Bolded folder names in Sublime Text 2


By now you probably have heard about Sublime Text 2. It’s a fantastic text editor, and my personal favorite. One of the biggest downfalls of ST2, in my humble opinion, is the sidebar. You should install SideBarEnhancements to get started, but that doesn’t help with scanning the scaffolding of a large project.

Making folder names bold, as per TextMate helps the situation a little bit. This little known feature was added in Build 2195 on April 16th.

Start by opening your configuration file. You can quickly access it by typing CMD + , on a Mac. Preferences -> User should get you to this same file.

Add the following line anywhere in the document. Don’t forget trailing , if necessary!

"bold_folder_labels": true


I’ve attached my config file in case people are interested.

    "auto_complete_commit_on_tab" : true,
    "caret_style"                 : "phase",
    "color_scheme"                : "Packages/Color Scheme - Default/Tomorrow-Night.tmTheme",
    "draw_minimap_border"         : false,
    "fade_fold_buttons"           : false,
    "find_selected_text"          : true,
    "font_face"                   : "Inconsolata-Dz",
    "highlight_modified_tabs"     : true,
    "bold_folder_labels"          : true,
    "font_options"                : [
    "font_size"                   : 13.0,
    "highlight_line"              : true,
    "indent_to_bracket"           : true,
    "line_padding_bottom"         : 3,
    "overlay_scroll_bars"         : "enabled",
    "scroll_speed"                : 5.0,
    "shift_tab_unindent"          : true,
    "tab_size"                    : 2,
    "translate_tabs_to_spaces"    : true,
    "use_simple_full_screen"      : true

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