On 6 Jul 2016, at 17:08, Curt Sellmer wrote:

I was playing around with the new 'theme' setting in ./.tm_properties.
It was my understanding that all of these selectors should apply the
setting to this file? What am missing?

It might be the precedence.

Try use Bundles → Select Bundle Item… (⌃⌘T) and switch to Settings (⌘}) then enter “theme” and see if it doesn’t find all your settings, but just sorts them in a way you do not expect.

The gotcha here is that a scoped setting (like text.xml) takes precedence over a file pattern match (like *.xml), even when the latter is “more local” (in the file system).

This is something I am considering changing.