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Sublime Text

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

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Goto Anything

Use Goto Anything to open files with only a few keystrokes, and instantly jump to symbols, lines or words.

Triggered with Ctrl+P, it is possible to:

  • Type part of a file name to open it.
  • Type @ to jump to symbols, # to search within the file, and : to go to a line number.

These shortcuts can be combined, so tp@rf may take you to a function readfile within a file textparser.py. Similarly, tp:100 would take you to line 100 of the same file.

Multiple Selections

Make ten changes at the same time, not one change ten times. Multiple selections allow you to interactively change many lines at once, rename variables with ease, and manipulate files faster than ever.

Try pressing Ctrl+Shift+L to split the selection into lines and Ctrl+D to select the next occurrence of the selected word. To make multiple selections with the mouse, take a look at the Column Selection documentation.

Command Palette

The Command Palette holds infrequently used functionality, like sorting, changing the syntax and changing the indentation settings. With just a few keystrokes, you can search for what you want, without ever having to navigate through the menus or remember obscure key bindings.

Show the Command Palette with Ctrl+Shift+P.

Distraction Free Mode

When you need to focus, Distraction Free Mode is there to help you out. Distraction Free Mode is full screen, chrome free editing, with nothing but your text in the center of the screen. You can incrementally show elements of the UI, such as tabs and the find panel, as you need them.

You can enter Distraction Free Mode using the View/Enter Distraction Free Mode menu.

Split Editing

Get the most out of your wide screen monitor with split editing support. Edit files side by side, or edit two locations in the one file. You can edit with as many rows and columns as you wish.

Take advantage of multiple monitors by editing with multiple windows, and using multiple splits in each window.

Take a look at the View/Layout menu for split editing options. To open multiple views into the one file, use the File/New View into File menu item.

Instant Project Switch

Projects in Sublime Text capture the full contents of the workspace, including modified and unsaved files. You can switch between projects in a manner similar to Goto Anything, and the switch is instant, with no save prompts - all your modifications will be restored next time the project is opened.

Customize Anything

Key Bindings, Menus, Snippets, Macros, Completions and more - just about everything in Sublime Text is customizable with simple JSON files. This system gives you flexibility as settings can be specified on a per-file type and per-project basis.

Plugin API

Sublime Text has a powerful, Python based plugin API. Along with the API, it comes with a built in Python console to interactively experiment in real time.

Cross Platform

Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses.

Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.

What's New:

Added new beta 3.0.3124

  • Settings now open in a new window, with the default and user settings side-by-side
  • Hovering over a symbol will show a popup indicating where it's defined. This is controlled with the show_definitions setting.
  • Build errors are now shown inline at the location where they occurred. This is controlled with the show_errors_inline setting.
  • Added a menu item and command palette entry to install Package Control
  • Various syntax highlighting improvements
  • Significant improvements to the Scala syntax definition, with thanks to djspiewakand gwenzek
  • Significant improvements to the LaTeX syntax definition, with thanks to randy3k
  • Improved Goto Definition performance when a large number of files are open
  • Minor improvements to file load times
  • Linux and OSX: Improved memory usage
  • Fixed Replace not working as expected in conjunction with regex look behinds
  • Fixed build systems being unable to use "file_patterns" with the exec command
  • Corrected tab overlap on HiDPI Windows and Linux configurations
  • OSX: Fixed a graphical glitch when switching tabs
  • OSX: Fixed crash when entering a surrogate pair via hex input
  • Linux: Improved rendering performance for some systems
  • File encoding of open files is now stored in the session
  • Build Systems may define a cancel command using the "cancel" key
  • Syntax: Added clear_scopes directive, to give more control over the generated scopes
  • Color Schemes: Added popupCss key, for defining default popup style sheets
  • Color Schemes: Added phantomCss key, for defining default phantom style sheets
  • minihtml: HiDPI support was added for Windows and Linux
  • minihtml: Windows style line endings and single quoted attributes are now supported
  • minihtml: Child selectors may now be used in style sheets
  • minihtml: The inherit CSS value has been implemented
  • minihtml: font-family stacks may now be used
  • minihtml: Support for the line-height CSS property was added
  • minihtml: Elements may now be relatively positioned
  • minihtml: Inline elements support padding and background-color set
  • minihtml: CSS variables and the var() function are now supported
  • minihtml: Added the CSS color functions color() (partial), rgb(), rgba(), hsl()and hsla()
  • minihtml: Fixed a stack overflow on Windows with too many unclosed tags
  • API: Added Phantom and PhantomSet
  • API: Added ViewEventListener
  • API: Added View.is_primary()
  • API: Added EventListener.on_hover(view, point, hover_zone)
  • API: Added functions to get and set visibility of the minimap, status bar, tabs and menu
  • API: Modifications to a selection are now constrained to the valid range
  • API: Updated Python 3.3 to commit 8e3b9bf917a7, and SQLite to 3.14.1
  • Packages: Loading packages will no longer abort if a .sublime-package is corrupt
  • Packages: Fixed an edge case when loading third party packages from unicode paths on Windows

Note: Sublime Text 2 may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.

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