A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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file changes — notification and diff

I'm looking for a way to be notified if a text file changes (Windows 7), and be offered a file diff upon such a change. For example, the text editor Notepad++ does part of this, notifying me of an ...
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Installing sublime text plugins all at once

Is there a way to install all the sublime text 2 plugins that you would like to install all at once. In Notepad++, there is a plugin manager which lets you install all the plugins you want to install ...
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How to insert a real tab with Vim SuperTab plugin if completion fails

I really like vim SuperTab plugin. But there is a little problem I have. When there is no keyword to complete the plugin doesn't insert a real tab but instead it tries to complete the word with ...
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Plugin for Notepad++ 5.8.6 to list bookmarks of current file

Is there a plug-in for Notepad++ 5.8.6 (the last version before the huge ugly Find dialog!) to list all bookmarks set for current tab in a dockable window? The user should be able to jump to any ...
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vim in Console2 on Windows doesn't colour code?

I'm using Console2 on Windows with Cygwin. Using Windows vim (on my PATH), the colour coding doesn't seem to display in Console2? Using vim from cmd does colour code.
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Vim project plugin \R not refreshing new directories created

I'm using the vim project plugin to manage a project, and whenever a new file goes in I need to use \R to refresh the project tree. This is fine, but I recently created a new directory in the tree, ...
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How to make sublime text editor highlight left bar area on active code block

Sometimes I feal lost while coding on sublime text editor as it doesn't highlight the left bar as others ides/text editors do what I am talking about is the light violet color on line numbers as in ...
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Is there a way to fix multi-line indenting in Sublime Text 3 so that it adds the indenting characters for the first line inside the selection?

When I select several lines in Sublime Text 3 and indent them as a block (using either Tab or Ctrl + ]), it adds the new whitespace characters at the beginning of the first line outside the selection ...
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Win7 regedit falsely reports successful merge

I'm trying to hijack notepad with the hack described at http://www.flos-freeware.ch/doc/notepad2-Replacement.html. I created a registry file to do this, but it won't work. The confusing thing is ...
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How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?

I'm reading a pdf book that contains programming code, when I copy the code and past it in, say visual studio, the doulbe quotation marks changes from this(") to this (”) which leads to syntax errors. ...
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How do I change the global font-size in Coda 2?

I've been looking for ages to find out how to set a global font-size in Coda 2. If I set the font-size to 30px in one document, as soon as I switch it goes back to the default font size. So basically ...
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Pasting text with hyperlinks to WordPad

When i copy a text with hyperlinks like under bla bla bla bla bla to WordPad, hyperlinks turn into plain text like bla bla bla bla bla Am i doing something wrong or it is the Wordpad which ...
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open file from Cloud9's terminal (bash) in its IDE

What command would open a file in the default editor of Cloud9's IDE from within its own terminal bash shell? I tried xdg-open and gnome-open but those opens in emacs.
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wrap for unspaced languages in emacs

Emacs has a nice wrapping mode called visual-line-mode that is pretty good at sensibly wrapping text. However, it depends almost completely on spaces, which causes the below failure in unspaced ...
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Which command line text editor has the closest keybindings to Notepadd++, Gedit, or Kate (or any modern CUA style editor)?

I'm looking for a text editor that has an amazing common user access (CUA) mode (or can be configured to have it) that resembles closely modern editors like Notepad++, Gedit, Kate, Sublime, etc. I've ...
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Get sublime text 2 (sublimecodeintel) to parse mason

So Sublime Text 2 seems to getting a lot of love lately. I am using the Sublime Code intel plugin, for auto completion. The problem is, it does not recognize .mi files as MASON files. I looked into ...
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Sublime Text 3: How to enable autocomplete with Tab and Enter / Return

When I first select a choice with the Tab key from the list of choices, the autocomplete choice is not committed, when I come back and try again, it works. Why does it work the second time and fail ...
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logical cursor movement in notepad++

How to enable logical cursor movement for bidirectional texts in notepad++? Like Notepad on Windows. Now when I start moving through text using arrow keys on keyboard after reaching a RTL sentence ...
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Sublime Text 3: Move caret up/down between displayed lines

With soft-wrapping enabled, 1 text line could occupy multiple displayed lines -- depending on how wide the window is. By default Up/Down arrows move carets between actual lines. I was wondering ...
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Komodo Edit: file save command disabled

In Komodo Edit, save button seems to always remain disabled after I make changes to any file. What could be the cause? How do I make the option enabled and save a file? The file is local, not ...
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How to get block comments in user defined language to work properly in notepad++?

I am building a definition for a propriatery language that uses c style comment blocks. I have set the following: Comment open: /* Comment close: */ Treat keywords as symbols (in Comment Block ...
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Making Google Chrome open Source Code in External Editor

How do I configure Google Chrome to open source files (.c or cpp) in an external editor either using EDITOR variable or emacsclient rather viewing them by itself.
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How do I open a checked out file in a Perforce depot with an external editor on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm using p4v on OS X 10.8. Before I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I could double click a checked out file in a changelist under the "Pending" tab and the file would open in the external editor specified ...
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Creating (or discovering) a very simple multiple frame text organizing program

I would like to either program, or discover a program, which is of the following simple form: The user can produce, analogous to websites in html, X number of resizable frames. Each frame serves as ...
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Rich text editor cross-platform

I'm about to write a thesis and I need to work on it on various devices: a MacBook Pro, a laptop with Windows 7 and an iPad. The problem is to find a way to keep in sync everything. I though of many ...
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Mac text editor that can colour chunks of code?

