Questions tagged [text-editor]

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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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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Can anyone recommend a programmers' editor?

I'm looking for a programmers' editor. I know Xcode and I use it for application programming but I'm looking for something that will: Syntax highlight PHP, SQL, Javascript (including jQuery) and CSS ...
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How do I edit a .plist file?

What's the best application to open and edit a plist file ?
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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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How can I open a text file with TextWrangler from the Terminal (command line)?

Often when I work in the Terminal (the command line) I need to edit some text files. I prefer to edit text files using TextWrangler. How can I open a text file with TextWrangler from the Terminal? I ...
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How do you cope with tons of web fonts when copying and pasting from web pages?

Whenever I copy something from the web and paste it in my Mail or Evernote, or Apple Notes, it always brings the text style from the page and inserts those weird looking fonts in my mail, or notes. ...
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Is there a free, lightweight text editor that isn't text-only but also isn't a heavyweight IDE?

I'm not really satisfied with the text-editors available for Mac OS X. I tried TextWrangler, Smultron, Coda, SubEthaEdit, TextMate and others I do not remember. But none of the above satisfied my ...
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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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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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What are the advantages of Emacs for Mac OS X users?

Over the past year or so I've seen a movement towards switching to Emacs on Mac OS X, often away from TextMate. While I understand the motivation for switching away from TextMate (TM2 is more or less ...
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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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Mac equivalent of Notepad++? [closed]

Brand new Mac user here. Switching over from Windows, where I relied heavily upon Notepad++. Notepad++ is a raw text editor with a ton of convenience features built into it. My favorite is its file ...
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Which text editors take advantage of Lion's Versions feature?

I've been a fervent user of Textmate for many a year, and I hope to continue to be one. However, the versions feature of OSX seems like a great and easy to use idea. I'm mostly doing HTML, CSS and ...
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How to prevent Script Editor from scrolling (and losing cursor location) on compile?

I have some lengthy .scpt files. By "lengthy," I'm talking character counts (excluding spaces) of 200,000. I use Script Editor.app to create and edit AppleScripts (simply because Script Editor was ...
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Simplest way to capture “keystroke representation” to clipboard

I'm trying to create a cheatsheet for an application I use frequently. the cheat sheet will contain the shortcut keys so I can know what to type. Is there a simple way to capture keystrokes using Mac ...
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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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Mac OS X Word 2016 (version 15.24…) Changing Comments' Font Size

The problem is how to make the font size of the MS Word 2016 Comments bigger. There seem to be three obvious paths to a simple Comments font size change. However, when each method is attempted the ...
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bind application to file of particular names(rather than suffix)

I want to open all makefiles with TextWrangler. But since makefiles have no suffix so binding a type of file to TextWrangler does not work. How can I tell Mac to open any file named Makefile with ...
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How do I change the selection in BBEdit's Currently Open Document pane with the keyboard?

When I open more than one document in BBEdit, a Currently Open Documents pane is shown. I can change the selection in the pane (and change the document shown in the editor pane) with the mouse pointer....