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Three Months of TextMate

After more then Three Months of Vim I've decided to try three months of TextMate. I had fun working with Vim and learned some nice tricks and it is time to try something new. Vim does have some deficiencies and I'm excited to compare the workflows. The biggest change will be going from a hosted style development process of SSHing into my dev box to developing everything localhost. Not only will I get rid of some lag but I'll be perfecting my deploy processes.

What are your most invaluable TextMate features or tricks?


  1. Cmd-Opt-r can be extremely helpful. I'm currently using it to do customized word counts (eg: count the words, unless they're in headers).

    Cmd-Opt-m starts/stops macro recording. Cmd-Shift-m executes the most recent macro.

    Navigation can be achieved via emacs keys: Ctrl-p, Ctrl-n, Ctrl-f, Ctrl-b, Ctrl-a, Ctrl-e (up, down, right, left, beginning of line, end of line, etc)

    Option-click/drag selects visual blocks. You can type in them, too.

    I don't do PHP or Drupal, so I can't suggest bundles or their features.


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