I love SublimeText 3, but the only thing stopping me from buying a licence is the lack of decent touch(pad) support. I often work on the road, and some decent swipe/scroll support on touch and touchpad would be nice. Am I missing something in the settings, or is this simply not implemented in ST3?

Devices that I know have this problem. If you have this problem as well and your device is not listed, please leave a comment.

  • Surface Pro 3
  • Surface Pro 2
  • Dell XPS 13(z)
  • Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

This question seems to attract quite some attention still, and I'm sorry to inform that the developers are aware of this problem but a fix hasn't been announced. If you have a GitHub account, you can reply to this issue thread. Reply +1 [your device] so the developers know which devices have this problem. You can also simply create a new GitHub account.

  • What exactly are you trying to do? You should be able to scroll using your touchpad. What other functions are you looking for?
    – MattDMo
    Dec 19, 2014 at 15:32
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    @MattDMo In any programme, I can scroll by moving two fingers up and down the touchpad, but that doesn't work in Sublime. Also scrolling by touch (swiping on a touchscreen) doesn't work. Dec 19, 2014 at 15:34
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    For those who are curious: since the devs over at Sublime don't seem to care about this issue, I swapped it out for the new editor by GitHub: Atom. This programme doesn't have this issue! Do note, though, that it has only recently reached version 1.0, so it's got a lot of things that not to be fixed, but you can use it just fine. Pros: it's free, as open-source as it can be, and founded y the guys at GitHub - so it promises to be the best open-source editor yet! Jul 7, 2015 at 19:36
  • I'm using a Lenovo T450, and surface pro 4 and the two finger touch pad scrolling is working now. Maybe it has been resolved. Touch screen scrolling is not working in my case though. Nov 21, 2016 at 2:43
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the issue has been fixed by the developers.github.com/SublimeTextIssues/Core/issues/… Apr 2, 2019 at 11:08

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According to the GitHub issue, the problem has been solved last year in build 3136. Current build is 3207, so updating Sublime Text to latest stable version should fix the issue.


I found that it only works in sublime if you hide the menu at the top, or if you go into fullscreen / distraction free mode.

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