TextMate really is growing on me or how to activate project drawer via keyboard

Posted by Tim Connor Thu, 29 Mar 2007 19:50:00 GMT

TextMate may not be an obtrusive, in-your-face, I’ll do that for you", IDE in the style Visual Studio, but the more I use it the more I like it. I think it fits the Mac better, somehow, both the pretty-side and the *nix roots – it’s like vim or emacs with a pretty gui. I could go on about all it’s little not readily apparent niceties that you discover as you start to use it, and I might over time, but first….

After getting QuickSilver set-up I’v been trying to rely on my mouse less. After a bit of that I was still constantly using the mouse for one particular task in TextMate, which lead me to a question: how to activate project drawer via keyboard?

CTRL-TAB will switch you back and forth between the drawer and the editor. Combine that with option-command(aka open apple)-[right|left] arrow for tab switching and you hardly need your mouse.

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