I'm an avid Textmate user and for the job I'm working on could really do with highlighting large chunks of code. It's a proper soup at the moment and it would be great if I could highlight a chunk and ...
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EditPad Pro saves Python files as Batch file output ()

I am using EditPad Pro and my file type is set to Python. EditPad is great and I like it but recently I was trying to update Google App Engine and I got an error during installation saying that my ...
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Scribes Editor: no toolbar, statusbar or scrolbars visible

I'm planning to give the Scribes text editor a try in everyday usage. Branching ang compiling the Python code went fine, but when I start it up. I don't see any toolbars or statusbars. This Iis all ...
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scrolling search results to center of screen in Microsoft Word

Typically in Microsoft Word if a search result is off the page, the document window will move down to display the result, already selected - but only just barely showing it. Is there a way to make the ...
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A Notepad++ file templates just like pyscripter

In PyScripter when we create a new file templates and use it (Tools > Options > File templates); i can easily give short hand tags like $[ActiveDoc-Name] for automatically update the name of ...
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Notepad++: centralize the screen at the text cursor?

Is there a shortcut to recentralize my vision to the line I am working on with Notepad++, just like emacs' C-l, or something equivalent?
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To compile Pandoc Table in Editor by selection

Pandoc table in Tex document based on this discussion --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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TextWrangler: indent comments at same level as code

In TextWrangler, when I comment a line of code using ⌘+/ it add the comment symbol at column 0. Uncommented: print("test") Commented: # print("test") Is it possible to instead configure ...
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Thunderbird: show current column while composing a message

How do people configure Thunderbird or Icedove to show the current column number in the statusbar when writing draft e-mails? I can not see this option in the 'Preferences -> Composition' Menu. ...
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Can vim/gvim show “self” when editing a Ruby file?

When editing Ruby files in gvim, I'd like to be able to see which Ruby context the cursor is in. For example, if I have a file with several nested modules and classes, I want to be able to see what ...
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Sublime Text 3 Keeps Trying “Caching Information” in the status bar

I have a sublime text 3. and It keeps me showing "Caching Information" in the status bar, for the line I am editing. It seems it is trying to do something and have not been able to finish. Anybody has ...
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How to highlight repeated occurrences of selected text in Edit++?

I am using Edit++ text editor. I want to know that how the highlighting of repeated text selected can be enabled as in Notepad++.
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How To Enable Syntax Highlighting for Nano In Windows?

I am a huge fan of the nano editor, but I can't get the syntax highlighting to work in the windows version. Is it possible to have syntax highlighting in windows?
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Number of terminal rows in Kermit after closing editor

I am connected to an embedded computer target through its RS232, I am using kermit in a terminal. When I use ls, less, and other command line programs, the whole vertical size of my terminal is used. ...
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Highlight other occurrences of selection regardless of word boundaries

I have match_selection turned on, so when I select a word or double-click on it, Sublime Text 3 will highlight all occurrences of it for me. How do I get this behavior for when I select part of a ...
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How do I force FocusWriter to ignore the list of previously opened files on startup?

I made the mistake of trying to open a VeryLargeTextFile with FocusWriter - causing it to promptly crash. Now, every time I try and open up FocusWriter, it tries to open the VeryLargeTextFile, and ...
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Select text with CTRL+SHIFT+M plus one or more line of code in Sublime Text

This is the sample code: Class foo { function one() { // lines of code } function two() { // lines of code } } I know that hitting CTRL+SHIFT+M inside the curly braces of ...
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How to number subsections in Pages on Mac

I'm having an issue with Pages. I'm writing a document with several subsections. The problem is that when I'm using the style (ex: Subsection 2, Subsection 3...), I can't find how to add an index to ...
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Multiple files opened as a single tab?

I'm trying to have a single tab open with more than one file, such that when I run bulk replaces, searches, or other macros, and such that when I want to browse through my application, I won't have ...
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How to edit a remote file with implicit su-ing to another user on remote host

I want to edit files on Unix/Linux servers from my PC (running Linux and/or Windows). However due to security, I cannot log into the remote server as the file owner, but as my named user, then sudo su ...
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How to dumb-down python auto-indentation in sublime text 3

I am using Sublime Text 3, and the auto-indent is a problem for me. Basically, all I want is auto-indent to the same indent level as the previous line, similar to gedit's dumb but predictable ...
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directory tree in Code Runner for Mac

I'm using the CodeRunner app for Mac. On the left hand side, there is a directory of my computer's file system. All of my coding projects are in /Users/ME/Sites, but the directory in CodeRunner shows ...
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Why Windows Server (2008 R2) opens text file slower than Windows Desktop (XP)

I'm running several virtual machines (VMware workstation) on my physical PC (which is a Windows 2008 R2, Core i5 650 and 8 GB DDR3 RAM dual channel): 2x Windows Server 2008 R2 and 1x Windows XP 1st ...
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Text editors with instant replay

Are there any desktop text editors out there that will let you play back the composition of a document, a la Ietherpad? Ietherpad is an online text editor that stores every keystroke instantly and ...
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Bluefish Editor

I am using the "BlueFish" editor for HTML and XML editing. How do I create an XML file in the "Bluefish" editor?