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Release Highlights

  • Multi-select tabs to view them side-by-side
  • Context-aware auto complete by finding similar code elsewhere in the current project
  • Symbols have kind information that is shown for completions and navigation
  • Theme can follow system dark mode preference and title bars can be themed on all platforms
  • Syntax highlighting now supports back-tracking and inheritance
  • Many syntax highlighting improvements as well as builtin TypeScript, JSX and TSX support
  • GPU rendering for improved performance. Enabled by default on macOS
  • ARM64 support for Linux and macOS (Apple Silicon)
  • Many plugin API additions particularly to better support plugins like LSP
  • Python 3.8 support for plugins

GPU Rendering

  • New hardware_acceleration setting will composite the UI on the GPU
  • By default, GPU rendering is enabled on Mac, and disabled on Windows and Linux
  • Details about the active GPU will be displayed in the Console

Context-aware Auto Complete

  • The auto complete engine now suggests completions based on patterns in existing code
  • Uses the entire project as a source, instead of just the current view
  • Plugins may specify symbol kind info to be displayed in suggestions list

Tab Multi-Select

  • Multiple tabs can be selected using ctrl/cmd, their contents will be shown side-by-side
  • Selecting multiple files from the sidebar will also preview them simultaneously
  • Included themes have a tab connector joining the active sheet and tab when using sheet multi-select
  • The sidebar can now select multiple files using alt
  • Goto Anything allows opening tabs side-by-side using ctrl/cmd
  • The Definition popup has a dedicated button for opening files side-by-side
  • Multiple tabs can also be selected from the tab dropdown
  • The menu Selection/Tab Selection contains various options for manipulating tab multi-select
  • File/New View into File has been replaced by File/Split View using multi-select

Python 3.8 API

  • Added a Python 3.8 API environment for plugins
  • Plugins can choose Python version via .python-version file in plugin folder
  • Existing plugins are fully supported via legacy Python 3.3 API
  • Many API improvements and additions - see API section for more details

Goto Symbol

  • Goto Symbol in Project is now significantly faster on huge projects
  • Icons are now shown next to symbols, indicating the symbol kind
  • Symbols with 3 characters or less are now indexed

Syntax Definitions

  • Added out of the box support for TypeScript, JSX and TSX - thanks to Thomas Smith
  • Added ability to 'branch' within syntax definitions, for non-deterministic or multi-line constructs
  • Many syntax highlighting improvements, including significant improvements to:
    • Erlang, with thanks to deathaxe
  • Significantly improved load times, match times and reduced cache size on disk
  • embed is now lazy loaded, resulting in much higher performance for syntaxes like markdown
  • Added branch and fail for non-deterministic parsing
  • Added version: 2 to fix edge cases while retaining backwards compatibility
  • Added extends to inherit from another syntax definition. Multiple inheritance is supported, provided all parents have the same base syntax
  • Added hidden_extensions
  • Allow using pop alongside push/set/embed/branch
  • Fixed a performance issue with bounded repeats in regular expressions
  • Syntax tests can now assert that reindent is working as expected
  • Syntax tests can now assert that symbols are indexed
  • Prevent infinite include loops via with_prototype
  • Fixed a number of scope related bugs
  • Fixed some regex capture related bugs
  • Added more information to the Show Scope Name popup

OS Compatibility

  • The following operating systems are no longer supported as a result of adding Python 3.8:
    • OS X 10.7
    • OS X 10.8
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista

