A software program that provides tools for writing computer programming code, as opposed to the word processor, which is designed to facilitate writing prose and displaying typography.

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Editor or notes application with Markdown support?

Are there any editors or notes applications out there that support Markdown? I am often having to make notes or documents where markdown formatting would be ideal, and have gotten into the habit of ...
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Looking for the ultimate IDE for Mac

I am a little disenchanted with development on the Mac right now. I need a single IDE that can handle all of my development needs. I did notice there are other questions on this topic already, but ...
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Simply texteditor accesibile from menu bar for making fast snippets?

Simply texteditor accesibile from menu bar for making fast snippets? Do you know some solution or some clever way how to link some text editor to menubar with some icon in top menubar? The desired ...
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BBEdit - The authenticated save for this file failed (application error code: 20004)

I'm trying to edit my hosts file with BBEdit 10. When I begin, it tells me to unlock the file with this message: Are you sure you want to unlock "hosts"? You aren't a member of the group ...
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Is there a PGP/GPG Plugin for TextWrangler?

Is there a PGP/GPG plugin for TextWrangler? If so, what is it called and how do I go about downloading and installing it?
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Tabs to spaces in BBEdit

How can I configure BBEdit to insert 4 spaces (or at least spaces up to the next column which is a multiple of 4)? I've checked "Auto-expand tabs" in the preferences, but it doesn't seem to be doing ...
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Open-source TextWrangler alternative? [closed]

I need to use a text editor that is capable of always saving documents using Windows CRLF line endings. So now I'm using TextWrangler. I am opening files from volumes encrypted with TrueCrypt, and I ...
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How do I open a .plist file?

What's the best application to open and edit a plist file ?
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Why does my mouse cursor stick as the default arrow instead of a text selector?

I use NetBeans, and when I activate other applications or windows then return to NetBeans, the cursor no longer changes to the text selection cursor, but instead it remains as the default mouse icon. ...
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Textwrangler Open File in New Tab

I just become a Mac user and I've been looking for a decent free code editor, thus I found Textwrangler. However, I like it a lot, I only have one problem with it. How does one open a new file in a ...
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Replace Text Edit as the default text editor

I've seen questions like this which don't quite solve my problem. I'd like to make Sublime Text 3 the default file viewer/editor for all files that currently use textedit. Most of these files can be ...
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Has anyone figured out a keyboard shortcut to globally strikethrough selected text in any OS X app?

We have ⌘B to bold, ⌘I to italicise, ⌘U to underline, but we don't (as far as I can tell) have a shortcut to strikethrough selected text in any OS X rich editor. I added a keyboard shortcut into ...
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Looking for a word processor with the power of Markdown

Basically, I am looking for a word editor (like Word or Pages) that is compatible with Markdown. I want to be able to write in Markdown but with the concept of pages. Their are a lot of Markdown ...
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How to open files at last position in Textwrangler?

I am using Textwrangler (Version 4.5.3) to edit a set of files and I switch between them very often. Instead of opening all files separately I selected the whole folder containing them and opened ...
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Where does OS X store unsaved TextEdit documents?

Where does Mac OS X store TextEdit's unsaved documents? I want to programmatically: increase/decrease that size flush the cache provide configuration option to control the frequency of auto ...
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How do I start TextEditor from the command line?

I work a lot at the command line in a Terminal and would like to start a text editor on a certain file. I'm from Linux Land and normally use kwrite or gedit from a bash shell. Trying to find the Mac ...
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How does Mountain Lion set the default text editor for the “open -t” terminal command?

OSX seem to offer open -t command line shortcut to open arbitrary files in the system default text editor. Where is this default text editor set? Can I change it from the command line (if possible) ...
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Which text editor has better OSX support, TextMate, or Sublime Text 2

I've been using Sublime Text 2 for Windows and Linux because it's simply the best for those platforms. However, when using OSX I have the option to use TextMake, which is where Sublime Text 2 seems ...
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OSX app to paste and save HTML content?

In Gmail, I can go to a web page, highlight web content, compose a Gmail message, and paste the HTML content into the email message. It works in Mail.app as well. But what app can I use to just ...
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Text editor - float above other windows

I'm looking for a text editor with the ability to float above other windows. As far as I know, Sublime and the native TextEdit don't have this feature. Is there some other program that does have this ...
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How do I disable native OS X scrollbar in Sublime Text?

The native OS X scrollbar obviously completely defeats the purpose of Sublime Text 3's Minimap (which is a scrollbar by itself). So I want to disable OS X scrollbars …!! "overlay_scroll_bars": ...
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Option + arrow key no longer working in certain apps

Using OSX Mavericks on a rMBP, I've been working in Sublime Text 2. All of a sudden, the skip word shortcut is no longer working. I've tried: resetting my computer running killall Dock resetting ...
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Text Editor on iOS that can edit files from any folder in Dropbox

Can anyone recommend an iOS text editor (iPad and iPhone) that can open arbitrary text files from Dropbox? I've used a few, but they tend to be restricted to a specific subdirectory of my Dropbox ...
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2 Column Text plain text or markdown editor?

