I've been using TextMate for years and I'm productive and happy with it. However, I like to try other editors from time to time to see if I'm missing anything. Recently I spent some time learning Vim and I discovered a few things that I particularly liked.
1) Split windows -- not the kind of split windows you normally get in Mac applications, but the Vim style ones. In Vim you can easily navigate from the keyboard to your different splits and choose what files to display in each. Additionally, you don't have to reach for your mouse to create a split. When you split, Vim divides the space up for you which is what you want most of the time. I found that it is very handy when needing to view more than 1 file at a time, which in my case is most of the time. Closing splits is about as easy as they are to create -- all from the keyboard. Multiple windows isn't really the same thing because they are slow to setup and tear down.
2) Selective multifile grep -- in Vim you can use a regular expression to open a set of files, and then just grep across the open files.
3) Don't need arrow keys -- after years of editing with the mouse; I find it painful to reach for it. It hurts my right shoulder and shoulder blade. It even hurts to have to move my hand down to the arrow keys. However, in Vim it is easy to keep your hands resting on your keyboard with your shoulders relaxed. No reaching for the mouse or arrow keys.
TextMate 1 or 2, is there a way to auto-highlight all occurrences of
I was from Windows using EditPlus, when I double-click or Ctrl+W to select
a word, EditPlus is able to automatically highlight all occurrences in a
different background colour, very nice and useful feature.
With TextMate I have to additionally hit Opt+Cmd+F, and highlighting colour
is same as selected word, not eye-catching. I use 'soft' and light
background for selection background but I prefer bright background (eg
yellow) for highlighted words.
Ctr-S not really meets what I need.
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Sometimes when I'm working on a project and jump between branches TM suddenly stops scrolling to the current file when I press "Go to current file" (⌃⌘R) even though the file gets selected.
This is happening for a few months already. I usually fix this by restarting TM, but it's not the best workaround since I lose all the undo history.
Am I the only one getting this? Or I'm just the only one getting annoyed by this?
I've used Whitesmith bracing style for *decades*, and had it kinda-sorta working in TM 1.5.x, though not perfectly. Now I've lost those old settings and for the life of me can't figure out how to get it even close in 2.0. There's clearly something fundamental that I'm missing, but I've spent hours on this off and on over the past few months, and I'm guessing that someone who really understands the rules (and regex) better than I, could get me on the right path in short order. I'd definitely appreciate it.
For those (unfortunate souls) who are not familiar with Whitesmith:
Also, just as a general suggestion, it seems like it would be really helpful to have just a handful of "packaged" example indentation rules for the small handful of common bracing styles, i.e. Allman, K&R, Whitesmith, maybe Gnu. Of course it wouldn't be perfect for everyone, but it could be really helpful as a starting point. If you know of such a set of examples, please point me to them (yes, I've looked). Thanks!
I absolutely love the feature introduced in TM 2 with Lion: being able
to reopen all the windows  after any expected or unexpected events
(rebooting, upgrading, crashes, ...).
What I miss in TextMate though is reopening the windows in the same
desktop where they were before closing the app.
I often have up to 100 files opened at the same time, spread across a
number of desktops and I only reboot the OS about once in a month. But
after every reboot or TM upgrade, I need to sort the windows manually
again which is a bit annoying.
Terminal windows open in exactly the same desktop where they were
closed, the web browser (Chrome) sadly doesn't respect that, about
other software I don't care. I would really love it if TextMate would
remember in which desktop the windows were last opened and reproduce
the exact state after relaunch. I don't know how difficult it would be
to implement that change though.
What do others think about it? Should I enter the feature request in
I seem to be ending up with two TM dock icons quite a bit lately, not 100%
sure but it seems to coincide with when I accept a LiveUpdate.
No causing me a problem but I just wonder if this is normal? Feels like it
might be a bug that nobody has yet reported....
I'm on OS 10.12.1, TM2 (12.26) and Skim 1.4.22 as viewer. Syncing pdf to source works, but not source to pdf. I looked at Skim's user list but couldn't find a solution. I wonder if something has to be done to the LaTeX bundle to restore this ability? Or is it an Apple 10.12 problem and I should wait for an Apple fix....
NVM is a Node Version Manager. I believe it works similarly to RVM (but I’m
not sure). Functionally they do the same thing; allow you to install
multiple versions of Node (or Ruby) and switch between them easily.
For NVM to keep multiple versions in the path it adds ~/.nvm/nvm.sh to your
.bash_profile, which interns amends the "default nvm-node path" to PATH.
Like this, `which node` will return something like
I could simply add that path to TM_PATH, but if node versions change,
TextMate will continue using the old version (or worse).
I’m sure some of you are running into this problem. What have you done to