Platform Integration

  • Added automatic dark/light theme and color scheme switching, based on OS theme changes
  • subl - can now be used to read from stdin on all platforms
  • Windows will remember their Virtual Desktop/Space/Workspace, controlled by the remember_workspace setting
  • Scroll bars now follow platform conventions when clicking on them. Configurable using Scroll Bar.sublime-mousemap
  • Mac: Releases use universal binaries with Apple Silicon support
  • Mac: Updated icon to follow macOS 11 style
  • Mac: Windows will now stay maximized when using Mac window tabs
  • Mac: Fix various issues with the wrong cursor being used
  • Linux: ARM64 builds are now available
  • Linux: Text drag and drop is now supported
  • Linux: Added proper support for Wayland
  • Linux: Touch screen events are now handled
  • Linux: Better support for copy+paste with other applications that don't support utf8 text
  • Linux: Native file dialogs like those for KDE will be used when configured
  • Windows: IME preview and multi-select support
  • Windows, Linux: Added support for custom title bars
  • Windows, Linux: Use vsync for animations instead of a fixed 60hz
  • Mac, Linux: Improved compatibility with some keyboard layouts

Application Behavior

  • Added Safe Mode, to simulate a clean install. Enabled by passing --safe-mode on the command line or holding shift+alt/option at startup on Windows/macOS respectively
  • Added Help/Report a Bug to link to our public issue tracker
  • Added options to hot_exit setting to control behavior when the last window is closed
  • Fixed a possible case where an update loses the current session
  • Settings containing a UTF-8 BOM will no longer fail to load
  • Added support for previewing TGA and PSD images
  • Added close_deleted_files setting to control behavior of session restoration when files have been deleted on disk
  • Popup windows now use virtual windows for improved performance
  • Improved performance when loading files with very long lines
  • Improved rendering performance on very long lines
  • Improved performance with large session files
  • Data directories have dropped the '3', though if a '3' directory still exists it will be used
  • Mac: Quick Switch Project now works without any windows open
  • Mac, Linux: The cache and index are now located in the proper location (~/.cache and ~/Library/Caches respectively)

Auto Complete

  • Typing the full tab trigger of a snippet will move it to the top of the results
  • Manually typing in the only available completion will hide the auto complete popup
  • .sublime-completion files can now specify annotation, kind and details
  • Ranking quality improvements
  • Improved behavior of completions starting with non-word characters
  • auto_complete_trailing_symbols is now disabled by default
  • cancelCompletion will no longer prevent manual invocation
  • Added the auto_complete_when_likely setting
  • Added auto_complete_preserve_order setting
  • Added auto_complete_include_snippets_when_typing setting
  • Added auto_complete_use_index setting
  • Added auto_complete_use_history setting to control if previous choices are automatically selected
  • Running the auto_complete command when auto complete is already showing will re-query plugins for results
  • auto_complete_selector now applies to the position before the just-typed in character, matching auto_complete_triggers

Input Handling

  • Modifier key taps can now be used as part of a key binding. For example, ['ctrl', 'ctrl'] will trigger when Ctrl is pressed twice without pressing any other keys in between
  • Linux: AltGr can now be used in key bindings via altgr
  • Linux: Added a workaround for a touchscreen driver bug, which would cause right click and mouse scrolling to stop working
  • Linux: When the menu is hidden, pressing alt will show it
  • Mac: Fix Pinyin input
  • Mac: Keypad keys can now be bound to as expected
  • Mac: Added key bindings for macOS application tabs
  • Windows, Linux: Hide mouse cursor when typing. Controlled via hide_pointer_while_typing setting
  • Windows, Linux: Fixed being unable to bind Ctrl+Break

