Maybe some of these tips will help:


On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:44 PM, Mathieu Godart <> wrote:
Dear Kevin,

2. My TM (also 1.5.7, but 1464) also has this problem, but only with
"brown folders".

David, is your problem also happening with "brown folders" only?

Best regards,


Mathieu Godart

Skype: mathieu_godart

ASIC Integration Manager
Coolsand Technologies

Le 30 oct. 08 à 22:44, Kevin Ridgway a écrit :

> 1. You may want to check that your "context" that your in for a
> particular file is in fact "Ruby", or "Ruby on Rails", or "HTML
> (Rails)",  you can do this with a keyboard shortcut, by hitting CTRL +
> ALT + SHIFT + R and then choose the appropriate context from the popup
> menu, for the current file.  I bet that might be your problem there.
> 2. Hmm my Textmate version doesn't do that: 1.5.7 (1436).  You can
> find your version by going to the TextMate menu in the upper left hand
> corner of you screen when Textmate is open, and Select "About
> TextMate" from the menu.  Make sure you have the latest version, by
> going to the same "TextMate" menu, but then going to "Preferences",
> then select the "Software Update" tab, and make sure that
> "Automatically check for updates" is checked, and that to the right of
> "Watch for:", "Cutting Edge" is selected, and you'll get the latest
> and greatest TextMate automagically.
> 3. Auto code-completion is based on what your "context" is (see number
> one above).  Once you've chosen the appropriate context, you can then
> start typing a function or tag, and then hit the ESC key, and it will
> show you the appropriate functions that it could possibly be for it.
> That's as far as "code completion" goes right now for TextMate,
> however there are other magical things that are helpful:
> -Go to Bundles > Ruby on Rails menu item and take a look at the
> keyboard shortcuts for commonly used things.  For instance, under
> "Controllers" you'll see a bevy of awesomeness.  Those are "Tab
> Completions", type the part of the word shown on the left, and hit
> tab, and BOOM!, magic.  Usually it will allow you to tab through the
> appropriate places within the code, once it's written it.
> -My favorite: CTRL + ALT + T at any time, and start typing what you're
> looking for, and you can find all the pre-built functions, etc for
> that context!!!!!
> I hope that answers you're questions.  While I probably can't answer
> your "Ruby Bundle specific questions", I'm sure the mailing list RoRs
> will be able to help.
> -Kevin R.
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM, David Park
> <> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I just started using TextMate for programming Ruby on Rails apps.
>> I have
>> encountered some problems using it and would appreciate any help I
>> could get
>> in figuring out how to fix them.  Below are the three problems that
>> I've run
>> into:
>> 1. TextMate is inconsistent about when it colorizes code in .erb
>> file.  When
>> I open some files, TextMate colorizes the code correctly.  But on
>> other .erb
>> files, TextMate doesn't colorize at all.
>> 2. TextMate closes the folder tree on my project.  When I navigate
>> from my
>> browser or terminal window to TextMate, I'll often find that the
>> folder tree
>> has been closed.  This is really annoying because then I have to
>> click on
>> all the folders so that I can navigate to the files that I want.
>> Is there
>> any way to get TextMate to just remember the folder tree state?
>> 3. TextMate doesn't do auto code completion.  I've seen some videos
>> that
>> show TextMate doing autocompletion via snippets.  How do I turn on
>> the auto
>> code completion?
>> Thanks for all your help!
>> David
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