By josh / May 30, 2014

The one thing in Sublime that you can’t live without …

It hit me like a smack in the face.

Join Lines. One of the very first editor productivity tips I ever learned.

At the time, I think I was using Notepad++.

When I discovered that there was a keyboard shortcut to join two lines of code, removing the hard return and extra whitespace, I couldn’t believe how much time and effort I’d wasted doing it by hand. Usually with the mouse, I’m ashamed to admit…

(Sublime has this same feature, naturally. It’s in the menu under Edit | Line | Join Lines.)

To this day, Join Lines one of my favorite shortcuts.

How about you? I’d like to hear about your favorite Sublime tip.

What’s the one thing in Sublime you can’t live without?

How did you discover it?

What problem does it solve for you?

Do you have any unusual ways of using it?

Just leave a comment now and tell me.

I’ll include my favorite responses in future posts.

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Dan Beeston - October 1, 2015

Learning the hot keys for [swap line up] (ctrl super up) and [swap line down] (ctrl super down) has ruined other text programs for me. I’ve also created new hot keys for indent in and out so that they match (ctrl super left & right). It makes moving lines really natural.

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