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Re: Better way to edit Settings

Postby isochronous on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:46 pm

Because of the way sublime text 2 works, there is no reason a third-party application can't be written to edit the settings and key bindings. Just like there are third-party mod managers for games (Elder Scrolls games, Diablo games, etc), it should be possible to create a settings editor application that just reads all of the appropriate .sublime-* files, compiles all the possible commands, and then provides a GUI for associating different keystrokes with different commands. Switching between global, syntax specific, etc modes should be no more complicated than selecting the appropriate tab.
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Re: Better way to edit Settings

Postby robertcollier4 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:56 pm

I love that the settings are in a text file - it is so much easier and faster to find and edit settings.

Given that, I can see how sometimes a GUI can also be helpful for non programmers. AutoHotkey is a great tool that could quickly create a GUI that could read and change the values in a text JSON type file. But it will take a programmer to create the GUI - and the programmer probably prefers the text file so he/she will have little desire to create it, haha. Just learn how to edit the text file. :ugeek:
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Re: Better way to edit Settings

Postby franck on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:07 am

I also love json file for settings. Its simple, fast and efficient. Maybe people who find difficult to edit a json file should not use sublime text at all ?

I think the only thing that could confuse some people new to sublime text is to use "Settings - User" instead of "Settings - Default" for the customization.
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Re: Better way to edit Settings

Postby sublimator on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:56 pm

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt
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