I created a new theme in textmate in preferences->fonts & colors, and I would like to share it with my friend. But I don't know how to export it.

It would be logical to save my theme automatically to Applications/Textmate/Contents/ShareSupport/Themes but I can't find my new theme there.

So how can I create a my_theme_name.tmTheme file from my theme ?


If you edit a theme and exit TextMate's preferences, it will be saved in

~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Themes

How to create a new theme from scratch:

If you don't see it there, it might not have been saved. I just tried this and it seems to be buggy when you create a copy of an already existing theme.

Make sure you:

  • go to Preferences, Fonts & Colors, Edit Theme List and
  • then click the + button (to create a completely new theme) or ++ button (to copy an existing theme)
  • give it a proper name
  • close the dialogue and edit the theme
  • close the preferences

Then it should be saved.

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  • thanks for your answer, Hmm, I've done exactly this(from scratch) but I don't even have a TextMate folder in my ~/Library/Application Support/ folder :| – Adam May 25 '11 at 17:40
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    Really? This is where it should be, I just tested it again: http://i.imgur.com/SqtmV.png – slhck May 25 '11 at 17:46
  • Whops I've forgot the ~ . It's here thanks very very much! – Adam May 25 '11 at 17:47

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