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Is it possible to auto focus the side-bar upon opening? I am not able to form a proper command in my keymap file...

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See the answer to this question: Change reveal_in_side_bar to toggle_side_bar

Edit: It wasn't working for me either, but I thought it was something I was doing. Anyway, this works (for now):

import sublime, sublime_plugin

class ToggleSideBarAndFocusCommand(sublime_plugin.WindowCommand):
    def run(self):

Run in python terminal with:



{ "keys": ["ctrl+shift+9"], "command": "toggle_side_bar_and_focus" },
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Is this working for you? I can't seem to get it right. This is what I've got:; does nothing – mreq Nov 1 '12 at 16:58
Working for me on ST3 but this is flawed in a small way. It toggles the Side Bar visibility but doesn't toggle the focus. When you toggle it to the closed state, the focus remains there. – megadr01d Jul 5 at 17:06

I've wrote a new plugin to do exactly the same you mentioned, take a look

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Yes I catched it from the Package Control's RSS :) Will check it out, thanks! – mreq Jun 11 '14 at 18:22
Hope it can be useful, anything please feel free to ping me! =) – Miguelgraz Jun 11 '14 at 18:25
@Miguelgraz Unless I'm missing something, your plugin only works if the opened file is present in the sidebar project (even with View > Side Bar > Show Open Files enabled . The OP asks about opening the sidebar and focusing it (the last selected item, anyhting). – megadr01d Jul 5 at 16:55

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