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Gary Storey

Super Simple Sublime Text 3 Setup

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This is a super-simple, super-basic Sublime Text 3 setup. It goes through downloading of the application, installing Package Control and a few basic Packages. It does not, go through a ton of "How-To"'s.

Download and Install Sublime Text 3

You can download from the Sublime Text download page. Once you have downloaded the appropriate version for your OS, install it. You're not an idiot so I'm sure you can do that without my step-by-step instructions.

Install Package Control

The first thing you will want to install is Package Control. Follow the on-page instructions to get it setup and now you are ready to go to town.

Launch Sublime Text 3 and click Preferences -> Package Control. Then on the pop up list, type "install" or click Package Control: Install Package". Another popup appears. This popup contains all the packages that are available to install. Anything you type here will act as a filter for the packages. For instance, if you type "angular", then all the packages that have that word in them will show up. Click on the item to install it.

The End.

Install Packages

You can see a list of all the Packages sorted by popularity, stars, etc on the Package Control homepage. Some of the packages I currently use:

Sublime Text 2 - Useful Shortcuts (PC)

Full Documentation :


Ctrl+Ccopy current line (if no selection)
Ctrl+Xcut current line (if no selection))
Ctrl+⇧+Kdelete line
Ctrl+↩insert line after
Ctrl+⇧+↩insert line before
Ctrl+⇧+↑move line (or selection) up
Ctrl+Lselect line (repeat to select next lines)
Ctrl+Dselect word (repeat select others occurrences in context for multiple editing)
Ctrl+Mjump to closing bracket for current code, repeat to jump to opening bracket
Ctrl+⇧+Mselect all contents of the current brackets (curly brackets, square brackets, parentheses)
Ctrl+KKdelete from cursor to end of line
Ctrl+K+⌫delete from cursor to start of line
Ctrl+]indent current line(s)
Ctrl+⇧+Dduplicate line(s)
Ctrl+Jjoin line below to the end of the current line
Ctrl+ /comment/un-comment current line
Ctrl+⇧+/block comment current selection
Ctrl+Yredo, or repeat last keyboard shortcut command
Ctrl+⇧+Vpaste and indent correctly
Ctrl+Spaceselect next auto-complete suggestion
Ctrl+Usoft undo (somehow undoes your movements; it jumps to your last change before undoing it when you repeat this command)

Navigation/Goto Anywhere

Ctrl+Pquick-open files by name in your project (doesn't seem to need an actual project set up, it just searches in the directories around the currently-opened file
Ctrl+Rgoto symbol (functions and classes) in the file. Same as *Ctrl+P*, then type *@*
Ctrl+;goto word in current file. Same as *Ctrl+P*, then type *#*
Ctrl+Ggoto line in current file. Same as *Ctrl+P*, then type *:*


Ctrl+⇧+Pcommand prompt
Ctrl+KBtoggle side bar


Ctrl+⇧+Ffind in files


Ctrl+⇧+topen last closed tab (just like in your browser)
Ctrl+PgDncycle down through open tabs
Ctrl+PgUpcycle up through open tabs
Ctrl+⇆cycle through last tabs (repeat to go back further in history)

Split window

Alt+⇧+2split into two columns
Alt+⇧+1revert to single column
Alt+⇧+5grid (4 groups)
Ctrl+[1,2,3,4]jump to "group" (pane)
Ctrl+⇧+[1,2,3,4]move file to specified group


Ctrl+F2toggle bookmark
F2next bookmark
⇧+F2previous bookmark
Ctrl+⇧+F2clear bookmarks

Text manipulation

Ctrl+KUupper case
Ctrl+KLlower case

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There you go. Enjoy!

'Til next time.


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