Sublime Text Setup



Sublime Text is a simple, but powerful text editor that is completely customizable to fit your working style and needs. I have been using it for a while now and have slowly added some settings changes to make it work best for me.

Package Control

The first thing you will want to do is install Package Control. This will allow you to easily install add-ons like themes.

Theme

I use the Spacegray theme with the "Eighties" variation. This is a very dark, minimal theme that is very easy on the eyes. It can be installed with Package Control.

Settings

To see what settings are available, and a description of each, take a look at Packages/Default/Preferences.sublime-settings. You can access this file from the Preferences/Settings - Default menu item. When you've found some settings you'd like to change, add them to your User Settings (accessible from the Preferences/Settings - User menu), so they're preserved when upgrading.

Here are the settings that I am currently using:

{
	"auto_complete": false,
	"auto_close_tags": false,
	"color_scheme": "Packages/Theme - Spacegray/base16-eighties.dark.tmTheme",
	"create_window_at_startup": false,
	"drag_text": false,
	"draw_white_space": "all",
	"font_face": "Menlo",
	"font_size": 14,
	"highlight_line": true,
	"highlight_modified_tabs": true,
	"open_files_in_new_window": false,
	"spell_check": true,
	"tab_completion": false,
	"theme": "Spacegray Eighties.sublime-theme",
	"trim_trailing_white_space_on_save": true
}

Key Bindings

You can also add or change key commands in key bindings. The key bindings file is accessible in the Preferences/Key Bindings - Default menu item. When you've found some key bindings you'd like to change, add them to your User Key Bindings (accessible from the Preferences/Key Bindings - User menu), so they're preserved when upgrading.

I currently only have one key binding setup and that is to change the command+T key command to open a new tab, just like a web browser.

[
    { "keys": ["super+t"], "command": "new_file" }
]