new icon! But looks better in the background of the Bundle Editor than
in my dock :(
I like the "smart" syntax/command/snippet/etc control, though my
previous PHP background color is lost! (Guess I'll have to figure out
how to change it back ;)
Paul (jetlagged, thus working at 1:50AM :)
What about adding a preference for tabs that works like this:
When checked, any file clicked on in the project drawer is
automatically added as a tab. This is the current behavior.
When unchecked, you must command-click (or something like that) to add
a file to the tab bar.
This would work well for me, because many times I'm working on a set of
files, but i must refer to other files temporarily (eg to check an
interface). I always forget to close those files and I end up with a
lot of extra files in my tabs that I don't want open for more than a
The idea above would allow you to have a set of open tabbed files that
comprise your working set. Files that are not specifically opened as a
tab will only appear while you are looking at them. When they are being
viewed, all the tabs will be in the off state. When you click a tab
again, the temporary file will disappear. To look at it again you must
choose it from the project drawer.
Come to think of it, this is a bit like the behavior of Safari or
Firefox. Imagine if every page you clicked on became a new tab in your
I was very pleased to find that the TM Service plays well with
Apple's iWork Pages. I love the TM editing service and use it every
day and twice on Sundays... Pages doesn't have any regexp search and
replaces, etc, and it's nice to kick in TM when I need it.
I also am a big fan of the column editing, but that's another story...
Just a positive post while we all try to resist asking Allan when the
next beta's coming out. Doh! Oops.
Eric Hsu, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
San Francisco State University
I have my project drawer open, but how do i make all files open in
textmate? im using php - which open fine, but also xsl, which open in
my old editor (jedit). Shouldnt clicking the file while in textmate,
not open it in textmate?
I recently purchased TextMate and love the product. I start
understanding more of it every day. Kudos to the development team.
I'd like to make a request (or maybe this is currently possible and I
just don't see it?) to be able to have the state of the project be
"remembered" as I open and close projects/TextMate. Meaning, if I have
25 folders in a project, and I have 6 of those folders listing
contents, I'd like that state to show up next time I open TextMate
instead of having to navigate through the project again and open those
I searched the archives and couldn't find any similar requests or
notes, so apologies if this redundant.
P.S. Is there some kind of "intro to TextMate" documentation that
basically runs over what snippets, macros, etc. are and how they are
used/created/handled in TextMate? Just a basic doc on "here's what
makes TextMate great" with some examples would be terrific.
Keep up the good work.
I love textmate to death and use it exclusively for all my development
since its release.
The only area where I wish for some improvement is the file management.
Most of my work is in projects which contain hundreds of files and
folders so this limits the tab bars usefulness quite a bit. It seems
to be easier for me to start several textmate instances one pointing
to different logical parts of the application.
The first and bigger proposal is to bring intelligent file opening to
textmate. This works much like quicksilver. A hotkey opens a edit
window and an attached dropdown window specializes itself more and
more as you type.
A simple search would be "user" which would offer you all files with
the word user in them.
A more complex example would be typing "usrg" with would find
USeR_Gateway.rb, USeRGlobals so on. I recommending installing
quicksilver for a demonstration of the paradigm. Its great emerging
technology and would be a great competitive advantage to have natively
in TM. The same code could later be used to jumping to methods within
Another proposal would be introduction of intelligent tab fading.
During inactivity the least recently used tabs start to fade out and
close themselves after a while. This happens slower when there is lots
of space in the tab bar and faster the more items there are. This
would be great to cut the tab clutter and get rid of files
automatically with which you are done. Currently i'm finding myself
using close all windows all the time.
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http://blog.leetsoft.com - Technical weblog
I have used TextMate for close to a month now and really like it.
One thing I would love to have is vertical guides, that flow from
opening if/while/for til they close( Yes I program in Python, why do you
ask ;) ). Kind of how many mail programs quote messages. Ofcourse there
is a chance that the guide-line will hit a comment or unindented code
(Not in Python though), but it could just skip drawing on that line. The
vertical lines could use different colo[u]rs for different indentation
Another thing that would be nice, was if I could double click a nib-file
in the project drawer and it would launch Interface Builder. Right now
it shows me the contents of the nib folder, meaning I have to open the
nib via the Finder. A step I would rather not do.