Ctrl + 0 to reset! 

Zen-coding feature by default.

Il'ya Safrankov 7 years ago • updated by Timothy Johnson, VA 6 years ago 5

reveal_in_side_bar should scroll the side bar to show the file

Simon Wade 6 years ago • updated by sand12937 5 years ago 3

reveal_in_side_bar should scroll the side bar to show the file. Currently I have to collapse the side bar in order to get it to do this. Also expand all and collapse all for the sidebar would be useful.


Make unsaved files bold in sidebar (folders section)

mrmachine 7 years ago • updated by Dirk Heider 6 years ago 2
Also make collapsed folders that contain unsaved files bold, so that unsaved files aren't hidden beneath collapsed folders.

Add a code navigator, like panic coda

Danny Smith 6 years ago • updated by Matthias Dietrich 6 years ago 2
I would love to see a code navigator in the project area like coda has.

Convert encoding on the fly or at least when using "Save As..."

Oktay Acikalin 7 years ago • updated 7 years ago 2
Sometimes I have to convert the character encoding from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 or others. It would be nice to do this with the currently active view or at least when using "Save As...".
For the in-buffer-variant one could come up with a plugin tho...

Sublime is extremely slow

Solid Water 5 years ago • updated by віталік козловський 2 years ago 0

What I mean is when I type text, it is very slow to appear and it appears in bursts.  Same thing with erasing and scrolling.  Kind of like network lag in video games.  This is on a fresh install on Ubuntu 12.04 with no plugins.  The system is fast otherwise with a fast cpu and 16 gigs of ram.  

After I erase all the settings reverting to "fresh install", it is fast for about two minutes on a normal text file and then becomes very slow again.


Tag Highlighting / Angle Bracket Highlighting

Greenwich 7 years ago • updated by Jon Skinner 6 years ago 6
It would be nice if tags were highlighted the same way that brackets are e.g.
<div id = 'example'>
blah blah
Jon Skinner 6 years ago
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Build without saving

.:. brainsik 7 years ago • updated by Ian Goodrich 6 years ago 3
I often use TextMate to write a quick Python script, run it, collect the output, and throw it away. In these cases, I never save the file. However, in Sublime Text 2 I have to save the file before I can run the Build command. It would be great if it automatically created a tmpfile for untitled/unsaved docs and ran the Build command on that.

Color Labels for Project Folders

Johannes Brückner 6 years ago • updated by Nano Zone 1 year ago 1
When working with two main directories in a project (i.e. a dev and a live version of a project), it would be great to be able to add color-labels to the main folders that also apply to all opened tabs. That would greatly help working with files that share the same name but reside in different root folders.

So lets say you need to apply some changes of your dev-versions' screen.css to the screen.css on your live-server and you applied the colors blue (dev) and green (live) to the root-folders. Your tabs would show the colored labels infront of the filename, or the file-names themselves would be colored like the respective label.

That would make it easier to keep an overview, rather than the text-based solution right now.

Spellcheck only comments

Eduardo Felipe Castegnaro 7 years ago 0
Now that SublimeText 2 already has a great spellchecker it would be nice to limit it to comments instead of comments and strings.

Since not all strings will be user visible, but a documentation is always developer-visible, it makes sense to limit the scope of spellchecking.

Word separators and selection

Dan Rogers 6 years ago • updated 6 years ago 2
I've been noticing an issue with alt-arrow movement and also with double-click drag selection.

Even though the quote character and the whitespace character are both defined in the "word_separators" preference, these characters are not used during selection (or movement) to separate words properly.

Below you will see an animated gif which illustrates a word selection passing over the quote marks and selecting too much text:

I think in the ideal solution, spaces and quotes should be treated as their own words during this selection mode. This is how native cocoa textfields (eg- TextEdit) work on OSX, and in general it feels more intuitive to be safe during word selection rather than overzealous. After all, it is easier to keep selecting over these characters instead of having to go back and manually adjust the selection after a big jump.