Use SublimeText 3. It's much faster. Some plugins wont work, others you will need to manually install Python 3 branches and some are already working great. I've found alternatives or working versions of everything I wanted. The pain is worth it.

Below are the general configuration and plugins I'm currently using.


The plugins I use, in no particular order.

  • Modific - Show your current uncommitted changes in the gutter.
  • Package Control - Manage Sublime packages.
  • SublimeGit - Advanced Git plugin (this one is commercial).
  • SublimePythonIDE - Linting and completion. Very nicely focused to Python development.
  • Theme - Soda - A better default theme. This makes the project bar match the main window!
  • Wrap Plus - Auto wrap comment bocks to 80 chars.


    "bold_folder_labels": true,
    "caret_style": "phase",
    "create_window_at_startup": false,
    "dictionary": "Packages/Language - English/en_GB.dic",
    "draw_white_space": "selection",
    "ensure_newline_at_eof_on_save": true,
    "fade_fold_buttons": false,
    "fold_buttons": true,
    "font_size": 9,
    "highlight_line": true,
    "highlight_modified_tabs": true,
    "open_files_in_new_window": false,
    "pep8": true,
    "pep8_max_line_length": 79,
    "scroll_past_end": true,
    "show_minimap": false,
    "spell_check": true,
    "tab_size": 4,
    "theme": "Soda Dark.sublime-theme",
    "translate_tabs_to_spaces": true,
    "tree_animation_enabled": false,
    "trim_trailing_white_space_on_save": true,
    "vintage_start_in_command_mode": true,
    "word_wrap": false

Key Bindings

The below key bindings, in order are to

  1. super+b, toggle the visibility of the sidebar.
  2. ctrl+alt+up, start multi-line editing with the line above.
  3. ctrl+alt+down, start multi-line editing with the line below.
        "keys": ["super+b"],
        "command": "toggle_side_bar"
        "keys": ["ctrl+alt+up"],
        "command": "select_lines",
        "args": {"forward": false}
        "keys": ["ctrl+alt+down"],
        "command": "select_lines",
        "args": {"forward": true}

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