The Mug of Sublime Text
A tribute to the Mug of VI
Sublime Text is at its most sublime when you can remember its most useful and delightful keyboard shortcuts. Thus, I created this reference focused on keyboard shortcuts that are part of ST's default installation. (A few keymap customizations are too awesome to be ignored; I have included the keymap customizations in the repo for these cases.)
This project doesn't include keyboard commands that are fairly standard to the operating system; such as Ctrl Shift t to re-open the most recently closed tab.
Commands have been tested in Windows and OSX (sorry Linux folks). For OSX, use Command in place of Ctrl, unless otherwise noted.
- Ctrl Shift a
- Select contents of tag. Again to select the tag. (Cmd Shift a on OSX.)
- Ctrl Shift m
- Select contents of brackets; again to select the brackets too.
- Ctrl Shift Space
- Select attribute value (plus quotes); again to select tag. (Cmd Shift Space on OSX).
- Ctrl l
- Select the current line. (Subsequent presses of l while holding Ctrl will select lines further down.)
- Ctrl Shift l
- Change highlighted block into a multi-selection.
- Go to next occurence of searched-for text. (Cmd g on OSX.) Add shift to go backwards.
- Alt F3
- Select all occurrences of the highlighted text. (Ctrl Cmd g on OSX.)
- Ctrl d
- Add next occurrence of selection as a multi-selection.
- Ctrl Shift [
- Fold highlighted text out of view. Ctrl Shift ] to unfold. (Option Command [ and Option Command ] to fold and unfold on OSX.)
- Ctrl Alt DownArrow
- Add line below as multi-selection (UpArrow for line above).
- Shift Right Click
- Select columns of text. (Or middle click.) Option click on OSX.
- Ctrl c
- Copy selected text. When nothing is selected, ST will copy/cut the current line of text. (Ctrl x to cut currently selected line.) You can disable this by adding
"copy_with_empty_selection": false to your Preferences.sublime-settings file.)
- Ctrl /
- Comment the highlighted text (or current line); again to un-comment.
- Alt Shift w
- Wrap selection with tag. (Ctrl Shift w on OSX).
- Ctrl Shift k
- Delete current line(s).
- Ctrl Shift d (Cmd Shift d on OSX.)
- Duplicate line(s).
- Ctrl j
- Join line below cursor to current line of text.
- Ctrl Shift j
- Join all highlighted lines into a single line.
- Ctrl Shift UpArrow/DownArrow (Ctrl Cmd UpArrow/DownArrow on OSX)
- Swap current line (or selected block) with the line above or below.
- Ctrl Backspace
- Delete word in front of cursor.
- Ctrl Del
- Delete word behind cursor.
- Ctrl k u
- Delete from cursor to beginning of line. (Cmd Delete on OSX.)
- Ctrl k k
- Delete from cursor to end of line. (Cmd k k on OSX.)
- Ctrl k u
- Uppercase selected text.
- Ctrl k l
- Lowercase selected text.
- Ctrl ]
- Indent selected text one level. Ctrl [ to un-indent one level.
- Ctrl m
- Move cursor to opening or closing backet. Use Ctrl Alt j for HTML tags with Emmet.
- Ctrl F2
- Add / remove bookmark. (Command Fn F2 on OSX.)
- Move cursor to next bookmark. Shift F2 to move to previous bookmark. (Fn F2 / Shift Fn F2 on OSX.)
- Alt F2
- Select all bookmarks.
- Ctrl Shift F2
- Remove all bookmarks.
- Ctrl g
- Move cursor to line number (using Goto Anything palette).
- Ctrl r
- Move cursor to "symbol". Examples: function, class, header, or code block.
- Ctrl Home/End
- Move cursor to beginning / end of file. (Cmd UpArrow/DownArrow in OSX.)
Environment / View
- Alt Shift 1
- Switch to single column layout. (Option Cmd 1 on OSX.)
- Alt Shift 2
- Switch to 2 column layout. (Option Cmd 2 on OSX.)
- Ctrl +
- Increase text size.
- Ctrl -
- Decrease text size.
- Ctrl k t
- Fold all tag attributes.
- Ctrl k 2
- Fold all code deeper than 2 tags, except cursor's current location.
- Ctrl k j
- Unfold all folded code.
With Customized Keymap
- Ctrl Shift r
- Tidy Selected HTML (Edit > Line > Reindent).
- Ctrl v
- Newly pasted text will use existing indentation; Ctrl Shift v for standard paste.
- Ctrl Shift w
- Close all open files.
- Alt w
- Toggle word wrap on or off. (Fn w on OSX.)
- Ctrl k i
- Titlecase selected text.
Wicked Cool Stuff
Ctrl Shift p to open the Command Palette, then select one of the below from the list.
- HTML: Encode Special Characters
- Encode ampersands, less than signs and even accented letters within highlighted text.
- Ctrl ,
- Select tag contents (if cursor in contents) or tag (if cursor in tag).
- Ctrl Shift .
- Select item; (attribute or tag). Ctrl Shift , to select previous. Buggy (Shift Command .) in OSX.
- Ctrl u
- Insert dimensions into an image.
- Ctrl '
- Encode image as Base 64.
- Ctrl Alt j
- Move cursor to open tag; again to move cursor to closing tag.
- Shift Ctrl ;
- Delete parent start and end tag from cursor position.
- Ctrl UpArrow/DownArrow
- Increase/Decrease Value by 1; add Alt to increment by 10.
- Ctrl e
- Change highlighted text into open and close XML tags.
See http://docs.emmet.io/cheat-sheet/ for more super powerful snippets / expansions provided by Emmet.io.
- Sort selected lines. Ctrl F9 for case-sensitive sort. See also Edit > Permute Lines and Selection (multi-selection).
- "Current" means where the cursor is, or a selected block.
- Don't put "+" in a command unless the user has to actually hit the plus key.
- Upper case indicates special keys like Space and Shift. On standard letters, upper case is only used if required.
- Ctrl k is the "extra commands opener" which leads to a lot of awesome keyboard commands. Keep holding Ctrl / Cmd while pressing the other keys.