I'm looking for a text editor of some kind where it's split down the middle when editing 2 separate files. I'm trying to translate some text and it would be helpful if I could have English and its ...
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Opening text files from finder: Unable to find application

Since I updated my OSX to version 10.9.1 I am unable to open text files from the Finder. I always opened the files with the default TextEditor. I've tried to change the default application from ...
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Removing a Word From the Spellcheck Dictionary

Somehow, the word procede has made its way into my OS X system as a correctly spelled word. If I type it in Text Edit, BBEdit, or Mail, the spell checker will not mark it with red underlines. How ...
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Is it possible to open several projects in one window with TextMate2?

Can I open several projects in one Textmate2 window like SublimeText does?
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Change gedit theme on OSX

Gedit is a fantastic programmer's editor (for the budget conscious) on OSX. The default GTK theme is looking dataed though. Possible to change? I'm talking about the native-app version, not the X11 ...
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How can I edit a .docx file in Dropbox on my iPad?

I have all my papers in a .docx on Dropbox and I'd like to be able to edit them on my iPad. How do I do this? All the free editors I've tried only support reading .docx files and they don't have ...
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OS X Native full on IDE [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a good full on IDE for Mac. I know of and have tried Sublime, BBEdit, Coda, Espresso, Netbeans, Eclipse, Aptana, PHPStorm, WebStorm, Textmate and probably other that I don't ...
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Mask editing for Pages

When trying to edit the mask, I am stuck with this blue dot that only rounds the corners of the mask and I can't get rid of it. How do I go about editing the mask borders?
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What's the best text editor for use with large files?

What are your recommendation for opening large text files on OS X? I found both BBEdit and Textmate to be struggling in this department.
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How can I edit a file without altering its modif date?

How can I edit a file without altering its modification date ? In command line. Is vi able to that ?
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Are there iOS/iPad apps that work well to edit XML?

I'm surprised that a google search doesn't turn up dozens of XML editors for ipad. All I can find are generic code text editors that happen to "support" XML. Well duh. I'm looking for an ipad app ...
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Free .CSV text file editor for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a free editor to edit comma-delimited text files, or .csv format.
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What python editors have syntax coloring and don't need much training to learn?

I have a friend who is trying to learn Python on Mac OS X. She does not have prior experience with programming. I am looking for an editor that is: Free and easy to get started with Support at least ...
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How to edit writable locations in a document in Pages '09?

The following image shows a region of the sheet it is not possible to write or select. There the cursor is, if i write another letter it will show up on the next page. How do i enable the document to ...
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Change highlight colour in Sublime Text 2

How can I change the default highlight colour in Sublime Text 2? I know I have to find a highlight key in one of the theme files but I don't know where these theme files are kept. Are they in the ...
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Getting Sublime text to use the latest version of Ruby?

I have multiple versions of Ruby installed on my machine. By using RVM, I am able to use Ruby 1.9.2 on the terminal. But whenever, I use Sublime Text, the text editor of my choice, it defaults to ...
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How do I setup Python3.3 and Sublime Text 2 correctly on OS X 10.8.2?

I am trying to setup Sublime Text 2 so that the build command correctly runs Python3 / Python3.3 scripts. I have installed Python 3.3 via the installer obtained from python.org and installed Sublime ...
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Refining a Sublime Text 2 / Transmit workflow

I recently changed code editors from Coda to Sublime Text 2. All in all, I am finding that ST2 fits my web development workflow almost perfectly. My one friction point is when interacting with an ...
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How to open files from Finder into existing instance of Sublime Text 2?

I would like to be able to go into Finder and open files into an existing instance of Sublime Text 2, which has a side menu with all open files. However, when I hit Open With -> Sublime Text 2.app, ...
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Is there a shortcut for opening a second buffer with a vertical split in Aquamacs?

I'd like to have two buffers open side by side in Aquamacs. Is there a shortcut for doing this? I know that C-x 2 opens them in a vertical stack, I'd like to have them arranged horizontally though.
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Nano editing malfunction

I am new to using a Mac. In fact I've been using a mac for exactly 5 days today. However, I have years of experience using Ubuntu on my PC laptop. On that and many other machines I use the terminal ...
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How to clean up emails when replying in plain text?

I have a problem that I want to solve after many years of using Mac OS X Mail.app... I generally like to send plain text emails that are full width (format=flowed) and nicely indented for quote ...
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iOS application that allows search in Word documents?

I have a huge .doc (Microsoft Word) file (several megabytes) and I need to search it on my iPhone. I have tried like 5 different editors and readers to no avail. Is there any application that allows ...
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Text editing: switch to Override mode

In insert mode, the text in front of the cursor is pushed forward when new text is inserted. For example, if the cursor is at position ^ and the word word3 is typed: word1 word2 ^ The result ...
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TextWrangler: How to do a Find then Replace: How to Specify what text to find and what text to replace

I'm stuck what most would think is one of the basics of editing with TextWrangler - how to do a find/replace! In Notepad++ on Windows, the Replace is, to me, very straight forward: you select it from ...
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Prevent TextEdit from opening for unknown file types that are plain text

TextEdit is used by the system so it can't be removed, but I have another text editor I use and it causes confusion when text files that don't have a suffix or don't have a suffix which I've already ...
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Dashboard Widget for persistently editing a file

Is there a dashboard widget that one can use to persistently edit a text file? For example, suppose I want to have my changelog open all the time in a Git repository. Many thanks.