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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Text file preview failing in Finder (perhaps due to Sublime Text?)

I can no longer preview text files (e.g. .txt) in Finder. All I get is a preview pane showing a black square and TEXT. Other files such as .tex files show a normal preview of the contents just fine....
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Which text editors for iPhone support tabs and editing files in Dropbox in-place?

I've been searching for a text editor on iPhone with the following features: Support for browsing files in Dropbox and editing them in-place. Support for keeping more than one file open at a time and ...
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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 non-...
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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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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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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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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....
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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 add link to Sublime Text?

Just installed fresh copy of El Capitan and as usual started to install stuff... And suddenly faced strange problem. I'm using Sublime Text. It provides bin called subl, which allow to use it from ...
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How do I open a file in textwrangler?

I'm learning how to code in Python using TextWrangler as my text editor (using OS X), and I've been unable to open any files. Here's how I want to open the files: file = open("genomic_dna.txt") ...
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Is Xcode the ideal IDE for most development needs, or is app/web/shell/script development not as narrowly approached? [closed]

I'm pretty fluent in the basics of web based languages i.e., HTML(5), CSS(3), php, MySQL, Javascript; although now I'm diving deeper and starting to tackle scripting (Mostly Python and Ruby) & ...
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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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Simple Console Editor for OS X Terminal

I am looking for a simple console text editor for OS X to run in a terminal. I have used “Joe” for many years, and it’s very good, but I am looking for one that is simpler. In particular I would ...
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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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How to edit many lines at once in TextMate?

I am testing my first Chromebook and its Caret editor. I would like to have the feature called "editing many lines at once" by holding CMD and clicking appropriate lines, like in sublime but much ...
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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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kate editor with built-in terminal

For programming it is very convenient to have a built-in terminal inside a text editor. Therefore my favorite text editor on KDE-Linux is kate which has great ability of a built-in terminal below the ...
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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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automatic save before “Run in Terminal” in BBEdit

I am a new BBEdit user, with a long experience as TextWrangler user. In TextWrangler, I am used at running python scripts with the command "Run in Terminal", and in TextWrangler the default behaviour ...
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Code viewer with color syntax integrated to the finder preview panel

On Windows there is a great extension for the preview panel. It shows the content of the selected file as if it was opened in a code editor. This is integrated into the preview panel (no popup window)...
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How do I succeed setting sublime text 3 as a default text editor on Yosemite? [duplicate]

It's a matter of principle for me as I'm struggling with it for a long time. I had this issue back on Mavericks and now on Yosemite 10.10.5. What I'm trying to do is to set Sublime text 3 as a ...
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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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How to stop TextWrangler changing the text file icon?

I use a several text editors, but every time I save with TextWrangler it changes the file's icon in Finder to a TextWrangler icon with the following extended attributes; com.apple.FinderInfo com....
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Setting to stop opening a new instance of an already open application?

On my iMac this works perfectly. I have application open, I open a file extension handled by that application and it will open in the already open application. Just got a new Macbook Pro and each time ...
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How to indent selection in TextMate?

Situation I would like to indent the selection and move it to right in TextMate. How can you indent this kind of selection?
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Left (or right) border in Apple's Pages

I am writing a Pages (5.5.3) document for my Diploma thesis. I want to create a paragraph style for source code that has a colored border only on one side. Unfortunately, Pages gives me a limited ...
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How to set no tabs in TextMate

I do not want tabs as symbols in Textmate. I would like to them be for instance 4 spaces. How can you make each 'tab' be 4 spaces?
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How to get tab completion for LaTeX in TextMate?

For instance, try; \begin{ite[tab] but you get nothing. How can you have tab completion for LaTeX in TextMate?
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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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Built-in GUI-based ASCII only editor for OS X

I am trying to programmatically invoke an OS X editor from a script which: does not add smart quotes or any non-ascii characters while editing will work "out of the box" on any standard mac system ...
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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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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 it possible to enable Code Folding in Xcode for Bash scripts?

I work a lot with bash scripts and some of them can get pretty lengthy. Up until now, I've been using BBEdit as my editor of choice because of the way it handles locked files and permissions. But ... ...
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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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OSX: modifying text selection with ⌘⇧→ and ⌘⇧←

I've selected some text using my keyboard, starting at the bottom line and moving up (the | character indicates the cursor position): AAA |{BBB CCC DDD} EEE FFF Now, I would like to change ...
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iOS: open text file with not text extension

Trying to get SSH private key from *.pk file. Currently use app to extract this file from "external source" and it gives me an options to open this file in mail app / dropbox / btsync but not in ...
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Text editor quotation mark woes

In text editor my quotation marks keep getting replaced by non ascii versions. So if I am editing an XML document the double vertical line type quotation mark keeps getting auto-replaced by the curly ...
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Where phpstorm indexes located? And how to change location path?

I have small space on internal hdd. Therefore I use external hdd. My phpstorm projects are located there. If external hdd has been reconnected phpstorm project needs to be reindexed. It takes too ...
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Arbitrary Editor for Mac

I need a text editor on mac that could open arbitrary file and show its content. Edit: I dont want to "decode" the files, I just want to read them byte by byte, as they are sitting on the filesystem,...
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How to open a new c++ file with a predefined template in Sublime Text?

I am keen to know if there is a way to open not an empty new file but a new file with some predefined template. I participate in online coding contests and for every new file (which I save as a '.cpp')...
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What's the difference between entering return, option (⌥) + return and ctrl + return in TextEdit?

I don't seen anything different like below picture.
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Markdown editor with folders as local libraries

I need beautiful editor that can 'import' more then one local folders as libraries. This would let me search files only from these folders/libraries. But the crucial thing is to have local folders ...
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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 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 (i....
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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 NYT19981018....