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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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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Is there a way to have BBEdit automatically save files when switching to a different application?

In Sublime Text 2, there is a save_on_focus_lost preference option. When set, every time you switch to another app all current files are saved. Is there a way to make BBEdit behave the same way?
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Writing Windows .bat files in Mac

Can anyone suggest any decent software for writing .bat scripts in Mac that transfer over to Windows properly? I've tried using BBEdit and Sublime Text to write my .bat scripts but when I bring them ...
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How can I easily indent a block in any textarea on OS X?

Are there shortcut keys or another quick way to indent a text block at once in a normal text area on OS X? So that I can easily turn: [I want this to indent. For formatting. It's several lines.] ...
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How does Sublime open file with cmd+click on its path in Terminal?

For example: $ ls -lsa 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 denis 404 Jul 16 18:36 pgadmin.log cmd+click on pgadmin.log Sublime opens pgadmin.log (if path is 'pgadmin.log:12', it opens it and sets cursor to 12th ...
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Overtype mode in command prompt

As a linux/windblows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal ...
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Why don't my arrow keys work in vim under iTerm?

They work just fine if I use Terminal and start a vim session, but under iTerm I have to resort to using H-J-K-L to do left-up-down-right movement. In both Terminal and iTerm TERM=xterm-color. My ...
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Xcode 5 syntax coloring file type recognition of .css

At the moment I am developing a website and I need to edit lots files of the types .html, .js, .css and .pl. My preferred text-editor is Xcode (now in Version 5.1.1) running on an iMac (OS X 10.9.3). ...
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Text-based apps not working suddenly

I have several text editors that I use on my 10.9 machine, including TextEdit and Smultron. I also have other programs that can edit text, like Safari and Xcode. In the last couple of days, all the ...
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Open files using Text Edit by default [duplicate]

I have a series of files with arbitrary names and extensions. Like: APW19981017.0151 APW19981017.0306 APW19981017.0477 APW19981017.0507 APW19981018.0410 NYT19981017.0177 NYT19981018.0098 ...
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Looking for a text editor with specific syntax highlighting features

I'm a pc guy, but I have a programming student who's got a mac. We have been using TextMate, but there are a few features missing that I either can't find, or that are not available in TextMate. In ...
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Adding auto timestamp in Notes

I need to edit the 'notes' a lot in os x 10.9. What I want is, everytime I add some information, I want to have a timestamp log pasted in the notes section. Can anyone guide me with instructions on ...
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How to make command apm after installing atom available?

I have installed github's editor atom into /Application. I now expected to have the command apm at my disposal to be able to install further packages. Yet: $ apm -bash: apm: command not found How ...
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in DevonThink, how to copy selected text to current database as plain text?

I'm unable to figure out how to do what should be DevonThink's most basic core function: capturing text from a source and sending it to the desired database as plain text. Here's what I did: ​ 1. ...
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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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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 ...