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    Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    Supposed to be very similar to Sublime:
    http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/atom-...pa-update.html

    but it's only available as 64-bit.
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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    Yep. I've been using it all week and I'm impressed. You'll have to install some extra packages like project-manger if you want to mimic all of sublimes features for now https://atom.io/packages/search?q=project-manger

    Its stable, has good Git intergration and supports many lanuages https://atom.io/packages/search?utf8...%93&q=language.

    I really like the Monokai theme. Also recommend adding the Autocomplete Plus package.

    You should have play if you haven't already?

    Oh it trims whitespace by default. You may wish to look up that package and switch it off or use something like https://github.com/zhengjia/rstrip to "fix" you're project in a single commit.
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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    I just wanted to say thank you for making this thread
    this editor seems to be awesome i just tried it out, have not really done any real work with it yet but so far i really like it, i have been using geany till now wishing it had better syntax highlighting, especially handling in-line JS in HTML files

    the santax higlighting is great even handles regex in js
    i installed the autocomplete plus and auto complete paths addon and disabled them and cant seem to enable them
    when ever i hit / it opened a bottom panel
    edit: re-enabled them by editing .atom/config.cson
    it is no longer opening that bottom panel web inspector anymore, no idea why it was opening on me

    also grabed the color picker addon, seems it was made for a mac keyboard
    is there a way to press a "cmd" key on a windows keyboard?
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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    ... i have been using geany till now wishing it had better syntax highlighting, especially handling in-line JS in HTML files

    ...
    Can you upload (pastebin an html file that has in-line js). It's possible you may get better results with another colorscheme (theme). Some are here: https://github.com/kugel-/geany-themes.

    Re. the rest, I haven't installed Atom as yet but hope to do so soon. I'm interested in the markdown preview option.

    Linux Action Show looked at Atom at around 6:15 into this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YQpwoxBAY8
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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Can you upload (pastebin an html file that has in-line js). It's possible you may get better results with another colorscheme (theme). Some are here: https://github.com/kugel-/geany-themes.

    Re. the rest, I haven't installed Atom as yet but hope to do so soon. I'm interested in the markdown preview option.

    Linux Action Show looked at Atom at around 6:15 into this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YQpwoxBAY8
    i think you miss read that, was saying it was better in atom, but the lack of highlight +mid click to copy/paste is getting on my nerves
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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    Alt should be the same as Cmd but doesn't seem to always work and I can confirm its not for Color Picker. Hmmm maybe Unity's HUD is interferring this can be configured http://askubuntu.com/questions/15195...o-show-the-hud

    If you select a package and click the "Open in Atom" button you can change the keymap to something like "ctrl-alt-c". I think you need to restart Atom for that change to take effect. Also if the package is updated you'll need to apply your change again.

    Looks like the middle click issue is going to fixed soon - https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/2244

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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    it cant be unity messing with it here, i am using xfwm4
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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    Oh right sorry.

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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    I've tried it. It's a nice, clean editor with a beautiful user interface, but configuration is too cumbersome and insufficient for my preferences.

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    Re: Anyone tried Atom Text Editor?

    I like vim, which supports all the features of Atom

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