Sublime Text 2 Commands For Mac

sublime-text-logoSublime Text 2 is a really nice text editor with a lot of power behind it. It also has a “Vintage” mode for folks who fancy vim, such as myself. I also happen to enjoy exploring new software, especially text editors, and Sublime Text 2 is my current favorite text editor. The only majorly annoying thing about Sublime Text 2 is the way it handles word wrapping. Periods (.) can sometimes wrap to the next line making it look like you have a mistake in your writing. This is only a problem when writing paragraphs, like in Markdown for blog posts.

Not all of the keyboard commands listed in the standard documentation map on to Mac OS X all that well. Below is a list of the keyboard shortcuts to various commands for Mac OS X.

This list is also available on github.


⌘T go to file
⌘⌃P go to project
⌘R go to methods
⌃G go to line
⌘KB toggle side bar
⌘⇧P command prompt
⌃ ` python console
⌘⇧N new window (useful for new project)


⌘L select line (repeat select next lines)
⌘D select word (repeat select others occurrences in context for multiple editing)
⌃⇧M select content into brackets
⌘⇧↩ insert line before
⌘↩ inter line after
⌃⇧K delete line
⌘KK delete from cursor to end of line
⌘K⌫ delete from cursor to start of line
⌘⇧D duplicate line(s)
⌘J join lines
⌘KU upper case
⌘KL lower case
⌘ / comment
⌘⌥ / block comment
⌘Y redo or repeat
⌘⇧V past and ident
⌃ space autocomplete (repeat to select next suggestion)
⌃M jump to matching brackets
⌘U soft undo (movement undo)
⌘⇧U soft redo (movement redo)


⌘⇧A select content into tag
⌘⌥ . close tag


⌘F find
⌘⌥F replace
⌘⌥G find next occurrence of current word
⌘⌃G select all occurrences of current word for multiple editing
⌘⇧F find in files


⌘⌥1 single column
⌘⌥2 two columns
⌘⌥5 grid (4 groups)
⌃[1,2,3,4] focus group
⌃⇧[1,2,3,4] move file to group
⌘[1,2,3…] select tab


⌘F2 toggle bookmark
F2 next bookmark
⇧F2 previous bookmark
⌘⇧F2 clear bookmarks


⌘K space set mark // ⌘K; for me
⌘KW delete from cursor to mark
⌘KA select from cursor to mark
⌘KG clear mark

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