Editor Control

  • Added File/Print, which prints via a browser
  • Added Edit/Copy as HTML
  • Build systems now use new annotations functionality instead of phantoms, reducing re-flow
  • Undo history is preserved in the session
  • Comments and layout are preserved when programmatically editing preferences
  • Caret blinking is disabled by default. Set caret_style setting to smooth for previous behavior
  • Improved automatic indentation detection
  • Added relative line numbers, controlled by the relative_line_numbers setting
  • Added setting scroll_context_lines
  • Added setting hide_pointer_while_typing
  • Added setting control_character_style
  • Added Project/Recent/Remove Deleted
  • Added chain command to run multiple commands in series
  • switch_file command now handles filenames with compound extensions
  • The scroll_past_end setting now supports customizing the scroll distance using numbers from 0.0 to 1.0
  • Double-clicking a semi-transient sheet's tab will now fully open the sheet
  • trim_trailing_white_space_on_save can now be set to 'not_on_caret'
  • trim_trailing_white_space_on_save now trims only newly inserted trailing whitespace by default. Controlled via trim_only_modified_white_space setting
  • Expanded draw_white_space setting, supporting leading and trailing white space
  • Unicode white space characters, such as the zero width no-break space, are now drawn as hex values. Controlled via draw_unicode_white_space setting
  • Fixed spelling correction to support languages with upper case characters after start of word
  • Added commands to simplify customizing the active theme or color scheme
  • Quick Switch Project will open the selected project in a new window if Ctrl (Cmd on Mac) is held down
  • Added wrap_width_style preference
  • Added console_max_history_lines
  • Added additional settings to control the status bar: show_sidebar_button, show_indentation and show_syntax
  • Console now uses Python syntax highlighting by default
  • Added Central European (Mac) encoding support
  • Key Bindings: Join Lines is now on Ctrl+Shift+J / Cmd+Shift+J
  • Key Bindings: Expand Selection to Indentation is no longer bound by default
  • Key Bindings: Ctrl+J / Cmd+J is now used as a prefix for sequential key bindings, similar to Ctrl+K / Cmd+K
  • Code Folding: fixed some edge-case incorrect behaviors
  • Linux: Added support for alternate font weight names
  • Linux: Selection is no longer cleared when another application makes a selection
  • Linux: Added Ctrl+Space to trigger Auto Complete
  • Linux, Windows: Added Alt+Shift+Left Mouse Button as an alternative column selection binding
  • Linux, Windows: Added Shift+F10 key binding to open the context menu

Text Commands

  • Macros now record Find commands
  • Reworked Jump Back and Jump Forward commands
  • Improved behavior of Wrap Paragraph
  • Improved behavior of Swap Lines
  • Added Revert Diff Hunk
  • Added Selection/Expand Selection as a general mechanism to expand the selection
  • Selection/Split into Lines will now split a selection into words if the selection doesn't contain any newlines
  • Show a sum in the status bar when there are multiple selections and all of them are numbers
  • set_file_type command now accepts 'scope:' prefixed syntax names
  • Fixed sort_lines replacing unicode newlines with regular ones

Snippets

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  • Added auto_complete_include_snippets setting, for disabling auto complete integration
  • Added ignored_snippets setting, for disabling default snippets

Indexing (Goto Definition)

  • Files ignored by .gitignore are not indexed by default. Controlled via index_exclude_gitignore setting
  • Files without known extensions are no longer indexed by default. Controlled via index_skip_unknown_extensions setting
  • Improved behavior with constantly changing files
  • Significantly improved load times

Files and Folders

  • Saving files is now asynchronous
  • Improved performance when adding directories with extreme amounts of files
  • When save_on_focus_lost is enabled, closing an unsaved file will save and close it, instead of prompting to save
  • Improved behavior of save_on_focus_lost in conjunction with administrator owned files
  • Added reload_file_on_change setting to control if files are automatically reloaded or not
  • folder_exclude_patterns and folder_include_patterns now support project-relative paths, by starting the path with //
  • Folders in the sidebar can be recursively expanded via alt+arrow key
  • Added preview_on_click setting to support only previewing files on left click
  • Windows: Fixed Open Containing Folder for UNC paths
  • Windows: Fixed Save dialog not showing for new files with control characters on the first line
  • Windows: Fixed Ctrl+Backspace inserting a DEL character when a dialog is open in the background
  • Linux: Fix recreated directories not working correctly with file change monitoring
  • Linux: Recursively expanding and collapsing sidebar folders now works with alt or super

