Sublime Text 3 Heaven

from Essays — Kenneth Reitz

Feb 2, 2017, 6:29:30 AM

I decided to revisit my editor configuration the other night, and experimented with every possible editor I could think of / imagine. I heavily configured vim (neovim), PyCharm, Eclipse, Emacs (Spacemacs), VSCode, Atom, Textual, and more. I knew I was going to stay put with my choice of Sublime Text 3 (which I have been using for 5+ years), but it's nice to have validation.

So, I decided to rebuild that configuration from scratch as well. I ended up with a very happy setup that I wanted to share with you. Here's a screencast of myself writing a little bit of code and pushing it to GitHub with this setup. 


Sublime UI Theme: Material

Sublime Text Extensions:

  • Anaconda — fantastic Python "IDE" support for Sublime Text. Just works, does everything you'd want it to do, including code completion and PEP8 checking. 
  • Color Highlighter — highlights colors present in code as the value provided (great for css).
  • Emmet  fantastic HTML shortcut utility. 
  • Package Control — (obviously)
  • SideBarEnhancements enhances the sidebar context menu options. Easily create new files and folders, etc. 
  • Themr — easily switch between themes.


Version Control:

  • GitGutter — display git diff information in the gutter of Sublime Text — extremely useful! Keeps track of added/removed lines. 
  • GitSavvy — very useful tool for committing/pushing with Git right from Sublime! 
  • GitStatusBar — shows git repo status in the bottom bar of Sublime Text. 



Syntax Packages:

  • Tomorrow Night Italics Color Scheme — italics for code comments, for Operator Mono
  • fish-shell — syntax highlighting for fish scripts. 
  • Jinja2 — syntax hilighting and snippets for jinjia2 templates.
  • RestructuredText Improved —syntax highlighting for RST files. 
  • requirementstxt — syntax highlighting for requirements.txt files. 
  • TOML — syntax highlighting for TOML. 
  • VimL — syntax highlighting for VimL. 

Fun Toys:

  • ASCII Decorator — right click on text, and turn it into ASCII art. 
  • Glue — terminal instance within Sublime. 
  • GitAutoCommit — a nifty little plugin that lets you set certian repos to automatically commit on save (useful for notes, etc). 
  • SublimeXiki — get the power of Xiki (shown in the screencast above, at the end) in Sublime!

User Key Bindings

    { "keys": ["super+2"], "command": "next_bookmark" },
    { "keys": ["super+1"], "command": "prev_bookmark" },
    { "keys": ["super+3"], "command": "toggle_bookmark" },
    { "keys": ["super+shift+3"], "command": "clear_bookmarks" },
    {"keys": ["super+g"], "command": "git_status"},
        "keys": ["super+d"],
        "command": "set_layout",
            "cols": [0.0, 0.5, 1.0],
            "rows": [0.0, 1.0],
            "cells": [[0, 0, 1, 1], [1, 0, 2, 1]]

User Settings

    "auto_complete": false,
    "close_windows_when_empty": true,
    "color_scheme": "Packages/User/SublimeLinter/Tomorrow-Night-Italics (SL).tmTheme",
    "draw_white_space": "all",
    "find_selected_text": true,
    "fold_buttons": false,
    "font_face": "Operator Mono SSm Light",
    "font_size": 12.0,
    "highlight_line": true,
    "hot_exit": false,
    "material_theme_accent_orange": true,
    "material_theme_accent_scrollbars": true,
    "material_theme_appbar_orange": true,
    "material_theme_arrow_folders": true,
    "material_theme_bullet_tree_indicator": true,
    "material_theme_compact_sidebar": true,
    "material_theme_contrast_mode": true,
    "material_theme_small_statusbar": true,
    "material_theme_small_tab": true,
    "material_theme_tree_headings": false,
    "remember_open_files": false,
    "theme": "Material-Theme-Darker.sublime-theme",
    "translate_tabs_to_spaces": true,
    "trim_trailing_white_space_on_save": true

That's it! Enjoy :)