Highlight all copies of the currently selected word.
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What it does

This plugin highlights all copies of a word that's currently selected, or, optionally, highlights all copies of a word which currently has the insertion cursor upon it.


Go to your Packages subdirectory under ST2's data directory:

  • Windows: %APPDATA%\Sublime Text 2
  • OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 2
  • Linux: ~/.config/sublime-text-2
  • Portable Installation: Sublime Text 2/Data

Then clone this repository:

git clone git://github.com/SublimeText/WordHighlight.git

That's it!


Under the Packages/WordHighlight sub-directory, edit the Word Highlight.sublime-settings file:

  • "draw_outlined" : true

    This makes the highlights be drawn as outlines instead of as filled highlights.

  • "mark_occurrences_on_gutter" : true

    If this comes true, icons will be used to mark all occurrences of selected words on the gutter bar. To customize the icons, the property "icon_type_on_gutter" is helpful.

  • "icon_type_on_gutter" : dot

    Normally, there are 4 valid types: dot, circle, bookmark and cross. If you want more, please have a look at folder "Theme - Default" under the "Packages" of Sublime Text (this can be done via menu "Preferences > Browse Packages").

  • "highlight_when_selection_is_empty" : true

    This makes words highlight when the insertion point is inside of them but when they're not actually selected.

  • "highlight_word_under_cursor_when_selection_is_empty" : true

    When the previous option is enabled, this makes the word under the cursor to gain highlighting

  • "highlight_delay" : 0

    This delays highlighting all occurrences using given time (in miliseconds) to let users move cursor around without being distracted with immediate highlights. Default value 0 means almost no delay.

  • "color_scope_name" : "wordhighlight"

    Normally the color of the highlights is the same as the color of comments in your code. If you'd like to customize the color, add the below to your color scheme file and change EDF2E9 to whatever color you want, then change color_scope_name to the scope name in the block you added.

  • "file_size_limit" : 4194304

    Files bigger than this number will put WordHighlight on mode "highlight around view port" (a portion of the document)

  • "when_file_size_limit_search_this_num_of_characters" : 20000

    When a file is bigger than the previous setting. This controls how many characters below and above the view port you want to search for words to highlight