Find

  • Find results are highlighted on the scroll bar, controlled by highlight_find_results_in_scrollbar
  • Find in Selection now highlights the area that will be searched
  • Commands can now be run without the find panel having input focus
  • Fix keypad enter not working in find panel
  • Improved find history behavior
  • Find: Various performance improvements with large files using graceful degradation
  • Find: Fixed adjacent matches being skipped when find in selection is in use
  • Find: Fixed find in selection option not being cleared when changing tabs
  • Find: Selection will no longer be reset after Find All is used when finding in selection
  • Find: Results are now properly highlighted on Find All when close_find_after_find_all is turned off
  • Find in Files: Improved performance with large numbers of matches
  • Find in Files: Can now filter by .gitignore
  • Find in Files: Added Preserve Case option for replacements
  • Find in Files: Fix not recursing into directories on networked file systems
  • Find in Files: Hide rulers by default in find results
  • Find in Files: Added Find/Cancel Find in Files menu item
  • Find in Files: Binary file patterns are applied when an explicit folder is given
  • Find in Files: Using 'Find in Folder…' from the sidebar context menu will apply project file filters
  • Find in Files: Added close_find_after_find_all preference
  • Find in Files: Added close_find_after_replace_all preference

UI

  • Changed default color scheme to Mariana
  • Added Default Dark theme
  • Added themed_title_bar setting
  • Changed file tab style, adding file_tab_style setting
  • Goto Symbol shows more information about symbols
  • Definitions hover popup shows more information about symbols
  • Sheets without input focus are now dimmed when using included themes
  • Added a New Tab button in the tab bar, and hide_new_tab_button setting
  • Added show_tab_close_buttons_on_left setting
  • Added highlight_gutter and highlight_line_number settings
  • Added the ability to auto hide the menu, tabs, and status bar when typing. See auto_hide_menu and related settings
  • Window title bar can be controlled by show_rel_path and show_project_first settings
  • Tab context menu now includes Close Unmodified Files and Close Deleted Files entries
  • Side bar row highlights now properly reflect the selected tabs
  • Color Schemes: Added glow font option
  • Color Schemes: Added support for the underline font style
  • Color Schemes: Added new property, inactive_selection_border
  • Color Schemes: Slightly darkened the background of Mariana
  • Color Schemes: Added support for stippled_underline and squiggly_underline
  • Color Schemes: .hidden-tmTheme files are now supported by the .sublime-color-scheme convertor
  • Themes: Included themes use variables extensively, making customization simpler
  • Themes: Added style property for title_bar element, for better integration with OS 'dark modes'
  • Themes: The tree_row for the file with input focus now gets the attribute highlighted
  • Themes: The settings key now supports objects, with keys being settings and values being a boolean, string or array of strings
  • Themes: Added sheet_contents class to text, image and HTML sheets
  • Themes: Added the background_modifier property for sheet_contents
  • Themes: Added a number of new attributes to tab_control for richer tab theming
  • Themes: The highlighted attribute is only applied to the most recently active sheet, rather that the most recently active sheet in each group
  • Themes: tab_control and sheet_contents classes now synchronize their highlighted and hover attributes
  • Themes: tooltip controls now support animations to their opacity
  • Linux: Show sequential key bindings in the menu
  • Linux: Fixed context menu position being slightly offset

Spell Checking

  • Updated dictionaries
  • Added support for non-utf8 dictionaries
  • Updated Hunspell for improved suggestions
  • System dictionaries are now available on Linux
  • Dictionaries in ~/Library/Spelling are now available on Mac

Rendering

  • Properly query glyph extents in order to avoid cutting off large glyphs
  • Windows, Linux: Added support for per-display subpixel ordering
  • Mac: Improved window resize performance
  • Windows: Fixed rendering bug where other applications could cause persistent artifacts via window animations
  • Windows: Add support for color emoji

