News: August 2011

Sublime Text 2 Build 2111

August 31, 2011 by Jon Skinner

Sublime Text 2 Build 2111 is available now, with new features including indent guides, improved project support, new commands for working with HTML, and last but not least, Vintage Mode, adding support for vi key bindings.

Indent guides help visualize the indent levels, and mark out which ones apply to the caret position - they are helpful in long functions. If you prefer a cleaner look without them, they can be disabled by adding "draw_indent_guides": false to your user file settings, which are accessible from the "Preferences/File Settings - User" menu.

Indent Guides

There are two new commands to help work with HTML:

  • Close Tag: Closes the closest unclosed tag. This is bound to Command+Alt+. on OS X, and Alt+. on Windows and Linux
  • Expand Selection To Tag: Press once to select the contents of the current tag. Press more times to gradually select more. This is bound to Command+Shift+A on OS X, and Ctrl+Shift+A on Windows and Linux)

Project support has been improved, with projects now split into two files: sublime-project files containing the project definition, and sublime-workspace files containing the session data. The sublime-project files are now suitable for checking into version control.

Existing projects will be converted into the new format when loaded. The projects are more flexible, and include the ability to exclude specfic file patterns, provide file setting overrides, and project specific build systems. Full details on the project format are listed in the Project Documentation

Vintage Mode is another new feature in Build 2111, providing support for vi key bindings. It's disabled by default, follow the instructions in the Vintage Documentation to enable it.

There are many other improvements in 2111, too - the full list is in the changelog, on the Sublime Text 2 page.

Sublime Text 2 Build 2095

August 3, 2011 by Jon Skinner

Sublime Text 2 Build 2095 is available now. It addresses a few issues with build 2091, which were mostly OS X related - only OS X users will receive update notifications. If you're reading this on Windows or Linux, updating is still recommended.

On another note, if you're using OS X Lion with multiple monitors, you may want to disable Lion-style full screen support so you can still use the other monitor when Sublime Text 2 is in full screen mode. This can be done by adding the line:

"use_simple_full_screen": true

to your global settings, which are accessible from the "Preferences/Global Settings - User" menu item.