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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do editors such as BBEdit and Textmate have the option of ending your file in a newline (line break)? Why is that important?

Sorry about the n00b question but why is this an option? Is there any caveats to not ending a file with a line break?
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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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Adjust/move table in TextEdit

I know that I can adjust any row height / column width in RTF document by hovering their borders and dragging them. But it seems that I can't do it for the first column... Is there a way to kind of ...
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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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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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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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Delete key does not work in TextEdit

When I select a piece of text on TextEdit and try to delete it using the delete key the piece of text does not get deleted. But, if I tap my trackpad after hitting the delete key, it does. I've tried ...
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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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Chocolat: How to see Build or Run output for C/C++/ObjC?

My Setup: Chocolat v1.2 OS X 10.7.4 I'm using Chocolat to write C/C++/ObjC code. I have saved the file I am working on with the appropriate file extension (e.g. .c, .m, etc) such that Chocolat ...
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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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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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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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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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Find multi-line block using grep and/or automator with BBEdit

I have an xml file output from WordPress. I have BBEdit as my main search tool. I am on a Mac running 10.7.4 I am trying to find a muli-line block of text that starts with <item> and end with ...