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TextMate Screencast

Small movies showing various TextMate features.


Working With Comments

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 10:45:00 +0000

This screencast has five tips on working with comments, including toggling comments on/off, commenting a subset of a line, inserting comment blocks and a short section on how to insert todo lists inside a comment block.

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Creating Snippets With Code

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 03:06:00 +0000

In this screencast Dr Nic shows how a simple class snippet can be made smart and use embedded ruby code to derive the class name from the current file name.

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Dialog Part 2

Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:18:00 +0000

Shows how to have values (such as selected items from a list) returned and how to work with updating on-screen dialogs from your script. This is a continuation of the “Using tm_dialog Part 1” screencast.

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Filter Through Command

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 08:24:00 +0000

Short example of using TextMate’s Filter Through Command functionality. This tool allows you to send input from TextMate to shell commands and use the output produced by those commands as needed. Recorded and narrated by James Edward Gray II.

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AppleScript Bundle Part 2

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 04:41:00 +0000

Jacob Rus shows how to integrate TextMate’s AppleScript bundle with Script Editor, including installing the Edit in TextMate input manager, saving compiled script applications and droplets from Script Editor, and quickly opening applications’ scripting dictionaries.

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AppleScript Bundle Part 1

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:50:00 +0000

Jacob Rus demonstrates the basics of the AppleScript bundle, including running scripts from within TextMate, adding basic user-interactive dialogs, and looking up AppleScript documentation.

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Using tm_dialog Part 1

Sat, 28 Oct 2006 03:45:00 +0000

The new system in TextMate for presenting dialogs allows you to create a custom interface in Interface Builder and then ask TextMate to present it as was it native. This is without writing any code at all. This is part one of a series of screencasts about tm_dialog

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Text Transformations (in HTML)

Mon, 16 Oct 2006 09:37:00 +0000

Various useful key equivalents and text transformations for HTML, amongst others how to obfuscate email addresses in your web page.

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Ruby Unit Tests and More

Thu, 14 Sep 2006 05:27:00 +0000

James Edward Gray shows how to apply unit tests to solving Ruby Quiz #84: Generating Pascal’s Triangle. In the process he also demonstrates a lot of features from the Ruby bundle and explains conventions and rationale behind them.

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Searching and Hyperlinking

Wed, 26 Jul 2006 11:11:30 +0000

First a short intro to how you can search the bundle items. Then a few actions related to turning book titles into canonical Amazon links and/or making words/phrases links with Google’s “I Feel Lucky” but without using a web browser.

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Blogging From TextMate

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 00:00:00 +0000

The blogging bundle allows you to post or update blog entries, preview them, upload accompanying images, and supports the various humane text formats in addition to plain HTML. This screencast shows how to set it up and demonstrates fetching, posting, and image upload.

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Objective-C Part 2

Sat, 29 Apr 2006 00:00:00 +0000

Part 2 of demonstrating features specific to Objective-C/C++. This time: documentation lookups, reformatting method signatures, and auto-insertion of brackets, alloc/init, and missing include lines.

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Inserting HTML Tags

Fri, 28 Apr 2006 00:00:00 +0000

Four ways to efficiently have HTML tags inserted into your document without having to type the angle brackets or type both a start and end tag. Also shows a bit of multi-line editing, in particular dealing with list items of varying lengths.

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Working With Numbers & Columns

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 00:00:00 +0000

Basic calculations from inside TextMate including how to add/subtract numbers in column formatted text, and how to do various other column related operations.

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Scope Based Customization

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 00:00:00 +0000

Very advanced behavior adjusting customizations can be done in a matter of minutes by making good use of scope selectors and language grammars. This screencast shows a few of these.

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Rails Bundle Improvements

Wed, 15 Mar 2006 00:00:00 +0000

Duane Johnson has made several cool improvements to the Rails bundle which are shown off in this screencast. These improvements will be available out-of-the-box in TextMate 1.5.1 but you can also grab the updated bundle now. For more info visit — this page also has a high-res version of this screencast.

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Objective-C Snippets

Wed, 15 Mar 2006 00:00:00 +0000

Some of the Objective-C snippets responsible for my increased productivity :) It was recorded and narrated by myself (Allan Odgaard) and lack of a script made me forget a few points, amongst other that the user should look in the Objective-C bundle (Bundle Editor) and the chapters on snippets and scope selectors (manual) for more information.

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Context Sensitive Snippet Expansion

Sun, 05 Mar 2006 00:00:00 +0000

Oliver Taylor shows how snippet expansion can be made context sensitive plus a few other features of TextMate. This is one of several screencasts which introduce the user to writing screenplays in TextMate. For more info visit

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Screenwriting Bundle

Sun, 05 Mar 2006 00:00:00 +0000

This video goes through the behavioral features of the screenwriting bundle by Oliver Taylor. It should be interesting even for non-screenwriters, as it is an impressive demonstration of how much automation one can achieve without writing a single line of code (the author of the screenwriting bundle is not a programmer). This is one of several screencasts which introduce the user to writing screenplays in TextMate. For more info visit

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LaTeX Projects

Sun, 29 Jan 2006 00:00:00 +0000

Learn how to use TextMate's project window, how to set up a master LaTeX file, references, label completion, and the magic that is pdfsync. Comment on this screencast here:

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LaTeX Intro

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 00:00:00 +0000

This is the first of several screencasts focusing on the LaTeX bundle. Recorded and narrated by Charilaos Skiadas.

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Python Usage 101

Fri, 25 Nov 2005 00:00:00 +0000

Domenico Carbotta shows how to write a small Python program using some useful Python shortcuts like an intelligent class snippet for auto-initialization of object data, and how to run the program from within TextMate.

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