API

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  • Improved coverage of plugin profiling
  • The cProfile module is now included on Linux
  • Added HTML sheets, which can be created via window.new_html_sheet()
  • repr now works as expected
  • Updated OpenSSL to 1.1.1j
  • .sublime-commands files now support filtering commands via the 'platform' key
  • Minihtml now handles list-style-type CSS property - circle, square and disc
  • Minihtml now processes subl: links, running them as commands
  • Minihtml now supports white-space: nowrap
  • Improved minihtml rendering performance
  • EventListener has many new features and bug fixes
    • on_query_completions() can now
      • Return suggestions asynchronously
      • Return command completions
      • Include symbol kind information
    • New: on_init() is called once with list of views opened before plugin was loaded
    • New: on_exit() is called immediately before plugin_host exits, after API is shut down
    • New: on_text_changed() and on_text_changed_async() provide detailed modification info
    • New methods:
      • on_reload()
      • on_revert()
      • on_new_window()
      • on_new_window_async()
      • on_pre_close_window()
      • on_pre_move()
      • on_post_move()
      • on_post_move_async()
      • on_new_project()
      • on_new_project_async()
      • on_load_project()
      • on_load_project_async()
      • on_pre_save_project()
      • on_post_save_project()
      • on_post_save_project_async()
      • on_pre_close_project()
      • on_associate_buffer()
    • Fixed on_selection_modified() to not be called twice when left clicking
    • Fixed on_selection_modified() begin called on non-selection state changes
  • New TextChangeListener for getting callbacks when a text buffer is changed
    • Can be dynamically bound to a Buffer using TextChangeListener.attach and TextChangeListener.detach
    • Methods:
      • on_text_changed()
      • on_text_changed_async()
      • on_revert()
      • on_revert_async()
      • on_reload()
      • on_reload_async()
  • Sheet has some new methods:
    • file_name()
    • group()
    • close()
    • is_semi_transient()
    • Sheet.is_transient
  • View has a number of changes and improvements
    • Fixed newly created views not having a valid viewport before being returned to the API
    • add_regions() now has an annotations parameter, to allow adding a per-region annotation to the buffer. The exec command uses this API for build errors
    • add_regions() calls that add an underline now have that underline applied to whitespace characters
    • show() now takes keep_to_left and animate parameters
    • text_point() and related functions now accept a clamp_column parameter
    • Added 'glow' to style_for_scope()
    • Added View.rowcol_utf8(), View.rowcol_utf16(), View.text_point_utf8() and View.text_point_utf16()
    • Added sublime.KEEP_ON_SELECTION_MODIFIED, which can be passed to show_popup()
    • New: element() returns a string describing widget views (find input, quick panel input, etc)
    • New: assign_syntax() sets the syntax used in a view, supports Syntax objects, paths and scope selectors
    • New: syntax() returns the currently set Syntax
    • New: clones()
    • New: sheet() and sheet_id()
    • New: export_to_html()
  • Window has some changes and improvements:
    • show_quick_panel now accepts placeholder text, via the placeholder argument
    • Added sublime.CLEAR_TO_RIGHT and sublime.SEMI_TRANSIENT for use with open_file()
    • Added the flag sublime.REPLACE_MRU for use with open_file(). When multiple sheets are selected, this flag will cause the opened file to replace the most recently used sheet with the file being opened
    • Added the flag sublime.WANT_EVENT for use with show_quick_panel(). This will pass an event dict to the on_select callback. The dict will contain the key modifier_keys, which will be a dict that may contain zero or more of the keys: primary, ctrl, super, alt, altgr
    • open_file now accepts sublime.ADD_TO_SELECTION as a flag
    • New: selected_sheets(), selected_sheets_in_group() and select_sheets()
    • New: workspace_file_name()
    • New: bring_to_front()
  • sublime.ok_cancel_dialog() and sublime.yes_no_cancel_dialog() now accept an optional title parameter
