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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Alt-keys (option-keys) in emacs emulation (jetBrains PyCharm)

I suspect this is a general issue with the Mac as opposed to anything specific to the app I'm struggling with now, which happens to be PyCharm from jetBrains. The reason I suspect this is a general ...
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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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Display formatting symbols (invisible characters) on webpages and text forms

I am using various online tools for translation and proofreading, and I find that it would be very interesting to be able to display the most common formatting symbols in a browser. (Spaces and ...
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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 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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Keyboard shortcut to scroll window up and down?

In Windows, there's a really useful keyboard shortcut for scrolling the current text editor window up or down by one line without moving the cursor. This appears to be implemented in the operating ...
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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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Strange Clipboard behaviour on OS X El Capitan

I've been experiencing a very weird clipboard behaviour on my mac. This is my OS I'm a developer and every now and then I need to copy paste code, text or even files around. What I've been ...
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How to setup a specific application to open all files with unknown extension

I am trying to open some files with unknown extension and it always ask me to choose an application from local or AppStore. The problem is, I sometimes need to generate some text file with ...
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Sublime Text 2 - Save Dialogue Tab Issues

I've started using Sublime Text 2 on OS X and its great apart from one small thing. I've enabled Tab to go through all controls: However, I cannot tab through on this dialogue that pops up when I ...
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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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Overtype mode in Terminal.app

As a Linux/Windows 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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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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BBEdit - Have the Sidebar closed by default

Currently whenever I open up BBEdit the Sidebar is open by default. The Sidebar is where it shows a list of files that were already open in BBEdit. I could shut it down by going to: View > Hide ...
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Unable to cut from text edit and paste into terminal

Up until a day ago, I was able to cut and paste commands into terminal from text edit. This is a ongoing function as I store regularly used bash commands in text files so I can cut and paste them ...
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To prevent text wrap in TexPad editor

I did not find anywhere such an option. I do not want this How can you prevent text wrap in TexPad editor?
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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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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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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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Virtualenvwrapper, can I get rid of it from Terminal and my Sublime Text?

I have an MBP latest OS running, I tried to follow a guide to install VirtualEnvWrapper a few weeks ago, not too sure why. But I keep getting this error when opening terminal and its quite annoying, ...
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Window-shadow causes weird bugs in Google Chrome

I'm coding a website, just with a text editor and my browser. I use Sublime Text 3 and Google Chrome. When I hover my text editor over my browser, the background color of my site gets a bit darker in ...
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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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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 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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Why can't I rename document from the top of the window anymore?

I've re-installed my old system (10.7.5) and "things are different!" Is there a setting somewhere I need to change? I always used to rename a document from the top of the document with that little ...
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Adding GREPs to TextEdit

I was wondering if it is possible to augment TextEdit to have GREP like features (auto style words from a reference list), or at least if a script can be run that would periodically find/replace the ...
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Xcode 6 editor syntax highlighting - bold/italic font not displayed correctly

In Xcode, I have a theme which uses bold and/or italic typeface (mainly in Menlo family) for certain types of tokens. With keywords, there is no problem, keywords are displayed correctly as ...
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Text selection in terminal without mouse - moving cursor using arrow keys

I recently moved from a well-configured Ubuntu to Mac. I used Emacs for many years but I am too lazy to re-install it (and re-configure it). One of the useful features in Emacs shell is that you can ...
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Which text editors provide full screen, multi-page/column, flowing views?

I think Word might do this, but I'm looking for other options. I would like to edit long documents displayed as three or four flowing columns in a full screen view. Flowing means if I delete a line ...
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How can the gutter in TextMate 2 be disabled?

Is there a means to disable the gutter in TextMate 2 on OS X? This was apparently possible in previous versions of TextMate. TextMate version 2.0-beta.8 OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
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Highlight text replaces but keeps the highlight area causing more text to get replaced… What do?

I'm currently using a 2013 MBP with Yosemite 10.10.3. This seems to be system specific because it happens on Sublime, Atom, Mail, TextEdit, or whatever text editor I'm using that highlights text. ...
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To include an index of same words to TextMate?

Assume you have words like aciclovir acyclovir which are the same. You search "acyclovir wound". You miss the first word if no index. How can you include an index to TextMate which is taken ...
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How to disable delay for text dragging globally in OS X Yosemite?

My question is exactly the same as this one. I have tried both Tinkertool and defaults write -g NSDragAndDropTextDelay -int [a number]in the two answers of that question. However, none of these can ...
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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 ...