Alright folks, sorry for the necro post but since there is no information on the internet in how to resolve this problem, I feel this information might not be that wrong here.
I ran into this problem multiple times. First on my old macbook, now on my new retina one.
The "ignore_inodes": true settings didn't do anything for me. Why should sublime text want to ignore inodes anyway? The whole system is using inodes.
I am not using any projects. I tried adding a few files to a project and played with the project settings, but no luck.
I am not syncing my stuff with dropbox, I have everything locally.
Not a single symlinks / hardlink across all my projects
Here is what I did to resolve this issue, in the following order. I am still unsure which one finally resolved it though:
- Disabled dropbox and restarted my computer. I read that dropbox adds a ton of FSEvents which could interfere with other systems using FSEvent as well.
- Let disk utility repair my disk
- Let disk utility fix all disk permissions
- Killed my spotlight index with
sudo mdutil -E /
sudo mdutil -i on /
- Restarted again
Spotlight is still busy reindexing my entire disk, but folders are refreshing again and ST3 applies config changes right away without the need to restart the editor.
Running Mac OS X 10.9.2 and ST3 build 3062
If any of these steps resolved it for you, please share your feedback