  • Added sublime.open_dialog, sublime.save_dialog and sublime.select_folder_dialog
  • Syntax definitions can be queried via sublime.list_syntaxes(), sublime.find_syntax(), sublime.syntax_from_path(), sublime.find_syntax_by_name(), sublime.find_syntax_by_scope(), and sublime.find_syntax_for_file(). They return Syntax objects
  • Improved sys.stdout to extend io.TextIOBase
  • sublime.executable_path(), sublime.packages_path(), sublime.installed_packages_path() and sublime.cache_path() may now be called at import time
  • Added sublime.SymbolRegion and sublime.SymbolLocation with corresponding methods on View and Window
  • Fix a bug with popup being stuck open when a popup is shown in the hide event handler of another popup
  • Added open_project_or_workspace command
  • append command has new, optional disable_tab_translation argument
  • Added modifier_keys to event dicts when commands are invoked via a menu
  • Added sublime.DYNAMIC_COMPLETIONS. on_query_completions() can return this flag to indicate that completion results should be re-queried as the user types
  • Added sublime.INHIBIT_REORDER. Returned by on_query_competions()
  • CompletionItem now accepts a details parameter, which can include basic HTML
  • CommandInputHandler now has an initial_selection() method
  • Added Region.to_tuple and Phantom.to_tuple
  • Fixed ViewEventListener.on_load_async() sometimes not being called
  • Added sublime.QuickPanelItem() with support for kind info, annotations and basic minihtml
  • Plugins may now add selections to the Jump Back history list via the add_jump_record command
  • Plugins may suppress selections from the Jump Back history list via the jump_ignore_selection region
  • Plugins may now disable the default HTML and CSS completions
  • Added Buffer.id() and Buffer.file_name()
  • The TextInputHandler and ListInputHandler classes may define a method want_event() that returns True to receive an extra parameter, an event dict, when the validate() and confirm() methods are called. The dict will contain the key modifier_keys, which will be a dict that may contain zero or more of the keys: primary, ctrl, super, alt, altgr
  • Add sublime.ui_info() for high-level information about the UI
  • Popups will be properly positioned when displayed near the right-hand side of the editor
  • Popups near the right-hand side of the editor with wrapped lines will now be properly sized
  • Added ListInputItem so that ListInputHandler objects can provide kind info, annotations and details
  • Improvements to the API, applied to the new Python 3.8 environment only:
    • bool(sublime.Selection()) will return False when len() 0
    • sublime.load_binary_resource() now returns bytes instead of bytearray
    • Added Selection.__iter__()
    • Added Region.__iter__()
    • Added Region.__contains__()
    • Added Settings.to_dict()
    • Settings can now be treated like a dict
    • Plugins starting with _ will be ignored, __all__ global will be respected
    • Events won't be reported until plugin_loaded() has been called
    • .pyc files can now be imported when contained within .sublime-package files, although they will not be scanned for plugins
  • The certifi Python package is preinstalled
  • Significant performance improvements when rapidly printing to the Console
  • Added sublime.log_control_tree(). When enabled, clicking with ctrl+alt will log the control tree under the mouse to the console
  • Added sublime.log_fps(). When enabled, the render times are tracked and logged
  • Added logging status functions:
    • sublime.get_log_commands()
    • sublime.get_log_input()
    • sublime.get_log_build_systems()
    • sublime.get_log_result_regex()
    • sublime.get_log_indexing()
    • sublime.get_log_fps()
    • sublime.get_log_control_tree()
  • Logging functions are now toggle when no argument is passed:
    • sublime.log_commands()
    • sublime.log_input()
    • sublime.log_build_systems()
    • sublime.log_result_regex()
    • sublime.log_indexing()
    • sublime.log_fps()
    • sublime.log_control_tree()
  • Backwards Compatibility Break: The event parameter passed to commands when a minihtml link is clicked changed from a two-element list to a dict with the keys x and y