Sublime Text 2 Cheat Sheet

on October 31, 2012
(1 minute read)’s a cheat sheet for the awesome Sublime Text 2 code editor with my most used key shortcuts and tricks:

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Multi Cursors

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Multiple cursors is one of the best features of Sublime.

  • Control+D to select the next occurence of the current selection.
  • Control+Click to place an extra cursor


  • Control+H: Find and replace
  • Control+Shift+F: Find text in project files
  • Control+P: Find file in the project


Always forget to use them but have seen Mark (the back-end developer in my team) using it and it is a workflow game-changing:

  • Control+F2: Add/Remove bookmarks
  • Shift+F2: Jump to next bookmark


  • Control+’: show the console
  • Control+Shift+P: Find and run all commands in Sublime (some cool commands are “Convert spaces to tabs” to clean up files as well as the use of Sublime Snippets)
  • Control+K and then Control+B to show or hide the sidebar
  • Control+/ to comment the selected lines (inline mode)
  • Control+Shift+/ to comment the selected lines (block mode)
  • Control+Shift+T to reopen a recently closed tab

Useful plugins

Zen Coding

  • Control+Alt+Enter: Enter a CSS haiku

All Autocomplete

  • Control+P, then type the name of a file and then
    • : to go to a specific line
    • @ to list and search all the available functions, variables, methods, classes, etc. in that file
    • # to list and search any text in the file

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